BAEC Code of Conduct

The purpose of this Honor Code is to communicate the meaning and importance of Community, integrity, and academics to all members of the Black Academic Excellence Center (BAEC) community and to articulate and support the interest of the community in maintaining the highest standards of conduct in student learning and engagement.

BAEC embodies a spirit of mutual trust and honesty that is central to the very nature of learning and represents the highest possible expression of shared values among the members of the BAEC community. The core values underlying and reflected in the Honor Code are:

  • Everyone is welcome in BAEC, but BAEC operates through a lens of Black culture and identity.
  • Be kind to one another. College can be difficult enough as it is and everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Kindness goes a long way towards making the BAEC community welcoming.
  • Make others feel included. We must go beyond tolerating the presence of others and move towards making those would benefit from being part of the BAEC community feel welcomed and included. While Blackness is the lens though which the community operates, all members of the BAEC community hold other identities. We must work to make sure those intersecting identities are welcomed and celebrated. 
  • Practice love-based accountability. Feedback is a gift which we must both give and receive with love and care. If someone is giving you feedback, it means they want you to improve and have better interactions in the future. If someone is receiving the feedback you are giving, they value your wisdom. For the BAEC community to be amazing, constructive criticism must be both given and received with care and love.
  • All community members are expected to abide by all university policies and city, state, and national laws.

The BAEC honor code is how the BAEC community achieves it goals of being a community that is welcoming, supportive, and a fixed part of the Cal Poly Community.

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