What Is the Ethics Line?
Employees and students are encouraged to use the Ethics Line to report any behavior that is not right and not in line with our values of excellence.
Morehouse strongly endorse and support the Ethics Line for the following reason:
We wish to emphasize that the Morehouse Ethics Line is not meant to replace your speaking directly with your supervisor or the Office of Human Resources, Student Conduct, Internal Audit, or Institutional Compliance if you have a concern. There may be, however, instances where you may not feel comfortable using traditional reporting processes, and the Ethics Line provides an alternative reporting method. We encourage you to use the Ethics Line as an alternative if it becomes necessary.
At Morehouse, how we do business is as important as the business we do. So, if you have a concern about unethical activity in our work/school environment, please speak up. Talk with your supervisor or the Office of Human Resources. Or call the Ethics Line at 1-888-299-9540 or visit www.tnwinc.com/morehouse.
Why Should I Care?
If you see or suspect unethical or illegal activity, don’t ignore it. Express your concern. You could stop a friend from making a big mistake. If the situation doesn’t improve, discuss your concerns with the appropriate supervisor.
Think Before You Act
If you answer ‘yes” to any of these questions, the action is wrong. Don’t do it. If the answers aren’t clear, consult College policy or speak to a supervisor. When you do what’s right, you uphold our high standards and set a good example for others.
When You Call
Calls to the Ethics Line are managed by a third-party administrator. They provide a secure, confidential, and anonymous incident reporting and handling of all calls or reports to the Ethics Line service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individuals who call the Ethics Line’s toll free number (1-888-299-9540) will reach Ethics Line personnel who are specialists trained to ascertain the relevant information from the caller. All Ethics Line personnel pass extensive background checks and adhere to a strict confidentiality agreement. All Ethics Line Hotline information is kept in a secure and safe environment.
Callers will be asked to describe the suspected problem in as much detail as possible. Callers will not be required to identify themselves. Upon completion of the call, an incident report will be prepared and sent to the appropriate Morehouse officials.
Individuals who chose to report the incident online should go to the Morehouse TigerNet sign-in page and click on the “Integrity in Action” button in the upper right corner. Prompts will be displayed to capture the needed information.
Employees are encouraged to first report suspected unethical or improper behavior directly to their Supervisors or Managers, the Office of Human Resources, or the Provost. In addition, they may make reports directly to the Ethics and Compliance Officer or the Chief Audit Officer. Employees who do not feel comfortable with this reporting arrangement have the option of calling the Ethics Line or reporting the incident on-line.
Students are encouraged to first report suspected unethical or improper behavior to the Office of Student Services. Students who do not feel comfortable with this reporting arrangement have the option of calling the Ethics Line or reporting the incident on-line.
Non Retaliation Policy