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University Compliance

The Office of University Compliance is responsible for developing and maintaining a University-wide compliance program by facilitating and coordinating the work of University departments, as they promote a culture of ethical behavior and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies governing higher education and research.

University Compliance Goals

To foster a culture of ethical behavior across the University that:

  • Promotes the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct, decisions and actions.

 To partner with University departments to develop a comprehensive compliance program that:

  • Meets the requirements of the federal sentencing guidelines;
  • Identifies and evaluates identifies compliance risks that are critical to the University;
  • Ensures that critical institutional compliance risks are being properly managed by the appropriate individuals;
  • Ensures that all employees are provided with the training necessary to perform their jobs and understand the relevant compliance issues;
  • Provides assurances to executive management regarding the status of critical institutional risks; and
  • Ensures that all employees are provided with the opportunity to report compliance concerns in a manner consistent with applicable Whistleblower protections and federal and state law.

Services Offered:

The Office of University Compliance is available to partner with departments to help them:

  • Promote a culture of ethical behavior;
  • Identify and prioritize their compliance risks;
  • Provide customized compliance training in addition to any annual training offered;
  • Prevent and detect noncompliance; and,
  • Develop corrective actions or remediation plans if compliance concerns are identified.

University Compliance Contact Information

Charlotte Wade
Charlotte Wade, Director, Compliance Oversight
706-864-1614
Downtown Office Building, 301B, Dahlonega
Kate Turner
Kate Turner, Clery Act Coordinator

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