Workplace Violence

The safety and security of Hutchinson Community College employees, students and patrons are very important. Threats, threatening behavior, acts of violence or any related conduct which disrupts another's work performance or the organization's ability to execute its mission will not be tolerated.

Any person who makes threats, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in violent acts on owned or leased property or at a college sponsored event of Hutchinson Community College may be removed from the premises, program or activity pending the outcome of an investigation. Threats, threatening behavior or other acts of violence executed off college-owned or leased property but directed at Hutchinson Community College employees while conducting official college business, is a violation of this policy. Off-site threats include but are not limited to threats made via the telephone, fax, electronic or conventional mail or any other communication medium.

Violations of this policy will lead to disciplinary action that may include dismissal, arrest and prosecution. In addition, if the source of such inappropriate behavior is a member of the public, the response may also include barring the person(s) from college-owned or leased premises, termination of the business relationships with that individual and/or prosecution of the person(s) involved.

Employees are responsible for notifying their supervisor of any threats that they have witnessed, received or have been told that another person has witnessed or received. Employees should also report any behavior they have witnessed which they regard as threatening or violent when the behavior is job related or might be carried out on college-owned or leased property or in connection with Hutchinson Community College employment.

Each employee who has received a protective or restraining order which lists college-owned or leased premises as a protected area is required to provide their supervisor with a copy of such order.