Ethics Hotline demonstrates university commitment to integrity

Online form and toll-free number available to share misconduct concerns

October 1, 2019

For more than a decade, Central Michigan University has worked with NAVEX Global's EthicsPoint to provide a tool for reporting unethical or inappropriate behavior. 

CMU's Ethics Hotline provides an online form available to all employees and students — and to anyone outside CMU — seeking to report activities that may involve unethical or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of CMU policies. A toll-free number also is available. All reports are entered directly into a secure server and available only to CMU's Internal Audit Department and specific individuals charged with evaluating the reports. 

Reports accepted via the hotline include matters involving conflicts of interest; falsification of records; and fraud, waste or abuse of resources.  Fraud encompasses an array of irregularities and illegal acts characterized by intentional deception. These include, but are not limited to, theft, embezzlement, bribery, misappropriation, falsifying records, forging or altering documents, kickbacks, destroying or removing property, and conflicts of interest.

Unethical behavior related to academic matters, athletics, fundraising, information technology or research also may be reported using the hotline.

CMU asserts that no retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential ethical misconduct. 

To file a report, use the Ethics Hotline secure website or call 866-294-9379.