Our Compliance Program
The Division of Institutional Compliance & Privacy promotes and supports a culture of compliance and ethical conduct at Auburn University. Institutional Compliance & Privacy does not assume the duties of existing substantive compliance areas which were created to address specific legal and regulatory requirements. All ongoing compliance activities continue in their existing reporting structures. Institutional Compliance & Privacy's role is to centralize the information produced by these activities, provide coordination to ongoing efforts, and to assess Auburn University's overall compliance performance. With this goal, we can provide to Senior Administration and the Board of Trustees consolidated, organized and risk-based information in an objective manner.
Our Compliance Program is built on the elements of an effective compliance program as established in the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines (§8B2.1).
- Standards & Procedures Prevent & detect criminal conduct
- Oversight Knowledgeable governing body; delegate responsibility
- Due Diligence Hire ethical individuals
- Communication, Training & Education Train and inform employees
- Monitoring & Auditing Evaluate program; anonymous reporting system
- Enforcement & Discipline Consistent; incentives, disciplinary measures
- Reponse & Prevention Take action; prevent misconduct; make modifications
Several units at Auburn University main campus and Auburn University at Montgomery have functional compliance responsibilities. We work closely with our compliance partners including Research Compliance, the Registrar, Cybersecurity, Title IX, and Human Resources to name a few.