Compliance and Ethics Hotline

Every employee is responsible for making sure that the University conducts its business with honesty and integrity. To help, you should report all instances of possible violations of law, regulations and University policy.  UCS provides several ways for you to report these violations without fear of retaliation.

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 University Compliance Services.

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 The Network, 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.

If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please dial 911.

You may also report suspected non-compliance by email, telephone, US mail, campus mail or even stop by in person.

US Mail:
PO BOX 8118, Austin, TX 78713-8118
Campus Mail:
UTA 2.206 Mail Code D9200


You may choose to make reports anonymously, but please be aware that all information submitted to the Compliance and Ethics Hotline is publicly available through the Texas Public Information Act.  The University will maintain confidentiality within the confines of the law. Additionally, please keep in mind that if you choose to remain anonymous, we may not have a way to contact you should we have additional questions.  Therefore, please provide as much detailed information as possible.

Protection from Retaliation

It is the policy of the University of Texas System not to retaliate against those who report suspected wrongdoing.  See UTS131 – Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing

What if I have other questions about compliance?

For any questions you may have about compliance or ethics, please contact University Compliance Services.  We will be happy to assist you.