Source: Office of the Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs
Members of the UW-Whitewater community have a responsibility to promote and a right to expect an organized community where individuals accept their obligations to the group and where well-defined policies and procedures guide behavior for the common good.
-UW-Whitewater Guide to Citizenship
Acts of violence are prohibited by law. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is firmly committed to providing a campus environment based on civility, respect and the free expression of ideas. Consequently, the university has a policy of "zero tolerance" for acts of violence, fear, harassment, and other forms of aggressive or intimidating behavior. Any threat or incident of campus violence must be reported and all reports will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.Violence and threats of violence are always prohibited on campus, especially whenever:
Examples of campus violence could include, but are not limited to:
Responding to Incidents of Campus Violence
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Department will respond promptly to all acts of campus violence or threats of imminent violence. Dial 9-911 from any university phone without delay. Other disruptive, aggressive, or threatening behavior that could lead to violence should also be reported to the University Police for intervention at 4660. Involved employees may also be referred to the Employee Assistance Program on campus by calling 1490. Additionally, all incidents of actual or potential campus violence are to be reported immediately to an appropriate person which could include one's supervisor, department chair, faculty member, residence hall director, or Student Life staff member. The employee who receives such a report is obligated to channel the complaint through the appropriate university procedures. In addition to this policy, there are a number of existing campus policies and procedures that will be used in dealing with campus violence. These include work rules for classified employees, the sexual harassment policy, the academic staff and faculty complaint procedures, and Student Nonacademic Misconduct Procedures (UWS 17). Any person who exhibits violent, aggressive or threatening behavior will be held accountable for their actions under University policy and rules, as well as local, state and federal laws. Violators are subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal, and are further subject to criminal prosecution.
|If resolved in the unit and no disciplinary action is required...||If disciplinary or other action is considered...|
|The investigator will take whatever action is deemed appropriate, list the action(s) taken on the Campus Violent Incident Report form and forward copies to University Police and Human Resources & Diversity, and the Dean of Students (if students are involved).||The investigator should confer with Human Resources & Diversity, the appropriate division head, and the Dean of Students (if students are involved) to determine the most responsive disciplinary action to be taken.|
Last Reviewed: October 2015