As members of the Great Lakes College community, we are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the College, and of the broader community in which we function. The College values integrity, honesty and fairness, and strives to integrate these values into its teaching, research and business activities.  

 

Introduction and Purpose

As members of the Great Lakes College community, we are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the College, and of the broader community in which we function. The College values integrity, honesty and fairness, and strives to integrate these values into its teaching, research and business activities.

 

What Is the Code of Conduct?

The Code of Conduct (Code), is a shared statement of our commitment to upholding the ethical, professional and legal standards we use as the basis for our daily and long-term decisions and actions.  

 

Why Do We Have the Code of Conduct?

We all must be cognizant of, and comply with, the relevant policies, standards, laws and regulations that guide our work. We are each individually accountable for our own actions and, as members of the College community, are collectively accountable for upholding these standards of behavior and for compliance with all applicable laws and policies.  

 

Who Needs to Follow the Code of Conduct?

The Code applies to all members of the Great Lakes community. For purposes of this Code, Great Lakes community members are: Corporation members, faculty, undergraduates, graduate and engineering students, staff, volunteers and visiting scholars.  

 

What Are the Code of Conduct Certification Requirements?

Annually, as a member of the Great Lakes College community, you will read and sign the Annual Code of Conduct Compliance Certification attesting your commitment to adhere to the Great Lakes College Code of Conduct. Adherence to this Code also makes us responsible for bringing suspected violations of applicable standards, policies, laws or regulations to the attention of the appropriate cognizant office. Raising such concerns is a service to the College and does not jeopardize one’s position or employment. Confirmed violations will result in appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination from employment or other relationships with the College. In some circumstances, civil and criminal charges and penalties may apply.  

 

We Uphold Standards of Integrity and Quality

Great Lakes College recognizes that it must earn and maintain a reputation for integrity that includes, but is not limited to, compliance with laws and regulations and its contractual obligations. Even the appearance of misconduct or impropriety can be very damaging to the College. The College must strive at all times in its dealings, including its business activities, to maintain the Principles of the Great Lakes College Community and the highest standards of quality and integrity.  

 

What are the Principles of the Great Lakes College Community?

We, as members of the Great Lakes College community, are dedicated to supporting and maintaining a scholarly community in which all share in the common enterprise of learning. As a central aim, Great Lakes College promotes intellectual inquiry through vigorous discourse, both oral and written.   The fundamental principles that must necessarily undergird this aim include respect for the integrity of the academic process; individual integrity and self-respect; respect for the freedoms and privileges of others; and respect for College resources. In becoming part of Great Lakes College, we accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the College’s academic and social community, and assume the responsibility to uphold the College’s principles.