Whistleblowing: Reporting Incidents of Fraud and Abuse
Niagara University has a responsibility for the stewardship of University resources and the private support that enables it to pursue its mission. The University is committed to compliance with the laws and regulations to which it is subject, as well as to enacting policies and procedures to enable administration, faculty, staff, students, and the public at large to assist in that compliance.
The University continually audits its internal controls and operating procedures to detect, prevent, and deter improper activities. However, even the best systems of control cannot provide absolute safeguards against irregularities. Intentional and unintentional violations of laws, regulations, policies and procedures may occur and may constitute improper activities. Therefore, individuals wishing to report violations or suspected violations may do so by sending a notice in any of the following ways:
- An e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous reports will be read but may, due to lack of accountability, be accorded less credibility; please include sufficient contact information so the report may be verified as needed.
- A personal visit, call, letter, or e-mail to the Niagara University General Counsel's Office.
- A personal visit, call, letter, or e-mail to the Niagara University Human Resources Department.
- For employees only: please follow the additional means described in Human Resources policy on Whistleblowing, P-45.
It is the responsibility of all University employees, students, and the expectation of parents, alumni, and other individuals to report violations or suspected violations of the law in accordance with the Niagara University “ Reporting Suspected Violation of the Law or University Policies."
No individual who in good faith reports a violation or suspected violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment or academic or educational consequence.