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Sexual Misconduct Practices and Policies

The mission of the University of Pennsylvania is to offer a world class education to our students, train future leaders, expand and advance research and knowledge, serve our community and society both at home and abroad, and provide the most expert and outstanding health care for our patients. To create and sustain a campus climate in which members of the University community are able to thrive and achieve their full potential, the University has established a wide range of policies, educational programs, resources, support, and reporting systems to respond to complaints of sexual misconduct made against students, postdoctoral fellows or other trainees, faculty, and staff. Sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct will not be tolerated. View the University of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct Policy, Resource Offices and Complaint Procedures to find the full Penn policy or information about campus resource offices, including the Office of the Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer.

The University and Penn GSE take reports of incidents of sexual harassment seriously. We recognize the importance of cultivating an inclusive community and recognize the serious damage incidents of sexual misconduct cause, not only to the individuals involved but the community as a whole. In addition to making a formal report, there are options to seek support and advice from confidential resources. These University, community, and national resources are available on the Penn Violence Prevention Campus Resources webpage.

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Official Reporting Offices for Sexual Misconduct Complaints:

Investigative Office for Sexual Misconduct Complaints

The official office for reporting, initiating a formal complaint, and investigation of violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policies, including violations of the Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence Policies, is the Office of the Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer. The contact information for that Office is:

Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer
(215) 898-2887
3901 Walnut Street, Suite 320 

If reports of sexual misconduct are made with or come to the attention of the following offices, they must ensure that appropriate action is taken, including notifying the University’s AVP and Title IX Officer:

Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs
(215) 898-6993
Suite 421, Franklin Building

Student Intervention Services, VPUL
(215) 898-6081; (215) 768-6527 Nights/Weekends
3611 Locust Walk

Office of Student Conduct
(215) 898-5651
Suite 400, 3440 Market Street

Office of Staff and Labor Relations, Division of Human Resources
(215) 898-6093
Suite 600, Franklin Building

Confidential Resources for Information, Counseling, and Support

If a complainant does not feel comfortable coming forward to the individual or office designated above, they can talk with other individuals at Penn GSE or the University who can help them navigate the reporting process, including:

  • Penn GSE Assistant Dean for Student Services – Ann Tiao
  • Penn GSE Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs – Jessie Harper
  • Penn GSE Chief People Officer – Emma Grigore

Contact Penn GSE Human Resources

For any questions, concerns, or additional information regarding Human Resources topics, please contact us.

Emma Grigore
Chief People Officer
3700 Walnut Street | 425
3440 Market Street | 376

Kristine Chin
Human Resources Coordinator
3440 Market Street | 371