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Hacksmiths Code of Conduct

Last updated 25 July 2017

We believe that everyone has the right to be in a safe and welcoming environment when attending events run, or supported, by the Hacksmiths.

More than just a society, we are a community. Being part of this community means:

  • Committing to helping each other
  • Listening to others views
  • Setting an example
  • Treating everyone equally
  • Respecting your environment and the people around you

To represent yourself and Hacksmiths to your very best ability, you must always practice:

  • No violence
  • No harassment
  • No discrimination
  • No inappropriate imagery or content

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Absolutely everyone involved with our activities, including participants, members, sponsors, guests, volunteers, organisers, and our committee members, are subject to our Code of Conduct.

If a person engages in any harassing behaviour, we may take any action we deem appropriate, including (but not limited to) warnings, expulsion, and banning, with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

If you are being harassed, or notice someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Hacksmiths using the contacts below.

We expect people to follow these rules at all event venues, at social events, and on visits to other events.

Goldsmiths SU Safe Space Policy

As a member of Goldsmiths Students’ Union, we also enforce the SU’s Safe Space Policy. You can read the whole policy here, but the summary is:

A safe space policy is all about creating an open and welcoming environment within our Union so that all our members feel able to participate

Contacts

Hacksmiths reserves the right to revise, make exceptions to, or otherwise amend these policies in whole or in part. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact Hacksmiths by e-mail at hacksmiths@gold.ac.uk.