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HCA Code of Conduct

Inclusivity and Anti-Racism Statement

Code of Conduct

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is committed to fostering an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, and harassment. 

All individuals are treated with respect and dignity, contribute fully, and have equal opportunities.

All persons working or associating with our community of The Hopkinton Center for the Arts are expected to uphold and abide by this Code of Conduct.

You will refrain from any form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination, and cooperate fully in any investigation of a harassment or discrimination complaint.

Code of Conduct—Behavior Commitment
We serve each other

  • We treat each other with kindness
  • We share goals and ideals across the entire organization
  • We make time and space for the entire organization to celebrate each other
  • We take time to get to know each other as individuals across the organization
  • We continually look for ways we can connect better
  • We seek a “Safe-r” space for you to come as you are. We will stop and listen and learn if it ever becomes un-safe

We work as a team

  • We believe that everyone’s ideas have value. We set goals as a team
  • We take calculated risks as a team to achieve our goals. We have open and frank discussions with each other
  • We make room for people to respectfully disagree without fear of reprisal
  • We ask for help when needed and step up to give help when requested
  • We come together when one of us struggles or makes a mistake. We then learn and strengthen the organization

Code of Conduct—Zero Tolerance Policy for:

  • Epithets, remarks, jokes or innuendos, hostile or intimidating actions or remarks
  • Race, religious, gender-related, or sexual-orientation-related comments about a person’s physical characteristics or mannerisms
  • Paternalism based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation which undermines a person’s self-respect or position of responsibility
  • Suggestive or offensive remarks or innuendoes about members of a specific gender or sexual-orientation, race, or religion
  • Race, religious, gender-related, or sexual-orientation-related verbal abuse, threats or taunting
  • Offensive jokes or comments of a sexual nature
  • Rough and vulgar humor or language related to race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
  • Spreading malicious rumors, gossip, or innuendo
  • Excluding or isolating someone socially
  • Intimidating a person
  • Undermining or deliberately impeding a person's work
  • Withholding necessary information or purposefully giving the wrong information
  • Assigning unreasonable duties or workload which are unfavorable to one person (in a way that creates unnecessary pressure)
  • Yelling or using profanity
  • Belittling a person's opinions

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