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Standards of Conduct

Program DescriptionStandards of ConductAnnual Compliance Risk Plan

Standards of Conduct:

As members of the Tarleton Community - whether as students, faculty or staff, we are obligated to conduct daily activities with a commitment to the standards of conduct set out in The Texas A&M University System policies and regulations. In part, the Ethics & Compliance Program is based on the university's core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence, and service. These core values are encompassed in the program's Values' Statement below:

"In pursuing our vision as the premier student-focused university in Texas, we, the faculty and staff of Tarleton State University,value an ethical, caring, and diverse campus community which is founded in traditions and characterized by integrity, civility, excellence and service."

How can I learn more about ethics and ethical conduct?

All new employees must receive ethics training within 30 days of hire, and all current employees must retake the ethics training every two years in accordance with System Regulation 33.05.02 Required Employee Training.

Where can I find policies related to...

...ethics and ethical conduct?
...waste, fraud, abuse and corruption?

System Policy 10.02.01 Control of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

...academic and research programs?
...compensation and employment issues?
...the use of property and services associated with the University?

What should I do to report wrongdoing?

  • University Compliance Help and Reporting, or
  • Systems Risk, Fraud, & Misconduct Hotline - is a web-based or hotline reporting system that provides a way to anonymously report instances of suspected fraud, waste and abuse, or
  • You may also report wrongdoing to the Texas State Auditor's Office:

I have a question about ethics...what should I do?

  • A list of Subject Matter Experts is referenced in the Resources tab located in the left side bar of this web page, or
  • Click on the University Compliance Help and Reporting button for options to obtain information.