Code of Conduct

Attending or presenting your research at RSA is an opportunity to learn about the latest in various areas of alcohol research, present your recent findings, and for networking opportunities. As an RSA attendee and/or presenter, you’re expected to practice tolerance and respect for everyone, including attendees, staff and vendors, regardless of their background, gender, class, political views or status.


At the RSA Meeting, you agree to:

  • Respect people’s space and everyone’s ability to be an attendee.
  • Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other attendees.
  • Look out for one another.


These behaviors DO NOT belong at the RSA Meeting:

  • Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome sexual attention and inappropriate physical contact.
  • Being disruptive, drinking excessively, stalking, following or threatening anyone.
  • Homophobia, racism or behavior that discriminates against a group or class of people.
  • Invasion of privacy, including taking photos that are unwanted or intrusive.


Contact us to report an incident.

If, while at (or after) the RSA Meeting, you have been involved or have witnessed an incident that violates the RSA’s Code of Conduct, please contact the RSA Administrative Director, Kara Lawrence, at Share as much information as you can to help us make a thorough investigation of the onsite incident. If preferred, have your mentor contact Kara – either way the information shared will remain anonymous.


RSA's commitment:

RSA will investigate all incidents reported at (or after) the meeting with discretion and confidentiality. RSA reserves the right to bar any person who violates our Code of Conduct from attending the RSA Meeting in its entirety or in part, and/or to cancel the membership of the person without refund.



Anti-Harassment Statement


Responding to violations