Faculty Handbook

Hotline for Reporting Misconduct

Michigan State University has implemented a hotline (1-800-763-0764) and web reporting portal to help maintain adherence to ethical practices. Both methods are available 24/7/365 and enable one to report known or suspected misconduct at Michigan State University related to fiscal matters, conflicts of interest, employment, medical/HIPAA, research, safety, athletics, discrimination/harassment, privacy, retaliation, or any other area of legal, policy, or ethical concern not specifically listed. One can choose to remain anonymous or provide their name and contact information.

MSU takes all reports of harassment and discrimination, including relationship violence, and sexual misconduct, seriously. MSU's Anti-Discrimination Policy and Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibit discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender (including relationship violence and sexual misconduct), gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight.

Individuals can report incidents of harassment and discrimination to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) by completing the online Public Incident Reporting Form or by calling OIE at 517-353-3922 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The expanded Misconduct Hotline does not replace the University Reporting Protocols regarding child abuse, sexual assault or child pornography or the mandatory reporting requirements regarding relationship violence and sexual misconduct. While such issues may be referred to the Misconduct Hotline, employees are also required to follow the appropriate reporting protocols. The child abuse reporting protocols are available at the Human Resources website and the mandatory reporting protocols for incidents of relationship violence and sexual misconduct are detailed in the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

The University prohibits retaliation against any individual who makes a report in good faith of known or suspected misconduct. All employees should report any known or suspected misconduct immediately.