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.