President Soltz Institutes Full Review of BU Sexual Abuse and Harassment Policies

Dr. David Soltz

Dr. David Soltz, President of Bloomsburg University, released the following statement to the BU community in light of the recent events at Penn State. In the letter Dr. Soltz orders of review of all BU policies related to sexual abuse and harassment.

We are all deeply concerned about the handling of the allegations of sexual abuse/sexual assault of minor children by a former Penn State coach. Therefore, I am immediately instituting a full review of the following policies and procedures (including reporting requirements, where reports can be made, how reports are made, etc.) at BU:

Sexual harassment
Abuse, sexual and otherwise
Unwanted sexual activity
Illegal activity, such as child pornography

If you see, hear about or know about possible child abuse on our campus, please immediately contact University Police at (570) 389-4168. After making this phone call, inform your immediate supervisor who in turn will contact his/her respective vice president. These individuals will also immediately contact University Police. What is essential is that university police are notified immediately. Nothing is more important that the health and safety of all members of the Bloomsburg University community and visitors to our campus, particularly children.

— David L. Soltz, President