California State University, Bakersfield is committed to creating and maintaining a safe working, learning, and social environment for all students, employees, and visitors which is free from violence, threats, intimidation, hostile acts, and disruptive behavior.
Civility, understanding, and mutual respect toward all persons are intrinsic to the existence of a safe and healthy campus. Threats or acts of violence, or hostile, intimidating or disruptive behavior not only impact the individuals concerned, but also the mission of the University. The University prohibits acts or threats of violence, and any person who commits such acts is subject to disciplinary action, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.
The University has zero tolerance for potentially violent or violent acts against any member of the campus environment or against any property.
For the purpose of this policy, violence, threats of violence, and other inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to:
Established student, personnel, and public safety procedures will serve as the mechanisms for resolving such situations. Each incident will be taken very seriously and may be reported to, and records maintained in, the Office of Risk Management.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to report to the Public Safety Office, the appropriate school dean, or the employee's area supervisor acts of violence, threats of violence, or any other behavior which by intent, act, or outcome could harm another person or property.
Individuals who severely disrupt classrooms, offices, or common spaces may be removed from the campus. Deans may deny class enrollment to a student whose behavior compromises the learning environment.