Confidential Hotline

Make an Anonymous Complaint or Report Criminal Activity using the EthicsPoint Confidential Hotline

Ethics PointEthicsPoint, Inc., a subsidiary of NAVEX Global, provides members of the Syracuse University community a simple, risk-free, anonymous and confidential way to report potential or suspected criminal activity on or near the Syracuse campus, or inappropriate, unethical, or fraudulent activity or behavior on the part of Syracuse faculty, staff, or volunteers. You can file a report on the EthicsPoint websites (see below) or by telephone through the EthicsPoint Call Center (866-384-4277). They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. EthicsPoint will walk you through a questionnaire where you will have the opportunity to fully and confidentially report your concerns.

This hotline reporting service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Syracuse University. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting complaints where maintaining the reporter’s anonymity is important.

The University encourages its employees to attempt to resolve problems or work-related issues with supervisors through established channels whenever possible.

Upon submission via the Internet or toll-free telephone call, your report will be carefully screened and promptly forwarded by EthicsPoint to Syracuse University’s Internal Audit Services, which will review the report and direct it to the most appropriate responsible senior management personnel to initiate an investigation (if deemed to be necessary). Internal Audit Services will monitor the progress and results of investigations conducted, and will provide periodic summarized reports of activity to the Chancellor and the Audit Committee of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.

All reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be given careful attention with the objective of correcting/responding to the situation being reported, provided it is submitted in good faith. We encourage reporters to complete the online questionnaire with as much information as you have available to enable University officials to begin an investigation.  We also ask that you return to this website within 10 days of filing a report using the Report Key assigned by EthicsPoint and your private password. The University may have information on your report, or may require further information from you in order to proceed with an investigation. In either case, your anonymity will be protected by EthicsPoint.

The University expects that reports submitted through the EthicsPoint system will be made in a good-faith effort to address legitimate issues needing correction, or to otherwise provide reliable information. Reports found to be intentionally false or misleading serve only to degrade the level of trust and openness with employees and other members of the University community. Such reports are unwelcome and violate the terms and conditions the reporter must agree to prior to submitting a report.

Related Syracuse University policy: Prohibition of Retaliation

Contact EthicsPoint

Report Complaints Regarding Inappropriate, Unethical, or Fraudulent Activity

Report Criminal Activity (on or near the Syracuse University campus)

Follow Up on a Complaint


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. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.