Statement of Values

The Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching (HILT) Institute is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, origin, or religion. By attending HILT events, you signal your commitment to contributing to a safe and inclusive experience for all. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants in HILT courses or any other HILT event, including social events, violating these rules may be expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to: derogatory verbal comments; sexist, racist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language; sexual and/or discriminatory images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; questioning someone’s right to use the restroom of their choice; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from HILT.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the HILT staff immediately, or email For more details please see our Reporting Guidelines. HILT staff can be identified by their name badges, and will help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

We value your attendance.


Trevor Muñoz and Jennifer Guiliano
Co-Directors, HILT


This statement of values inspired by: and the codes of conduct published by the Django Software Foundation and the Digital Library Federation

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