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500.3 - Internal Audit Hotline

University Group Policy #500.3

I.  Policy Statement

The Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance’s Hotline is established to receive allegations of misappropriation, mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse, violations of University policy, State or federal law, rule or regulation, and substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety. To encourage employees, students, contractors, grantees, and recipients of University funds to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or violations of policy, it is the University’s policy to protect individuals from retaliation.

Persons with concerns or complaints regarding the above matters may report such concerns to the Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance, as follows:

Internal Audit Hotline:    1-336-750-2063

Internal Audit Request Form   

Internal Audit Email:

Regular Mail:
Office of Audit, Risk, & Compliance
Winston-Salem State University
1600 Lowery Street, 2nd Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


All avenues of communication noted above allow for anonymous reporting.

II.    Guidelines

Audits or investigations will be performed in accordance with Office of Audit, Risk, and Compliance’s policies and procedures and reports will be transmitted orally or in a written format. All written reports will be transmitted, as appropriate, to the department head, division Vice Chancellor, Chancellor and the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees. When deemed necessary, a copy of the report will also be transmitted to the General Counsel, University Police and/or Human Resources. The Chief Audit, Risk, and Compliance Officer will determine the distribution of the report.

III.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to the community of Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Chief Audit, Risk & Compliance Officer

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted June 17, 2011
  • Amended December 8, 2017