The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a safe work environment in which the dignity of everyone is respected, the free exchange of ideas is encouraged, and all individuals are able to flourish. The university will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, bullying, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members of the public, students, or others.
The University at Buffalo is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and will not tolerate any act or threat of violence made in the workplace, on university property, or by an employee while conducting university business. The university will respond promptly to threats, acts of violence, bullying, and acts of aggression by employees or against employees by coworkers, members of the public, students, or others. Violent conduct, bullying conduct, or any threat of violence, implied or direct, is prohibited. This includes conduct on university property as well as off-campus conduct, whether in person or electronic (e.g., phone, text, email, social media), in connection with university business or that could impact an employee’s work environment. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:
Behaviors that violate this policy may also violate other applicable policies (e.g., Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Computing and Network Use Policy, school-level learning environment policies).
In accordance with New York State Law NYSPL 265.01(3), it is illegal to carry or possess any type of firearm on university property, regardless of whether an individual has a permit or not. An individual may not carry, possess, or use any dangerous instrument or weapon (e.g., firearms, explosives, other weapons, dangerous chemicals) on any property owned or controlled by the university without appropriate university authorization. Lawful possession of a firearm from a valid, approved telecommute location is permitted; however, the worktime carrying or use of such firearm(s) is prohibited.
Employees who are victims of violence, receiving threats, or have a specific cause to be concerned for their safety, may request a police escort by calling University Police at 716-645-2227.
Employees in situations of workplace violence that involve an imminent threat should contact University Police at 716-645-2222.
Situations that do not present an imminent threat may be reported to either or both of the following:
Employees may also consult confidentially with a representative from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 716-645-4461.
In the event of a workplace safety issue, University Police will alert the campus via email and text message, and post the alert on the University Police website.
|Employee Assistance Program||716-645-4461|
|Equity, Diversity and Inclusion||716-645-2266|
|University Police ||716-645-2222|
|University Police Escort||716-645-2227|