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About Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS is a resource for principle-based ethics education, serving students, educators and the business community.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program was launched in 2010 to advance principle-based ethics education throughout each participating school. The goal is to instill a high standard of ethics in our young people. The ethics initiative promotes principles as a constant foundation for personal and organizational ethical decision-making and leadership. The College of Business at UCCS is one of ten participating business schools and one law school at universities across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming and is an active member of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium.

We seek to strengthen the teaching of principle-based ethics to foster a high standard of ethics in students, and ultimately beyond the campus and into the community. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS promotes the practical application of ethics-based principles in the curriculum, provides student opportunities to practice ethical leadership and ethical decision-making, and engages the business community all while encompassing the following eight principles.

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles

  • Integrity

    Act with honesty in all situations

  • Trust

    Build trust in all stakeholder relationships

  • Accountability

    Accept responsibility for all decisions

  • Transparency

    Maintain open and truthful communications

  • Fairness

    Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships

  • Respect

    Honor the rights, freedoms, views, and property of others

  • Rule of Law

    Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations

  • Viability

    Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders

Matt
(MBA Graduate)
"Just one of those days when you realize that your education was totally worth it. Came across an ethically dubious situation at work today and realized that 1) I might not have completely recognized it if it had not been covered so thoroughly in my time at UCCS 2) had the tools to explain to my colleagues the issue and 3) had the tools to suggest an ethical solution to the issue. So thanks for being a leader on that and being effective in getting it covered in the MBA program."
Courtney Opp
Class of 2019
My friend and I decided to do the regional competition for Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative during the fall semester. We ended up winning first place, so we were later asked to join the UCCS state team! While ethics are taught in class, the extra exposure to ethics has helped me find real solutions to real world ethical issues. UCCS is a fantastic college that continues to grow and improve. UCCS will give you a great education and will help you build your career along the way.