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Code of Ethical Conduct

The purpose of the New York University Code of Ethical Conduct is to highlight the essential elements of an ethical and responsible environment in which the central educational goals of the University can be met effectively and efficiently.

The Code articulates ethical standards, principles and policies which all NYU members - at home and abroad - are expected to uphold by incorporating these values into their daily University activities.  The Code of Ethical Conduct sets forth the following twelve principles to which we adhere:


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Adhering to the Highest Ethical Standards

Respecting and Complying With the Law

Complying With All Contractual and Grant Terms and Conditions

Supporting The University's Goals and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Maintaining the Highest Standards of Academic Integrity

Respecting the Rights and Dignity of Others

Maintaining the Highest Standards of Patient Care

Maintaining and Preserving Accurate Records

Conducting Business Practices with Honesty and Integrity

Concern for Health and Safety; Respecting the Environment

Reporting Suspected Violations of the Code; Enforcement of the Code

Promise of No Retaliation

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Any employee of the University may submit a good faith complaint regarding violations of  University policy, compliance concerns or other improper conduct without retaliation of any kind.

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