National Strength & Conditioning Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and discrimination-free experience for everyone at NSCA events. Our events are convened for the purposes of professional development and educational exchange in the spirit of free discussion and free expression in an environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. NSCA prohibits harassment or discrimination in any form by any person attending or otherwise participating in NSCA-sponsored events, meetings or social gatherings.
This Policy outlines expectations for all those who attend or participate in NSCA events. It reminds NSCA meeting participants that all professional academic ethics and norms apply as standards of behavior and interaction at all meetings and events. “Participant” in this Policy refers to anyone present at NSCA events, including staff, contractors, vendors, exhibitors, venue staff, NSCA members and all other attendees.
NSCA is committed to providing an open and welcoming environment for all participants, including but not limited to race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, marital status, ability, socioeconomic status, age, religion, veteran or military service status, or any other legally protected status.
If you are being discriminated against or harassed, notice someone else is being discriminated against or harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an NSCA staff member immediately. NSCA staff can be identified by official staff apparel or badge. All complaints will be treated seriously and will be investigated promptly. NSCA staff will be happy to help attendees contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discrimination or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. Additional information on reporting an incident at a specific event can be found below.
NSCA reserves the right to take any action it deems appropriate against a participant who engages in unacceptable behavior.