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University of Denver

Announcement  •

To: DU faculty and staff members
From: Office of Internal Audit

Do you know what to do if you encounter a law or policy violation on the job?

As employees of the University of Denver, we all have responsibility for ethics and integrity. As covered in the University’s Code of Business Conduct, we are expected to report suspected violations of applicable laws, regulations, government contract and grant requirements, or University policies. You are also encouraged to contact the University if you merely have a question as to whether conduct is compliant. Absent your input, it is difficult for the University to meet its full compliance goal. 

DU makes it easy for you to report potential problems or raise questions through the Office of Internal Audit, and you can report anonymously if you prefer. Reporting options provided by DU’s contractor Lighthouse Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call the hotline at 866-780-0002 (English-speaking USA and Canada) or 800-216-1288 (Spanish-speaking USA and Canada); or visit our website for other reporting options.

If you suspect criminal activity on campus or see conduct that raises immediate safety concerns, you should contact Campus Safety at 303-871-3000 or call 911. 

All reports made are logged, reviewed and resolved appropriately, working through Internal Audit, General Counsel, Enterprise Risk Management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. 

Ethical conduct is at the core of the University’s mission and is critical to DU’s reputation. We fulfill our obligations and enhance our reputation by adhering to high standards of excellence and integrity in the performance of our duties. Unreported violations of laws and University policies can result in very real costs to the University. Some misconduct such as fraud or theft costs the University directly, but unreported noncompliance with laws can also potentially affect the University through fines, litigation costs and a damaged reputation. The University needs to and wants to hear about potential compliance problems. 

Thank you for your support.