We as members, committee members, and officers pledge to make participation in UTDesign Makerspace a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
UTDesign Makerspace officers are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
Officers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject code and wiki contributions and revoke membership from members that are not aligned to this Code of Ethics, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.
This Code of Ethics applies within all community spaces including the Synergy Park North building, UTDesign Makerspace Discord server, and UTDesign Makerspace events, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include using their UT Dallas or UTDesign Makerspace e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the officers responsible for enforcement on our Discord server. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.
All officers are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.
Officers will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:
Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.
Consequence: A private, written warning from officers, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.
Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.
Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Ethics, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.
Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.
Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with UTDesign Makerspace for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Ethics, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.
Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.
Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within UTDesign Makerspace.
We believe that the following statements reflect the values of UTDesign Makerspace.
UT Dallas stands on land originally settled and occupied by the Caddo, Wichita and Comanche people. We recognize the legacy of colonization and the harm caused by the forced removal of Indigenous people from these lands. UT Dallas continues to benefit from the contributions of Indigenous students and employees on our campus, and we are committed to ongoing support for the Native culture that is essential to our community.
For more information, please visit the Land Acknowledgement page on the Multicultural Center website.
This Code of Ethics is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/2/1/code_of_conduct.html. Changes were made to reflect specifics to UTDesign Makerspace.
Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.