Creating a Safe Space for All
Welcome to a community that cares! We understand that people are happier, more creative and more productive in a growth-oriented culture and environment that encourages them to show up at their best.
In order to provide you with a space that’s equitable and inclusive of the diversity that you wish to bring to it, and that honors the privacy and personal security of all who may enter the spaces we host, we ask you to review and respect the following practices. Any person who disrespects these practices, and/or whose actions create an unsafe or unwelcoming environment, will be asked to move to a sequestered area or leave the space entirely.
We are always open to improving our space and policies, so please feel free to share your feedback and recommendations with us at [email protected] Thank you!
WITH GREAT SPACES COME GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES...
Impact Hub Houston Members live/work/play in shared spaces. With shared space comes shared responsibility: Please act in alignment with the following principles to help maintain a high level of social fluency, camaraderie, creativity, and productivity for our community:
The Impact Hub community is as diverse and unique as our city. For it to thrive, it is essential that each of us commits to contributing to a welcoming, supportive, and safe space for everyone. We want you to have a genuine interest in others and learn about your peers and their cultures — and to have healthy conversations around them — but please respect others’ boundaries. Reflect on how your words and actions may affect those around you. We are all responsible for ensuring that we build a foundation for Houston to flourish!
We have your back. We trust you to have ours, too. While we try to vet and verify the official members, mentors, and partners whom you may frequently see and interact with in our spaces, we rely on each of you to help preserve the integrity of our community, overall. Please act in ways that both demonstrate and deserve trust. Let’s ensure we can look out for and lean on each other!
Keep it clean, folks! Please make sure all spaces are in a neat and sanitary condition after use — aim to leave any space in a better state than how you found it! We know everyone gets busy, but remember to budget time at the end of any meeting(s) or work session to clean up after yourself. Your neighbors will love you for it. 🙂
Be mindful of the people around you. Throughout our spaces, consider: Should I take this call to a place where it won’t distract others? Is my conversation too loud? Should I put my headphones on? Is this meal better suited for another area? Am I invading someone’s personal space or preventing them from being productive?
Take a moment. Breathe. Remember that you’re surrounded by people who believe in building a better Houston. They’re willing to roll up their sleeves and commit their time, talent, and treasure to work towards a more equitable and sustainable world. Just like you. So treat yourself! Make time for gratitude. Make space for memorable moments. Happy dance when you hear your jam come on. And celebrate each other, with each other, at every opportunity!