Southern University is committed to working with its employees to maintain a work environment free from violence, threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior. While this kind of conduct is not pervasive at Southern University, no employer is immune. Every employer may be affected by disruptive behavior at one time or another.
Such behavior can include oral or written statements, gestures, or expressions that communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical harm. Individuals who commit such acts may be removed from the University's premises and will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined elsewhere in this handbook; criminal penalties, or both.
Do not ignore violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating, or other disruptive behavior. If you observe or experience such behavior by anyone on the Southern University System's premises, whether he or she is a Southern University employee or not, report it immediately to a supervisor or department head. Supervisors and department heads who receive such reports should seek advice from the respective Human Resource Services office regarding investigating the incident and initiating appropriate action.
The University will support all efforts made by supervisors and University specialists in dealing with violent, threatening, harassing, intimidating or other disruptive behavior in our workplace and will monitor whether this policy is being implemented effectively. You should contact your respective Human Resource Services office with any questions.