Violence prevention resources and support
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning
and working environment. The best tools to prevent violence and crime are:
- effective threat assessments and meaningful
- sound institutional policies and procedures
- education and prevention programs
- up-to-date emergency response plans and
Threat assessment and intervention
Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Timely threat
assessment and meaningful intervention begin with taking responsibility to
alert others when necessary and to follow through in action, even when it’s
uncomfortable to do so. It requires all of us to report:
- implied violence
- efforts to intimidate
- any other type of alarming behavior
Whether in the classroom or other work area, if you feel
that potential harm to yourself or others is imminent, please contact the
University Police immediately at their emergency number, 928-523-3000.
University supervisors and other aforementioned officials
are committed to follow up on sensitive matters brought to their attention.
We have implemented various policies that articulate our
standards of conduct for our community. These policies include the:
Education and prevention programs
The following is a review of various organizations and their
steps to educate and implement safety prevention programs.
- The Employee Assistance and Wellness Office and
the University Police Department offer the Prevention of Workplace Violence workshop.
- University Police personnel facilitate site
security surveys, which utilize principles of crime prevention through
- University Police conduct a campus lighting and
emergency phone location review each semester.
- The Associated Students for Women’s Issues sponsors
the Student Education Team, a student group dedicated to educating students on
the prevention of relationship violence and sexual assault/violence.
- The Ombud Office, Employee Assistance and
Wellness, Human Resources, and the Campus Health Services have all coordinated training programs on anger management
and conflict resolution.
Response plan and procedure
For some time now, the university has utilized an incident
management plan to assist us in responding to and recovering from emergency
situations. The university has a team to review and update our response
capabilities to emergency situations.
Each of us can contribute to the safety of our community
through increased awareness and consultation. Being alert to changes in
behavior in our students and our colleagues allows for early and effective
intervention. You may find a list of signs and symptoms under Workplace Violence.