CHSSA Middle School State Championship

2024 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Equity Intake Form

Equity Intake Form:

The California High School Speech Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and members the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. CHSSA is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. CHSSA is committed to the enforcement of this policy. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises and prosecution by authorities. Any individual or group of individuals who believes they have been a victim of harassment and/or discrimination should report it to the Help Desk or appropriate authority immediately.

Any tournament attendee who believes that they have been harassed or discriminated against may complete the above form to report the alleged violation. After a complainant submits this form, the Equity Committee will contact the individual complainant and conduct a discussion concerning the grievance(s) in the form, through Zoom or a similar platform. After the discussion, the Equity Committee will investigate the allegations in the form, including speaking to parties involved and impacted. After the investigation is complete, the Equity Committee will make a referral to the Tournament Director about the findings and recommended course(s) of action. All parties impacted will be notified of this decision upon its completion.

Please note that this form is for EQUITY ISSUES ONLY (i.e., issues of homophobia, sexism, racism, etc.). DO NOT SUBMIT PROTESTS OR RULE VIOLATIONS TO THIS FORM. WE WILL IGNORE THEM. If you believe a rule violation has occurred, please refer to our other page: "CHSSA Rules and Regulations and Protest Instructions."