Dear Members of
the Ball State University Community:
faculty, staff, and students at Ball State University, it is our clear
commitment to abide by standards and codes of conduct and ethics that make us
exceptional and distinctive. We understand
that along with the privilege of membership within this community of scholars comes
the duty of upholding our community standards with best practices. Therefore, all members of the university community are expected
to: (1) comply with federal and state laws and regulations as well as university
policies, and (2) report to the university any violations of such laws,
regulations, policies, and other university-related misconduct.
assist the Ball State University community in maintaining our commitment to
community standards, we have partnered with EthicsPoint to create a whistleblower/reporting hotline to address issues that may extend beyond our internal policies and
procedures. EthicsPoint will enable community members to anonymously and
confidentially report potential issues in good faith for further review.
In order to
meet the demands of our continuously changing higher education environment, it
is our intent to provide this additional reporting pathway within our community
in order to safeguard our community from unanticipated issues that may emerge
outside of our current structures and to utilize such information for the protection
of our community and the improvement of our operations.
Each one of us
plays a daily role in regularly abiding by and promoting community best
practices and standards for the healthy growth and development of our university.
Thank you for your commitment to excellence at Ball State University.
Geoffrey S. Mearns