SOFC Technical Meeting Code of Conduct
SOFC technical meeting attendees must conduct themselves in a manner that inspires public confidence and trust at all times. The success and credibility of SOFC is dependent on adhering to our commitments and displaying honesty, integrity, and discretion when participating in Society activities and functions. Attendees who disregard these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including forfeiting their meeting registration, loss of Society membership, and/or being relieved of any volunteer positions held within the Society.
When attending a SOFC technical meeting, attendees assume the responsibility of adhering to this Code of Conduct:
- Attendees must ensure that they are in a condition to attend meetings safely, without risk of causing harm to themselves and/or others.
- Attendees are expected to present themselves in a mature and responsible manner at all times. Conduct and behavior during a SOFC meeting, including private activities and social gatherings, should exhibit a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism with respect to all individuals involved.
- Fighting, horseplay, disorderly conduct, or other unsafe acts that may cause bodily injury or endanger others is prohibited.
- Attendees must not be noticeably impaired or under the influence of drugs or any controlled substances during SOFC meetings, events, and other functions.
- Attendees are prohibited from engaging in any act of harassment, sexual, racial or other; telling sexist or racially-based jokes; and making racial or ethnic slurs.
- Obscene or abusive language, rudeness, and unprofessional and/or antagonistic conduct toward any individual is prohibited.
Everyone is encouraged to communicate Code of Conduct policy violation concerns to a member of the SOFC management team. SOFC will investigate all reported instances of questionable or unethical behavior. In every instance where inappropriate behavior is found to have occurred, SOFC will take appropriate action. SOFC does not retaliate against individuals who raise Code of Conduct violation concerns.