ATTENTION! This webpage is hosted on EthicsPoint's secure servers and is not part of the Delta State University website or intranet.
Make a Report Follow-up on a Report Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Letter from William N. LaForge, President

John M. Hilpert, President

In February of 2011, Delta State concluded a year-long self-assessment of risks relating to internal control. Internal control is the process designed to ensure reliable financial reporting, effective and efficient operations, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Safeguarding assets against theft and unauthorized use, acquisition, or disposal is also part of internal control. As stewards of our state’s and taxpayers’ resources, we have the responsibility of administration to ensure that internal control procedures are in place. It is also our responsibility to ensure that employees are aware of our support of a control environment steeped in integrity, ethical values, and the proper assignment of authority and responsibility.

During the risk assessment review, University Cabinet adopted the following Statement of Ethics:

"Delta State University is a community of individuals – faculty, staff, and students - recognizing the institution’s mission and dedicated to its fulfillment. To that end, each member of the community pledges his/her best effort. Integrity, civility, accountability, and a commitment to excellence govern behavior. Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies is expected and accepted as the standard for the community."

Employees are asked to acknowledge their awareness of this ethics statement and the university’s policies during their annual evaluation.

The university has also installed a phone and internet-based reporting system, Delta State University Ethics Line. Ethics Line is managed by EthicsPoint, which provides easy ways to discreetly and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior... The system is built to protect the identity of the reporter, as well as a formal mechanism for investigation, follow up and response. You may file a report through the Delta State University Ethics Line on this web site or by telephoning toll free 877-310-0424. Delta State has elected to provide this service as a means of reporting, especially when maintaining the reporter’s confidentiality is important. I encourage you to continue resolving issues or disputes through established communication channels first, whenever possible.

I believe these tools will serve the university well in ensuring that we continue to maintain the high ethical standards we have all come to expect. It is, and should be, our shared goal that Delta State University remains an institution of integrity and quality.

Sincerely,

William N. LaForge, President

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.

OR

Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:
877-310-0424



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.