Ethics Reporting Hotline
Duquesne University is committed to excellence at all levels and strives to support
the Duquesne community in practicing the highest levels of ethical conduct. To facilitate
this, the University has selected EthicsPoint, Inc. to provide a simple, risk-free
way to report activities that may involve unethical or otherwise inappropriate activity
or behavior in violation of University policies.
Duquesne University considers employee concerns very important and desires your cooperation in resolving such issues. However, this hotline service is not a substitute for, nor does it replace, any existing reporting methods already in place at the University for reporting problems or complaints. The University continues to encourage employees to report concerns or suspected violations to their supervisor, Human Resources or other campus entities, as appropriate. Please refer to The Administrative Policies No. 7 (TAP 7) for further information.
To File a Report
- Complaints related to sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
- Complaints related to discrimination should be reported to the Office of Anti-Discrimination Compliance.
- Non-discriminatory complaints or disputes between an employee and supervisor, or other
university representative should be reported to the Office of Human Resource Management.
You may use either of the following methods to submit a report:
- Call (866) 294-8662 (toll free), An EthicsPoint operator will ask you a series of questions about the matter that you are reporting
- Submit your concern on-line by selecting the appropriate violation category from the "To File a Report" box below.
- Please note: After completing your report, you will be assigned a unique code, or "report key".
Please write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After
5 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback
Filing a Report on EthicsPoint
(Click on the appropriate category below)
Financial Matters Accounting or auditing matters, internal control issues, fraud, theft and all other financial issues Research Conflict of interest, grant misconduct, and all other matters involving the University's research projects and programs Human Resources Payroll misappropriations and all other related issues. Due to the potential for abuse and the possibility of serious personal and professional consequences resulting from such allegations, discrimination and harassment complaints may not be reported through this hotline. Athletics Improper gifts, recruiting misconduct, financial aid or scholarship misconduct, violations of NCAA regulations, and all other matters involving the University's athletics department or athletic programs. Risk & Safety Confidentiality, environmental issues and all safety matters. Information Technology Data privacy, inappropriate use of technology, misuse of resources, software piracy, and all other information technology issues. Other If none of the above categories describe the matter that you wish to report, please use this category.
(866) 294-8662 (toll free)
Duquesne University asserts that reports submitted via EthicsPoint will be handled
promptly and discreetly.
No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential breaches of Duquesne University policies or seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.
Reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be given careful attention by University officials with the objective of correcting the situation being reported, if facts can be corroborated.
The University expects that reports submitted through the EthicsPoint system will be made in a good faith effort to address legitimate issues and concerns, or to otherwise provide reliable information.
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property.
Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response.