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Reporting Inappropriate Actions or Misconduct

Chapman University is committed to excellence at all levels and strives to support its community in practicing the highest levels of ethical conduct. To facilitate this process, Chapman University has selected EthicsPoint, Inc. to assist its faculty, staff and students in reporting activities which may involve misconduct or violations of University policies.

What is EthicsPoint?

EthicsPoint is your anonymous and confidential reporting tool to communicate misconduct and promote a positive work environment.  Addressing misconduct and other concerns in the work place early on will help minimize negative morale issues and financial impact to your organization, its employees, students, and vendors.

When Should EthicsPoint Be Used?

EthicsPoint should be used for situations, events or actions by individuals or groups that you believe carry a negative impact on Chapman University’s reputation and financial well-being or are detrimental to productivity or personal safety.  Frivolous or unfounded reports do not help foster a positive workplace.

If you are uncertain if a situation violates University policy, is illegal or constitutes harassment or discrimination, please use EthicsPoint to obtain clarification. However, EthicsPoint should not be used for immediate threats to life or property.  These types of reports should be directed to 911.

How to Make a Report via EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint is carefully designed to maintain your confidentiality and anonymity at every step.  Attached below is a step-by-step instructional guide to help ensure that you do not inadvertently compromise its safeguards

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Additional Information

  • Your name is not required to make a report.
    •  Chapman University will treat the investigation of any report as a confidential matter. Reports submitted to EthicsPoint, Inc. will be forwarded to the proper University officials for review.
  • Remember to return to this web site within 10 business days of filing a report.
    • Use the Report Key assigned by EthicsPoint and your private password as shown in Step 3. The University may require additional information from you prior to proceeding with an investigation. Your anonymity will be protected by EthicsPoint.
  • Chapman University considers employee concerns very important and desires your cooperation in resolving such issues.
    • However, this hotline service does not replace or supersede existing reporting methods at Chapman University. Employees are encouraged to bring concerns directly to their supervisor, Human Resources, or other campus entities as appropriate.
  • Employees are expected to use good judgment in the use of this reporting system.
    • It is also a violation of the University policy for any employee or student to make a baseless allegation of fraudulent or inappropriate conduct with the intent to cause harm to another individual.


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Important Notice Regarding Whistleblowers

This hotline should not be used to report research integrity issues, student conduct issues or human resources matters, involving discrimination and harassment or other employee relations issues. Matters of this nature usually cannot be appropriately addressed when the complainant chooses to remain anonymous, and Chapman University may not be able to investigate such allegations in an anonymous report. Instead these matters should be reported directly to one of the following offices as appropriate:

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
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.

Ethics Anonymous Reporting Helpline

Chapman University has contracted with an outside provider, Ethicspoint, Inc. to receive reports regarding concerns over financial irregularities (and similar ethics related matters).

For more information on when and how to report, refer to the Ethical Concerns Brochure.

Click below to file a report.