CODE OF CONDUCT
Museum Alaska strives to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that is free of bias and intimidation. In keeping with federal laws, state laws, and non-profit best practices, Museums Alaska expressly prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, body size, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other protected classification.
Discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any awardee, contractor, employee, member, grantee, honoree, participant, vender, volunteer, or other person participating in Museums Alaska programs, activities, or grant funded projects will not be tolerated.
Museums Alaska’s Code of Conduct is intended to cover all Museums Alaska members, contractors, employees, grantees, honorees, participants, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and any other person participating in a Museums Alaska sponsored program, activity, or grant funded project.
Museums Alaska sponsored programs and activities include, but are not limited to: the annual conference, committee meetings, trainings, workshops, volunteer projects, publications, grant funded projects, scholarships, and awards.
By obtaining Museums Alaska membership, registering to present or attend the Museums Alaska’s annual conference, applying for a grant, scholarship, or award from Museums Alaska, or participation in any Museums Alaska program or activity, all participants commit to maintaining respectful and ethical relationships in accordance with the Museums Alaska Code of Conduct.
Anyone who experiences or witnesses any violation of Museums Alaska’s Code of Conduct should report the incident to the Museums Alaska Executive Director or the Board of Directors as soon as possible.
If you witness sexual harassment or assault, respond first to the affected person's needs and safety. Support that person if they choose to report the incident but respect their decision to report or not report.
Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to personal or public safety is advised to contact 911.
Museums Alaska is not an adjudicating body. However, the Museums Alaska Board of Directors will receive complaints to support addressing grievances associated with Museums Alaska programs, activities, and grant funded projects.
Museums Alaska is committed to enforcing this code of conduct at all levels of its organization. Anyone who engages in discriminatory or harassing conduct will be subject to disciplinary action from the Board of Directors.
This code of conduct was adopted by the Museums Alaska Board of Directors on August 9, 2019.
Museums Alaska Code of Conduct (PDF Version)