Lawful, Ethical, and Respectful Behavior
Millikin University is committed to being an institution characterized by lawful, ethical, and respectful treatment of its students, employees, and community. For this reason, we have long encouraged members of the university to make any concerns known to the university. Whether these concerns relate to discrimination, harassment, campus safety or confidential crime reporting, legal violations, or ethical concerns – the doors of university administrators, supervisors, and Human Resources are always open.
For these occasions, the university participates in a service called the Campus Conduct Hotline. It is designed to enable employees to anonymously express concerns about possible violations of university educational and employment policies as articulated in the employee and student handbooks. The Campus Conduct Hotline system is available for your use around the clock, seven days a week toll-free at 866.943.5787. Because the Hotline is operated by an independent organization, any calls made through this Hotline are completely confidential and anonymous.
Using this reporting service is easy. If you have a question or concern about a possible violation of our policies or the law, I encourage you to express your concerns to Human Resources, Student Development, your supervisor, or any other appropriate university administrator. However, if you do not feel comfortable doing so, simply dial toll-free to 866.943.5787 to report your concern anonymously to the Campus Conduct Hotline.
Once you have dialed the toll-free number, here is how the reporting and follow-up processes will work:
- Your call will be greeted promptly and courteously by a person who makes certain you understand the Campus Conduct Hotline program and how it functions.
- At the beginning of the interview, you will be provided with a five digit, randomly generated case number that you should use to check back for updates and requests for additional information. Be sure to write this number down for future reference.
- You will then be interviewed about the question or concern that is on your mind.
- Your interview will not be recorded. Instead, the interviewer will type notes of your conversation. Callers are not required to identify themselves.
- Within one business day of your call, a summary of the interview will be forwarded to the appropriate University official – usually the Director of Human Resources or Dean of Student Development. Our goal is to respond back to you within five business days.
- To receive your response, you will need to call back and provide the five digit case number that was assigned to you. You might be asked to provide additional information or to call back at a later date. You may check back for updates until your case is closed.
Because of the built-in confidentiality, it is important that you try to be as specific as possible about the information you provide. For example, the name of the department or individual that you are calling about will be needed.
Please call back in five business days to see if any additional information is needed. If you would like someone to contact you directly, please leave your name, telephone number, and time you prefer to be called.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of behavior in our workplace. If you have general questions about how the Campus Conduct Hotline works, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources directly at 217.362.6416.