Office of Compliance  
Mission Statement

The mission of Florida Atlantic University’s compliance and ethics office is to assist the university in achieving its financial, operational and strategic goals (as set forth in FAU’s Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence, 2015-2025) while promoting compliance with all institutional policies as well as federal and state laws and regulations.

The office provides oversight of compliance-related activities including the development of an effective university-wide compliance and ethics program to prevent, detect, monitor, and respond to areas of non-compliance as well as promote a culture of ethics, compliance, risk mitigation, and accountability.


Integrity, Accountability, Excellence, Safety, Respect, and Engagement.
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida.

FAU's world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU's existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

FAU’s Compliance and Ethics Program  

FAU’s Compliance and Ethics Program creates a structural foundation to prevent and detect violations of law and assist FAU in encouraging ethical conduct and full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The compliance and ethics program is led by FAU’s chief compliance and ethics officer and involves oversight from the board of trustees as well as the president.

The program also proactively identifies and assesses risk to the university and mitigate those risks through appropriate controls, governance processes as well as developing or implementing training and awareness for the university community.


Contact Information:
Elizabeth F. Rubin
Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Administration Building, AD-10, Room 293
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-3004