Quincy University has a deep commitment to responsible stewardship of its financial resources as well as accountability for the support that enables the University to pursue its mission. The University is also committed to ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations to which it is subject; and to promulgating University policies and procedures to interpret and apply these laws and regulations in the University setting.
The University's internal controls and operating procedures are intended to identify and to prevent as well as detect and deter improper activities. However, while the University has adopted safeguards, errors in judgment and irregularities may occur. The University has a goal to detect and deter improper activities as soon as is practicable and to thus take remedial and/or corrective action as may be necessary.
It is important for all University employees, students, parents, alumni, and other individuals to feel free to report suspected, purported or actual wrongful conduct, without fear of any form of reprisal or retaliation. No one who, in good faith, reports a suspected or purported violation of law, policy or procedure will suffer any form of retaliation, or any adverse employment, academic or educational consequence as a result of providing such a report. It is the intention of the University to take whatever reasonable action that may be necessary to prevent retaliation against those who report suspected improper activities. To this end, "Policy Guidelines" have been established and are set forth hereinafter.