About Internal Audit

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, staff member, or student may be subjected to reprisal or retaliation for making a report or inquiry in good faith or seeking guidance on dealing with potential or suspected improper behavior.

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.

Internal auditing reviews the reliability and integrity of information, compliance with policies and regulations, safeguarding assets, the economic and efficient use of other resources, and established operational goals and objectives.

The Internal Audit Department is a service organization. This site was designed to provide information about the function and background of the department and the profession as a whole.

If you have any questions about the Internal Audit Department, please call the director at 713-348-6312.