Policies for DiverseScholar Events

Code of Conduct

All participants, instructors, and facilitators are expected to agree and adhere to the following code of conduct. Instructors and facilitators will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Short Version
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants, instructors, or facilitators in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any venue, including webinars, Slack, Twitter, and other online media.

Additionally, you may receive confidential, proprietary, or private information during this event. You will be expected to maintain and safeguard this information. Disclosure or dissemination of this information will not be tolerated.

Any plagiarism or academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion from the program.

Participants, instructors, or facilitators violating these rules may be expelled from the event.

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

If a participant, instructor, or facilitator engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the program.

During the event, you may receive confidential, proprietary, or private information, including manuscript drafts, preliminary (and unpublished) data, and links and passwords to online services such as Zoom. You are expected to safeguard this information and maintain confidentiality.

Academic integrity is at the heart of our process. Therefore, you are expected to represent your work honestly and provide attribution and citation as necessary. Any acts of plagiarism or academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

We expect participants, instructors, and facilitators to follow these rules in all event-related platforms (including Slack, email, webinars, etc.).

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact DiverseScholar or event on-site staff found at the registration table.

Note that this policy is based upon ConfCodeOfConduct.com.


By participating in the Event, I take the following action for myself and my executors, administrators, heirs and next of kin successors or assigns: I waive, release, and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, illness, personal injury, property damage or loss, Community Partners, their projects, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents. In addition, I will indemnify and hold harmless Community Partners and persons from any and all liabilities and claims made as a result of my participating in this event.

Furthermore, I consent to the use by DiverseScholar and its affiliates, assigns, and anyone acting under the authority or permission of any of the foregoing, of Participant's name, biographical information, likenesses, and voice in any sound and/or video recording or photography ("Media") taken in connection with the Event. Participant understands and acknowledges that the Media may be used by the organizations or by others with the consent of the organizations for illustration, advertising, educational, documentary, or promotional purposes. Participant acknowledges and agrees that Participant will have no right of approval and no claim to any compensation arising out of the use of the Media. Participant acknowledges that the organizations shall be the exclusive owner in all rights, including copyright, to the Media. Participant acknowledges that the organizations will rely on this consent and hereby agrees not to asset any claim of any nature whatsoever against the organizations relating to the use of the Media or the exercise by the organizations of the consent granted hereunder.

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