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Shimojo Lab Harassment Policy:

The Shimojo lab in Biology and Biological Engineering follows the Caltech policy of unlawful harassment


Caltech Policy:

It is the policy of Caltech to provide a work and academic environment free of unlawful harassment (“harassment”) and retaliation. Harassment is the creation of a hostile or intimidating environment in which inappropriate conduct, because of its severity and/or persistence, is likely to interfere significantly with an individual’s work or education, or affect adversely an individual’s living conditions. Harassment in any form, based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran or disabled veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal laws, is prohibited, as are all forms of sexual intimidation exploitation, and violence. All faculty, students, staff, postdoctoral scholars and others participating in Caltech’s educational programs
and activities, whether they take place in Caltech facilities, or elsewhere, should be aware that Caltech does not tolerate any conduct that constitutes unlawful harassment or retaliation. Caltech promptly and thoroughly investigates complaints of harassment, and takes appropriate action, including disciplinary measures, when warranted. Caltech requires that any employee, who is responsible for directing or supervising other Caltech employees or evaluating the work of students, to participate in training regarding unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, at least once every two years.

More Information can be found at the Caltech website: under lawful harassment.


How do you to report it?

If you experience or observe harassment within the Shimojo lab, please report directly to Professor Shinsuke Shimojo (

The Caltech Center for Diversity provides confidential resources for discussing harassment issues (information: ).

Caltech Counseling Center provides resources for discussing distressing occurrences and students in trouble (information for students: ). Counseling services for faculty and staff are also provided at the Staff and Faculty Consultation Center (information: ).

Caltech Graduate Office is a great resource for general concerns of graduate students, and a good place to start if you are uncertain who to talk to (information: