Columbia’s Commitment to Compliance and Ethics

Columbia University is committed to operating with integrity in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The University expects the highest standards of ethical conduct from the members of its community and is dedicated to upholding its reputation as one of the top academic and research institutions in the world.

Types of Concerns

Fraud and financial improprieties

Research misconduct

Discrimination or harassment

Conflict of interest

Breaches of confidentiality

Inappropriate use of University resources


"One of my co-workers may be improperly using University funds."

"I feel threatened by actions in the workplace."

"This transaction appears to be a violation of University policy and/or federal regulations."

"My supervisor appears to have a conflict of interest."

"One of my peers may have falsified research results."