UB statement on the arrest of James Spratz

Release Date: September 12, 2018


The University at Buffalo is aware of the arrest of James Spratz and has cooperated fully with the Office of the Inspector General’s investigation of this matter. In accordance with the disciplinary procedure between the university and Spratz’s union, he has been removed from the workplace pending disciplinary proceedings.

UB’s ethics policy clearly states that all employees have a responsibility for stewardship of university resources and must not use university resources for personal benefit. Employees who do not comply with all applicable laws, regulations and policies in this regard are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.  

UB is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, ethics and principles within our university community. Members of the university community who have a concern about possible theft or unethical behavior occurring at the university are encouraged to contact UB’s confidential ethics hotline www.buffalo.ethicspoint.com or 844-678-0455.

Media Contact Information

John Della Contrada
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