Rules Violation Complaints
The Executive Committee will investigate complaints of rules violations to determine if a violation has occurred. The letter of the rule, as well as the intent of the rule will be considered. If a violation is found to have occurred, they will make a recommendation on how the violation should be handled.
Consent Violation Complaints
Due to the nature of consent, a violation has occurred if the complainant says it did. A failure of communication before, during, or after a consent violation does not automatically constitute an actionable violation. Failure to acknowledge a violation and cease after explicit or prearranged communication does constitute an actionable violation.
The Executive Committee will investigate complaints of consent violations to determine if the parties involved can agree on a resolution. If the violation cannot be reconciled, the Executive Committee will make a recommendation about whether the violation requires Club action.
A complainant may request a specific action as part of any reconciliation or the determination but may not demand it.
Defense of a Violation
The following are not defenses of rules or consent violations:
- ignorance of a rule
- ignorance of the lack or withdrawal of consent
- being in headspace
- playing a role
- being under chemical influence
Anyone unable to maintain decision-making abilities during an NSKC function is expected to arrange for another member or guest to be responsible for their behavior.
All recommendations made by the Executive Committee are subject to review and approval by the Lead Pack at its next meeting. Such review will occur in Executive Session.
Recommendations and final actions will be presented to all parties in the complaint. Actions may be appealed. Appeals must be registered with a member of the Executive Committee within seven days of delivery of any final action. Votes on appeals will be held in Executive Session at the next Lead Pack meeting.