Chancellor's Vision on an Ethical Culture

Chancellor's Message

Honesty and integrity are critical to our work at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Don Elliman

As the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, our campus combines interdisciplinary teaching, research and clinical partnerships.  We prepare the region’s future healthcare professionals to provide the best available healthcare at two nationally recognized hospitals. It goes without saying that we have a special responsibility to maintain the highest standard of ethics and lawful conduct in all of our academic and business activities.

We are a world-class medical campus because of our faculty, staff and students. Our global reputation rests on the actions we take and the decisions we each make in dealing with others. This requires all of us to be aware of and follow the policies, standards, laws and regulations that apply to our activities, to report concerns and work together to resolve them.

The Ethics and Compliance Program — and this website — provide resources for the CU Anschutz community to understand the expectations that should guide each of us in our work.

Thank you for making CU Anschutz a model of ethical behavior, today and every day.

Donald M. Elliman, Jr.  Chancellor 


Program Descriptions

The University has adopted an institutional Ethics and Compliance Program that is intended to support a culture of ethics and compliance within the University community. An effective compliance program promotes the achievement of university goals and helps avoid the program disruption and financial loss that can accompany compliance failures. Faculty, staff, and students who work on behalf of The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are responsible for conducting themselves within the law and in keeping with the ethical standards of the university and the State of Colorado. This website is intended to assist university employees and students in the performance of that responsibility by providing information about compliance-related resources and materials.
The Office of Regulatory Compliance contains information on current university policies, links to related laws and regulations, and contact information for responsible parties.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is representative of the University’s core values and expectations for conduct. As employees, students and faculty, it is important for us to comply with the Code of Conduct and to report violations of the code. Witnessed or suspected violations of the code may be reported anonymously using the CU EthicsLine​ website or by calling 800-677-5590.
Ethics and Reporting
The University of Colorado is committed to conducting its affairs ethically and in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as university policy. Each member of the faculty and staff is expected to share in this responsibility. The University of Colorado is also committed to preventing, detecting, and correcting violations of applicable laws, regulations, and policies.
For additional information and to confidentially submit a report, please visit the CU EthicsLine. For other concerns or complaints, please refer to Student Complaints/Appeals or Faculty/Staff Concerns & Reporting. The Ethics and Compliance Program may be reached at​ or 303-724-1010.
Code of Conduct

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