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Report Ethics Violations

The prevention of fraud and abuse and the minimization of waste is the responsibility of every Texas A&M University employee. When Texas A&M University employees have information about dishonest, unethical or criminal activities that might affect a Texas A&M System member, it is their responsibility to report that information. Reportable activities include, but are not limited to, theft, corruption, misuse of System vehicles and/or equipment, and conflicts of interest. See Texas A&M University System Policies 07.01, Ethics Policy, TAMUS Employees (PDF)  and 21.04, Control of Fraud and Fraudulent Actions (PDF)  .

See the Texas A&M University Ethics Policy.

To report suspected incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse:

According to Texas A&M University System Policy 21.04, “except for reportable theft incidents, which shall be reported to local law enforcement …an employee shall notify his or her supervisor, the CEO, or the Chief Auditor.”

  • If you witness or have knowledge of a reportable theft, notify the University Police Department at (979) 845-2345.
  • The Texas A&M System has established the Risk and Misconduct Hotline, a phone and web-based reporting system operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, that provides a way to anonymously report instances of suspected wrongdoing. If you have factual information suggestive of wrongdoings by any A&M System member, employee, student, or other affiliate, you may submit a report at the website: Risk and Misconduct Hotline  or call toll-free 888-501-3850.

In addition, to report fraud, waste, and/or abuse occurring at other Texas State agencies, colleges, or universities contact the Texas State Auditor’s Office:

All reports may remain anonymous.

Additional information can be found at University Risk and Compliance.