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KUMC Workplace and Campus Violence Policy

Policy
Purpose: 

The purpose of this policy is to outline the University’s efforts to provide an environment that is free from violence by highlighting preventive measures, holding perpetrators of violence accountable, and by providing assistance and support to victims.

Applies to: 

KU Medical Center community (Faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows, visitors)

Campus: 
Medical Center, Kansas City
Wichita
Salina
Policy Statement: 

The University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for its students, faculty, staff, affiliates and visitors.  To that end, the University will take reasonable measures to foster an environment that is free from violence, in any form, both on campus and at off-campus locations under the control of the University. 

Prohibited Behavior

Prohibited acts of violence include, but are not limited to: threats, threatening behavior, intimidation, harassment, physical attack, property damage, domestic/relationship violence, stalking, or any related conduct which disrupts the ability for others to perform work or participate in University programs or activities or which disrupts the organization's ability to carry out its mission. 

Acts of violence executed off University property but directed at University faculty, staff, or students, or members of the public while conducting official University business, are also prohibited by this policy.  Off-site threats include, but are not limited to, threats made via telephone, text messaging, social media, electronic or conventional mail, or any other communication medium.

For any person authorized to carry a concealed weapon, it shall also be prohibited for such person to use the fact or possibility that they are carrying a concealed weapon with the intent to intimidate another person except in defense of self or others.

Any person who engages in acts of violence on University owned or controlled property may be removed from the premises pending the outcome of an investigation.

Reporting

All employees and students are responsible for helping to maintain a safe working or learning environment and are urged to take reasonable precautions to prevent violence and other unsafe conditions on University property. 

Employees and students are expected to notify the University of any threats or acts of violence which they have witnessed, received or have been informed of by third parties.  Employees and students should also report any behavior they have witnessed which they regard as threatening or violent and which might be carried out on University-owned or controlled property or in connection with the University’s mission. 

All employees identified as Campus Security Authorities are also required to report any acts of violence that qualify as Clery Act crimes to KU Medical Center’s Police Department.  Clery Act crimes include: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, or arson;  hate crimes, including the aforementioned as well as larceny, simple assault, intimidation, or destruction of property if these crimes are carried out because of a bias against the victim; and sexual violence crimes, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. 

In cases of actual or imminent threat, call 911.

In cases of potential threats or violence, call KU Medical Center Police at (913) 588—5030.

If the threat or act of violence involves sexual violence or assault, domestic or intimate partner violence, or stalking, KU Medical Center’s Title IX Coordinator should also be contacted at (913) 588-8011.

Protection Orders

Any employee or student who receives a protective or restraining order, which identifies any University property as a protected area, must provide KU Medical Center Police with a copy of the order.  A copy should also be provided to KU Medical Center’s Title IX Coordinator if the case involves sexual violence, including domestic violence, dating or intimate partner violence or stalking.  Additionally, a copy should be provided to KU Medical Center’s Human Resources Office if any individual involved is a University employee.

CARE Team

KU Medical Center’s Campus Assessment Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team is responsible for reviewing intimidating, threatening or concerning behavior or violent acts on the part of employees, students, visitors, or others which may present a threat to the University community.   The CARE Team also engages in efforts to prevent violence by providing support and resources to individuals referred to the team for help.  The CARE Team operates pursuant to the CARE Team Policy.

Any person can make a report regarding an individual in the University community to the CARE Team, if they believe the individual is engaging in concerning, alarming, disturbing or threatening behavior.  The CARE Team members are listed in the Policy.

Retaliation

The University prohibits any action taken against an individual because that individual makes a good faith report of violence, perceived violence, or potential violence or because they refer another to the CARE Team.  It is also prohibited by University policy to retaliate against any individual because they participate in any investigation into or review of behavior contemplated by this policy. 

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 
Consequences: 

Violations of this policy may result in barring the person(s) from the University owned or controlled property, dismissal, arrest, and/or prosecution.

Contact: 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources: 

Approved by: 
Vice Chancellor for Administration
Approved on: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Effective on: 
Friday, June 2, 2017
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Weapons, Threats, Guns, Violence, Emergency
Review, Approval & Change History: 

2017-06-02: new

Operational Categories: 
Health & Safety
Personnel: Faculty/Academic Staff Categories: 
Workplace Rules & Guidelines
Personnel: Staff Categories: 
Workplace Rules & Guidelines
Personnel: Student Employees Categories: 
Workplace Rules & Guidelines

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