Code of Conduct

Social Science Librarians Boot Camp RVA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to an organizer Conference organizers can be identified by a blue lanyard. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report using Code of Conduct Violation Report form. We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

  • Calling or messaging the organizers at 804-596-9306. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
  • Contacting an organizer, identified by a blue lanyard.
  • Filling out the Code of Conduct Violation Report form and including your name and contact information.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

ContactPhone NumberAddress
Conference Organizers804-596-9306
Campus Events Staff804-289-8585
Rick Glass, Jepson Alumni Center Assistant Director804-289-8544
Greater Richmond Regional Hotline (sexual assault / violence hotline)804-612-6126
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital (emergency room)804-285-20115801 Bremo Rd, Richmond, VA 23226
Henrico Doctor's Hospital (emergency room)804-289-45001602 Skipwith Road, Front Entrance, Richmond, VA 23229
BetterMed (urgent care)804-554-56885215 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230
Patient First (urgent care)804-359-133712 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221
Gentleman Taxi804-839-8400
Henrico Taxi804-517-4000
Police, UR, non-emergency804-289-8715
Police, UR, emergency804-289-8911