Sexual Harassment

Penn State does not tolerate sexual harassment of its students, faculty members, and staff. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment where submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student could be used as a basis for decisions affecting such student. It is the responsibility of all administrative, supervisory personnel, faculty members, staff, and students to report any conduct that is perceived as sexual harassment. Alleged incidents of sexual harassment in which a student thinks he or she is a victim may be discussed informally and confidentially with a staff member (either male or female), in accordance with the wishes of the student. If appropriate, the staff member will attempt to resolve the problem. If the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, Procedures for Resolving Student Allegations of Discrimination, as outlined, may be invoked by the student.

Individuals who wish to report sexual harassment incidents at Penn State Wilkes-Barre should contact Tracy Garnick, Interim Director of Student Services and Engagement. You should also submit a Report of Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment or Violence.

For more information, refer to University Policy 85 and Policy 91.

Learn about other resources and accommodations available to sexual assault or harassment victims.