SIOP is a welcoming, safe professional community for our members and others with an interest in the industrial-organizational psychology field.


Harassment creates a hostile environment that reduces the quality, integrity, and pace of our profession. It marginalizes individuals and communities, damages productivity and career advancement, and prevents the healthy exchange of ideas.


Thus, all members of the SIOP community are expected to:


  •   Hold themselves to the highest standards of professional behavior, with honesty and integrity, and treat others with equity, fairness, and respect.
  •   Contribute to an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, safe, open, and professional.
  •   Comply with all SIOP policies related to harassment and retaliation.
  •   Comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.


All individuals engaging in the SIOP community must abide by and are subject to SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy.


If harassment is experienced in the context of SIOP activities or programs, the Anti-Harassment Policy provides recourse for the impacted individual(s).


SIOP offers ombuds services for members of the SIOP community for matters pertaining to the Anti-Harassment Policy. The ombuds primary function is to offer advice that is informal, impartial, and independent, advising on options for informal resolution and formal complaint, explaining the complaint processes, and/or assisting with mediation.

SIOP Ombuds Introduction

Elizabeth (Betsy) Shoenfelt
Email  |  270-842-2106
SIOP Ombuds Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025

Margaret (Peggy) Stockdale
Email  |  618-201-9108
SIOP Ombuds Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

Contact information for Executive Board leadership is available in the Membership Directory, and for the Executive Director, on the Staff Page.

Annual Anti-Harassment Policy Report

Per the SIOP Anti-Harassment Policy, "a summary report of formal harassment complaints and their dispositions, removing all identifying details, will be made available to the SIOP membership annually." The first report is from 2020, the year in which this policy was adopted. The annual reports will appear below for SIOP members who are logged into their accounts.