Our Code Of Conduct

Creating An Environment of Respect and Intentional Inclusion

This code of conduct outlines our expections of behavior for engagement (online and in-person) with each other as members of the HBCUvc community. The HBCUvc community includes our board, student associates, mentors, staff, entrepreneurs, and event attendees. This guide also includes steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from participating further as a HBCUvc community member.

HBCUvc is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, and political affiliation, as well as gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, physical appearance, or body size. Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor radical inclusion and diversity. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above. We seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.

We do not tolerate harrassment of community members in any form. Harassment includes:

Our community priotizes marginalized people's safety over privileged people's comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

Reporting Issues

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior -- or have any other concerns -- please report it by contacting our Managing Director, Hadiyah Mujhid, via email at hadiyah@hbcu.vc. All reports will be handled with discretion.

Attribution and Acknowledgements

This code of coduct has been adapted from the TODO Open Code of Conduct and Clef Code of Conduct

Last updated 9/5/2017