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To all employees of Purdue University,

The sad news out of Penn State over the past two weeks has brought a renewed national focus on child abuse. With this in mind, I convened a meeting this week with my senior officers to evaluate Purdue policies, practices and training for recognizing and reporting abuse.

At Purdue, we are committed to the safety of those who study and work at our University, as well as those who visit. Each of us has the responsibility to do what is right to keep our University safe.

Under Indiana Law, we all have an obligation to report child abuse or neglect. If you are a witness to questionable activity, you must act immediately.

  • If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • If it is not an emergency, alert a senior staff member and call Purdue Police at 765-494-8221 or Child Protective Services at 800-800-5556.
  • Purdue also offers a Whistleblower hotline (www.purdue.edu/hotline/ or 866-818-2620), where any potential criminal activity can be reported anonymously.

Thank you for your part in helping to keep our campuses safe.

Sincerely,

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France A. Córdova
President