Ethics and Compliance Hotline

Office of Compliance

What is the purpose of the Ethics and Compliance Hotline?

The purpose of the Ethics and Compliance Hotline is to provide a way for students and employees to report alleged violations of ethics or compliance when anonymity is required. See examples of the types of reports appropriate for the Ethics and Compliance Hotline. All other issues should be reported using the "UT Systemwide Compliance Hotline" or "UT System Reporting Options," below.

Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 877-507-7318

Online Reporting Form

Do NOT use the Ethics and Compliance Hotline or the Online Reporting Form for EMERGENCIES, situations requiring IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, or CRIMES being committed. Instead, dial 911 or 800.UT.TYLER, or use the Student Counseling Center Crisis Hotline 903-566-7254.

Direct Reporting Options

Alternatively, you may directly contact a member of the Hotline Triage Team, either via telephone or in person. Those team members include:

  • Donny Henry, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Deronda Baughman, Compliance Specialist
  • Jaquitta Burks, Compliance Manager
  • Stephen Ford, Chief Audit Executive
  • Gracy Buentello, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Lindsey Birdsong, Deputy Chief Legal Officer

Contact information for each can be found on Compliance Leaders and Related Contacts.

UT Systemwide Compliance Hotline

In the event that the alleged wrongdoing is significant or widespread, or applies to the UT System as a whole, individuals may alternatively submit a report through UT Systemwide Compliance Hotline.

UT System Reporting Options

UT System Chief Audit Executive
J. Michael Peppers
UT System Audit Office
702 Colorado Street, CLB 3.100
Austin, TX 78701
512.499.4390
mpeppers@utsystem.edu

UT System Ethics Officer
Jason King
Systemwide Compliance
210 W. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78701
512.499.4465
jking@utsystem.edu

The Ethics and Compliance Hotline is NOT for complaints!

Submit complaints as follows:

Suspected Fraud, Waste or Abuse:
800-TX-AUDIT (800-892-8348)
State Auditor's Office

Title IX Issues:
903.565.5760
Title IX

Faculty Issues:
903.566.7103
Faculty Resources

Non-Grade Appeal Academic Student Complaints:
903.566.7103
Academic Student Complaints

Reporters and complainants who report in good faith are protected from retaliation. For more information, please see Protection from Retaliationfor Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing.