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USC Integrity Line

Reporting unethical behavior or other wrongdoing in the workplace is hard. We can help you do the right thing.

If there is an emergency on campus, please call 911 or 803-777-9111 on your mobile phone.

How to Deal with a Workplace Concern

Reporting wrongdoings or unethical behavior in the workplace is the right thing to do, but it isn't easy. We recognize how difficult it is to come forward with information, and we commend you for taking action.

First, talk to your immediate supervisor. If that isn’t an option (because he or she has committed the unethical act), then please voice your concern to someone at a higher level of authority, such as:

·         the head of your office or division.

·         the dean of your college or school.

·         an appropriate member of the university administration.

·         Audit & Advisory Services.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, contact the USC Integrity Line. This reporting system is administered by an independent third-party provider, Lighthouse Services, Inc. You can report questionable or unethical behavior over the phone or through an online form.


To Submit a Report

The USC Integrity Line is available at any time, day or night. You can submit a report by phone or online.

Report by Phone: 844-890-0006
Report Online 

Policy on Reporting Violations of State and Federal Laws or Regulations 

In accordance with South Carolina State Law, this (whistleblower) policy defines the rights, responsibilities and protections afforded to a university employee who reports any wrongdoing by the university or a university employee that results in substantial abuse, misuse, destruction, or loss of substantial public funds or public resources, or is an intentional violation of federal, state or local laws, university policies, or state ethics guidelines, which is not merely technical or of a minimum nature.
View the Complete Policy [pdf]

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