Values, Respect, and Inclusion of the NSP Program
The following principles are intended to ensure that the culture in the Neuroscience Program meets the highest standard of professionalism and is one in which all members feel welcome and respected.1,2
- Embrace the differences of colleagues in race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, religion, military/veteran status, or socio-economic status.
- Value such differences which bring strength in scientific community as well as creativity and broad impact in science.
- Embrace zero tolerance policy of all forms of harassment including sexual harassment and harassment based on race, religion, nationality, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Report sexual harassment
- Support those who report violations of departmental or university policy
- Reject any form of retaliation
- Respect the professional, physical, and personal boundaries of colleagues
- Allow others a chance to express their different views and thoughts
- Be polite, respectful, and considerate in your manner and interactions
- Offer constructive criticisms and foster positive discussion
- Learn the University of Illinois codes of conduct (https://wecare.illinois.edu)
- Work to eliminate challenges or barriers to success that colleagues may face due to their differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, religion, military/veteran status, or socio-economic status.
- Strive to attain equal access to opportunities for all colleagues
- Recognize your own assumptions about people and investigate their sources
- Intervene when others are exhibiting conduct of bias and discrimination.
- Seek education and training on diversity, equity, inclusion, and bystander intervention techniques, and encourage others to do the same
- Refrain from judging, bullying, discriminating, or making unwelcome jokes or disparaging remarks
[1,2] The following principles were adapted from  Department of Physics, Princeton University (https://phy.princeton.edu/about/policy-professional-conduct) and  Department of Chemistry, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (https://chemistry.illinois.edu/diversity/community-values-expectations).