Ken Kennedy Institute Anti-Harassment Policy

The organizers invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.  The Institute works to increase tolerance, opportunity and diversity in an effort to continually encourage the open exchange of ideas. For these reasons, the Ken Kennedy Institute is committed to providing a harassment-free experience at all the events it organizes.

Rice University Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)

 The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity at Rice University works closely with faculty, administrators and staff to increase tolerance, opportunity and diversity within the Rice Community and to ensure that the University complies with the letter and spirit of the federal and state laws and regulations governing these programs.

The policy of Rice University is to provide an environment that is free from sexual harassment. Such conduct seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust and respect essential to a healthy work and academic environment.

No faculty member, administrator, staff member, applicant for employment, student, or member of the public may be subject to restraint, interference, coercion, or reprisal for action taken in good faith to seek advice concerning a sexual harassment matter, for filing a sexual harassment complaint, or for serving as a witness or as a panel member in the investigation of a sexual harassment complaint.

Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To learn more about Rice University policies please visit the following links:

Rice University Affirmative Action Policy
Rice University Sexual Harassment Policy
Rice University Disability Support Center

Reporting:

Ken Kennedy Institute event participants can report incidents directly to either Jan Odegard (odegard@rice.edu) or Victoria Langlais (vl5@rice.edu).  All reports will be followed up on  swiftly and sent to the appropriate offices at Rice University as warranted.

Any participant found to be violating the standards may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.   If you believe you have been subjected to any type of conduct prohibit by Rice University we urge you to report the incident immediately.

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