Report a Compliance Concern

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Columbia University is committed to operating with integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  The University does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report compliance concerns in good faith.  Columbia relies on you to speak up if you believe that you have observed unethical, illegal or suspicious behavior.  There are a number of resources available to individuals who have such a concern.  You may be able to discuss the concern with a supervisor or another responsible person in your own unit, or with one of the many specialized compliance offices around the University.

Reports may also be made anonymously by phone to the University Compliance Hotline:

Phone: (866) 627-3768


Non-Retaliation Policy: The University prohibits retaliation against those who report compliance or ethics concerns in good faith.  Read the full Non-Retaliation Policy.

Related Government Regulations:

Protection Against Retaliation

In addition, in 2013 the federal government enacted a pilot program, which underwent a permanent extension in 2016, regarding protections for employees against reprisal for certain whistleblowing activities in connection with federal grants and contracts.

  • Public Law 114-261, December 14, 2016 (establishing the permanent extension of the Pilot Program for Enhancement of Whistleblower Protection from Reprisal for Disclosure of Certain Information)

A printable summary of the program’s provisions can be found here.

See also:

Columbia's Code of Conduct course in Rascal