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University of the Sciences is committed to operating in full compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Code of Conduct
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Code of Conduct Statement is an acknowledgment by the University's faculty and staff to uphold the highest corporate ethics, to carry out their professional responsibilities with integrity, and to make a commitment to do what is right.
This Code of Conduct requires every member of the University community to:
- Be honest, fair and trustworthy in all of their activities and relationships.
- Act responsibly and with integrity, both in their professional actions and as members of the community.
- Treat all students, faculty and staff members with dignity and respect, recognizing that we are partners and all share in the University's success.
- Avoid conflicts of interest.
- Foster an atmosphere in which fairness and equality are extended to all members of the University community.
- Strive to create a safe workplace and to protect the environment.
- Sustain a culture through all levels of leadership where ethical conduct is recognized, respected and promoted.
- Make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Members of the University community who feel that a university employee is in violation of this Code of Conduct should report their concerns to their Dean, Department Head or Department Chair, or to their immediate supervisor. Alternatively, reports of suspected violations of this Code of Conduct can be made to EthicsPoint hotline at 888.266.0218 or at www.ethicspoint.com. All reports of non-compliance will be addressed in strict confidence.
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is committed to excellence at all levels and strives to support the USciences community in practicing the highest standards of ethical conduct. To facilitate this, the University has selected EthicsPoint, Inc. to provide an on-line system to anonymously and confidentially report activities involving misconduct, violations of government regulations or university policies, or otherwise inappropriate, unethical or illegal activities involving the USciences community.
Reports can be made via telephone toll-free 888-266-0218 or the web at: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/18902/index.html
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities that receive federal financial assistance must comply with Title IX.
Under Title IX, sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual coercion, are forms of prohibited sex discrimination. A school violates a student's' rights under Title IX when the following conditions are met:
- The alleged conduct is sufficiently serious to limit or deny a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the school's educational program - i.e. it creates a hostile environment, and
- the school, upon notice, fails to take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the sexual violence, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.
US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Please feel free to reach out to the University's Title IX team with any concerns or questions.
Jessica White Rickmond, Title IX Coordinator
Office Location: Whitecar Hall
Ross Radish, JD, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Students
Office Location: Whitecar Hall
Ruth Roberts, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Faculty/Staff
Office Location: 4100 Chester Ave., 3rd floor
If any individual, victim or third party, wishes to submit an anonymous report, the EthicsPoint USciences Compliance Hotline should be used via the channels noted above.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Click here for the USciences Sexual Misconduct Policy.