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Ethics

RIT’s Saunders College of Business is committed to the highest ethical standards. The faculty, staff and students demonstrate this commitment through their professional and personal behaviors and character.  We strongly believe that integrity is an essential component of a successful life regardless of one’s pursuits.  Each member of the Saunders community is expected to build and reinforce an enduring culture of integrity that encourages exemplary behavior, strength of character, and guards against moral indifference.  We are committed to graduating leaders with high ethical standards.

Saunders College of Business is not only committed to creating ethical world citizens, we take pride in it. 

Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The mission of the Institute for Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility is to support research and teaching at Saunders that focuses on the interdependent relationship between business and society. We raise awareness of the role of business as a member of society and the importance of ethics as an essential component of decision making. The Institute's director is Dr. Sandra Rothenberg.

Honor Code and Core Values

Saunders College of Business fully subscribes to both the letter and the spirit of the RIT Honor Code and Core Values.  We extend our support for the concepts of integrity, respect, and ethical behavior to the many non-RIT stakeholders with whom we engage in a professional capacity.

RIT Honor Code

  • Demonstrate civility, respect, decency and sensitivity towards our fellow members of the RIT community, and recognize that all individuals at this university are part of the larger RIT family, and as such are entitled to that support and mutual respect which they deserve. 
  • Conduct ourselves with the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior. Such behavior includes taking responsibility for our own personal choices, decisions and academic and professional work.
  • Affirm through the daily demonstration of these ideals that RIT is a university devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and a free exchange of ideas in an open and respectful climate.

RIT Core Values

  • Student Centeredness
  • Professional Development and Scholarship
  • Integrity and Ethics 
  • Respect, Diversity and Pluralism 
  • Innovation and Flexibility 
  • Teamwork and Collaboration