ACUI is committed to non-discrimination, including non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, family medical condition or genetic information, political affiliation, or any other illegal discrimination, and the host facility/hotel warranties that the services and facilities being made available are offered on such a non-discriminatory basis. Each subcontractor, service provider, and/or supplier the host facility/hostel subsequently uses is expected to abide by these same tenets. The host facility/hotel agrees to promptly and sufficiently address any complaints arising out of this provision. Such assurance of nondiscrimination demonstrates a commitment to ACUI’s core values of unconditional human worth and diversity.
When planning any program, the end goal is to select a site that will create an outstanding experience for attendees. Before selecting a host location, an analysis is first conducted to determine viable airport locations, cost to attendees, past sites, and area membership support. Regions and other program planners consider similar factors after receiving proposals from interested member institutions to host the conference.
Final determination of a site location must be in alignment with the Association's core values.
Hotel/venue contracts will be negotiated to include a clause that enables ACUI to terminate the agreement without penalty due to new conflicting laws that are enacted. Such an action would be determined after careful consideration of the program directors or Board of Trustees as applicable. When a cancellation is not contractually possible or desirable, ACUI will provide education about the implications of the laws, encourage advocacy around equity and access, and ensure that local members affected by such broader external factors are supported.
All ACUI bylaws, policies, and procedures apply to hosting a program, including that minimum registration numbers must be met and logistical and budgeting guidelines must be followed.