Rules of Conduct


These rules of conduct should be read broadly and are not designed to define prohibited conduct in exhaustive terms. Additional rules and regulations may be revised during the year.

Behavioral Conduct

ANCHOR members may only use host church rooms, facilities, and grounds if they have been reserved and approved through the Church. Reservations can only be made by the ANCHOR Chairman or designee.

The following actions could result in the forfeiture of a family’s ANCHOR membership:
 Misuse or unauthorized use of any host church or ANCHOR property.
 Misconduct at ANCHOR sponsored/related activities/events.
 Physical harm or threat of physical harm to any person (no fighting).
 Harassment, bullying, verbal or written abuse, and threats.
 Retaliation against or harassment of complainant(s) or other person(s) alleging misconduct.
 No alcohol, drugs, tobacco use, or foul language allowed.

In addition, all ANCHOR members must adhere to the following:

Please only wear clothing that draws attention to your eyes and not your body.
Any inappropriate attire will be brought to the attention of the student and/or parent.

No Public Display of Affection (PDA). This includes, but is not limited to, holding hands (since this tends to exclude others), sitting on laps, sitting with arms around each other, kissing, etc.

ANCHOR registered events are for registered participants only. No other children may attend without being supervised by someone other than the ANCHOR Leader (teacher, coach, etc.) of the activity.

In the event an ANCHOR leader (teacher, coach, etc.) does not show up for the scheduled activity, the activity will be cancelled unless it has been prearranged for someone else to run the activity.

Media Guidelines

Misuse of computing and telecommunications resources will not be tolerated.
Personal Electronic Devices (PED’s) – Inappropriate usage/content such as pornographic material or foul language will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from ANCHOR.
PED’s may only be used by participants with the permission of the ANCHOR leader during ANCHOR registered activities.
The ANCHOR website is for the exclusive use of ANCHOR members. Activities and events are open to current ANCHOR members only.

ANCHOR uses our website as the primary means of communication to our membership. Individual ANCHOR groups who wish to supplement the website communication may begin a closed group on social media. ANCHOR sponsored social media pages (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are only open to current ANCHOR members and must be approved by the ANCHOR Leadership Board.

These pages must be monitored by an ANCHOR member that has been approved by the Leadership Board. Information shared about events and activities must also be posted on the ANCHOR website.

Academic Misconduct

Commercial use of academic material: Selling notes, handouts, etc. without authorization or using them for any commercial purpose without the express written permission of the publisher and the instructor is strickly forbidden.
Plagiarism: As defined by the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA):
“In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source. This definition applies to texts published in print or online, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers.”

Possessing and/or Providing False and Misleading Information and/or Falsification of any ANCHOR Document/Records

The following actions could result in the forfeiture of a families ANCHOR membership:
 Forgery, alteration or misuse of any ANCHOR document, material, file, record or instrument of identification.
 Deliberately and purposefully providing false or misleading verbal or written information about another person.