As part of our services to campus, we coordinate concerns raised by individuals who believe a member of our UT Austin community has violated a law, regulation, policy, or acted in an unethical manner. If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please dial 911.
All members of our UT community can help to make sure the University conducts its business with honesty and integrity. To help, you should report all instances of possible violations of law, regulations and University policy. University Compliance Services provides several ways for you to report these violations without fear of retaliation.
What is a reportable violation?
Examples of reportable violations include illegal or fraudulent activity, financial misstatements or irregularities, conflicts of interest, unethical conduct, and violations of laws, rules or regulations. If you have questions as to whether an action is reportable or not, please contact us.
How can I report a violation?
There are several methods for reporting suspected compliance and ethics violations. The Compliance and Ethics Web Form and toll-free Hotline are managed by Lighthouse Services, an independent company, and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Reports submitted through the Web Form or Hotline are then forwarded to the appropriate university officials who will promptly address the allegations. If contact information is provided by the reporting party, he or she may be contacted for further information or may request updates on the investigation.
Hotline website: utexas.edu/hotline
Hotline phone: english 877-507-7321 | espanol 800-216-1288
Hotline e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
UCS office phone: 512-232-7055
US mail: 1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste 2.206, Austin, TX 78701
Campus mail: UTA 2.206 Mail Code D9200
You may choose to make reports anonymously, but please keep in mind that we may not have a way to contact you should we have additional questions. The University will maintain confidentiality within the confines of the law, but all information submitted to the Compliance and Ethics Hotline is publicly available through the Texas Public Information Act.
Protection from Retaliation
It is the policy of the University of Texas System not to retaliate against those who report suspected wrongdoing. See UTS131 – Protection from Retaliation for Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing.
What if I have questions, but I'm not ready to report?
For any questions you may have about compliance or ethics, please contact University Compliance Services. We will be happy to assist you.
UCS Office Phone: 512-232-7055
US Mail: 1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste 2.206, Austin, TX 78701
Campus Mail: UTA 2.206, Mail Code D9200