The Academy values and respects the dignity and integrity of all who work together to protect sight and empower lives. As part of the Academy’s commitment to diversity and its organization-wide policy of nondiscrimination, Academy staff have long been bound by a policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace and in association with Academy-related activities. The Academy now extends this prohibition of sexual harassment to its leaders and members; meeting attendees and their guests; and meeting exhibitors.
Henceforth, the Academy prohibits sexual harassment by staff, leaders, members, attendees, guests and meeting exhibitors during or in association with Academy-sponsored events, meetings or social gatherings.
For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment includes anything of a sexual nature that might create an unprofessional, unwelcoming or hostile environment. This includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, displaying sexually graphic photos or other materials, sending sexually explicit emails or text messages and uninvited verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
If you experience sexual harassment after the date of this policy, email one of the following individuals: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your communication is confidential.
Approved by: The Board of Trustees, March 14, 2018