menteaship is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all menteaship spaces, including meetups, the STLTech Slack
#menteaship channel, and any future spaces, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the incident response team (Contact information below).
In addition to the menteaship Code of Conduct, participants in the
#menteaship Slack channel are subject to STLTech’s Code of Conduct.
Some menteaship spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
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menteaship prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. The incident response team reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:
If you are being harassed by a member of menteaship, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the incident response team (contact information below). If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.
This code of conduct applies to menteaship spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of menteaship outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by menteaship members, especially the incident response team, seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The incident response team reserves the right to exclude people from menteaship based on their past behavior, including behavior outside menteaship spaces and behavior towards people who are not in menteaship.
In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of menteaship members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, incident response team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all menteaship spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other menteaship members or the general public.
The incident response team can be reached by emailing anyone on the list below:
Andrew Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Stevens Christensen.Rebeccaa@gmail.com
Michael Antry email@example.com
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Geek Feminism community.