You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report to this hotline:
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada at 888-260-5947
  • –or–
  • Select the appropriate category from the list below

ISSUE SELECTION

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." Please 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 emergencies or events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. If you require emergency assistance, please contact Simmons Public Safety at 617-521-1111 or dial 911 for local police.

ETHICSPOINT REPORTING HOTLINE

Simmons is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and ethical learning, living and working environment for all members of community - students, staff, and faculty.

We encourage all members of the Simmons Community to report promptly, unethical or improper behavior which comes to your attention. If you have information about behavior which may violate a law, a Simmons policy, or an ethical standard, you are urged to come forward and report your concern(s) to your manager, Dean or Vice President. If it is not feasible to report your concerns to the person responsible for your school or unit, you are welcome to contact our General Counsel, the Provost, our Vice President for Communications, Diversity and Inclusion, our Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Includsion or the College's Internal Auditor.

We recognize, however, that situations may arise when a student or member of our faculty or staff may be reluctant to report what they saw or know out of fear of reprisal or retaliation. In those instances, Simmons has selected EthicsPoint, an external third-party to provide assistance to you. EthicsPoint offers confidential and anonymous reporting through a direct telephone call or an on-line intake process.

When you submit a report via EthicsPoint, you will not be required to provide your name and Simmons will respect your desire for anonymity as legally permitted. Please know, however, that some matters cannot be appropriately and fairly addressed when the person making the report prefers to remain anonymous. Certain situations may require those reporting concerns to make her or his identity known to allow Simmons to address the concern fully. All reports submitted to EthicsPoint are protected under the Whistleblower Policy.

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