Statement of ethics and standards

  1. Advisers and counselors should provide equal access to their services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, in accordance with University policy.
  2. Advisers and counselors should strive to maintain the trust and confidence invested in them by students and others. 
  3. They shall respect the confidential nature of any information as far as legally possible. 
  4. They shall not engage in any form of harassment of advisees. 
  5. They shall avoid conflict of interest caused by multiple relationships.
  6. Advisers and counselors should promote the goals and values of higher education as they interact with students. 
  7. They shall act as student advocate whenever that serves a student’s best educational interests. 
  8. They shall not assist students in circumventing the regulations or policies of the University of Washington or state/federal law.
  9. Advisers and counselors should strive to provide the highest level of professional service to students, staff, faculty, and the community. 
  10. They shall make all reasonable efforts to maintain good relations with individuals, organizations, and institutions inside and outside the University. 
  11. They shall maintain current knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures, and information affecting their students. 
  12. They shall maintain a commitment to ongoing training and development.
  13. Advisers and counselors should recognize the extent of their professional qualifications and authority. For example, they should try to maintain an inventory of campus and community agents for common referrals and make appropriate referrals when necessary.