California High School Speech Association State Championship

2022 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Code of Conduct


“Students, coaches and community members of California Speech and Debate will: pledge to uphold the highest standards of humility, equity, integrity, respect, leadership, and service in pursuit of excellence.”


Humility: We do not regard oneself more highly than others. Regardless of a person’s level of success, an individual always looks beyond oneself to appreciate the inherent value of others.

Equity: We respect individuals and their individual differences as well as foster equity, diversity, and inclusion. We recognize inequity in the activity and how it influences outcomes. We promote empowerment for people from all backgrounds, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. 

Integrity: We are honest, ethical, and adhere to the competition and conduct rules of the organization. We follow the CHSSA discrimination and harassment policy and abide by the rules of our schools, tournaments, and localities.

Respect: We demonstrate civil discourse in interactions with others. We maintain and contribute to a safe space and welcoming environment for all.

Leadership: We are aware our words and actions influence others. We commit to thoughtful and meaningful words and actions that reflect CHSSA core values.

Service: We exercise our talents to provide service to peers, community, and the activity. At all times we are prepared to work constructively to improve the lives of others.