The term Respondent refers to an individual who is reported to have committed an act of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct. If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, the investigation process can be stressful. Penn State provides a number of resources that can help you understand the University’s processes, obtain reasonable academic or other accommodations, and access University or community support services.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
501 Student Health Center, University Park
CAPS provides counseling and other support services.
Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response
222 Boucke Building, University Park
The Title IX Office can help you understand the investigation process.
As a Respondent, you have rights under University policy. Visit Know Your Rights to learn more.