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Everyone plays a role in building a culture of integrity and trust at Stanford. You can do your part by raising awareness of any concerns you may have. 

Stanford policy prohibits retaliation against an individual who in good faith reports or provides information about concerns or suspected violations.

Helpline submissions may be made anonymously 

You can make an anonymous submission, but it is important to provide as much information as possible, as anonymous concerns can be difficult to fully investigate. If possible, include an anonymized method of contact, as we often need more information about what happened or who was involved. It may be difficult to move forward with an inquiry or investigation if we do not have sufficient information or a way to follow-up.

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Ethics and Compliance Helpline

"A situation in the office makes me uneasy."

"This appears to violate policy or the law."

"I don't know who to ask!"

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Examples of the types of issues you can raise through the Helpline include:

  • Conflicts of interest,
  • Workplace misconduct,
  • Environmental health and safety concerns,
  • Sexual harassment,
  • Theft or fraud,
  • Accounting irregularities,
  • Athletics compliance,
  • Violations of law, contract, or University policy

Violations of the University Code of Conduct should be reported to the Helpline, including retaliation.

Sample Concerns

  • Misuse of University Resources/Fraud Financial Misconduct - "One of my co-workers improperly used University funds for personal use."
  • Discrimination or Harassment - "I feel threatened by the actions of an individual in the workplace." 
  • Compliance with Laws, Policies, and Procedures - "This transaction violates University policy and/or federal regulations."
  • Conflict of Interest - "My faculty member may have a conflict of interest."
  • Research Misconduct - "One of my colleagues may have falsified research results."

Please note: The Ethics and Compliance Helpline is not a 24-hour service

To report criminal concerns (non-emergencies), please call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) 24/7 dispatch at (650) 329-2413.

To report emergencies, please call 911 or 9-911 on campus.

To report questions or concerns related to Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, please click here

If you have a question or concern, contact the Ethics and Compliance Helpline

Web Submission (can be made anonymously) - click the next red button below

Ethics and Compliance Helpline

Phone: 650-721-2667