SHPE Boston Code of Ethics

Members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers shall uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of SHPE by: being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity our organization and our community; striving to increase the development of Hispanics in engineering, math, science, and other technical professions; and using their knowledge and skills for the advancement of Hispanics to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

To achieve these goals, members shall:

  1. Act in a professional manner maintaining integrity and truthfulness and avoiding conflicts of interest.
  2. Respect and protect the privacy, rights and dignity of others and maintain confidentiality when required.
  3. Issue statements or present information only in an objective and truthful manner.
  4. Treat fairly all colleagues and co-members, recognizing their unique contributions and capabilities.
  5. Present a professional image in dress as well as behavior at all SHPE functions or while wearing the SHPE name and/or logo.
  6. Call attention to unprofessional, unethical or inappropriate behavior and notify the appropriate leadership or authority if such behavior continues or threatens the safety or welfare of others.
  7. Accept responsibility for their actions and recognize the contributions of others; seek critical review of their work and offer objective criticism of the work of others.
  8. Continue their professional development throughout their careers, and provide opportunities for the professional development of those that follow them.
  9. Be fiscally responsible with SHPE funds by spending within approved budgets and following financial guidelines set by the SHPE Inc. National Board of Directors, Local Region, Local Chapter, etc., as appropriate.
  10. Abide by the National Bylaws, policies, procedures and guidelines as established by SHPE Inc.