Our Commitment

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. EdTA is dedicated to providing a safe and productive experience at all sponsored events for all participants. EdTA does not tolerate discrimination or any form of unlawful harassment or abusive conduct, including but not limited to bullying, hazing, and harassment.

The purpose of the EdTA Code of Conduct is to provide clarity regarding unacceptable conduct and, in the event of accusations of misconduct in connection with EdTA events, direction on procedures that shall be followed. EdTA is committed to enforcing this Code of Conduct at national, chapter, and local activities.

EdTA is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want program participants to feel comfortable approaching EdTA staff, volunteers, and board members in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred. Additionally, we want EdTA staff to feel comfortable reporting violations of policies and standards of professional conduct.

The policies and procedures apply to situations that meet all of the following:

  • The alleged incident occurred during an EdTA-sponsored activity, including events, programs, meetings, or related activity, including electronic and in-person communications.
  • The accused is acting in their capacity on behalf of the EdTA (employee, volunteer, participant, delegate, etc) at the time of the incident(s.)
  • The alleged victim is acting in their capacity as a participant of an EdTA activity.

Please take time to review the EdTA Code of Conduct and Complaint Policy. You may wish to download a copy for reference.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third-party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our EdTA Code of Conduct and Complaint Policy, as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedure and providing positive suggestions and stories.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.