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NSF Sexual Harassment Policy

NSF Supported Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.


NSF Requirements Regarding Sexual Harassment

It is National Science Foundation policy to foster harassment-free environments wherever science is conducted, including at NSF-sponsored conferences, workshops, and symposia. The NSF Proposal Award Policy and Procedure Guide (PAPPG), effective February 25, 2019, requires applicants requesting NSF funds for the purpose of carrying out conferences, workshops, and symposia to have a policy or code-of-conduct that addresses sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault, and that includes clear and accessible means of reporting violations of the policy or code-of-conduct.

Recipients of NSF funds to carry out conferences, workshops, and symposia must also provide this policy or code of conduct to all event participants prior to the event and at the conference/workshop/symposium itself.


Message to Participants

The message linked below complies with the above NSF requirements and has been approved for distribution by the UC Santa Barbara Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office and Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Prevention Office (EODP). This message should be provided to all participants prior to and during NSF-supported conferences, symposia, and workshops carried out after February 25, 2019.

The Participant Notice can be found here.

UCSB's Reporting and Response Resources can be found here.

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