PNW is committed to maintaining a community that recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person.

The university takes seriously reports of discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment and assault), child abuse, ethical concerns and access barriers.

Reporting Sexual Assault

If you experience sexual assault, relationship violence,sexual exploitation or stalking, please contact your Title IX Coordinator immediately. They can provide help and support.

Laura Odom

Associate Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

(219) 785-5545

Mandatory Reporter Responsibilities

If you have been designated a Mandatory Reporter , you must report all Title IX violations of sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment (including sexual violence, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, stalking) and child sexual abuse, to the Title IX Coordinator on your campus.

While the University encourages all campus community members to report incidents of harassment or discrimination, a mandatory reporter is an individual designated by the university who has the authority and responsibility to remedy harassment or those with whom a student would reasonably believe to have such authority.

  • President, Chancellor, vice presidents, vice chancellors, vice provosts, deans, department heads, directors and coaches
  • All faculty members
  • Employees in supervisory or management roles
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Academic advisers
  • Student Organization advisers (including fraternities and sororities)
  • Residential life staff
  1. Ensure your safety and the safety of the reporter/victim. In an emergency or situation of imminent danger, call 911 immediately.
  2. Inform the person reporting that you are required to report the incident to the University’s Title IX Coordinator only, not to the police, supervisors, family members, friends or others.
  3. Explain to the person reporting that if they do not wish to, they do not have to press charges or file a report with law enforcement.
  4. Listen to the person.
  5. Report the incident to theTitle IX Coordinator on your campus- Linda Knox (Hammond) or Laura Odom (Westville)
  6. Refer the person reporting to relevant resources for additional support.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Indiana law requires that all persons over the age of 18 report suspected child abuse or neglect to the police or Child Protective Services. If you suspect or witness child sexual abuse on campus, you must report it to the police and/or the local child protective services.

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

The University encourages you to report incidents of Harassment, Discrimination, or Retaliation to the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.  Your concerns will be addressed promptly and consistently.

Hammond Location

Lawshe Hall, Room 218


Westville Location

Schwarz Hall, Room 25 D


Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment can be found on pages 35- 57 of the Fostering Respect Creating Community booklet.

Reporting Accessibility Barriers

If you  experience any barrier which prevents you from accessing or participating in any University program, activity, service , or event; please let us know by completing the Campus Accessibility Concern form or contacting your campus ADA Coordinator.

Anonymous Reporting

Purdue University has a simple and anonymous method of reporting concerns about unethical or illegal behavior, suspected fraud, waste, issues of academic integrity or scholastic misconduct, or misuse of University assets, as well as regulatory noncompliance. Call 1-866-818-2620 or click Purdue Hotline.