ASM Board adopts revised Statement on Inclusion and Course of Action for Alleged Misconduct

The American Society of Mammalogists has revised its Statement on Inclusion and has delineated a specific Course of Action for Alleged Misconduct. These documents resulted from recent efforts by an ad hoc committee, chaired by Past President Eileen Lacey and comprised of our Ombudspersons and members of the Human Diversity Committee. The committee’s recommendations were vetted by an attorney, and then final versions were reviewed and approved by the ASM Board of Directors by unanimous vote on 5 April, 2017. I encourage all members to review these statements, but wish to highlight here a sentence from our Statement on Inclusion: The Society expects its employees, volunteers, members and other constituents, when and where ever they are conducting Society business or participating in Society events or activities, to maintain an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, or retaliation.”