Terms of Use

Interactions on the SUNY Geneseo OpenLab should follow the SUNY Geneseo Code of Conduct:

Individual honesty and integrity, respect of oneself and others, concern for the physical well-being of oneself and others, and concern for the community are fundamental to the development of self-awareness and interpersonal competence that characterizes a liberally educated person.

SUNY Geneseo has formulated a student code of conduct on behavioral standards and expectations, which is consistent with its mission as an educational institution. These regulations and the procedures for their enforcement described herein apply to all student conduct and behavior.

To learn more about the SUNY Geneseo Code of Conduct, please visit the Student Code of Conduct section of the Student Handbook.

  • Be nice: “Nice” includes supporting your fellow members, amplifying your peers’ voices, and assuming value in others’ opinions. “Not nice” includes personal attacks, abusive or offensive language, including profanity or sexually exploitative language insults, threats, and other things that would be considered “not nice.” Don’t use racist, ableist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory language.
  • Be respectful: The Geneseo OpenLab platform aims to cultivate, encourage, and support authentic learning for all members. It’s important that our members recognize this goal, and help promote it via respectful interactions. This includes respecting other members’ beliefs, culture, privacy, and other natural rights.
  • Assume good intentions: Because this platform is a place for learning, it’s to be expected that there will be some difficult conversations at times, and discussions of sensitive topics. While it is essential that these types of dialogs adhere to our other Community Guidelines, we also ask that members who engage also allow their peers the opportunity to correct themselves if they come across in an offensive manner. Please allow your peers the benefit of the doubt, and start by assuming good intentions.
  • Report, don’t feed, inflammatory posts. 

Reporting: Contact your instructor or an administrator by direct message to report a violation of these guidelines.

Consequences: Violating these guidelines might mean a warning, a temporary ban, or a permanent ban at the discretion of the administrators.