Ethics, Integrity, and Compliance

Because of the complex nature of the university’s work in a wide range of areas, there are many compliance requirements that intersect with individual activities and roles in different ways. Each topic section listed below gives a brief overview of the compliance resources available in that area and contact information for experts who can help you.

  • General Compliance Guidance

    University of Michigan-Dearborn Compliance: Office of Business Affairs

    (313) 593-5110


    Office of the Vice President and General Counsel

    The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel represents and advises the entire University of Michigan community, including the Board of Regents, the President, the Executive Officers, Michigan Medicine and the schools and colleges on all three campuses. They provide legal guidance and advice so units can fulfill their educational, research and entrepreneurial missions in accordance with all legal and policy requirements applicable to public research universities. General compliance questions can be sent to the compliance coordinator by filling out the form on the Ask a Question page.

    Contact information: (734) 764-0304


    University Audits

    University Audits provides services to all levels of management with information regarding the internal control environment throughout the university (UM-Ann Arbor, UM-Flint, UM-Dearborn and Michigan Medicine). They work in partnership with other university units to monitor, identify and manage risks, improve processes and investigate fraud.

    Contact information: (734) 647-7500



    Compliance Hotline

    The University of Michigan Compliance Hotline is a tool for U-M employees, students, vendors and others to anonymously report concerns regarding financial, regulatory, NCAA, substance abuse and patient safety issues.

    Contact information: 1-866-990-0111  Online form



    U-M Standard Practice Guide (SPG)

    The U-M Standard Practice Guide is the official repository for the policies and procedures of the University of Michigan. Information can be searched by name and topic area on this site.

  • Athletics

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Athletics & Recreation strives to produce a campus community who’s performance in the classroom and on the fields of competition are reflections of the mission and values of the University.

    Core Values


    • Be committed to set the bar high, within the department, in the classroom and on the fields of play. Become masters of “attention to detail”, as we achieve our goals.


    • Be a role-model for the “Leaders and Best” in academic, athletic, and social environments. Emulate, every day, the values of teamwork.


    • Demonstrate the combination of respect and integrity as we embody the Champions of Character program as defined by the NAIA.


    • Embrace being a Wolverine and all that it encompasses while continuing to enhance the cultures of community outreach and community service.


    Contact information: Matt Cunningham, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Internal Operations, (313) 593-5673


  • Conflicts of Interest

    To maintain the University of Michigan’s credibility in the eyes of the public, it is important that all members of the campus community disclose any potential conflicts of interest (COI) or conflicts of commitment (COC) as soon as they arise so that they can be evaluated objectively and, if necessary, managed or eliminated.

    In addition to SPG 201.65-1, University employees are governed by their unit-level faculty or staff COI/COC policy.  The resources below provide more information about these policies and what you need to do as a responsible University of Michigan employee.


    UM-Dearborn Conflict of Interest

    Director of Human Resources, Rima Berry-Hung,  (313) 593-5190


    UM Contact information:  (734) 764-9290 for faculty and (734) 763-2387 for staff


    Research and Technology Transfer COIs

    University employees may be subject to federal and state conflict of interest regulations related to research activity and/or the use of intellectual property.  Disclosure and management processes for individual (personal) COIs related to research are governed by the University’s Policy for Identification and Management of Conflicts of Interest in Research and Technology Transfer.  See the following resources for more information:

    U-M Office of Research Ethics & Compliance: Conflict of Interest (Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn)


    Institutional COIs (ICOI) 

    Financial interests of the University of Michigan (e.g., investments) or those of a Covered Official may lead to potential COIs related to research activity.  U-M follows the Office of the President’s Policy for Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Research.  For more information see:

    Research Ethics & Compliance Institutional Conflicts of Interest 

    Conflict of Interest Research Compliance Program

    The Conflict of Interest Research Compliance Program provides oversight of and the procedural structure for outside interest disclosure, review of potential conflicts of interest and management of identified conflicts.

    Contact information:


  • Dispute Resolution

    For Faculty

    The Faculty Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource for information or conflict management that serves all faculty members of the University of Michigan campus community. They assist those who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes that are not being adequately addressed through other university processes.

    UM-Dearborn Faculty Ombuds

    Contact information: (313) 593-5240 (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)


    For Staff - Dearborn

    Dearborn Human Resources (313) 593-5190


    For Students

    The Office of the Ombuds is a place where students’ questions, complaints and concerns about the functioning of the university can be discussed confidentially in a safe environment. They offer informal dispute resolution services, provide resources and referrals and help students consider options available to them. 


    UM-Dearborn Student Ombuds

    Contact information: (313) 593-5440 (Note: Please do not include any confidential information in your email — only when and how you can best be contacted.)

