Policy Number: 427

Policy Suffix:

I. General Policy

This policy applies to all Rice University Faculty and Staff

Rice University intends to comply with all city, state, and federal laws and regulations governing its activities. No employee is authorized to violate any law or regulation in the course of their employment at Rice. Examples of laws and regulations that apply to the University include, but are not limited to, environmental, anti-trust, occupational safety, employment and scientific misconduct laws.

Any employee who believes that the University is in violation of any law or regulation should report the violation to the General Counsel of Rice University in addition to their immediate supervisor and any other administrator with authority to correct such violation. The University will not retaliate against a person who, in good faith, reports a suspected violation of law or regulation, and it prohibits any of its employees or students from punishing or harming such a person.

II. Responsible Official and Key Offices to Contact Regarding the Policy and its Implementation

Responsible Official: Executive Vice President for Operations, Finance, & Support

Policy History

Clerical Changes

January 25, 2018

January 18, 2023

February 1, 2023

August 15, 2023

March 4, 2024


Policy No. 427-93