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MSU Compliance Hotline

Montana State University’s four campuses are committed to acting with integrity in their pursuit of excellence. As part of this commitment, the university has selected a private contractor, EthicsPoint, to provide an independent avenue for confidential reporting of concerns about suspected legal, regulatory or policy violations.

The MSU Compliance Hotline does not supersede existing channels of communication. The university encourages any employee to discuss suspected legal, regulatory or policy violations with his or her supervisor, Human Resources or other administrators responsible for the program that is the cause of concern.

Reports submitted to the hotline will be given careful attention by appropriate university administrators. Persons making reports are not required to provide their names. We ask that persons making reports retain the report key and password and return to this website within 10 working days of filing a report to check for comments or follow-up questions.

University policy prohibits retaliation or reprisal for making a report or inquiry in good faith or for seeking guidance on dealing with potential or suspected noncompliance. University policy also states that a faculty or staff member who gives false information knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth may be subject to disciplinary action.

We encourage you to review the MSU Compliance Hotline FAQs prior to making a report.

The MSU Compliance Hotline is available for the following types of issues:
Accounting and financial Fraud, theft, waste or other financial misconduct
Athletics NCAA compliance or rules violations issues
Discrimination or harassment Including bias incidents and EEOC or ADA matters
Health and safety Unsafe working conditions, environmental issues or other safety matters
Human resources Employee misconduct or inappropriate supervisor directives
Information security and technology Data privacy/integrity, malicious use of technology
Research Biological, human or animal research, conflict of interest or research misconduct (Please note that the university may not take action on anonymous reports of research misconduct.)

Reports not accepted by the MSU Compliance Hotline:

  • Academic matters involving faculty and/or students should be reported directly to the respective campus’ academic affairs office.
  • Non-academic student conduct matters should be reported directly to the respective campus’ dean of students or student affairs office.

To Make a Report

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

Choose a location to make a report:


Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 855-753-0486

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.