Safety at Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona is dedicated to designing and implementing robust and constantly-assessed safety measures to make our students, employees, and visitors feel and be safer on our Ivyside and downtown campuses.

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If you need immediate assistance, please call 911.

Additional Emergency Resources

988 and the Penn State Crisis Line can also be used for consultation if you know someone or are with someone who is experiencing a crisis. Faculty and staff may also refer to the Red Folder for additional information to assist distressed students.

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University Police

Penn State Altoona is patrolled by our University Police officers around the clock, 365 days a year. They are responsible for the protection of and service to our students, faculty, and staff. University Police officers are also charged with enforcing both the laws of the Commonwealth and University regulations. They have full law enforcement authority on our campus.

University Police Resources:

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Local and State Law Enforcement

University Police have a close working relationship with area law enforcement, including support agreements with Logan Township Police and the City of Altoona Police.

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Support Resources

Title IX
Sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking/unhealthy relationships, and domestic violence resources

Care and Concern Report
Share concerns about a student's academic progress, wellness, or safety

Behavioral Threat Management Team
Recognize and report behavior you believe to be a potential concern

Red Folder Initiative
Resources to assist students in distress

Don't Cancel That Class
Request a workshop during your class time

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Penn State Resources for Reporting

Penn State encourages reporting misconduct. If you see something, say something.

Penn State offers numerous resources to raise concerns. When in doubt about where to report, call the Office of Ethics and Compliance (814-867-5088) or your Human Resources Strategic Partner for advice.