Policies on Respectful Treatment of Learners

Penn State College of Medicine is committed to assuring a safe, encouraging, and supportive learning environment that reflects our commitments to professionalism, respect, appreciation of diversity, and virtues such as honesty, integrity, compassion, and kindness.

All Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine faculty and staff will conduct themselves in a professional manner and will contribute to creation of an environment supportive of learning.

We will strive to treat our students and trainees the way we want them to treat everyone – with dedication, respect, and compassion. We expect that these policies will continue to be living documents, and that we will continue to improve and address issues pertaining to respect in our learning environment as they arise.

Culture of Respect in Education (C.O.R.E.) Policy

Mistreatment, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment are prohibited at Penn State College of Medicine.

Internal users should see the full C.O.R.E. policy here for examples of lapses in behavior in the areas outlined above, as well as details in the Reporting and Responding to Concerns of Mistreatment.

Penn State Administrative Policy 47 and Policy 85 are directly relevant.