NMC has established a Zero Tolerance Standard with respect to acts of intimidation, threats of violence, or acts of violence relating to the campus or classroom. A safe and secure campus is essential to carrying out the mission of the College; the campus and its community are committed to working together to create and maintain a campus that is as free from forms of harassing and threatening behaviors.
- Intimidation: An intentional act toward another person, causing the other person to reasonably fear for his/her safety or the safety of others.
- Threat of Violence: An intentional act that threatens bodily harm to another person or damage to the property of another.
- Act of Violence: An intentional act that causes bodily harm, however slight, to another person or damage to the property of another.
NMC prohibits acts of intimidation as well as actual or threatened violence against co-workers, fellow students, visitors, or any other persons who are either on campus or have contact with the NMC community in the course of their duties. The following are examples of these types of behaviors:
- Unwelcome name-calling, inappropriate language or behavior
- Intimidation through direct or veiled verbal threats
- Throwing objects with the intent to cause harm regardless of the size or type of object being thrown, or whether a person is the target of the thrown object
- Physically touching another person in an intimidating, malicious, or harassing manner, including such acts as hitting, slapping, poking, kicking, pinching, grabbing, and pushing
- Physically intimidating others including such acts as obscene gestures, shouting, and fist shaking.
Any NMC person who is the subject of, or a witness to, a suspected violation is strongly encouraged to report the violation to Campus Security. Any emergency, perceived emergency, or suspected criminal conduct should be immediately reported to Campus Security. Any supervisor, manager, or other person in authority who receives a report of a suspected violation shall consult with the Behavioral Intervention Report Team (BIRT) as appropriate. Any NMC person found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal, pursuant to applicable Personnel or Student Policies and, if appropriate, shall be prosecuted. No NMC person shall be retaliated against in his/her employment for reporting intimidation, threats or acts of violence.
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