Compliance & Ethics

Compliance & Ethics Training

We provide USF System-level Compliance & Ethics online trainings for new Administration and Staff employees via the “Welcome to USF” onboarding program. These programs are administered by Learning and Talent Development in the Division of Human Resources. Here you can view our Compliance & Ethics presentations and more.


The eDisclose system is designed to assist all USF System employees in meeting the complex statutory requirements and restrictions placed upon them under the Florida Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (FCOE) as codified in USF System Policy 0-027. Here, employees can log into eDisclose to complete their FCOE, nepotism, and outside activity disclosures for review, access eDisclose training videos, and more.

Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM)

ERM is a process through which management identifies significant threats that would prevent the university from meeting its stated goals and objectives. ERM encompasses the following risks: operational, financial, compliance, strategic, and reputation. A system-wide risk assessment is facilitated every three years by the CEP.


Need to voice a concern? USF has engaged EthicsPoint—a third party hosted hotline—which enables safe, secure, and anonymous reporting of activities which may involve misconduct, fraud, abuse, and other violations of USF policies. Here you can access the EthicsPoint hotline and learn about how the EthicsPoint disclosure review process works.

Higher Education Opportunity Act Initiative

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Initiative serves as the central oversight entity for driving best practices for USF System HEOA compliance. This initiative includes coordination and publishing of the Student Consumer Information portal (aka: the “HEOA portal”); performance of compliance reviews of campus safety & security reporting (aka: Clery Reporting) across the USF System; and more.