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NASBA Center for Public Trust
150 Fourth Avenue N., Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219

Welcome to the Student Center for the Public Trust

Thursday, August 10, 2023 @ 01:08 PM Author: Dina Barabash

The Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) is a national network of college students who demonstrate a commitment to ethical leadership. Chapters are hosted on college campuses across the country, which provide students with opportunities to participate in training sessions, conferences, community service and business ethics competitions.

StudentCPT chapters are supported by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT), which has staff and resources available to help chapters maximize their effectiveness. The CPT staff works to create opportunities for students to network with the business community and learn how to market themselves in the job market after graduation.

This Harvard Business Review article highlights why students and young professionals need additional ethics training and support.

Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

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

Student Code of Ethics

I. Ethical Leadership
Student members set the standard for ethical leadership, ethical conduct and model ethical behavior. Student members act ethically in every personal interaction.

II. 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 StudentCPT and themselves.

III. Integrity
Student members think and act with honesty and integrity, and apply high standards of ethical behavior to their daily activities.

IV. 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 StudentCPT, NASBA CPT or themselves.


The NASBA CPT Board of Directors is a diverse group of strong leaders and ethical thinkers. They represent various professions and organizations such as; Accounting, Marketing and Legal. Many of our Board Members are educators at colleges and universities across the nation.

To learn about our staff, visit