Commitment

The University of Colorado is committed to creating and upholding a work environment where its affairs are conducted ethically and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and university policy. Each member of the university community is expected to share in this responsibility. Therefore, the University of Colorado is committed to preventing, detecting, and correcting situations or actions that violate these values.

The university has chosen EthicsPoint to provide employees with a simple, anonymous method to report suspected violations, which may include:

  • allegations of fiscal misconduct by university employees,
  • violations of federal or state law,
  • violations of university policy in the performance of university duties,
  • waste of university funds and property, and
  • abuse of university authority (improper conduct).

Reports made through CU EthicsLine neither substitute for nor supersede methods or protocols for reporting suspected problems or complaints that are required by law or other university policy, such as the University’s Administrative Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment, which requires that allegations of sexual harassment be reported to the campus sexual harassment officer. Required professional and legal reporting processes must be followed.

To Submit a Report:

You may use the following methods to submit a report:

What should you do after submitting a report?

After you have completed your report, you will be given a report key assigned by EthicsPoint and asked to set up a personal password. Please save this report key and password. If the university needs to communicate with you, messages will be posted to the report and accessed by you using this report key. Reporters are encouraged to return to the EthicsPoint website within five business days, and periodically after that, to view any follow-up questions or comments. By doing this, the university can communicate with you while your identity remains anonymous.

How will the university use your report?

Reports submitted through EthicsPoint are forwarded to the appropriate university official(s) for investigation and action. Reports will be looked into as quickly and discreetly as possible. You will be notified when the review is complete. However, due to confidentiality requirements, you will not necessarily be informed as to the action that was taken to address your issue or concern.

Colorado state law and university policy provide that an appointing authority or supervisor shall not initiate or administer any disciplinary action against an employee for disclosing information in compliance with the requirements of the statute or policy.

Not Sure If You Want to File a Report?

Do you have concerns but you are not sure if filing an EthicsPoint report is the right move? Maybe you need to talk to someone first. Even if you just need to find out where you stand or what resources are available, there is a way to find that help! Call one of the numbers listed below, and you will be directed to the resources you need.

CU Boulder
Valerie Simons
303-492-2127
valerie.simons@colorado.edu
CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Nelia Viveiros
303-315-0126
nelia.viveiros@ucdenver.edu
UCCS
Deborah O’Connor
719-255-3837
doconnor@uccs.edu
CU System Administration
Ginger Minges
303-837-2195
ginger.minges@cu.edu

Additionally, the Ombuds Office provides confidential and informal assistance to any student, staff member, faculty member, or administrator who is experiencing conflict with another person or persons within the university community or who has concerns about university-related academic or administrative issues. Visit the website for the Ombuds Office on your campus or contact your Ombuds office directly for more information:

CU Boulder: Visit https://www.colorado.edu/ombuds/ or call 303-492-5077

UCCS: Visit https://www.uccs.edu/ombuds/ or call 719-255-3119

Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver & System Administration: