Print Guide to Codes Collection

Part I : Professional and Trade Associations

Part II: Business Organizations

Part III: Government Organizations

Part IV: Others

Introduction to Codes Compilation


Since is founding in 1976, the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions has been collecting statements on professional responsibility and freedom promulgated by professional associations, government agencies and other groups concerned with the rights and responsibilities of professionals. The documents take many forms, including, codes of ethics, advisory opinions, resolutions, policy statements and reflect such diverse perspectives as those of private practitioners, employed professionals, recipients of professional services, government bodies and so on. In the belief that these statements can serve useful educational and research purposes, CSEP publishes this compilation of of the items currently available, most of which can be obtained from the Center. Ordering information is given at the end of this page.

We welcome suggestions and copies of materials for inclusion, as well as corrections of any of the items currently included. All correspondence regarding the compilation should be directed to the CSEP Librarian, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Room 205, Hermann Hall . 3241 S. Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616, (312) 567-6913, Fax: (312) 567-3016.


The Compilation is organized broadly according to the sources of the documents listed. These include I. Professional and Trade Associations; II. Business Organization; III. Government; and IV. Other. Each major category includes an alphabetical listing of the promulgating groups and institutions, each with its own numerical designation.

May of the documents have undergone one or more revisions, not all of which are included in the Center's resource collection. If a single item is identified as having been revised several times, then the Center has the version issued on the last date cited. In some cases, however, two or more revisions are listed independently, each with its own alphabetical designation. In those instances, the collection includes each version.

For many of the items listed the Center also has documents describing implementation and enforcement procedures. Information about specific items will be provided upon request.


Copies of most of the statements listed in the compilation can be obtained from CSEP for a fee of 25 cents per page. The number of pages is given for each document. Copies can either be sent via regular mail for a shipping charge of $3.00 for domestic shipments of 100 pages or less, or can be converted into a PDF and sent to a email address for a conversion fee of $5.00 plus scanning costs per page. For domestic shipments of orders over 100 pages or international shipping, please contact the Ethics Center Library for an estimate. When ordering, please provide the following information:

* the category (I, II, III, or IV)
* the name of the organization
* the name of the document requested

You can submit your order to


IIT Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.

and send the payment to:

Attention: Elisabeth Hildt
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Illinois Institute of Technology
Hermann Hall, Room 204
Chicago, IL 60616