ACOG DIVERSITY STATEMENT FOR VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (hereinafter referred to as “ACOG”) promote an environment of respect, fairness, integrity, and inclusiveness in all of their dealings (1).
ACOG respects and values the diversity of its members. ACOG also recognizes that diversity and inclusiveness in volunteer and leadership positions strengthen the vitality of ACOG and are fundamental values of our organization.
ACOG is committed to enlisting and promoting talented volunteers and leaders without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, perceived gender, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, type of practice, and/or political affiliation. Maximizing the diversity of our volunteers and leaders also allows us to benefit from the talents and the different perspectives of all our members.
ACOG encourages members who may not have been involved with ACOG before to apply or run for volunteer or leadership positions on the national, district and section levels. As a diverse membership organization, the assistance and willingness of our members to participate are essential for ACOG to remain relevant for members and the women we serve, to maintain the leadership pipeline, and to move forward our mission, vision, core values, and organizational goals.
(1) Code of Professional Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Approved by the Executive Board February 2014