President Barron’s Call To Action Event

The Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment, appointed by President Barron shortly after he took office, recommended last spring that a day be set aside each year to call the University community’s attention to issues related to sexual misconduct. The Task Force believed that by calling our community to action, each of us would be reminded that we are responsible not only for ourselves, but also for each other. If we are to achieve President Barron’s ambition that Penn State become a national leader in efforts to end sexual assault and sexual harassment, all of us must do our part.

The first Call to Action will be held today (Sept. 8th) from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 233 HUB-Robeson Center, and streamed online at calltoaction.psu.edu. President Barron, along with the University Park Undergraduate Association President Emily McDonald and Vice President Terry Ford, will offer remarks, and a panel discussion involving various faculty members, student leaders, and senior administrators will follow. The event will highlight progress the University is making toward President Barron’s ambition on this front and will call our collective attention to the need to do all we can to achieve this important goal.

On behalf of the Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment, it is encouraged to join this important discussion, either in person or online. The University is fully committed to doing all it can to minimize sexual assault and sexual harassment and to effectively respond to these problems whenever they occur. But your commitment to that shared ambition is required, if we are to achieve the end we all seek.

Please click on this link to watch a brief video highlighting this event, featuring the Presidents of the University Park Undergraduate Association and Council of Commonwealth Student Governments.