AKRON, Ohio – In the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, The University of Akron is staying one step ahead.
What would you do? What should you do? What must you do? That’s the email all faculty and staff at UA received in their inboxes. It’s a reminder to them from UA President Luis Proenza about employees duties to report “alleged illegal activities” to supervisors and proper law enforcement. It includes criminal acts and academic misconduct, Proenza noted, as the Penn State scandal dominates news coverage.
“It is imperative that all members of the UA community understand their personal and professional responsibilities,” Proenza said in the email. “It is incumbent all of us report promptly suspected violations of our standards to a supervisor or to Human Resources; or to the proper authorities as may be required by law.”
Proenza continued in the email to say there’s an expectation that administrators, faculty, staff and students will act honorably and ethically” and in compliance with the law “in every instance.”
Proenza also listed contacts and phone numbers for faculty and students to report any alleged illegal activity to.