Compliance at MCPHS
MCPHS University is committed to conducting business ethically and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies. The MCPHS University Compliance Hotline, with the support of the community, is an effective way to help the University address any potential non-compliance.
Examples of compliance issues that may be reported using the Compliance Hotline include financial impropriety, misuse of University resources, conflicts of interest, discrimination, harassment, health and safety issues, or information security violations. You do not need to know the exact law, regulation, or policy, or be certain a violation has occurred or will occur. If you are uncertain, the better course of action is to report. It is important that you provide enough information to allow your concerns to be adequately investigated and addressed.
The Compliance Hotline is an anonymous, toll-free, 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week resource to report concerns if you do not feel comfortable going through the normal administrative channels. The Compliance Hotline is staffed and managed by an external company, Lighthouse Services, Inc., that is not affiliated with the University and provides this service under contract. No call tracing or recording devices are ever used on phone calls, and the complainant's contact information will be removed if requested from reports before being transmitted to the University. Once a report has been submitted, it will be forwarded to the MCPHS Compliance Committee.
Inquiries and reports can be made without fear of retribution. University policy prohibits any retaliation against individuals who report compliance issues in good faith. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action. You may report suspected non-compliance via the Compliance Hotline as follows:
- Compliance Hotline: 877.472.2110
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Indicate that your report concerns MCPHS University)
- Fax: 215.689.3885 (Indicate that your report concerns MCPHS University)
- Online: www.lighthouse-services.com/mcphs
- If you are faced with an emergency or are concerned for the immediate safety of yourself or others, dial 911.
For in-person students, contact information for filing complaints with the relevant state official or agency is as follows:
- Massachusetts students may file a complaint with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
- New Hampshire students may submit a complaint with the Division of Educator Support and Higher Education of the New Hampshire Department of Education.
For online students, complaint information is set forth on the University’s State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Complaint Procedures page.
State-specific Information for Online Students in Texas:
- MCPHS University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code
MCPHS University (“MCPHS” or the “University”) is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, genetic information, military service, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities and actively complies with the requirements of Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Section 402, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008); and pertinent laws, regulations, and executive directives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other applicable state and federal statutes. The University will not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. For purposes of this policy, "Protected Classes" refers to race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, genetic information, military service, or veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.
This Policy: (1) provides a definition of discrimination and harassment based upon Protected Classes and related retaliation; (2) prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon Protected Classes and related retaliation; and (3) sets out procedures to follow when a member of the MCPHS University community believes a violation of the policy has occurred.
Individuals who violate this Policy shall be disciplined or subjected to corrective action, up to and including termination or expulsion.
Inquiries regarding the University’s compliance with Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws may be directed to Kevin Dolan, Chief Human Resources Officer, at 617-732-2144.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 specifically prohibits sexual harassment. All members of the University community, including faculty, administration, staff, and students, have a right to be free from sexual harassment by any member of the University community. Any member of the MCPHS community who has a complaint or concern about sexual harassment, or would like more information about the University’s policies regarding sexual harassment, should contact Rachel Andoscia, Title IX Coordinator, Office of the President, 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; 617.732.1048
A chart is available for download of University courses and programs that customarily lead to professional licensure [PDF], and the states where such programs meet, do not meet, or have not yet been determined to meet a state’s educational requirements for professional licensure. However, requirements for licensure and eligibility for professional examination vary by state and are subject to change. Accordingly, MCPHS recommends that students contact the licensing board in the state where they intend to practice to determine the state's licensure requirements. Contact information for professional licensure agencies is available for download [PDF]. Students with questions may contact the Office of the Provost at MCPHS.