Compliance and Ethics

The Office of Compliance and Ethics elevates and enhances the NDUS culture of compliance and ethical conduct by increasing the visibility, effectiveness and support of compliance activities on each campus and throughout the System.


The Office of Compliance and Ethics promotes a working environment which reflects the NDUS commitment to maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in the conduct of its operations. NDUS Compliance and Ethics programs include formal training, informal outreach and education and various opportunities for communication and collaboration.  These programs are designed to nurture an organizational culture of respect and honesty while encouraging compliance and ethics consciousness in the daily activities of its faculty and staff employees.


Compliance and Ethics Concerns and Questions

The Office of Compliance and Ethics accepts and coordinates concerns raised by individuals who suspect a member of our system has violated a law, regulation or policy, or has acted in an unethical manner. This can include suspicions of illegal or fraudulent activity, financial misstatements or irregularities, conflicts of interests, unethical conduct, and violations of laws, rules or regulations.


Healthy organizational cultures encourage reports of all types of concerns. NDUS Employees are our greatest resource for identifying issues, improving compliance and preventing and detecting fraud. There are options for reporting concerns or suspected compliance and ethics violations:




Concerned about a possible policy violation or ethical dilemma?

The NDUS Compliance and Ethics Office provides an online reporting form for initiating reports of possible violations or ethical concerns. This form is sent directly to the Office for processing and investigation.

Do you suspect possible fraud, theft, waste and abuse?

The Eide Bailly Fraud Hotline is a 24-hour anonymous service for reporting fraud, theft, waste, and abuse. Reports are forwarded to the hotline contact of the campus named in the report and to the NDUS Compliance and Ethics Office. Call 1-866-912-5378 or file an online report.


Looking for more compliance information or have a general question?

Use the direct compliance email for general questions about compliance or ethics, requests for additional information or resources, or a referral to a more specific NDUS function.






It Can Happen Anywhere – Recent Violations at US Higher Education Institutions

Compliance violations, unethical behavior and fraud can occur at any institution. See the following links to recent events involving other US higher education institutions:


Resource links to NDUS policies and procedures: