Code of Conduct

The Ride for AIDS Chicago takes the safety, respect, and integrity of participants, supporters, and volunteers very seriously. The Ride for AIDS Chicago and TPAN expect the actions of participants and volunteers to reflect the positive values fostered through by TPAN.

 

Ride for AIDS Chicago General Statement:

The Ride for AIDS Chicago and TPAN expect the actions of participants and volunteers to reflect the positive values fostered through by TPAN. If your actions do not reflect the values of TPAN and RFAC, your participation may be revoked.


RFAC has an executive committee and executive leadership to review serious issues of misconduct. Should an issue arise, one or both groups may review the violation and implement sanctions.

  • RFAC is a drug-free event. This applies to Riders and Crew.  Do not use recreational drugs on training rides or on the event.  The use of illegal drugs is prohibited in all aspects of RFAC.

  • Alcohol is permitted in various fundraising events and RFAC social events. If you choose to consume alcohol at camp we expect you to drink in moderation, abide by all laws, and act responsibly.

  • Be courteous and respectful of others. We are a diverse community. Please be thoughtful in your conduct and choices, and sensitive to the feelings of your fellow participants. 

  • The highest level of sportsmanship is encouraged. Participants are required to represent themselves, their team, TPAN and RFAC in the best way possible.

    • Cheer for your team.

    • Don’t get personal in your comments about other participants. We are all on the same team.

    • No racist, homophobic, ageist, or sexist comments.

  • Fundraising Events: When it comes to planning and executing a fundraising events for the benefit of TPAN or RFAC, we expect that you behave in a way that is appropriate, law-abiding, and honest. We also expect that your fundraising event falls in line with TPAN’s mission and RFAC’s Code of Conduct.

    • Fundraising and social events invitations and marketing materials regarding or related to TPAN and RFAC must not contain offensive or abusive language or actions on behalf of any participant. This includes event names, theming, and circulation.

  • Any concerns should be referred to Ride staff, to be handled confidentially.

Failure to abide by RFAC’s Code of Conduct and Event Rules could result in suspension or expulsion from the event.