3/26: Special edition on compliance; Student-athletes' record grades; Altoona community service all star

Penn State Today

News for the Penn State community

News for the Penn State community

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The University’s Office of Ethics and Compliance is partnering with Penn State Today to create a special quarterly issue highlighting University-wide ethics and compliance initiatives. In this issue, we will focus on the recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law and its effects on faculty, staff, volunteers and University policy.



University announces phased approach to background checks

University officials have been working over the past several months to develop an operational plan for conducting background checks required by recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law. This law went into effect in December 2014 and includes Penn State within its definition of a “school” that is covered by the law.   Full story

Requirements for the 2015 youth program season

Each year, more than 150,000 children attend youth programs provided by Penn State, with the bulk of these programs taking place in the summer months. To help centralize youth protection efforts across these programs and ensure compliance with applicable laws and Penn State policy, the Youth Programs Compliance Unit is reminding program coordinators and all who work with these programs at the University of four required steps.  Full story

Police say women coming forward in KDR case, hope for more to be interviewed

State College Police on March 25 reported via Twitter that they have talked with several women who have come forward to assist in the investigation of the "members-only" Facebook page allegedly created by members of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State. The page reportedly contained images of partially clothed and nude women before it was deleted. Police say they also have had discussions with some fraternity members themselves.  Full story