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Safety and Inclusion

The organizers of #BUDSC24 are committed to providing an environment where all participants–regardless of age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, religion, or socioeconomic status–feel safe, included, and comfortable at the conference. We will do our best to accommodate specific needs; please contact us at budsc@bucknell.edu if an issue arises or if we can be of help.

There is no place at this conference for harassment or intimidation of any kind. Please use the following supportive behaviors:

  • Use welcoming language that honors individual’s stated pronouns and favors gender-neutral collective nouns
  • Encourage and yield the floor to those whose viewpoints may be under-represented in a group
  • Seek concrete ways to make physical spaces and online resources more universally accessible
  • Accept critique graciously and offer it constructively
  • Give credit where it is due

It is important to understand the range of behaviors that may constitute harassment, and we encourage you to stay alert to the welfare of those around you. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments and triggering language that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion (or lack thereof)
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

To report incidents of any sort, please email us at budsc@bucknell.edu. This email account will be monitored during the conference.

(Sources of Inspiration: DHSI, DLF, NDLC, US OpenGLAM)