Code of Conduct Agreement
Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
Sports Camps Principles, Codes and Policies
Brown University Sports Camps bring together campers from the United States and other countries who share an interest in seeking athletic enrichment and growth, and provides an environment that supports the pursuit of these goals.
To ensure that campers have successful, fulfilling, and engaging experiences, campers and parents/guardians are expected to read and abide by the codes and policies below. Campers enrolled in the University’s Sports Camps must be capable of accepting, and are expected to take, responsibility for their behavior. The Sports Camps are committed to maintaining standards that are conducive to the pursuit of athletic excellence.
Camp coaches and staff, residential life and other staff are charged with implementing Sports Camp codes and policies, and supporting campers’ success.
|Camper Challenge/Concern||Who to Contact|
|Social/Emotional||Social/Emotional Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Sport Camp Assistants|
|Balancing Social/Emotional and Academic Life||Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Sport Camp Assistants|
|Other firstname.lastname@example.org / 401-863-5988|
*Campers receive information at check-in with contact information they can use for assistance 24 hours/day.
PRINCIPLES OF THE BROWN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
We, as members of the Brown University community – faculty, students, and staff – are dedicated to supporting and maintaining a scholarly community in which all share together in the common enterprise of learning. As a central aim, Brown University promotes intellectual inquiry through vigorous discourse, both oral and written. The fundamental principles that must necessarily undergird this aim include:
- respect for the integrity of the academic process;
- individual integrity and self-respect;
- respect for the freedoms and privileges of others; and
- respect for University resources.
In becoming a part of Brown University, we accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University’s academic and social community, and assume the responsibility to uphold the University’s principles.
RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE ACADEMIC PROCESS
The rights and responsibilities that accompany academic freedom are at the heart of the intellectual purposes of the University. Our conduct as community members should protect and promote the University’s pursuit of its academic mission. We are all, therefore, expected to conduct ourselves with integrity in our learning, teaching and research, and in the ways in which we support those endeavors.
In order to ensure that the University can dedicate itself fully to its academic and educational vision, it is expected that an individual’s personal integrity will be reflected not only in honest and responsible actions but also in a willingness to offer direction to others whose actions may be harmful to themselves or the community. The University expects that members of the Brown community will be truthful and forthright. The University expects that community members will not engage in behavior that endangers their own sustained effectiveness or that has serious ramifications for their own safety, welfare, academic well-being or professional obligations, or for that of others.
RESPECT FOR THE FREEDOMS AND PRIVILEGES OF OTHERS
We strive for a sense of community in which the individual growth of all members is advanced through the cultivation of mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding. Brown University values and encourages individuality while also affirming the community dimensions of academic life. A socially responsible community provides a structure within which individual freedoms may flourish without threatening the privileges or freedoms of other individuals or groups.
The University is committed to honest, open, and equitable engagement with racial, religious, gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, and other differences. The University seeks to promote an environment that in its diversity is integral to the academic, educational, and community purposes of the institution.
RESPECT FOR UNIVERSITY RESOURCES
All community members must respect the general resources and physical property of the University. Such resources are assets in which community members have a vested interest, as these resources specifically support the institutional mission.
CODE OF CONDUCT
To uphold the Principles of the University Community, members of Brown University are expected to:
- Act as good citizens by showing respect and courtesy to all members of the University community, including fellow students, staff, instructors, and campus neighbors.
- Be truthful in personal and athletic engagements.
- Use methods of expression that are appropriate for a healthy learning environment. Obscene, derogatory, and abusive language is prohibited.
- Uphold high standards of integrity and meet physical challenges through honest effort and hard work.
- Abide by University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policy that prohibits discrimination or the facilitation of discrimination of any kind including, but not limited to discrimination based on sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a veteran, or disability.
- Take care of University and other community members’ property, including equipment, furnishings, and facilities (residence halls, classrooms, athletic facilities, dining halls, indoor and outdoor common areas), and private property.
- Behave in ways that do not expose oneself or others to injury or endangerment.
- Not commit, or threaten to commit, acts of violence on people or property.
- Not engage in any form of harassment or bullying. Harassment consists of any type of conduct (including but not limited to, cyber, written, verbal, graphic, physical, or sexual) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or residential environment.
- Use University facilities only for academic, athletic, and residential purposes. No commercial activities are allowed within the residence halls.
- Not bring any of the following items to campus or off-site programs including firearms, knives, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, gas operated stoves, motorcycles, vehicles, hot plates, heating appliances, space heaters, air conditioners (unless medically authorized-see Residential policies, torchiere halogen lamps, candles (including tea lights), open flames, any external heating elements, hover boards, or Galaxy 7 phones. Refrigerators must not exceed 4 cubic feet, 1.5 amps. Animals are not allowed, except for service animals and approved emotional support animals.
- Not use or be in the presence of alcohol, illegal drugs (including marijuana), or related paraphernalia. Campers may use personal over-the-counter and prescription medication, but may not share or use other’s.
- Abide by curfew and quiet hours’ requirements.
- Adhere to all federal, state, and local laws.
- Understand and abide by all aspects of the Code of Conduct, as well as those rules and guidelines presented by staff and instructors during the camp.
Failure to abide by this code, policies available on the Sports Camp website, and applicable University policies, may result in disciplinary action, which could include but is not limited to: a warning, consultation with parent/guardian, or in cases of serious or repeated incidences, dismissal from the program. Should a participant be dismissed from the program for any reason, tuition, fees, room and board charges, and any other program-related expenses will not be refunded. In addition, course credit and financial obligations arising from dismissal from the program, including travel costs will be the responsibility of the camper and parent/guardian.
If campers or parents/guardians have questions about the Code of Conduct, they should contact the Sports Camp Office as soon as possible, ideally prior to beginning a camp.