Boston University recognizes its obligation to employees and constituents to maintain the highest ethical standards. The University has established an independent hotline, administered by EthicsPoint, for anonymous and confidential reporting of activities that may involve improper conduct or violations of Boston University policies. All reports will be investigated promptly and discreetly by the University, receiving careful consideration with the objective of addressing any improper conduct or violation of University policy.
This anonymous, confidential reporting is designed specifically for concerns and complaints relating to the following types of issues:
- Academic Affairs
- Code of Ethical Conduct Matters
- Conflicts of Interest
- Environmental Health & Safety
- Financial Matters
- Student Safety
This hotline is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols for handling concerns and complaints. If you would like to report your concern to Boston University directly and are uncertain how to begin, contact Compliance Services (email@example.com; 617-358-8090) for assistance.
This reporting hotline is not appropriate for:
- Emergencies or immediate threats to life or property. If you require emergency assistance, call 911, the Boston University Police Department at 617-353-2121 or your local authorities.
- Human resources matters, including issues concerning employment-related discrimination or harassment. Matters of this nature usually cannot be addressed appropriately when the complainant chooses to remain anonymous. To report concerns of this nature please contact Human Resources, the Equal Opportunity Office or the Office of the Provost.
- Spam, phishing emails or other information technology incidents that should be addressed by IS&T directly. Please report those incidents to IS&T by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to make a report:
- You may file a report on this web site;
- You may file a report by telephone through the EthicsPoint Call Center by dialing toll-free 1-866-294-8451; or
- You may submit a report in writing to the following address: Boston University, C/O EthicsPoint, PO Box 230369, Portland, OR 97223.
If you file a report through EthicsPoint, you are encouraged to return here or call back after 10 business days. The University may have information for you regarding your report, or may request additional information from you that is necessary in order to complete the investigation. In all cases, your anonymity will be protected by EthicsPoint. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential violations of Boston University's policies, or for seeking guidance with respect to suspected violations.