Conduct, Care, and Concern

Support and Resources for Student Concerns

Your academic experience is of paramount importance. So if during your education you encounter behaviors that are concerning, disruptive, or impeding your or other students' performance, you can reach out to the World Campus Conduct, Care, and Concern staff to express your concerns. Our staff can help students who are feeling challenged by something other than a mental health concern.

Case Management

If you choose to reach out, your case will be handled by the assistant director for World Campus Student Affairs and liaison to the Penn State Office of Student Conduct. 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 Conduct. The assistant director uses the Penn State Ethical Decision-Making Model to provide guided, supportive conversations with students, faculty, and staff as concerns arise.

Meet the Penn State World Campus Assistant Director for Student Affairs

In her role as assistant director and case manager, Jennifer Toof provides support, resources, and training to World Campus students, faculty, and staff, in partnership with World Campus and University Park Student Conduct.

Jennifer's experience in the field includes Residence Life and Student Activities Services at a Penn State campus, where she was responsible for crisis management, providing student support, resources, programming, and leadership training through co-curricular initiatives.

How the Process Works

If you are ready to communicate an issue, please fill out the Conduct, Care, and Concern Form to be connected with a staff representative.

Academic Integrity

The assistant director for World Campus Student Affairs is your resource for the academic integrity process. View our Academic Integrity policies.

Student Conduct Resources

The Office of Student Conduct 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 Conduct is designed to foster growth and learning by holding students accountable for their behavior. The goal of the Office of Student Conduct is to create a community in which students’ actions validate the essential values of Penn State.

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 Conduct 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 Conduct 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.