The primary purposes of the Society are to perpetuate the universal teachings of the Tawhid faith, the enhancement of fellowship among Druze descendants, the advancement of the Druze religious, literary and cultural knowledge through education and research, and the betterment of all Druze people through charitable work.

The Druze are people proud of their heritage, traditions, and strong family bonds. As such, we are famous for our hospitality, reputation as law-abiding citizens, and for being BENI MARROUF – “the people of generosity.”

Members of the ADS represent not only this society, but also their families and communities.  Therefore, interactions with each other through social media, at social functions, and/or at business meetings, should be conducted with the utmost respect for each other and property.  The actions of all ADS members are a reflection of the ADS and all Druze.

The ADS Code of Conduct Rules and Responsibilities (CoCRR) includes standards of conduct and provides guidance to help recognize and manage issues concerning misconduct.  In addition, this document outlines mechanisms to report improper conduct, and prescribes a culture of integrity and accountability.

Objectives.

  1. Prevent, recognize, and adjudicate misconduct and non-compliant activity.
  2. Promote a culture that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the CoCRR.


Social Media Etiquette.

  1. Communications are to be respectful and dignified.
  2. Language and conduct should reflect the values proclaimed in Tawhid. 
  3. Offensive or obscene words, pictures, and symbols are not permitted.
  4. Intimidating or cyber-bullying will not be tolerated.
  5. ADS emailing list is not to be used to send forwards with stories and jokes. 
  6. Any Member’s request to be removed from an individual’s mass email list is to be done so immediately and without question.


Social Function Etiquette.

  1. Protect and respect each other.
  2. Communication during any social ADS events and/or talks or seminars is to be in a respectful manner even if there is disagreement regarding thoughts and ideas. 
  3. Causing a disturbance during any social event or seminar is not permitted.
  4. Dress appropriately and refrain from wearing clothing with offensive or obscene words, pictures, symbols, etc.
  5. Alcohol consumption during all ADS events should be done responsibly, including maintaining control of appropriate behavior and actions toward others.  Serving alcohol to minors is absolutely prohibited. 
  6. Smoking, including hookah, in undesignated areas is prohibited. 
  7. Profanity, fighting, drunken, abusive, vulgar, and lewd behavior will not be tolerated.
  8. Possession of weapons of any kind is not permitted during ADS events.
  9. Always be aware of your surroundings and act accordingly.

CODE OF CONDUCT - RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES