Code of Conduct
All responsible persons of PASS Deutschland e.V. stand up for and share the responsibility that each of our events can be held in a pleasant, constructive and productive atmosphere. This applies whether virtually on the net or personally “face to face” and for all participants, whether paying or not and regardless of the function as speakers, staff of sponsors and exhibitors, students and volunteers. It is important to us that no one feels excluded at our events because of origin, gender, age, social background, religion, sexual orientation or identity, or physical or mental ability and physical appearance. However, anyone who approaches us with ideas of racism, exclusion, and related structural and physical violence has abandoned dialogue and is beyond the boundary of acceptance.
We share a common goal of including the greatest number of contributors from the most diverse and varied backgrounds, and we urge everyone involved in our events to help shape the events as safe and positive experiences for all.
Here's how you should behave
In order to achieve our goals of a vibrant, friendly, and open community, we must all collectively follow some seemingly obvious rules. This of course applies in the virtual space as well as face to face:
- Actively participate in events and contribute to our community.
- Be considerate in word and deed, treating all other participants in our events with respect.
- Make an effort to work with other participants to defuse potential conflicts as early as possible.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing language and behavior.
- Help others when they need help, making our events a positive experience for each of us.
This is not how you should behave
If you experience unacceptable behavior
- As an observer, don’t be afraid to actively ask if a person may need support.
- If you feel excluded and are in a position to do so, point out the exclusion. Often enough this still happens unconsciously or unintentionally. Also feel free to ask bystanders for support.
If you have a role in the club and become aware of an incident, please take it seriously and communicate it to the people responsible for the event. When at an event, make sure the person who reported misconduct to you or is affected by it feels safe at our event, if possible, and help resolve the issue. It is important that you always remember that you are also the face of the club here and are instrumental in making our event a complete success for everyone. However, we realize that all of us in our community work on a volunteer basis and are not trained to always display the optimal behavior in conflict situations. What we expect is not always a solution, but at least an action. This can also consist of asking someone else from the club, gladly again someone from the SIG GroupByALL for support.