Hotlines

Ethics and Compliance Hotline

At Penn State, we have made a commitment to the highest standard of ethical behavior among all in our community. As a part of that commitment, we believe that our employees and students should be able to raise questions or voice concerns about workplace and University issues. This includes 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, or athletics-compliance issues.

University employees and students can report issues and/or ask questions via phone at 1-800-560-1637 or online.

All reports can be anonymous so you can help maintain an ethical workplace and University without fear of retaliation. We have made a commitment to ethical behavior and are asking you to do the same. If you witness questionable activity in the workplace, report it.

▪  All reports to the hotline can be anonymous.

▪  An independent third party, Compliance Concepts, Inc., administers the hotline on behalf of Penn State.

▪  The operators answering the calls are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are trained in making callers feel at ease and gathering information that will enable the University to fully investigate the issues raised.

▪  The hotline system allows an individual to follow up, either by telephone or the Internet, and determine what actions have been taken due to complaints. They can be accessed by using passwords related to the specific complaint.

▪  When something is reported, it is forwarded to our office where the concerns are investigated or sent on to another appropriate Penn State department for investigation.

University Resources

University Police and Public Safety
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Hotline: 800-550-7575 (TTY 866-714-7177)
Behavioral Threat Management Team Hotline: 1-855-863-BTMT (2868)
Assault resources by campus
Counseling and Psychological Services
Center for Women Students
University Ethics Policies and University Statement on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
Rock Ethics Institute

Community Resources

Attorney General Hotline: 814-863-1053
Pennsylvania State Police: 814-470-2238
Centre County Women's Resource Center, or telephone: 877-234-5050
Childline Telephone: 800-932-0313
National Domestic Violence Hotline or telephone: 800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN) or telephone: 800-656-4673
Look Out for Child Abuse

Other

Ethics and Compliance Hotline/ or telephone: 800-560-1637
Additional info online.