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POLICY STATEMENT

The Ethics Policy articulates ethical standards, principles and policies which all Chapman University
community members are expected to uphold by incorporating these values into their daily University
activities whether they occur on or off campus.

REASON FOR THE POLICY

The purpose of the Chapman University Ethics policy is to highlight the essential elements of an ethical
and responsible environment in which the educational mission of the University can be met in an
effective and efficient manner.

POLICY

As members of the Chapman community, we commit ourselves to the following ethical ideals:

  • Pursuit of Excellence: Individually and as a community, we seek knowledge, aesthetic
    appreciation and creative achievement.
  • Integrity: We encourage individuals to articulate a responsible moral vision. We strive to act
    responsibly, accepting accountability for our conduct and supporting the responsible actions of
    others.
  • Respect for Persons: We treat each person with civility, understanding and respect. Behavior
    that demeans, harasses, exploits or otherwise treat individuals unfairly has no place in our
    university.
  • Valuing Diversity: We promote a multicultural community that embraces a diversity of people,
    ideas and experiences. We strive to be accepting and respectful of differences in age, class,
    disability, ethnicity, gender, language, national origin, political viewpoint, race, religious and
    spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.
  • Freedom of Expression: We exercise and defend freedom of expression within an atmosphere
    of open and tolerant dialogue and listen respectfully to the views of others.
  • Respect for the Environment: We value life in its variety and unity, and we promote a
    sustainable environment by responsibly using natural resources.
  • Life of Service: We encourage a life of service - a life of compassion and justice, civic
    participation, and service to worthy causes and global community.
  • Honesty: We are committed to being truthful and trustworthy. Plagiarism, cheating, theft and
    fraud are not tolerated. We avoid conflict of interest, or openly acknowledge their existence
    and make them available for community review.
  • Confidentiality: We maintain confidentiality regarding information entrusted to us, and we
    respect the right to privacy of others.
  • Respect for University Resources: We exercise due care and responsible stewardship in using
    university resources.

OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR POLICY

Name of Office: Institutional Compliance

Contact information for questions about this policy: Gail Nishida, Chief Compliance Officer, nishida@chapman.edu

WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR THIS POLICY

https://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/institutional-compliance-and-internal-audit/institutional-compliance/policies/ethics-policy.aspx

WHO APPROVED THIS POLICY

Senior Staff member submitting the policy: Harold Hewitt

Date approved: August 29, 2018

[signed]

President

PUBLICATION DATES

Effective: August 29, 2018

RELATED MATERIALS

Compliance Complaint Policy

Approved on August 29, 2018

[signed]

Daniele C. Struppa

President, Chapman University