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Viola da Gamba Society of America
Code of Conduct

 

  1. This Code of Conduct applies to all Viola da Gamba Society of America (“VdGSA”) events.
     

  2. All attendees shall treat all other attendees, as well as staff from the facility at which the VdGSA event is held, with respect, patience, integrity, courtesy, dignity, and consideration.
     

  3. Discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or marital status will not be tolerated. Discrimination and harassment include but are not limited to any unwelcome physical or verbal conduct, comment, or display that is insulting, humiliating, or degrading to another person, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
     

  4. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances or physical contact, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature.
     

  5. Attendees should drink responsibly and avoid excessive use of alcohol. Attendees shall comply with state and local laws governing alcohol and the use of drugs.
     

  6. All attendees are required to follow the rules and guidelines of the facility at which the VdGSA event is held.
     

  7. Any attendee may report a violation of this code to the President, the Music Director, the Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, or the Young Players’ Representative to the Board. It is the responsibility of staff and teachers and others working as agents of the society to report violations that they observe to the committee referred to in paragraph 8..
     

  8. Any person acting contrary to this Code of Conduct may be subject to consequences including but not limited to a warning; expulsion from the VdGSA event (with no refund for those who are expelled); or a permanent ban on attending any or all VdGSA events in the future. A committee that includes the President, the Music Director, the Chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and the Young Players’ Representative to the Board shall appoint a committee member to investigate the complaint and the committee shall then determine the consequences.