Report Discrimination Complaint

Discrimination

Conduct of any nature that denies an individual the opportunity to participate in or benefit from a University program or activity, or otherwise adversely affects a term or condition of an individual's employment, education, or living environment, because of the individual's age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), 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.

Harassment

A form of discrimination consisting of physical or verbal conduct that substantially interferes with an individual's employment, education or access to University programs, activities or opportunities. Harassment may include, but is not limited to, verbal or physical attacks, graphic or written statements, threats, or slurs. Whether the alleged conduct constitute prohibited harassment depends on the totality of the particular circumstances, including the nature, frequency and duration of the conduct in question, the location and context in which it occurs and the status of the individuals involved.

Retaliation

Adverse action taken by a member of the University faculty, staff, or student body against any individual on the basis of a good faith report made by such individual, or on the basis of such individual's participation in an investigation, hearing, or inquiry by the University or an appropriate authority, or participation in a court proceeding relating to suspected wrongful conduct at the University. Retaliation shall include, but not limited to, harassment, discrimination, treats of physical harm, job termination, punitive work schedule or research assignments, decrease in pay or responsibilities, or negative impact on academic progress.

Submit an Online Discrimination Complaint

Affirmative Action Office

Affirmative Action Office
328 Boucke, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0471
Fax: (814) 863-7799

Questions regarding web issues, please contact Tanya Pasko, tvp2@psu.edu


Web page last modified January 26, 2018