SBC LTER Community Philosophy
SBC LTER Code of Conduct
The Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) LTER site neither condones nor tolerates harassment or intimidation of any kind including, but not limited to, hazing of new participants, physical or verbal intimidation, and sexual harassment. Our history of excellent science is built upon supportive collaboration and teamwork. We encourage anyone who feels that they have been harassed or bullied in any way, or that may have witnessed incidents involving harassment or bullying, to contact their team leader, project PI, and/or the SBC LTER Lead PI or Co-PIs. Communication is essential. It is our expectation that all SBC participants demonstrate respect for each other and everyone else they work with on and off the UCSB campus.
Sexual harassment reporting: As employees of academic institutions in the US and participants in a federally-funded project, participants are bound by the requirements and expectations of Title IX, which states (in part) “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Instances of sexual violence or sexual harassment involving SBC LTER associated personnel should be reported immediately to the Institutional Title IX Officer representing each individual directly involved in the incident.
For more information, see SBC LTER Reporting Guidelines for Incidents involving Sexual Violence or Sexual Harassment.