As event runners, we sometimes receive complaints or reports of various types of harassing conduct, including in some instances complaints of sexual harassment. Dystopia Rising and all of its branches do not tolerate offensive or harassing conduct in any form, particularly when such conduct may break the law.
The directors at each Dystopia Rising branch all seek to create fun, safe environments for our members, free of any kind of discrimination, bullying, harassment, or assault. As such, it is important to educate the community about our core beliefs, the reporting process, and outcomes for instances in which a player crosses the boundary expectations.
Each Dystopia Rising branch seeks to handle all reports in a fair and consistent manner to help ensure the outcomes are clear and unbiased. Once a report of any conduct violation is submitted, each branch has put in place a system to immediately review the report and determine the next steps. This may include conversation with the individual who reported the incident, witnesses, and the individual who has been accused of the conduct violation. That said, individuals who made the report anonymously are not contacted. Our branches have strict confidentiality guidelines to ensure the safety and privacy of the individuals involved, and to help ensure the community that all reports are kept confidential. The goal of our branches is to involve the smallest number of people necessary, and only follow up with individuals on a “need-to-know” basis. Our branches do their best to make decisions based on all of the information provided, and what is in the best interest of the community’s safety.
Similarly, Dystopia Rising does not stand for any kind of discrimination or retaliation against anyone involved in the reporting process. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of a report, please contact CustomerService@DystopiaRising.com and it will be looked into.
Dystopia Rising encourages all members to make reports of safety and security concerns – our branches can only make our communities safer if members are looking out for one another too. We encourage all members to review our community standards, accessible here.
As a reminder we expect every player to adhere to the community guidelines. Reports from someone who has previously received a corrective action will be treated the same as someone who hasn't. Disciplinary actions given to a member who has previously filed a report will be treated the same as who hasn’t.
It is our goal, as event runners, to create as safe and welcoming a space as is possible. Past that, we hope that all of our friends, players, and community members have positive experiences in life. We have listed some resources below to help anyone struggling with interpersonal violence, relationship concerns, sexual misconduct or assault, or self-harm and suicide. The resources we listed below are not DR specific and are available to anyone at any time, regardless of the source of the problem.
· RAINN: If you are a survivor of sexual harassment or assault, or are affected by sexual violence in any way, we encourage you to seek support through the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673 or access RAINN’s online chat services at www.rainn.org. RAINN is available 24/7/365 and services are offered in both English and Spanish.
· The National Domestic Violence Hotline: If you have/are experiencing any kind of interpersonal conflict or violence, we encourage you to reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or at www.thehotline.com for chat support and information, 24/7/365
· The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: if you or anyone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm, depression, or suicide, please outreach to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org for chat services and information available 24/7/365.
We thank you for being a part of our group and we look forward to everyone being a part of great experiences.