Ethics and Compliance

A part of Northwestern University's commitment to ethics and compliance is to provide community members with the information needed to act appropriately. The University's Standards for Business Conduct provides a framework for administering University resources and establishes guidelines for acceptable standards of behavior.

If you have questions or concerns, the ethics and compliance web site contains links to contact people, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or web sites that may assist you in understanding Northwestern's policies and procedures, as well as provide a process for voicing your concerns.

Ethics Point

In addition to these resources, 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 supersede, 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.