Suspected Fraud, Retaliation or Other Concerns

Members of the Northwestern community are expected to set a tone of intolerance for fraudulent acts by supporting compliance with applicable University policies and procedures, as well as applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Each member of the University community has a responsibility to report known or suspected fraudulent activity. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches. If you believe that fraud is occurring at Northwestern, you are being retaliated against for reporting policy breaches, or you have questions about other matters, please contact Betty McPhilimy, the Associate Vice President of Audit and Advisory Services, at either 847-491-2622 or b-mcphilimy@northwestern.edu. Our investigations are performed on a highly confidential basis, often in a coordinated effort with University Police, the Office of General Counsel, Human Resources, and other offices, as appropriate.

EthicsPoint

Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supercede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues.  Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current University procedures, including those described in the Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.