Code of Conduct

Kansas City Oasis Code of Conduct

I. Purpose

Kansas City Oasis is a community of compassion and reason that seeks to create a safe and welcoming
environment for freethinkers to celebrate the human experience in a positive way. We are grateful to
all who participate in the activities of our community and contribute towards its variety of functions.
This Code is intended to promote ethical conduct and define the expectations for participation in order
to foster the healthy administration of our community. Kansas City Oasis welcomes all who embrace
our Core Values, and abide by this Code of Conduct.

II. Core Values

At Kansas City Oasis, we think:

  1. People are more important than beliefs.
  2. Only human hands solve human problems.
  3. Reality is known through reason.
  4. Meaning comes from making a difference.
  5. Be accepting and be accepted.

III. Scope

This policy applies to all participants who attend Kansas City Oasis, including organizers who facilitate
events and directors who oversee the organization’s administration.

IV. Rules and Expectations

A. Harassment

Kansas City Oasis strives for a community of ethical conduct where people are treated with
kindness and compassion. To protect the community and promote a positive experience,
Kansas City Oasis prohibits harassment, including, but not limited to, physical violent behavior,
sexual harassment, name-calling, abusive language, insinuation, innuendo, and bullying of any
kind. We urge our community to ask for unequivocal consent for all activism, philanthropic, and
social activities. This includes honoring personal boundaries. Refrain from touching or hugging
other people without consent. Persistent solicitation of any kind, after clear refusal, can create a
hostile environment and will not be tolerated.

B. Discrimination

Kansas City Oasis seeks to create a welcoming environment where diversity is a valued.
Therefore, Kansas City Oasis prohibits discrimination, including, but not limited to, race, national
origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, body size,
appearance, disability, age, pregnancy, or religion.

C. Disruptive Behavior

It is important to Kansas City Oasis that its events are safe and participants are comfortable.
Any generally disruptive behavior that causes concern, discomfort, or mental anguish to
participants, or distracts the organization from its activities is prohibited. This includes misuse
or mistreatment of Kansas City Oasis property or the property of any venue hosting Kansas City
Oasis events.

D. Privacy

Some participants prefer for their involvement with Kansas City Oasis to remain private, and we
respect their wishes. Therefore, it is prohibited to disclose the involvement of a participant
outside of Oasis without the permission of that participant.

E. Illegal Activity

Kansas City Oasis abides by all local, state, and federal laws and reserves the right to notify the
appropriate law enforcement authorities of any potential violations of law.

F. The Board of Directors reserves the right to prohibit any other behavior it deems inappropriate
or disruptive.

V. Reporting Violations

If you have observed any violations of this policy, even if prohibited conduct is not directed at you,
please notify a member of the Board of Directors immediately, or contact our Executive Director at
helen.stringer@kcoasis.org.

VI. Determination of a Rules Violation

Determination of a rules violation will be at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. At events
when a Board Member is not present, the organizers/hosts have authority to enforce this policy.

VII. Adjudication

In the event of a policy violation, the following actions may be taken:

  1. Warn the participant
  2. Ask the participant to leave the event
  3. Exclude the participant from future Oasis events

Violators will be appropriately notified. In order to ensure the safety of Kansas City Oasis events, law
enforcement will be notified of violators who do not comply with adjudication and cause disruption to
our events.
Thank you for taking the time to review this Code of Conduct. It is important to Kansas City Oasis that
participants have a safe and positive experience. Defining these expectations and encouraging ethical
conduct ensures that Kansas City Oasis will always be a healthy community of compassion and reason.

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