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ACC Northeast Code of Conduct for Events

Last updated: 9/20/2023

ACC Northeast is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment at its events.

At ACC Northeast-sponsored events you must always treat others with respect and civility.

This Code of Conduct applies to all ACC Northeast-sponsored events and any related events or social gatherings. Events sponsored by ACC will be governed by ACC’s Event Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct applies to anyone involved in an ACC Northeast-sponsored event, including all ACC Northeast employees, staff and volunteers, ACC members, attendees, guests, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibiters, vendors and venue staff. This policy is subject to change without notice.

Unacceptable Conduct Includes:

  • Violence, threats of violence, unwanted touching, or physical intimidation
  • Disruptive behavior or bullying
  • Verbal or written harassment on any basis, including sexual harassment
  • Displaying inappropriate visual information
  • Possession of weapons or illegal substances
  • Behavior that is illegal
  • Violation of the rules of the event or venue
  • Failure to follow safety instructions of ACC Northeast staff
  • Any behavior that ACC Northeast believes lacks respect or civility


Contact local law enforcement or emergency services immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, threats of violence or someone in distress.

To report Unacceptable Conduct at an event, please write to request a complaint form.  A copy of the complaint will be provided to the accused for an opportunity to respond.

You may make Complaints anonymously. Whatever information you can provide, including identifying witnesses, will be helpful.

All reports will be kept as confidential as possible.

Consequences of Unacceptable Conduct

Unacceptable Conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply at once.

Violations of this policy may result in:

  • Removal from an event without refund or warning
  • Banning from future ACC events
  • Revoking ACC membership
  • Referral to local law enforcement

Internal Action Steps

If a host/moderator/staff member witnesses or is alerted to any unacceptable behavior by a meeting participant, they will immediately reach out to members of the ACC Northeast Chapter Board via email.  The ACC Northeast Chapter Board, or their designee, will review all allegations of violations of this Code of Conduct for Events and process according to its adopted procedures.