RSAA Code of Conduct
The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) has adopted the AnyKey Keystone Code as our Code of Conduct for the College League of Legends Season, the College VALORANT Season, and all our programs. The Code applies to all players, managers, staff members, streamers, or anyone participating in our programs, or anyone representing those who are. It is expected that all participants follow this code at all times in the LoL ecosystem, including in game, in their own or others’ stream or chat, and on social media.
We are dedicated to fostering respectful, enjoyable, and harassment-free gaming experiences for everyone regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion.
The Keystone Code identifies four fundamental values as guides for positive and fulfilling engagement in gaming spaces, even while players compete with one another. These values can be observed being put into practice in all of the healthiest online communities:
Compassion: treat others as you would be treated; consider the perspectives of others.
Integrity: be honest, be committed, play fair.
Respect: respect all other humans, teammates and competitors alike.
Courage: be courageous in competition and in standing up for what is right.
The four Keystones shape our understanding of how people can comport themselves and interact with one another to foster positive communities where players from all walks of life can feel welcome. This is what the Keystones look like in practice.
You value the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and opinions of others, even when different from your own. You appreciate that all viewpoints come from the life experiences of fellow human beings. You understand that online interactions impact real people in real ways, both offline and online.
You behave honorably and honestly. You take responsibility for your words and actions. While playing games, you honor the rules and spirit of honest competition.
You respect everyone regardless of their background, identity, physical appearance, or beliefs. Even in competitive gaming where “trash-talk” is common, you are a good sport and respect opponents as fellow human beings, keeping the banter to the game, not ever making it personal.
You have the courage to moderate your own behavior, speak out against harassment, and report violations by others. You do not tolerate harassment or hate speech of any kind, even when you are not directly involved.
For reference, “harassment” includes, but is not limited to:
- Hate speech, offensive behavior, or verbal abuse related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion.
- Stalking or intimidation (physically or online).
- Spamming, raiding, hijacking, or inciting disruption of streams or social media.
- Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
- Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, unwelcome sexualized comments, jokes, and sexual advances.
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
We do not tolerate harassment or hate speech in any form. Any participant violating these rules will be dealt with at the discretion of league administrators, and can face a punishment including removal from current or future competition, forfeiture of any scholarship money awarded by Riot, and a public ruling posted on Riot websites including your personal information and a summary of your behavior.
If you observe harassment against someone, say something! You can report conduct violations by messaging League administrators directly, or by filling out our anonymous report form available here.
Click here to download a PDF version of the RSAA Code of Conduct.