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Code of Ethics Policy

Code of Ethics Policy

Date enacted or revised: 
August 29, 2005

Guidelines for McNeese Employees

  1. Practice honesty.
  2. Strive to be objective in your professional judgment of colleagues.
  3. As members of an academic institution, employees seek above all to be professional and effective in working with students.
  4. When considering the interruption or termination of their service, employees recognize the effect of their decision upon the institution and give due notice of their intentions.
  5. Respect the rights of students, staff, or of other faculty members.

Proscribed Behavior

  1. Entering into public contracts without notifying the President.
  2. Acting in a manner in which private interest is the primary objective.
  3. Using position for private benefit.
  4. Soliciting or accepting rewards or items or services likely to influence work performance in an unconstructive manner.
  5. Use of confidential information for private or inappropriate benefit.
  6. Use of position to obtain benefits unlawfully.
  7. Furnishing false information to the University, or forging, altering, or misusing University documents or instruments of identification with intent to defraud.
  8. Any abusive or unprofessional treatment of students, faculty, or other members of the University. Also proscribed is any form of sexual harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
  9. Plagiarism, misrepresentation, or fraud in classroom or office settings.
  10. Any act or threat of violence made by an employee against another person's life, health, well-being, or property.
  11. Any act or threat of violence, including, but not limited to intimidation, harassment, or coercion.
  12. Any verbal or written transmission, correspondence, or e-mail initiated by an employee that constitutes threats, harassment, intimidation, or coercion toward another person.
  13. Any act or threat of violence, which endangers the safety of employees, students, or the general public.
  14. Any act or threat of violence made directly or indirectly by words, gestures, or symbols.
  15. Any possession of a weapon on the University premises other than by University Policy Officers.

In addition to the aforementioned Guidelines and Proscribed behavior, all University employees are required to abide by the following provisions:

  1. University Policies documented in the Faculty/Staff Handbook
  2. The Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics
  3. The Campaign Finance Disclosure Act
  4. The provisions of Part III of Chapter 1 of Title 24, relative to lobbying
  5. The Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Control Act
  6. The Louisiana Lottery Corporation Law
  7. The Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law