It is important that we strive to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Therefore, the University's policy is that McNeese State University employees should not accept anything of value from individuals or companies that are in financial relationships or would like to be in financial relationships with the university.
This policy is intended to be stricter than and complement the state's existing ethics rules and statutory requirements. The University's first obligation is to follow official ethics rules and statutory requirements in cases where University rules contradict or appear to undermine those requirements.
Any exceptions should be submitted to and approved by the President and Internal Auditor.