Montana University System Compliance Hotline

If you see or suspect wrongdoing, we want to know

Our Commitment

The Montana University System is committed to integrity in all we do, including compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies. All of us share a responsibility to speak up if we have concerns about potential wrongdoing. We take all reports seriously, with zero tolerance for retaliation.

How should I share my concerns?

There are various ways to report suspected or actual noncompliance. We strongly encourage you to start with your supervisor, campus human resources office, or with an administrator responsible for the program involved. However, we recognize that this is not always possible.

Anonymous Reporting

The Montana University System is pleased to offer a third-party Compliance Hotline that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for employees, students and the public to anonymously report suspected noncompliance or other concerns.

Reports are entered into a secure server operated by EthicsPoint, an independent third-party company. The information is made available only to individuals who are trained to evaluate and review the report with the highest degree of confidentiality. The Board of Regents policy prohibits retaliation or reprisal for making a report or inquiry in good faith.

Please know that the hotline may not resolve all issues. Review of unspecified or broad wrongdoing may not be undertaken without sufficient information to support the allegation. Additionally, some reports may require resolution through formal dispute mechanisms, and the timelines for these formal processes must be followed. The Compliance Hotline does not supersede existing channels of communication. Please consult the FAQ for additional details.

Reportable Concerns

The Montana University System Compliance Hotline is available for the following types of issues:

  • Accounting and Financial (e.g., fraud, theft, waste, financial misconduct)
  • Athletics (e.g., compliance, sports wagering, recruiting misconduct)
  • Discrimination or Harassment (e.g., bias incidents, ADA matters)
  • Health and Safety (e.g., unsafe working conditions, environmental issues)
  • Human Resources (e.g., employee misconduct, inappropriate supervisor directives)
  • Information Security and Technology (e.g., data privacy/integrity, malicious use of technology)
  • Research (e.g., biological, human or animal research, export control concerns, research misconduct)

Non-Reportable Concerns

Reports not accepted by the Montana University System Compliance Hotline:

  • Academic matters involving faculty and/or students should be reported directly to the respective campus’ academic affairs office.
  • Non-academic student conduct matters should be reported directly to the respective campus’ dean of students or student affairs office.

To Make a Report

There are two ways to make a report to the MUS Compliance Hotline:

Call:

OR

Online: Click on the respective campus or system logo below.

Note: When you submit a report through the telephone or online, you will be asked to create a password and assigned a unique code called a "report key." Please write your report key down, keep it in a safe place, and take note of your password. This will allow you the opportunity to review, ask follow up questions, or submit additional information about the concern. To follow up on an existing report call the hotline number and follow prompts or click "Follow up on a Report" at the top of this page and enter your unique report key and password.