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The Graduate School's Code of Conduct

The Graduate School is committed to fostering excellence in our community of scholars and leaders. We are eager to ensure that each member of our academic community is respected and valued for their unique contributions so that we produce creative and impactful scholarship. This Code of Conduct upholds the Graduate School’s commitment to conduct graduate and postdoctoral education according to the highest ethical and professional standard in compliance with all applicable University, state, and federal regulations

The Graduate School is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free environment for everyone. Harassment includes offensive comments or denigrating jokes related to nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or veteran’s status; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention and harassment through social media.

The Graduate School is committed to an environment free of discrimination at all levels.


University of Utah Community

All University faculty, staff, and students are expected to comply with the applicable anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and scientific and professional ethics laws and policies in effect at the University of Utah and at the institutions where they may be visiting. 

Report a Violation

Members of the University of Utah community who wish to report a violation of this Code of Conduct are encouraged to speak to or contact the appropriate administrator or Dean, including the Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies of their academic program, the Dean of the Graduate School (Darryl Butt) and/or Associate/Assistant Deans of the Graduate School (Helene A. Shugart, Amy Barrios, Tiffany Baffour, Matthew Plooster, Mary Anne Berzins), or the University’s Title IX coordinator (Jess Morrison).


Visitors, including participants at any University or Graduate School sponsored events, are expected to comply with these same standards, as well as to policies at their place of employment. In addition to any applicable reporting requirements at their home site, visitors are encouraged to report violations here as above.

Last Updated: 6/21/24