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.


Randy Boyd
“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

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