WPI Business Ethics Policy

WPI, like many other institutions, operates by means of a decentralized organizational structure through which responsibility is delegated for a variety of business and accounting functions. This delegation is managed through the issuance of policies and procedures prescribing the manner in which business transactions are to be administered, and through the setting of specific limitations and internal control procedures.

All employees charged with these responsibilities should be familiar with all appropriate WPI policies and procedures.

Should you have a question regarding business practices that are not addressed in this document, please feel free to contact any of the senior managers of the Division of Finance and Operations (ext. 5754).

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

As employees and caretakers of WPI, we all have an obligation to perform our duties in a manner that supports and advances the university’s mission and goals. This is especially true when we are managing, investing, or allocating WPI’s financial resources, which have been entrusted to us by generations of students, parents, alumni, friends, and university leaders.

On any given day, many WPI employees may be engaged with outside companies, individuals, government agencies, and community organizations. We have therefore created a Business Ethics Policy that is designed to protect the university’s assets while providing a guide for appropriate business behavior and practices. Of course, ethics and integrity are ultimately the responsibility of each individual, but you will find here an excellent reference for assisting you in achieving the highest standard of personal and professional conduct.

At WPI, we are deeply committed to excellence and integrity in all that we do. Let each of us demonstrate these values as we work together, treating every member of the WPI community with respect and dignity, and stewarding this splendid university in the manner it deserves.

Thank you for all that you do to create and maintain a vibrant and strong  WPI.


Dennis D. Berkey, President


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