In consideration of the participation in activities of FIRST Robotics, membership on teams organized, sponsored, or sanctioned by FIRST Robotics, and participation in competitions, seminars, clinics, exhibitions, programs, or appearances for, on behalf of or in representation of a FIRST team that is a member of Lakeshore First Robotics I acknowledge, understand, and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and pledge to uphold the spirit of this Code of Conduct which offers a general guide to my conduct. Therefore, I pledge and agree to the following:
1. I will at ALL times display the conduct expected of me as a member of the Lakeshore FIRST Robotics Program and a representative of FIRST. I will conduct myself in a manner that will not in any way bring disrespect, discredit, or dishonor, to either myself, my teammates, my school, my country, or organizer of an event in which I participate. 2. I will conform to all applicable local, state, and federal laws, and any rules, regulations, and codes established for events, programs, and activities in which I participate, and any organizer of an event in which I participate. 3. I will act in a sportsmanlike manner consistent with the spirit of fair play and responsible conduct. I pledge that I will help all teams, both opponents and allies, with all of my ability in the spirit of gracious professionalism. 4. I will make NO attempt to operate a piece of equipment, either in the shop or the robot itself, until I have been trained on the proper use of that equipment either by a mentor or teacher from the host school. 5. I will respect the property of others, whether personal or public. 6. I will respect members of my team, other teams, spectators, and officials, and engage in no form of verbal, physical,
or sexual harassment or abuse.
7. I will act in a professional manner, and will NOT engage in any public displays of affection while at meetings or events. Examples of public displays of affection include but are NOT limited to kissing, fondling, cuddling, inappropriate touching, rubbing/massaging, caressing/stroking/petting, or excessive hugging. I understand that any of the following activities could result in one of the Disciplinary Actions (listed below) by the FIRST team and my infraction WILL be reported back to the administrative staff of the student's parents and school: Possession, transportation, or unauthorized use/consumption of alcoholic beverages. Possession, transportation, or use of illegal substances or pharmaceuticals not prescribed by a doctor. Riding in a vehicle operated by anyone under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. Causing physical damage to facilities, equipment, furnishing, or theft of items in a room where I am lodged. Conduct that could potentially result in injury to myself or any others. Acts considered to be an offense under federal, state, or local laws. Acts considered to be against the rules created by the organizer of an event in which I participate. Use of derogatory language about race, sex, religion, appearance, or sexual orientation. Hazing of any form. There will be zero tolerance for hazing of any form. General misconduct (i.e. horseplay, theft, fighting, etc 9. I agree to pass all classes and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. I understand that my education comes before my participation in the Lakeshore First Robotics member FIRST team, and that I will not be allowed to participate if my cumulative GPA drops below 2.0. 10. In addition to following the Code of Conduct above, I agree to abide by the following rules during any travel organized by Lakeshore First Robotics or member FIRST team. I understand failure to follow any of the listed rules could result in (but is not limited to) parental contact to pick up the student from the event. The mentors of Lakeshore First Robotics teams reserve the sole right to make that determination based on the severity or recurrence of the infraction(s) I will remain with another individual from a Lakeshore First Robotics team at all times for my own safety. I will be in my assigned room by the established curfew time and remain in that room until wake-up calls the following morning. I will maintain contact with a mentor or chaperone at all times during the trip. I will not use tobacco products regardless of my age (due to influence on minors I will not be in any establishment within the hotel or venue that serves alcohol. If I have an assigned duty or location at a competition, I will remain in that location and inform a mentor if I need to be relieved for any reason. I will NOT leave my post without prior notice.