University announces new combined hotline

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of an effort to simplify misconduct reporting at the University, the Office of Ethics and Compliance has implemented a new universal hotline for reporting concerns about all misconduct.

The hotline combines the Ethics and Compliance, Report Bias and Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence hotlines. This will make reporting more effective and efficient, and removes confusion associated with multiple hotlines for different purposes. The hotline, active since Aug. 24, was one of the recommendations made by the Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.

The phone number for the combined Penn State Hotline is 800-560-1637. Reports can also be made online at An independent third party administers the hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reports can be made anonymously and without fear of retaliation. For calls regarding sexual assault or relationship violence, callers will be connected with confidential support services at their geographic location.

Last Updated September 23, 2020