UCCS, a premier comprehensive undergraduate and specialized graduate research university, provides students with academically rigorous and life-enriching experiences in a vibrant university community. We advance knowledge, integrate student learning with the spirit of discovery, and broaden access to higher education for the benefit of southern Colorado, the state, nation and world. UCCS has adopted a set of values to which it is committed, including specifically a commitment to the value of integrity and an expectation that each member of the campus community will engage in ethical behavior. The CU Board of Regents developed the Principles of Ethical Behavior as the underlying expectations regarding the conduct and activities of university employees. The University has also developed a Code of Conduct which states its commitment to upholding the highest ethical, professional, and legal standards.
The University has adopted an institutional Ethics and Compliance Program that is intended to support a culture of ethics and compliance within the University community. An effective compliance program promotes the achievement of University goals and helps avoids the program disruption and financial loss that can accompany compliance failures. Faculty, staff, and students who work on behalf of UCCS are responsible for conducting themselves within the law and in keeping with the ethical standards of the University and the State of Colorado. This website is intended to assist University employees and students in the performance of that responsibility by providing information about compliance-related resources and materials.
Resources available on this site: This site contains information on current university policies, links to related laws and regulations, and contact information for responsible parties. You may utilize the search function (magnifying glass icon, top right), visit the A-Z listing, or browse the categories listed on the right side of the screen.
Ethics and Reporting: The University of Colorado is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as university policy. Each member of the faculty and staff is expected to share in this responsibility. The University of Colorado is also committed to preventing, detecting, and correcting violations of applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
For additional information and to confidentially submit a report, please visit the EthicsPoint website. For other concerns or complaints, please refer to Student Complaints/Appeals or Faculty/Staff Concerns & Reporting.
The Compliance office may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-255-3837.