What is Threatening Behavior?
Violence in the workplace can take many forms — from a colleague or student who exhibits dangerous or threatening behavior to abusive relationships between partners or family members to random acts of violence by members of the public with no connection to the campus.
When behaviors become intimidating or threatening, you may feel anxious, afraid and concerned for your personal safety. It is important not to manage such a situation alone. Various offices on campus can assist you, including those listed at the end of this resource.
Examples of Threatening Behavior:
A student violates your personal space
A student raises his/her voice and seems irrational
A student implies or makes a direct threat to harm themselves or others
A student displays a firearm or weapon
A student physically confronts/attacks another student
A student stalks or harasses a faculty member
A student sends threatening emails, letters, and other correspondence to a staff member
An ex-boyfriend or girlfriend stalks a colleague