Anti-Harassment Policy

The MIT Game Lab is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, physical appearance, or body size.

Events that are held by the MIT Game Lab or that are sponsored by the lab and held on on MIT grounds, follow MIT’s policy on harrassment, which includes MIT’s policy on sexual harassment, as found in Section 9.5 of MIT Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Members and can be accessed online at http://web.mit.edu/policies/9/9.5.html. MIT’s Guidelines for Raising Complaints about Harassment can be found at http://web.mit.edu/communications/hg/.

We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

As an institution, we have adopted a statement of Responsible and Ethical Conduct at MIT: http://web.mit.edu/conduct/. The statement is a compilation of existing, longstanding policies that individually and taken as a whole express the Institute’s expectations of how we treat each other, and the manner in which we carry out our responsibilities as educators, researchers and administrators. We are also reaffirming our belief that ethical behavior applies to every member of our community.

In instances where application of these policies and procedures to specific situations is unclear, we are all obliged to obtain adequate clarification or interpretation from resources listed below. Additionally, in cases where one believes a clear violation of these policies has occurred, the matter should be brought to the attention of the individual’s supervisor or other resource as indicated below. An anonymous reporting mechanism is also provided, at http://web.mit.edu/conduct.

We all share responsibility in ensuring compliance with the values and principles contained within this statement of Responsible and Ethical Conduct at MIT.

Rik Eberhardt
Studio Manager, MIT Game Lab
reberhar@mit.edu

For emergencies, contact MIT Campus Police: 617-253-1212 (or 100 from any MIT phone)