So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (Matt. 7:12)
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Eph. 4:29)
We are establishing this Code of Conduct for all participants (faculty, administrators, attendees, volunteers) to help ensure a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment for everybody. We expect participants to behave in a manner consistent with the Christian values of love, honor, and respect so the Conference can be a welcoming and safe place for all attendees. As such, whether an attendee, faculty member, or volunteer, you are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct:
- Treat all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and administrators (including Mount Hermon’s staff) with respect, kindness, and consideration.
- Discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, and socio-economic status, is strictly prohibited.
- Harassment, bullying, intimidation, or demeaning behavior of any kind is not tolerated. This includes physical, verbal, or written harassment, as well as unwelcome advances or requests of a sexual nature.
- Any form of violence, threats of violence, or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
- Respect the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrighted material and trademarks.
- Do not disrupt the conference sessions or events in any way that could interfere with the experience of other attendees or the teachers, speakers, mentors, etc.
- Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
- Follow all local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
- Attendees are responsible for their own actions and behavior, and the conference organizers are not liable for any damage or harm caused by an attendee’s actions.
- Abide by any conference rules or directives, including not arriving at the Mount Hermon campus prior to the specified acceptable arrival time.
To summarize, act in a manner consistent with being a disciple of Jesus and treat others as you would want to be treated.
At the Director’s discretion, a violation of this Code of Conduct may result in a warning of expulsion or actual expulsion from the conference without refund.
The Director also reserves the right to cancel registrations for an upcoming conference on the basis of prior violations of the Code of Conduct.
If you have any questions regarding this Code of Conduct, please direct them to the conference organizers at email@example.com. By attending the Vision Christian Writers Conference, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. Thank you for your cooperation in creating a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment for all attendees, faculty, and staff.
If you are a victim of any behavior that contravenes this Code of Conduct, please inform the Conference Director or Assistant Director as soon as possible after the behavior occurs. Violations should NOT be reported to Mount Hermon’s staff.