University Compliance Office

The University Compliance Office partners with compliance professionals across campus to ensure the University meets legal and policy requirements and acts consistently with our ethical standards and institutional values.


Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 866-364-1908

University Compliance Office
Administration Building, 114
1401 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: 520-621-4192
Email: complianceoffice@email.arizona.edu 
(Email is not anonymous – for anonymous reports, please use the hotline)

University Compliance Officer

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Celina Ramirez
Celina Ramirez, Compliance Officer

Celina Ramirez has more than 10 years of experience in compliance at the UA, most recently as the Americans with Disabilities Act/504 Compliance Officer and Associate Director at the Disability Resource Center.

After completing her undergraduate and law degrees at Stanford, Celina joined the UA in 2008 as a Compliance Officer for the Office of Institutional Equity. A native Tucsonan, Celina is proud to contribute toward achieving the University’s mission and upholding its core values.

What is compliance?

Compliance means following laws and policies, but at a more fundamental level, compliance is about following established best practices and acting in accordance with our deepest held values.

Safety, Privacy, Equity, Security, Integrity – these are some of the values upon which our laws and policies are based. We want to ensure every member of the campus community has a safe and equitable experience. Our confidential and sensitive data must be secure. And as a public institution, we must ensure we are managing our resources with integrity and accountability.

Through the process of developing laws and policies, subject matter experts come together to identify best practices that help protect our core values. Although it can be hard to achieve any level of consensus in the political process, when best practices are codified in law or policy, they generally result from a rigorous review process and reflect a substantial amount of agreement.

At the University, we strive to fully comply with all laws and policies. Compliance professionals with subject matter expertise are available to provide campus with guidance about our compliance responsibilities and obligations.