Even as they recognize that club members hold a variety of beliefs and values, all club, district, and zone leaders should use good judgment in conducting meetings, events, and other activities in a way that reflects Rotary's principles of tolerance.

The leaders of Rotary Action Groups and Rotary Fellowships should use the same good judgment to make sure their meetings and events are safe and inclusive environments that reflect our principles.

Members must follow the Rotarian Code of Conduct

As a Rotarian, I will:

  • Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
  • Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect 
  • Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world
  • Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
  • Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities, report any suspected harassment, and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals who report harassment

The Rotarian Code of Conduct applies to members from all cultures. Although the customs and norms of cultures vary, it's always important to be aware of what's appropriate. Take your cues from the person who is receiving your comments and actions.