Code of Conduct

The following Code of Conduct applies to members of Christian Communicators of the South East (CCofSE), and those attending CCofSE events. All those associated with CCofSE are expected to help ensure that the code is honored. Parents will be the first line of enforcement of this code of conduct as it relates to their children.

The Standard
Because Biblical principles are the standard for our conduct, we will seek, to the best of our ability, to adhere to the following guidelines:

We will treat others with respect before, during, and after rounds, regardless of the outcome.
We will use Christ-honoring language that edifies others.
We will not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or deception.
We will dress in a way that is modest and does not call attention to ourselves.
We will gratefully consider the investment of time that volunteer judges make at tournaments, and graciously accept judges’ decisions as final and correct.
We will treat facilities used during CCofSE events with respect and care. We will report any damage to facilities, regardless of the magnitude of the damage, to CCofSE leadership.
We agree to submit to the authority of the CCofSE leadership during CCofSE events and with respect to CCofSE-related issues.
We will handle any offense that might occur according to the principles set forth in Matthew 18:15-17 (start privately, then, if necessary, involve one or two witnesses, and finally, if it becomes necessary, the Tournament Director or CCofSE leadership).

Dress Code

In order to show respect for the activity, opponents, and judges, this tournament will follow CCofSE's dress code. The League's objective in establishing a tournament dress code for participants is to keep the focus of attention on the speech, and off of the individual speaker. The emphasis is on modesty, professionalism, and the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law.

Ladies:

For Debate: Modestly cut and modestly fitted pant or skirt suit, or dress with jacket, and conservative dress shoes. All hemlines must fall below the knee.

For Individual Events: Suits (as above), dress, or skirt and top. All hemlines must fall below the knee.

For all events: Hair should be neat, and jewelry and makeup, if used, conservative.

Men:

For Debate: Modestly cut business suit, or blazer with modestly fitted dress slacks, shirt, tie, and dark dress shoes.

For Individual Events: Modestly cut suit or blazer, dress slacks, shirt, tie, and dark dress shoes. Suit jackets or blazers are optional for JV boys.

For all events: Professional grooming for men includes being clean-shaven or having neatly groomed beards and/or mustaches.

Participants are expected to remain dressed in full tournament attire until after the awards ceremony.

Dress code violations may mean loss of the opportunity to compete. The Tournament Director will have final authority regarding such violations.

Parents, coaches, and siblings at competition events are expected to dress appropriately.