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Institutional Compliance

» Reporting of 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. EthicsPoint offers you an anonymous and confidential reporting tool to communicate misconduct and promote a positive work environment.

To file a report you may use any of the following:

  • Click on the appropriate category from the Make a Report menu on the below.
  • Call the EthicsPoint hotline at (888) 493-1870
    (toll free in the US and Canada).

Persons making reports are not required to provide their names, and 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.

Chapman University encourages you to return to this web site within 10 business days of filing a report using the Report Key assigned by EthicsPoint and your private password. 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.

Chapman University assures that reports submitted via EthicsPoint will be handled promptly and discretely. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential breaches of Chapman University’s policies or seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches. Reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be given careful attention by Chapman University.

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.

+ - How To Make a Report

Click on the appropriate Category Below

Academic Affairs

Academic misconduct; Cheating/plagiarism; Credential misrepresentations

Athletics Fraudulent Activities; Misuse of assets, players, or endorsements; Recruiting misconduct; Scholarship or financial aid misconduct; or other similar matters
Environmental Health & Safety Environmental pollution (air, water, hazardous waste); Sabotage or vandalism; Unsafe working conditions
Financial Matters Accounting, auditing or internal control issues; Conflict of interest; Donor stewardship; Theft/ embezzlement; Falsification of contracts, reports, or records; Fraud, waste or abuse/ misuse of university resources; Improper supplier or contractor activity; or other financial issues. 

Human Resources

Benefits abuses; Payroll or time abuse

Information Security

Data privacy and security, malicious or inappropriate use of technology; Misuse of university resources or technology; Software piracy/ copyright infringement

Public Safety

Campus Security

Research Human or animal welfare concerns; Intellectual property infringement, misappropriation or disclosure; Researcher's conflict of interest; Research grant misconduct/ misappropriation of costs; scientific misconduct 


Events, actions, or situations not described above, excluding categories listed below.

Follow-up on a Report 

+ - Important Notice Regarding Whistleblowers

This hotline should not be used to report student conduct issues or human resources matters, involving discrimination and harassment. 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 Hotline

Chapman University has contracted with an outside provider, Ethicspoint, Inc. to receive reports regarding concerns over financial irregularities (and similar ethics related matters) . Click below to see how to file a report.