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Anderson Student Center for Public Trust

Anand Macherla was awarded the ASM SCPT Chapter’s first-ever “Campus Being a Difference Award” winner.

Anand Macherla was awarded the ASM SCPT Chapter’s first-ever “Campus Being a Difference Award” winner. Anand served as President of our SCPT Chapter for the past two years. He was active in recruiting new students, raising us to 119 active members, among the highest tier in the entire nationwide SCPT network. He also participated in three Daniels Fund Case competitions, captaining our team to second place this year. He was the captain of our winning team the past two years in the New Mexico Case Competition. Anand recruited two of this year’s team members. Over his years of involvement with the SCPT and Daniels Fund, Anand was an incredible ambassador for our programs and a shining example of ethics in action. Anand graduates this semester and he will be sorely missed.

The Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) is a national network of college students who are committed to ethical leadership. There are many chapters of SCPT at campuses across the country, and the University of New Mexico’s SCPT chapter is based at the Anderson School of Management. SCPT provides students with opportunities to participate in business ethics training sessions, competitions, conferences, and community service events. SCPT also allows students to network with peers, local business owners, and faculty and staff.

National SCPT Mission

To promote ethical thinking in the developing character and conscience of students.

National SCPT Vision

To be the largest network of ethical leaders on college campuses.

National Student Code of Ethics

  • Ethical Leadership
    Student members set the standard for ethical leadership, ethical conduct and model ethical behavior. Student members act ethically in every personal interaction.
  • Accountability
    Student members accept responsibility and accountability for their individual decisions, actions and attitudes. Student members engage in activities that enhance the credibility and value of the SCPT and themselves.
  • Integrity
    Student members think and act with honesty and integrity, and apply high standards of ethical behavior to their daily activities.
  • Trust
    Student members maintain a high level of trust with all others and build trust through fairness, honesty, accountability, integrity and transparency. Student members should not engage in behaviors or activities that create potential, apparent or actual conflicts for the SCPT, NASBA CPT or themselves.


The CPT launched its first StudentCPT chapter at Lipscomb University, in 2009. Today, there are 29 chapters in 17 states. More than 2,000 students have participated in StudentCPT activities over the past year. During the 2014-2015 school year, students hosted over 80 chapter meetings and nearly 20 different community service activities. There are thousands of organizations for college students. However, the NASBA Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) has a unique value proposition. If students invest their time and energy into enhancing their ethical decision-making skills now, they will get immeasurable returns throughout their careers.

Daniels Fund

The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative started in January 2010 as a funded five-year program. The Anderson School serves as a resource for business ethics education across other colleges on campus and all public institutions of higher learning in New Mexico. The Daniels fund is one of SCPT''s primary sponsors.

The Daniels Fund initiative will be used to develop business ethics teaching materials, allow for the development and integration of business ethics education throughout UNM, provide workshops and programs on teaching business ethics, and create competitions and recognition events for principle-based ethical leadership and practice. Learn more about the Daniels Fund at Anderson.