NASHUA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER CODE OF CONDUCT
DEFINITION: A code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the proper practices and behavior for any member within an organization.
All members are accountable for their actions, whether within the 70 Temple Street facility or at an off-campus function sponsored by the Nashua Senior Activity Center (NSAC). All members must respect each other. The Nashua Senior Activity Center respects all opinions and supports the right of free expression without fear of insult or reprisal. As an organization we will honor and value the abilities and contributions of others and promote respect for individuals and group differences. We are committed to develop, administer and advocate policies and procedures that foster consistent treatment for all.
- Act ethically
- Be friendly, patient, welcoming and considerate to all
- Respect the uniqueness and intrinsic worth of all
- Treat each other with dignity, courtesy, civility and compassion to make NSAC free of harassment, intimidation and unlawful discrimination
- Ensure an environment of inclusiveness and a commitment to diversity
- Respect another’s property
Includes but not limited to:
- Violent threats or vulgar and indecent language directed against another person
- Discriminatory jokes and language
- Obscene gestures
- Personal insults
- Unwelcome personal attention
- Repeated harassment of others
- Intentionally verbally, emotionally, or physically making someone feel hurt, afraid or embarrassed, whether in person, behind their back, over the phone or online
- Using NSAC property without permission
- Theft of NSAC property or that belonging to employees, members or volunteers
- Breaching confidentiality
IF A PROBLEM IS PERCEIVED
- Ask the person who is behaving unacceptably to stop. Walk away. Remain calm, don’t fight back. Make them aware of the Code of Conduct Policy. Realize you are not alone, powerless or at fault.
- If the behavior does not stop, report the problem to the Executive Director.
- Include within the report the persons involved, others who saw or heard it happen, where and when it happened, and a description of the unacceptable behavior.
Be assured that all reports are processed confidentially.
Know and understand that there is a consequence for misconduct, up to and including temporary suspension and/or permanent membership revocation.