University Ethics Policies

The following is a list of University policies that provide further information on the duties summarized in AD88: Code of Responsible Conduct. However, this list is not to be considered comprehensive. Additional information about Penn State policies may be found in the General University Reference Utility (GURU) at https://guru.psu.edu.

 

Legal and Policy Compliance

AD33– A Drug-Free Workplace

AD39- Minors Involved in University-Sponsored Programs or Programs Held at the University and/or Housed in University Facilities

AD50– Contact with State and Federal Officials and Official Requests from Government Officials

AD67- Disclosure of Wrongful Conduct and Protection from Retaliation

AD72- Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

AD74- Compliance with the Clery Act

AD85- Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct

AD87- Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

AD89– University Export Compliance Policy

AD91 - Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct

AD92 – Political Campaign Activities

AD95- Information Assurance and IT Security

ADG08- Collection, Storage and Authorized Use of Social Security Numbers and Penn State Identification Numbers

ADG09– Export Compliance Definitions, Procedures and Implementation Guidelines

HR99– Background Check Process

RA02– Stewardship of Sponsored Programs

RA40– Compliance with Federal Export Regulations for Sponsored Research Efforts

RAG40– Guidelines for Ensuring Compliance with Export Control Policy RA40

RP02– Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct

RP04– Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals

Penn State Travel Policy

International Travel Requirements

 

Conflict of Interest

Bylaws of The Pennsylvania State University– Section 8.13

AD50– Contact with State and Federal Officials and Official Request from Government Officials

AD75– University Events and Ticket Accountability

AD77- Engaging in Outside Professional Activities (Conflict of Commitment)

AD83- Institutional Financial Conflict of Interest

AD86- Acceptance of Gifts and Entertainment (AD86 Gifts and Entertainment Authorization Form (pdf))

AD92 - Political Campaign Activities

BS07– Authority and Procurement

BS17 - Use and Procurement of External Consultants

BS14- Penn State Purchasing Card

FN14– Use of University Tangible Assets, Equipment, Supplies & Services

FN22- Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan Lenders

HR35– Public Service and Political Endorsements

HR42– Personal Compensation by State Agency or Dept. of Commonwealth

HR59– Employment of Relatives

HR80– Private Consulting Practice

HR91- Conflict of Interest

IP04– Royalty Payments for Course Materials

IP06– Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Activity

RA06 – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Collaboration

RA07 – Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Collaboration

RP06– Disclosure and Management of Significant Financial Interests 

 

Accurate Records and Privacy

AD11– University Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records

AD22- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

AD35– University Archives and Records Management

AD53– Privacy Policy

ADG06– Appropriate Use of Student Data

ADG08– Collection, Storage and Authorized Use of Social Security Numbers and Penn State Identification Numbers

BS17 - Use and Procurement of External Consultants

FN19– Policy for Handling and Distributing Confidential Internal Audit Reports and Other Documents

FN23– Identity Theft Detection, Prevention and Mitigation Program

HR56– Answering Personnel Inquiries

HR60– Access to Personnel Files

RP03 -  The Use of Human Participants in Research

RP07– HIPAA and Research at Penn State University and The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Professional Conduct

AD02– Non-University Groups Using University Facilities

AD29– Statement on Intolerance

AD32- Smoking Policy and Guideline

AD33– A Drug-Free Workplace

AD40– Recording of Classroom Activities and Note-Taking Services

AD47- General Standards of Professional Ethics

AD50– Contact with State and Federal Officials and Official Requests from Government Officials

AD51– Use of Outdoor Areas for Expressive Activities

AD56– Use of Group Communication Tools to Communicate University Business to Employees and Students

AD78– Threats to Campus Safety

AD85- Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct

AD87- Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

AD90– Crowdfunding Solicitation Policy

AD91 - Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct

AD92 - Political Campaign Activities

AD96- Acceptable Use of University Information Resources

HR23– Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations

HR34– Employment Conditions for Staff Employees

HR35– Public Service and Political Endorsements by Members of the Faculty and Staff

HR64– Academic Freedom

HR70– Dismissal of Tenured or Tenure-Eligible Faculty Members

HR76– Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

HR78– Staff Employee Failure to Meet Acceptable Standards of Performance

HR79– Staff Grievance Procedure

HR103– Employment Conditions for Part-Time, Intermittent/Short-Term & Full-Time Student Employees

IP01– Ownership and Management of Intellectual Property

IP02– Co-Authorship of Scholarly Reports, Papers and Publications

IP05– Policy Governing Copyright Clearance

IPG01– Faculty Guidance on Student Intellectual Property Rights

IPG02– Special Student Intellectual Property Agreement Forms

RP02– Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct

RP03 -  The Use of Human Participants in Research

RPG01– The Responsible Conduct of Research

Employee Disciplinary Proceedings for Reports of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Against an Employee

 

Reporting

AD24- Identification Cards for Students, Faculty/Staff, Affiliates and Retirees

AD29– Statement on Intolerance

AD33– A Drug-Free Workplace

AD39– Minors Involved in University-Sponsored Programs or Programs Held at the University and/or Housed in University Facilities

AD64– Energy Conservation Policy

AD67- Disclosure of Wrongful Conduct and Protection from Retaliation

AD68– University Access Policy

AD72- Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

AD74- Compliance with the Clery Act

AD78– Threats to Campus Safety

AD81- Independence of the University Police and Public Safety

AD85- Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct

AD91 - Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct

ADG08- Collection, Storage and Authorized Use of Social Security Numbers and Penn State Identification Numbers

ADG09– Export Compliance Definitions, Procedures and Implementation Guidelines

BS03– Faculty and Staff Parking Rules and Regulations

BS20– University Vehicle Operation or Use

FN14– Use of University Tangible Assets, Equipment, Supplies and Services

HR99– Background Check Process

RA02– Stewardship of Sponsored Programs

RP02– Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct

RP04– Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals

RP07– HIPAA and Research at Penn State University and The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

SY01– Environmental Health and Safety Policy

 

Non-Retaliation

AD22– Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

AD29– Statement on Intolerance

AD67- Disclosure of Wrongful Conduct and Protection from Retaliation

AD72– Reporting Suspected Child Abuse

AD74– Compliance with the Clery Act

AD78– Threats to Campus Safety

AD81– Independence of the University Police and Public Safety

AD85– Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct

AD91 - Discrimination and Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct

ADG09– Export Compliance Definitions, Procedures and Implementation Guidelines

RP02– Addressing Allegations of Research Misconduct

 

Academic Integrity

Academic and Administrative Policies and Procedures G-9: Academic Integrity
Faculty Senate Policy 49-20 –Academic Integrity
Student Code of Conduct
Student Guide to General University Policies and Rules