Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline

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Welcome to the University of North Georgia Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline

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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 communication channels and reporting systems on campus; however, it is available as an additional platform if you do not feel comfortable sharing your concerns with your supervisor or the designated office(s).

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

Please refer to the information below and through the FAQs link above regarding use of the Ethics Line.

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

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.


Dr. Michael P. Shannon