University Compliance    

What is Compliance?

Compliance is a willingness to follow a prescribed course of action, i.e. laws and regulations. At Texas A&M Univeristy at Galveston (TAMUG), compliance is not primarily about policing people's behavior; it is about understanding which laws apply to TAMUG and making sure we meet them.

Why do we need an institutional approach to compliance?

Without disrupting the autonomous and successful operations of the campus, TAMUG should be able to substantiate, in a systematic way, that it is both exercising due diligence to prevent and detect non-compliant conduct, and strive to build a culture that encourages ethical conduct and compliance of the law.

Each member of the Texas A&M University System shall be responsible for establishing an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and compliance with its legal obligations.

TAMUG shall be responsible for complying with all applicable federal and state laws. TAMUG shall be responsible for meeting and complying with any reporting requirements required by law. This regulation is required to ensure that all members set up an infrastructure to systematically identify and address risks so that faculty and staff are aware of their ethical and compliance responsibilities.

The main objective of the Compliance Office is not to find fault or to provide a solution, but to facilitate a solution through understanding what is required.

Compliance is the responsibility of every TAMUG Employee - faculty, staff, and student. This means that every individual working at TAMUG needs to take individual responsibility for ensuring TAMUG is complying with federal and state laws.