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 intervention
  • sound institutional policies and procedures
  • education and prevention programs
  • up-to-date emergency response plans and procedures

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:

  • threats
  • 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.

Safety policies

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 environmental assessment.
  • 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.