Rehack Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

Rehack's primary goal is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religious affiliation.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as consequences for any unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in Rehack to help us create a safe and positive experience for everyone.

2. Open Source Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to promote open source citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you notice someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encouraging, we’d like to know!

3. Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected of all community members:

4. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

5. Weapons Policy

No weapons will be allowed at Rehack events, community spaces, or in other spaces covered by the scope of this Code of Conduct. Weapons include but are not limited to guns, explosives (including fireworks), and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon. Community members are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.

6. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

7. Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible by emailing rehack@princeton.edu or filling out an anonymous report here.

Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

8. Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Rehack with a concise description of your grievance, either through email or this anonymous report. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies and the policies of Princeton University.

9. Scope

We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occuring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

10. Contact info

You can contact us via email at rehack@princeton.edu, or if you would like to report something, please use this anonymous form.

11. License and attribution

This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Portions of text dervied from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.

Last revised October 2019.