One way you can help promote an ethical culture at OSU is to report suspected wrongdoing or breaches of ethical conduct. The university has contracted with EthicsPoint, an independent, third party vendor, to provide a confidential and anonymous telephone and internet system for reporting any concerns.
All reports made through this system will be reviewed by the office, an independent unit, and investigated by the appropriate office.
You may also make a report by email, telephone, US mail, campus mail or stop by in person:
Campus Location: Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, Oregon State University, Kerr Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Corvallis, OR 97331
US Mail: Chief Audit, Risk and Compliance Executive, 240 Kerr Administration Building, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
Campus mail: Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance, 240 KAd
If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please dial 911.
What is a reportable violation?
Examples of violations include illegal or fraudulent activity, financial misstatements or irregularities, conflicts of interest, unethical conduct, and violations of laws, rules or regulations. If you have questions as to whether an action is reportable or not, please contact the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance.
How can I report a violation?
There are several methods for reporting suspected compliance and ethics violations. The Compliance and Ethics Web Form and toll-free Hotline are managed by EthicsPoint, an independent company, and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Reports submitted through the Web Form or Hotline are then forwarded to the appropriate university officials who will promptly address the allegations. If contact information is provided by the reporting party, he or she may be contacted for further information or may request updates on the investigation.
Protection from Retaliation
Your commitment to integrity and honesty is an important element in maintaining an ethical and secure workplace environment for everyone. Your help in calling attention to unethical or irregular practices is greatly appreciated. To encourage employees to report potential wrongdoing, it is against Oregon State policy for anyone associated with OSU to retaliate against those who report suspected wrongdoing in good faith. See Oregon Whistleblowers Protection Law (ORS 659A.199).