Thank you for being a part of the THCA Community. Our community is a great online space for you to connect, collaborate, and learn from your peers. To ensure that all members have the best possible experience on the platform, we have a few ground rules that we ask everyone to adhere to. This code applies equally to every person in the community.

Please keep in mind that this isn’t necessarily an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Instead, this Code of Conduct is intended as a guide to foster an online space that enriches the professional lives of the community members.

Ground Rules

Be welcoming

We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. Please also extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members — there is no such thing as a stupid question.

Be respectful

We won’t all agree all of the time, but when we disagree don’t let those disagreements turn into personal attacks. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened will not be a productive one. Instead, when having discussions in the online community, create productive conversations around the content being presented, not the person behind the content.

Be considerate of the purpose of the community

Use the community to communicate goals, challenges, constructive feedback, and questions. The community should be a place for continued learning and development as well as a place where you can get help on some of the challenges you are facing as a professional (solicitation without written consent by THCA, is strictly prohibited).

Be careful when choosing your words

We are a community of professionals. Be kind to others. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Discriminatory jokes, language, or materials
  • Defamatory or abusive language or materials
  • Profane or illegal materials
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

A good rule of thumb is to never post anything that you wouldn’t be comfortable with the world seeing or that you wouldn’t want anyone knowing came from you.

Post your discussions or documents in the most appropriate group or topic

Make reasonable efforts to ensure that posts and materials are allocated to the appropriate group or topic. This will prevent cluttering the community and make it easier for everyone to find the materials that they are looking for.