Civil disturbances include riots, property damage, threatening individuals, or assemblies that have become significantly disruptive.
Demonstrations are visible actions designed to advocate a position on a particular issue. Most are peaceful and only occasionally cause an inconvenience; they become problematic when they obstruct university business. The Department of Campus Safety & Security and the Office of the Dean of Students attempt to monitor demonstrations that may become problematic. The Department of Campus Safety & Security observes all demonstrations that have a potential for violence, property damage, or disruption. Officers watch demonstrations and provide detailed descriptions of events as necessary.
In Case of Civil Disturbance or Demonstration
- Avoid provoking or obstructing demonstrators
- Secure your area (lock doors and safes; remove files, vital records, and expensive equipment)
- Avoid area of disturbance
- Continue with normal routines as much as possible.
- If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors or windows. Stay inside
- If officers are not already present, call the Department of Campus safety & Security ext. 6666, to alert them to the situation