The University and its campuses have many policies and procedures in
effect with ethics and compliance elements. The following are some of
the key policy building blocks of the University’s Ethics and Compliance
Code of Conduct:
The Code of Conduct is the cornerstone of the University’s Ethics and
Compliance Program. Promulgated in 2006, the Code of Conduct
communicates the University’s expectations of proper conduct and
describes the professional conduct the University values. The Code of
Conduct is maintained by the University Ethics and Compliance Office.
Reporting Fraud or Misconduct, Whistleblower Protection, and Investigations:
This policy defines employee responsibility for reporting good faith
allegations of fraud or misconduct, establishes procedures for
addressing wrongful conduct, and protects those who make good faith
allegations of wrongful conduct to a designated University official.
This policy is maintained by the University Ethics and Compliance
Ethics Line: The
Ethics Line is available for reporting good faith allegations of
violations of law, policy, or procedure. This toll-free Ethics Line is
maintained by the University Ethics and Compliance Office and is
available at 1-866-758-2146.
These procedures describe how allegations of misconduct received by the
University Ethics and Compliance Office are investigated. The
procedures are maintained by the University Ethics and Compliance
Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interests:
In in an effort to avoid both actual and perceived conflicts of
commitment and interest, this policy provides a framework for measuring
and monitoring the acceptability of the non-University activities of
faculty and academic staff members. The policy is maintained by the
Vice President for Research.
Conduct and Discipline for Civil Service Employees: This
policy covers several important fundamental ethics topics for Civil
Service employees, including conflicts of interest, political
activities, employee conduct in the workplace, solicitation on
University property, and discipline. The policy is maintained by the
Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
Integrity in Research and Publication:
This policy addresses integrity in research and publication, and
outlines procedures for impartial fact-finding and fair adjudication of
allegations of academic and research misconduct. The policy is
maintained by the Vice President for Research.