Reporting of Unethical, Fraudulent or Illegal Conduct

Our Commitment

Biola University is committed to operating in an ethical, honest, and lawful manner and expects its employees to perform their duties in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies and procedures. The University strives to support its community in practicing the highest levels of ethical conduct.

Reporting Process

Employees should report suspected or actual unethical, fraudulent or illegal conduct that violates state or federal laws or regulations, or internal policies or procedures. For such conduct, you may submit a report to your immediate manager or supervisor. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your manager or supervisor, are not satisfied with your manager or supervisor's response, or if the concern relates to a particularly serious or sensitive issue, you may file a report using the University’s hotline service with EthicsPoint (a third-party hotline provider). Reports using the hotline service may be submitted anonymously.

An individual submitting a report is not required to provide his or her name, and the University will treat the investigation of any report as a confidential matter. Reports submitted to EthicsPoint will be forwarded to the proper University official for review.

After you submit your report, you will be assigned a unique code called a “report key.” Please write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, please use your report key and password to provide additional information about the matter or to check your report for feedback or questions. The University may ask for additional information from you prior to proceeding with an investigation. Your anonymity will be protected by EthicsPoint.

Please see the Biola University Whistleblower Policy and the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

Retaliation Prohibited

The University recognizes that individuals may not express their concerns for fear of retaliation. As such, any form of retaliation (e.g., discharge, demotion, suspension, harassment, intimidation) is prohibited against an individual who makes a good-faith report of misconduct or cooperates with an investigation regarding a report of misconduct. An employee who retaliates against another employee as a result of his/her protected actions may be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination.

False Reports or Malicious Allegations

An individual who files a false report or malicious allegation will not be protected and may be subject to corrective action, up to and including termination. The intentional reporting of false or misleading information can result in civil or criminal liability.

Make a Report

    To submit a report with EthicsPoint, you may use either of the following two methods:
  • Click the Make a Report button under the appropriate category below.
  • Call the Biola University EthicsPoint hotline at 1-855-734-6410 (toll-free within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada). Interpretation support is available.

Accounting and Financial

Accounting or internal control issues, fraud, theft, falsification of records, improper giving/receiving of gifts, improper supplier or contractor activity, waste of resources, or other financial issues

Make a Report

Human Resources

Benefits abuses, conflicts of interest, or other similar issues

Make a Report

Information Technology

Data privacy, inappropriate use, software piracy, misuse of resources, or other similar issues

Make a Report

Risk and Safety Matters

Unsafe working conditions, environmental issues, sabotage, vandalism, or other safety matters

Make a Report


Misuse of assets, players, or endorsements; recruiting misconduct; scholarship or financial aid misconduct; or other similar matters

Make a Report


Events, actions, or situations not described above, excluding categories listed below

Make a Report
Follow up on a report
EthicsPoint 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 this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please dial 911 or contact Campus Safety (562-777-4000) or your local authorities.