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Our Commitment

The National University System (NUS) and its affiliate universities are committed to the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior and takes violations of any federal, state, and University regulation or policy seriously. Every person, regardless of position, shares in the responsibility for promoting an ethical, compliant, and safe work environment.

NUS and its affiliate universities consider employee concerns very important and desires your cooperation in resolving such issues. In coordination with EthicsPoint, an independent, third-party hotline provider, we have established a secure, confidential reporting tool that provides a way for employees to anonymously and confidentially report activities that may involve unethical behavior, improper conduct or violations of system/affiliate policies. This hotline does not replace or supersede existing reporting methods at the National University System or its affiliate institutions.

All employees are encouraged to report all forms of unethical and improper behavior promptly. If you have information about behavior believed to be in violation of the law, policies or ethical standards, you are encouraged to express concerns directly with your supervisor(s), department manager, Human Resources, or any other appropriate University office or official.

Situations may arise, however, when an individual discovers or reasonably suspects unethical or illegal behavior, and yet is reluctant to report it for fear of reprisal or retaliation. In these instances, employees can utilize this EthicsPoint reporting tool to report issues anonymously. Completed reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be handled promptly and discreetly. See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

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.

The EthicsPoint system is designed for employees to report any violation of our stated Code of Conduct, or other concern you may have. General reporting types are as follows:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Computer & Information Security/Privacy Violations
  • Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation
  • Financial matters
  • Non-immediate physical safety matters, threats, intimidation
  • Occupational/Environmental Safety and Health Matters
  • Research or Academic Misconduct
  • Regulatory Compliance

The EthicsPoint reporting tool is not appropriate for:

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an emergency or an immediate threat to life and/or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact 911, Campus Security or your local authorities.

  • Workplace & Campus Security Incidents and Tips - Reports or can be made confidentially anytime by phone at (858) 642-8893 or through email at Security@nu.edu. All reports will be investigated.
  • Student Issues - should be reported to the appropriate Office of Student Conduct.
  • Human Resources (HR) matters - employees are encouraged to report HR-related concerns directly to Human Resources. Certain HR matters cannot be addressed appropriately when the complainant chooses to remain anonymous; as such, the university may not be able to adequately investigate all allegations in an anonymous report. To report concerns please contact Human Resources at hradmin@nu.edu.
  • Information Technology incidents (e.g., spam, phishing emails, etc.) - should be addressed by our Information Technology team directly. Please report those incidents directly to the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@nu.edu. For issues with University IT Policies and/or Computer & Information Security and other Privacy Violations compliance, (e.g. PII breach, accounts impersonation) if personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired by an unauthorized person, please email informationsecurity@nu.edu.
  • Facilities - All facility requests should be directed to the facility help desk at facilitieshelpdesk@nu.edu.

Before using EthicsPoint, please consider these situations to ensure that your complaint is handled in an effective and timely manner. All employees are strongly encouraged to raise any concerns to their supervisors for resolution if possible. EthicsPoint reporting should be strictly used for matters where there is a genuine feeling of reprisal or retaliation if reported to management. National University System complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not tolerate any retaliatory actions against any employee or constituent for making a good faith report about potential misconduct.

For additional suggestions, comments, or inquiries, or to report a concern via the EthicsPoint hotline, please call (855) 582-3769.

To Make a Report

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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.