Whistleblower Policy

It is the policy of Delta College to encourage its employees and students to report actual or suspected wrongdoing. Retaliation  against persons who are acting in good faith in making such reports is prohibited. The College will provide a method or methods for anonymous reporting.


    1. A student or employee of Delta College who suspects or knows of wrongful conduct by a Delta College employee should  share questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with a Delta College administrator who can address them properly.  “Wrongful conduct” is defined as a violation of federal, state, or local law or ordinance, or Delta College policies, rules or  regulations. In many cases the employee’s supervisor or the Associate Dean of the division in which the student’s concern arose is  in the best position to address the issue. If the person reasonably believes that such a discussion would be futile, or if the  person is not satisfied with the response, s/he should take the concerns to one of the offices listed below, which will investigate  and address the concern as appropriate.
      1. Academic misconduct – Office of Academic Affairs
      2. Athletics matters – Vice President of Student and Educational Services
      3. Criminal matters – Delta College Public Safety
      4. Employment matters – Human Resources
      5. Discrimination matters – Equity Office
      6. Financial matters – Finance Office
      7. Legal matters – General Counsel
      8. Student matters – Vice President of Student and Educational Services
    2. Supervisors and Associate Deans who receive complaints of wrongful conduct are required to report them to the appropriate office listed above.
    3. An alternative method to report concerns is to contact the College’s Anonymous Reporting Line at 989-758-3619. There is also a Silent Witness Form available on Delta College’s Public Safety website.
    4. The investigation will provide the respondent with notice and an opportunity to respond.
    5. Confidentiality will be provided to the person(s) raising the concern, and to respondent(s), to the extent possible consistent  with carrying out necessary and meaningful investigation and in compliance with law. All participants in any investigation shall  maintain appropriate confidentiality, and failure to do so may be the subject of disciplinary action.
    6. Any retaliatory action of any kind taken by any College employee or student against the individual(s) bringing forward a good faith concern, or against any individual(s) cooperating in the investigation, will be the subject of disciplinary action.
    7. False and malicious complaints will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Disciplinary action is not appropriate when complaints are made in good faith, even if erroneous.

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