UVU affirms its commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards, as expressed in our Code of Conduct. Each department is responsible for upholding the rigorous ethical demands imposed by law and university policy as they carry forward the University's mission and strategic plan. The Compliance Office is here to help.

"A shared commitment to ethical behavior is essential to the University's success in fulfilling its mission to serve students, conduct its business activities, strengthen its professional reputation for excellence, and maintain the public's trust."

-President's Council Statement on Ethical Conduct

Fall Campus

What Compliance Offers

  1. Advice.  Delivers issue- or project-specific compliance assistance and advice to university compliance partners (everyone!).
  2. Tracking.  Maintains an inventory/matrix of evolving compliance obligations and deadlines to ensure proper ownership of each obligation.
  3. Coordination. Coordinates the University's compliance activities (laws, regulations, contractual requirements) across operational units.
  4. Assessment. Proactively researches and disseminates information on emerging compliance issues and processes.
  5. Conflict of Interest Management. Oversees the University’s annual conflict of interest disclosure process and implements management plans as necessary.
  6. Reporting. Assists in managing and investigating compliance-related complaints made through EthicsPoint, the reporting hotline, or directly to the Compliance Office.
  7. Communication. Develops and improves communication to the community on compliance issues and opportunities.
  8. Training. Promotes training and professional development of campus compliance partners, and helps identify training gaps.

How Compliance Works

 The University advances its education mission from a foundation of ethical conduct and professional compliance across the university enterprise. We do this by implementing the Federal Sentencing Commission's best practice guidelines for effective compliance.

U.S. Sentencing Commission best practice principles for effective compliance programs

Housed in the Office of General of General Counsel, the University Compliance Office helps operationalize the best practice guidelines through a three-tiered compliance program structure.


UVU compliance three-tiered structure image