NASPA
2021 NASPA Virtual Conference

Event Conduct

Engaging in Appropriate Conduct at NASPA Events

It is the policy of NASPA not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability in any of its policies, programs, publications, and services. NASPA prohibits discrimination and harassment at any time, including during its events or within publications and online learning communities.

NASPA participants are expected to conduct themselves in all NASPA capacities, events, and settings with:

  • Consideration and respect in their speech and actions and in their personal, professional and business conduct toward participants, NASPA and venue employees, exhibitors, and sponsors;
  • Honesty in their professional relationships, including refraining from taking credit for the work of others without specific acknowledgement and authorization;
  • Courtesy and respect for individuals’ personal boundaries; and
  • Behavior that is free from:
    • Demeaning, discriminatory, insulting, or harassing language or actions, or language and actions that enforce domination, in person or online;
    • Harassment of any kind, including but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, sexual imagery and language, requests for sexual favors, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and other verbal or physical harassment;
    • Content recording without the permission of the participants; and
    • Sustained disruption of sessions or events.

If you experience or witness discrimination or harassment at a NASPA program/event or occurring while you or others have acted in a NASPA-related capacity, we encourage you to report the incident to a member of the NASPA staff. Reports can be made online, through the conference mobile app, or by email to Amy Shopkorn, Vice President for Operations, at ashopkorn@naspa.org. You can report anonymously or share your name and contact information for follow-up by NASPA staff.