PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY
The purpose of this policy is to assist the university community in understanding the statutory duty to take an oath of allegiance upon employment.
APPLICATION OF THIS POLICY
This policy applies to all academic faculty members and all administrative professionals.
Under a Colorado law enacted in 1969, the following oath of allegiance is required of all faculty members and all administrative professionals:
“I solemnly (swear) (affirm) that I will uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Colorado, and I will faithfully perform the duties of the position upon which I am about to enter.”
This oath must be signed by the employee. Human Resources provides the appropriate form on its website. HR Liaisons are responsible for including the oath in onboarding procedures for faculty and administrative professional staff and graduate assistants.
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS POLICY
Compliance with this policy is required. For assistance with interpretation or application of this policy, contact Human Resources.
Academic Faculty & Administrative Professional Manual section D.6
APPROVALS Approved by the Board of Governors, June 13, 1969.
Revision approved by Lynn Johnson, Vice President for University Operations on August 3, 2019.
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