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To Make a Report

Select the appropriate issue from the list below or call 877-295-7940.

Accounting and Auditing Matters The unethical systematic recording and analysis of the business and financial transactions associated with generally accepted accounting practices. (Examples include: misstatement of revenues, misstatement of expenses, misstatement of assets, misapplications of GAAP principles, wrongful transactions) Conflict of Interest A situation in which a person or a family member has a financial interest or non financial interest that may compromise, or provide the incentive to compromise, the behavior in the conduct of the person’s duties at the institution, the person’s influence on decisions that the institution may make, or the person’s influence over his or her associates outside the institution.  A conflict of interest may be real potential or apparent. Sexual Misconduct/Sex Discrimination (Students) Any violation of Title IX, including violation of Drake’s Sexual Misconduct Policy (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation). Discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities. Discrimination or Harassment (Employees) Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct or adverse employment action directed at an employee because of sex, religion, ethnicity or beliefs. (Examples: bias in hiring, assignments, promotions, educational decisions; unfair compensation; inappropriate language; wrongful termination). Retaliation or retribution. Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, fabricating, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record. (Examples include: Financial Aid documents, Vendor Contracts) Fraud The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive, mislead, or acquire something of value. A fraud is an intentional deception perpetrated to secure an unfair gain. (Examples include: Violation of Policy, Sabotage) Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity Supplier or contractor activity in violation of institution's policies and procedures; improper supplier or contractor selection based on personal gain, improper negotiation or diversion of contract awards. Theft / Embezzlement The act of stealing; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. To appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use (Examples include: bookkeeping errors, misapplication of funds, and mishandling of cash) Violence or Threat An expression of the intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include: direct, veiled, conditional, violent)

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.

Drake University is committed to fair and ethical principles, practices and conduct in all business and academic relationships. The University’s trustees, officers, faculty and staff are expected to model the highest standards of ethical behavior and stewardship. To facilitate and protect this commitment, the University has contracted with EthicsPoint to manage a confidential hotline which provides an anonymous way to report situations that may represent financial misconduct or violations of local, state or federal law or University policies.

EthicsPoint may be used by faculty, staff and students to report illegal or unethical practices in financial or other business transactions. EthicsPoint may also be used to report illegal or unethical behaviors, such as discrimination, unlawful harassment and sexual misconduct. Reports submitted via EthicsPoint will be handled as promptly and as confidentially as feasible, consistent with University policies and applicable federal, state and local laws. Drake University personnel will review all reports submitted through Ethics Point. EthicsPoint and Drake University are committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of individuals who submit reports, and if you desire, you may remain anonymous. However, please be aware that it may not be feasible for the University to complete its investigation and follow-up on certain types of reports if you choose to remain anonymous.

This reporting tool is not intended to replace or supersede existing reporting methods. Employees are always encouraged to express any concerns to their supervisors. However, in cases where the normal channels do not seem appropriate, employees should take advantage of the anonymous EthicsPoint hotline.

No one submitting a report will be subjected to retaliatory actions for making a good faith report about any potential or suspected improprieties.