Principles Policy

The ACLU of Arizona is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and externally.  We seek to live the values that support our mission to defend and advance civil rights and civil liberties. Accordingly, we strive to maintain an internal culture that is welcoming and inclusive, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, where there is interpersonal trust and mutual respect, and where everyone is comfortable being themselves. We are working hard to ensure that everyone organization-wide has a baseline understanding of how to analyze and address bias and structural barriers in our work.

Policy on Ethical Principles for Directors

This Policy reaffirms each Director’s commitment to conducting Affiliate business ethically, legally, and with integrity. Each Director’s personal adherence to the principles of this Policy is fundamental to maintaining the reputation of the Affiliate and ensuring its future success. In order to address these responsibilities, this Policy requires that each Director:

  • Behave in a professional, respectful, and courteous manner to fellow Directors, Affiliate staff, agents, volunteers, vendors, clients and all other parties with whom a Director has dealings on behalf of the Affiliate.
  • Act at all times, in all places, and in all situations in a manner that helps to achieve the purposes, values, and vision of the Affiliate Board of Directors, recognizing that all behavior might result in close public scrutiny.
  • Treat others equitably and respectfully. Bullying, discrimination, or harassment of any kind, or retaliation against fellow Directors or of Affiliate staff, agents, volunteers, vendors, or clients at any time while acting in the role of Director or otherwise representing the Affiliate, is prohibited. 
  • ​​​​​​​Maintain confidentiality of any information designated to be confidential by the Affiliate or by applicable law.
  • ​​​​​​​If subject of a complaint, will recuse from all Board business related to the complaint during the pendency of any investigation.​​​​​​​

Anyone may report a possible violation of ACLU of Arizona’s Policy on Ethical Principles for Directors by emailing  Complaints, which may be anonymous, shall be in writing or rendered into writing as soon as possible.  The complaint and its contents, as well as the identity of the complainant, shall be treated as highly confidential and responded to in a timely manner.