The Standards of Conduct apply to all members of the University community including faculty and other academic personnel, staff, students, volunteers, contractors, and agents. In addition, these Standards apply to all University affiliated organizations. These standards of conduct highlight key Idaho statutes, Idaho State Board of Education rules and policies and University policies and procedures. Please refer to the appropriate statutes or policies for greater detail. Laws and policies do not need to forbid an action for it to be wrong. Our statement of values should guide you in how the decision you make affects others and how those decisions reflect on you and the University. In general, do the right thing! The values and standards are intended to be user-friendly and accessible; however, every situation cannot be addressed. Each of us has an obligation to familiarize ourselves with applicable laws, State Board of Education and University policies and practices, and to act responsibly. When in doubt, ask how your decision would look to your friends and family on the front page of a newspaper. Seek advice and talk to your colleagues to get their perspective. Talk to your manager, our University Counsel, or an expert from the appropriate support function. You have a duty to speak up if you think that you are being pressured to do or have knowledge of something questionable or wrong, or if you believe that your rights are not being respected. You also have an obligation to protect the University by reporting potential or apparent violations of law, policy or these values and standards. There may be circumstances in which you may wish to use the Boise State University Hotline, where you can make a confidential, anonymous report. There will be no retaliation against any person for making a report of a potential violation of law, of Boise State University policy or of this code.