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Clark Atlanta University
Code of Conduct


The Code of Conduct is an educational tool used by Clark Atlanta University (CAU/the University) to train faculty and staff (employees) on the conduct required of them as employees of the University. Please read this Code of Conduct carefully. All CAU employees are responsible for ensuring that their conduct is in compliance with all applicable legal requirements and University policies.


As members of the CAU community, all employees are responsible for maintaining and adhering to the highest ethical standards. CAU values integrity, honesty and fairness and integrates these values into its teaching, research, service and business practices.

CAU's fundamental premise is that the institution and all employees will comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the United States, and policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees. If employees become aware of any violations of law or institutional policies, or suspect that the conduct of another employee may violate the law or institutional policy, they should promptly discuss the matter with their supervisor or call the Compliance Hotline. Where appropriate, the supervisor may wish to discuss the matter with Human Resources and, if indicated, with a member of the Office of General Counsel and/or the Chief Compliance Officer. Employees have the University's assurance that there will be no reprisal for reporting a violation.

Employees are held accountable for their actions and as a member of the CAU community are responsible for holding the University to the highest standards of conduct.