ADVANCEGeo Resource Topics:Harassment, bullying and discrimination | Codes of Conduct | In the Field | Training | Responding to Hostile Behaviors | Creating Inclusive Climates | Legal context | Reporting | Data
Every individual has the right to learning and working environments free of discrimination, harassment and bullying. This resource provides definitions of these types of misconduct as well as research on the psychological, physiological, professional, economic and societal effects of harassment.
Codes of conduct are guidelines adopted by an organization to address what behaviors are expected and appropriate, and are one of the first important steps an institution or organization should take to stop harassment in scientific settings. This resource identifies necessary elements of effective codes of conduct and provides examples and a template to develop your own.
Field training and research experiences can be defining moments in people's careers, especially in the earth and environmental sciences. This resource identifies some of the unique challenges introduced by field work, as well as additional resources on steps to take to create a safe, inclusive field experience for all.
Responding to hostile behaviors requires a community effort and strong leadership to send a clear message that these types of behaviors are not acceptable. Here you will find strategies to address incidents when they happen through bystander intervention as well as resources for changing the culture so that these behaviors do not continue to be tolerated.
Addressing issues related to power dynamics, intersectionality, and privilege is critical for promote positive, productive relationships with our colleagues and students, creating a safe and respectful learning and working environments. A culture change is required in the sciences and in academia as a whole in order to transform our institutions into equitable and inclusive workplaces.
In the United States several laws protect individuals from harassment and discrimination and ensure just practice by federally funded institutions. This resource provides overviews of these protections and ways to find more information.
Sexual harassment in the workplace and academia is not new. However, more and more data is being presented to shed light on the severity of the problem. Here is a list of sources that provide data on campus climates, intersectionality and harassment, and harassment in STEM.