It's a thrilling time to be a part of the Academy Sports + Outdoors team because we have the opportunity every day to positively impact the long-term success of our company. You are critical to achieving our goal to become the first national, regionally relevant, locally merchandised sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer.


The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy has always been to play hard, play fair, and play to win. We believe that the key to our success is combining the entrepreneurial spirit upon which our company was built with a culture centered on making good decisions and doing the right thing.

One of your most important responsibilities as an Academy Team Member is to report any concerns that you may have about a possible violation of Academy's policies, procedures, or the law. You can report any suspected violation to your manager, Human Resources, General Counsel, Loss Prevention, or to the Aware Line. You will not be subject to reprisals, retribution or any career disadvantage for reports made in good faith.

In situations where you prefer, and are permitted by law, to report a concern anonymously, we encourage you to use the Aware Line. The Aware Line, both phone and online, is operated by a third-party provider, NAVEX. All reports, whether you reveal your identity or remain anonymous, will be kept confidential to the extent reasonably possible and permissible under applicable laws.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What resources are available to report incidents or suspected violations of policies, procedures, or ethical business conduct concerns? Details

One of your most important responsibilities as an Academy Team Member is to report any concerns you may have about a potential violation of Academy's policies, procedures, or the law. If you are reluctant to raise a concern, please remember that you can harm Academy and your fellow Team Members by remaining silent.

You may report incidents or suspected violations of Academy's policies, procedures, or the law through any of the following avenues:

  • Your Manager: Academy has an open door policy, and the most direct way to report a concern is to engage your immediate manager. If your concern involves your immediate manager, report the concern to the next level of management or use one of the other reporting avenues.
  • Human Resources: You can report any concern to a member of the Human Resources team.
  • Aware Line: If you wish to anonymously report a concern, you may contact the Aware Line at (888) 503-0808 or
  • General Counsel: You can always report any ethical concerns to the General Counsel or anyone on the Legal staff.
What types of concerns should I report? Details

The Aware Line is designed for Academy Team Members or vendors to anonymously report concerns about an incident or suspected violation of Academy's policies, procedures, or the law. These may include:

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Discrimination or Harassment
  • Discipline, Evaluation or Termination
  • Disclosure of Confidential or Proprietary Information
  • Fraud
  • Improper Gifts, Payments & Entertainment
  • Improper Vendor Conduct
  • Improper Political Activity & Contributions
  • Merchandise Discount Abuse
  • Misuse of Assets or Services
  • Policy Violation
  • Retaliation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Unethical Accounting & Auditing Practices
  • Workplace Violence & Threats
Can I remain anonymous? Details

Yes. When you report anonymously, you do not tell NAVEX your name or any other identifying information about yourself. You may report your concern anonymously by using either the web-based form or by phone, which are both operated by NAVEX. To help ensure anonymity and protect confidentiality the information you provide will only be given on a need to know basis to those investigating your concern.

However, providing your contact information may help expedite an investigation into your concern. You can also choose to withhold your name, and provide just a contact method (phone or email address) if you wish.

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ATTENTION! This web page is hosted on secure servers, is not part of Academy's website or intranet, and is intended for use by Academy Team Members and vendors. If you are an Academy customer and want to report a concern, please contact Customer Service at 1-888-922-2336.
NAVEX 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 the Aware Line may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local emergency services or authorities.