ATTENTION! This webpage is hosted on EthicsPoint's secure servers and is not part of the Western Michigan University website or intranet.
Western Michigan University is an institution of higher education with strong values of responsibility and integrity. The Board of Trustees is committed to promoting behavior which is ethical, in compliance with University and other legal requirements, and respectful of the rights of others throughout the campus community and beyond.
You should feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you have a good faith belief violations of University or other legal requirements have occurred. In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint.
Unless you choose to disclose your name, the information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis. Your comments will be heard. Follow up steps will depend on the nature of the report, the amount of information provided, and other University policies, requirements, and collective bargaining agreements.
You also may have an obligation under law or University policy or other requirements to report perceived violations. In the event you are uncertain about your reporting obligation, please consult with the Office of Internal Audit.
See the University’s Whistleblower Policy and EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.
Other Reporting Resources
Here are links to helpful, issue specific, resources:
- WMU Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures can be found via http://www.wmich.edu/oie/ and other University websites.
- Issues regarding discrimination can be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity. http://www.wmich.edu/oie/
- Issues regarding research misconduct can be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Research. http://www.wmich.edu/research/
- Issues related to human resources and employment matters should can be directed to Human Resources. http://www.wmich.edu/hr/
- Issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) can be directed to the HIPAA Privacy and Contact Officer.http://www.wmich.edu/gc/HIPAA.html
- Issues related to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) can be directed to the Registrar’s Office. http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/
- Issues related to the NCAA, MAC, other athletic conference, or other athletic matters can be directed to the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://www.wmubroncos.com/
- Issues related to violations of the Student Code can be directed to the Office of Student Conduct. http://www.wmich.edu/conduct/
- Issues related to work related safety and environmental concerns on campus can be directed to the Environmental Safety and Emergency Management Office. http://www.esem.wmich.edu/
- Issues related to Public Safety Officers can be directed to the DPS Oversight Committee. http://www.wmudps.wmich.edu/doc/public-safety-oversight-committee-2010.pdf
- Issues related to faculty members can be directed to the chairperson/director of the faculty member’s department/school, except as otherwise provided in other WMU’s policy or requirements (such as the WMU Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures).
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.
- Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:
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 5-7 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 call 911 or the University Department of Public Safety at 269-387-5555.