SUBMIT A REPORT HERE
Click here to submit an online report to the University.
File a report in person
You can file a report in person* with the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response.
Chris Harris, Title IX Coordinator
222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 867-0099 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Staff are currently taking precautions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. You can still file a report online or click here to book a virtual drop-in (available for all campuses).
To file an in-person report at a Commonwealth Campus, find your resource person via our Campus Resources page.
File an anonymous report
File an anonymous report through the Penn State Hotline, available 24/7 at all campuses.
Penn State Hotline
Report to police
You have the right to file a report with law enforcement as well as the University. You can file a criminal complaint with the University Police Department or local police department, depending on where the incident took place.
For on-campus crimes, contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or file a report online.
For off-campus crimes, contact the local municipality police department or call 911.
If you believe you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 911 or the University Police (814-863-1111) immediately.
If you have been subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, Penn State strongly encourages you to report your experience to the University and/or law enforcement. Penn State has designated a Title IX Coordinator who is specially trained to work with individuals who report sexual misconduct and provide information about resources, support services, and procedural options.
You can make a report at any time. However, you are encouraged to make a report as soon as possible after an incident. All reports are treated with the high level of seriousness and sensitivity they deserve. Retaliation against any person for making a report or participating in an investigation is strictly prohibited. If you decide not to make a report, or if you are unsure about reporting, you are still entitled to receive confidential and free emotional support and medical care through the University, as well as request changes to your academic, housing, transportation and working situations. Learn how you can get the assistance you need.
Is my report confidential?
You may report an incident to any University employee. However, please note that, with the exception of confidential support providers, all Penn State employees are responsible employees and are obligated to pass along information they learn about incidents of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinators and OSMPR staff are not confidential sources of support. While they will address your complaint with sensitivity and will not share any information related to your experience except on a need-to-know basis, absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. See the Confidential Resources link below for confidential support.
What happens after I file a report?
OSMPR will respond to all reports of potential sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct in a manner that is timely, supportive, and fair. It is important to note that these procedures provide individuals who have experienced an incident of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct with the ability to provide input and maintain a large degree of control over how their issue is handled at every point in the process. Learn more on the Policies & Process page.
Click here to learn about resources and support services that are confidential. Confidential resources do not require you to report to the University.
Click here to see resources at each Commonwealth Campus, including University Park. Every campus has a Resource Person to help you with reporting, services, and process.
Click here for guidance, resources, and contacts for Penn State faculty and staff. Responsible employees are required to report known sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct.
Chris Harris, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response
222 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802
phone: (814) 867-0099 ∙ email: email@example.com