As a member, this place and this community belongs to you.
Whether you’re at the Hall every day, once a month, or strictly remote, whatever level of experience, background, or industry you come from, this is YOUR clubhouse.
In order to make sure this community can be home to everyone, we’ve put together a few guidelines.
To take care of themselves, each other, and this place.
Be kind to each other, and to yourself.
Create opportunities to collaborate with one another, and invite others to do so.
Take care of our clubhouse as if it’s your home (or better).
Leave spaces (online and offline) better than you found them.
Encourage others in their endeavors, and respect each other’s privacy.
Treat others with the professionalism, warmth, and respect with which you would like to be treated.
Indy Hall cares about creating an open and welcoming community, and we are committed to making membership a respectful and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, age, political affiliation, or religion.
This Code of Conduct applies to our online spaces (Discord, Groupbuzz, etc) in both public and private channels, as well as our physical space at 399 Market Street, and outside of Indy Hall at community-related social activities.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Nothing is too small or too large.We are always ready to help you out any way that we can. If something or someone has made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on the response team (listed below). You can do this anonymously if you want.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a member engages in harassing behavior, we retain the right to take any actions they deem appropriate to keep Indy Hall a welcoming environment for all members. This includes but is not limited to warning the offender, facilitating an apology, asking the offender to leave the community, or, if necessary, calling the police.
If you are being harassed by a member of Indy Hall, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can be as involved as you want in the process that follows your report.
The current Response Team includes:
If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.
If you prefer to make an anonymous report, please use this helpful bot. (You can also use this link to create a report to keep for your own records.)
We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but the Response Team will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of respecting community members. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Indy Hall members or the general public. We will not name reporting parties without their explicit consent.
This anti-harassment policy is based on suggestions from Indy Hall members, the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, and also based on the MediaWiki Code of Conduct.
Suggestions for edits and additions that will improve inclusion and diversity at Indy Hall are welcome – please email email@example.com with recommendations.