Adopted by Council March 2015

The greatest asset of the American Ornithological Society (AOS) is the diversity of individuals representing the regions where they work, the disciplines that comprise their research, their individual viewpoints, and their generosity of knowledge and time in advancing a global perspective in ornithology. The mission of AOS is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice. We maintain that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in the culture, values, norms and behaviors of AOS. Throughout AOS’s programs, events, publishing, and professional development activities, we will support diversity in the membership, leadership, volunteers and employees in all of its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Leading by example, AOS aspires to make diversity a core and abiding strength among our membership.