Code of Conduct

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The Goshen Recreation Department expects reasonable and appropriate behavior from those who visit, volunteer, and use facilities. The Department has established a Code of Conduct to ensure participant safety and enjoyment. Department supervisors and volunteers will take a zero tolerance stance with violators and those exhibiting criminal type behaviors. The Department reserves the right to deny admission and/or take disciplinary action against any person(s) violating our Code of Conduct or exhibiting actions deemed inappropriate.

 

Each participant is expected to do the following:

  • Demonstrate courtesy even when others do not.
  • Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-discipline.
  • Respect the rights and privileges of other participants, volunteers, and staff.
  • Respect the property of others, including Town and school property and facilities.
  • Cooperate with or assist the Town staff and volunteers in maintaining safety, order, and discipline.

 

Violation of the Code of Conduct includes:

  • Being involved in any instance of insubordination.
  • Failure to conform to Town rules.
  • Use of profanity, vulgar language, or obscene gestures.
  • Defacing/damaging Town property or the property of others.
  • Engaging in inappropriate physical or verbal contact and/or gang activity.
  • Running, pushing, shoving, littering, or throwing objects (which are not part of a supervised activity).
  • Producing loud, rude, or unnecessary noises.
  • Involvement with drugs, alcohol, or weapons.

 

Persons behaving in unacceptable manners as listed above may face the following discipline options:

  • Conference with staff or volunteer and the individual involved in misbehavior.
  • Conference with staff and parent/legal guardian, when appropriate.
  • If the parent/legal guardian refuses to attend the conference or the person remains disruptive, the misbehaving participant will be restricted from the program.
  • Restitution, when appropriate.
  • Notification of outside agency, and/or police when appropriate.
  • Acts of misbehavior of a violent nature will result in an automatic one (1) year suspension from Goshen Recreation Department activities or facilities.

 

Print out the Code of Conduct Agreement Form by clicking here.