Student members agree to observe the following Code of Conduct:
Behavior – Students shall engage only in God-honoring behavior and activities at all times, including team meetings, club social events, and tournaments. Students will treat all meeting facility, club and personal property with respect.
Dress – The Veritas dress code (as outlined in the Dress Code page) should be adhered to during club meetings, camp and any functions where you are representing Veritas.
Language – Students shall use language conducive to proper public speaking decorum. Profanity is strictly prohibited.
Attendance – Students are expected to attend club meetings and arrive on time accompanied by their parent(s). Students shall complete all assignments and tasks given to them by their coaches by the assigned due date.
Partner Commitments – Students will honor all commitments to their speech & debate partners. Team Policy, Parlimentary, and Duo Interpretation students should create and sign a partnership agreement that specifies the level of commitment to such things as practice, case writing and tournament attendance, including whether or not they intend to go to nationals if they qualify. This is highly recommended to prevent partnership conflicts during the season.
Club Communication – Students shall keep apprised of all club meetings, activities and developments by regularly checking their email and/or the postings of announcements on the club website. Students should promptly answer all emails where a response is requested.
Electronic Devices – During club time, students must focus on the speech and debate activities that have been prepared for that meeting. No texting, Facebook, Twitter, computer games or other electronic distractions will be permitted during club meetings.
In the unlikely event that the Student Code of Conduct is violated, parents agree to work with their student(s), the Veritas coaches and/or the Veritas Board of Directors to rectify the situation so that their student can remain in good standing with the club. If the situation cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the Veritas Board of Directors, in their sole discretion, the student’s club membership will be terminated and the parent(s) will hold the Veritas Board of Directors harmless in that event. In the event that a student’s club membership is terminated, there will be no refund of club fees paid.