Standards of Conduct

"The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.”

- Code of Conduct, The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to a culture of integrity and ethical behavior.

Ethical behavior is much more than simply following rules; it is doing the right thing. Given the increasing complexity of the university’s environment, determining the “right thing” is not always easy. To choose the right action in a given situation, we need to have an understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies which apply to us. The responsibility for adhering to all laws and regulations and university policies rests on each member of the university community.

The University of Texas at Austin's Compliance and Ethics Guide provides faculty and staff with a brief overview of the significant topics of importance for assuring that we operate in a legally compliant and ethical environment. All employees are asked to review and acknowledge the Compliance and Ethics Guide when first joining UT Austin (please note, acknowledgement must be made through Workday).