Dear UNT faculty and staff,
As a public institution of higher learning, we have a responsibility to set a high standard for integrity and ethical conduct. Our character as a caring institution reinforces this responsibility and is reflected in the ethical and honest ways we interact with students, the public, and each other.
The university has a robust compliance and ethics program including policies, procedures, and training to help us all make ethical decisions. This program is designed to promote a culture of integrity and accountability, and to provide guidance in how to achieve this goal. Ethical decision making guidance can be found in UNT’s online course on Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which must be reviewed annually.
One way you can help is to report possible instances of unethical or illegal misconduct. If you have information of fraud, waste, or abusive activities involving any university faculty member, employee, student, or other affiliate, you should report it right away. Examples include conflicts of interest, discrimination, fraud, misuse of university resources or information, NCAA violations, theft, or violations of safety rules or environmental laws.
We encourage you to first discuss any concerns with your supervisor or manager, but if you do not feel comfortable doing this, you can make a report through the UNT Trust Line.
The UNT Trust Line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through an independent third-party vendor. Reports can be made online, by phone at 1-877-606-9187, or by texting "Hello" to 940-340-5156 and can be anonymous. All reports will be reviewed by the University Integrity and Compliance office and, as appropriate, investigated by the university. UNT does not tolerate retaliatory action taken toward any person who, in good faith, reports, seeks guidance regarding compliance concerns, or participates in a compliance-related investigation.
UNT intends to cultivate an environment where open, honest communication is the expectation. If you have questions, please contact University Integrity and Compliance at [email protected] or 940-565-4142.
Thank you for the service you provide to UNT, our students, and our community.