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EthicsPoint Hotline

The University’s EthicsPoint Hotline is an anonymous, 24/7 resource for reporting concerns about legal or policy violations or unethical conduct. By reporting your concerns, you can help support the University’s commitment to promoting integrity and compliance.

There are two options for reporting concerns to the EthicsPoint Hotline:

The Hotline should not be used to report emergencies or crimes in progress. Please call 911. For non-emergency situations involving potential crimes, contact the NC State Police Department at (919) 515-3000 or 911.

Additional Information

  • Retaliation for reporting concerns is prohibited and taken very seriously. If you believe you have experienced retaliation, you may report your concern to the Hotline. For more information on Whistleblower Protections, please see the 3D Memo from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
  • For concerns that do not require anonymity, you are encouraged to first report those concerns to your supervisor, higher-level department management, or the University office designated to receive those types of concerns.
  • The University recognizes the need for anonymous reporting for those individuals who do not wish to be identified when reporting concerns. The University uses an outside vendor for EthicsPoint reports. The vendor receives your report and sends it to the University without identifying information, unless you choose to provide it. Neither NC State nor the outside vendor tracks the origin of online reports. 
  • You are not required to enter your name or contact information when submitting a report through EthicsPoint. However, please provide as much detailed information about your concern as possible. Due to the nature of certain reports, NC State may be limited in its ability to follow-up on anonymous reports where it cannot ask additional questions of the reporting party.
  • If there is a designated University office that reviews and/or investigates the concern that is reported, it will be forwarded to that office.
  • Due to the confidential or sensitive nature of most of the reports received, the Compliance Officer is generally unable to provide reporters with the results of any review or investigation.
  • Should the university need more information or have follow-up questions, a University official may contact the reporter directly (if provided the reporter contact information) or will contact the reporter through EthicsPoint (if the reporter remained anonymous).
  • While the university cannot guarantee complete confidentiality, to the extent allowed by law and in accordance with university policies, information provided in the report including the reporter’s information if provided) will be kept private. However, university personnel may need to share information with university officials with a business need to know the information to review the reported concern, or other individuals to protect safety or rights, or in response to other legal requirements.