Code of Conduct
The University of Tennessee is committed to facilitating a workplace culture that promotes responsible and ethical behavior.
The unethical behavior of just one employee can detract from the excellent contributions of thousands. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that compliance with rules and regulations and respect for fellow employees are taken seriously and infractions are reported promptly to appropriate officials.
UT’s code of conduct, effective February 1, 2023, is intended to assist employees and their departments in creating a responsible and ethical workplace. It outlines the basic expectations for employees, directs them to policy requirements and training resources and provides instructions for reporting concerns and violations.
“To help ensure that we are serving Tennesseans and beyond through the discovery, communication and application of knowledge, our university must be devoted to advocating responsible and ethical behavior in all that we do.”
UT President Randy Boyd
Code of Conduct via K@TE
- 1. Policy Statement
- 2. Reasons for the Policy
- 3. Scope and Application
- 4. General Statement of Reporting Obligation
- 5. General Principles of Ethical and Responsible Conduct
- Workplace Civility and Collegiality
- 6. Penalties/Disciplinary Action for Non-Compliance
- 7. Responsible Official & Additional Contacts
- Guidance Document with Examples
Conflicts of Interest
Responsible Use of University Resources
Environmental Health and Safety
Policy Statement →