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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
Downtown Office Building, 301B, Dahlonega
Kate Turner
Kate Turner, Clery Act Coordinator

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