At Benedictine University, we strive for excellence. We understand that doing the right thing as well as doing things the right way is vitally important, and we believe that true excellence is reached only through means that adhere to the highest standards of integrity.
All members of the Benedictine University community are responsible for helping to create and maintain an environment characterized by high standards of ethical behavior and compliance with law and University policies. The University is subject to a wide range of laws, regulations and policies that govern its various activities; honest, informed and responsible conduct by faculty, staff, and business partners helps to assure that the University remains a law-abiding institution.
Benedictine University expects its trustees, officers, faculty, staff and business partners to advance the University’s mission of education guided by the Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage as part of the responsibility with which they are entrusted. All trustees, officers, faculty, staff and business partners are responsible not only to conduct themselves at all times so as to protect scrupulously the interests of Benedictine University, but also must do their best to observe and comply with all laws, rules and regulations and to avoid situations where their conduct may be called into question.
Benedictine University contracts must comply with applicable federal and state law and regulations, rules, and applicable university policies and procedures; be signed by a person with appropriate authority; adequately protect university resources; and support the mission of Benedictine University. University employees who enter into contracts without proper authority or institutional review, can be held personally liable for the contract. Prior to payment or the performance of any duties and/or actions by the University the required administrative and legal reviews must be completed and the contract signed by all parties. All contracts, with the exception of Standard University Contracts, prior to execution must be submitted to the office of Compliance, Legal and Risk for review as to legal form and sufficiency. All contracts sent for legal review must be in the form of an editable word document and submitted here.
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