• FSG is clothing-optional. This means that you can wear as much, or as little, as you feel comfortable wearing, and that nudity is fairly common. Just because someone is nude, however, does not mean he/she/they is inviting you to have sex with, harass, touch, or leer at him/her/them. 
  • CONSENT IS NEVER IMPLIED. Consent can be revoked at any time while engaged in the activity. A person who is sleeping, passed out, intoxicated, or otherwise observably impaired cannot provide informed consent. Consent must be mutual and is not the responsibility of one gender over the other. ALL parties must actively consent when engaging in intimate activities.
  • It is the responsibility of each individual involved in intimate activities to inform their partner(s) of relevant impairments prior to or in the moment of engagement in those intimate activities.
  • Harassment: Is any behavior that intentionally threatens, alarms, harms, or is objectionable or uncomfortable for you or another person.  
    • This can include repetitive requests for intimate contact. Any subsequent attempts beyond the initial may be considered harassment at the discretion of the recipient. The recipient MUST inform the individual making the requests that the requests are considered harassment. 
    • This also includes inappropriate commentary or language either directed to an individual or in reference to an individual in the hearing of others. Inappropriate language is subjective, but includes all forms of derogatory references, demeaning commentary and objectification.
  • Consent Violations: No means No means NO. If a person informs you that they are uncomfortable, uninterested or otherwise disengaged from your request(s) for contact, intimate or casual, you do not have the right to engage in further contact with that individual until and unless active, informed consent is given. 
    • Sexual Misconduct: This includes any non-consensual intimate contact initiated by any individual to any other individual, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, etc. 
    • Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual or intimate nature that has the effect of creating a stressful event environment. Conduct is considered “unwelcome” if the person did not request or invite the behavior and expresses the conduct  to be undesirable or offensive. Includes:
      • Harassment between equals – attendee to attendee, staff to staff, etc.
      • Abuse of a trust relationship – a person of power coercing or forcing intimate activities with someone not in a similar position of power. Eg. Staff to attendee, presenter to attendee, entertainer to attendee, etc.
      • Can occur by or against a person of any sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.
      • Unwelcome sexual innuendo, propositions, sexual attention, or suggestive comments and/or gestures.
      • Humor and jokes about sex or gender-specific traits, sexual slurs, or derogatory language directed at another person’s sexuality or gender.
      • Insults and threats based on sex or gender, and other oral, written or electronic communications, including posts on social media, of a sexual nature that a person communicates and that are unwelcome.
    • Sexual Exploitation: Occurs when a person takes sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of anyone other than that person without that person’s consent.
    •  Sexual Assault/Rape: Actual or attempted sexual conduct with another person without that person’s consent. Includes, but is not limited to:
      • Intentional touching of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent;
      • Other intentional sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent;
      • Coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force a person to touch another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent;
      • Rape: Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus of a person by any body part of another person or by an object, OR, the mouth of a person by the sex organ of another person or by an object in a sexual context, without that person’s consent.
  • Harassment, consent violations, and other forms of sexual misconduct can and should be reported in a timely fashion to any member of staff, preferably but not necessarily to the designated Ombudspeople for the event. The organization will find itself in an actionable position upon request of said recipient. If someone harasses you and you tell them to leave you alone, their business with you is done. If they do not drop the issue and leave you alone, their actions will be considered grounds for a complaint of harassment. The organization has a legal and ethical responsibility to thoroughly investigate any and all complaints of any sexual misconduct or consent violations and take appropriate action. This investigation will impact the volunteer status of any individuals involved until the investigation is concluded and/or resolved. The organization does not require it, but strongly urges an individual reporting consent violations or sexual misconduct to file a report with appropriate law enforcement. As a private organization, we will do everything in our power to protect our attendees and/or staff, but our power is limited. 
  • Privacy: If you are subject to a consent violation, OR accused of a consent violation, we will, to the best of our abilities, provide as much privacy as we are able for either or both parties. However, please be informed that the information you provide to our staff or ombudspeople is confidential, but not privileged.
  • FSG is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event. Please act accordingly.
  • Please Remember: If someone’s behavior makes you uncomfortable, consider first speaking directly to that person. If you don’t feel that you can resolve the issue with that person on your own, please bring your issue to the attention of a staff member or the ombudsperson in a timely fashion. Please note that we can do nothing if you do not tell us, and if you wait until after the event is over, we can do very little. You’re not bothering us; that’s one of the things we’re here for. If you tell us about an incident months, weeks, or even days after it happens, you sharply limit our ability to assist you in finding a solution.
  • Failure to comply with this policy can, depending on the circumstances, result in consequences ranging from as little as a warning, to a ban from gathering for a specified period of time, to a permanent ban from the event. 
  • These event guidelines apply to all persons and entities, living or not, on site including attendees, staff, contractors, guests of Harry, Jessie, or other Camp personnel, persons identifying as meat popsicles, bags of funyuns, or other inanimate objects, animals, furries, or aliens from other planets, dimensions, universes, and planes of reality or existence. This means you!

These policies have been derived from a variety of sources, including Boston University (www.bu.edu/policies/employment), ConVocation (https://sites.google.com/a/convocation.org/convocation/home), and Office of the Attorney General of the United States Policy Memorandum #2015-04. If we missed any, we are sorry, we scoured the internet pretty thoroughly. Let us know and we will put it on the list.