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
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]