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Statement of Commitment to Integrity and Ethical Conduct


To uphold our core institutional values.

Applies to: 

All members of the university community

Juniper Gardens
Medical Center, Kansas City
Policy Statement: 

The University of Kansas is committed to upholding our core institutional values, including:

  • Integrity;
  • Excellence in the pursuit of our mission;
  • Commitment to excellence and academic freedom;
  • Advancement and innovation in the pursuit of research and instruction;
  • Academic freedom, freedom of expression, and respectful and transparent communication;
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Safety, security, and sustainability; and 
  • Service and stewardship.

KU is fully committed to these values in everything we do. All members of our university community are expected to fulfill ethical and other professional standards at all times. Additionally, we abide by federal and state laws and other regulations, as well as follow policies set by the Kansas Board of Regents and the university.

As members of our university community, we are mindful of the obligation to report suspected wrongdoing that adversely affects the university. KU is committed to providing an environment of integrity that encourages the disclosure of violations of law, policy, and other standards to the university administration, while protecting from reprisal its employees and other members of its community who make a good-faith disclosure of suspected wrongful conduct occurring at the university.

Questions or concerns regarding a violation of the law, policy, or otherstandards should be discussed with your immediate supervisor. Alternatively, reports can be made through the KU Institutional Hotline, which is hosted by EthicsPoint, a third-party hotline provider. Information about the hotline and how to create an online or telephonic report is available by consulting the university’s whistleblower policy or at hotline.ku.edu. Individuals making reports may choose to remain anonymous.

As Jayhawks, we all share the responsibility for preserving these values and promoting a positive and productive environment for the entire community.


Office of Public Affairs
Strong Hall, Room 230
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7518

Approved by: 
Approved on: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
Effective on: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
compliance, ethics, code
Change History: 

09/15/2021: Updated PDF Policy Statement to live text page.
08/02/2021: Updated Core Institutional Values and hotline URL was updated.
12/15/2020: Added two Core Institutional Values.
06/07/2019: Technical edit. 
07/28/2017: Uploaded into the Policy Library.

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