Standards of Conduct

It is the policy of Northeastern University to comply strictly with all laws affecting its business, and to conduct its business in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards.

Northeastern Procurement Services personnel shall not ask for or accept payments, gifts, favors, meals and/or entertainment from suppliers (note: advertising and promotional items with a value of $10.00 or less are the exception). Such gratuities may give the appearance that transactions are influenced by other than business considerations. This does not preclude normal business courtesies, such as occasional business lunches/dinners that are part of the normal course of business, provided that they are accepted only when necessary, and then on a reciprocal basis.