Queen's University Policy and Procedures for Safe Disclosure Reporting and
Approved by Senate January 20, 2011
Ratified by the Board of Trustees March 4, 2011
Queen's University seeks to promote a culture of honesty, transparency, and accountability,
maintaining high ethical standards in all of its activities. The University recognizes that the
good-faith reporting of alleged Improper Acts is a necessary and valuable service to the
University and all of its members and must not be cause for Reprisals.
The purpose of this policy is:
a. To protect members of the Queen's community who make good-faith disclosures of
alleged Improper Acts
b. To provide an effective procedure for making such disclosures except where existing
University policies or collective agreements govern the issue
c. To prescribe procedures for the reporting, investigation, and response to such disclosures,
using existing mechanisms wherever possible.
"Discloser" refers to anyone who reports an alleged Improper Act as defined within this policy.
"Improper Act" includes but is not limited to: