Participant Code of Ethics

  1. Confidentiality: Be specific about what you would like to remain confidential.
  2. Mentors, be direct without offending and coach without criticizing.
  3. Any form of harassment, including denigrating comments based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or age are not acceptable.
  4. Plagiarism in any form is not acceptable.
  5. Unauthorized sharing of proprietary information developed by mentees, or vice versa, is prohibited.
  6. Mentoring assignments will be changed as needed to remedy potential conflicts of interest.
  7. A professional relationship between mentors and mentees must be maintained at all times.
  8. Mentors and mentees must meet in open areas. In the case of a conference or office space, the room must have windows in public view and/or have more than one other individual present.
  9. Mentors are not permitted to invite the mentees to their homes, recreational properties, recreational events, or any other event not connected with a professional relationship. Any such verbal or written invitation or actual act that violates this code is grounds for immediate dismissal from the mentoring program.