This web site contains archived material. Launched on Feb. 13, 2012, this web site was the first iteration of the University’s official online response and communications platform designed to address difficult issues arising from November 2011. A new version of this web site, known as Progress, was created on June 4, 2012 and can be found at By archiving this former “Openness” website we are ensuring that nothing is permanently deleted and it remains available online for reference. For current information from June 4, 2012 to today, visit Progress at the link above.

The Pennsylvania State University Home Page Information Resource - Toward a More Open University


This website is for the Penn State community and other stakeholders to learn the latest information about current events, messages from President Erickson, and the Board of Trustees.

As part of fulfilling President Erickson and the Board's promise of new leadership committed to openness and communications, this website will serve as a resource for information about the University as well as information regarding ongoing investigations and related matters.

As information becomes available it will be added to the site.

For questions or further information contact the Office of University Relations:

By Email:
By Telephone: 814-865-7517
By mail: Office of University Relations
The Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802