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How to Report a Concern

NSU has selected an external hotline vendor, NAVEX Global, to provide employees with an additional method for reporting good faith concerns that may involve improper conduct including violations of law or university policies and procedures. Calls to the hotline are anonymous unless the Reporting Individual wishes to leave his/her contact information.

NSU considers employee concerns very important and desires your cooperation in resolving such issues. However, the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at NSU, including but not limited to those described in the faculty and employee handbooks, manuals and policies and procedures.

Good Faith Reports of suspected Improper Conduct engaged in by a university employee (who is not also the Reporting Individual) based upon a good faith and reasonable belief that the conduct has both occurred and is wrongful under applicable law, regulation, and/or university policy.

  • Emergencies: The Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline is not appropriate for emergencies or immediate threats to life or property.
  • Academic Matters: In order to resolve academic grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner, students are asked to consult their respective college or school catalog or student handbook for information on the appropriate grievance procedures. Please refer to the NSU Student Complaint Process website.
  • Nonacademic Student Affairs Matters: Students are encouraged to report to the Division of Student Affairs at (954) 262-7295 during office hours. Please refer to the NSU Division of Student Affairs website.

Reports submitted via the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline will be made available only to specific individuals with the university who are charged with evaluating the report, based on the nature of the asserted improper conduct. All reports will be considered and, where appropriate investigated.

Due to the nature of certain questions or concerns, the university may be limited with respect to the action it may be able to take in response to a report if the employee submitting the report does not wish to make his or her identity known. However, it should be noted that in some circumstances, your identity may nevertheless become apparent. For example, this may occur where the particular facts of a report suggest that it must have come from one person, or the Reporting Individual’s identity becomes clear, during the course of the evaluation of the report

No retaliatory action will be taken against any employee for reporting or inquiring about a concern that may involve improper conduct engaged in by a university employee (who is not also the reporting individual) based upon a good faith and reasonable belief that the conduct has both occurred and is wrongful under applicable law, regulation, and/or university policy. Please see Non-Retaliation Policy page for details.

After you complete the report the Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline representative will supply you with a report number, and ask you call back after 10 business days. Using the report number, you may check your report for feedback or questions.

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