CIRES Mentoring Program Code of Conduct
All participants are expected to abide by the CIRES Mentoring Program Code of Conduct, which has been adapted from the AGU Meetings Code of Conduct.
- Treat all participants with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions, toward a collaborative relationship.
- Be mindful of each other's time.
- Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
- It is expected that the information your mentee has shared with you is confidential.
- Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any participant will not be tolerated, including personal attacks directed toward other participants. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, threatening or stalking any participant.
- Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. CIRES mentoring reserves the right to terminate participation immediately for anyone in violation of the Code of Conduct.
- CIRES mentoring program is entitled to prohibit attendance or participation in any future cycles of the mentoring program.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
How to Get Help If You Experience Harassment:
Reporting Responsibilities as a Mentor:
- In the event a mentee divulges to a mentor that he/she has been subjected to harassment: Mentors are not considered Mandatory Reporters; however, it's possible that mentors may be subject to OIEC mandatory reporting requirements if they hold additional roles/responsibilities as outlined in the final bullet point below.
- Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) is responsible for CU Boulder's Policies on Discrimination & Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Conflict of Interest in Amorous Relationships. Per OIEC, CU-Boulder policy defines a Mandatory Reporter as any employee who has the authority to hire, promote, discipline, evaluate, grade, formally advise, or direct faculty, staff, or students. Mandatory Reporters are considered "responsible employees" and are required to report alleged misconduct to OIEC. This includes, but is not limited to resident advisors, teaching assistants, professors, academic advisors, coaches, or other university employees with supervisor authority.