Safe Workplace Commitment

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Departmental statement on harassment, discrimination and bias

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to promoting a safe, productive, and diverse environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Such an environment supports and advances the open intellectual discourse that distinguishes us as a welcoming and highly collaborative department.

Unwanted words or actions that constitute harassment prevent us from fulfilling our research, educational, and service missions.  Anyone can be a victim or a perpetrator of harassment. Should an incident occur, we offer clear avenues for reporting. If you witness or have been impacted by sexual harassment, discrimination, or bias, we encourage you to seek help and resources through our department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Title IX office, or other resources at Cornell. You can report incidents confidentially to designated resources; all other Cornell faculty, staff, and student employees have a duty to consult with the Title IX coordinator regarding an incident you report. 

Our goal is to create the most inclusive scientific community that we can. As a department, we pledge to combat broader issues of inequality in science. Together, we will continue to strengthen our intellectual community, ensuring a department in which all our members are empowered and supported.