Safe Space Policy

Enthusiasm Collective Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in the Enthusiasm Collective community—including, but not limited to the Enthusiasm Collective Workspace and Enthusiasm Collective Slack team—is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all members, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers, as well as guests of members, and those attending events at our workspace.

Enthusiasm Collective will enforce this code at all times. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The Condensed Version

Enthusiasm Collective is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the Enthusiasm Collective community, in person or online. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Enthusiasm Collective workspace, the Slack team, and all future events without a refund at the discretion of the Enthusiasm Collective board.

The Less Condensed Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
  2. It is presented in a respectful manner
  3. Those present are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.
  4. This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.
  5. Those asked to stop any harassing behavior are required to comply immediately.

If someone engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, Enthusiasm Collective may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.


Reporting and Enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Enthusiasm Collective board immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us at or by direct message in Slack.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.



Adapted with permission from the XOXO Community Code of Conduct on June 3rd, 2017 The XOXO document was in turn based on the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism,, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.