Diversity and Inclusivity
M4Reactor is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity both within our scope of operations and beyond. The following statements outline the organization’s commitment to diversity in the forms of non-discrimination (Statement of Principles) and inclusivity (Statement of Inclusivity).
M4Reactor Statement of Principles
M4Reactor is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity.
It is the policy of M4Reactor, its members and executive officers, not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. The policy applies to treatment in the organization’s local presence as well as it’s online forums and in other activities. Complaints of discrimination or harassment should be directed to an officer of the organization’s executive committee at the M4Reactor member’s discretion.
M4Reactor Statement of Inclusivity
M4Reactor is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all members regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We affirm the worth and dignity of every member of the organization. We respect that our membership reflects a variety of perspectives and a wide range of lived experiences. We believe that the affirmation of this diversity is of both intrinsic and instrumental value.
To this end, we seek to foster inclusivity and diversity within our membership and throughout organization activities. We are committed to supporting a wide range of identities and social, cultural, and political needs in the development and planning of organization activities. This support includes (but is not limited to):
- Practicing non-discrimination in the organization’s facilities, online activities and other in-person activities;
- Increasing access to opportunities both within and without the organization for all its members;
- Working to reduce physical, social, and economic barriers to participation in organization activities;
- Cultivating an awareness of the ways in which various social, cultural, political, or economic privileges are, at any given time, accessible to some members of the organization and not others; and
- Developing a civil and collegial environment rooted in a belief of equal respect for all persons. Such an environment, among other things, should encourage active listening and awareness of inappropriate or offensive language.