Arica Institute

ARICA® CODE OF CONDUCT

 

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The Arica School® (“Arica”), including its organizations, Arica Institute, Inc. (“AI”) and The Oscar Ichazo Foundation, Inc. (“OIF”), is committed to the Arica Ethos and in its Code of Conduct states implicitly and explicitly that the Arica Work is available to every person who can benefit. Given this basic condition, all conduct, activities and deliberations of Arica and its organizations’ employees, Sponsors, Organizers, Profactors, training team members, support staff, and volunteers, and the conduct of members of the public participating in Arica programs, will be guided by the Arica Ethos and this Code of Conduct.

Anti-Discrimination Principles

Arica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected category, in any of its activities, operations, or programs. Arica is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients, and for its membership and all those who participate in Arica programs. All AI and OIF officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

For Arica Group Trainings, AI and licensed Sponsors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabilities, provided accommodations do not significantly interfere with the learning process and training environment.

Anti-Harassment Principles

Arica is committed in all areas to providing a work, membership and program environment that is free from unlawful harassment based upon an individual’s gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, age, religion, or any other legally protected category. Such harassment will not be tolerated. All AI and OIF officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

Sexual harassment may include behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons targeted. Examples of sexually harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures or noises, sexual innuendo, graphic comments on a person’s body, displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures, and sexual references including use of emojis with sexual connotations.

Failure to abide by the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination principles outlined above may be grounds for disciplinary action, including termination of any relationship or association with Arica, AI, and/or OIF.

Violations of the Code of Conduct

All Arica Sponsors and Organizers are required to investigate promptly any complaints of conduct or suspected conduct that may violate this Code from training team members, support staff, volunteers, and participants in Arica Programs. If any person making a complaint believes that a Sponsor or Organizer is not properly investigating their complaint, the person may ask AI to investigate and should contact Confidential@arica.org.

Arica Institute
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