Key Initiatives

Penn State Values & Culture Survey

The Ethics Research Center (ERC), the research arm of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) – an independent nonprofit organization – conducted a survey in 2013 on behalf of The Pennsylvania State University. The Penn State Values & Culture Survey was distributed to students, faculty, staff, administrators, and technical service employees on all campuses. The survey helped us better understand the culture of the University and the values of the Penn State community. The results of the survey directly led to a number of initiatives to help strengthen our ethical culture.

A follow up survey will be launched in October 2017 to gauge our progress, evaluate the programs we implemented, and identify areas for further development. All Penn State students, faculty, staff, technical service employees, and administrators will be invited to take the survey. Watch your email and Penn State Today for more information on how to participate, or check out our FAQ!

Penn State University Compliance Plan

The Legal & Compliance Committee of the University Board of Trustees approved the Penn State University Compliance Plan in May 2014 and approved the current revised plan in September 2015.