Conflict of Interest
Because employment of a faculty member at Kent State University is a trust conferred by public authority for a public purpose, a faculty member is forbidden from placing himself or herself in a position in which private interest conflicts with public duty. No faculty member should receive special treatment or favors from other University employees or persons who do business with the University. No personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, should be gained from such employment without prior written approval. (See UPR 6-23).