Ethics and Code of Conduct

Varnasrama College ONLINE (VCO) upholds the basic pillars of dharma (religiosity) such as:

  1. satyam (truthfulness),
  2. daya (compassion),
  3. tapah (discipline), and
  4. saucam (cleanliness).

The following gives a list of Ethics and Code of Conduct to be followed by all members of the VCO – Steering Committee, its various sub-committees and all Teachers and Students who enroll with VCO.

“Member” in this document refers to anyone who is officially connected with VCO either as a Committee/Staff Member or as a Teacher or Student.

Ethics and Code of Conduct

  1. Dealings and exchanges among VCO members in private or public must be cordial and apolitical.
  2. Dealings and exchanges of VCO members with the public must likewise be cordial and apolitical.
  3. None of the VCO members can speak on behalf of the VCO Educational Institution unless clearly pre-authorized.
  4. VCO members should work inside the frame of laws and legal systems within their respective countries.
  5. VCO members must show utmost respect to all bona fide institutions and organizations duly formed and registered.
  6. VCO members must avoid being overly critical of individuals or organizations in public forums.
  7. VCO members must avoid putting in jeopardy the good relationship or collaboration with various stakeholders connected with VCO.
  8. Any VCO member found to be violating the above Ethics and Codes of Conduct would be giving formal warning and would have to apologize publicly. If a member is found to repeat the mistake, then the VCO Steering Committee would vote on a proposal for removal of the member and the member would then be officially removed from his position.

VCO ADMIN – Compiled May 10, 2020