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Disruptive Behavior

Citation Reference  
Official Title Policy on Disruptive Behavior
Abbreviated Title Disruptive Behavior
Volume Human Resources
Responsible Office Human Resources
Originally issued
Revised December 2007

Policy Statement

All segments of the academic community are under a strong obligation and have a mutual responsibility to protect the campus community from disorderly, disruptive, or obstructive actions which interfere with academic pursuits of teaching, learning, and other campus activities. Any student, faculty member, administrator, or employee, acting individually or in concert with others, who obstructs or disrupts, or attempts to obstruct or disrupt any teachings, research, administrative, disciplinary or public service activity or any other activity authorized to be discharged or held on any campus of the University System of Georgia is considered by the Board of Regents to have committed an act of gross irresponsibility and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in dismissal or termination of employment.

Reason for Policy

This policy ensures protection from disorderly, disruptive, or obstructive actions which interfere with academic pursuits of teaching, learning, and other campus activities.

Entities Affected By This Policy

All units of the University System of Georgia are covered by this policy.

Who Should Read This Policy

All Human Resources personnel and employees within the University System of Georgia should be aware of this policy.

Contacts

Contact Phone Email/URL
Office of Human Resources 404-962-3235 usg-hr@usg.edu
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers See University System HR Officer Listing at http://www.usg.edu/hr/officers/

Website Address for This Policy

None

Related Documents/Resources

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Definitions

These definitions apply to these terms as they are used in this policy:

  • Board of Regents: The governing body of the University System of Georgia

Overview

Any student, faculty member, administrator, or employee, acting individually or in concert with others, who obstructs or disrupts, or attempts to obstruct or disrupt any teachings, research, administrative, disciplinary or public service activity or any other activity authorized to be discharged or held on any campus of the University System of Georgia is considered by the Board of Regents to have committed an act of gross irresponsibility and shall be subject to disciplinary procedures, possibly resulting in dismissal or termination of employment.

Process/Procedures

See policy on internal investigations

Responsibilities

The responsibilities each party has in connection with the Policy on Disruptive Behavior are:

Party Responsibility
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, USG Ensure compliance with policy.
Institution Chief Human Resources Officers Ensure compliance with policy, ensure employees are informed of their rights with regard to this policy

Forms

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Appendices

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