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BSANA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) is dedicated to the promotion of all aspects of Byzantine studies and associated fields in all disciplines. BSANA is deeply committed to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community of students, scholars, and interested members. As a non-profit, apolitical, academic organization, it resists any misappropriation of Byzantine studies to further nationalist, racist, and/or sectarian ideologies. Therefore, it is our policy to welcome, mentor, and include all scholars and students in Byzantine studies without regard to academic status, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, perceived or actual health status, marital or family status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, criminal record, and all characteristics protected under applicable federal and/or state law. We affirm that our academic community is strengthened through diversity and inclusion, and we strive for our governance, policies, use of resources, and programming to reflect our commitment to both.

Approved Oct. 6, 2018 .