File an Ethics Complaint

Employees are always encouraged to initially discuss concerns with his or her supervisor.  However, if an issue cannot be resolved or an employee believes there are instances of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, conflicts of interest, lack of compliance or other violations of federal law, state law, contractual agreements or University policy, there are several avenues to report your concern.

Internal University Contacts

University Ethics Office

Michelle Taylor, University Ethics Officer:

Please complete the SIU Ethics Complaint Form [pdf] and send to:

  • Email:
  • Mail:  University Ethics Officer
    900 S. Normal Ave., MC 6810
    Woody Hall, Rm. 491
    Carbondale, IL 62901
  • If you wish to remain anonymous you may contact the University Ethics Office via the Hotline:  844-597-6463.

The University has also designated a campus contact person to assist as needed. In addition, employees may also reach out to any of the campus contacts listed below.

SIU Carbondale  
Tracy Bennett
Labor and Employee Relations
Anthony Hall Room 212
MC 4319
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-2474

SIU Edwardsville
Venessa Brown
Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Rendleman Hall 3116
Campus Box 1020
Edwardsville, IL 62026
(618) 650-5867

SIU School of Medicine
Katherine Cohen
Executive Director of Compliance
201 East Madison
MC 9683
Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 545-8532

External Reporting Agency

Office of Executive Inspector General
69 West Washington, Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(866) 814-1113 (Toll-free hotline)
(888) 261-2734 (TTY)
(312) 814-5479 (Fax)