ETHICS AND POLICIES

 

Transylvania Bioarchaeology strictly adheres to the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology's (BABAO) codes of ethics and practices. Full policies may be found by clicking on the following links:

Code of Ethics

Code of Practice

 

Additionally, Transylvania Bioarchaeology maintains a strict anti-discrimination and harrassment policy that all students, staff, and visiting researchers are required to abide by. The policy is as follows:

 

Transylvania Bioarchaeology Inclusivity Policy and Agreement

 

Transylvania Bioarchaeology (TBA) has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and discrimination. The aim of TBA is to foster a safe and open learning environment that encourages independent and collective intellectual growth. To achieve this, TBA is committed to establishing an inclusive working and living space for all students, staff, and visiting researchers. The purpose of this policy is to clearly outline the expectations of staff, students, and visiting researchers.

 

The staff agrees

 

  • To not harass, bully, victimize, or discriminate against race, sex, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, age, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, mental health status, and veteran status.

  • To encourage inclusivity, equality, and diversity.

  • To create a learning and living environment free of bullying, and harassment, victimization, and discrimination.

  • To take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimization, and discrimination by students and fellow staff.

  • To promote dignity and respect for all individuals.

 

The student agrees

 

  • To not harass, bully, victimize, or discriminate against race, sex, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, age, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, mental health status, and veteran status.

  • To report incidences of bullying, harassment, victimization, and discrimination by students and/or staff to the project coordinator.

 

 

            Any staff, students, or visiting researchers who violate our code of conduct with regards to bullying, discrimination, or sexual harassment may be asked to leave to program at that time without reimbursement or salary.  

 

Definitions of terms for reference

 

Discrimination

Unequal treatment based on race, sex, sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, age, nationality, socioeconomic status, disability, mental health, or veteran status.

 

Harassment

Harassment refers to any myriad abusive, counterproductive, or unwanted comments, actions, or behaviors that create an uncomfortable or hostile environment. These can include verbal put-downs and exclusionary language.

 

Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment refers to unwanted sexual comments, actions, or behaviors. This includes unwanted physical advances, sexual remarks, or sexual behavior.