The faculty of Randolph College accepts the "statement of professional ethics" reproduced below.
1. The professor, guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of the advancement of knowledge, recognizes the special responsibilities placed upon him/her. The faculty member's primary responsibility to his/her subject is to seek and to state the truth as he or she sees it. To this end, the faculty member devotes his/her energies to developing and improving his/her scholarly competence and accepts the obligation to exercise critical self-discipline and judgment in using, extending, and transmitting knowledge. The faculty member practices intellectual honesty.
2. As a teacher, the professor encourages the free pursuit of learning in students. The faculty member holds to the best scholarly standards of his/her discipline, demonstrates respect for the student as an individual, and adheres to a proper role as intellectual guide and counselor. He or she makes every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to assure that the evaluation of students reflects their true merit. The faculty member respects the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student, avoiding any exploitation of students for private advantage and, when appropriate, acknowledges significant assistance from the student. He or she protects students' academic freedom.
3. As a colleague, the professor has obligations that derive from membership in the community of scholars. He or she respects and defends the free inquiry of associates. In the exchange of criticisms and ideas, he or she shows due respect for the rights of others to voice their opinions. The faculty member strives to be objective in his/her professional judgment of colleagues.
4. As a member of the institution, the professor seeks above all to be an effective teacher and scholar. Although he or she observes the stated regulations of the institution, provided they do not contravene academic freedom, he or she maintains the right to criticize and seek revision of said regulations. He or she determines the amount and character of the work done outside of the institution with due regard to his/her paramount responsibilities within it. When considering the interruption or termination of service, the faculty member recognizes the effect of the decision upon the program of the institution and gives due notice of his/her intentions.