Conference Code of Conduct

FBLA members have an excellent reputation. Your conduct at every FBLA function should make a positive contribution to extending that reputation. Listed here are rules of conduct for FBLA National Conferences. All delegates are expected to:

  1. Behave in a courteous and respectful manner, refraining from language and actions that might bring discredit upon themselves, their school, other delegates, advisers, or upon FBLA.
  2. Obey all local, state, and federal laws.
  3. Avoid conduct not conducive to an educational conference. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, actions disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, association with nonconference individuals, or activities that endanger self or others (running in the general sessions, standing on chairs, using laser pointers during workshops, bodysurfing at dances, etc.).
  4. Always keep your advisers informed of your activities and whereabouts. Accidents, injuries, and illnesses must be reported to the local or state advisers immediately.
  5. Avoid alcoholic beverages and cannabis (those under 21) and controlled or illegal substances of any form. These items must not be used or possessed at any time, or under any circumstances. Use or possession of such substances may subject the delegate to criminal prosecution.
  6. Act as guests of the hotel and conference center. Participants must obey the rules of these facilities. The facilities have the right to ask a member or members to leave. Do not throw anything out of the windows or over the balconies. Do not run down hallways. Noise should be kept at a respectful volume, especially in the hotels. Remember there are other guests in the hotels who have rights as well. Trash (this includes pizza boxes, bottles, cans, etc.) must be placed in the proper receptacles and not left on guest room or meeting room floors. Individuals or chapters responsible for damage to any property or furniture will be responsible for its repair or replacement.

Local and state advisers are responsible for the supervision of delegate conduct.

Code of Conduct Violations

Should an attendee violate the Code of Conduct, the FBLA staff member on duty will meet with the attendee and/or state and local adviser/chaperone. Attendees could face the following consequences pending the outcome of the meeting:

  1. Attendee is given a warning for behavior for violating the code of conduct and their Adviser/chaperone is notified.
  2. Attendee is remanded to the custody of their Adviser/chaperone and banned from all conference activities and facilities. FBLA will require that the Adviser/chaperone notify a student attendee’s parents/guardians.
  3. If an attendee’s behavior or actions violate the law, FBLA will notify local security and authorities immediately.