The Board of Directors of Viva Aztlan Folklorico and Mariachi Festival will exercise jurisdiction over participating groups. Disciplinary sanctions may be imposed on the group when its members or guests violate one or more of the following articles of conduct:
1. Causing physical harm to any person during the festival.2. Stealing, destroying, damaging or defacing the property of others (to include costume items, i.e. headpieces, jewelry, shoes, etc.), whether in the festival venue or at any festival sponsored activity or activities.3. Engaging in a manner which disrupts or interferes with normal festival activities, including, but not limited to: a. unauthorized use, possession or dissemination of alcohol. b. use, possession or dissemination of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia. c. any pastime or amusement engaged in which might cause or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace to any festival participant.4. Engaging in disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent or obscene behavior during festival sponsored activities.5. Encouraging or permitting others to engage in misconduct prohibited during the festival. Participants are asked to confront and prevent the misconduct, notify an appropriate festival official of the misconduct, or remove oneself from the situation (if appropriate).6. Verbal comments which are individually directed and which are harassing, intimidating or threatening and/or interfere with participation in the festival.7. Participating in any act that intimidates or threatens a participant, group director or festival staff or instructor.8. Physical abuse of the person or property of any festival participant, or of members of his or her family or the threat of such physical abuse.9. Denial of participation in the festival to anyone on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.