SCA Bullying, Harassment, and Hate Speech Policies

The SCA Prohibits
Harassment And Bullying
of All Individuals and Groups.
Hate Speech is not Tolerated.

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Bullying and Harassment * Hate Speech
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The SCA, Kingdom of the Middle, Barony of Illiton, and Canton of Lochmorrow do not tolerate bullying or harassment in person or online. Likewise, hate speech is not tolerated in the Society.

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Harassment and Bullying Policy
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Harassment and bullying includes: but is not limited to the following:

  • Offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
  • The display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
  • Photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
  • Inappropriate physical contact: unwelcome sexual attention or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions.

If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a Seneschal, President of the SCA or their Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA code of conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a Seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s board Ombudsman.

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Hate Speech Policy
Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society.

Hate speech is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits.

Such symbols and speech have no essential part of any discussion of ideas and are of so little value to the Society that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the harm caused.
The use by any participant in the Society may result in possible sanctions up to and including revocation of membership and denial of participation.

Please report any possible instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President of the SCA immediately. For more information about hate speech and the reporting of same, please refer to the Society Seneschal’s Handbook. “

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Poster for Events
The following statement must be posted at gate/troll at every SCA event in a size large enough for people to see it as they enter our events. This language must likewise be quoted in ALL site handouts at every event a site where a handout is made available.
Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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