ASM Statement of Inclusion

The American Society of Mammalogists (the Society) prohibits discrimination, harassment and bullying against any member because of ancestry, color, national origin, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Society expects its employees, volunteers, members and other constituents, when and where ever they are conducting Society business or participating in Society events or activities, to maintain an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, or retaliation.

Discrimination is defined as treating individuals differently – either preferentially or with adverse impact – because they have similar characteristics or because they are from specific groups, unless differential treatment is reasonable, essential, and directly related to conducting Society business or when serving as an official representative of the Society.