Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Ethics and Compliance

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez plays a fundamental role in the comprehensive education of students of excellence who contribute to the development of Chile. Following this interest, and considering the values shown through its standards, UAI enforces compliance with internal standards and national legal ordinances among its students, employees and collaborators.

To comply with the aforementioned goal, the university, through the Secretary General, provides the university community with tools and communications channels to file a complaint against any prohibited act occurring within the institution and to prevent the commission of certain crimes.

The channels and tools available for the purposes detailed above are:

  1. Complaint Hotline: This communications channel is available to members of the university community to ensure they can make a safe and responsible declaration of the occurrence of an event that violates standards, such as workplace harassment, sexual harassment, conflict of interest, and others. More information here.
  2. Crime Prevention Model: This is a tool that enables the university to prevent and monitor processes and activities that may be exposed to the risk of committing crimes indicated in Law 20.393 (Asset Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Bribery and Reception of Stolen Property).
Crime Prevention Model

To reinforce its commitment to compliance with legal standards and in keeping with its Bylaws, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez has implemented a Crime Prevention Model (CPM) [only in spanish] in compliance with the standards established in Law 20.393 and actively collaborates in the prevention of the crimes of:

Bribery of Public Officials

Any act that involves offering or agreeing to give a public employee an economic benefit (money, property or others) for his/her own benefit of that of a third party, in exchange for undertaking or failing to undertake his/her duties or infringing on these.

Financing Terrorism

Any act that implies requesting, raising or providing funds for the purpose of their use in the commission of any terrorist crime indicated in Law 18.314.

Corruption between privates:

Sanctions anyone who, for purposes of benefiting or having benefited the recruitment of one offerer over another one, would request, accept, receive, offers or consents to the giving of a bribe.

Reception of Stolen Goods

Any act that implies the storage, transport, purchase, sale, transformation or trade, in any form, of goods or animals that have been stolen, misappropriated, or received as stolen goods.

Asset Laundry

Any act that implies hiding or dissimulating the illicit origin of determined goods, knowing that they come from the commission of crimes related to illegal drug trafficking, terrorism, arms trafficking, promotion of child pornography, kidnapping, bribery and others.


Commit this crime everyone who, in detriment of others, would have appropriated o diverted money, effects or any other movable thing received in deposit, commission or administration, or by any other title that produces the obligation to deliver or return it.

Reporting Systems:

It has been implemented a Complaints hotline where situations that may constitute any of the crimes mentioned above or other situations that may affect the University.

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Crime Prevention Model:

Know more about The University’s Crime prevention Model. Download and check the summarizing document.


The University possess a certification for its Crime Prevention Model for a period of 2 year, (until November 2013).

See the certificate   See the final inform

A Prevention Officer has been assigned to operate the Crime Prevention Model, and inquiries can be sent to this officer by email.
Complaint system
Complaint system

A complaint hotline has been implemented for reporting situations that may constitute any of the aforementioned crimes or other situation that may affect the university.

Complaint hotline

Code of Honor

This is a standard that sets the rules of conduct for students at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and determines the applicable procedure in the event of infractions.

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General Regulations for Academic Staff

This is a set of standards that establishes the categories and hierarchies of academic staff and their rights and responsibilities: It includes a section devoted to infringements and their applicable penalties.

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Internal Regulations on Order, Hygiene and Safety for Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Employees

This is an instrument that regulates worker obligations and prohibitions, regarding their duties, permanence and life at the university. It is only applicable to university employees with work contracts.

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Code of Ethics

This refers to internal regulations that set the standards of conduct for university administrative and teaching staff.

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Standards of Procedure Applicable to the Code of Ethics

This refers to regulations that set the operating standards applicable to investigation processes for infringements to the Code of Ethics.

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Harassment Protocol

The university has an institutional process and internal regulations to channel, investigate and eventually penalize behavior that contravenes the standards established in the university regulations in force.

See document (only in spanish)

What is the Code of Ethics?

It is our Fundamental Document that establishes the values that must be fulfilled by the different members of the University, whether they are students or collaborators.

What is the Honor Code?

It is the disciplinary regulation that governs the students of the University, both undergraduate and graduate.

