The University of North Texas is committed to a culture of integrity and ethical behavior. It is of the highest importance that the people of the State of Texas have complete confidence in the integrity of their public servants. This need is especially critical in the area of state-supported higher education. The responsibility for educating and training the future leaders of the state and nation carries with it the duty to adhere to the highest ethical standards and principles. UNT has adopted this ethics policy to enable its officers and employees to perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with law. The standards of conduct and ethical principles included in this policy shall apply to all persons employed by any department, program, or service of UNT regardless of rank or position.