Game Development Club
These rules are the code of conduct expected of members of the Game Development Club, the goal of this code is to create a safe, accessable and fun learning space for budding Game Developers. Lack of compliance with these guidelines will result in one of the following actions, which of these actions is selected will be determined based on the severity of the infraction. Accusations will be investigated thoroughly by the appropriate authorities:
(1) Verbal Warning
(2) Revocation of membership financial privlidges (This means temporary exclusion from access to club funded events)
(3) Revocation of membership status
(4) Reccomendation for review with SJSU
(5) Report of incident to local authorities
Article 1 - Inclusion and Discrimination:
I. No SJSU student will be denied membership to the Game Development club for any reason unless
(1) They are expelled from the club for breaking any rules within this code of conduct or the existing SJSU code of conduct for student organizations, Federal, State or Local laws.
II. No member, including both SJSU students and non-students will be discriminated against for any reason including (age, religion, sex, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, romantic orientation).
Article II - Abuse Clause:
I. No member will abuse another member in any of the following ways
(1) Verbal - This is open to interpretation, but as the general rule of thumb, do not intentionally say something that could be hurtful to another member, and try and be conscious of what you say. This is not a censorship clause however. We believe in open exchange of thoughts, just be sensitive to your surroundings if possible. Intentional verbal abuse, especially with multiple infractions is a serious offense and will not be taken lightly.
(2) Sexual - Do not make sexual advances at other members. If you are interested in another member in a personal manner, ask once if they are open to discussing it and only if you know them well enough to warrant this. Do not under any circumstances harass other members. If they say "No" at any time, you are obligated by this code of conduct (and the law) not to pursue. Do not physically sexually harass any other member, this should go without saying, but: do not touch, grope, fondle, or otherwise molest any member of the club.
(3) Physical - Do not hit, assault or batter each other.
Article III - Team Policy
I. There is an expectation within the club that groups will abide the following guidelines.
(1) Dating members of a within the same group should be avoided (as is generally held in the professional world). Relationship breakups can lead to groups falling apart. If you are interested in a relationship with a group member, wait until after your project is complete to discuss it with them.
II. Groups should always be open to new members unless they have exceeded 5 members, when in excess of 5 members the team can decide with a 3/5 vote to not take on additional members for capacity reasons. (This rule may have edge case exceptions)
III. Teams should openly discuss their problems with one another, communication is vital to success.
Article IV - The Implicit Clause
I. There may be serious accusations that are not explicitly stated within this document, however, should any of these arrive it will be handled in similar accordance to those named here.
Article V - Final Notes:
I. If any member is witness to another member acting in any of the ways above they can (and should) report it to any club advisor.
II. Investigation will not always result in any punishment, as hearsay cannot be used to determine whether someone is guilty of an infraction.
III. Regardless of whether punishment is inflicted, all parties will address accusations.
IV. Members falsly accusing other members can themselves be held responsible for their actions (False Accusations) and it should be noted that this is equally as serious as many of the infractions above. (in otherwords, the Game Dev Council will not be any individual members weapon against another)
V. We maintain that there should be anonymity (to the best degree possible, provided the infraction is not one which must be reported to higher authorities) for both the accused and victim, the goal of this policy is to ensure that the issue is dealt with, and that we can focus on the issue at hand. We have the additional goal of ensuring to not make the accused a poster child for the infraction.