  • Finance

    UM-Dearborn, Financial Services

    Noel Hornbacher, director   (313) 593-5410



    The Finance Division partners with the U-M community to provide stewardship, protect assets and ensure that state, federal and other regulations are followed in financial-related matters. Areas within the Finance Division that support these compliance-related efforts include Financial Operations, Internal Controls, Procurement Services, Risk Management, Sponsored Programs, Tax and Treasury Services.


    Procurement Services

    Procurement Services manages a diverse selection of goods and services used by the University of Michigan. They establish and handle all supplier relationships with the university and have signatory authority for all supplier contracts to ensure all of U-M’s purchasing initiatives are conducted in an ethical manner.

    Contact information: (734) 764-8212


  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    The University of Michigan Human Resources offices on all campuses provide resources, policies and training for faculty and staff regarding employment at the University of Michigan.

    Human Resources – UM-Dearborn

    Contact information: (313) 593-5190


    Office for Institutional Equity

    Mission & Vision Statement

    Inclusion is fundamental to our mission. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that embraces individual differences.  We celebrate and recognize diversity. The Office for Institutional Equity is committed to insuring that all staff, faculty and students have equal access and opportunities, and receive the support needed to be successful. Our unique differences, similarities, qualities, attributes, experiences, values and perspectives of our faculty, staff and students creates a united and inclusive campus community.


    Contact information: (313) 593-5190


  • Information & Data

    Dearborn Library - Copyright

    Contact information: (313) 593-4357

    The U-M Library Copyright Office provides information to help faculty and staff make decisions about sharing and using copyrighted material in their research, learning and teaching.



    Office of Financial Aid

    In accordance with consumer protections laws, the Office of Financial Aid website outlines what student information needs to be disclosed and how it can be obtained.


    Contact information: (313) 593-5300


    Office of the Registrar

    The University of Michigan complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. The Office of the Registrar’s website provides information about student rights and student records.


    Contact information: (313) 593-4357


    Safe Computing

    Safe Computing at the University of Michigan provides tips, training and information about how to stay safe and secure online and how to follow and maintain all of U-M’s IT policies.

    Contact information: (734) 764-4357


  • International & Immigration

    Global Michigan 

    The Global Michigan web portal provides a collection of travel policies and resources designed to support international activities of all U-M community members.


    Office of International Affairs

    The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as Michigan’s U.S. students seeking opportunities to study, work or travel abroad


    Contact information: (313) 583-6600



  • Research


    The UM-Dearborn research compliance web page outlines the specific requirements for UM-Dearborn faculty and research projects.

    Contact information: (313) 593-5468


  • Safety

    Police & Public Safety and Emergency Management

    The mission of UM-Dearborn's Police and Public Safety Department is to help promote a safe environment for UM-Dearborn students, visitors, faculty, and staff.

    Our experienced officers function in our campus community by patrolling, providing escorts and additional services to promote safety, while aiding in the prevention and detection of crime for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


    UM-Dearborn Police & Public Safety

    Contact information: (313) 593-5333

    UM-Dearborn Emergency Management

    Contact information: (313) 593-4914



    Environment, Health & Safety

    Our Mission

    The Mission of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to support the University’s Mission through partnership, guidance, and education to promote health and safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance.


    Our Vision states how we intend to meet that mission:

    EHS will lead the University in development, dissemination and application of health, safety, and environmental programs. Environment health and safety programs will be integrated into University activities while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


    EHS will provide resources, guidance and training to the University community in matters related to environmental health and safety.


    EHS activities will incorporate the values of quality, responsibility, accountability, trust, diversity, flexibility, and respect.

    UM-Dearborn Environmental Health & Safety

    Contact information: (313) 583-6679


  • Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct

    Click here for: UM-Dearborn: Incident and Complaint Reporting

    If this is an emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1.

    UM-Dearborn Police (313) 593-5333

  • Teaching

    UM-Dearborn, Human Resources

    (313) 593-5190


    Center for Research on Teaching and Learning (CRLT)

    The Center for Research on Teaching and Learning website provides links to all the Honor Codes and Academic Integrity policies of the various schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.


    Student Education Records 

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs release of, and access to, student education records.  Protecting sensitive data is a shared responsibility. Learn more about how the use of student records needs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies where applicable.


  • Training Resources

    Department of Organizational Learning

    Organizational Learning is here to provide you with tools and resources for you whether it’s self-assessment tools, learning opportunities that are instructor-led, online, or on the job, or resources for mentoring and coaching.


    Environment, Health and Safety

    Environment, Health & Safety offers online training presentations, instructor-led training, and customized training.


    Human Resources (HR) tutorials

    View Human Resources compliance-related education and training programs.


    My LINC

    My LINC — the University of Michigan’s web-based learning and information center — offers a variety of learning activities to support operational users, compliance requirements, and professional development.


    Learning & Professional Development

    Learn more about professional development courses, conferences and special events offered through U-M Human Resources.


    Research Compliance Training & Resources

    View the compliance training options for U-M faculty, students or staff members involved in the conduct of research.

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