Disruptive Behavior

What is Disruptive Behavior?

Behavior that interferes with students, faculty or staff and their access to an appropriateeducational or work environment is considereddisruptive.


What are some examples of Disruptive Behavior?

•  Yelling or screaming

•  Persistent and unreasonable demands for time andattention/refusing to leave your office or class

•  Words or actions that intimidate or harass another

•  Words or actions that cause another to fear for his/her personal safety

•  Threats of physical assault


What is my role?

Disruptive behavior should not be ignored. Remain calm. Remind yourselfthat it is not about you; it is about the situation.

If you are concerned for your safety or that of others, Call 911 immediately or the University Police at 301-405-3333 in emergencies:  weapons, violence (including suicide threat or attempt), or property damage.  When in doubt, make the call.

For more information on workplace violence, visit UMPD

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