Villanova University is committed to upholding the highest standards of honest behavior, ethical conduct and fiduciary responsibility with respect to University funds, resources and property. The University also expects members of the University community to comply with all state, local and federal statutes, rules and regulations when conducting University business. To that end, the University prohibits and does not tolerate illegal, dishonest or fraudulent conduct of any nature. All members of the University community are expected to uphold this policy.
Violation of this Policy by students will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.
A complete copy of the Policy Prohibiting Illegal Dishonest or Fraudulent Conduct can be found at: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/hr/policies/university/illegalconduct.html.
Complaint Procedure, Investigation and Corrective Action
The University encourages any person who believes that an incident of illegal, dishonest or fraudulent conduct has been committed to report the incident immediately in accordance with the Complaint Procedure outlined in the Policy.
The University has also established a Hotline for reporting concerns on an anonymous basis at any time. The Hotline is provided through EthicsPoint, a third-party provider, and can be accessed at: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/35905/index.html
The University prohibits and does not tolerate retaliation against any individual who files a complaint of illegal, dishonest or fraudulent conduct; is involved as a witness or participant in the complaint or investigation process; or refuses to engage in illegal, dishonest or fraudulent conduct.