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The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, education, appearance, religion, or other group status. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of event organizers.

This Code of Conduct outlines expectations for all event attendees, including speakers, participants, and organizers, of any CEGA event, both online and in-person. It also details steps for reporting unacceptable behavior and outlines how CEGA staff will enforce this code.


CEGA is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and the free expression of ideas. CEGA seeks to provide an environment in which all participants may learn, network, and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to maintain that environment for the benefit of all. Some behaviors, therefore, are specifically prohibited:


We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. Participants who violate these rules or who are asked to stop inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Event organizers maintain the right to take any action to ensure the event remains a welcoming environment for all participants, including expulsion from the event.


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, or if you believe a harassment problem exists, please report it as soon as possible to any CEGA staff member. CEGA staff are required to immediately relay all reports to Center leadership. If the risk of a conflict of interest exists with event organizers, please communicate reports to the Director of Communications or one of the Faculty Directors. Reports of sexual harassment or violence made to UC Berkeley staff may be reported to the the Office of the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD).

When submitting a report, please do your best to describe the incident or behavior, including the offender’s identity, timing, location, circumstances surrounding the incident, other people involved in the incident, if there are any public records available (emails, chats, images, etc.), whether the incident is ongoing, and any other information that can help us make an appropriate decision.


The UC Berkeley PATH to Care Office (confidential advocate office) offers 24-hour urgent support. The number for the Care Line is (510) 643-2005.


The language in this policy was adapted from the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) 2017 Conference Code of Conduct and the Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) Code of Conduct (with permission from conference organizers), which in turn are based on language provided by the Geek Feminism wiki and American Library Association.

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