The College of Arts and Architecture

Resources for Reporting Wrongdoing

All members of the Penn State community are asked to remain mindful of their individual commitment to Penn State’s core values of Respect, Responsibility and Community by helping to keep the University a safe and ethical institution. In addition, as members of this community, everyone should be responsible stewards of University funds, whether generated from state, federal, student or other sources.

The University does not condone wrongful conduct by any member of the Penn State community, no matter what position he or she may hold.

Thus all members of the University community are urged to speak up if they see or suspect illegal, unethical, or unsafe conduct. If you do so, be assured that the University will protect you from retaliation. See AD67 (https://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD67.html) or contact the Office of Ethics & Compliance for more information (http://www.universityethics.psu.edu/).

The following resources are available for faculty, staff, students, and others:

TO MAKE A REPORT

Suspected ethical or policy violations
(including fraud, theft, conflict of interest, retaliation, athletics integrity or NCAA compliance)

Crime or emergency situation

  • Contact the campus police or security office
  • In an emergency, dial 911

Child abuse, including child sexual abuse

Behavioral threat

Bias or discrimination

  • Contact the Affirmative Action Office at 814-863-0471
  • Visit the Report Bias website: http://equity.psu.edu/reportbias
  • Students at University Park should call the Lion Support Help Line at 814-863-2020 to report acts of intolerance
  • Students at other campuses may contact their campus Student Affairs office to report acts of intolerance

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct**

  • To make a report to the University, contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator at 814-867-0099 or pua26@psu.edu
  • To file an online report, visit the Sexual Harassment and Assault Reporting and Education (SHARE) website at http://www.psu.edu/share to file an online report
  • To file an anonymous report, the Penn State Hotline is available 24/7 at 800-560-1637 or http://hotline.psu.edu. Both are anonymous and available 24/7
  • To file a complaint outside of the University:

** Additional information regarding information and resources available in relation to incidents of sexual harassment and/or misconduct (including a campus-specific list of victim support services and confidential reporting options) can be found at http://www.psu.edu/share/

Research-related

RESOURCES

If it is not clear where to turn for assistance, any of these offices will guide the individual to someone who can help:

TRAINING

Training for employees is available on many of the above topics through the Office of Human Resources’ Learning Resource Network at http://lrn.psu.edu. For those without a Penn State Access account, training is available at http://compliancetraining.psu.edu.