College campuses are obliged to have policies regarding sexual harassment/sex discrimination. These very broad overlapping categories include sexual assault and the systemic cover-up of abusive behavior within a department. These kinds of a matters are handled by Penn State’s Affirmative Action Office. Each area of the university is also expected to have staff members trained in handling harassment complaints – including the Athletic Department. They are the college’s front line – the people to whom staff and students are directed when they need help. The people who are supposed to tell you what to do, for example, if you see a guy raping someone in the showers.
As far as I can tell, Penn State’s athletic department has two such staff members – a man and a woman whose names have not come up in reporting on the scandal (neither are part of the football program).Powered by Sidelines