Code of Conduct

The Information Ecosystems: Mellon Sawyer Seminar is an inclusive, friendly, and safe opportunity for connection, collaboration, and intellectual cross-pollination. We are committed to providing a space for respectful communication.

We are committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate at any point during the seminar, including talks and associated social events. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual, racist and/or otherwise discriminatory images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organizers immediately.

Open, critically-engaged, and often challenging discourse is expected to flourish during our time together. Participants are encouraged to respect and celebrate disciplinary, cultural, and linguistic differences, and to be mindful of the interdisciplinary nature of our community in our formal and informal gatherings/conversation spaces (both online and offline). There is no place in this seminar for harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or other group status. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behavior are likewise unacceptable.