NWCUA events are intended for professional networking, collaboration, and training/development. The participation of every member in the credit union community is valued and all attendees deserve an enjoyable and fulfilling professional experience at NWCUA events. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show professional respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the event, in interactions online associated with the event, and related activities.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at NWCUA events are required and expected to conduct themselves in alignment with this code of conduct. This code will be enforced throughout the event at the fullest extent possible. All participants are encouraged to help enforce this code of conduct.

The NWCUA is committed to providing a professional, harassment-free, and safe environment at every event for everyone regardless of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or disability. The NWCUA prohibits harassment, discrimination, or other unwelcome or unlawful behavior.

Prohibited behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to any protected status mentioned above;
  • Unwelcome or unprofessional physical contact;
  • Unwanted attention related to sex or gender, including nicknames or references or any sexual propositions;
  • Obscene or derogatory jokes or comments;
  • Intimidating behavior, including stalking;
  • Unwelcome photography or recording, and;
  • Disruption of events.

If you see something, say something to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

If you experience a violation of this policy or witness a violation, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the NWCUA staff or related event hosts immediately.

NWCUA staff are instructed to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing a violation of this policy, including harassment. 

Participants are expected to follow these rules at conference/workshop venues and other conference-related social events. 

For any violation of this code of conduct, the NWCUA will take appropriate action, in its sole discretion, including warning the offender or expelling the offender from the event with no refund or prohibiting participation of future events. Under certain circumstances and at their discretion, NWCUA staff may contact hotel security and/or local police. 

Violations of this code may subject a participant to exclusion from future events.