You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 888-260-5947
  • –or–
  • Select the appropriate category from the list below
Accounting & Financial
Accounting and Auditing Matters, Donor Stewardship, Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records, Fraud, Improper Disclosure of Financial Records , Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts, Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity, Theft / Embezzlement, Waste, Abuse or Misuse of Institute Resources or other similar issues.
Athletics
Fraudulent Activities, Improper Giving or Gifts, Misuse of Assets, Players or Endorsements, Scholarship / Financial Aid Misconduct or other similar issues.
Human Resources
Conflict of Interest, Employee Benefits Abuses, Nepotism, Sexual Harassment, Time Abuse, Violence or Threat, Workers Compensation or Disability Benefits Abuses or other similar issues.
Research
Conflict of Interest, Data Privacy, Fraud, Human or Animal Research, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure, Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs, Scientific Misconduct or other similar issues.
Risk and Safety Matters
Confidentiality, Data Privacy, Disclosure of Confidential Information, Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity, Improper Use of Intellectual Property, Copyright Violations or Software Piracy, Sabotage or Vandalism, or other similar issues.

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5–6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.

EthicsPoint 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.

Reporting Hotline

Simmons College is dedicated to providing a safe, ethical and productive environment for all members of our community -- faculty, staff, and students. To facilitate that goal, Simmons has established a hotline to enable members of the community to report anonymously and confidentially activities that may involve financial impropriety or violations of Simmons College policy on unlawful harassment.

The College has selected EthicsPoint to provide this new hotline service. All reports made to EthicsPoint are confidential and all good faith reporters are protected from retaliation for making a good faith complaint. You may file a report directly on the EthicsPoint website by clicking on one of the categories to the right, or you may file a complaint by calling the EthicsPoint Call Center at the toll free number of: 1-888-260-5947.

Please keep in mind that a report via EthicsPoint is not your only means of reporting workplace concerns or concerns about behavior which violates Simmons policy. If you have a concern about financial irregularities, unlawful harassment or hate crimes, you are encouraged to come forward and discuss your concerns with persons who can help you including: the Vice President of Talent & Human Capital Strategy (Regina Sherwood), your Dean, the Dean of Student Life (Sara Neill), or the General Counsel (Kathy Rogers).

With regard to Simmons Finances: All members of the Simmons community who have responsibility for College assets must observe high standards of organizational and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities, particularly when dealing with the Collegeís finances. The College has adopted this policy to encourage and facilitate reporting of such concerns. Here are some examples of behavior or activities about which you are encouraged to step forward and make a report in person or to EthicsPoint:

  • Questionable accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing and financial reporting matters;
  • Misappropriation and/or misuse of Simmons funds, intellectual property or other assets;
  • Failure to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements involving the assets of the College;
  • Violation or suspected violation of Simmonsís policies on Conflicts of Interest (available in the Simmons College Employee Handbook);
  • Any other suspected financial irregularity involving the College;

With regard to unlawful harassment: Simmons College policies prohibit sexual harassment and other forms of unlawful harassment. The law describes sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature your submission to or rejection of such advances, requests, or conduct is made a term or condition of your employment or a basis for employment decisions or academic standing. Unlawful sexual harassment has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with your work or academic performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, or sexually offensive work, learning, or social environment. It is also against Simmons policy to engage in other forms of discriminatory harassment, based on race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

In the event a member of the Simmons community is the target of a hate crime, members of the Simmons community will be invited to use the EthicsPoint reporting service to report information which may lead to the identification of the perpetrator(s) of the incident.

Employee Handbook

Faculty Policy Manual