Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Commitment to Safety & Respect

Penn State is committed to fostering an environment free from sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. The University is also committed to providing support to those who may have been impacted by incidents of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct and may provide various resources and support services to individuals who have experienced one of these incidents. This website provides information on what to do if you or someone you know may have been impacted by any of these behaviors.


Penn State’s Office of Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response (OSMRR) addresses Title IX reports involving students, as well as other reports of student sexual misconduct otherwise prohibited by University policy.

Penn State’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA) addresses reports involving employees, including faculty. On- and off-campus behaviors including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking, as well as retaliation for reporting any of these acts violate University policy and/or Title IX and are not tolerated.