AIGA Nebraska Code of Conduct
AIGA Nebraska strives to be a positive voice in today’s creative and technology industries. Our goal is to make our corner of these communities welcoming and inclusive spaces for anyone and everyone wanting to design, create, or code.
To promote this spirit of inclusion and respect, we ask that our directors, members, and guests follow a few basic principles online, at AIGA Nebraska-sponsored events, and at events we help support. These include but are not limited to:
- Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
- Be considerate. Your work and decisions will affect others. Whether designing a website, delivering a lecture, writing code, participating in a panel discussion, or attending an event as a guest, your actions will have consequences. You should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
- Be respectful. We all experience frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into aggression towards others. Give yourself grace if you feel frustrated with another member of our community or with yourself (because design is hard work and can be exasperating).
- Be mindful of vocabulary. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you, and that what may not be sexist, racist, or exclusionary language to you, may be to others. Be kind to others, and do not insult or put down another person. Thoughtfulness often means re-evaluating what we consider permissible.
Reporting Inappropriate Behavior
AIGA Nebraska is meant to be a safe, inclusive, and respectful space. This includes anywhere we host or support an event. Please notify an AIGA Nebraska member if you experience inappropriate or disrespectful conduct at any of our events. In return, we promise:
- To take all harassment reports seriously.
- To respect your privacy.
- To remove the source of harassment. This begins with a warning to the offender, followed by physically removing them from the environment if harassment continues.
You can reach us in person and via the contact information listed below:
A special thanks goes to Sumeet Jain of Omaha Code School for his guidance in crafting the Code of Conduct for AIGA Nebraska. Resources for development of this document include: