Policy on Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual.
- The display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner.
- Photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual.
- Inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.
Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman (Yes, this is an actual english word!). If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have a responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behaviour to a seneschal, President of the SCA or Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.