UT Code of Conduct

The University of Tennessee’s Code of Conduct applies to all faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of the Code goes beyond mere compliance with laws, regulations, and policies to developing an organizational culture of ethical behavior. The Code of Conduct website provides policies, guidelines, and available training for each principle of the Code.
Code of Conduct training is available on K@TE.
UT Code of Conduct Promotional Materials.

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Divisive Concepts Law

In 2022, Tennessee enacted a law known as the Divisive Concepts statue. The original law is codified in Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 49-7-1901 et seq. In the 2023 legislative session, Governor Lee signed into law Public Chapter No. 268, an amendment to the original Divisive Concepts statute. Please see link for additional information.

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For University of Tennessee System European Union General Data Protection Regulation, refer to European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

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University Policies

University fiscal, human resources, information technology, safety, and Board of Trustees policies can be accessed from a central policy website which includes a useful search engine.

For research related policies, refer to the UT Research Foundation Policies.


For University of Tennessee System HIPAA designation, policies and resources, refer to UT HIPAA Information.
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For reporting concerns and UT hotlines refer to Report Concerns. UT Compliance Hotline Promotional Materials.

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Research Compliance Sites

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Campus/Institute Compliance Officers

Institutional Compliance has transitioned to a new requirement and risk management software tool, AuditBoard. If you need a list of requirement owners or requirements, please contact UT System Institutional Compliance at (865) 974-6611 or comply@tennessee.edu.

Federal Law Resources

The following websites provide good summaries of federal laws that apply to higher education:

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Tennessee State Laws

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