Southern Oregon University

Anonymous Fraud and Ethics Reporting



Employees are encouraged to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse to the Internal Auditor.

If you believe violations of policies or ethical standards may have occurred, there are three different ways to make your concerns known:

  • Tell a supervisor or the leadership of the department or unit. Southern Oregon University is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. Campus managers who receive notice of suspected or known fraud, waste, or abuse are required to report such matters to the Internal Auditor.
  • Contact the Internal Auditor directly:
  • Call 1-855-375-6776 or submit an online report through When employees do not feel comfortable discussing these matters directly with the Internal Auditor or campus management anonymous reports can be made through the fraud and ethics hotline, which is hosted by a third-party vendor, EthicsPoint. 


Whistleblower Protection

Employees who identify themselves and make a good faith report of suspected fraud, waste, or abuse are protected from retaliation in accordance with university policy and state law. The Internal Auditor follows up on all reports made, including those made through the hotline. Information is kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation and in accordance with applicable law.

Oregon Revised Statute 659A.199 regarding whistleblowing

Oregon Secretary of State webpage on Oregon Administrative Rules regarding whistleblowing

The Hotline 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 local authorities.