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Office of
University Compliance and Ethics

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Helping Clemson Do the Right Thing

Clemson University is committed to holding ourselves and our community members to the highest standards of ethical and lawful conduct in all our academic and business activities. The Office of University Compliance and Ethics exists to help leadership, faculty, staff and students do the right thing.

Clemson is governed by an extensive and complicated collection of laws, rules and regulations. Compliance with this higher-education regulatory landscape is simply non-negotiable; indeed, compliance is everyone's responsibility. That means we are each responsible for: 

  • Knowing and understanding the policies, standards, laws, rules and regulations that apply to our area.
  • Reporting concerns in a timely manner.
  • Working together to resolve concerns.

The office of University Compliance and Ethics is your partner in successfully navigating your responsibilities on behalf of Clemson University.

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    Do you have a difficult decision to make?

    Detailed information can be found in the link below.

    Do you have a difficult decision to make? Can the Office of University Compliance and Ethics help? Whether taking action or observing someone else's actions, consider the following four questions: 1) Is it legal? 2) Does it comply with Clemson's values and policies? 3) Would you feel comfortable if the Board of Trustees, President, your Dean, supervisor, or colleagues knew about your decision? and 4) do you want to read about it in tomorrow's news? If your answer was no to any of the previous four questions, do not proceed with the action because there may be serious consequences. Explore alternatives with the appropriate resource team. If your answer to any of the previous four questions were not sure, ask for help! Contact your supervisor, compliance partner, General Counsel, or University Compliance.  

    Clemson University offers many options to ask for help or to raise a concern without fear of retaliation. Speak with your supervisor or other leadership, Ombuds, Office of General Counsel, Internal Audit, University Compliance and Ethics or the Ethics and Safety Hotline.