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Faculty Handbook . | . Administrative Staff Handbook . | . Support Staff Handbook

Code of Conduct

 

Maintaining Trust: The Williams Code of

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Conduct 

Trust is the foundation on which Williams and all non-profit organizations stand. Our mission to provide the finest possible liberal arts education requires the support, financial and otherwise, of alumni, parents, friends of the College, and various levels of government. People don't support organizations they don't trust.  Likewise, the effectiveness of our internal operations relies on trust among individual faculty and staff. 

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Consequences
Anyone who violates a law, a Williams' policy, or this Code while conducting College business, is subject to College disciplinary action. Disciplinary Policy & Procedures

 

Obligation to Report Suspected Violations

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Such reports can be made anonymously and in each instance the College will make its best effort to honor confidentiality. The more information given in a report the more thorough the College's follow up can be. Raising such concerns is a service to the College and, when done in good faith, will not result in retaliation or jeopardize our standing at Williams. No one may retaliate in any way against an employee who, in good faith, reports a suspected violation in accordance with this Code.  The College must, however, reserve the right to distinguish between reports made in good faith and with a reasonable belief in their accuracy, on the one hand, and those made maliciously or with knowledge of their falsity, on the other.

Protection from Retaliation
Raising such concerns is a service to the College and, when done in good faith, will not result in retaliation or jeopardize our standing at Williams. No one may retaliate in any way against an employee who, in good faith, reports a suspected violation in accordance with this Code. The College must, however, reserve the right to distinguish between reports made in good faith and with a reasonable belief in their accuracy, on the one hand, and those made maliciously or with knowledge of their falsity, on the other.and Protection from Retaliation

If you suspect a violation at the college of any law or regulation, you should raise it—normally through regular management channels, and if for some reason that’s not appropriate, then at a higher level as spelled out in the Whistleblower Policy. 

 

 

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Offices and departments should regularly review with their members this Code and whichever College policies (listed below) are relevant. They express our communal expectations regarding appropriate behavior. Following them will help ensure that together we perform our duties to the high standard that students, parents, alumni, and the public expect of us and that we expect of ourselves. 

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