The University expects its employees to conduct business according to the highest ethical standards of conduct. Employees are expected to devote their best efforts to the interests of the University and the conduct of its affairs.

Dealings that represent, or appear to represent, a conflict between the interests of the University and an employee are unacceptable. The University recognizes the right of employees to engage in activities outside of their employment which are of a private nature and unrelated to their work for the University. However, a policy of full disclosure must be followed to assess and prevent potential conflicts of interest from arising. Supervisors should be contacted by employees regarding a possible conflict of interest or outside work.