Online Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy

The Ohio Academy of History is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, OAH board members, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy.

Unacceptable Behavior

The Ohio Academy of History has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment in any form, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. This policy also covers any virtual meetings hosted by the association.

Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening, cyber-bullying, or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, OAH board member, service provider, or other meeting guests.

Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, OhAH board member, service provider, or other meeting guest or disruption of presentations at sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by OAH will not be tolerated.

 If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, OAH  asks that you inform Secretary/Treasurer, Kevin Kern () or meeting host John Brooke () so that we can take the appropriate action.

The Ohio Academy of History reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and OAH reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.

Based on guidelines from the American Association for State and Local History,, and the Ohio Local History Alliance,

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