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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. 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 emergencies. Please call or text 988 if you are experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. For non-emergency situations involving potential crimes, contact the NC State Police Department at (919) 515-3000.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Confidentiality: Neither NC State nor the outside vendor tracks the origin of online reports. 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.
    • Even when submitting an anonymous report, 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.
    •  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 through EthicsPoint (if the reporter remained anonymous). Anonymous reporters can provide their email address to receive updates or questions from compliance personnel while cases are being handled, and the anonymous reporter’s email address remains confidential and is never known by staff.
    • After submitting a report, the reporter will be given a “report key” and password. Write this information down and keep it in a safe place. You can use this information to log back into EthicsPoint to see the status of the case and to see if compliance personnel have asked you any questions.
    • Information provided in the report will be kept confidential to the extent possible. However, compliance personnel or the referred unit may need to share information with others, including the subject of the complaint, (i) on a strict need to know basis to review, investigate, and resolve the reported concern, (ii) if someone’s safety or legally protected rights are at risk, or (iii) where required by law.  
  • If there is a University office designated to review or investigate the type concern reported, the concern will be forwarded to that office, e.g., Title IX sexual discrimination complaints will be referred to OIED. Internal issues within Colleges will likely be sent to relevant College administration.
  • Retaliation is prohibited. NC State is committed to protecting individuals who report concerns. Reporting suspected violations of laws, policies, regulations, or rules is a protected activity. Any adverse action (including intimidation, threats, or coercion) taken against an individual because the individual reported a concern constitutes retaliation and is strictly prohibited. For more information on Whistleblower Protections, please see the 3D Memo from the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
  • Due to the confidential or sensitive nature of most of the reports received, the University Compliance Officer is generally unable to provide reporters with the results of any review or investigation.
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