"I guarantee you we're not going to tolerate anything like what happened at Penn State," said David Collins, ETSU vice president for finance and administration.
said the reporting process at ETSU
depends on the circumstances of the situation.
There are multiple avenues for reporting misconduct or inappropriate behavior on campus, including a toll free number that connects to the state comptroller's office in Nashville.
"Again, that's more toward financial (abuse), but it can certainly be used for reporting of any kind, whatever that may be," Collins
said the appropriate outside authorities would be called depending on the situation.
could not think of an instance where any agency other than the Johnson City Police Department
was directly called by the university to investigate a situation on campus.
The police could then contact whatever other agency was needed.
"We're required by law in certain cases to bring in outside help," Collins
"Again, child abuse is one thing we're going to bring outside authorities in on, if such were reported."
Information about reporting fraud and abuse can be found on ETSU's
finance and administration website at etsu.edu/fa/.
"We try to make sure everybody knows and has multiple ways of reporting," Collins
said there is no training to inform people what to do for various circumstances.
According to a document downloaded from the ETSU finance and administration site, employees may report concerns, mainly regarding dishonesty, to supervisors, an official, the school's internal audit office, the Tennessee
Board of Regents or the state comptroller.
"Those people being notified certainly know what action to take," Collins