|DATE:||August 9, 2010|
|TO:||Faculty & Staff|
|FROM:||R. Gerald Turner, President|
|SUBJECT:||Workplace Violence Prevention|
Southern Methodist University is committed to providing a safe workplace that is free from violence or threats of violence. This commitment is fundamental to our mission of teaching, research, and service. The University takes seriously all reports of threats and will engage the necessary expertise to mitigate or eliminate the threat. It is the policy of SMU that all University employees are required to report any violent or potentially violent behavior.
Two types of threats should be reported:
SMU’s new Workplace Violence Assessment Team has two major responsibilities:
Learn more about the process at smu.edu/workplaceviolence.
Workplace violence prevention is a responsibility we all share. Thank you for your support of this important community undertaking. My best wishes to you for a safe and productive year.