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

All members, credit union staff, event attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at NWCUA activities/events are required and expected to conduct themselves in alignment with this code of conduct. This code will be enforced throughout all Association-related communications, activities, and events to the fullest extent possible. Everyone is encouraged to help enforce this code of conduct.

The NWCUA is committed to providing a professional, harassment-free, and safe environment 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 activities or 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.

Should a member fail to meet the conditions in this Code of Conduct, NWCUA may, at its sole discretion, decide on the appropriate action to take, including termination of membership.

Event-Specific Information

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 the offender to exclusion from future events.

Northwest Credit Union Association Attendee Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk for In-Person Events

Assumption of Risk:  Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) EVENT.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the EVENT, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee.  Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the EVENT may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact.  Attendee understands and agrees that this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of NWCUA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the EVENT.

Attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that NWCUA or the EVENT Venue may implement, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements, state health department guidance, restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, such as social gatherings indoors, including bars or hotel rooms, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all EVENT attendees. Failure to follow the guidance as set forth by NWCUA or the EVENT Venue will result in denial of entrance to the EVENT Venue and also forfeiture of participation in the EVENT and any related fees.