Committed to promoting a culture of ethics, integrity, responsibility, and accountability.

Welcome to Carolina Ethics Line, the anonymous reporting and inquiry hotline used by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolina Ethics Line provides a simple, anonymous way to report possible unethical or improper conduct, and/or violations of University policies and procedures, regulations, or state and federal laws.

Please note that this website is maintained by a third party vendor, EthicsPoint, Inc. to allow you to make reports anonymously. Unless you identify yourself, your identity cannot be disclosed to the University. Should you choose to identify yourself, the University will keep your identity confidential, unless disclosure is required by law.

Carolina Ethics Line is not intended to replace existing channels of communication and reporting systems on campus. It is available as an additional platform if you do not feel comfortable telling your supervisor or the designated University office about your concerns.

Please Note: Carolina Ethics Line is NOT A 911 OR EMERGENCY SERVICE.

Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.

How to Make a Report

To make a report in Carolina Ethics Line, click on the appropriate category link to the left or call the toll free number: 866-294-8688. To facilitate a thorough investigation, please provide as much information about your concern as possible.

Tracking Your Report

When completing a report, you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Please:

  1. Write down your report key and password and store them in a safe place because they cannot be retrieved if lost.
  2. Return to Carolina Ethics Line and click “Track a Report” after 10 business days to check your report for comments or follow-up questions.

Whistleblower Protection

The University expects that reports made through Carolina Ethics Line will be made in a good faith effort to address legitimate issues needing correction or guidance. The University prohibits retaliation against individuals for making a report or inquiry in good faith, or for seeking guidance on dealing with suspected noncompliance.

See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for more information.

Want to make a report by phone?

Call 866-294-8688 (toll free)

Questions or feedback:
UNC Office of Ethics Education and
Policy Management

Phone: 919-445-8362