Crime, Threats and Violence

Promoting a Culture of Safety

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes can occur without warning at any time. Each member of our community has a role in emergency preparation and response. As an individual, you can help by:

  • Observing your surroundings>
  • Asking about suspicious or questionable behavior,
  • Calling for help when safety is an issue.

Being alert to what's going on around us creates a culture that promotes and enhances security and safety and the openness and accessibility of our campus.

If you witness an event or circumstances that raise your concern about a potential for threat to safety to you or others, take the following steps:

  • Call 911 for police assistance if you witness violence taking place, or believe/feel that there is a threat of imminent danger to your own or someone else's safety.
  • Communicate to an administrator/supervisor, or other responsible person, any knowledge of threat-related behavior or potential violence including but not limited to the possession of a weapon in the workplace and/or the classroom. When in doubt as to who to call---call 911.

Administrators, supervisors, and other responsible campus officials who believe there is an emerging potential threat to someone's safety should consult with any one of the following campus staff members who can provide further assistance:

When in doubt, call 911.

Additional resources related to employee concerns can be found through the Employee Assistance Program.

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