Welcome to Compliance and Institutional Ethics

Our goal is to promote ethical and compliant conduct for all university members.

Compliance Program
Standards of Contuct, Policies and Procedures
Oversight and Accountability (Compliance Officer)
Education, Communication, and Awareness
Delegation of Authority
Enforcement, Discipline, and Incentives
Monitoring and Auditing
Ongoing Program Improvements
Complience Risk Assessment
Excellence | Integrity | Inclusiveness | Innovation | Collegiality
Chapter 8 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines establishes criteria for what constitutes an effective compliance program. The diagram below shows the elements of an effective compliance program along with NKU's core values.
Helpline also available at (855) 597-4539.
*Please note this helpline is NOT a 911 or emergency service.

Please see NKU's Policy website

There is a website that houses NKU's policies in one location! The policy website has many features and tools for use in the policy process, including:

This is a great resource for the university community and we urge you to visit the site and utilize this information. 

Ethics Quote  

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.



Contact Us
The Compliance and Institutional Ethics office is located in the Lucas Administrative Center (LAC) in office 503B. 
You Can Contact The Compliance Officer, Dawn Bell-Gardiner At (859) 572-7843 Or Via Email At Bellgardid1@Nku.Eduor Comply@Nku.Edu.