The OffTheLeftEye Experience Code of Conduct

We want this event to be a safe and uplifting experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. In order to help make this happen, all attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct: 

Treat everyone with respect. Be aware that even though attendees are brought together by a common interest, we also come from a wide variety of spiritual and personal backgrounds, and we may have very different ways of looking at the same words or concepts. Political views also have the potential to be extremely divisive. While we encourage people to express themselves freely, especially when it comes to the spiritual themes of the event, we ask that you also consider the potential effects of or responses to your words. If you disagree with someone, please do so politely and in the spirit of fostering understanding and dialogue. 

Respect extends not only to ideas and opinions, but to all types of diversity. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here—and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you. Please also consider potential reactions to, for example, clothing with potentially offensive sexual content or provocatively political slogans. 

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, 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. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Please note that Bryn Athyn College is a dry campus; we ask that attendees do not bring or consume alcohol outside of official social events, and refrain from using any type of recreational drugs. 

Firearms and other weapons are strictly prohibited on campus and at all weekend activities. Threatened or actual violence will result in an attendee’s immediate removal from the event. 

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about code of conduct violations, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges. 

We reserve the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from the event, at any time, if they are behaving in a disorderly manner, engaging in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, or otherwise failing to comply with this policy. If a participant does violate the code of conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Thank you for helping us to make this event a safe and uplifting space for everyone!

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