Compliance and Institutional Ethics

Our goal is to promote ethical and compliant conduct for all university members.

Welcome to Compliance and Institutional Ethics!

Chapter 8 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines establishes criteria for what constitutes an effective compliance program. The diagram below shows the elements of an effective compliance program along with NKU's core values.

Effective Compliance Program

Please see NKU's Policy website!

There is a website that houses NKU's policies in one location! The policy website has many features and tools for use in the policy process, including:

This is a great resource for the university community and we urge you to visit the site and utilize this information. Please bookmark this site: and visit often!

Ethics Quote  

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.



Helpline also available at (855) 597-4539.
*Please note this helpline is NOT a 911 or emergency service.

Annual Acknowledgement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct
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