The success of Yale’s continued pursuit of its core mission depends on the integrity and ethical conduct of the Yale community. Accordingly, Yale’s Standards of Business Conduct articulate the ethical and legal principles that govern business dealings by Yale faculty and staff. These standards express principles that have long governed the Yale community, and are reflected in many policies, procedures, and practices in place across the university.
Among Yale’s principles is a commitment to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Over the last several decades, the continued proliferation of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to colleges and universities has resulted in higher education becoming one of the most intensely regulated sectors of the United States economy. Yale is subject to hundreds of regulatory schemes that affect nearly every aspect of the university’s operations.
Consistent with Yale’s commitment to ensure its affairs are conducted in accordance with applicable law and sound and ethical business practice, the university established an Institutional Compliance Program.