GoWest Credit Union Association 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 GoWest Credit Union Association 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 GoWest Credit Union Association 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 GoWest Credit Union Association 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 GoWest Credit Union Association 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 GoWest Credit Union Association staff or related event hosts immediately.

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

Event-Specific Information & Assumption of Risk

GoWest Credit Union Association staff is 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 GoWest Credit Union Association 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 in future events. Under certain circumstances and at their discretion, GoWest Credit Union Association staff may contact hotel security and/or local police.

Violations of this code may subject the offender to exclusion from future events.