It basically establishes:

The duties of conduct that rule: e.g., the duty of honesty, respect, contribution, care, decency, etc.

Violations of these duties: They are graded into very serious, serious and simple.

Sanctions: They range from a warning to expulsion from the University.

Organizational: the bodies in charge of investigate (Delegate General Secretary or Prosecutor’s Office) and decide the cases (Honor Commission and Review Board).

The procedure: Set of acts aimed at deciding the case.

What does the sanction depend on?

The sanctions are only applied if there is an infringement. In such a case, the Honor Code establishes gradual penalties from soft to hard depending on the type of infraction and also the mitigating and/or aggravating factors that exist with respect to the student.

What are mitigating circumstances?

These are circumstances established by the regulations that, under the assumption of the existence of an infraction, allow the accused to receive a lower sanction than in the absence of mitigation. For example, effective collaboration in the process carried out by the prosecutor, previous irreproachable conduct, etc.

What are aggravating circumstances?

These are circumstances established by the regulations that, under the assumption of the existence of an infraction, generate a harder sanction. Such as having a previous disciplinary record.

What are the steps of the procedure to know about a complaint? The procedure is divided into 3 stages:

Decision of the case

What is the investigation?

This stage aims to obtain the evidence and determine whether or not the facts reported are true and if they represent a violation of the internal disciplinary rules. This process is in charge of a disciplinary delegate depending if the case is not complex or if the student recognizes his/her responsibility. For more complex cases or in which the student or students do not recognize their responsibility, the investigation is in charge of a prosecutor.

This stage concludes with the determination of the investigation, which is a proposal that is presented to the Honor Commission (the organ that will decide the case). It may be an accusation or a release from responsibility or discharge In both cases, the student is informed so that he/she can present his/her defense or observations, and also has the opportunity to be heard at the hearing to decide the case.

What is the decision?

It is the stage in which the Honor Commission settles the case, in a audience, listening to all the intervening parties, including the prosecutor or delegate, the accusers and the denounced. It may agree or disagree with the proposal of the delegate or prosecutor.

What is the register?

It is an antecedent of the student in his disciplinary record, and whose length depends on the sort of infraction for which he is sanctioned. If it is very serious, it is 5 years; serious, 3 years and simple, 1 year.

Can I object to the decision taken by the Honor Committee?

Only in those cases that are sanctioned with a temporary suspension from the University for 1 semester or a more serious sanction. Exceptionally, a complaint may also be filed if the student’s right to defense has been affected. In both cases, the Review Board hears the complaint.

Who are the members of the Honor Committee?

2 members from the staff of collaborators and 1 from the student body.

Who are the members of the Review Board?

3 University authorities and 2 members of Student Representation Centers.

What are the penalties if I violate the Honor Code?

There are several possibilities. From a warning to expulsion from the University. There can also be imposed failing courses with a minimal final grade of 1 (special expulsion), inability to apply for academic positions, loss of academic benefits, attendance to DAE workshops, community work at the service of the university, temporary suspension from 1 to 4 semesters, among others.

Is there an impact on the ICA and in abroad exchanges programs?

Yes, being sanctioned by the Honor Code makes someone to lose important points and prevents him or her from applying for student exchanges abroad.

Can I be supported in a disciplinary process?

Yes, you can contact the Student Advocate’s Office to have an advocate during the whole process.

What happens if I feel harmed by a student at the University?

You can file a complaint so that the corresponding investigation can be carried out, in order to determine the existence of a violation of the Honor Code, or even the Harassment Protocol. To do so, you can contact the DAE or you can contact the General Secretary’s Office directly.

What are the main modifications to the Honor Code this year 2021?

Since May 2021, some modifications to the Honor Code came into effect. The most important is the one that includes the formative character of the student rather than the punitive purpose as a guiding principle of the regulations. Likewise, procedures are simplified and committing a violation of the duty of honesty in a virtual activity is incorporated as an aggravating circumstance. Finally, constant and mandatory training by the General Secretariat is established.

Crime Prevention Model Law 20.393
2017 Semester I Report
July 31, 2017
2017 Semester II Report
January 31, 2018
2018 Semester I Report
August 20, 2018
Inquiries Reports
Redes Sociales