Code of Conduct

HackCulture is dedicated to establishing an inclusive, comfortable, and positive environment for everyone involved in the event. We expect participants to uphold this objective throughout the Hackathon. As a University of Illinois event, we expect all participants–faculty, staff, students and guests–to conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code. Harassment and abuse in any form will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual language and imagery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. 

These rules extend to everyone involved in the Hackathon, including sponsors,organizers, volunteers, mentors, judges, and all attendees. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an event staff member immediately. We value the comfort and happiness of all our participants.

In addition, participants are expected to work collaboratively, be productive members of their teams, and attend required events, such as the kickoff event, the judging event, and team work meetings.