Oberlin Contra Dance Code of Conduct
Oberlin Contra Club is dedicated to providing a safer dance experience for everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Participants are expected to respect people's pronouns. Entering and remaining in this dance venue/event means keeping to these agreements. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event with a refund at the discretion of the event staff.
Policy violations include:
- offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or age;
- deliberate intimidation;
- non-consensual photography or recording;
- sustained disruption of events;
- unwanted physical contact;
- unwanted sexual attention;
- disrespecting pronouns or intentionally misgendering someone.
People wishing to photograph or otherwise record our events are asked to contact an organizer so as to coordinate with people who may not wish to be recorded.
Participants asked to stop any behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect participants to follow these rules at all Contra Club events. Exhibitors in the venues, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the safer space policy.
If a participant engages in behavior which violates this policy, the event staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, contacting Safety and Security, or expulsion from the event with a refund. If you feel unsafe, notice a violation of this policy, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately.
Staff will report violations of the Anti-Harassment policy to Meredith Raimondo, the Title IX Coordinator. Participants who want a confidential reporting option may contact Monique Burgdorf, the Confidential Sexual Misconduct Advocate at 440-775-5203.
Trained event staff can be identified by a red ribbon. Staff members receive training in Bystander Support, Peacekeeping, and Survivor Support skills.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact Safety and Security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise help participants feel safe for the duration of the event. Staff are here to support attendees and provide access to available resources. We value your attendance.
Survivors can receive immediate confidential support by calling Lorain County or Cleveland Rape Crisis. The Counseling Center and College religious officials can also offer confidential support.
Safety and Security Non-emergency Number (440) 775-8444
Safety and Security Emergency Number (440) 775-8911
Student Shuttle Service (440) 775-RIDE (7433)
Oberlin Police Department (440) 774-1061
Lorain County Rape Crisis Hotline 1-800-888-6161
Mercy Allen Hospital Non-Emergency Medical (440) 775-1211
Oberlin Sexual Offense Resource Guide
Oberlin College Policy
Safety and Security can provide free, confidential rides to the Lorain County Rape Crisis Center at any time.