NALHE is committed to maintaining an environment in which all its members, subscribers, sponsors, partners, contracted team members, and leaders are treated fairly and with respect and dignity. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers,exhibitors, NALHE team members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct. This Policy applies to participation in all NALHE meeting-related events and programs, including those sponsored by organizations other than NALHE but held in conjunction with NALHE events, as well as participation in NALHE education, networking and community service activities.

NALHE prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, family responsibilities, physical appearance, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Any form of harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment, or any form of discrimination are absolutely prohibited during participation with NALHE, including but not limited to Programing and Networking Events and on any NALHE Platforms.

If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, NALHE asks that you inform Rolando Gomez, Executive Director, You can also make a report by completing this form. Every complaint or concern will be investigated, and appropriate action taken.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NALHE team member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

— Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AHLA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

NALHE reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, or revocation of access to platforms in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and NALHE reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.