Our Commitment

Boston College is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in its operations and aims to build a culture where everyone feels comfortable raising concerns and asking questions. The University is committed to excellence in its operations and in its relationships with employees and organizations with which it does business. The University's Professional Standards and Business Conduct policy contains general guidelines for ethical business practices, including respect for the community, privacy and security of confidential information, relationships with vendors, appropriate use of technology, and compliance with laws and regulations. Boston College policy prohibits retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential violations of law, University policies or ethical standards or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected violations.

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After you complete your report, write down your report key and password. Check back for updates or questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I know if I should file a report?

    The University strongly encourages all members of the Boston College community to report all forms of unethical behavior. If you have information about behavior believed to be in violation of the law, University policies or ethical standards, the normal course of action is to report these suspected violations to one's supervisor or to the person or office responsible for investigating and responding to the specific situations, such as the University Office of Institutional Diversity. If that is not feasible, other lines of communication should be considered, such as the Internal Audit Department or the Office of the General Counsel.

  2. What happens when I file a report?

    Completed reports submitted via EthicsPoint will be handled promptly and discreetly. To support the anonymity of the process, you will be given a unique code called a “Report Key” to save and asked to create your password after the report is submitted. The report will be routed to the appropriate University administrators for review. Please be assured your report will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken. The University will not share the result of its review. The report will be marked “closed” in EthicsPoint when the review is completed.

  3. Can I remain anonymous?

    Persons filing reports are not required to provide their names and the University will respect anonymity and confidentiality insofar as practical and in accordance with the law. Please be advised that some matters cannot be appropriately addressed when the complainant chooses to remain anonymous. Please provide as many details as possible about the alleged matter and those involved so that the report can be appropriately reviewed and addressed. Anonymous reporters are encouraged to refer back to the EthicsPoint website with the code received upon filing a report to check for questions from the University.

  4. How can I follow up or add information to my report once I file it?

    When you make a report to EthicsPoint, you will be assigned a Report Key and asked to create your password. Please be sure to write down your report key and password and store them in a safe place because no one at EthicsPoint or the University will have access to your password. Your report key and password cannot be retrieved if lost.

    After you make your report and receive the report key, you can return to this website or dial toll-free 855-327-4477 to follow up or provide additional information to your report. All EthicsPoint correspondences are held in the same strict confidence as the initial report, continuing under the umbrella of anonymity.

    We encourage you check in on your report status from time to time for updates and/or follow up questions.