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Message from the President

Dear Colleague:

Our commitment to excellence extends to all aspects of our educational and research enterprises. As stewards of the University’s resources, faculty and staff are responsible for conducting their work in the highest ethical fashion. It is imperative that each person exercises sound judgment that will further the interests of the University community.

This document provides a framework for appropriate stewardship of University resources. The policies, procedures, and guidelines discussed here establish a foundation for acceptable standards of behavior. Following these guidelines, as well as all University policies, is an important part of honoring the tradition of excellence at Northwestern.

We acknowledge the challenges inherent in a large, complex organization and endeavor to make wise choices and to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Working together, we will continue to uphold the standards of excellence that define our institution.


Morton Schapiro