The Caleb Scholars Program has updated our policies to include Positive Community Citizenship in order to foster a learning and working community in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.
The Caleb Scholars Program denounces discrimination, violence, and harassment. As a scholarship and mentorship program that focuses on empowering Alaska Native scholars, a highly marginalized and underrepresented population in academia, the Caleb Scholars Program reaffirms its commitment to act in solidarity with those who are targets of violence and inequity. The Caleb Scholars Program prohibits discrimination and/or harassment in any form, including but not limited to, discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.
The Caleb Scholars Program Steering Committee approved a Positive Community Citizenship policy on June 17, 2020. This policy requires that “all persons involved with the Caleb Scholars Program community (past or current Scholars, Steering Committee) conduct themselves personally and professionally in a manner that is consistent with positive community citizenship, which is free of implicit or explicit bias, prejudice, domestic violence (including sexual violence), and harassment.
Further, this policy requires all Caleb Scholars Program Scholars, Steering Committee members and staff undergo specific anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-violence training in order to participate. This training will begin in the fall.
To access the full policy, please click here. *the Positive Community Citizenship section begins on page 8