League of Geeks Code of Conduct

Mission Statement

“In order to promote a safe and civil campus environment, Miami University expects each student, organization, and fraternity and sorority to follow the standards of conduct. The severity of the offense, prior disciplinary history, whether an offense was committed against a person intentionally selected by reason of their sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status, and other relevant circumstances will be considered in determining the appropriate disciplinary action.”

-Miami University, Student Code of Conduct


The League of Geeks will not tolerate harassing behaviors at League Events. Harassing behaviors may include but are not limited to:

- Discrimination based off of race, gender, sexual orientation... Etc

- General Belligerence

- Stalking

- Issuing threats

- Hate symbols*


- Unwanted physical contact

- Gatekeeping**  

*Hate symbols are not permitted, including as part of cosplay, and The League of Geeks will not allow costumes that contain hate symbols or appropriate the symbolism of recognized hate groups, including, but not limited to, historical/comic-related/satirical costumes that are associated with Nazis, KKK, etc. Whether a behavior or a costume violates this policy shall be determined by the League of Geeks in its sole discretion.

**Gatekeeping is defined as when a person takes it upon themselves to decide who does or does not have access or rights to a community or identity.

Student Behavior

All attendees are expected to abide by all university policies and directions given to them by university staff. Failure to meet this expectation may result in being asked to leave the event and/or potential disciplinary action by Miami University.


Theft in any capacity will not be tolerated. If you see an unaccompanied item such as a backpack or prop, return it to the main desk in the Armstrong Student Center or appropriate location in the event venue to be picked up at the building lost and found. Any individual who brings personal belongings and equipment to a League of Geeks event is solely responsible for the security of that equipment and the League is not liable for theft or loss of said equipment.  

Drug and Alcohol Policy

In accordance with Miami University policy and State of Ohio Law no use of drugs or alcohol will be tolerated at League of Geeks events.


Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another attendee, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at League of Geeks events, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other. All costumes must adhere to local, state and federal guidelines.

No functional weapons are allowed at League of Geeks Events unless approved as part of a League Sanctioned Event by a League of Geeks representative.* Functional weapons are never allowed as part of cosplay. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by a League of Geeks Council Member:

All costume props and weapons must be inspected by a council member.

  • All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law.

  • Projectile costume props and weapons must be rendered inoperable.

  • Functional (real) arrows must have their tips removed and be bundled and zip-tied to a quiver.

  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.

  • Costumes featuring stilts must be approved by a League of Geeks Council Member

After your costume props have been checked, they will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that your props have been checked.

If you do not want to have your costume props inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume weapons to League of Geeks Events.

* These weapons must still be inspected for the event to ensure they are mechanically sound.  As well, they must fall under insurance. These weapons should never be left unattended and should only be in use at their respective event.


All attendees should comply with all federal, Ohio, and other applicable law; all generally applicable University rules and policies and all applicable contracts and licenses. Attendees should not interfere unreasonably with the activity of other users, be aware of the limits of computer security and be responsible for backing up/protecting their personal files. Any theft or malicious destruction of computing property (including computer hardware, software, and data) belonging to the university or other persons is strictly forbidden and will be addressed severely. All attendees should be aware of university policies regarding taking pictures/recording other visitors or staff. Permission must be given before any pictures/recordings are taken during the any League of Geeks Events. Any individual who brings personal equipment to a League of Geeks event is solely responsible for the security of that equipment and the League is not liable for theft or loss of said equipment.


  • Entrances to Armstrong and other big event holders

    • Prior to the planning and coordination of a big event, accessibility of the physical environment will be inspected in order to guarantee access.

Accessibility Statement for Events

The Miller Center for Student Disability Services can assist in coordinating accommodations for university sponsored events. To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.


Any decisions made by the Miami University Police Department or other University officials are deemed final and must be adhered to.


This code of conduct extends to all League of Geeks events as well as to every organization that is a member of the League of Geeks and their events.

Specific Miami University Policies


“If a student, student organization, fraternity or sorority breaks a law that also violates Miami University Standards of conduct, they may be held accountable by both civil authorities and the University. The University may at its sole discretion elect to pursue disciplinary action in the absence of criminal charges, at the same time as criminal charges are pending or if the criminal charges involving the same incident are not complete, have been reduced or are dismissed.”

-Miami University, Student Code of Conduct

Interference with a University Function:

“Actions that interfere with, obstruct, or disrupt University functions are prohibited. Universities functions, on or off campus, are defined to include teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, University activities, public safety, and public service functions. This prohibition extends to non-university functions when held on University premises. (See The Student Handbook, Part 5, Chapter 6, guaranteeing the right of expression of students).”

-Miami University, Student Code of Conduct

Miami University’s Policy on Harassment

“Discrimination or harassment in University education programs on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, military status, or protected veteran status is particularly repugnant to the mission of Miami University and is prohibited. (See The Student Handbook, Part 5, Chapter 14). Please note reports of sexual harassment are addressed under Section 2.1.C.3”

-Miami University, Student Code of Conduct