Department Code of Conduct

Earth and Environmental Sciences Code of Conduct

Following the mission of Boston College, and in accord with the ethical codes of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences values the pursuit of truth and human flourishing within a culture of respect, inclusion, and equity among students, faculty, and staff. As a department and university dedicated to fostering the dignity of each person, we strive to cultivate a safe environment that is free from exploitation, intimidation, and harassment (including sexual harassment), as well as discrimination based upon ethnic or national origin, race, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or economic class. We also expect all members of our community to conduct themselves according to the highest standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

In addition, the relationship between a student and the student advisor is unique and carries extra demands for ethical behavior. As such, the advisor will also promote an educational experience that is intellectually stimulating and free of harassment, and be supportive, accessible, encouraging, and sensitive to the power imbalance in the student–advisor relationship.