Types of Misconduct

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If you observe behavior that you believe violates University policy, it is very important that you report it. Ideally, you would bring your concerns to your direct supervisor or Human Resources. However, you may not feel comfortable reporting the behavior directly or you may want to make an anonymous report.

The Reporting Hotline, hosted by EthicsPoint, is available 24-7 for this purpose. We would rather you report your concern through the Hotline than keep the information to yourself. You may choose to remain anonymous.

We expect you to report serious concerns in good faith and refrain from irresponsible accusations. Types of misconduct to report are listed below by category.

Academic Affairs

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Credentials Misrepresentation
  • Faculty Academic Misconduct and Dishonesty
  • Harassment
  • Hazing
  • Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure
  • Student Academic Misconduct and Dishonesty
  • Other Academic Affairs Matters

Accounting and Financial

  • Accounting and Auditing Matters
  • Donor Stewardship
  • Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records
  • Fraud
  • Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts
  • Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity
  • Theft/Embezzlement
  • Waste, Abuse or Misuse of Institution Resources
  • Other Financial Matters

Human Resources

  • Bias Incidents
  • Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment
  • Discrimination or Harassment
  • Employee Benefits Abuses
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Intimidation/Violence
  • Offensive or Inappropriate Communication
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Time Abuse
  • Other Human Resource Matters

Information Technology

  • Misuse of Resources
  • Software Piracy/Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Other Information Technology Matters


  • Healthcare Fraud
  • HIPAA violations
  • Patient Abuse/Physical or Verbal
  • Other Healthcare or Patient Care Issues


  • Conflict of Interest
  • Data Privacy
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation or Disclosure
  • Research Grant Misconduct or Misappropriation of Costs
  • Scientific Misconduct
  • Other Research Matters

Risk and Safety Matters

  • Data Privacy
  • Disclosure of Confidential Information
  • Environmental and Safety Matters
  • Other Risk and Safety Matters


If you feel that the definitions above do not describe the event, action or situation you are looking to report about, you may describe the behavior under the "Other" category on the reporting hotline.



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