AIGA Nebraska Code of Conduct
At AIGA Nebraska, we strive to be a positive voice in today’s creative and technology industries. Our goal is to make our corner of this community a welcoming, inclusive space for anyone and everyone who wants to design, create, or code.
To promote this spirit of inclusivity, we ask that our directors, members, and guests follow a few basic principles in our space – online, at our 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, or participating in a panel discussion, your actions will have consequences. You should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
- Be respectful. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into aggression towards another. 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. Be kind to others, and do not insult or put down another person. Thoughtfulness often means reevaluating what we consider permissible.
Reporting Inappropriate Behavior
AIGA Nebraska is meant to be a safe, inclusive space. That includes anywhere we host or support an event and all of our online realms. Please approach either Miranda, Amanda, or William if you’ve experienced anything less than that. 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 area 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: