As members of the Stanford University community we share a sense of pride in what we stand for, what we’ve accomplished, and what we’ll achieve in the future.  We also share a responsibility to support Stanford’s mission and reputation by holding ourselves and other community members to the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all our academic and business activities.  

We all must be aware of and follow the policies, standards, laws and regulations that apply to our activities, report concerns, and work together to resolve them.  We are responsible for our actions and our decisions not to act, and accountable to further the University's mission. The Cardinal Code is a statement of our commitment to ourselves, each other and the institution to fulfill these obligations.

Do you have a difficult decision to make?

Everyday members of the Stanford community face difficult decisions. When taking action, or observing someone else's actions, consider the following...

 

Decision Tree

* Stanford offers multiple options to raise a concern or ask for help. A few options are to contact your supervisor or other management, Compliance and Ethics Office, Internal Audit, Office of General Counsel, Ombuds, Human Resources, or the Compliance and Ethics Helpline (anonymously if desired).

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