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Anderson Student Center for Public Trust

SCPT Campus Being a Difference Award

Grace Cornelius and Dr. Shawn BermanThe UNM Anderson Student Center for the Public Trust recently awarded Interim Dean Shawn Berman and SCPT President Grace Cornelius with the Campus Being a Difference Award.

The NASBA Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish on college campuses.

Each school year, the StudentCPT honors one student and one faculty member on each chapter’s campus who positively impact the school by displaying strong, ethical leadership.

Campus Being a Difference Award recipients do not simply aspire to make a difference – they are Being a Difference on their campus and other endeavors by embodying the very best in ethical behavior, integrity, and leadership.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 events will be announced soon! Check back later for our slate of guest speakers and competitions!

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.