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Riddle Compliance

Higher Education Compliance Consulting Services

COMPLIANCE ADVISORY FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 

Providing governance, regulatory compliance consulting, and risk mitigation services to colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions to enhance adherence with relevant laws, mandates, and best practices. Higher education institutions are regulated by international, federal, state, and local regulatory bodies. Mandates have become more stringent and require ongoing awareness to ensure compliance. Colleges and universities are faced with varying degrees of scrutiny depending on the institution’s structure and regions where they operate. With higher education institutions focused on academics and student achievement, building a comprehensive compliance program with routine audits, internal investigations, and monitoring initiatives is often neglected. Developing a program with compliance best practices is more important than ever before to avoid regulatory fines, reputation damage, and lawsuits. 

HIGHER EDUCATION REGULATORY COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS

  • U.S. Department of Education 
  • Higher Education Opportunity Act / Higher Education Act of 1965
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 / Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Antitrust and fair competition laws and regulations 
  • Disclosure of foreign gifts
  • Conflicts of interest disclosures 
  • Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 
  • Kickbacks, bribery, and corruption laws 
  • Data privacy laws and confidentiality 
  • Lobbying and political activities 
  • Research and intellectual property considerations 

GOVERNANCE, RISK, AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ORGANIZATIONS IN ACADEMIA 

Many higher education institutions lack a high-functioning compliance program with seasoned professionals capable of identifying pertinent risks to campus safety, students’ civil rights, intellectual property, financial and accounting obscurities, employee concerns, and numerous other high-priority issues. Riddle Compliance helps colleges and university develop robust governance, risk, and compliance programs, perform substantive audits and monitoring initiatives, and facilitate investigations to identify bad acts. 

COMPLIANCE FOR UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS 

  • Compliance program development 
  • Outsourced and Interim Compliance Staffing 
  • Outsourced and Interim Security Staffing  
  • Outsourced Internal Audit Services 
  • Internal investigations 
  • Risk-based auditing and monitoring 
  • Vendor management and due diligence 
  • Corporate compliance training 
  • Compliance Program Assessment  
  • Drafting, testing, and monitoring of policies and procedures
  • Gap analyses and risk assessments 

PROVIDING COMPLIANCE CONSULTING SOLUTIONS TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS 

Universities require comprehensive compliance solutions and risk auditing given the nature of their operations. We specialize in partnering with higher education institutions over an extended period of time to properly develop policies and controls that align with the regulatory environment, best practices, and social changes. Colleges are unique organizations that require a sophisticated multidisciplinary approach to their ethical and legal matters. Riddle Compliance harnesses its experience across different industries and its understanding of higher education to create customized risk-based solutions and compliance services for dynamic academic institutions in the United States and internationally. 

SOME OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION COMPLIANCE CONCERNS WE ADDRESS AND MANAGE 

  • Corruption, transparency, and integrity 
  • Fraud, misrepresentations, and forensics 
  • Internal audit concerns
  • Civil and political rights / constitutional considerations
  • Marketing and advertising transparency
  • Vendor management and due diligence 
  • Regulatory research and interpretation 
  • Data protection and cybersecurity 
  • Conflicts of interest and outside business activities 
  • Regulatory compliance trainings and workshops 
  • Internal investigations  
  • Copyright, patent, and trademark issues
  • International compliance issues 

DYNAMIC GOVERNANCE, RISK, AND COMPLIANCE CONSULTING SOLUTIONS  

  • Colleges 
  • Universities  
  • Decentralized educational programs 
  • Online academic institutions 
  • Regional and national education programs
  • Study abroad and international programs

OUR HIGHER EDUCATION COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS 

Our compliance consulting services are tailored to meet the needs of higher education institutions. Universities and colleges trust our partnership, and they are empowered by our governance, risk, and compliance solutions to foster an ethical environment for students to learn, to achieve, and to inspire the world around them.