Kuali is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive, diverse, and equitable user community. We strive to be a welcoming organization that is anti-oppression and works compassionately across difference. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers. We therefore expect Kuali Days + DevCon participants to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.
Kuali is dedicated to providing collaborative conference experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. Your actions contribute to this goal. For instance, we suggest: listening as much as you speak and remembering that colleagues may have expertise you are unaware of; encouraging and yielding the floor to those whose viewpoints may be under-represented in a group; using welcoming language, for instance by honoring pronoun preferences and favoring gender-neutral collective nouns (“people,” not “guys”); accepting critique graciously and offering it constructively; giving credit where it is due; seeking concrete ways to make physical spaces and online resources more universally accessible; and staying alert, as active bystanders, to the welfare of those around you.
Likewise, it is important to understand the range of behaviors that may constitute harassment. Harassment can include unwelcome or offensive verbal comments or nonverbal expressions related to: age; appearance or body size; employment or military status; ethnicity; gender identity or expression; individual lifestyles; marital status; national origin; physical or cognitive ability; political affiliation; sexual orientation; race; or religion. Harassment can also include use of sexual and/or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online); deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; bullying behavior; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
Sexual, discriminatory, or potentially triggering language and imagery is generally inappropriate for any Kuali event. However, this policy is not intended to constrain responsible scholarly or professional discourse and debate. We welcome engagement with difficult topics, done with respect and care.
What to Do
Kuali will not tolerate harassment of Kuali community members in any form. If you feel you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns while at the Kuali Days + DevCon conference, please contact the Kuali staff at the registration desk immediately. You may also call or text 385-429-2815 to speak confidentially with a Kuali representative. They will assist participants by contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, providing escorts, or otherwise helping those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. All reports and inquiries will be handled in confidence.
If you or others are in imminent danger, please first phone emergency services at 911.
Kuali Days + DevCon participants who are asked to stop harassing or intimidating behaviors are expected to comply immediately. Those who violate our code of conduct may be warned, sanctioned, or expelled (without refund) at the discretion of the organizers.
We value your presence and constructive participation in this wonderful community, and thank you for your attention to the comfort, safety, and well-being of fellow Kuali community members and conference attendees.
You’re Invited to Modify and Re-Use
This document has been made available under a CC-BY-NC 4.0 license. Please feel free to adapt and re-use for your event. Kuali thanks DLF for sharing their code of conduct document https://www.diglib.org/about/code-of-conduct/.