September 24, 2020

Mandatory Ethics training begins Oct. 1

Mandatory 2020 annual ethics training for all SIU Carbondale faculty, staff, graduate assistants, volunteers, student employees, and extra help employees takes place Oct. 1-31 on the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform. School of Medicine employees who are on the Carbondale campus will complete training using HealthStream. 

As state employees, we have a duty to conduct ourselves in a manner that will maintain and strengthen the public’s trust and confidence in the integrity of Southern Illinois University.  Furthermore, we are obligated to follow state law, which includes the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.  Annual ethics training is a state law requirement and a condition of your employment. The training program is intended to familiarize you with the laws and rules that apply to functions you perform on behalf of the University and the State of Illinois. 

To log in, access the D2L platform at using the Google Chrome browser, select “SIU Account Login”, and sign in with your SIU account login information. If you have registered for the university’s multi factor authentication (MFA) also known as DUO, options will appear; select one of the options to complete the login process. You will then find the “Southern Illinois University Ethics Training (2020)” course in “My Courses” on your D2L homepage. Quick reference guides for accessing the training are available in the ethics training in D2L and on the Labor and Employee Relations website:  

If you experience technical problems accessing the training or if you have questions about ethics training, please contact your campus ethics training assistant, Tracy Bennett, at, or 618/453-2474.  If you have an ethics concern, please contact the university ethics officer, Michelle Taylor, executive director of compliance and ethics, at or 618/536-3461 at the system office.  

For more information, go to the SIU Ethics website.