Code of Conduct

The Society of North Carolina Archivists conference is guided by the principles below regarding the treatment of each other during pre-conference and all conference activities. The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.

Agreement #1
All sessions and meetings during the interim of this program should be  welcoming, supportive, and comfortable spaces for all participants.

Agreement #2
Discrimination and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes utilizing offensive words or actions related to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion, veteran status or other protected class status.

Agreement #3
Be conscious and respectful about the space that you occupy, physically and emotionally. There will be no tolerance for use of unwanted photography or non-consensual recording; sustained disruption of conversation; displaying discriminatory or offensive images; intimidation; stalking; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. You will be asked to excuse yourself from the room if you engage in this kind of behavior.

Agreement #4
Before you speak, you may request that what you say is “off the record.” This is a moment to be shared within your small group discussion. It will not be shared during the larger group share-back, on social media, or in participant’s notes.

Agreement #5
We all have different ways of communicating. You needn’t participate verbally (you can write or draw out your thoughts as well), but we agree to make sure there is time and space for everyone who wants to participate in the dialogue.

*We wish to thank the participants in the Radical Empathy in Archives session at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting 2017 for providing the framework and inspiration for these agreements.