The Mission of the Compliance function at Old Dominion University is to:
- Promote an awareness of compliance risks and the goals of our compliance activities
- Increase communication, cooperation and coordination among University units with regard to compliance matters, encouraging the development of innovative ways to minimize compliance risk
- Establish University expectations and requirements and promote an ethical environment
- Monitor compliance and provide a process for continual improvement of both compliance activities and business and administrative practices
Our compliance efforts are designed to establish a culture that promotes prevention, detection and handling of instances of conduct that does not conform to federal, state or internal policies. The benefits produced by effective compliance efforts include demonstrating ODU's commitment to quality and excellence, enhancing and protecting ODU's reputation and image, educating employees in their roles, early detection of possible violations and helping reduce exposure to criminal, civil and administrative liability.
The Compliance Committee will serve as the mechanism to facilitate coordination among all compliance and ethical components throughout the University.