Our Commitment

Kirkwood Community College is an organization with strong values of respect, diversity, excellence, and responsibility. Our Code of Ethics and Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

Kirkwood Community College is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor, cabinet member, or Human Resources in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. EthicsPoint will send the information you provide to us on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.

This hotline should not be used to report issues concerning discrimination, harassment, or student conduct. Matters of this nature usually cannot be appropriately addressed when the complainant chooses to remain anonymous, and the college may not be able to investigate such allegations in an anonymous report. These matters should be reported directly through normal lines of communication.

Retaliation by Kirkwood against persons filing a report or for assisting in the investigation following the filing of a report is strictly prohibited.

See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

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

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.

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 call 911 and Campus Security at 319-389-1774. For public safety issues please call Campus Security or file a report through Silent Witness using the following link: https://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16760