Indiana University South Bend recognizes that civility, understanding, and mutual respect foster a climate intrinsic to excellence in teaching and learning. Violence or threats of violence on campus or at campus sponsored events will not be tolerated.
- Endangers the safety of any employee, student, visitor or faculty member
- Has an impact on an individual’s physical and/or psychological well-being
- Causes damage to personal or University property
- Creates a hostile campus environment.
Any individual who commits a violent act or threatens to commit a violent act toward a person or property on campus or at campus sponsored events shall be subjected to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. In addition, civil and/or criminal penalties may be pursued as appropriate.
Members of the campus community are expected to take any threat or violent act seriously and to report such acts to appropriate contact resources. Violence or threatening acts are complex, intimidating and confusing. Students, faculty, visitors or staff should not put themselves in danger, but rather utilize campus resources to assess the danger, design appropriate intervention, and employ reasonable safety measures.