University Policies Related to Educational Equity and Civility
AD85 Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Related Inappropriate Conduct
- Describes the process for resolving discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment complaints involving students, faculty, and staff.
- Terri Mando and Ken Miller are the College's designated resource persons to assist in the resolution of complaints of sexual harassment; the College Ombudsperson can also serve as a resource in such matters.
AC76 Faculty Rights and Responsibilities (including the Role of the Ombudsperson)
- Describes the informal and formal process for resolving complaints involving faculty members.
- Explains the office of the College Ombudsperson. This individual works with faculty and administrators to resolve differences informally and in a confidential manner.
- Describes the functions of the University Committee of Faculty Rights and Responsibilities. This body reviews petitions dealing with complaints against and from faculty members.
- To send an email to the College Ombudsperson and Alternate: [email protected].
HR79 Staff Grievance Procedure
- Describes the informal and formal process for resolving complaints involving staff members.
AD29 Statement on Intolerance
- Describes the University's position on acts of intolerance originating from discrimination.
HR11 Affirmative Action in Employment at the Pennsylvania State University
- Specifies the role of the Affirmative Action Office to work with administrative units to resolve complaints based on discrimination.
- States the principle of prompt, fair, and impartial consideration of discrimination complaints.
- Penn State University Affirmative Action
- Educational Equity Office
- Faculty Rights Regarding Classroom Behavior (PDF) | (Word)
- This document deals with confronting disruptive behavior, the importance of communicating expectations, campus resources available to assist faculty, and relevant University policies and procedures.