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Safe AGU

What is Safe AGU?

AGU is committed to promoting a safe work environment in the Earth and space sciences and ensuring that all AGU program activities are free from discrimination, bias or harassment of any type. One way we do that is through our Safe AGU program at AGU meetings, which includes workshops for attendees. The Safe AGU program was designed to promote safety and offer support to meeting attendees who may feel harassed, threatened or unsafe in any way when participating in AGU meetings.
Volunteers and staff at AGU events wearing Safe AGU buttons have been trained to assist those who experience unsafe or inappropriate behavior at Fall Meeting. In many cases, AGU works with co-sponsoring organizations to deploy similar programs, for example, Safe OSM at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, at jointly organized meetings.

Need help?

Individuals with concerns – including situations that may not rise to the level of an ethics complaint – can reach out to AGU Ethics for assistance. Inquiries are confidential.

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Legal consultation

  • Through the AGU Ethics and Equity Center, we provide access to free consultation with a legal advisor, for those experiencing harassment, bullying, discrimination, retaliation or other misconduct.
  • This service empowers individuals to make informed decisions with confidence, and to educate them about the potential formal and informal remedies to the issues they may be experiencing.
  • This consultation is available to for AGU members and members of partner organizations, their students, postdocs, and untenured faculty members.
  • AGU’s legal consultant is not available to advise individuals accused of misconduct.
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