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Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics


The Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics is responsible for regulatory compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Title IX compliance, youth protection, internal audit, Maryland State Ethics reporting, Code of Ethics, and Enterprise Risk Management. These collective responsibilities gathered in one unit increases the level of focus and accountability of risk management at the College.

 Compliance Office Areas Of Responsibility

The efforts of the Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics include:

  • elucidating laws and regulations;
  • analyzing processes for practical implementation;
  • establishing best practices;
  • recommending, as necessary, changes to College policy and procedures;
  • tracking and reporting the College's responses to risks and areas of concern; and
  • implementing corrective action plans for the resolution of vulnerability and risk, and providing general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future. 

The responsibility of maintaining compliance is not the sole responsibility of this office; compliance is the responsibility of specific individuals and units. All members of the College community must conduct themselves ethically and in compliance with any and all laws and regulations that apply to their activities.

The offices and personnel assigned direct compliance responsibilities are accountable for:

  • monitoring requirements specific to each office;
  • designing and implementing effective and efficient internal controls, policies, and procedures to assure compliance;
  • providing awareness and training programs specific to their area; and
  • monitoring and measuring transactions and processes to report the degree of compliance.

Our shared goal is to achieve and maintain 100 percent compliance and reduce risk. We work collaboratively with College units, as well as external agencies.

Information provided by the Office of Compliance, Risk, and Ethics does not constitute privileged legal advice.

Questions, comments or suggestions? Email Compliance

Site last updated: May 26, 2017


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