Business Ethics and Conduct

The successful operation and reputation of Agnes Scott College is built on the principles of fair dealing and ethical conduct of our employees. Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a scrupulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity.

The continued success of the College is dependent on the trust of all constituencies, and we are dedicated to preserving that trust. Employees owe a duty to the College, its constituents and the community to act in a way that will merit the continued trust and confidence of the public.

ASC will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and expects its officers and employees to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest or unethical conduct.

In general, the use of good judgment, based on high ethical principles, will guide you with respect to lines of acceptable conduct. If a situation arises where it is difficult to determine the proper course of action, the matter should be discussed openly with your immediate supervisor and, if necessary, with the Office of Human Resources for advice and consultation.

Compliance with this policy of business ethics and conduct is the responsibility of every ASC employee. Disregarding or failing to comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct could lead to disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of employment.

The College welcomes comments or questions regarding this policy. Any employee of Agnes Scott who wishes to report an alleged violation is encouraged to do so without fear of retaliation. Question, comments or alleged violations should be reported to the director of human resources at (404) 471-6435.

Policy No.  104  Issued  1/1/2004