Anti-Harassment Policy

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.


Any person who believes there has been a violation of Lighthouse’s anti-harassment policy can report the offense through any Lighthouse staff member or through our program director, Andrea Dupree, in person or by emailing


Lighthouse takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Every complaint will be investigated by a panel of board members and Lighthouse staff. When necessary, the panel will also determine violation sanctions, which could include a warning, removal from an event, denial of access to Lighthouse spaces and venues, prohibition from future speaking engagements or faculty appointments, revocation of membership, and other measures deemed appropriate.

Non-retaliation and Confidentiality

Lighthouse prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports harassment or for participating in an investigation relating to a complaint. Lighthouse will make every reasonable effort to conduct all harassment investigations in a manner that protects the confidentiality of all parties. However, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know of the allegations will be informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter with discretion and respect the reputation of all involved.