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Seattle Atheists Code of Conduct Policy 

(revised 1/8/2022) 

When attending our events and meetings, we expect people to treat each other with courtesy and respect.  We require all attendees to cooperate with event hosts, who are charged with enforcing this Code of Conduct.


Examples of unacceptable behavior
  • Promoting or participating in harassment, bullying, discrimination, or intimidation on-site, online, and/or on social media.

  • Verbal, written, or other forms of abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff member, service provider, or other guest.

    • Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations.

  • Threatening or stalking in-person or online.

  • Disruption or disallowing participation by others.

  • Criminal offenses.

  • Failure to follow meeting protocol.

  • Physical or verbal abuse, including attacks on ideas vs. respectful, disagreeing dialogue.

  • Use of social or mainstream media to target individual actions of participants in a way that could harm their privacy or professional status or open them to slander or libel.

  • Knowingly violating copyright, or copying presenter information without obtaining permission.

Consequences and reporting unacceptable behavior

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.  Anyone violating the Code of Conduct may be removed from the current meeting.  Egregious behavior may result in bans from future Seattle Atheist meetings or other sanctions, depending on the specifics as determined by the Seattle Atheists Board of Directors or their designate.


If you experience or witness behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety at an on-site meeting, contact 911 or if in a convention center, locate a house phone and ask for security.  Please report other incidents or suspected incidents to the event host or venue staff.  In addition, if you wish to report an incident or behavior inconsistent with this Code of Conduct, please email: or call (206) 659-5657.

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