It is the policy of the Council that all participants, including attendees, staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at Council meetings, Council advisory committee meetings and any other Council-led meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. To make it possible for true collaboration, creativity, innovation, and idea exchange to thrive we are committed to facilitating a welcoming, respectful, and professional community for all. 

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, and unwanted touching or attention.

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. The Council reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any party from the event at any time. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting, to notifying appropriate authorities. If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior or have any other concerns, notify the Council’s General Counsel or Senior Counsel as soon as possible.