Permissions

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Required:Workshop Participation Agreement and Appearance Release (fillable PDF)

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Policies

Michigan State University Anti-Discrimination Policy

The University Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) states expectations for institutional and individual conduct. A detailed description of the ADP can be found at: https://hr.msu.edu/policies-procedures/university-wide/ADP_policy.html.

The ADP User’s Manual provides further discussion of the definitions of behaviors prohibited by the ADP as well as the relationship between the First Amendment and complaints of harassment/discrimination; the ADP User’s Manual can be found at:

https://oie.msu.edu/_assets/documents/ADP%20Users%20Manual%20%20Updated%202020.02.17.pdf

Protocol for addressing Bias Incidents, Acts of Prohibited Discrimination/Harassment, and Hate Crimes can be found at:

https://civilrights.msu.edu/_assets/documents/bias-incident-reporting-protocols-17.08.01.pdf

Inclusion

Statement for Disability Inclusion

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Robin Pizzo, Director of Education/WKAR, robin@wkar.org.

If desired, parents, guardians and participants may read the model statements describing how requests for accommodation may be made for participants with disabilities.

The statements are available at https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/services/accommodations/

Process for removal from participation for policy violation

If a participant is alleged to have violated University policies or guidelines of WKAR Family Workshops, WKAR will allow the participant to respond to the allegation, gather any other facts we believe necessary, and then make a determination regarding whether the participant should be removed from the program. If they are removed, the parent/guardian will be contacted.

Michigan State University’s Procedure for Responding to Behaviors that Violate Policies

If a youth participant is involved with an incident that violates University and/or program policy, program staff will speak with everyone involved to gain understanding of what occurred and will contact listed parent(s), guardian(s), and/or other emergency contact(s) of both the participants responsible for the policy violation and the participants directly affected by the incident. In the instance that participants have violated University and program policies, program staff will connect with the appropriate MSU supervisors and/or authorities to determine the best course of action to resolve the situation, including whether the participant(s) responsible for the policy violation must be removed from the program. If it has been determined that a participant’s behavior violates University and/or program policies and requires early dismissal from the program, program staff will make contact with the participant’s approved adult contacts, and the parent(s), guardian(s), or emergency contact(s) and will be informed they are no longer allowed to attend workshops or comment in Google classroom.

If it is suspected that a crime may have occurred, program staff will immediately stop investigating, contact MSU Police, and follow the lead of MSU Police investigators. Should police or emergency response professionals need to make contact with a participant, program staff will make every reasonable attempt to notify the appropriate parent(s), guardian(s), and/or other emergency contact(s) as immediately as possible.

If an allegation of inappropriate conduct including but not limited to abuse, neglect, assault, harassment, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, child pornography, furnishing alcohol, drugs, and/or sexual materials to a minor, and violations of the University’s anti-discrimination policy is made against an adult participating in a youth program, including program staff/volunteers, the accused adult will be removed from any further participation in MSU youth programs and activities covered by the MSU Operational Requirements for Conducting University Youth Programs until such allegation has been satisfactorily resolved. Adults may not retaliate against minors, families, parents, guardians, and staff/volunteers who report allegations of inappropriate conduct.