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Code of Ethical Conduct

University of Wyoming Code of Ethical Conduct

The University of Wyoming is committed to sound, professional standards of integrity and ethical conduct. The following principles and values apply to all members of the university’s trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and student body:

Excellence: We expect the highest standards of professionalism from our leaders, faculty, and staff. We advance knowledge and understanding through open, energetic inquiry and creative freedom. We encourage innovative approaches to problems, challenges to accepted ideas, and value professionally tempered criticism of others. We seek to provide environments in which all members of the community have the opportunity to participate and excel.

Integrity: In teaching, research, and service we hold ourselves to the highest standard of proficiency, accuracy, and reliability. We represent our accomplishments honestly, appropriately crediting the contributions from others to our own achievements. We make decisions that meet professional standards of honesty, competence, and fairness.

Respect: We honor the dedication of trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students to their work at the University of Wyoming. We treat individuals with care, concern, fairness, and civility, even in the face of disagreement. Candor and confidentiality must temper disputes.More broadly, we nurture an environment of mutual respect and tolerance, and we value differences in perspective, experience, and personal histories.

Responsibility: We are responsible for our decisions and actions, and we are effective stewards of assets entrusted to the university. We conserve our financial, physical, and environmental resources and maintain reliable records of our activities and the funds in their support. We disclose real and apparent conflicts of interest and reject inappropriate interpersonal and political influences. We understand and comply with established regulations that govern the university, and we make decisions that meet standards of professional behavior.

To implement the principles in this Code of Ethics, the University of Wyoming has developed policies, procedures, and university regulations for conduct related to academic honesty,non-discrimination, and use of university resources. Upholding the basic values we share depends upon knowing the applicable policies and incorporating the requirements of law and spirit of policy into our actions. As faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees, we recognize that our behavior jointly affects our individual reputations and that of the entire university community.

For the full text of University of Wyoming Ethical Code of Conduct, see the following page on the website of the Office of General Counsel:

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