The Recreation Council is committed to providing the citizens of Harford County with quality recreational opportunities in a safe and enjoyable environment. To fulfill this commitment, the council has established a Code of Conduct. The code requires that individuals, including but not limited to spectators, coaches, registrants, and volunteers in Recreational Council programs and activities, conduct themselves in a reasonable manner.
Individuals may lose the right to participation in programs and activities for any of the following:
- Failure to abide by program rules as established by the Recreation Council.
- Failure to comply with the direction given by Recreation Council representatives in the performance of their duties.
- Misuse, destruction, damage, or theft of Recreation Council property of others.
- Indecent or obscene conduct, including profanity and harassment.
- Any action, which, in judgment of the Recreation Council, places oneself or others at risk. This includes, but is not limited to, physical and/or verbal abuse, intimidation, and coercion, inciting others to violence or disruption, and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to the following: verbal or physical sexual advances, including pressure for sexual activity; unwelcome sexually motivated touching, pinching, patting or intentional brushing against; verbal harassment or abuse; remarks or gestures of a sexual nature.
- Possession, use, or distribution of weapons, instruments used as weapons, fireworks or explosives.
- Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol (except by special permit), or controlled dangerous substances.
- Any action that disrupts or obstructs participation in a Recreation Council program or activity.
- Any action that constitutes a violation of local, state, or federal law.
Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the following:
- Verbal warning
- Limited suspension from programs and activities
- Permanent expulsion from programs and activities
An individual may face permanent expulsion without verbal warning and/or suspension if, in the judgment of the Recreation Councils Board members, the violation is significant to warrant such action.