A working group "Code of Conduct" commits itself to establishing the code of conduct in the hearts and minds of our WHU community as a key element of our daily interactions and our culture. Furthermore, it devotes itself to its continuing improvement and can comment on its interpretation.
The working group recommends steps aimed at embedding the code of conduct within the daily life at WHU and at communicating its contents effectively, especially to new members of the WHU community. Further-more, the working group serves as a contact point for suggestions regarding the enhancement of the code of conduct. It supports those WHU groups who intend to establish for themselves more specific rules, and it will help verify the consistency of these rules with the code of conduct. Material amendments to the code of conduct can only be passed after broad discussion among all WHU members and an affirmative vote in the Senate. Finally, when called upon by the WHU Administration or representatives of WHU groups, the working group can comment on the consistency of concrete situations with the code of conduct.
The working group consists of one person representing each of the following WHU groups: the students in the pre-experience programs (BSc and MSc), the students in the post-experience programs, the post-graduates (doctoral and post-doctoral candidates), the non-academic staff, the junior faculty, and the other faculty. The alumni can delegate a representative with no voting right. The working group shall adhere to the principle of unanimity.