Statement of Ethical Principles for Citadel Employees
Serving as an employee of The Citadel requires an appreciation for the dedication to the basic ethical principles. These principles include honesty, accountability, integrity and respect. The basic ethical principles are fundamental in the ultimate mission of the college. The ultimate mission is to produce well-educated, well-prepared graduates who will serve as leaders in our communities, our nation and our world.
All employees of the college have an obligation to apply these principles in their duties and responsibilities because producing tomorrow’s leaders is The Citadel’s business.
Principles: Honesty, Accountability, Integrity and Respect
The first ethical principle for employees is honesty. Citadel employees are truthful and sincere in all interactions with the public, with students and with each other. They should avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing and should confront and challenge any unethical behavior. They set an example of personal honor that students can emulate and admire.
The second principle is accountability. Citadel employees take responsibility for their own actions and personal decisions. They protect the institution by following all policies and procedures of The Citadel and upholding the constitutions and laws of the United States of America and the State of South Carolina.
The third ethical principle for employees is integrity. Citadel employees adhere to a personal code of conduct that fully supports the moral values necessary for good leadership, sets a positive example for all students and advances the overall purpose and mission of The Citadel.
The fourth ethical principle for employees is respect. Citadel employees discharge their duties with care, compassion, and concern for the well-being of all those they serve. They recognize the inherent worth and dignity of all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicapping condition, social or economic status.