Diversity and Anti-Harassment Statement

In the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (CGCA), we are committed to building and maintaining an environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person, fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect, and encourages the members of our community to reach their full potential. Therefore, we do not tolerate discriminatory conduct of any kind. We are dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all members, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other reason not related to scientific merit.

Please remember that behavior choices, from clothing to language, can constitute harassment and discourage members of under-represented groups from pursuing careers in science. And please work to remove the historical legacy of sexism and other discrimination within science.

As part of the UWM community, the CGCA prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation. We follow the procedures set out by UWM for the investigation and remedy of such conduct. Specifically, options for reporting complaints are set out in Sections IV and V of that document.

The UWM Women's Resource Center, located in the UWM Student Union, is available for people of all genders. If you experience any form of harassment, the Women's Resource Center is a good first place to go for advice or just to talk about what is happening. The Women's Resource Center does not automatically report harassment, assault, etc, but will advise you on possible steps to take.

This document draws on the official UWM policy as well as statements by RAS, ASA and AAS.

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International Women's Day at the CGCA The CGCA celebrates International Women's Day in 2017