Violence in the Workplace

The University of California, Santa Cruz (university) can best achieve its mission of teaching, research, and public service when employees work in an environment that supports the free exchange of ideas and constructive methods of conflict resolution. Intimidation, threats, and acts of violence impede effective communication and undermine employee well-being, the sense of community, and the university’s ability to achieve its mission. Moreover, these destructive behaviors erode the rights of employees to a violence-free Workplace under California law and university policy.

Where to get help, Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) contact information, and the full policy text can be found at; Administrative Policy-Workplace Violence. The purpose of this policy is to codify the university’s commitment to a violence-free workplace.