Violent or Threatening Behavior

In situations where violence occurs or appears imminent, individuals should immediately call 911. 

Violent or threatening behavior encompasses a range of activities occurring on or off University or Medical Center Grounds and generates reasonable concern for personal or community safety. Violent and/or threatening behavior includes but is not limited to the following examples:  

  • Brandishing a weapon or firearm
  • Unsanctioned possession of firearms, weapons, or other dangerous items
  • Intentionally injuring another person physically
  • Committing injurious or threatening acts related to sexual assault, stalking, dating or domestic violence, or sexual harassment
  • Threatening to injure an individual or to damage property
  • Defacing or damaging property
  • Engaging in verbal or physical behavior that creates a reasonable fear of physical injury
  • Intentionally engaging in verbal or physical behavior that subjects any individual to extreme emotional distress
  • Engaging in threatening or violent behavior based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or other protected status

Any individual who engages in violent or threatening behavior may be removed and/or prosecuted for trespass, disorderly conduct, or other offenses under state or federal law.

Engaging in violent or threatening behavior that violates the student, employee, faculty, medical center, or patient codes or standards of conduct; the Title IX Policy; the Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH Policy); or the Preventing and Addressing Retaliation Policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, termination of services, or expulsion.