Expectations of Conduct
Our intention is to create an environment at TEDESMUN that supports our educational mission. Professionalism in speech, actions, and appearance by all participants (delegates, head delegates, delegation leaders, guests, secretariat, staff, and board members) is a requirement of all TEDESMUN conferences. These guidelines are provided to help establish clear expectations.
TEDESMUN reserves the right to bar violators from further participation and/or restrict future registration for any participant or school unable to uphold their responsibility to the conference’s expectations.
- Treat everyone, including non-TEDESMUN hotel guests, with the highest level of courtesy and respect at all times, including on social media and in electronic communications.
- Enjoy the variety of activities available at our conference venues. Please bear in mind, however, that the purpose of being here is participation in TEDESMUN.
- Disruption of committee sessions or causing problems in the hotel or other facilities will not be tolerated.
- Respect academic integrity; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- Follow the Dress Code while attending conference events.
- Respect the property of the campus, our host hotels, and any other facilities used. Keep in mind that our facility partners have separate policies that include the potential for removal from their properties.
- Remain in character by consistently advocating the interests and representing the policies of the country assigned. To act in character also entails displaying respect for the opinions and ideas of fellow delegates, even if these opinions and ideas conflict with a given delegate’s own country’s priorities.
- Collaborate with fellow delegates whenever possible.
All clothing must adhere to guidelines that portray professionalism and modesty. If your attire is deemed inappropriate by TEDESMUN staff, you will be asked to leave the session and return with appropriate attire.
- Standard attire for the conference is business jacket, slacks/skirt, dress shirt (with tie for men), and dress shoes.
- Dress sweaters, shorts, ball caps, jeans, sneakers, and sunglasses are considered too casual. Clothes that expose excessive bare skin, reveal undergarments, or are otherwise revealing are inappropriate.
- It is not appropriate to display any national symbols such as flags, pins, crests, etc. on your person during sessions. UN symbols are acceptable.
- Western business dress is preferred. Traditional dress is permitted only for international delegations in whose native countries professional business dress includes traditional cultural dress. TEDESMUN will not tolerate any attempt to portray a character using traditional cultural attire as a costume.
Advisors, delegation leaders, guests, and volunteer staff serve as role models for delegates. Thus they are required to dress in western business attire while participating in scheduled conference sessions.
Safety and Security
Your safety and security are your personal responsibility. Take full advantage of this unique opportunity in a responsible manner. Use common sense.
Please do not leave your computer or other personal electronic devices unattended.
Keep your badges with you during the conference and social events at all times.