Ethics Awareness and Reflection

Self- and institutional reflection in our work, scholarship and interactions, holding ourselves, each other, and the institution accountable to uphold them to a high standard. – URI FOUNDATIONAL VALUE

Report Concerns

Community members should have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities for identifying and reporting behaviors that fail to align with our foundational values or compromise our strategic mission.

Learning Pathways


We are all responsible for maintaining a positive ethical workplace. To be successful in achieving our strategic mission we must hold ourselves accountable to high ethical standards and encourage others to do the same.

Does ethics apply to my work at URI?

DOwnload Slides

It’s Important to Speak Up

Tips for Speaking Up

Ethics in Higher Education


Its up to each of us to lead by example, listen, and show we care.

Be an Effective Listener

Tips for Effective Listening

Creating a Civil and Respectful Workplace

RI Code of Ethics Training

Do your actions or those of your peers comply with the RI Code of Ethics?

What would you do?

Take the Ethics Scenarios quiz to test your awareness.

Can you Spot the Issues?

Find the potential violations in the picture.

Employee Ethics Survey

Did you know?

According to the 2021 Global Business Ethics Survey Report published by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative…

29%Of employees reported pressure to compromise standards. This is 2x more pressure compared to 2017.
1 in 5Employees are in a workplace with a strong ethical culture.
86% Of employees reported at least some of the potential misconduct they observed.