Code of Conduct Policy

Cary Institute Event/Meeting/Workshop/Conference Code of Conduct Policy

Cary Institute is committed to providing an environment that is free of harassment and convening meetings, events, workshops, and conferences that support individual dignity and respect. As such, Cary Institute maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class. Cary Institute is also committed to preventing violence in the workplace and maintaining a safe work environment for all of its employees.

Intimidation, harassment, or other threats of (or actual) violence that occur during or after business hours at events, meetings, workshops, and conferences organized by Cary Institute and its staff virtually, on Cary Institute property, or other off-site locations, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

Cary Institute’s Event/Meeting/Workshop/Conference Code of Conduct Policy provides a code of conduct expected of visitors to Cary Institute and off-site event/meeting/workshop/conference participants (Cary Institute staff and others), as well as participants in virtual events, to ensure productive behavior, a feeling of congeniality and safety, and positive discussions for all attendees. It also provides guidance for reporting incidents of harassment and violations of this policy.

Cary Institute staff members receive annual training in handling reported violations of this Code of Conduct Policy.

Reporting Code of Conduct Violations

  1. Call 911 if at any time you feel that you are in immediate danger. After calling 911, if you’re on-site at Cary Institute, you may also alert Cary Institute Security at (845) 224-7275 if the incident occurs between 4 PM and 12 AM on Monday through Friday, or between 8 AM and 8 PM on Saturday or Sunday.

  2. Speak directly to the meeting organizer.

  3. In accordance with Cary Institute’s Event/Meeting/Conference Code of Conduct Policy, the Incident Reporting Form should be used to report violations of the Code of Conduct Policy.

Click here to access and submit an online Incident Reporting Form.

Click here to download a fillable/printable Incident Reporting Form. This may be submitted to the event organizer(s).