Code of Conduct

Rockcliffe University Consortium is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for conference attendees and volunteers engaged with the annual conference. Our non-discrimination policy clearly states our goal of an inclusive and non-discriminatory environment in which all people are valued and empowered to succeed. It is each conference attendee’s responsibility to understand the values and approach of our organization in detail and to comply with a code of behavior that respects, nurtures, and advances such values and approaches.

Rockcliffe aims to provide a harassment-free environment, which prohibits all forms of harassment. Rockcliffe management will take reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and will be acted upon to the fullest extent reasonably possible.

This code of conduct outlines the RUCC expectations for all conference attendees and participants, including all members, speakers, vendors, media representatives, commentators, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone, and organizers will actively enforce this code throughout this event.

Expected Behavior

RUCC expects conference participants to communicate professionally and constructively, whether in person or virtually. Likewise, when sharing information about the organization, or any attendees or participants via public communication channels, RUCC expects participants to share responsibly and ethically. If an attendee or participant, in either real or virtual space, engages in inappropriate behavior or language, the conference organizers will carry out the appropriate actions as to restore order which may include expulsion from the conference with no refund and/or banning the offender from future RUCC events and activities.

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all conference venues, including online venues and conference social events.

Venue Guidelines

The Fort Mason Center is a historic site on the San Francisco Waterfront. Conference attendees are expected to be respectful of the property including the appropriate use of garbage receptacles, not creating excessive noise in the common areas, and not blocking exits and hallways. The FMC is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas only. Flyers or other materials may not be distributed outside of our designated conference rooms.

Age Restriction

The RUCC is for adult educators and professionals only, who are 18 years of age or older as of August 31, 2018. There is no provision for childcare. No person under the age of 18 will be allowed on site as part of the conference events whether at the Fort Mason Center or other venues. Conference badges must be visible at all times while onsite at the Fort Mason Center.

Video Recording

Video recording, including streaming, of sessions for commercial use by conference attendees is strictly prohibited. As a registrant you will have access to official RUCC video recordings post-conference.

Video and Photo Consent

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the RUCC and other activities constitutes an agreement that allows Rockcliffe to use and distribute the registrant’s, attendee’s and/or participant’s image, name or voice in photographs, videos, websites, social media and/or print and digital collateral. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us with your concerns.

What to Do

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns about an individual’s conduct during the conference or conference events, then please follow these guidelines.

  1. If it is a life threatening emergency, please contact 911 before contacting the conference staff;
  2. If the situation poses no immediate danger and is currently highly disruptive, call 916 250-2502 ext 8 for on-site assistance, or flag down a conference organizer (Green Badge) to provide assistance;
  3. If the situation poses no immediate danger and is minimally disruptive, please file a complaint on our contact us webpage.

Privacy Policy

Rockcliffe collects minimal personally identifiable information only for the purposes of communications and personal identification at the conference. No information collected is sold to third party advertisers. Conference attendees may opt out of any Rockcliffe mail-lists set-up for the purposes of conference communications at anytime. Conference attendees should note that opting out before or during the conference may result in missed information including schedule changes and important updates.

Feedback on RUCC policies can be submitted via the RUCC 2018 contact us form.