Internal Audit

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Should you have questions about the internal audit process at Rice, a request for our services, or an issue or concern about the internal control environment you'd like to discuss, please feel free to contact us.

Rice University Department of Internal Audit
Cambridge Office Building
6100 Main Street, MS-88
Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Phone (713) 348-6312
Email jcov@rice.edu

Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Rice University is committed to excellence at all levels and strives to support the Rice community in practicing the highest levels of ethical conduct. First, faculty and staff members are encouraged to communicate questions or concerns to supervisors or other officials in their schools or departments. They can also contact the offices of Human Resources, Internal Audit, General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Risk Management, all listed in the university directory.

To further facilitate this, Rice University has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with simple, risk-free ways to anonymously and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal conduct or violations of Rice University policies. Persons making reports are not required to provide their names, and Rice University will treat the investigation of any report as a confidential matter. Reports submitted to EthicsPoint will be forwarded to the proper university officials for appropriate action. No faculty or staff member or student may be subjected to reprisal or retaliation for making a report or inquiry in good faith or for seeking guidance on dealing with potential or suspected improper behavior.


Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response. If you require emergency assistance, please contact the Rice University Police Department at 713-348-6000.