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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act includes many specific guidelines for universities to follow regarding student education records.

Financial Activity Report Reconciliation Tips
Budget managers are responsible for reconciling the financial activity reports on a monthly basis. This document provides tips to ensure the university's financial activity report is accurately maintained.

Athletic Department Compliance
DePaul must abide by all NCAA and Big East Conference rules. Some of the more relevant and sensitive areas are covered in this document.

Crime Reporting and Clery Act Compliance
DePaul University, through its Public Safety Office and in concurrence with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, uniformly and consistently reports all serious crimes on campus to the proper municipal authority and provides statistics on these crimes.

The Clery Act designates certain individuals as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs). All crimes reported to CSAs must be reported to Public Safety in a timely manner. Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are university faculty and staff members with "significant responsibility" for student and campus activities. Some examples of CSAs could include Public Safety officers, deans, directors, department heads, athletic coaches, student organization advisors, residence hall staff and student affairs staff. CSAs are annually informed of their status as a CSA.

Protection of Minor Children
In order to promote the safety and general welfare of all minor children participating in programs taking place at the university or programs under the authority and direction of the university conducted elsewhere, it is the policy of DePaul University that all programs involving minors be registered with Compliance & Risk Management. For additional information on program requirements or to register a program involving minors, please visit the DePaul Programs & Events with Minor Children website.

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5)
This law mandates that all university personnel who have reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 known to them in their professional or official capacity may have been subjected to physical or sexual abuse, may be at risk of physical or sexual abuse, or is being deprived of the proper or necessary care immediately report such mistreatment to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) by calling the child abuse hotline at (800) 25-ABUSE.

The university will require all employees to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status form certifying that they understand their mandated reporting obligations at the time of hire, and will keep these certifications on-file, as required by law.

DCFS offers an online training course to help Illinois mandated reporters understand their critical role in recognizing and reporting child abuse. Mandated reporters can print a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the training.

DePaul Social Media Guidelines
DePaul University supports participation in online social media communities such as Wikipedia, Facebook and Flickr. Because social media channels are fairly new to many employees, University Marketing and Communications has assembled "best practice" guidelines from respected online and industry sources to help them use these forums effectively, protect personal and professional reputation, and follow university policies.

Driehaus College of Business, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
The mission of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics is to facilitate ethical deliberation by stirring the moral conscience and by developing models for ethical decision-making in business and the professions. Its goals include teaching students ethical practices and inspiring them to engage in social justice initiatives; advancing ethical practices in business organizations in the Chicago area; and catalyzing the for-profit sector to address poverty through active engagement, both locally and globally.