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Addressing Threatening Behavior


  • Threatening Behavior is any statement, communication, conduct, or gesture, including those in written form, directed toward any member of the University community that causes a reasonable apprehension of physical harm to a person or property. 


    Threatening Behavior IS:

    • Direct or implied threats of violence;
    • Challenges to fight;
    • Shoving;
    • Physical attacks;
    • Stalking;
    • Threatening phone calls, emails or other such correspondence;
    • Acts of harassment and similar behaviors.


    Threatening behavior should be immediately discussed with your department chair or supervisor, Campus Police, and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. 

    For information on how to respond to Threatening Behavior, see our Disruptive and Threatening Student Behavior Guidelines for Faculty and Staff