Student Conduct Resources

The Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response at Penn State serves as a valuable resource for the University community by promoting a safe living and learning environment using the Code of Conduct. The disciplinary process administered by the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response is designed to foster growth and learning by holding students accountable for their behavior. The goal of the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response is to create a community in which students’ actions validate the essential values of Penn State. Learn more about commonly asked questions related to student conduct.

You can report a possible violation of the Code of Conduct.

Case Management

Your case will be handled by Jen Toof, the assistant director for Penn State World Campus Student Affairs and liaison to the Penn State Office of Accountability and Conflict Response. In this role, the case manager is responsible for discussing with faculty, instructors, staff, and advisers if a disruption or inappropriate behavior meets conditions for referral to the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response. The assistant director uses the Penn State Ethical Decision-Making Model to provide guided, supportive conversations with students, faculty, and staff as concerns arise.

Academic Integrity

In addition to student conduct, the assistant director is also your resource for the academic integrity process. View our Academic Integrity policies.

Off-Campus Misconduct

Penn State expects students to conduct themselves in accordance with the law. Student behavior that may have violated any local, state, or federal law, or yields a complaint from others alleging law violations or student misconduct, will be reviewed by the University. Upon receipt of a complaint alleging student misconduct, the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response will review the allegations and consult with student affairs to determine the appropriate course of action if needed by the University.

Student Conduct Events and Programming

Representatives from the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Response are available to speak to students and staff regarding many conduct-related topics, including Know the Code (general code of conduct information), academic integrity, sexual harassment and misconduct, ethical decision making, Clery and Title IX updates, or any other issue your audience may benefit from. You may request a presentation by submitting the Online Presentation Request Form.