Debra Greenleaf is the Assistant Executive Director of the Centre County Women's Resource Center. She hopes the State College community can build on the past.
"I think it means we have some very serious choices to make in how we go forward with this information," Greenleaf said. "It's in part about how institutions respond to violence and the threat of violence and for us in particular, it's about how we respond in chorus."
Greenleaf says focusing on victims of child sexual abuse should be the main concern, and once this highly anticipated Freeh report is released, she thinks community reaction will be the most telling sign.
Mike Kuzniar graduated from Penn State in 1978. He says all the community can do now is wait. "I'm sure there's going to be lots of lawsuits that are spun out because of the report and everything that's going down," Kuzniar said. "I just hope it doesn't impact negatively on my alma mater."
Abby Baney says her hope is that the Penn State community can move forward from the scandal no matter what happens Thursday, and much like Greenleaf, she hopes the victims of child sexual abuse can feel more comfortable sharing their stories.
"Hopefully it will open a lot more doors for children out there that have been sexually abused," Baney said.