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Winter Summit on Games Code of Conduct


The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the Utah Winter Summit on Games. As a member of the academic games community, the Division of Games is committed to providing a harassment-free, accessible, inclusive, and pleasant scholarly environment with equity in rights for all. We want every summit participant to feel welcome, included, and safe in their participation.

We aim to provide a safe, respectful, and harassment-free scholarly environment for everyone involved regardless of age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, veteran status, religious beliefs, dietary requirements, medical conditions, pregnancy-related concerns, or childcare requirements. We also respect any other status protected by laws in the United States of America.

We do not tolerate harassment of others in any way, shape, or form. We expect all interactions between summit participants and others to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the summit’s formal program, during meals and informal social activities, and on social media. Summit participants who violate the terms of this policy may be asked to leave the summit.

In the event of any incident or concerns, participants can contact the program chair or general chair of the summit in confidence.

Relevant University of Utah Policies

The Americans with Disabilities Act. The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodation, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Building, 801-581-5020. CDS will work with you and the lab director to make arrangements for accommodations.

Addressing Sexual Misconduct. Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender (which includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression) is a civil rights offense subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, color, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, veteran’s status or genetic information. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you are encouraged to report it to the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 135 Park Building, 801-581-8365, or the Office of the Dean of Students, 270 Union Building, 801-581-7066. For support and confidential consultation, contact the Center for Student Wellness, 426 SSB, 801-581-7776. To report to the police, contact the Department of Public Safety, 801-585-2677(COPS).

Code of Faculty Rights and Responsibilities. University of Utah faculty are required to abide by the Code of Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for the University of Utah. The Code of Faculty Rights and Responsibilities for the University of Utah can be found at:

Student Code of Conduct. Students are required to abide by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (the “Student Code”) for the University of Utah. The Student Code for the University of Utah can be found at: