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University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at SpringfieldUniversity of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Springfield


University Ethics Office

Human Resources Bldg., Rm. 20

One University Plaza, HRB 20

Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Ethics Help Line: 866-758-2146

Ethics Fax: 217-206-6211

Mission & Responsibilities


To be a partner, educator, and source of specialized guidance for the employees of the University. We will join with leaders of the University to promote compliance and the stewardship of University resources and other assets.


The University Ethics Office is the designated liaison to receive and, as necessary, coordinate and/or refer the investigation of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, or other violations of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. The University Ethics Office also responds to and conducts follow-up on inquiries received electronically and via the internally managed Toll-free Ethics Help Line. Furthermore, the University Ethics Office is responsible for the development and administration of mandatory ethics training, in addition to coordinating the Statement of Economic Interests filing process on an annual basis.

To help meet University goals and state and federal requirements, the University Ethics Office is designed to reduce unethical or illegal behavior of University employees, while improving:

    • employee decision making;
    • employee commitment;
    • the University work environment; and
    • reputation and image.