Our Community Values

At CoWork Kingston, we want to provide a productive, inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative environment for everyone. Below are our main values that should be kept in mind as we conduct ourselves as members and guests.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who uses the space, whether as a coworker, program participant, or organizer or attendee of meetups and other events taking place here.

It is expressly understood and agreed that both membership at CoWork Kingston (as well as the right to be on the premises for anyone), and the ability to participate in its programs, is granted (and can be rejected) by CoWork Kingston in its sole discretion. Inclusion and community diversity/acceptance is something that we take very seriously, and CoWork Kingston does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, national origin, sex/gender identity, age, physical/mental disability, veteran status, genetic background or citizenship.

Welcoming

Get to know your neighbor! A friendly attitude is much appreciated. We have a lot of really cool people working out of the space. Make an effort to get to know them and learn what other people are working on.

We expect stewardship and a commitment to provide a productive, welcoming, collaborative and enjoyable space for all. This starts by helping keep the space clean and organized. Wash your dishes, throw away your trash, clean any dirty surfaces, etc.

Coworking is not just a space with resources, but also being a part of a community. Participate in an authentic and proactive way, exercising consideration and respect in your speech and actions with other members and guests.

Volume

CoWork Kingston is a shared and open space where noise travels. Be mindful of your voice level, but please feel free to take calls and meetings where you are seated.

Sensitive to noise? A good set of headphones go a long way.

Guests

Humans

When bringing guests to CoWork Kingson, keep in mind that you are fully responsible for your guest’s actions. Guests cannot stay at the space without a member. We expect everyone to behave in a friendly and respectful manner in our space. If your guest is found to be disrespectful or disruptive, we will ask you and your guest to leave the coworking space. Members are encouraged to share this Code of Conduct with their guests.

Dogs

CoWork Kingston ♥’s our furry friends. Please help keep the space comfortable for everyone.

  • Your dog has to get along with other dogs and people: No one wants an aggressive dog in a coworking space.
  • Your dog must be clean and potty trained. No puppies 3 months or younger.
  • No barking in the coworking space: For a member trying to concentrate, in a meeting with a client, or on an important call, the sound of a dog barking in the background is definitely not going to work. If your dog barks every time someone enters the space, it’s probably not a good fit.
  • Dogs can’t be left in the space unattended: Dogs are expected to be with their owners—not allowed to roam freely in the space, and not left in the space while the owner is off-site. Please use a leash when walking your dog around the space or in common areas.
  • Dogs are not permitted in the phone booths nor on the furniture.
  • Please clean up after your dog: If an area is marked, it’s more likely that even a well trained dog will mark on it again. Ask Melanie for a no-marking spray. If professional cleaning is required, the member will be charged back for the cleaning.

**Community, Dedicated, or Office Membership required to bring dog onsite. Check out our membership options.

Collaboration

Working together and building community is the core mission of CoWork Kingston. The space itself is designed to get you to meet your neighbors. To achieve a truly collaborative community, we need to actively pursue opportunities to connect, thus growing our mutual friendship and trust.

The CoWork community is YOUR community. Please feel free to share your ideas and feedback so we can continue to grow and move in a positive direction together.

Unacceptable behavior

Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by anyone in our space, online networks, and in all related events and communication, will not be tolerated.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, reasonably offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expressed sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

If you see something, do something – Alert staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if it seems inconsequential.