BRIDGE HUB CODE OF CONDUCT

Purpose

A primary goal of Bridge Hub is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our missions and events, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. We expect all Bridge Hub bootcamp participants or guests to abide by this code of conduct during all Bridge Hub bootcamps and activities. A violation of this code of conduct by a mission participant, alumni, or guest may result in that participant being excluded from any remaining or future mission activities, and in certain cases, may result in their immediate departure from the bootcamp.

Expected Behaviour

All Bridge Hub bootcamp participants and visitors must, in person or online:

  • Be considerate, respectful and collaborative.

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech,

  • Be mindful of their surroundings and of their fellow participants and guests,

  • Alert Bridge Hub management immediately if they notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behaviour

We do not tolerate harassment of any members or visitors in any form. Sexual language or imagery is not appropriate in any part of the office. Members or visitors violating these rules may be banned from further participation in Bridge Hub  activities. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion, the use or display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Members or visitors asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. The following behaviours will not be tolerated at Bridge Hub:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material – either online or in presentations

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information in an inappropriate fashion.

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

  • Inappropriate photography or recording.

  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualised comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances, regardless of the genders involved.

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).

  • Consistent interrogation.

  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behaviour.

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations, or participation that generates a large number of complaints.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour from any Bridge Hub bootcamp participant or guest will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. If a mission participant or guest engages in unacceptable behaviour, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent ban from participation in Bridge Hub activities.

Reporting Guidelines & Contact info

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing xxx

License and attribution

This Code of Conduct is based on the Citizen Code of Conduct and is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Portions of text derived from the Open Source Code of Conduct and Google’s event code of conduct.