Quizzer Behavioral Expectations
Quizzers are expected to behave in an ethical, moral, Christ-like manner at all times.
The following describe behavioral standards:
- Avoid anger, malice, or snide attitudes
- Do not yell or scream
- Respect others' personal space
- Demonstrate perseverance through adversity or sub-ideal situations
- Grant grace to others
- Maintain a submissive attitude toward all quizzing authorities and to fellow quizzers
- Do not think of yourself as higher or greater than another
- Obey those in authority
- Avoid contentious arguments or fighting
- Be tranquil in the soul, unaffected by the outward circumstances or pressures
- Maintain harmonious relations with others
- Show humility and meekness
- Show respect for one another
- Be unpretentious
Meekness is not as an indication of weakness but of power and strength under control. The person who possesses this quality pardons injuries, corrects faults, and rules his or her own spirit well.
Goodness and Kindness
- Strive for moral excellence
- Be generous with encouragement to others
- Do not boast
- Avoid pride
- Do not be rude
- Do not be self-seeking
- Keep no record of wrongs
Behavioral Standards Infraction Incident Handling
Should an infraction of the behavioral standards take place, it's the responsibility of the quizzer's coach to address the infraction, working with the quizzer to correct the behavior and prevent its reoccurrence.
Should 2 or more infractions take place within a single quiz season, the official noticing this pattern should speak with the quizzer's coach privately. Ideally then, the coach should be receptive to the feedback and take action; however, if the coach doesn't do this, the official should inform the District Coordinator or another member of the Board, and the 2 of them should meet with the coach privately about the matter.
Should a quizzer continue to demonstrate a failure to abide by the behavioral expectations standards beyond the above interventions, the District Coordinator shall have the power to eject the quizzer from the current meet or future meets as the District Coordinator sees fit. All actions taken by the District Coordinator must be communicated to the Board, and the Board may override any of the District Coordinator's actions.