Kingdom of Calontir

Updated Society Bullying & Harassment Policy

Bullying and Harassment Policy Changes

(To be placed in the of the Society Seneschal’s Handbook)

I. Bullying and Harassment The SCA prohibits bullying and harassment of
all individual and groups. Bullying is systematic and unwelcome behavior
which involves the use of influence, threat, intimidation, or coercion
to cause hurt or harm to another person or group of people. When the
bullying behavior is based on a protected class (1) , that behavior is
defined as harassment.

(1) race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, or disability

Bullying and Harassment may be overt, as in the following non-inclusive
list of examples:
• Verbal abuse, including using racial, homophobic, transphobic, ableist
epithets, etc.
• Non-consensual physical contact, violence, or threatening gestures
• Displaying material that is offensive, degrading, or threatening to a
protected class
• Consistent demeaning remarks or malicious teasing
• Stalking or predatory behavior

Covert:
• Spreading rumors or innuendo with malicious intent
• Deliberate exclusion, isolation, or alienation of an individual
without just cause
• Using rank, title, or office to intimidate others

Provided that the behavior does not rise to the criteria listed above,
bullying and harassment is not:
• Single episodes of social rejection, dislike, tactlessness, or
forgetfulness
• Mutual arguments, disagreements, or fights
• The termination, mutual or not, of a romantic relationship or friendship
• Reasonable constructive feedback or critique

The test for bullying is the reasonableness of the behavior and the
impact of that behavior on the recipient. Participants engaging in
bullying/harassment are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an
individual believes they have been subjected to or have witnessed
harassment, bullying, or retaliation, that person should contact a
seneschal, the President of the SCA, or that kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.