APS CUWiP Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, panelists, and volunteers of the Iowa CUWiP are expected to be familiar with and abide by the APS Code of Conduct for Meetings given below.

"It is the policy of the American Physical Society (APS) that all participants, including attendees, vendors, APS staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at APS meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at APS Meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at APS meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

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Prof. Mary Hall Reno
Faculty Contact for Conduct Matters
Email: Phys-CUWiP@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-467-0370

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers, APS staff, or the APS Director of Meetings. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening."

Any concerns regarding violations of the Code of Conduct should be reported via email to Prof. Mary Hall Reno, the APS CUWiP at Iowa site contact via Phys-CUWiP@uiowa.edu. In addition, you can call the Iowa-specific hotline (319-467-0370) or the APS's main code of conduct hotline at 844-660-3924. You can also make a confidential report of an ethics violation at the APS's website here.