Ethics in the Organization

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Organizations that exhibit ethical behavior place ethics in high regard in their corporate culture. Learn more about the benefits of strong organizational ethics.

Organizations that exhibit ethical behavior place ethics in high regard in their corporate culture. Learn more about the benefits of strong organizational ethics.

Organizations that lack a strong ethical culture may be vulnerable to unethical employee behavior. Unethical employee behavior can be as minor as time wasting and as severe as corruption. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS programs events that focus on the development of an ethical corporate culture and the consequences of unethical behavior.


The UCCS Ethics & Compliance program supports a culture of ethics and compliance within the University community. See: or email mail:

Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area

Jill Bradley-Geist

Regina Winters

Patty Witkowsky

Dustin Bluhm

Lauren Brengarth

Andrew Czaplewski

Jeffrey Ferguson

Robert Hirschfeld

Barbara Joyce

David Leupp

Matt Metzger

Colleen Stiles

James Van Scotter

Scott Van Ness


Ethical Training from Office of Professional & Executive Development (OPED)

Integrating Ethics into Everyday Work Cultures
Design/development and facilitation of an OPED custom executive ethics education program for Schriever AFB, Comptroller Squadron.



Events & Speakers

Through guest speakers like Thomas Walters, Frank Vogl, Steve Priest, Sherron Watkins, and Barney Rosenberg specific issues like ethical corporate culture, corruption in the workplace, and the tone of organizational leadership were discussed and elaborated upon.

Daniels Fund Ethics Summit

Daniels Fund Ethics Summit

UCCS sponsored the attendance of four students to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative 2016 Ethics Consortium Summit titled "Building an Ethical Culture" in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Keynote Speakers

  • Bill Brierly, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, CH2M
  • Sonny Cave, Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, ON Semiconductor
  • Jim Parke, Chief Executive Officer, OtterBox
  • Jim Quigley, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Deloitte


Publication Resources

Wurtele, S. K. (2012, July 30). Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(12), 2442-2453. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.09.009


This article discusses child sexual abuse (CSA) by staff members in youth-serving organizations (YSOs) including schools, residential treatment and correction facilities, scouting, clubs, faith centers, and sports leagues. Over the last ten years there have been highly publicized reports of adults in positions of authority, such as teachers, coaches, and ministers, sexually exploiting youth under their care. Using an ecological perspective, the author suggests preventing institutional sexual exploitation by addressing such macro-system factors as national and state policies and legislation, and at the organizational level by implementing risk-management strategies and by training staff in how to have close connections with youth while avoiding sexual misconduct. Providing training, monitoring, and supervision for youth-serving staff to help them maintain appropriate professional boundaries will not only help protect the integrity of the agency but most important, may help prevent institutional child sexual exploitation.

Journal Article Link to: Preventing the sexual exploitation of minors in youth-serving organizations

Related Publications

Meghan Sitdd, Ph.D., Program Director of the UCCS College of Business Career Development Center, demonstrates the importance of ethical conduct in internship curriculum through a student's experience. Read blog here.