We condemn any form of racism, sexism, harassment, or discrimination. We also condemn those who spread disinformation that damages and undermines democracy. Discrimination and disinformation damages our community and breaks down the excellence that we seek to achieve in STEM research and education. We recognize the colonizing history of the geosciences. We actively recognize the sovereignty of all peoples and the privilege that comes with our role as geoscientists.
We welcome and encourage participation by all individuals in our lab, regardless of age, culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, politics, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or subculture. We strive to cultivate a lab built on encouragement, acceptance, and mutual respect, thereby engendering a welcoming environment for all. We believe that innovation arises from diversity in terms of ideas and membership. We will vigorously and proactively reject prejudice and stereotyping whenever it is encountered in our profession, be it racism, xenophobia, religious discrimination, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or any other form.
We strive to make our community more inclusive and welcoming.
We welcome others to adopt and adapt this statement for their own lab groups to continue to foster inclusive science.