Diversity and Inclusion
The GEM lab is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion within the STEM fields. Every lab member is expected to promote a climate of respect and support for all, regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, disability, physical appearance, or religion.
Code of Conduct
To make clear what is expected, everyone in the lab is required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. This code of conduct applies to all lab spaces, both physical and online. and any lab events, trips, or other activities.
The GEM lab is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. However, we recognize that some groups in our community are subject to historical and ongoing discrimination, and may be vulnerable or disadvantaged. Membership in such a specific group can be on the basis of characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, sex, ethnic or social origin, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, age, or choice of text editor. We do not tolerate harassment of participants on the basis of these categories, or for any other reason.
Harassment is any form of behavior intended to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort. Because we are a diverse community, we may have different ways of communicating and of understanding the intent behind actions. Therefore we have chosen to prohibit certain forms of behavior in our community, regardless of intent. Prohibited harassing behavior includes but is not limited to:
- written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership of a specific group listed above
- causing someone to fear for their safety, such as through stalking, following, or intimidation
- the display of sexual or violent images
- unwelcome sexual attention
- nonconsensual or unwelcome physical contact
- sustained disruption of talks, events or communications
- incitement to violence, suicide, or self-harm
- continuing to initiate interaction (including photography or recording) with someone after being asked to stop
- publication of private communication without consent
Behavior not explicitly mentioned above may still constitute harassment. The list above should not be taken as exhaustive but rather as a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the communities in which we participate. Interactions should be professional regardless of location: harassment is prohibited whether it occurs on- or offline, and the same standards apply to both. Enforcement of the Code of Conduct will be respectful and not include any harassing behaviors.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all.
This code of conduct is a modified version of that used by The Carpentries, which was previously modified from PyCon, which in turn was forked from a template written by the Ada Initiative and hosted on the Geek Feminism Wiki.