Hotlines

Hotlines

The following resources are available for faculty, staff, students, and others to make a report or get assistance:

Safety and Police

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Campus Police & Public Safety: 570-675-9111 (cell phone: 570-406-2058)

Medical Assistance

  • Ambulance: 911
  • Campus Nurse: 570-675-9250
  • General Hospital: 570-829-8111

Reporting Wrongdoing

Ethical Violations

For suspicions of ethical violations (including financial matters such as fraud, theft of University assets, or conflicts of interest; and other misconduct or violations of University policy, including research compliance matters, discrimination, athletics-compliance issues, or sexual misconduct), use the Penn State Hotline web page or call 800-560-1637. Both are anonymous and available 24/7.

Child Abuse, including Child Sexual Abuse

Penn State University requires all University employees, volunteers, and independent contractors who, in the course of their business or volunteer activity, have reasonable suspicion of child abuse to make a report as outlined below. (See Policy AD72 for more details.)

  1. If the child is in immediate danger, dial 911 first.
  2. Immediately make a report to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services via the ChildLine hotline at 800-932-0313, or online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.
  3. If you make a report verbally through the ChildLine number, within 48 hours (preferably sooner) you must also submit a written report using Form CY47.
  4. Immediately notify Penn State by sending an mail to ad39@psu.edu, communicating that a report has been made (and attaching the completed Form CY47 if used).

Sexual and/or Gender-Based Harassment or Violence

As member of the University community, you have a responsibility to report behaviors that potentially constitute sexual or gender-based harassment, misconduct, or violence. (See Policy AD85 for more information.)

  • In an emergency situation, you should first contact 911.

A report can be filed in one of the following ways:

Paul Apicella
Title IX Coordinator
Affirmative Action Office
222 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 867-0099
pua26@psu.edu

  • For the College of Medicine, contact:

Kim Lantz Yoder
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
College of Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
(717) 531-0003, x283353
kyoder1@psu.edu

Other Types of Discrimination and Harassment

Report acts of bias, intolerance, discrimination, harassment and/or incivility directed against individuals based upon age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information, or political ideas. These acts are covered under Policy AD91 and can be reported in one of the following ways:

  • Contacting the University's Affirmative Action Office (if no student is involved):

Ken Lehrman
Vice Provost for Affirmative Action
328 Boucke Building
University Park, PA  16802
814-863-0471
aao@psu.edu
affirmativeaction.psu.edu

  • Visiting the Report Bias website
  • Calling the Lion Support Help Line at 814-863-2020
  • Contacting your supervisor or HR representative, or
  • Contacting the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Director of Student Services and Engagement:

Wanda Ochei
101 Hayfield House
wlo103@psu.edu
570-675-9225

To make an external complaint or make a report outside of the University, please contact the appropriate regulatory or enforcement agency listed at the Affirmative Action Office's External Complaints web page.

Research-Related Concerns

Any questions or concerns about research-related misconduct, such as plagiarism, falsification or fabrication of data, conflicts of interest, or mistreatment or violation of ethical principles involving animals or humans should be directed to the Office of Research Protections at 814-865-1775 or orp@psu.edu.

Behavioral Threat

The Behavioral Threat Management Team (BTMT) reviews all reports of concerning, troublesome, or threatening behavior, with the objective of providing violence prevention. Anyone may report concerning or threatening behavior by contacting the Behavioral Threat Management Team by calling 855-863-BTMT (2868) or 814-863-BTMT (2868), or by emailing btmt@psu.edu.

Getting Assistance

Sexual Violence, Sexual Abuse or Sexual Harassment

The University-wide designated sexual harassment resource person for students, regardless of sex or gender, is the Director of the Center for Women Students at 814-863-2027. 
Each campus location provides a list of sexual assault resources which can be found on the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response web site.

If it is not clear where to turn for assistance, any of these offices will guide the individual to someone who can help:

Community Hotlines