Code of Conduct

HAMUN Staff reserves the right to dismiss any participant from the conference due to a violation of any regulation. HAMUN will strictly enforce the following code of conduct at conference:

Language
English is the official and working language of all committees during debate at HAMUN.

Name Badges & Credentials
For security purposes, name badges must be kept visible at all times by both delegates and faculty members.

Electronics
Delegates are permitted to use laptops during caucuses strictly for the purpose of crafting working papers/draft resolutions. Directors will be walking around to monitor computer use. Cell phones are permitted at the discretion of the chair, but should be used sparingly to contact parents and sponsors as needed. If any abuse of this privilege is suspected, cell phone use will be prohibited for the remainder of conference. Failure to adhere by this standard will result in ejection from committee. Mp3 players or any other electronics may not be used during the event. Any delegate found using permitted electronics outside of conference-approved usage or using prohibited electronics will receive one warning from the dais. After this warning, sponsors will be notified.

Pre-written Resolutions
HAMUN strives to promote an environment that fosters diplomacy and negotiation in all committees. With this in mind, delegates are not permitted to bring pre-written resolutions of any kind to the conference.

Notes
Note passing will be permitted in committees at the discretion of the dais and may be suspended at any time. Notes must be professional and pertinent to the topic. Notes that are inappropriate in nature will not be tolerated and will be turned over to sponsors. Violations of this rule will result in suspension of note passing and action may be taken by the Secretary-General in regards to the sender(s) of the notes in question.

Smoking, Alcohol, & Drugs
Smoking is prohibited in all conference buildings at all times. Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited at all times and in all places, including any part of campus. Any delegate caught in possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be barred from any and all future conferences and sent home immediately.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is prohibited. This conference defines sexual harassment as:

  1.  An unwanted sexual advance that may take the form of inappropriate sexual or suggestive comments, sounds, or jokes; unsolicited touching.
  2.  Such conduct that has the purpose effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational, social, living or working environment.
  3. Incidents of sexual harassment should be immediately reported to a faculty or a conference staff member. The Secretary General will deal with these problems directly.

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