Policy on a Welcoming Environment
(as adopted by the January 9, 2015 AMS Council)

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports 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 or immigrations status.

Harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of AMS activities and mission. The AMS will make every effort to maintain an environment that is free of harassment, even though it does not control the behavior of third parties. A commitment to a welcoming environment is expected of all attendees at AMS activities, including mathematicians, students, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors, and participants in scientific sessions and social events. To this end, the AMS will include a statement concerning its expectations towards maintaining a welcoming environment in registration materials for all its meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855.282.5703 or at www.mathsociety.ethicspoint.com. Please note that this reporting mechanism is not just for violations related to our welcoming environment, but may also be used for any types of ethical violations (ethics issues in publishing, issues of fraud, waste or abuse of resources, etc.). The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation.

For AMS policy statements concerning discrimination and harassment, see

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 855-282-5703

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.