SFAI promotes a safe and secure working environment for all students and employees. Acts or threats of physical violence, whether express or implied, including intimidation, harassment and/or coercion, which involve or affect SFAI or which occur on SFAI property, will not be tolerated. This prohibition against threats and acts of violence (including domestic violence) applies to all enrolled students and persons involved in the operation of SFAI, including but not limited to, SFAI personnel, contract and temporary workers and anyone else on SFAI property. Violations of this policy, by any individual, will lead to disciplinary and/or other legal action as appropriate.
Examples of workplace violence include, but are not limited to the following:
Specific examples of conduct which may be considered threats or acts of violence under this policy include, but are not limited to, the following:
Any person who engages in a threat or violent action on Institute property may be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits and may be required, at SFAI’s discretion, to remain off Institute premises pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.
When threats are made or acts of violence are committed by a SFAI student or employee, a judgment will be made by SFAI as to what actions are appropriate, including possible medical evaluation and/or possible disciplinary action. Once a threat has been substantiated, it is SFAI’s policy to put the threat-maker on notice that they will be held accountable for their actions and then follow through with the implementation of a decisive and appropriate response.
Under this policy, decisions may be needed to prevent a threat from being carried out, a violent act from occurring, or a life-threatening situation from developing. Decisions under this policy will be made by a team comprised of the President, Vice President for Operations and Facilities, and a Human Resources representative. No existing Institute policy or procedure should be interpreted in a manner that prevents the above from occurring.
SFAI encourages employees or students who have a restraining or other type of no contact order against an individual to inform campus security.
Additionally, where an employee is convicted of a crime of violence or threat of violence under any criminal code provision, SFAI reserves the right to determine whether the conduct involved may adversely affect the legitimate business interests of SFAI, and may implement corrective action up to and including discharge as a result. Any employee convicted of such a crime must report the conviction to SFAI absent a court order to the contrary. Failure to do so is a violation of this policy and subjects the employee to disciplinary action, including termination from employment.