Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies
Global Works’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our policies act as a safeguard against marginalization, even in its subtlest forms.
At Global Works, we believe everyone deserves access to travel and its benefits. We recognize diversity in our participants in many ways including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, country of origin, nationality, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and identity, and economic circumstance. Global Works welcomes students from diverse communities, including, LGBTQ, Latinx, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
Respecting Community and Group Agreement Policy
Global Works programs, and the organization itself, value inclusion in the truest and broadest sense of the word. Guided by this value, Global Works endeavors to understand and address the sources and the consequences of explicit and implicit bias. Global Works students, chaperones, and trip leaders will discuss and agree to expected behavior and co-create a Group Agreement. In this way, we aim to foment a culture of respect and shared investment in the goals of the travel experience. We expect Global Works students to be ambassadors for their families, schools, communities, and countries and require that they treat one another, their local hosts, and trip leaders with respect.
Students stay in rooms congruent with their gender identity, as communicated to Global Works. If a student identifies as non-binary, we will discuss with them what room they want to stay in and if they want to stay with roommates or, when possible, in a private room. All students are afforded a right to a private space (may not be a private room). Students are not permitted to enter rooms that they are not assigned to them unless given permission by the program staff.
Harassment & Discrimination Policy
Harassment & discrimination of any kind are prohibited on a Global Works program and in the Global Works workplace; and will not be tolerated. We aim to promote a respectful culture and safe(r) spaces for all members of the Global Works community.