Louis Freeh, the former FBI director and federal judge who has led an independent, external investigation into all aspects of the University's actions related to child abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, in Philadelphia. Freeh will discuss the findings of his investigation, to be released at 9 a.m. July 12 at http://www.TheFreehReportonPSU.com online.
The press conference will be broadcast live on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and online. To watch the press conference on PCN, check your local channel listings or visit http://pcntv.com/in-your-area/channel-designations/ online. The press conference also will be streamed live online by multiple outlets, including ESPN (at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/source/espn3/id/545609/ online), WPSU (at http://wpsu.org/live online) and PCN (at http://www.pcntv.com online).
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State has approved today (July 11) a new University-wide administrative policy, AD73, "Accessing Athletic and Recreational Facilities." The policy limits Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics facilities' use to Penn State student-athletes and Athletics personnel, and recreational facilities' use to individuals with a valid University identification card, during normal hours of operation.
"The University's new facilities policy is an important part of an overall plan to provide the safest environment possible to our constituents, and also re-emphasizes our commitment to offer athletic and recreational space for the use of our students, faculty, staff and their guests," said Steve Shelow, assistant vice president for University Police and Public Safety. "It's important to note that we will continue to honor prior agreements with outside organizations to use these facilities."
Judge Freeh has just announced he will release the findings of his investigation online at 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 12 on www.TheFreehReportonPSU.com.
We look forward to seeing the report on Thursday and reviewing Judge Freeh's recommendations. The University will provide a response in Scranton on Thursday at a time and location to be announced.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations has released its fundraising results for fiscal year 2011-12.
Despite a year that was marked by unprecedented challenges for the Penn State community, the support of the University’s alumni and friends remains strong as it continues to advance its $2 billion fundraising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. Since the For the Future campaign began on January 1, 2007, $1.6 billion has been secured toward the goal of $2 billion by June 2014. The campaign continues to run ahead of schedule.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A new Penn State policy, effective July 5, 2012, requires final job candidates and third-party employees who are offered employment on or after the policy effective date to undergo a criminal background check before approval of their work at the University.
Three of the University’s prior policies (HR69, HR95 and HR96) have been combined into the new HR99 policy, "Background Check Process," incorporating a more comprehensive procedure that also ensures compliance with recently issued U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on background checks.
“To provide the safest possible environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors it is imperative that Penn State implements consistent and thorough background check procedures,” said Susan Basso, associate vice president for Human Resources. “This policy will help the University make sound hiring decisions and also will help minimize risk for the University.”