Our Commitment

Trinity-Pawling School is an organization with strong values of integrity, tradition and community. Our Code of Conduct outlines the School’s behavioral expectations and standards of conduct for all members of our community.

The School is committed to an environment where open, honest communication is the expectation, not the exception. Typically, the best place for a student to raise a concern or ask a question is with the Headmaster, Dean of Counseling or Dean of Resident Life. Employees should feel comfortable to reach out to the Headmaster or any member of the Code of Conduct Committee.

The School recognizes that there are some situations where you prefer to remain anonymous. Therefore, the School has contracted with EthicsPoint to provide a confidential Internet and telephone based reporting tool to give members of our community (students, faculty and staff) an anonymous and confidential way to address:

  • physical or sexual assault or misconduct
  • bullying, hazing, harassment or discrimination
  • threats of violence
  • weapons possession
  • mismanagement of funds
  • fraud
  • or other violations of law or School policy.

What is EthicsPoint?

EthicsPoint is a third-party service which provides hotline services to numerous academic institutions throughout the United States. By using EthicsPoint, the person who is raising the question or concern may choose to remain anonymous. However, please be aware that it may not be feasible for the School to complete its investigation and follow up on certain types of reports if you choose to remain anonymous. Reports submitted to EthicsPoint will be handled as promptly and as confidentially as possible, consistent with School policies and applicable state, federal and local laws.

How Do I File a Report?

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

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

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.

Can anybody file a report?

Yes, but you are expected to act in "good faith" when making a report. This means that you are expected to provide information you know or suspect is true. Providing a report based on information you know is false can be hurtful to individuals who have not done anything wrong. Therefore, purposefully filing a false or malicious report can constitute grounds for disciplinary action. Also, the School prohibits retaliation against any individual who, in good faith, makes a complaint, voices a concern or cooperates in an investigation.