Minnesota Brass, Inc. (MBI) is committed to providing a safe environment for all its members and participants free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment, including sexual harassment. MBI’s long-standing Acceptable Behavior Policy is as follows:

Acceptable Behavior:

Minnesota Brass, Inc. in no way condones any behavior that may be deemed to promote discrimination in any way, or any behavior that promotes any form of harassment. Furthermore, any sexual or romantic involvement between staff members and members under 18 years of age is unacceptable. Failure of any member to comply with this policy is grounds for dismissal. Any person who believes he or she has been a victim of sexual, racial, religious or any other form of harassment by ANY member of the organization should report it immediately, verbally or in writing, to the Corps Director.

MBI will treat all incidents of harassment seriously and will promptly investigate all allegations of harassment. Any person found to have harassed another will face disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. All complaints of harassment will be taken seriously and treated with respect and in confidence. No one will be victimized for making such a complaint.

All complaints will be reviewed by the MBI Disciplinary Review Committee. The committee is committed to fair, unbiased and equal treatment of all disciplinary incidents. The committee offers both formal and informal methods for reviewing and resolving complaints on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature and severity of the incident.

Any MBI member or participant who is subject to any form of harassment should, if possible, inform the alleged harasser that the conduct is unwanted and unwelcome. MBI recognizes that harassment might occur in unequal relationships (i.e., between staff members and non-staff members) and that it may not be possible for the victim to inform the alleged harasser.

In the interest of resolving ANY and ALL incidents of Minnesota Brass, Inc. policy violations, any person who believes they have been a victim of harassment, or has any other information regarding any breach of MBI policy, is invited and encouraged to share such information by reporting the incident either directly to the Executive Director or Board Chair, or online to director@mnbrass.org or boardchair@mnbrass.org.