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Ethics and Policy

About the Office of Ethics and Policy

Our mission is to promote a culture of transparency and accountability through policy and integrity initiatives. We accomplish this by sustaining the University policy infrastructure, by providing research and consultation, by addressing threats to institutional and individual integrity and by evaluating external threats to University policy and integrity.

Statement of Ethics

Carolina Ethics Line

Speak Up Carolina

Ethics and Policy Blog

Los Angeles skyline with the Griffith Observatory in the foreground Big Lessons from Bad City

August 31, 2022
Kim Strom, Director of UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Ethics and Policy

There is so much misconduct chronicled in Bad City that the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal ends up being a mere footnote.

Instagram @unc_integrity


Matthew Teal
Matthew Teal Named Associate Director of Ethics and Policy

November 8, 2022

Matthew Teal has been named the new associate director of Ethics and Policy, effective Oct. 31.

Afternoon scene of class change on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. October 25, 2022. (Jon Gardiner - UNC-Chapel Hill)
Policy Review Committee Recap – October 2022

October 29, 2022

The Policy Review Committee convened via Zoom on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00 am.

Ethics Horror Stories
Ethics Horror Stories

October 27, 2022

In honor of Halloween, throughout the day the Office of Ethics and Policy will share news stories of ethical misconduct on the Ethics and Policy blog.

Networks of Complicity
Causes and Outcomes of Persistent Unethical Behavior

October 19, 2022

Why does unethical behavior persist over prolonged periods of time—often as an open secret—in many workplaces? What makes institutions of higher education especially prone to such systems?


Dec 15

Policy Review Committee – December 2022

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am