Philadelphia area campuses on heightened alert

Penn State, along with other universities that have a presence in the Philadelphia region, has learned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that there have been vague threats on social media of violence at "a Philadelphia area University." The FBI indicated that similarly vague threats have been made on social media across the country in the last several days.

While law enforcement is not aware of any specific threat, Penn State University Police and Public Safety is closely monitoring the situation and police at Penn State's Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley campuses will be operating with heightened awareness and diligence. Classes and activities will continue as normal on Monday.

Students, faculty and staff at Abington, Brandywine and Great Valley should report any concerns or suspicious activity to police, either by dialing 911 or by calling one of the following numbers:

Abington: 215-881-7575

Brandywine: 610-892-1496

Great Valley: 610-648-3203

Contacts: 

Bill Tyson

Work Phone: 
610-892-1254