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Code of Ethics

For Students of the GFCB

As a student in the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University, I understand that it is my duty to behave in a courteous and ethical manner at all times. The attitudes and habits I develop as a student form the core of my professional behavior. As such, I will set an example of the highest caliber for those who work with me.

To promote these behaviors within the student body, I will use the principles of honesty, integrity, respect and professionalism as my personal, academic, and professional guide.


Understand the Gordon Ford College’s policies on academic conduct, and practice them as a part of my life

Honor my personal obligation to be sincere and forthright by dealing fairly and truthfully with others


Maintain my beliefs and values despite changing circumstances and challenging environments

Respect my reputation and that of my College and University by avoiding unethical behaviors and the circumstances that encourage them


Embrace the diverse perspectives and accomplishments of others, knowing that it is the personal and cultural variations among people that enrich us individually and as a society

Take pride in my College and University by protecting our facilities and their surroundings


Maintain the highest standards of performance, conduct, and cooperation with my fellow students, faculty, staff, and co-workers

Perform my duties with due diligence and make a continuous effort towards improvement


The Gordon Ford College of Business is a top business school with dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting programs


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 Last Modified 12/5/18