The purpose of this policy is to
support a safe environment for all Bowling Green state university employees
clear of acts of violence, threats of violence, or intimidation.
Bowling Green state university has a
very clear policy that acts of violence, threats of violence, or intimidation
will not be tolerated among its employees (faculty, administrative and
classified staff) while engaged in the work they were hired to do. The
university recognizes the importance of providing a safe environment for all of
its employees. In this community, victims/survivors will be treated with
dignity and respect. Any persons found in violation of this policy may be
subject to disciplinary action. Violators may also be subject to criminal
prosecution. For purposes of this policy, violence shall be defined
Any exercise of force against another person or against property that could
result in physical or emotional harm.
Any threats of
violence including any verbal or non-verbal communication that inflict
Intimidation including any verbal or non-verbal act
towards another person, the purpose of which may be to coerce, and the result
of which could cause the other person to fear for their safety or the safety of
In many situations, these actions could
also rise to the level of criminal acts under the Ohio Revised Code. Acts
defined in this section include, but are not limited to, physical assault or
abuse, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, verbal or other threats of physical
or sexual assault, threats that may include a weapon, and damage or destruction
of another's property. BGSU is committed to providing education, prevention,
advocacy, intervention, and support services which address acts of violence,
threats of violence, and intimidation. In addition, the university collaborates
with community agencies and professionals in providing services and referrals.
All members of the university community are asked to report violations of the
policy on violence in the workplace to appropriate authorities.
Additional information on the violence
in the workplace policy may be found in the classified staff handbook, the
administrative staff handbook and the charter's faculty handbook.
Date: September 2004
Ohio Admin. Code