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What Are Compliance and Ethics?

Compliance means conforming to relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, procedures, or contractual obligations. These may be external (local, state, federal, or third-party) or internal obligations. Compliance with external obligations and EDMC’s own requirements are a critical component of effective risk management, enabling the Company to better prevent, detect, and respond to violations that are damaging to its viability.

Ethics refers to moral principles and values that guide a person or an organization, and ethical conduct refers to knowing the difference between right and wrong and choosing to do what is right. Our Business Ethics Policy and Code of Conduct is designed to regulate behavior by putting into practice rules and policies employees are expected to adhere to, while promoting ethical behavior based on shared organizational values.

At EDMC, all employees play a role in maintaining the Company’s strong reputation for student success and ethical conduct. We take our commitment to our students very seriously, and believe it to be of the utmost importance to our continued success.

Our Eight Pillars of Effective Compliance

  1. High level oversight
  2. Written policies and procedures
  3. Education and training programs
  4. Monitoring and auditing
  5. Investigating and reporting
  6. Response and prevention
  7. Enforcement and discipline
  8. Program effectiveness