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President’s Letter

Dear Colleague:

Our commitment to excellence as an institution extends to all aspects of our educational, research and public service mission. As stewards of the University’s finances, assets, resources, and public image, it is important that we conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity. The Statement of Values and Standards of Conduct establishes a foundation for acceptable behavior. The core message is, as Boise State University employees, the way in which we act impacts Boise State University’s reputation with employees, students, public officials, the community, and citizens of Idaho. In short, our reputation is critical to our success, and our actions determine what that reputation will be.

Our core Values are academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. The Standards of Conduct are established by state statutes, State Board of Education policies and University policies and procedures. While laws and policies governing certain actions may change from time to time, our core values remain constant. All employees and agents acting on behalf of Boise State University are expected to adhere to these values and standards.

Each of us has an obligation to familiarize ourselves with applicable laws, State Board of Education and University policies and procedures, and to act accordingly. When in doubt, seek advice; talk to your colleagues, supervisor or University Counsel. You have a duty to speak up if you are being pressured to behave in a manner inconsistent with these laws, policies and values. You also have an obligation to protect the University by reporting potential or apparent violations. There is to be no retaliation against any person for making a report of a potential violation of law, of Boise State University policy or of this code.

We are challenged as an organization to make choices wisely and to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Working together, we will continue to uphold the standards of excellence that define our institution.

Thank you for your support and all that you do for the University!

Bob Kustra
President