Code of Conduct

About the Code of Conduct

The University of Tennessee is committed to facilitating a workplace culture that promotes responsible and ethical behavior.

The unethical behavior of just one employee can detract from the excellent contributions of thousands. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that compliance with rules and regulations and respect for fellow employees are taken seriously and infractions are reported promptly to appropriate officials.

UT’s code of conduct, effective July 1, 2012, is intended to assist employees and their departments in creating a responsible and ethical workplace. It outlines the basic expectations for employees, directs them to policy requirements and training resources and provides instructions for reporting concerns and violations.


Dr. Joe DiPietro

“In order to fulfill our mission of serving the people of Tennessee and beyond through the discovery, communication and application of knowledge, we must be committed as a statewide workforce to promoting responsible and ethical behavior in everything we do.”

Joe DiPietro, UT System President