How to Report a Concern

Northeastern University expects all members of the community to conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards. All of our endeavors – including research, academic, business, athletic, community relations, and student affairs – must be grounded in ethical principles, conducted according to the utmost standards of integrity, and carried out in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and university policies.


The Anonymous & Confidential Reporting Hotline, hosted by EthicsPoint, provides an alternative channel for you to report activities that may involve unethical or otherwise inappropriate activity or behavior in violation of Northeastern University’s established policies and procedures. We expect reports submitted through the reporting hotline will be made in good faith to address legitimate issues or concerns. In accordance with the Whistleblower Policy, individuals who make a report in good faith shall not be subject to retaliation.


Visit Northeastern University’s EthicsPoint site to submit an Anonymous & Confidential Report [External]


Reports submitted to the Anonymous & Confidential Reporting Hotline will be forwarded to Audit & Advisory Services for review. The reporter should provide detailed information about their concern so the matter can be properly reviewed. Audit & Advisory Services will consult and forward the report to the appropriate University personnel based on the nature of the report. Reports will be investigated promptly and discreetly.


If you file a report through EthicsPoint, you are encouraged to return to the website or call back after five business days. The University may have information for you regarding your report or may request additional information that is necessary to complete an initial review.


If you have questions about the Anonymous & Confidential Reporting Hotline, please contact Audit & Advisory Services at 6173734041.


Members of the Northeastern community are encouraged to report concerns through the appropriate channels:

Faculty & Staff

Supervisor, Manager, Dean, Director, or Department Head
  • Northeastern Faculty & Staff are encouraged to report unethical or inappropriate conduct to superiors.

Ombuds Office