Here's the relevent portion of the Society's "Statement of Values and Expectations":
Because of our commitment to ensuring our events are equitable, respectful, and harassment-free, SSSS has hired an Ombuds Service to provide independent, confidential services during our events. If you believe you have experienced a severe violation of the code of conduct (e.g., sexual harassment, discrimination) at one of our events, you may call the Ombuds Service to seek advice and consultation. The Ombuds can help in the following ways:(SSSS Oct 2019 Newsletter, Statement of Values.)
- Listen and offer confidential support;
- Provide information, resources, and referrals;
- Help you consider various options for moving forward, which could include alerting hotel security and police if there is immediate danger; and
Regardless of whether you choose to use the confidential Ombuds Service, you may always report experiences at our events to the SSSS Executive Director or any member of the SSSS Board of Directors.
- Give you informed and practical advice if you choose to make a formal report.
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