AMP at UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or any other personal characteristics. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference, at the discretion of the conference organizers.
While conference events will be attended remotely, we hold conference attendees to the same code of conduct that would apply at an in-person conference. We note that now a variety of online venues might be used to facilitate conference discussions including but not limited to public and personal tele- and video-conferencing, social media, and email exchanges. The behaviors below are unacceptable during any form of conference-related activities both during and outside of conference sessions.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Coercive, intimidating, harassing, abusive, derogatory or demeaning actions or speech. Note that the latter is distinct from vigorous, reasoned disagreement compatible with norms of civil behavior.
- Verbal or written comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or any other personal characteristics
- Displaying sexual content in public fora
- Deliberate intimidation or stalking
- Behaviors intended to make a person or group feel unwelcome, or to encourage ostracism of any individual or group
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention of any kind
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep AMP a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the conference, barring from participation in future conferences, reporting the incident to the offender’s local institution or funding agencies, or reporting the incident to appropriate law enforcement.
Organizers may take action to redress anything with the intent or clear impact of disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to conference staff as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. People like you make our scientific community a better place, and we want you to be happy here.
Here is UCSC's resource center for reporting incidents that are harmful to members of the community:
Our team will be happy to help you contact appropriate law enforcement and/or support services, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
Faculty organizers’ emails:
(This Code of Conduct was adapted from the LSA's Civility Policy at https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/lsa-civility-policy.)