Compliance

Cardinal Stritch University is dedicated to operating in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. A Compliance Program has been developed to ensure that the University remains in good standing and to help all members of the University community become aware of the compliance requirements and responsibilities that we all share.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness coordinaties compliance activities at the University and reports to the Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs. The responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness are to coordinate and monitor University-wide compliance efforts and to act as a resource for compliance related questions.

The Compliance Program demonstrates the University’s commitment to honest and ethical behavior and remaining compliant. It is designed to assist the University in fulfilling its compliance responsibilities by establishing a process to monitor the University’s compliance efforts and to document the University’s policies and expectations for all members of the University community.

Reportable Compliance Concerns

  • Criminal conduct – If any University faculty, staff, administration or representative has actual knowledge of job-related criminal conduct, it is their duty to report it.
  • Safety concerns – If any University faculty, staff, administration or representative has actual knowledge of a job-related situation that endangers the health or safety of any individual, it is their duty to report it.
  • Violations of law or policy – All University faculty, staff, administration and representatives are encouraged to report any concerns related to the violation of University policies or state, local or federal laws.
  • Submitting False Claims – The Federal False Claims Act (FCA) sets forth liability for any person who knowingly submits a false claim to the government or causes another to submit a false claim to the government or knowingly makes a false record or statement to get a false claim paid by the government. Anyone who suspects a violation of the FCA is required to report the situation promptly.

Compliance Resources
Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA) – provides the higher education community with a centralized repository of information and resources for compliance with federal laws and regulations.