95.33 - Reporting Incidents of Violent or Threatening Behavior

April 5, 2012

A. General. The University of Idaho is committed to providing a safe working, living and learning environment for its members and visitors. This commitment applies to all facilities and locations, including vehicles and field locations, where university business is conducted or services are provided. Individuals who are found to have engaged in violent or threatening behavior shall be held accountable under university policy, as well as local, state, and federal law. Violators will be referred to the appropriate disciplinary procedure as identified below. Violations of the law may also be referred for criminal or civil prosecution.

A-1. University Employees. Employees who engage in violent or threatening behavior will be subject to disciplinary action as governed by FSH 3910, 3920 or 3930.

A-2. University Students. Students who engage in violent or threatening behavior will be subject to disciplinary action as governed by the applicable article(s) of the Student Code of Conduct (FSH 2300). [ed. 12-10]

A-3. Campus Visitors. Campus visitors who engage in violent or threatening behavior will be removed or barred from university premises and may be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.

B. Definition. Violent or threatening behavior is behavior that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety, or the safety of others. Examples include, but are not limited to, physical acts that intend to or cause harm to an individual; harassing or threatening oral or written statements, telephone calls, e-mail messages, or gestures; frequent or prolonged shouting; or behaviors such as stalking.

C. Procedures. All members of the University community benefit by helping to maintain a safe working, living, and learning environment. Anyone having information about a possible incident should report the information by completing the Workplace Violence Incident Report [Sample Form]. Retaliation against individuals who report incidents of violent or threatening behavior is strictly prohibited. The following procedures should be followed when reporting incidents of violent or threatening behavior at the University:

C-1. Emergency or Life-Threatening Incidents.

i) All individuals at the Moscow or Coeur d'Alene campuses should call 911 at any time during the day or night for immediate assistance. Individuals at the Boise campus should dial 9-911, while individuals at the Idaho Falls campus should dial 8-911 for immediate assistance. [rev. 12-10, 4-12]

ii) After reporting the incident to the police, the incident should be reported to the appropriate university officials as identified in C-2. below.

C-2. All Other Incidents.

i) University Employees. Report the incident to the appropriate university official:

a) Contact your immediate supervisor first; if your supervisor is not available, contact the next level administrator; or

b) For incidents at a university outreach location, contact the center dean or manager; or

c) If none of the above are available, contact the Director of Emergency & Security, (208) 885-2254. [rev. 4-12]

ii) University Students. Report the incident to the Dean of Students, (208) 885-6757.

iii) All Other Individuals. All other individuals should contact the Director of Emergency & Security, (208) 885-2254. [rev. 4-12]

C-3. Reporting Incidents to the Director of Emergency & Security. Supervisors and the Dean of Students should report all incidents to the Director of Emergency & Security, (208) 885-2254, within 24 hours or on the first business day after the incident is reported. [rev. 4-12]

C-4. Human Resources Contacted. The Director of Emergency & Security will subsequently notify the Executive Director of Human Resources if the incident involves an employee. [rev. 4-12]

C-5. Reporting Sexual Harassment and/or Discrimination. Behavior that may constitute a violation of the University’s sexual harassment and/or discrimination policies (Reference FSH 3200, 3210, 3215, and 3220) should also be reported immediately to the Director of Human Rights, Access and Inclusion [ed. 7-10, 12-10].