Personal Ethics Statement

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Personal Ethics Statement

As a student of higher education, I strive for autonomy in my environment I am able to use my rationality and sensibilities to create a culture of equality. My values that I hold are important in allowing me to identify ethical violations. My ethical perspective as identified by the Ethical Lens Inventory is that I am able see gifts and the weakness of each lens and adapt the right tools to each situation for the best outcome. My ability to use the right tools in a situation means I am mature.

The Code of Conduct protects all four of my core values, are autonomy, sensibility, equality, and rationality. The code of conduct protects me from the actions of other people against my person. They are not academic violations per se, but personal physical violations. Autonomy is protected by the Code of Conduct with its rules on threats, harassment, stalking, disruptive behavior, etc. With these rules in place I can lead my life on campus without fear from someone else in violating my rights. People who use drugs are in violation of the Code of Conduct and my ethical standard of sensibility. People on drugs are not sensible and therefore are made to be accountable. Similar to being sensible is rational, and I believe it is rational to expect fair treatment from a university. Just as this Code of Conduct protects me from ethical violations, it is applied across the students. It does not discriminate based on gender, sex, color, etc. Therefore it supports my ethical expectations of equality. Personal ethics to me means always doing what you believe to be the right thing for the situation. I hold myself to a high standard of this. I believe it is important to look at every situation differently and look to see if a person’s intentions are honorable, even if I do not agree with them.

Academic Integrity protects my core values in an academic sense. Violating this code will not directly result in physical harm or a personal violation. All...
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