Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at HackUSU, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with a HackUSU representative or event organizer makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures below.
We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment.
Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, social class, economic status, veteran status. Additional cases of harassment include but not limited to sharing sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, brigading, doxxing, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you're doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, and anyone else participating in the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, HackUSU organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event, or contacting the USU Police Department.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please talk to a HackUSU organizer or send them a direct message over Discord.
HackUSU organizers have worked with USU Risk Management to develop a plan to ensure the safety of all attendees at HackUSU. This includes policies for: