William and Mary

Reporting Concerns or Violations

The goal of a university compliance function is to help employees do their jobs in compliance with the law and university policies. But prevention isn't perfect; problems arise, whether because of honest mistakes, carelessness, unethical behavior, or confusion.  When this happens, the university will investigate the situation to find out what (if anything) went wrong, how we can fix it, and what we can do to keep it from happening again.

There are many ways for individuals to bring concerns or violations to light.   Information about the different reporting avenues is provided in the tables below.

You may also report any compliance concern to W&M’s Compliance and Policy Office, either by contacting a staff member or by email to .  All reports are taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, as described in the Reporting Procedure.*  Individuals making a report in good faith are protected from retaliation.

There are also some things that employees must report.  Information about mandatory reporting requirements is available.  

Complaint, Grievance, and Reporting Avenues for W&M

The procedures and mechanisms described here are, with a few exceptions, managed by or on behalf of W&M or the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Additional external mechanisms exist, for certain types of concerns.

A more detailed discussion of reporting and complaint procedures for discrimination and harassment complaints is available from the Office of Compliance and Policy or online.

This list was last updated in March 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the list, please contact the Chief Compliance Officer.