Constitution of the European Union Studies Association of the United States

Amendment I

  1. The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is committed to providing a safe and productive environment that encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas, equal treatment for all participants, and a welcoming community where interactions are free of harassment and discrimination. EUSA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment at all EUSA activities for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, ability, socioeconomic status, age, religion, or political affiliation.

  2. This Code governs all activities of the organization, and all interactions between all participants in EUSA activities.
    1. Activity is defined as any event or function of the organization, including online and virtual events
    2. Participant is defined as the staff, officers and members of EUSA, and all attendees at any EUSA activity
  3. The following behavior is prohibited:
    1. Persistent and unwelcome solicitation of emotional or physical intimacy
    2. persistent and unwelcome solicitation of emotional or physical intimacy accompanied by real or implied threat of professional harm
    3. Intimidating, harassing, abusive, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in a EUSA activity
    4. Prejudicial actions or comments related to actual or perceived gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, age, or religion that coerce others, foment broad hostility, or otherwise undermine professional equity or the principles of free academic exchange
    5. Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
    6. Harassing photography or recording
    7. Sustained disruption of talks or other events
    8. Physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping)
    9. Real or implied threat of physical harm
  4. Addressing Grievances: If a complaint of prohibited behavior is observed or experienced by any participant in any EUSA activity, they are advised to contact the Executive Director, a member of the EUSA Executive Committee, or an interlocutor who may deliver the complaint to the Executive Committee. Having received a complaint, the following procedures are in place:
    1. The EUSA Executive Committee will investigate the complaint
    2. If the complaint is found to be valid, the Executive Committee take any action or actions they deem appropriate, including but not limited to the following:
      1. A formal or informal warning to the offender
      2. Expulsion from any activity with no refund
      3. Barring participation in future EUSA activities
      4. Expulsion from the organization with no refund
      5. Barring future membership in the organization
  5. An appeals process will be made available to any participant found to have violated this code of conduct. This may be activated by writing a formal letter to the Executive Committee, who will deliberate over the appeal.