Our mission is to fulfill the university’s compliance obligations and ensure that all functions are carried out in accordance with laws, regulations and policies. We promote and enforce the university's Ethical Code of Conduct and coordinate compliance efforts with senior administrators and designated partners across campus. The Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees provides compliance oversight.

Our Compliance Service Desk helps our campus community understand and fulfill its compliance and risk-related responsibilities. Staff members can submit questions, request additional or new trainings, suggest amendments or additions to the university's policies.

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Policy development

We oversee all policy development and implementation. We ensure all policies and procedures are developed, approved, issued and maintained in a consistent manner.

We ensure all policies and procedures are developed, approved, issued and maintained in a consistent manner, and with the engagement of appropriate university stakeholders. This includes:

  • The design of new policies
  • Amendments or alterations to existing policies
  • Design and/or alteration of procedures to increase compliance with institutional policies

To contribute feedback, make suggestions or request new policies, employees may utilize the Compliance Service Desk. All other requests may be sent via email to compliance@lynn.edu.

Risk management

We design and implement effective risk mitigation strategies to support our mission and the programs we offer.

The Office of Compliance remains apprised of industry-specific risks and works with campus partners to design comprehensive programs.

A sample of programs we offer includes:

  • Oversight of programs and activities involving minor participants
  • Primary prevention and awareness for sexual misconduct and other forms of harassment
  • Assistance with data privacy and security efforts
  • Concussion management

For more information about risk management practices, visit the resources page.

Discrimination, harassment, access and inclusion

We are committed to ensuring a safe environment in which our students, employees and guests can live, learn and work.

We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. We take all matters of harassment and discrimination seriously and seek to provide accessible and equitable services, educational programs and employment opportunities to all members of the campus community.

The university prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status or retirement status.

Accessibility and Non-Discrimination Statement

The Office of Compliance also is responsible for Title IX Compliance and upholds the university’s strict prohibition against all forms of sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, sexual violence, domestic violence, coercion, stalking, bullying, intimidation and harassment.

If you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment, or know someone who has, various options are available to you.

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In addition, our office provides services, including:

  • Education, prevention, and training programs that inform the campus community about the risks and myths that contribute to sexual and gender-based misconduct and other forms of discrimination and harassment.
  • Assistance and support, including procedures sensitive to all individuals involved in a complaint of sexual and gender-based misconduct and/or discrimination and harassment related to a protected class.
  • A process for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of incidents of sexual and gender-based misconduct, discrimination and harassment. The process includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions for those who commit offenses, as well as imposition of remedial actions to address and remedy the effects of such offenses.

Reporting violations

We strive to operate with the highest standards of business. We encourage anyone who believes a university policy or ethical standard has been violated to report it.

We strive to operate with the highest standards of business, and our employees are expected to adhere to policies and procedures and Ethical Code of Conduct, which provide guidelines for maintaining these standards.

We encourage anyone who believes a university policy or ethical standard has been violated to report it.

Reporting a violation

A suspected violation may take any form, and catching potential areas of concern early on can help identify and—importantly—end unethical practices, reduce liabilities and lawsuits, retain personnel and more.

We encourage all members of the Lynn community to maintain an open and honest communication. It is appropriate for employees to report any suspected violation of the Ethical Code of Conduct or policies and procedures; federal or state laws; conflicts of interest; fraud or embezzlement; workplace health and safety; privacy and more. We also expect it.

If you suspect someone has violated our policies and procedures or Ethical Code of Conduct, you have the following options:

  1. Report the violation in person, via phone or email to a supervisor or another member of management.
  2. Report the violation to the Office of Compliance via phone at +1 561-237-7727, email lfink@lynn.edu or in person.
  3. Report the violation to Employee Services via phone at +1 561-237-7915, email at eservices@lynn.edu or in person.
  4. Use the Lynn University Reporting Hotline to make an online or phone-based report.

Often, the quickest and most effective reporting method is through interpersonal communications. However, we want employees and our wider community to feel comfortable communicating about these matters.

The hotline is an alternative method of reporting suspected compliance violations. We encourage you to use it after all other reporting options have been exhausted, or if they have proven ineffective, impractical or unsafe under the circumstances.

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Briana Andrews
Assistant Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Phone: +1 561-237-7728
Email: bandrews@lynn.edu
Lorna Fink
University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Phone: +1 561-237-7727
Email: lfink@lynn.edu
Monica Cruz
Compliance Specialist and Investigator
Phone: +1 561-237-7729
Email: mocruz@lynn.edu