Participant & Spectator Code of Conduct

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Participant & Spectator Code of Conduct

Participant & Spectator Code of Conduct

The Orange Community Education and Recreation Department (OCER) strives to create an atmosphere of respect and courtesy. Appropriate behavior and treatment of others is expected of all department employees, patrons, spectators, family members, parents and participants. Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of others,  including physical, mental, verbal or emotional abuse, will not be tolerated by anyone visiting a facility or participating in an activity sponsored by the department. Any individual behaving in such a manner may be removed from programs, activities, events and/or facilities at the department’s discretion.

Examples of such actions include, but are not limited to: 

  • Endangering the health and safety of other persons, participants, patrons or staff. 

  • Disrupting a program or creating a disturbance. 

  • Continuous refusal to follow program and/or facility rules and guidelines. 

  • Use of verbal harassment, profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, or racial slurs. 

  • Threatening or intimidating actions towards others. 

  • Fighting and/or physical confrontation with a department employee, patron, spectator or  participant. 

  • Blatant disrespect of staff and program or facility rules and guidelines. 

  • Damage, vandalism, or theft of property, equipment or supplies. 

  • Possession or being under the influence of illegal substances or medication, including the use of alcohol or smoking. 

  • Inappropriate or offensive dress, including but not limited to, dress which is too revealing and clothing which displays obscene or offensive words or pictures. 

  • Possession or use of a firearm, knife or other dangerous object. 

  • Sexual harassment or inappropriate sexual behavior and actions. 

  • Failure to cooperate and respond honestly to inquiries or requests for assistance in identifying individuals who may be involved in incidents. 

Individuals who do not follow the Code of Conduct may be subject to suspension for one day, one week, or longer depending on the severity and impact of the event. It is the goal of OCER to limit the use of suspension, expulsion and other exclusionary measures. 

The Director of Community Education & Recreation will determine disciplinary action and notify parents/guardians if individuals involved are under age 18. Restitution may be required in incidents involving theft or damage of property, facilities or equipment. Fees will not be refunded for any person removed from a program, league or facility due to violation of the Code of Conduct. 

Thank you for your cooperation and for making Orange Community Education and Recreation department programs, activities and facilities a safe and enjoyable environment! 

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