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SGA Code of Conduct

The Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) does not tolerate harassment in any form. In keeping with the core principles outlined in SGA’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion and the Society of American Archivists’ Code of Ethics for Archivists, SGA is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, meetings, formal mentoring relationships, and online spaces, regardless of age, color, creed, disability, family relationship, gender identity/expression, individual lifestyle, marital status, national origin, physical appearance, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Harassment may include direct or indirect abusive verbal comments and/or discriminatory images or messagesin public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Conference, event, meeting, and online participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Those who violate these rules may be expelled from the conference, event, or meeting or denied access to the online space at the discretion of the SGA President. Persons who have been expelled or denied access may appeal to the SGA Board.

If you feel that you are in immediate danger at any time while participating in SGA activities, contact law enforcement (by dialing 911). If you are not in immediate danger but feel that you are being harassed or that someone else is being harassed, or if you have other concerns, please contact the SGA President (president@soga.org) immediately.

Content presented during in-person and virtual SGA activities may at times deal with sensitive subject matter, ranging from visually sensitive historical material (such as images related to acts of genocide) to sexually explicit language or images (such as in archival letters, nude photographs, or film or audio recordings). This policy is not intended to constrain scholarly or professional presentation, discourse, or debate, as long as these exchanges are conducted in a respectful manner.

Approved by the SGA Board on August 4, 2017.

Adapted from the Society of American Archivists Code of Conduct revised in May 2016, which is in turn, based on the US OpenGLAM Friendly Space Policy and the Geek Feminism Wiki sample policy.


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