AHS National Convention

Code of Conduct

 AHS Events’ Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at events organised by the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular student societies are required to agree with the following code of conduct.  Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

Please email exec@ahsstudents.org.uk to get in touch with the AHS exec. who are usually the organisers of any national events. For regional events, you may also wish to contact the society committee organising the event. Their details will usually be on registration material and in their facebook pages/groups.


The Quick Version

Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion (or lack thereof). While criticising ideas is part of the AHS’ raison d’etre, we do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. (“Harassment” is defined below.) Event participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately.

We will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at event and workshop venues and AHS-related social events.


N.B. For the above document “AHS” refers only to the National Federation of Atheist, Secular and Humanist Student Societies, not our member organisations. All AHS member societies wishing to do so may adopt this code of conduct for their own events as they see fit.


PDF version:

AHS Events Code of Conduct


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