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Nothing is more important to Roosevelt University than the safety and security of its students and employees. Threats, threatening behavior or acts of violence against students, employees, visitors or other individuals by anyone on Roosevelt University property will not be tolerated. Any person who makes substantial threats, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in violent acts on Roosevelt University property shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits and shall remain off Roosevelt University premises pending the outcome of an investigation. Roosevelt University will initiate an appropriate response. This response may include, but is not limited to, termination of any business relationship, suspension or expulsion from school, suspension or termination of employment, and/or criminal prosecution of the person or persons involved.

No existing Roosevelt University policy, practice or procedure should be interpreted to prohibit decisions designed to prevent a threat from being carried out, a violent act from occurring or a life-threatening situation from developing.

At no time does this policy prevent any one from calling “911” should they feel there is an immediate threat to their own or others safety.

All Roosevelt University students and employees are responsible for notifying the Campus Safety Representative designated below of any threats which they have witnessed, received or been told that another person has witnessed or received. Even without an actual threat, individuals also should report any behavior they have witnessed which they regard as threatening or violent, when that behavior might be carried out on a University-controlled site, or is connected to University employment. Individuals are responsible for making this report regardless of the relationship between the individual who initiated the threat or threatening behavior and the person or persons who are threatened or were the focus of the threatening behavior. If the designated Administrative Representative is not available, individuals should report the threat to their supervisor and/or a security officer and complete an incident report.

Any student or employee who applies for or obtains a protective or restraining order which lists University locations as being protected areas must provide to the designated Administrative Representative a copy of the petition and declarations used to seed the order, a copy of any temporary protective or restraining order which is granted and a copy of any protective or restraining order which is made permanent.

Roosevelt University understands the sensitivity of the information requested and has developed confidentiality procedures which recognize and respect the privacy of the reporting individual(s). Anonymous reports, which are not recommended, will be investigated to the extent possible, but the process will be hampered by the lack of full disclosure.

The designated Administrative Representative is:

Maureen Froncek, Director of Campus Safety & Transportation

Main Office: 312-341-2020
Phone: 312-341-4167
Email: mfroncek@roosevelt.edu