At Penn State, all employees who are not confidential employees are responsible employees. Responsible employees are required to report incidents of gender-based discrimination or harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation to the Title IX Coordinator. Read more about responsible employees.
Responding with compassion, validation, and support when an individual discloses that they may have been a victim of sexual or ender-based harassment or misconduct, can be an important part of their healing process. Sometimes, the most valuable advice comes from someone the individual already trusts. Learn how you can support a survivor.
1. Report to the University: Submit an online report
2. File a report in person with the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response
Title IX Coordinator
222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 867-0099
Faculty and Staff at a Penn State campus location should contact the Title IX resource person at their campus, which can be found on our Campus Resources page.
3. Make an anonymous report through the Penn State Hotline
Penn State Hotline
Available 24/7 at all campuses
The Office for Civil Rights (Philadelphia Office)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Philadelphia District Office)
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (Harrisburg Regional Office)
The Affirmative Action Office website has more information on the process and next steps that take place after a report is made. Once a report is made, the informal and formal resolution processes will be explained to you and you can decide how you want to proceed.
- September 11, 2019 – Updated Affirmative Action Office weblink