Penn’s faculty, administration and staff should conduct themselves ethically, with the highest integrity, in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies, in all aspects of their work. They should be fair and principled in University and Health System business transactions and other related professional activities, acting in good faith when dealing with both internal constituents and external entities. Their conduct should always reflect their positions of trust and loyalty with respect to the University, the Health System, and members of these communities.
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Stewardship is the process of accepting the challenge of managing the assets of the organization. At Penn, Institutional assets are not merely limited to financial matters. Penn is a vanguard institution, thriving in academics, research, medical treatment and care to name but a few. Our institutional reputation can be maintained and strengthened only by meeting the operational, legal and financial challenges of the day. Commitment to stewardship ensures Penn’s continued growth and excellence, both locally and internationally.
As a steward, we have a responsibility to support and enhance the mission of the University, to ensure that Penn fulfills its legal and financial obligations to internal and external constituencies, to safeguard the University’s financial, human, physical and reputational assets, and to create an atmosphere that encourages all members of the Penn community to contribute to the overall excellence of the University. Your actions as a steward of University resources have a profound effect on Penn’s capacity to confront the challenges of its mission so that the University maintains, and indeed amplifies, its national and international reputation.