Rainbow City Performing Arts is an organization of performance ensembles creating a diverse and inclusive environment for musical expression that promotes the equity and visibility of people in the LGBTQIA + community.
This Code of Conduct outlines expectations for all members, volunteers, and staff of RCPA. RCPA may update our Code of Conduct from time to time; any changes will be communicated to those impacted. Additionally, the standards set forth here apply to both in-person and online interactions.
RCPA current standards include:
- Respect: RCPA strives to create and maintain an environment where all people are treated with dignity and respect. RCPA does not tolerate any form of harassment, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination between any of its members, volunteers, and/or staff. All RCPA members are expected to show respect to others, and to adhere to guidelines established by RCPA. Our organization strives to maintain an environment where everyone feels valued, seen, and heard.
- Safety: Members are expected to always prioritize the safety of themselves and others. This includes following all safety guidelines and avoiding any behavior that could put yourself or others in danger. Members are expected to report any safety concerns immediately.
- Responsibility: Members are responsible for their own conduct and must take responsibility for their own actions.
- Laws: Members must abide by all applicable local, state and federal laws.
Please send the Conduct Complaint Form to the RCPA President to report violations of this Code of Conduct. RCPA prohibits any retaliation against any individual who makes a report in good faith or participates in an investigation under this Code of Conduct. RCPA will seek out information about all reported violations and address the situation accordingly.
Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in action such as dismissal of a member from an ensemble, cancellation of membership, or a lesser sanction, as deemed appropriate. Under RCPA bylaws, the President retains the authority to remove or revoke membership as a last resort for violations of this code.
Examples of violations include but are not limited to:
- Discriminatory or hateful language, symbols, or gestures, including but not limited to racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic, ageist, and religious intolerant remarks and/or iconography.
- Discriminatory or inappropriate comments related to another’s body type, hairy-type, and/or physical ability.
- Engaging in behavior that is threatening, harassing, disruptive, or violent in nature.
- Irresponsible consumption or use of alcohol or other substances while at an RCPA activity or event.
- Theft, unauthorized possession, or removal of property belonging to RCPA or others.