University Integrity and Compliance

Providing independent oversight of the university's compliance programs

University Compliance and Ethics

When in doubt, point it out!

University of Louisville employees have a duty to report knowledge or suspicion of misconduct, violations of law and/or university policy, or other wrongdoing.

How do you make a report ?

Option 1: Talk to your supervisor or other management.

We encourage you to report your concerns or suspicions to your supervisor, another member of management, or a compliance official; the Compliance Directory provides contact information of our compliance officials. Your supervisor or management may already be familiar with the issue. If you do not feel comfortable speaking to your supervisor or you have reason to believe he or she is involved and/or previous reports haven’t been acted upon, report your compliance and ethical concerns to the Compliance Hotline.

Option 2: Report using the Compliance Hotline.

The Compliance Hotline is a reporting mechanism operated by a third party vendor. The hotline offers two methods to report:

    1. Write and submit your own report via “Compliance Hotline Reporting” link available at ULink. The online electronic reporting option is found within the “External Links” section of the Faculty/Staff Services tab of ULink.
    2. Call the toll-free number at 1-877-852-1167and a third party trained risk specialist will document your information and generate a written report.

    During the report submission, you may provide your contact information to the third party or remain anonymous.  If you choose to reveal your identity, we will take every effort to maintain your confidentiality to the extent legal and practical.  Before completing your report submission, the third party will provide you with an access code. You may use the code to view your report, receive updates, answer follow-up questions, or submit additional information.

    How are you protected?

    It is a violation of university policy to engage in retaliation, retribution, or any form of harassment against another employee for reporting a compliance concern, ethical matter, or other questionable practice. However, self-reporting will not protect an employee from the consequences of his or her own misconduct. Please read the university’s Duty to Report and Non-Retaliation Policy.

    Help us maintain an ethical environment. When in doubt, point it out!

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