The Nuclear Science Division has adopted the APS Code of Conduct for all employees and visitors within the division that they are expected to adhere to. All events hosted by the Nuclear Science Division are expected to include the code of conduct as part of its registration requirements and opening slides.
Nuclear Science Division Code of Conduct:
It is the policy of the Nuclear Science Division that all participants, including attendees, vendors, Division staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at NSD 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 NSD Meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at NSD meetings is the responsibility of all participants.
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, NSD staff, or the Nuclear Science Division Director. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting, 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.