Flatiron School Community Guidelines

At Flatiron School, we are passionate about fostering a learning community that respects the dignity and right of all people to pursue their educational and career goals. Our learning communities, both on-campus and online, are designed to promote personal accountability, respect for self and others, and the development of lifelong learners in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all.

The Code of Conduct is outlined in the Flatiron School Catalog and applies to all Flatiron School spaces, including our Slack workspaces in all public and private channels, Zoom, email and other communication or collaboration resources.

As a member of the Flatiron School Community, we expect all participants, including faculty, teachers, employees, mentors, students, guests, and friends, to help us create and uphold a safe and positive environment for everyone, and is our hope and expectation that this Community will be a reflection of the best in all of us.

This means:

  • ✅ We are considerate, respectful, and collaborative when engaging with one another.

  • ✅ We treat each other, faculty, and staff fairly, honestly with dignity and respect.

  • ✅ We consider it our duty to help lift up community members who are struggling, to encourage them, to help them along.

This also means -

Physical and sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

Verbal harassment will not be tolerated. This means communication that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment for an individual because of his/her sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or any other protected class.

Repeated and purposeful exclusionary language and behavior will not be tolerated. Sometimes referred to as “microaggressions,” which result when one person has an internalized bias and interacts with others in a derogatory or even subtly derogatory way.

If you observe a violation of the above, we ask that you remind each other (kindly) of these community guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, contact studentrelations@flatironschool.com. A violation of the above will be considered grounds for immediate removal from the Community space and potential additional disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from Flatiron School.

Let's build a place where we can achieve more together than we could ever achieve alone, and contribute our unique perspectives to a community each of us can thrive in.

Using @channel

Do not use @channel in the Learn.co Slack. If you would like the attention of everyone on Slack in the moment, please use @here. Using @channel will notify every person in that channel, whether or not they are online at the moment - this is a disruptive practice and highly frowned upon.

Customizing Slack and Slack Integrations

We encourage students to make the Learn.co Slack a fun place to work and play as a community. That being said, please keep in mind that this is a community centered around learning. 

When creating or adding a Slackbot response, Loading Message, App or Integration be thoughtful in your execution. We discourage adding customizations that detract from the flow of conversation and focus of the community. Think of the needs of the whole community you are creating for - will anyone be offended, discouraged, or annoyed by the customization you are considering creating? If the answer is yes, think of a different addition. Learn.co administrators reserve the right to remove any Slack customizations.

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