Resources for Reporting Wrongdoing

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

Immediate Threat or Emergency: 9-1-1

University/Campus Police

Suspected Child Abuse

ChildLine: 800-932-0313 or online
and report internally to

Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment

Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response: 814-863-0471 or

General Discrimination or Harassment

By employees - Affirmative Action Office: 814-863-0471 
By students - Report Bias website or 814-863-0342

Student Misconduct

Office of Student Conduct: 814-863-0342 or report online

Research Misconduct

Office of Research Protections: 814-865-1775 or

Behavioral Threat

Behavioral Threat Management Team:
855-863-BTMT(2868) or 814-863-BTMT(2868)

Other Misconduct

Human Resources Strategic Partner
Penn State Hotline: 800-560-1637

Clery Reportable

University Police at your campus or report online

Penn State offers numerous resources to report misconduct:When in doubt of where to report, call the Office of Ethics and Compliance (814-867-5088) or your Human Resources Strategic Partner for advice.

Examples of Misconduct:

  • Abusive or intimidating behavior that creates a hostile or offensive environment
  • Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of academic integrity
  • Discrimination
  • Financial misconduct (falsifying expense reports, embezzlement)
  • Research misconduct
  • Stealing, theft, or misuse of University services or resources
  • Substance abuse by an employee or student
  • Sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct
  • Violations of University policy and the Student Code of Conduct
  • Violations of local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations that you encounter during your work at the University



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