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EIU Ethics Office

Online Ethics Training

As university employees, we are required to comply with the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. The Ethics Act establishes expectations for employee conduct including the proper use of state resources and property, and the requirement that we conduct university business with honesty and integrity.  

  • All University employees are required to complete ethics training on an annual basis.
  • At Eastern Illinois University, full-time employees and any employee who has not completed Ethics Training in 2023 are required to complete the annual on-line ethics training between 8 a.m., October 1, 2023, and 4:30 p.m. on October 31, 2023.
  • You must complete the online course by accessing the training via D2L, Eastern Illinois University’s training platform at
  • Your login and password for this training are your current Net ID and password.
  • Failure to complete this program may result in disciplinary action. 

If you are a new full-time employee this year, you may have completed a booklet form of ethics training for New Employees. You are still required to complete the annual ethics training on-line. Additionally, no paper certifications will be accepted.

It is expected that you will complete the training during your normal work schedule, and you may use any available University computer including your desktop computer and computers located in the Booth Library or Gregg Technology Center open labs. There are other computers that can be made available to you if these labs do not provide adequate flexibility for your schedule. If you elect to use your home computer, you will not be paid overtime for completing the training.

Most EIU computers are compatible with the Ethics Training site. When visiting the Ethics Training site you will need to use a compatible operating system and a modern web browser. If you encounter problems with the site, please review the following information for the documented compatible versions. If you are utilizing a compatible browser but continue to experience problems, you may contact the ITS Help Desk at 217-581-4357 (HELP). 

You will find a list of supported browsers here.

You should also:

  1. Remove Google Tool Bar to allow space for the program to fit on the screen without scrolling.
  2. Temporarily Allow Pop-ups from to ensure the completion of the survey and have cookies ENABLED.

If you need an accommodation or you do not have access to a computer and the internet, or if you need other assistance in completing this training, please contact EIU Human Resources at 217-581-3514.

Please note that the online course may be unavailable for brief periods of time as a consequence of maintenance activities being performed.  If you encounter problems accessing the training, such as difficulties with your user ID or the operation of your computer, please contact the ITS Help Desk by email: or by phone: 217-581-4357 (HELP). Help Desk hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Lastly, if at any time, you have questions about an ethics issue related to your employment you should contact Austin Hill, University Ethics Officer, by email: or by phone 217-581-7249.

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