Hellhound H3 Guidelines & Safety Policy

Hellhound Hash House Harriers wants to create a responsive and proactive structure to ensure a safe environment for all hashers so all hashers can have fun and drink beer (or the beverage of their choice) without fear. We are here to promote a culture of safety.

Sexual violence in any form will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, any non-consensual sexual conduct; both verbal and physical threats, harassment, and abuse; and non-consensual photography and sharing.

Consent is mutual, informed, specific, freely given, and reversible, and it is fucking required. No means no; the absence of “no” is not consent; someone who is severely incapacitated cannot consent; if someone changes their mind, respect their choice; and if you are unsure, ask, and respect the individual response.

Physical violence, stealing and vandalism are not acceptable in any forms and will not be tolerated.

If you choose to exercise your legal right to carry firearms on trail/circle/other hash events, you forfeit drinking.

MM wants all hashers to enjoy the beverage and/or substance of their choice, however, if you are driving under the influence and endangering other peoples’ lives, you may be asked/told not attend hash activities. In the event that you are belligerent and not allowing MM or other concerned persons to keep you from driving, we may ask/tell you to not come back.

Hellhound H3 takes safety very seriously. If you are a named or unnamed Hasher that is actively banned from another kennel, you are also banned at Hellhound H3. Those with a history of temporary banishment from another kennel must report this to current MM prior to joining us to appropriately assess for safety. If MM is not informed and finds out after, you will be permanently banned. You may be asked to leave immediately.

If you violate this policy:

MM will review each case and make a joint decision based on statements from people involved and witnesses. Appropriate action up to and including permanent ban may be enforced in accordance with the Disciplinary Action Guidelines (see below). MM reserves the right to ask anyone to leave at any point. Other local hashers and regional kennels will be informed at MM’s discretion depending on the severity of the offense.

Hashing and crashing are privileges; inappropriate behavior is subject to removal from the hash and/or crash space for the day, for a period of time, or permanently at MM discretion.

If you are a safety risk to others, you will be removed.

Disciplinary Action Guidelines

Level 1: Automatic Permanent Ban from Hellhound H3

Level 2: First Two instances (verified by MM of any kennel involved) each result in 3-month Ban from Hellhound H3. Third instance (verified by MM of any kennel involved) results in Permanent Ban from Hellhound H3. Each instance should be accompanied with a warning and reminder of this policy.

Level 3: Individual is on a watch list and may be excluded from events and from the Facebook group at MM’s discretion. However, a formal Ban will not be issued unless Level 1 or Level 2 is met. Individual should be notified of this policy and placement on the list.

Notification – Level 1 must be announced to the Hellhound kennel as well as other kennels in the area for safety reasons. Level 2 and 3 will be internally documented and tracked by MM, and may be announced if there are safety concerns. The list of all banned or warned/tracked individuals may be shared with MM of other kennels.

What constitutes each Level:

Level 1:

Any incident occurring at a hash pre-lube, trail, event, or on-after that results in significant personal injury of another individual. If the injured party in this incident did not also cause significant personal injury to another individual, his/her involvement will be assessed as described in Level 2.

Injury is deemed significant when a lawsuit could be sought for damages (i.e. broken teeth, wounds requiring stitches, broken bones, etc.).

Any other incident occurring at a hash pre-lube, trail, event, or on-after which would be considered a criminal act of violence under the law (i.e. criminal threatening, destruction of property, or other similar act).

Sexual assault that involves forced entry or other unwelcome physical force against the victim. Physical force includes sexual acts against individuals who are unconscious or otherwise defenseless.

Individuals who cause others to ingest drugs/substances without their knowledge or consent, and such drugs/substances induce a blackout or unconscious state.

*Police involvement should be encouraged in all Level 1 situations to ensure the individual is not a continued threat after the ban, and to provide evidence of the severity of the incident.*

Level 2:

Any incident occurring at a hash pre-lube, trail, event, or on-after, in which MM is brought in to handle a situation before it escalates to a Level 1, including but not limited to physical altercations, aggressive unwanted sexual advances, careless handling of weapons, and instances of driving under the influence when MM deems the individual unfit to drive and alternate transportation options are made available.

Level 3:

MM is informed of general hostile behavior toward others in the kennel that is not an isolated incident. Hostile may include but is not limited to: unwelcome sexual behavior; excessive pressure to consume alcohol or drugs; defamation of character (including taking and sharing photographs without consent); and other consistent behaviors that make members feel unwelcome or unsafe at the hash in any way.

If evidence is presented that the behavior occurred more than once at a hash pre-lube, trail, event, or on-after, that evidence may be deemed a Level 2 incident.

To sum it up, you are responsible for your own behavior.

HASHING IS FOR FUN! Leave your drama at home and HAVE FUN!

Shout out to Charlotte H3 for a great safety policy!

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