Respectful Behavioral Policy (Abbreviated)
ANS is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming, and productive experience for everyone participating in Society events and other Society activities regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, marital status, military service status, national origin, parental status, physical appearance, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Creation of a safe and welcoming environment is a shared responsibility held by all participants. Therefore, ANS will not tolerate harassment of or by participants (including ANS volunteer leaders and staff members) in any form. Disciplinary action for participants found to have violated this principle may include reprimand, expulsion from an event or activity with or without a refund, temporary or permanent exclusion from all ANS events and activities, suspension or expulsion from volunteer leadership positions or groups, and/or suspension or expulsion from Society membership, as appropriate.
If you or someone else experiences harassment, regardless of how you otherwise choose to initially handle the situation, you are encouraged to report the situation to ANS. It is possible that the behavior you experienced is part of a larger pattern of repeated harassment. Please alert ANS to behavior you feel to be harassment regardless of the offender’s identity or standing in the Society.
The complete Respectful Behavior Policy can be found at http://www.ans.org/about/rbp/. If you have questions about the Policy, please contact ANS Executive Director Robert C. Fine at 708-579-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.