Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct promotes a safe living and learning environment for all students. Creating a community in which students’ actions reflect the Penn State values is of utmost importance. The Code of Conduct guides this process, helping to maintain a civil and safe community for all Penn Staters.
The Office of Student Conduct will continue to respond to and manage conduct concerns during this time, however, will be doing so virtually. The physical location, 120 Boucke Building, is closed.
If you have a pre-scheduled meeting with OSC, case managers will be reaching out with information on conducting distance/virtual appointments. If you have not heard from your case manager, you are encouraged to reach out to them directly. Your case manager’s information is in any previously received correspondence. You can also find contact information through the Office of Student Conduct staff directory link (https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/conduct/staff).
If you have received communication from the Office of Student Conduct indicating you need to schedule an appointment, you can schedule a virtual meeting by emailing your case manager. If you need to know who your case manager is, please call (814)-863-0342. Virtual appointments will be conducted via telephone or Zoom teleconferencing software.
Note that walk-in hours have also been discontinued for the time being. If you have a general question or concern, please either call (814) 863-0342 or email the Office of Student Conduct at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to submit a referral, please do so through our online reporting form (link below). IMPORTANT: If this you have a safety emergency, please contact University Police at 814-863-1111, your local police department or 911.
For other FAQ's during this unprecedented time, please refer to our updated FAQ page.
To submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct, please click the following link:
Welcome to the Office of Student Conduct. The office supports the University's mission by promoting a just, safe, orderly, and supportive university climate. The office upholds and enforces behavioral standards, administers conduct processes, provides system-wide staff training and educates students through mediation, leadership development, conduct sanctions and other educational intervention efforts.
The Office of Student Conduct is dedicated to supporting students by maintaining a conduct process that is educational, equitable, expeditious and just. We foster students' learning and growth by administering a process that teaches responsibility by holding students accountable for their behavior, encourages the expression of diverse views and opinions, and validates healthy choices and the concepts of individual and community respect.
Through programs and services, we strive to help students mature and become contributing citizens within Penn State and the local communities. We help to create a University culture that is self-disciplined, where civility is embraced and the community norms and actions validate the essential values of Penn State:
- Personal and academic integrity
- Respect for the dignity of all persons and a willingness to learn from the differences in people, ideas, and opinions
- Respect for the rights, property, and safety of others
- Concern for others and their feelings and their need for conditions that support an environment where they can work, grow, and succeed at Penn State
To report any incident that you believe may be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, contact the Office of Student Conduct. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, hazing and/or other forms of harassment, please visit the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response website. If this is an emergency, please contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or call 911.
You may report an incident for any student at Penn State. When a report is received, the Office of Student Conduct will evaluate the report and determine student status. The Office of Student Conduct may be in touch with the complainant to describe next steps and/or to clarify or gather more information. Following that, the Office of Student Conduct will schedule a time to meet with the respondent; the formal or informal conduct process begins at that point. For incidents involving the Commonwealth Campuses, the Office of Student Conduct will connect with Student Conduct designees at the Commonwealth Campuses if necessary for further evaluation and potential management of the case.