Whistleblower Hotline

The Whistleblower Hotline is a tool where the University community can, in good faith, report misconduct, fraud, waste or abuse of University resources. For more information on Whistleblower's rights, visit these sites:

  • Alabama Code sections 36-26A-1 through 7 State Employee Protection (Whistleblowers) (See Useful Links)
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) - Whistleblower Protection (See Useful Links)
  • USA's Whistleblower and Non-Retaliation Policy (See Whistleblower Policy Link in left navigation)

What to Report?

You can report any suspected offenses of fraud, theft, waste, abuse or violations of University policies and/or State or Federal laws via the University of South Alabama Whistleblower Hotline which is hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint

Reportable offenses also include:

  • Unethical Reporting of Information and/or Financial Transactions
  • Embezzlement
  • Payroll Fraud or Time Sheet Abuse
  • Contract or Procurement Violations
  • Misuse of Donor Funds
  • Funded Grant Violations
  • Kickbacks or Bribes
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics Violations
  • Inappropriate Use of Technology
  • Endangerment to Public Health or Safety
  • Research Misconduct or Medical Ethics Violations
  • Inappropriate Use of Intellectual Property
  • Athletic Misconduct— e.g. gambling, improper gifts, recruiting misconduct, scholarship or financial aid misconduct


 How to Report Misconduct

To report a concern please click here or call 1-844-666-3599.

When to Report?

As soon as you believe misconduct has occurred.

Can I Submit an Anonymous Complaint?

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.