Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest or commitment can occur when one or more parties have interests that interfere with their university responsibility. No employee shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit, or exemption for himself, herself, or others. Although most conflicts can be managed, it is the university’s responsibility to provide oversight of the management of certain activities or request that activities be ceased immediately.

Each academic year a potential conflict of interest and commitment disclosure is required of all faculty, executive staff, and post-doctoral associates.  All other employees must submit a report prior to the initiation of any outside activity or employment.  An amended disclosure must be submitted within 30 days of any change in circumstances.  The following documents, training modules, and regulation information is meant to guide faculty and staff through the disclosure process. If there are remaining questions, please contact

Forms and Resources

Federal Regulations and Standards

State Regulations

University Regulations and Policies