Section VI - Employment Matters

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Employee Conduct - Workplace Violence Prevention

To state the College's policy on workplace violence prevention

Bullying or conduct that threatens, intimidates, or coerces another employee, student, or a member of the public at any time, including off-duty periods, will not be tolerated. This prohibition includes all acts of harassment, including harassment that is based on an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, status as a covered veteran, or any other group legally protected in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

All threats of (or actual) violence, both direct and indirect, should be reported as soon as possible to campus security and the RCC switchboard. This includes threats by employees, as well as threats by students, vendors, solicitors, or other members of the public. When reporting a threat of violence, you should be as specific and detailed as possible.

Randolph Community College will thoroughly investigate all report of threats of (or actual) violence and of suspicious individuals or activities. The identity of the individual making a report will be protected as much as is practical.

Anyone determined to be responsible for threats of (or actual) violence or other conduct that is in violation of these guidelines will be subject to prompt disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Zero Tolerance Statement:

RCC is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and positive work and learning environment. Since RCC is a public institution, all behavior which is prohibited by federal, state, and local laws is prohibited on the campus or off the campus during a College activity, function, or event and will be referred to the proper authorities for action. Students and employees may be suspended for disposition of court action for any violation of a criminal law committed on campus or off campus at a College sponsored function. Additionally, students may be removed from classes and employees removed from duty pending action on charges during an investigation or appeal for reasons relating to his/her physical or emotional safety and well-being of other students, faculty, employees, or College property.


Adopted: 07/17/2008