Section III: COC Comprehensive Standards
3.2.4 The governing board is free from undue influence from political, religious, or other external bodies, and protects the institution from such influence.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The Texas A&M University Board of Regents is free from undue influence from political, religious, or other external bodies, and protects the institution from such influence. The provisions of the Texas Ethics Commission, Sub Chapter A. General Provisions, 571.001. Purpose regulates elections and prohibits undue influence. The Commission thereby protects the constitutional right of the governed to apply to their government for the redress of grievances by achieving the following objectives:
Members of The Texas A&M University Board of Regents are required to file a financial statement with the Texas Ethics Commission on an annual basis. The Texas A&M University System Policy 07.01: Ethics Policy, TAMUS Employees specifically addresses principles of ethical standards and conflict of interest which apply to all system employees regardless of rank or position. The Board of Regents has also adopted other policies, such as The Texas A&M University System Policy 01.01: Scope and Authority of Policies, that allow for the conduct of business without undue influence from political, religious or other external bodies.