WERU Community Radio holds the expectation that all individuals who participate in this organization will treat others civilly, respectfully and safely.
To ensure that everyone who participates in WERU can do so in a civil, respectful and safe environment all WERU employees, volunteers, callers on programs, members, social media users and members of the public/visitors must abide by the following Code of Conduct.
Further, WERU reserves the right to refuse access on a temporary or permanent basis, or initiate disciplinary actions, or other legal action against individuals or groups interfering with or jeopardizing WERU operations.
General Violations include but are not limited to:
- Unlawful harassment of any kind of another individual
- Interference with the orderly conduct of WERU activities
- Theft, vandalism or willful damage of WERU facilities or equipment
- Willful injury to or theft of the personal property of WERU employees, volunteers or visitors
- False representation regarding status as a WERU employee or representative
- Consumption of alcohol, cannabis or illegal substance on WERU property
- Misuse, abuse, or negligent use of WERU facilities and equipment
- Removal of equipment from WERU facilities without authorization
- Use of equipment by individuals not trained by WERU staff
- Wilfull or multiple instances of disregard for WERU policies and procedures.
On-air and Online Violations
On-air and online behavior by WERU employees and volunteers, as well as members of the public, must be civil and respectful. Violations include but are not limited to:
- Stating of epithets, slurs (racist, homophobic, sexist, etc.), derogatory jokes or comments, or other uncivil behavior
- Making a personal attack or threat against another person
- Knowingly stating an untruth about another person or group of people
- Use of indecent language
Disciplinary action(s) may include suspension of access and privileges for varied lengths of time or permanent suspension when necessary. Management will determine when to take disciplinary action(s), which may be appealed to the WERU board of directors.
Involvement of Law Enforcement
Should an individual be issued a notice by law enforcement to cease harassment related to WERU, including employees, or to cease trespass at WERU, or is served a protection order related to WERU, including employees, then that individual will no longer be eligible to participate in WERU in any manner, and if that individual contacts WERU in any manner during the effective period of the notice or order, such action will be considered a violation of the notice or order and reported and treated as such. .
Approved by WERU Board of Directors on 12/20/18.