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USC Integrity Line

The USC Integrity Line is an anonymous, third-party reporting system for reporting concerns about questionable or unethical behavior.

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


How to Deal with a Workplace Concern

The first step to addressing any issue is to talk with your immediate supervisor. If talking with your supervisor is not a valid option, we encourage you to voice your concern to higher levels of authority such as:

  • the head or chair of your department or division.
  • the dean of your college or school.
  • an appropriate member of the university administration.
  • Audit & Advisory Services.

If talking with your supervisor or other administrator is not an option, contact the USC Integrity Line. The anonymous reporting system is administered by an independent third-party provider, Lighthouse Services, Inc., for reporting concerns about questionable or unethical behavior.

To Submit a Report

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