Employee Code of Ethical Conduct

Policy No: HR002

Policy Statement

As employees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT” or the “college”) administrators, faculty members, staff members, and student workers (“employees”) are responsible for conducting themselves with the highest ethical standards.  The quality of the college’s reputation requires that persons representing the college conduct themselves in a manner that advances and does not diminish the values of the college. Each employee is responsible for upholding standards of behavior consistent with this policy and for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

This Code of Ethical Conduct (“Code”) cannot anticipate every possible situation. It does, however, provide examples to guide employees in their daily decisions and actions.  The Code is not a substitute for the active process of ethical decision-making. In instances of ethical demands or dilemmas where a simple or direct application of this Code is not possible, employees should seek clarification and assistance from the Vice President of Human Resource Management and Labor Relations or their designee(s).

Who is Affected by this Policy

  •  All FIT employees

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator: Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
  • Responsible Office: Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
  • Implementation History: Issued April 2017; Updated June 2019, December 2019, November 2020, September 2022
  • Contact: Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations 

View Official Policy* 

HR002, Employee Code of Ethical Conduct (.pdf)

*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.