Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Code of Conduct

✧✧DeeCon 2015 Code of conduct✧✧

Please make sure to read all the information below as it is for the safety of you and others around you at DeeCon.

DeeCon 2015 Code of conduct

For all attendees, vendors, guests, performers, press and staff (hereafter referred to as participants).

All participants must comply with the code of conduct (as set out in the DUSA Bye-Laws) at all times. If anyone is found in breach of the above, they will be removed from the DUSA building (hereafter referred to as the premises) immediately by Customer Safety.

·      DUSA operates a Zero Tolerance Policy, which all participants must adhere to at all times.

DUSA Believes
·      “The following behaviours are unacceptable:
·      Unwanted sexual comments, including comments on an individual’s body or private life.
·      Comments that can be deemed racist, sexist and disablist
·      Unwelcome sexual invitations, innuendos, and offensive gestures.
·      Wolf whistling, catcalling, or offensive sexual noises.
·      Groping, pinching or smacking someone’s body
·      Moving or grabbing someone’s clothes without their consent
·      Exposure of sexual organs
·      Objectification, fetishisation and stereotyping of individuals based on their gender or sexual orientation does lead to a culture of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and its normalisation.
·      That any plan of action should be gender neutral in its language and approach as all students should be free from sexual harassment regardless of their gender.
DUSA resolves
1.     To take a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment in ‘The Union’ as defined below;
‘If the conduct is of a sexual nature; this could include:
·      Comments about the way you look which you find demeaning
·      Indecent remarks
·      Questions about your sex life or sexual orientation
·      Sexual demands by a member of your own or the opposite sex
·      Incidents involving touching and other physical threats are criminal offences and should also be reported to the police.

Any conduct that is committed with the purpose of, or have the effect of, violating an individual’s dignity, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.’

2.     To promote DUSA’s stance on sexual harassment and discrimination through an annual publicity campaign in consultation with the DUSA Executive.
3.     To not display images in ‘The Union’ or any related social media2 which objectify, fetishise or stereotype people.”

·      If anyone witness or is a victim of unwanted or unacceptable behavior please report it to a member of staff immediately.

·      All participants must respect each other and treat each other with kindness and politeness at all times.

·      All participants must respect both DUSA and DeeCon staff at all times.

·      All Participants must respect the performers we have on during DeeCon.

·      A responsible adult must accompany all participants under the age of 14.

·      Participants over the age of 15 are requested to carry ID with them.

·      Participants under the age of 18 must vacate the premises by 10pm due to licensing laws and DUSA policies.

·      Vendors must identify themselves to member of staff immediately on entrance to the building so they can receive their vendors pass and table allocation.

·      Vendors must have their stall covered at all times. DUSA and DeeCon are not responsible for any loss or theft of item/s.

·      Vendors are requested to stay within the area of their stall, unless they are visiting another activity or browsing the Artists’ Alley as an attendee.

·      Vendors must not sell any bootleg, fake, forged, copied items or art work. If anyone is suspected if selling bootleg or fake items or artwork that is not their own they will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

·      Vendors must not sell any content that is deemed inappropriate. This includes but is not limited to mature content, graphic or disturbing material. If Vendors feel their work contains such content please seek a member of staff for advice. Staff may request that you keep some materials in a folder or out of sight for younger attendees browsing the Artists’ Alley.

·      Press personal must have a press pass, which will be provided on entrance to the premises by staff, on them at all times while they are at DeeCon in a professional capacity.

·      Press Personal must identify themselves to member of staff immediately on entrance to the building.

·      Press personal must not record in any fashion any unwanted or unacceptable behavior.

·      Press personal are permitted to approach participants but must get permission before recording or photographing the individual or group.

·      Press personal are permitted to interview any or the participants as long as the participant is happy with this.

·      All participants can say ‘no’ to being recorded at any times. Press personal must respect their wishes.

·      All participants are requested to have fun and be safe at DeeCon 2015!

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