Proposed Code of Conduct / Community Agreement

UW-CBE-Community-agreement.pdf (158.5 KB)

I would love to get feedback on this idea from all of you in the CLF Community. What would you think about publishing a statement on this website to help guide the healthy development of our Community? The attached document was published at the University of Washington, based on work done by several other organizations that are listed at the end of the document.

(adapted from the University of Washington College of Built Environments)

We invite all participants to help us create a welcoming space for everyone by agreeing to:
I. Actively and respectfully engage. We want to promote mutual respect and understanding by acknowledging other perspectives, constructively confronting differences, and actively listening. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
Our community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, national origin, language proficiency, military service, professional status, religion, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or other group status.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact @clf-admin.
II. Be mindful of how much time and space you’re taking up. Create space for those who we are not hearing from and respect all who participate in the discussion.
III. Assume good intentions, while also acknowledging the difference between intentions and impact. We are all learning, but take responsibility for any negative impact you might have and apologize when needed.
IV. Critique ideas, not people. We want to make sure that this is a brave space where everyone can share their ideas, without feeling harassed.
V. Keep confidentiality. Share lessons learned, but not names and other identifiers.
VI. Use “I” statements. Speak from your own experiences rather than generalizing.
VII. Be kind to yourself and take breaks as needed.
VIII. Be patient. We are all learning to engage in these digital platforms. Technological mishaps are common in these scenarios no matter how much we prepare.

• AORTA. Anti-Oppressive Facilitation for Democratic Process. Retrieved in April 2020 from
• The Anti-Oppression Network. Safer Space Policy/Community Agreements. Retrieved in April 2020 from:
• Sparc. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Retrieved in April 2020 from