Stephen F. Austin State University

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

A potential conflict of interest occurs when divergence exists between the private interests of individuals and their professional obligations to the university. It is important that any potential conflicts of interest are disclosed, so they can be appropriately managed and mitigated. Each university employee has the duty to disclose any potential conflict of interest including employee relations, vendors and contracts, outside employment, gifts, etc. If an employee has a question relating to disclosure, please contact the General Counsel, Director of Audit Services, or Human Resources Director. In order to comply with federal, state, and university regulations, the university has policies that guide potential conflicts of interest.



Gifts, Loans, Endowments, and Bequests

Investments - Endowment Funds


Faculty Code of Conduct

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Activities

Grants and Contract Administration

Misconduct in Federally Funded Research


Outside Employment

Purchasing Ethics and Confidentiality