Professional Code of Ethics

By Carson McGurk

Ethics and Code

Ethics; moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior.


Code; a system of words, letters, figures, or other symbols substituted for other words, letters, etc., esp. for the purposes of secrecy.


Situations Violating Ethics or Code

Students Stealing

A student goes into the basketball locker room while the team is practicing, and steals their unattended backpacks and valuables. If the student doesn't intend to steal in the first place, he won't be in any violation of ethics and would probably avoid any disciplinary action.


Students Cheating in Sports


A student, who is in football, feels the need to do performance enhancing drugs to make the Varsity team next year. He takes the drugs and becomes apart of the team and excelling performance wise while doing it. If the student tries to practice the right way, he won't be in any violation of ethics and he would never be suspended from his sport.


Students Cheating in Class


A student took a picture of the answer key to a test and uses it to receive a 100 on that particular test. The ethical thing to do is to study for the test, and to always use honesty. It helps in the long run. The student would also not receive a zero when he would get caught.


Students Vandalizing Property


A student went to the school the night before and spray painted the school walls with explicit language. To avoid compromising the ethics, the student can vandalize his own property rather than the schools. If the student didn't do the action, he avoid the $500 ticket that he might receive later.




Symbols/Crest (Lion is noble and represents good morals like not to steal) (Crown shows honor and respect not to cheat in sports)(Right hand pleads to honor to not cheat in class)(Tree represents not to vandalize nature)

My Code of Ethics

1. Never steal

2. Never cheat in school

3. Never cheat in sports

4. Do not vandalize other peoples things.

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