Code of Conduct
By joining the AOE department, all students, staff, faculty, and other members of the AOE community commit to conducting themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming and respectful to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. We expect every individual in AOE to support a collegial and inclusive culture leading to a productive experience for everyone.
Members of the AOE community will refrain from any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.
As a member of the AOE community, it is crucial to actively contribute to an inclusive environment. If you feel you can safely and respectfully intervene in a situation where inappropriate behavior is observed, you may do so while being considerate of all parties present.
For further information visit the Office for Equity and Accessibility’s website at https://oea.vt.edu.