SSIB Code of Conduct


In support of our society’s welcoming and congenial environment, this Code of Conduct establishes guidelines for professional conduct by members of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), associates of SSIB, and individuals present at society events. We expect all participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues, including the society annual meeting, committee meetings, ancillary events, and social gatherings associated with SSIB.

In general, we expect participants involved with SSIB to exhibit respect by treating others with civility and decency and to refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. The following list defines some, but not all, of the actions that SSIB considers unacceptable:

  • - Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant
  • - Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, appearance, religion, or other group status
  • - Deliberate intimidation, stalking (physical or virtual), or following
  • - Sustained disruption of scientific sessions or other events or threatening speakers (verbally or physically)
  • - Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact
  • - Physical assault or implied threat of physical harm
  • - Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm

Unacceptable behavior from any member, associate, or meeting attendee will not be tolerated. If you notice someone who has violated this Code of Conduct, alert a SSIB officer (reporting@SSIB.org), a SSIB Board member, or an employee of SPLtrak (info@ssib.org). Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If an individual continues to engage in unacceptable behavior, SSIB officers or board members may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the meeting without refund. When appropriate, SSIB officers or board members may help individuals experiencing harassment contact venue security or local law enforcement.