The University Ethics and Compliance Office will support administration of the System and its universities in fulfilling their missions in an environment based on ethical conduct and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and guidance. The University Ethics and Compliance Office is the designated liaison to receive and, as necessary, coordinate and/or refer the investigation of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, or other violations of applicable laws, rules or guidelines.

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All university employees must complete sexual misconduct training, "Haven for Faculty and Staff" hosted by our vendor, Everfi between:

March 1 - April 7, 2017

Email instructions for accessing the course will be sent to employee university email accounts on March 1, 2017. The course will remain available until 5pm central time on April 7, 2017. Employees who have not fully completed all coursework at the deadline will be considered noncompliant and face internal discipline. Please watch your university email and designate at least one hour to complete this coursework during the designated training period.

See the Sexual Misconduct Training section of our website for additional information regarding the Haven for Faculty and Staff training.


The Office of the Secretary of State will begin the annual Statement of Economic Interests process with a mailing to the home addresses of required filers March 15, 2017.  To comply with the IllinoisState Officials and Employees Ethics Act, the University Ethics and Compliance Office will also be emailing required filers with instructions to return all Statements of Economic Interests to our office for review and forwarding to the Office of the Secretary of State.  All Statements of Economic Interests must be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State by May 1, 2017 to avoid fines.  To learn more about the process and the criteria to file, please visit the Statement of Economic Interests section of our website.


Have you ever received a gift from a colleague or vendor and wondered whether or not you could keep it? If so, we have developed a 5 minute video that explains gift acceptance by university employees.

Please visit our 5 Minute Video page to view the other informative videos and print the resources pages with quick facts corresponding to the video content.