File a report by phone:

  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada: 844-256-3946

OR file a report online by choosing a category:

General Concerns ADA Matters, Alcohol / Drug Abuse, Data Privacy, Discrimination or Bias Incidents, Offensive or Inappropriate Communication, Safety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence or Other Sexual Misconduct, Substance Abuse, Threats on Campus Academic Concerns Academic Misconduct, ADA Matters, Alcohol / Drug Abuse, Cheating / Plagiarism, Credentials Misrepresentation, Data Privacy, Discrimination or Bias Incidents, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure, Offensive or Inappropriate Communication, Scholarship / Financial Aid Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence or Other Sexual Misconduct, Threats on Campus, Other Academic Concerns Accounting and Financial Concerns Accounting and Auditing Matters, Donor Stewardship, Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records, Fraud, Improper Disclosure of Financial Records, Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts, Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity, Theft / Embezzlement, Waste, Abuse or Misuse of Institutional Resources, Other Financial Concerns Athletics Concerns Fraud, Improper Giving or Gifts, Inappropriate Activities, Misuse of Assets, Players or Endorsements, Recruiting Misconduct, Scholarship / Financial Aid Misconduct, Sexual Violence or Other Sexual Misconduct, Substance Abuse, Other Athletic Concerns Human Resources Concerns ADA Matters, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Discrimination or Bias Incidents, Employee Benefits Abuses, Employee Misconduct, Inappropriate Supervisor Directive, Offensive or Inappropriate Communication, Sexual Harassment, Time Abuse, Violence or Threat, Workers Compensation Abuses, Other Human Resource Concerns Information Technology Concerns Data Privacy/Integrity, Malicious / Inappropriate Use of Technology, Misuse of Resources, Software Piracy/Intellectual Property Infringement, Other Information Technology Concerns Research Concerns Conflict of Interest, Data Privacy, Fraud, Human or Animal Research, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure, Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs, Research Misconduct, Scientific Misconduct, Other Research Concerns Risk and Safety Concerns Environmental and Safety Matters, Public Safety, Sabotage or Vandalism, Unsafe Working Conditions, Other Risk and Safety Concerns Student Concerns ADA Matters, Alcohol / Drug Abuse, Discrimination or Bias Incidents, Hazing, Intellectual Property Infringement, Safety, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence or Other Sexual Misconduct, Student Travel, Other Student Concerns

Note: Emergencies should be reported to Public Safety at 860-768-7777. Reports submitted through the Whistleblower Hotline may not receive an immediate response.

University of Hartford’s Confidential Whistleblower Hotline

Rigorous accountability standards remind all University departments and colleges of the importance of continually reviewing and improving business practices, as well as establishing avenues for providing internal and external feedback. As a result, the University established a confidential whistleblower hotline as a means to report allegations of questionable and/or inappropriate business conduct. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to report any activity that they believe could be illegal or otherwise improper under applicable law or University policy.

While our faculty and staff are encouraged to approach their supervisor or higher management where they believe that a violation of policies or standards has occurred, they should also feel comfortable bringing any issue or concern to the attention of University administration by using the whistleblower hotline, either online or by phone. The whistleblower hotline supplements and complements, rather than replaces, other existing mechanisms and avenues for reporting employee concerns. The whistleblower hotline shall not be used, however, as a replacement for normal supervisory reporting lines or interdepartmental interactions.

Reports to the whistleblower hotline can be made anonymously if confidential reporting is preferable, although individuals may also identify themselves, if they wish. The whistleblower hotline reporting system is operated by EthicsPoint, an independent service provider. It is not maintained on the University server, and the University does not have access to the identity of persons making reports unless they choose to provide it.

Anyone wishing to report an issue by phone instead of online may call (844)-256-3946, a phone line which is also confidential and operated by EthicsPoint.

All reports to the hotline are taken seriously and will be researched and evaluated for appropriate follow up and investigated accordingly. Please see the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

Please note that retaliatory action of any kind taken by an employee of the University of Hartford against any other employee or student of the institution as a result of that person's use of the whistleblower hotline reporting system is prohibited by University policy, and in certain instances, by law. If you are concerned that another individual has retaliated in response to your use of the whistleblower hotline reporting system, then you are entitled to file a written complaint under the University’s grievance procedure or with the University's Director of Internal Audit, Auerbach Administration and Computer Center, Room 327.

To report an issue on the confidential whistleblower hotline, either call, or click on the appropriate link which corresponds to the concern. The links are arranged by category, although some issues appear in more than one category.

Our Commitment

The University of Hartford is an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility and accomplishment. Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.

In all of our actions, we must demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards and principles vital to our core business – the education of our students. We strive to be inclusive and provide a supportive environment in which to live, learn and work. Open and honest communications are an expectation, not an exception.

With this in mind, the University of Hartford has established a confidential telephone and web-based whistleblower hotline reporting system (administered by EthicsPoint, an unaffiliated third party) which provides a means to report policy violations or any other inappropriate activity which could be illegal or otherwise improper under applicable law or University policy.

This hotline is a means of continuing to make the University of Hartford a great place to work and to learn and is critical to protecting the members of our community and ensuring compliance with established rules and regulations. I encourage you to use it if you ever feel the need to do so.

Sincerely,

Walter Harrison

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.