It is the policy of Southern Methodist University to provide an internal audit organization to serve as an independent appraisal activity for the review and evaluation of all operations of the University.
As such, the Office will assist administrative personnel at all levels by providing information to help them evaluate and control the operations for which they are responsible. The staff shall have full, free and unrestricted access to all University schools, activities, records, property and personnel.
The department is dedicated to improving University operations and as a reporting function to the President of the University, the role we play in supporting and advancing the University's mission of being "a leading private institution of higher learning" is intended to have a significant positive impact on the University's goals and operations.
Compliance and Audit Services achieves its mission as outlined in University Policy by serving as an independent appraisal activity of University operations. As such, the Office will assist personnel at all levels by providing information or being a resource to help manage or understand operations for which people are responsible.