The POD Network is committed to creating and maintaining a safe, professional environment free of discrimination and harassment.The POD Network expressly discourages and, where possible, prohibits its employees, contract workers, volunteers, and members from engaging in discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, culture, religion or creed, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, mental health, military status, gender identity and expression, or any other unlawful criterion or circumstance.

This policy applies at all POD Network hosted or sponsored events or forums, whether online or in person; online could include discussion groups, email, texts, instant messages, or communications via new media of any kind.

All POD Network members are responsible for complying with this policy. Members at every level of the organization will receive a link to this policy when joining and upon annual membership renewal. Conference attendees will also receive a link to the policy.