Vassar’s Commitment to Ethics and Compliance
Vassar College is a community that exists based on shared values and principles. All members of this campus community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Vassar College Regulations.
Each member of the College community bears responsibility for their ethical conduct and compliance with applicable laws and College policies and directives and to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. These standards are embodied within a set of core values, including integrity, social justice, respect, community, and responsibility.
When community members fail to exemplify these five values, the College provides several channels for confidential reporting of activities that may involve unethical or illegal activities or violations of College policies, including the College’s Policy on Reporting Improper or Unlawful Activities and Prohibition of Retaliation. Retaliation against anyone who reports a concern violates Vassar’s policies and principles and will not be tolerated. We encourage you to first contact your supervisor, manager, or area coordinator. They are often in the best position to answer questions and take action. If you don’t feel comfortable raising a concern with your supervisor, manager, or area coordinator (or if your concern relates to them, or if you have previously told them but the issue has not been remedied), there are several ways you can report your concern:
- Dean of the Faculty office
- Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action / Title IX
- Human Resources
- Campus Safety
- Student Living and Wellness/Student Conduct office
The College also receives concerns reported through the NAVEX/EthicsPoint system, a third-party service where reports can be made anonymously. We will review any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint following current College procedures, including those described in the College Regulations, Faculty Handbook, Administrative Handbook, or staff employment contracts. EthicsPoint does not supersede any existing reporting methods or protocols at Vassar College, and we encourage you to report concerns to the resources listed above directly.
EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service:
Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact your local authorities.