Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
A. Academic Integrity
All Central Penn College students, faculty, staff, and college community members are
expected to uphold the highest standard of academic integrity. Any act of academic
dishonesty including, but not limited to, plagiarism, misrepresentation, corruption,
cheating or fraudulence, are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination
of employment, expulsion from the College, or termination of a contract.
B. Adherence to Central Penn College Policies and Procedures
All Central Penn College students, faculty, staff and college community members, must
abide by all policies and procedures published by Central Penn College. These policies
and procedures are contained within the following references: Faculty Handbook,
Employee Handbook, Catalog, Residence Life Handbook, Program Handbook and
Central Penn College Website. Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the aforementioned
documents refer to the most current published version.
C. Adherence to External Requirements and Policies by Governing Bodies
Based upon professional memberships, an external governing body may supersede and/
or augment certain aspects of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Any Central
Penn College student, faculty, staff, or college community member in this situation is not
only responsible to adhere to policies and procedures defined by the governing body, but
is also responsible to represent themselves as a member of the Central Penn College
community in accordance with the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
D. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Any Central Penn College student, faculty, staff, or college community member
representing the College must transact college business in compliance with all
federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations related to their positions and areas
of responsibility. All individuals representing the College should recognize that
noncompliance may have adverse financial and other consequences for themselves and
the College. Individuals are responsible for monitoring and understanding changes in
laws and regulations related to their areas of responsibility.
E. Confidential Information
Central Penn College students, faculty, staff and college community members may be
privy to confidential information. All confidential information should be protected by
safeguarding it when in use, storing it properly when not in use, and discussing it only
with those who have a legitimate business need to know. A current or past employee
should never release any confidential information without clearance from the College.
F. Conflict of Interest
Central Penn College students, faculty, staff and college community members should
avoid situations that create or appear to create conflicts between their personal interests
and the interests of the College. Decisions made by Central Penn College students,
faculty, staff and college community members should promote the best interests of
Central Penn College believes that diversity is critical to success. Central Penn is
committed to include the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool within
its community. Success at Central Penn is based on performance. Central Penn also
committed to fair employment and enrollment practices and nondiscrimination laws.
H. Drugs and Alcohol Use
Central Penn College strictly forbids the use of illegal drugs, drugs that impair an
individual’s ability to conduct college business, and alcohol in all college locations
I. Ethical Conduct
Central Penn College students, faculty, staff and college community members are
responsible for conducting themselves ethically, honestly and with integrity. They
should act with due recognition of their positions of trust and loyalty to the College,
and demonstrate Central Penn’s brand personality traits in all contacts. Central Penn
students, faculty, staff and college community members must strive at all times and all
places to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity.
J. Harassment and Intimidation
Central Penn College prohibits harassment or intimidation at all Central Penn locations.
Harassment and intimidation includes but is not limited to, bullying and unwelcomed
verbal, written, physical and/or graphic conduct by or against any Central Penn students,
faculty, staff and college community members. Harassment and intimidation of any kind,
including actions based on a person’s race, sex, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic
origin, age, disability and/or sexual orientation is considered a violation.
K. Health and Safety
Central Penn College is committed to the health and safety of all students, faculty,
staff and college community members. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting
activities with necessary permits, approvals and controls. It is the responsibility of all
Central Penn students, faculty staff and college community members to be familiar
with all health and safety rules, regulations and policies that apply to them including the
handling and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.
L. Inappropriate Relationships
All faculty and staff have authority over students therefore it is inappropriate for
faculty or staff to have sexual, intimate or romantic relationships with students. It is
inappropriate for faculty or staff to have sexual, intimate or romantic relationships with
any other member of the College, when the individual has, or appears to have, authority
over the other individual or the relationship could result in a conflict of interest for
conducting college business as a result of their respective positions in the College. This
is a violation of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics even if both individuals agree
to the personal relationship.
M. Technology Use
Central Penn College provides technology resources to use for College business. It
is the responsibility of all Central Penn students, faculty, staff and college community
members to adhere to defined Technology policies and procedures on and off of Central
Penn’s locations including cyberspace.