It is important to Caltech that employees report violations or potential violations of law or serious breaches of conduct without the fear of retaliation. If you have an ethical dilemma, experience or witness discrimination, harassment, or violence, or see something that does not seem right, you are encouraged to speak up.
You may talk to whomever you trust, including Caltech's Title IX Coordinator, Deans, RAs, RLCs, faculty, and staff. Caltech's Counseling Center staff, Health Center staff, and the designated staff at the Center for Inclusion & Diversity will keep your information confidential if that is your desire. However, any other Institute employee is required to report all incidents of sexual violence, non-sexual violence & other related crimes. For a list of Caltech's compliance standards and procedures, refer to the Institute Compliance Program website.
Caltech's policy on whistleblowing prohibits retaliation against an individual who makes a good faith disclosure of suspected wrongful conduct. Any individual who engages in retaliation in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion.
Employees who believe they have been the subject of retaliation for reporting improper activities are encouraged to contact their supervisor or one of the following offices:
- Human Resources
- JPL Ethics Office
- Audit Services and Institute Compliance
- Office of the General Counsel
Below are a number of options for reporting incidents confidentially or anonymously.
On-Campus Confidential Resources
When you contact a confidential resource such as the contacts listed below, what you say is protected and is NOT reported.
When you contact the resources below, your concerns are reported anonymously:
- Campus' Anonymous Hotline – (626) 395-8787 or toll-free at (888) 395-8787
- JPL's Anonymous Ethics Line – (818) 354-9999 or toll-free at (866) 405-7536