Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline

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Welcome to the Georgia Southern University Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline

The Ethics Line is for use by members of the University System of Georgia (USG) community and third parties to inquire about or report possible unethical, unsafe, or unlawful behavior or violations of policy or state and federal laws. The Ethics Line is not intended to replace existing channels of communication and reporting systems on campus. It is available as an additional platform if you do not feel comfortable telling your supervisor or the designated office(s) about your concerns.

The Ethics Line has been in use since 2008 and has been an important part of our commitment to maintain an ethical culture and reinforce the USG Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. The Ethics Line has been particularly useful in identifying instances of fraud, waste, and abuse. This is vitally important as being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us is a non-negotiable requirement of maintaining the public’s trust.

Additional helpful information regarding the Ethics Line is provided below and on the FAQs linked above.

How to Make a Report
Reports can be made by phone or online, please see the “Report by Phone” and “Report Online” options above on this page. To facilitate a thorough investigation, please provide as much information about your concern as possible.

What Should Be Reported?
You should report violations of USG policies, state or federal laws, violations of ethical and professional standards of conduct and fraud, waste or abuse. Examples of what should be reported include but are not limited to: USG Ethics Policy violations, discrimination, harassment, research misconduct, theft, forgery, academic misconduct, and privacy violations.

Your input is essential to ensure that we maintain an ethical, positive, and productive workplace.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kyle Marrero
President