Northern Arizona University (NAU), as a public institution, seeks to ensure that its faculty, staff, and administrators, carry out their responsibilities with integrity and demonstrate the ethical behavior expected of public employees. The university expects that administrative officers and other employees of the university be independent and impartial in all actions involving the use of public resources, that public office or employment not be used for private gain, and that there be complete public confidence in the integrity of the university. Arizona laws prohibit participation by university employees in any decision where the employee has a substantial interest in the decision of the university.

All members of the Northern Arizona University community acting in the course and scope of their employment are responsible for maintaining the highest ethical standards of conduct. The Standards and Expectations of Conduct guidelines establishes standards for conduct by those acting on behalf of the university, including administrators, faculty, staff, and student employees, as well as authorized volunteers and representatives acting as agents of the university (the “university community”). 

Faculty and staff can enter the NAU CERT course to complete the annual requirement.  Employee updates to the e-CERT (disclosure) are required within 15 days of when circumstances change.  Newly hired employees must also complete within 30 days of hire.

A letter from the President.