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Name: Code of Ethical Conduct
Responsible Office: Board of Trustees

Applies to: (examples; Faculty,Staff, Students, etc)

Faculty , Staff , Students

Policy Overview:

Issued: 12-01-2004
Next Review Date: 07-17-2020
Frequency of Reviews: Annually

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is committed to maintaining a campus environment that offers a wide range of professional, social and cultural opportunities and where the well-being of students is the primary focus of all decision-making and actions.  A Code of Ethical conduct is in place to avoid conflicts of interest, legal or ethics violations and ensure mechanisms are in place to allow for protected reporting of violations.

Applies to Faculty, Staff, Students, and Board Trustees.


Details:

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is committed to maintaining a campus environment that offers a wide range of professional, social and cultural opportunities and where the well-being of students is the primary focus of all decision-making and actions. In order to ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained, the College adopts the following statements of ethics and professional conduct for its administration, faculty and staff:

  • All employees will carry out their duties with honesty, integrity and respect, and all employees will expect honesty, integrity and dignity from others. Specifically, using one’s position to harass or intimidate another member of the administration, faculty, staff or students is a serious violation of this code.
  • All employees will support the principle of fairness, protect the civil and human rights of others, and obey local, state and national laws. Except in unusual circumstances, employees will normally be given advance notice and an opportunity to respond to complaints of misconduct or performance issues.
  • All employees will understand and have the opportunity to contribute to the formulation and evaluation of the College’s mission and policies. Employees will be willing to work with others to support the College in its endeavors to implement this mission.
  • All employees will recognize the potential for conflict of interest and will refrain from engaging in activities that may interfere with The College’s mission. Employees will not use their positions for personal gain through political, social, religious, economic or other influences when those activities interfere with the College mission. Oversight for this responsibility shall lie with the Faculty Governance Committee (for faculty), Office of Human Resources (for staff) and Board of Trustees (for administration).

Employees have the right to expect to work in a professional and supportive environment and within the scope of their authority to perform their duties without disruption or harassment. Employees also have the right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions or engage in actions in violation of this code or any laws.

Employees will communicate potential ethical or law violations to the appropriate dean (for faculty) or Human Resources (for staff). If the person outlined above is party to a potential problem or ethical violation, an employee may report the matter directly to the general counsel, president or Board of Trustees (in incidents where the president is party to the problem or violation).

Employees will not be threatened with retaliation or punished for reporting alleged unethical or illegal behavior in others.

The administration will ensure that these standards of conduct are communicated throughout the College to administration, faculty, staff and students. Managers and supervisors will monitor compliance in their areas.

Failure to adhere to this Code of Ethics will result in disciplinary action as outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Staff Handbook.

This Code of Ethics will be reviewed periodically by a committee composed of the general counsel, director of human resources, the chair of the faculty governance committee and vice president of culture and campus life to ensure its effectiveness in furthering the mission of the College.

Procedures:

Employees will communicate potential ethical or law violations to the appropriate dean (for faculty) or Human Resources (for staff). If the person outlined above is party to a potential problem or ethical violation, an employee may report the matter directly to the general counsel, president or Board of Trustees (in incidents where the president is party to the problem or violation).

Responsibilities:

Position/Office/Department

Responsibility

Dean

Receiving reports from faculty

Human Resources

Receiving reports from staff

Administration

Ensuring Code of Ethics is communicated to applicable parties

Policy Contacts:

Name

Contact Information

Dan Bauer, Director of Human Resources

314-446-8308, Daniel.bauer@stlcop.edu

Bruce Canaday, Dean of Pharmacy

314-446-8184, bruce.canaday@stlcop.edu

Kimberly Kilgore, Dean of Arts & Sciences

314-446-8351, Kimberly.kilgore@stlcop.edu

John Pieper, President

314-446-8307, John.pieper@stlcop.edu

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