Resources for Reporting Wrongdoing

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All members of the Penn State community are asked to remain mindful of their individual commitment to Penn State's core values of Respect, Integrity, 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.

Penn State University encourages the reporting of misconduct. If you see something, say something.

If you report misconduct, be assured that the University will protect you from retaliation. See AD67 or contact the Office of Ethics & Compliance for more information.

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


A summary of types of misconduct and how to report is available at

If at any point you are unsure where to report a non-emergency, you may contact:

  • The Office of Ethics and Compliance, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm ET: 814-867-5088
  • The Penn State Hotline, 24/7: 800-560-1637 or

Crime or emergency situation

  • Contact the campus police (814-863-1111) or security office
  • In an emergency, dial 911
  • Penn State has established a Responsible Action Protocol, whereby students who seek medical assistance for peers suffering from alcohol poisoning or related problems would not be charged through the campus student conduct system for their own alcohol violations. In addition, the Pennsylvania Crimes Code provides immunity to individuals under the age of 21 from prosecution for possession or consumption of alcohol, when that person seeks medical assistance for someone who they believe requires such assistance.

Suspected ethical or policy violations

(including fraud, theft, conflict of interest, abusive or intimidating behavior, retaliation, athletics integrity or NCAA compliance)

Child abuse, including child sexual abuse

Behavioral threat

Bias, discrimination, or harassment

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct**

To make a report to the University:

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

Student misconduct



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


Training for employees is available on many of the above topics through the Office of Human Resources' Learning Resource Network at

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