At Benedictine University, we strive for excellence. We understand that doing the right thing as well as doing things the right way is vitally important, and we believe that true excellence is reached only through means that adhere to the highest standards of integrity.
All members of the Benedictine University community are responsible for helping to create and maintain an environment characterized by high standards of ethical behavior and compliance with law and University policies. The University is subject to a wide range of laws, regulations and policies that govern its various activities; honest, informed and responsible conduct by faculty, staff, and business partners helps to assure that the University remains a law-abiding institution.
Benedictine University expects its trustees, officers, faculty, staff and business partners to advance the University’s mission of education guided by the Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage as part of the responsibility with which they are entrusted. All trustees, officers, faculty, staff and business partners are responsible not only to conduct themselves at all times so as to protect scrupulously the interests of Benedictine University, but also must do their best to observe and comply with all laws, rules and regulations and to avoid situations where their conduct may be called into question.
A message from Charlie Gregory...
The Board of Trustees approved the Benedictine University Conflicts of Interest Policy which requires all employees to do their best to avoid possible conflicts of interest between their personal activities and their University responsibilities. We each have an obligation to not make decisions for the University if our personal economic interests are directly affected by the outcome. The policy also requires employees to annually disclose any potential conflicts by completing a conflict of interest disclosure questionnaire. It is important to realize that while conflicts may occur, if disclosed, they can be managed appropriately.
Annually, all employees receive a copy of the policy and the disclosure questionnaire for review and completion. Even if all your answers about conflicts are negative, your response is required to assure that we are in compliance with the policy. Please complete and return it as instructed in the email.
In these days of increased scrutiny and accountability it is critical that our business practices are transparent and free from any question about motivation and dedication to the University’s mission. Our staff has the highest standards of business and personal ethics. With this policy and disclosure questionnaire, we will maintain those standards.Thank you,
Executive Vice President
|Office of Business and Finance Services-Compliance
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
|| Nancy Stoecker, Compliance Officer/Director of Internal Audit
||Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
On June 1, 2010, the Office of Business and Finance Services launched a confidential web-based tool to assist employees in reporting misconduct in the workplace. Employees may make an anonymous report by contacting the University’s Anonymous Reporting Line via telephone at (866) 326-2747 or internet at Benedictine University Compliance and Ethics Helpline www.ben.ethicspoint.com. Reports can be made 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
The establishment of this additional reporting mechanism does not take the place of reporting misconduct to your supervisor or any senior university official, but it provides an additional avenue of reporting and satisfies the University’s obligation for compliance with both federal and state law pertaining to the Whistleblower Act.