Violence Prevention in the Workplace

Cal Poly is committed to maintaining a civil and non-violent learning, working, and social environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive or disruptive. Civility and mutual respect toward all members of the University community are intrinsic to the establishment of excellence in teaching and learning. They also contribute to the maintenance of a safe and productive workplace and overall healthy campus climate for everyone.

All employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional, civil and non-violent manner. Program managers and departmental administrators have the responsibility of preventing and eliminating unprofessional or threatening behavior and other inappropriate conduct within their respective areas.

Inappropriate violent conduct may include, but is not limited to, acts of intimidation, threats, or acts of violence committed against any person on the property of Cal Poly, affiliated site, or sanctioned event.

In support of this endeavor, Cal Poly has a university recognized Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence Prevention whose function is to implement and coordinate the Workplace Violence Prevention Program Guidelines. The committee is appointed by the President and reports to the Vice President for Administration and Finance. Meetings are held quarterly or more frequently as scheduled by the chair. The Executive Director for Human Resources serves as the chair and can be reached at 805-756-2236.

Additional information on the function of the Advisory Committee on Workplace Violence Prevention and the Workplace Violence Prevention Program Guidelines is available at:


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