October 26, 2018 / Member News

AIA Baltimore Board Approves New Harassment Policy

Baltimore, MD (October 26, 2018) – This month, the AIA Baltimore Board of Directors approved a new harassment policy designed to prevent sexual and other types of harassment within AIA Baltimore, and to provide for corrective action as appropriate. The policy is AIA Baltimore’s commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our operations and activities. The policy comes as AIA National recently released updated language of rules in the organization’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to directly address sexual harassment, workplace equity, and sustainability.
The new policy comes during a year of sustained focus on issues of equity in the workplace. During the AIA Convention, President-Elect led testimony in support of Resolution 18-3 “Diversity Pipeline and National Recognition” while the AIA Baltimore Equity Committee organized a three part series exploring implicit bias in the workplace and solutions for reducing it. AIA Baltimore Fellows across the chapter have also signed on to a commitment to advocate for workplaces where harassment will not be tolerated.
View the full harassment policy