ACSF Code of Conduct

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ACSF Symposia Code of Conduct

Our annual symposia are settings where the membership gathers to share scholarship, works and fellowship in collegial and spiritually uplifting settings. We welcome all participants in a spirit of curiosity, respect, and compassion.


Our symposia are safe and supportive places where diverse views and personal boundaries are mutually respected, and our expectation is that participants align their conduct accordingly.

Prohibited Conduct

  • Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome attention, comments and/or physical contact
  • Disruptive, disrespectful, threatening, and/or violent behaviors
  • Discriminatory treatment based on membership in a group or class of people (e.g., disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation)
  • Creation of an unpleasant or hostile situation with verbal or physical conduct, especially after it has been indicated by another that such conduct is uninvited and/or unwelcome

Reporting an Incident

If you experience or witness conduct during the symposium that may be in violation of this Code of Conduct, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact any one of the following members of the ACSF Code of Conduct Committee who are authorized by the ACSF Board to respond to reporting of any act of harassment. If you would rather speak about the issue than document it in writing, please email any member of the committee to request a phone or skype conversation.

Tom Barrie
Suzanne Bott
Mary Griep


ACSF will respond to all reports of violations of the Code of Conduct promptly and appropriately, taking care to use discretion and maintain confidentiality to the extent possible. No action will be taken without the consent of the reporting party filing a complaint.

When necessary to protect the symposia and its participants, ACSF reserves the right to remove a registrant or a speaker from the symposium without refund, and/or bar one from participation in future symposia following due process.

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