Policy No: CP004
Fashion Institute of Technology (“FIT” or “the college”) is committed to high standards of honest behavior, ethical conduct, and fiduciary responsibility, and all employees, officers, trustees, independent contractors, vendors, and volunteers performing substantial services for FIT (all such individuals singularly, a “Protected Person” or collectively, “Protected Persons”) are required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. All members of the FIT community have a responsibility for stewardship of the college’s resources and are expected to report concerns if they have a reasonable basis for suspecting that fraud or other illegal, improper, or unethical conduct has occurred.
FIT prohibits any form of retaliation, intimidation, harassment, or adverse employment action against any Protected Person who, in good faith, reports any activity within the college that is suspected of being illegal, fraudulent, or in violation or any law, governmental regulation, or college policy (“Improper Conduct”). The college investigates reports of such activity promptly and fairly.
Who Should Read This Policy
- All members of the FIT community
- Responsible Administrator: General Counsel and Secretary of the College
- Responsible Office: Office of Policy and Compliance
- Implementation History: Issued January 2023
- Contact(s): Office of the General Counsel; Office of Policy and Compliance; Office of Internal Controls and Management Analysis
View Official Policy
CP004 Whistleblower (.pdf)
*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.
Good-faith reports of any actual, or suspected, violations of college policy should be made using the multiple channels provided by FIT.