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Code of Conduct for CROSS Events

In order to create and promote an open and welcoming environment for all participants, CROSS leadership will maintain a harassment-free environment for everyone involved in all activities of CROSS, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all who participate in our events and other community activities, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. CROSS expects all participants at our events to promote a positive environment and will not tolerate behavior that is seen as unacceptable and hindering the contribution of others.

Participation Guidelines:

CROSS expects community members and event participants to abide by this code of conduct in all CROSS-related venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to CROSS-related activities. If a participant engages in conduct -- including but not limited to online or in-person discussions, online chats, postings on online publications or other forms of electronic communication -- that violates our code of conduct, CROSS leadership will take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future CROSS events.

Expected behavior in the context of CROSS-related activities includes:

Unacceptable behavior includes:


Unacceptable behavior from any participant will not be tolerated and anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the CROSS leadership may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary or permanent ban from participating in CROSS related research and other activities.


Reporting and Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

The CROSS leadership is responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior. CROSS leadership has the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments or any other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct. CROSS leadership have the right to ban temporarily or permanently any participant or contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the CROSS Director and/or Assistant Director (carlsm@ucsc.edu or slieggi@ucsc.edu). All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances.

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The CROSS Code of Conduct is adapted from: