Diversity and Inclusion

The Hughes Lab is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, nationality, or socio-economic background.

We will not accept discrimination or harassment of any kind.

We have zero tolerance of sexual harassment in the lab and in the field.

We will support individuals struggling with discrimination, by providing an open and supportive atmosphere, speaking up on their behalf when appropriate, and guiding them to the support and resources that they need.

We are committed to open and honest science. This includes transparency in data acquisition and data sharing.

(Modified from Dan Bolnick)

 

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Below are a variety of helpful resources compiled on behalf of the Marine and Environmental Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Committee

 

Northeastern University policies and procedures

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Northeastern University Policy on Equal Opportunity prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran or disability status. All forms of discrimination or harassment within the University community are unacceptable and will be sanctioned appropriately.

Further, University policy and applicable law prohibit retaliation against those who, in good faith, bring or cooperate in the investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment.

This policy and all related bias-incident complaints are overseen by the Office of Equity & Compliance located at 125 Richards Hall.

 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY TITLE IX POLICY

Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees, and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs.  In furtherance of this commitment, Northeastern University strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetic information, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran, or disability status.

The Northeastern University Title IX policy articulates how the University will respond to reported allegations of sexual harassment involving students, including sexual assault, and provides a consolidated statement of the rights and responsibilities under University policies and Title IX, as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The policy describes how areas within the University will coordinate the provision of interim remedies and the prompt and effective investigation of allegations of Prohibited Offenses.

This policy applies to all members of the University community, including students and prospective students, employees and prospective employees, faculty, staff and volunteers in connection with University activities. It further applies to on- or off-campus behavior involving students.

 

Useful Blogs and Articles

Small Pond Science - https://smallpondscience.com/

Some favorites:

https://smallpondscience.com/2018/04/04/please-focus-more-on-inclusion-so-that-diversity-recruitment-efforts-can-work/

https://smallpondscience.com/2018/01/16/what-a-good-recruitment-weekend-looks-like/

https://smallpondscience.com/2016/09/05/recruiting-underrepresented-minority-students/

https://smallpondscience.com/2018/02/27/powerful-truths-about-sexual-harassment/

 

Dynamic Ecology - https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/

Some favorites:

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/implicit-biases-evaluating-job-candidates/

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/life-as-an-anxious-scientist/

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/there-is-crying-in-science-thats-okay/

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/there-is-shit-going-on-but-its-not-my-story-to-tell/

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/you-do-not-need-to-work-80-hours-a-week-to-succeed-in-academia/

https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/how-my-student-has-explored-career-interests-outside-academia/

Other Useful Links

https://www.vox.com/2017/9/11/16270316/college-mobility-culture

http://diverseeducation.com/top100/pages/index.php

https://twitter.com/rlbouquet/status/827008129690959872

https://scipos.blogspot.com/2017/11/dear-scipos-readers-we-are-excited-to.html

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/safe-spaces-tackling-sexual-harassment-in-science/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/confronting-sexual-harassment-in-science/

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6368/1223.full

 

programs/organizations

Cornell University Diversity Preview Weekend - http://www.inclusivecornell.org/

Pathways to Science - http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/

NextProf Science - https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/nextprof-science/

U Michigan Environmental Fellows Program - https://efp-umich.squarespace.com/

AAAS Sea Change Program - https://www.aaas.org/news/sea-change-program-aims-transform-diversity-efforts-stem