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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Code of business conduct and ethics

Arizona State University (ASU) is dedicated to ensuring that all of its faculty, staff and students maintain the highest level of ethical conduct. All employees are responsible for complying with university, Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) policies, federal law and state statutes. ASU is obligated to follow certain regulatory and policy requirements and, in some circumstances, implement specific programs. Specifically, ABOR policies 5-301 and 5-303 define the conduct expected and the consequences of noncompliance. 

The Knowledge Enterprise, in partnership with other administrative units, has developed the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Program, which describes policies governing the ethical conduct expected of all ASU employees. The program includes the ASU Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Manual which summarizes the various policies and departmental function areas that oversee the ethical conduct policies that are to be followed. The program also includes a training curriculum, provided through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), as an online training resource. 

Training resources

The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Program training is available to individuals interested in the ethical conduct policies and procedures.

Individuals from units involved with federal contracting above $5 million dollars are required to take the training.

The ASU units involved include:

  • Office of Research Integrity and Assurance
  • Research Operations
  • Financial Services
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Purchasing and Business Services

The training program has two components:

  • Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Manual
  • online CITI training designed specifically by ASU, including a brief comprehension test

Once you have completed the online training, a record of completion will be generated and retained to document compliance. 

Instructions on how to complete the code of business conduct and ethics training

To complete the training in CITI, click here to view these login and enrollment instructions.  Select “Code of Ethical Business Conduct” to enroll and start the training.