Northeastern’s Ethics Office is the University’s compliance office.


Northeastern’s Ethics Office makes every effort to foster an ethical environment for the University community. We hold all members of the University to the highest ethical standards and expect all employees to strictly comply with the state ethics laws. The Ethics Office is responsible for receiving and, as necessary, coordinating and/or referring the investigation of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, or other violations of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. Every year, Northeastern employees receive ethics training covering such topics as accepting gifts and bribes, conflict of interest, inappropriate use of University resources for personal matters, whistleblower protection, and avoidance of political activities during the work day. More information about various ethics matters and resources, as well as the recently updated Gift Ban restrictions on food and drink ($75) and gifts ($100), changed per the Governor’s Executive Order 15-09, may be found on the Ethics webpage.      


Northeastern retains and disposes of University records in compliance with the State Records Act and state retention policies. The University is currently amending its Records Retention Schedules, working in cooperation with the Illinois Office of Secretary of State, Division of Archives and Records, Records Management Section. PDF version of the current and active retention schedules.  PDF version of a fillable Records Disposal Certificate Form. Additional information about Records may be found on the Records webpage. 

For student disability concerns and accommodations, see the Student Disability Services webpage. More information about faculty and staff workplace resources may be found here.

Contact Info

Abby Clark, J. D., Interim Ethics Officer
5500 North St. Louis Avenue, C 216
Chicago, IL 60625
(309) 673-1681

Aaron McLeod, Esq., University Records Officer
5555 N. Bernard Street
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 442-5303