Ethical Guidelines


The American Geographical Society (AGS) is committed to providing an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Recognizing the need for an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas, all activities of AGS are conducted and dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, veteran status, or any other reason not related to professional merit. Harassment, sexual or otherwise, is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of the vision and mission of AGS and is not tolerated.

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for Foreign Field Research (opens PDF)