At Wellesley College, we are committed to upholding the highest standard of ethical behavior. We have made a concerted effort to provide faculty, staff, and members of our unions with effective means to report work-related concerns, including compliance and ethical issues. Currently, employees are encouraged to report such concerns by contacting their supervisor, a Human Resources representative, or the College’s Ombudsperson. In addition to these established methods, we have implemented a Compliance Hotline to be used by those who might not feel comfortable speaking with their supervisor, a Human Resources representative, or the Ombudsperson. Matters involving sexual misconduct, discrimination on the basis of sex, or discrimination on the basis of a disability can be reported directly to the Wellesley College Title IX/504 Coordinator. The Compliance Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-269-6176.
The hotline is managed by Compliance Line. Individuals who choose to report an issue via the hotline will not be required to provide their name. If requested by the caller, a Compliance Line support services team member may return the call to gather more information. Compliance Line support services will advise the College’s General Counsel to alert the College about a reported issue. Upon notification, Counsel will contact the appropriate College administrators to evaluate the issue and proceed with any next steps, which may include a formal or informal investigation. As part of such an inquiry, employees may be asked to provide information that could help the College fully investigate and remedy the situation.
Wellesley College strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, makes a report to the Compliance Hotline or participates in any related investigations. This is documented in several policies, including the College's Whistle Blower Policy. We will take appropriate disciplinary actions (up to and including termination of employment) against anyone who engages in retaliatory conduct.
Thank you for your efforts to ensure that Wellesley College remains a safe and ethical place for work, study, and service.