Code of Conduct for all Jedi Federation Participants


Conduct that is determined to impair the opportunities of others to learn or that disrupts the orderly functions of the Federation will be deemed misconduct and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Misconduct for which members are subject to disciplinary actions includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Cheating – Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or copying another’s work.

  2. Actions, verbal statements, written statements and/or online statements which may be construed as cyber bullying and/or written statements which may be used to intimidate, threaten, or violate the personal safety of any member, or any conduct which interferes with the educational process or institutional functions.

  3. Harassment – sexual, racial, ethnic, or otherwise – that has the effect of creating a hostile or offensive educational environment.

  4. Disruptive behavior, such as but not limited to harassment, verbal insults, ethnic and/or racial slurs, that hinders or interferes with the educational process.

  5. Hazing (any action which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health or physical health or safety of a member for the purpose of initiation.

  6. Using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at a Federation sponsored event or when meeting with Federation personnel.

  7. Carrying of unauthorized weapons at events or when meeting Federation personnel.

  8. Violation of any applicable professional code of ethics or conducts and program dispositions, where applicable.

  9. Failure to comply promptly with any reasonable directive from Federation officials.

10.Failure to cooperate in a Federation investigation.
11.Fabrication – falsification or invention of any information, citation, or

document, or lying during a Federation investigation.
12.Violation of federal, state, or local laws or regulations that impacts the

Federation’s environment.

Policy Procedures

While an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct is being investigated, a member may be removed from Federation-sanctioned events or other Federation functions. If a violation is found, disciplinary action will be based on the seriousness of the situation and may include, but not be limited to, documented counseling, suspension, and/or removal of membership. In all cases, the Federation will take action in accordance with the policies and procedures.

Alleged violations of the conduct must be forwarded in writing to a Federation official along with supporting documents, such as emails, screenshots, and texts. The Federation disciplinary committee will investigate the violation, communicate with those involved, and determine the disciplinary action, if any, which may be appropriate. If the issue is not resolved, the issue will be escalated to the Federation President.

Disciplinary Committee Meeting Procedures

  1. Disciplinary committee liaison reviews the documentation and reads the timeline of the alleged misconduct.

  2. The member in question provides a statement.

  3. The committee asks the member relevant clarifying questions, though the

    member is not allowed to ask questions of the committee, which may be

    disruptive to the process.

  4. After all the questions have been exhausted, the member is asked to leave

    the conference.

  5. The committee will deliberate.

    1. A committee member must file a motion to move forward with an action.

    2. A committee member must second the motion to move forward with an action.

    3. The committee liaison will gain the vote of 5 members, where the majority must be met for the decision to be final.

  6. Upon the decision, the committee liaison creates a letter for the member in question.