Unrig the System Summit is not your typical conference. It’s about setting aside the issues that divide us, and working together on an issue we can all agree about: the system is rigged, we must fix it, and if we work together, we can succeed. For three days, we choose to avoid debate about issues outside the spectrum of unrigging the system. However, we encourage candid, vibrant and respectful debate on the myriad issues that are related to unrigging the system. There are many worthy forums for multi-issue debate, but Unrig is not one of them.

This Code of Conduct is provided to help ensure that debate and disagreement stay within the collaborative, respectful, and solutions-oriented spirit of the Summit. In short, Unrig participants agree to be respectful and kind, to refrain from partisan and/or personal attacks, and to substantiate sources when debating.

Full Code of Conduct

Unrig Management will not tolerate any form of harassment or intimidation on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or any other status or classification prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Nor will it tolerate viewpoint discrimination against any member of the Tulane or Summit community. Unrig Management encourages the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but insists that such expression be made with respect for the dignity and freedom of others.

The following acts are prohibited during Summit Sponsored Events and while on the Tulane University campus:

  1. Causing physical harm or reasonable apprehension of physical harm.
  2. Interferencing with the educational process or other Summit or University Sponsored Activities.
  3. The sale, possession, or storage of any weapon or ammunition, or the use of any item in a manner that poses a potential hazard to the safety or health of others, and/or violation of the University’s Weapons Policy. Weapons are prohibited on University property.
  4. Smoking is prohibited in the Summit Facility and on the Tulane University campus.
  5. Unauthorized use, possession, and/or distribution  of any controlled substance, illegal drug, or drug paraphernalia.
  6. Initiating, or causing to be initiated, a fire, explosion, or other emergency.
  7. Initiating, or causing to be initiated, any false report or warning of fire, explosion, or other emergency.
  8. Inappropriate use of safety, emergency, or fire-fighting equipment, or any other violation of Tulane’s Fire Safety Procedures.
  9. Interference with the freedom of expression of others.
  10. Theft of property or services or knowingly possessing stolen property.
  11. Damage to or vandalism of the property of others, including University property.
  12. Failure to comply with the directions of University or Event Management officials, including campus police officers and Event Moderators acting in the performance of their duties.
  13. Harassment, intimidation, or cyberbullying.
  14. Lewd or obscene conduct.
  15. Abusive, disruptive, or disorderly conduct.
  16. Violation of federal, state, or local laws.
  17. Discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law.
  18. Sexual and/or gender-based harassment and violence and related personal violence or abuse, including sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment, is prohibited regardless of the sex, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity/expression of the reporting party or respondent.
  19. Any violation of the Tulane University Code of Conduct.

Unrig Management reserves the right to remove any conference participant at any point if they violate this Code of Conduct  Unrig Management has empowered all activity Moderators, room Moderators, event staff, and Tulane staff and officials to enforce this Code of Conduct and to report any incidents to the Unrig Coordinator. Any event participants may report violations to the Unrig Coordinator.