Code of Conduct
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as executive board members and general members of BDAA pledge to making participation in our student organization and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Our mission is simple: inspire students to think analytically and empower them through hands on training, all while connecting them to potential employers. To achieve these goals, BDAA aims to become the central communication point from students across disciplines to faculty and professionals in the Data Analytics field.
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- using welcoming and inclusive language,
- being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences,
- gracefully accepting constructive criticism,
- focusing on what is best for the community, and
- showing empathy towards other community members.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- the use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances,
- trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks,
- public or private harassment,
- publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission, and
- other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
BDAA executive board members are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior. BDAA executive board members have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any member for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.This includes, but is not limited to, asking a member to leave a meeting if their behavior is not in alignment with the Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct applies both within student organization spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the student organization or its community. Examples of representing a the student organization or community include using an official BDAA e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of the student organization may be further defined and clarified by members of the executive board.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by emailing the BDAA Executive Board. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The BDAA Executive Board is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately. BDAA executive board members who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the executive board.
This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant version 1.4.