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Compliance Reporting Hotline

Welcome to the Colorado State University System Reporting Hotline

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If you are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, please dial 911.

The CSUS Commitment

The CSU System provides the Compliance Reporting for employees, students, and constituents to report issues, in good faith, regarding compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.

This Reporting Hotline allows anyone to report issues anonymously if they wish to do so. The issues reported will be reviewed by the appropriate officials to determine if further investigation and actions are warranted.

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Reporting Directly to the State of Colorado

Fraud involves intentional acts to obtain unauthorized or unlawful gain, such as theft or embezzlement. The fraud reporting hotline of the Office of the State Controller allows employees and other citizens to report alleged fraudulent acts involving state agencies and institutions of higher education.

You may also report suspected fraud, waste and abuse to the State of Colorado Fraud Hotline Website:, or phone, 303.886.6244.

Frequently Asked Questions


    What is reportable?

    The Reporting and Compliance Hotline may be used to report the following types of issues:

    • Conflicts of interest or fiscal misconduct by CSU System or employees
    • Violations of federal or state law or regulations
    • Serious or recurring violations of Board of Governors policy, or applicable institutional policy, in the performance of official duties
    • Research or scientific misconduct
    • Waste of resources, funds or property
    • Serious or recurring abuse of official authority
    • Public safety issues
    • Animal Care and Welfare Concerns
    The following are examples of issues that are not appropriate for reporting:

    • Course/teaching evaluations
    • Employee evaluations
    • Immediate threats to persons or property (please contact the police immediately).
    • Personal opinions of faculty or staff
    • Salary administration
    • Any in-progress crime, and any crimes against persons such as assault, threats, etc. These should be reported to the local or campus Police immediately by dialing 911.

    How Can I Report a Possible Violation?

    Select one of the three methods for reporting provided below and follow the directions provided. Whatever method you choose, please be specific in your report, including the names of the institution and employees involved, dates of occurrences, and law or policy in question.


    What About Protection From Retaliation?

    If you are an employee of the State of Colorado, including its institutions of higher education, you have protections under Title 24, Article 50.5 of the Colorado Revised Statutes against disciplinary action or any retaliation for good faith reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse. In some circumstances, federal law also provides such protections.

    Can I Make a Report Anonymously?

    Yes, you may choose to make your report anonymously. The CSU System will make every attempt to maintain confidentiality within the confines of the law. We ask that if you choose to file anonymously you provide as much detailed information as possible for our review, as we will be unable to contact you to request further information.

    What Happens if I Submit a Report?

    Once a report is submitted, it is promptly reviewed (normally within one business day) to determine what further steps should be taken. The scope of the review and which official(s) will be involved will depend on the facts and nature of the case. Each report will be handled with the utmost care and in a timely manner. If you provided contact information, you may be contacted for additional information. You will be notified about the outcome at the conclusion of the review process.

    Reporting Directly to the State of Colorado

    You may also report suspected fraud, waste and abuse to the State of Colorado Fraud Hotline Website,, or phone, (303) 886-6244.

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