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Northwest Missouri State University


Workplace Violence

The University will not tolerate incidents of violence because such incidents are contrary to and interfere with University objectives.

Our policy defines aggression broadly as any of the following:

  • Unwelcomed, forceful physical touching
  • Intimidating, threatening or hostile actions
  • Intimidating, threatening or hostile communications, whether oral, written or non-verbal, made in person or communicated by or any other means
  • Vandalism
  • Arson
  • Sabotage
  • Throwing objects
  • Unauthorized possession or use of a weapon on University property
  • Any other acts or communications of a similar menacing nature

This policy also covers interpersonal conflicts occurring off campus that may create the risk of aggression resulting from such conflicts being carried out on campus.

All Northwest employees are required to immediately report any acts or threats of aggression occurring at Northwest.

  • If urgent, call University Police at 660.562.1254
  • For help with non-urgent threats, call:
    • HR at 660.562.1127
    • Wellness Services at 660.562.1348

All employees and students who apply for or obtain a protective or restraining order (Ex Parte, Full Order of Protection, Child Protection Order) which lists Northwest property as being a protected area must provide University Police with a copy of the order.