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Whistle Blower Policy

Christian Brothers University is committed to providing all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, vendors, and guests with a safe and productive environment. If any member of the University community has reason to believe or reasonably suspect that the University or any of its agents is acting contrary to any applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations, or contrary to any established University policy, that person may report such action or activity without fear of reprisal or retaliation.

Any University employee or student with reasonable suspicion of such illegal or improper activity should notify the University's Director of Human Resources or the Director of Campus Safety to register a complaint.

Any vendor, guest or alumnus of the University, or any other interested person with reasonable suspicion of such illegal or improper activity should also notify the University's Director of Human Resources or the Director of Campus Safety to register a complaint.

After notification of alleged illegal or improper activity, the University's Human Resources Director will conduct a thorough investigation and recommend appropriate action, including possible termination and/or legal prosecution, to the University's President or, if more appropriate, to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. All such allegations shall be logged and kept under seal in the University's Director of Human Resources' Office.

Should retaliation actually occur, such act shall be considered a serious violation of University policy and will be dealt with appropriately and could result in termination. Encouraging others to retaliate is also a violation of this policy and will be dealt with as well. Those who file fraudulent or bad faith complaints pursuant to this policy will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action as well.

Reviewed by the President's Cabinet.

Approved on March 16, 2009

POLICY # W.2 from Christian Brothers University Policies and Procedures