Anderson Student Center for Public Trust

Benjamin AxelmanAnderson student entries chosen as runner-up in both categories of the annual Ethics in Action Video Competition. Our own Ady Ruiz-Olivas captured second place in both categories of the annual competition. From 40 finalists, Ady had the unique (to our knowledge first-ever) accomplishment of placing in both the commercial and short film categories.

Short Film Category, Runner Up

Commercial Category, Runner Up

Congratulations to Ady and all our Anderson entrants. Great work!

Anderson SCPT Chapter Officers Election

Benjamin AxelmanIn March, our Chapter voted for a new slate of officers to take us into the Fall 2020 semester and beyond.

Elected as our new President was Benjamin Axelman.

Other Chapter Officers for Fall 2020 are:

  • Amanda Perea - Executive Vice President
  • Jeremiah Morgan - VP of Recruitment and Membership
  • Ann Eckert - VP of Events
  • Daniel Thompson - VP of Digital and Social Media

We welcome our new officers and extend our thanks and sincere appreciation for our graduating officers, especially Grace Cornelius who served as our Chapter President.

Anderson's SCPT Chapter Awarded Coveted Golden Star Status for 2020-2021

We're proud to announce that our Chapter has achieved, for the fourth consecutive year, NASBA's coveted Golden Star Chapter Status. NASBA has 46 individual chapters spread over 25 different states. Only 12 have achieved Golden Star Status.

Our efforts included: 2 community service projects for the Road Runner Food Bank, 7 finalist submissions to the annual Ethics in Action Video Competition, awarding the Annual Campus Making a Difference Awards, building membership to over 150 active members, Officer participation in the Annual Ethics in America Conference and the CPT Annual Conference, four speaker presentations, and the tireless work of our Officers and Members in growing and maintaining one of the stronger Chapters in the U.S.

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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.