Events Policy

Statement of Policy:

The Grow-Off (“TGO”) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone at TGO events.  TGO seeks to provide an environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere.  TGO does not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Use of sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any TGO event.  Violators of this Event Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the TGO event organizers.

Definition of Harassment:

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin, religion, age, marital status, military status, or any other status protected by law; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; and inappropriate physical contact.  Attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Definition of Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments or other generally acceptable social behavior.  Sexual harassment refers to verbal, physical, and visual conduct of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the recipient.  By way of example, sexual harassment may include such conduct as sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions; verbal comments or physical acti