Code of ethics

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Bylaws, Article III, Sections 2 and 3, authorize the Board of Directors to enforce the GCSAA Code of Ethics (Code) by procedures established through Standing Rules for the conduct of such proceedings.

This Code is established to promote and maintain the highest professional standards of service and conduct among the membership of GCSAA. Through high regard for and strong enforcement of the Code, membership in GCSAA will be deemed a significant indicator of individual responsibility, character and professionalism.

As a member of GCSAA, I accept and fully agree to abide by this Code and pledge to:

  1. Abstain from conduct that violates the applicable laws, rules and regulations of the U.S., excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses, including but not limited to conviction of a felony, crimes of moral turpitude and dishonesty, the penalty for which is imprisonment.
  2. Abstain from knowingly making false statements or failing to disclose a material fact requested in connection with application or renewal for GCSAA membership or for membership in an affiliated chapter.