Respect & Inclusivity

Respectful, Inclusive Scientific Events at GSA Connects 2023

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RISE Office

Sun., Tues., and Wed.: 8:30–11 a.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Mon.: 8:30–11 a.m. and 4:30–6 p.m.

DLCC, Room 322

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Let’s Make this a Respectful Inclusive Scientific Event (RISE)

GSA takes pride in offering safe, professional, inclusive events in which participants with diverse backgrounds and points of view feel welcome and can count on being treated with dignity and respect. By attending this meeting, you agree to comply with GSA’s Events Code of Conduct and make this a Respectful, Inclusive Scientific Event (“RISE”). Here are some simple ways you can make this a positive, engaging, and welcoming experience for everyone:

Show Respect

  • Keep questions concise and on topic.
  • Be considerate, and and listen with an open mind.
  • Be constructive—critique ideas, not people.
  • Avoid saying or doing anything that is or is likely to be perceived as harassment or bullying.

Speak Up and Act Responsibly

Be Inclusive

  • Demonstrate that you welcome a diversity of individuals and their identities.
  • Show that you value different perspectives.
  • Be mindful of potential biases and avoid comments and behaviors that are likely to make others feel unwelcome or uncomfortable based on any identity-based factors. Harassment and bullying are never acceptable regardless of intent.

Think Twice About Recording and Sharing Presenters’ Content

  • Presenters and conveners may choose not to allow photographs or audio/video recordings of their work and may not authorize others to distribute such information via social media or other channels.
  • Find out what is deemed acceptable before taking pictures, making recordings, or sharing content for any purpose outside of this event.

GSA takes all concerns seriously and will take action against individuals found to have violated the Events Code of Conduct. Such action may include but is not limited to requiring offenders to leave the event without refund.

Become a RISE Liaison

To learn more about RISE and take your commitment to the next level, become a RISE Liaison. RISE Liaisons play a vital role in keeping our meetings safe and professional. By wearing RISE pins, these volunteers are visible allies, ready and willing to help GSA identify potential issues before they become problems.

Becoming a RISE Liaison is easy. Simply watch a 15-minute training video and complete a verification form. We hope you will consider volunteering for this meaningful role before GSA Connects 2023!

Training video
Verification form