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Penn State releases misconduct reporting data

The data offer the first public look into the university's ethics office in years.

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The Office of Ethics and Compliance is housed in Rider Building, in downtown State College.
Georgianna Sutherland / For Spotlight PA

For the first time in six years, Penn State has made internal data on misconduct complaints publicly accessible, fulfilling a commitment by the university to improve the transparency of its Office of Ethics and Compliance, Spotlight PA’s Wyatt Massey reports. 

Data for the first two months of 2024 were presented to the Penn State Board of Trustees’ legal and compliance committee at their public meeting in March. Before that, these kind of data had been shared with trustees in private meetings, a university spokesperson previously told Spotlight PA.

In January and February, the Penn State ethics hotline received 117 reports, compared to 64 complaints during the same period in 2023, according to data shared by Amber Grove, the university’s new chief ethics and compliance officer.

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