Our offices are located on the third floor of Ballou Hall on the Medford/Somerville campus. We can be reached by email email@example.com, phone (617-627-2147), or fax (617-627-3537).
No. The Office of University Counsel does not represent employees for personal matters that do not affect the university’s legal rights.
The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Boston Bar Association designed to provide you with an impartial referral to an attorney in your city or town who handles a specific kind of legal problem. For more information, call the Boston Bar Association at (617) 742-0625 or visit their website.
Do not turn over any documents. Contact the Office of University Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-627-2147 immediately for assistance. We will work with you to determine the appropriate response. Here is additional information about the university’s policy on subpoenas for university records.
Members of the Tufts community are expected to be mindful of the restrictions imposed on them by copyright law as well as the rights conferred on them by the fair use exemption to the copyright laws. For more information, please read the University’s Policy on Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials.
If you believe you have been the subject of unlawful discrimination, you should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at email@example.com or 617-627-3298.
Any theft of physical assets should be reported to Tufts Police at 617-627-6911.
As a member of the Tufts community, you are expected to report any suspected fraud to the Director of Audit & Management Advisory Services (AMAS). If the suspected fraud is initially reported to a supervisor, chairperson, director, dean, vice president, or other responsible person, that person must forward the report to the Director of AMAS. Get more information.
A complainant having a good faith belief that research or scientific misconduct at the University has occurred, or is occurring, can report it through the normal channels outlined in the university’s Policy on Scientific Misconduct. Alternatively, you can leave an anonymous message on the university’s 24-hour research misconduct hotline, located at the Office of the Vice Provost. The phone number is 617-636-2492.
It is the policy of Tufts University that any person is free to lawfully disclose whatever information supports a reasonable belief of suspected employee misconduct. The university is committed to protecting employees from interference when they make such disclosures.
Situations may exist where members of our community feel uncomfortable discussing such matters with their colleagues or supervisors. To assist with these particular situations, the University has an agreement with a 3rd party anonymous reporting provider, EthicsPoint, Inc, to maintain a Tufts University internet application and call center for individuals to report any concerns related to financial, regulatory, compliance, environmental health, and campus safety matters. You may access this service by clicking on the Tufts University Anonymous Reporting Hotline link. Access is also available by dialing toll-free 1-866-384-4277.
While anonymous reports can be helpful in exposing misconduct, without a witness who is willing to step forward, sometimes it will not be possible for the university to fully investigate a complaint.