AOGS Code of Conduct (Year Instituted: 2022)

Expected Behavior

Examples of Unacceptable Behavior

Consequences and Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
Anyone who is asked to cease unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. Anyone violating the Code of Conduct may be removed from the meeting and their registration forfeited. Egregious behavior may result in bans from future AOGS meetings or other sanctions, depending on the specifics. Expulsion will also place the offender’s AOGS membership in probationary status, with reinstatement conditioned upon explaining to the AOGS council in writing the problem, who was hurt, the steps that were taken to make amends, and how further incidents will be avoided in the future.

If you experience or witness behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety at an on-site meeting, contact the local authorities or if in a convention center, locate a house phone and ask for security. Please report other incidents or suspected incidents to AOGS staff, leadership, or security. Harmful behavior will also not be tolerated in during online events. Concerns should be reported to AOGS executive leadership in attendance (Presidents, Vice Presidents, etc…).

Acknowledgement and agreement to abide by this AOGS Meetings and Events Code of Conduct is a condition of attending AOGS meetings.