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Misconduct Reporting and Inquiry Hotline

Mount St. Joseph University's mission as a Catholic University emphasizes values, integrity and social responsibility. This distinct focus reflects the University's Catholic roots, Sisters of Charity heritage, and a commitment to a culture of ethical conduct. Our Statement of Ethical Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting University business with the highest standards of ethics.

Mount St. Joseph University has implemented a third party comprehensive and confidential internet and telephone reporting tool to assist our Mount community to address potential misconduct while cultivating a positive academic and work environment. When you observe behavior that you believe violates our Statement of Ethical Conduct or other University policy, we expect you to report it or request clarification of policy using standard reporting methods or this Misconduct Reporting and Inquiry Hotline.

The Misconduct Reporting and Inquiry Hotline, administered by EthicsPoint, allow users to confidentially report potential ethical misconduct or breaches of laws, rules, regulations or University policies, and may be accessed online or by calling a toll-free telephone number. Reports are entered directly on the EthicsPoint secure server to prevent any possible breech in security.

The University strongly encourages employees to report relevant concerns directly to their supervisor or through appropriate University offices as a first step whenever possible.

For student conduct matters, when possible, please first report in accordance with the guidelines established in the Student Handbook prior to using this hotline as the first course of action.

We recognize, however, that there may be circumstances when you are not comfortable reporting the issue in this manner or where clarification of University policy prior to reporting is desirable. It is for such circumstances that we have partnered with EthicsPoint. We would rather you report anonymously than keep the information to yourself.

Prior to filing a report, you may want to review policies and related information in the following publications or myMount sites:

Additional information about this Misconduct Reporting and Inquiry Hotline can be found at: EthicsPoint FAQs

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: 855-243-3145

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.

Note: Users will be taken to a secure web site hosted outside of the University of Mount St Joseph network to assure anonymity.

For questions regarding general University policies and regulations or this Misconduct Reporting and Inquiry Hotline, please contact Linda Panzeca, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer at 513-244-4393 or through email at

The Hotline is not a "911" service for emergency issues or actions. Safety issues on or near campus should be reported to Public Safety and Campus Police at 513-244-4226 and for on or off-campus emergencies, call 911.