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Example Statements

Including these statements in your club or organizations information is simple! You can simply make them an item in your bylaws, constitution, charter, etc. Another great option is to include a statement like this in the ‘About’ section of your organizations web page, to make it clear that being inclusive is part of your clubs core mission. For as serious as the subject matter is, feel free to still have fun with it, if that is the vibe of your organization.

Following are examples from organizations we have reviewed, that you may want to adopt:

“We are creating a lively organization for employees with diverse backgrounds in areas including race, nationality, religion, culture, disability, work style, age, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.” -JVCKENWOOD

“Please be respectful of others. Their age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, background, preference for transistors over valves, etc. are all NOT reasons to be a twit.” &

“Everyone is different and everyone should be able to express their own feelings. However, that freedom ends at blatant homophobic, trans-phobic, and racial content. This should be a friendly, welcoming community to everyone, so be nice!”

“Unacceptable behavior includes:
Nazi, fascist, or other imagery indicating a political viewpoint that begins with “X group aren’t human beings.” (We cannot believe that allegedly-major conferences can’t figure this one out, but it’s a hard line for us.) Conduct or speech which might be considered sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory or offensive in nature. Using unwelcome, suggestive, derogatory or inappropriate nicknames or terms. Inappropriate attention or contact. Be aware of how your actions affect others. If it makes someone uncomfortable, stop. Not understanding the differences between constructive criticism and disparagement.” -Narwhal Amateur Radio Society

“This policy is intended to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone, and in which no form of bullying, harassment, disrespectful or discriminatory behaviour is tolerated by anyone towards anyone. This particularly applies in relation to the ‘protected characteristics’ named in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, income, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation” -RSGB

“Membership may not be denied because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, political affiliation, marital status or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.” -Belize Amateur Radio Club