Workplace Violence

The Office of Human Resources Provides educational programs and individual counseling to managers, supervisory personnel, and other employees on workplace violence and violence-related subjects, such as the prevention of and response to bullying, dealing with difficult people and conflict resolution.

See Tutorials:

Workplace Violence

Behavior Health Issues- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Bullying and Incivility: Recognition and Response

View the Workplace Violence: Human Resources Policy and Procedures

The safety and security of personnel, students and visitors is of vital importance to The University of Akron.  Human Resources has implemented a policy and companion procedures to describe the UA's position on workplace violence and threats of violence, including domestic violence, in University facilities and on University property and identify University resources and programs to deal with such eventualities.

It is the intent of the University through this policy, procedures, and practices to reduce the potential for:

  • intimidation or threats from occurring,
  • violent acts being perpetrated,
  • and life threatening situations from developing. 

The University will not tolerate acts of workplace violence committed by or against employees, students, visitors or third parties on University owned properties while conducting university business at any locations, including representing the university at off-site meetings.  Violation of this policy may subject individuals to discipline, up to and including termination from employment or dismissal from the University pursuant to the applicable University, Civil Service or collective bargaining procedures.  Any individual engaging in prohibited conduct under this policy is also subject to legal action/criminal prosecution as appropriate.

Human Resources will make counseling, direction, and education regarding violence, threats of violence, and prevention of violence available to managers and employees. To supplement and enhance these services, the Workplace Violence Assessment Team will provide a thorough investigation into incidents of threatening or violent conduct in order to resolve the situation, make appropriate referrals for victims and perpetrators, and make recommendations for further action.

Human Resources Workplace Violence Assessment Team Continuing Members

Department/Contact Team Members Contact Number
Human Resources Dir Labor Rel & Immigration Srvs Mark Stasitis 330-972-2352
Student Affairs-Dean of Students Denine Rocco 330-972-6048
Office of Inclusion and Equity Associate Vice President Lee Gill 330-972-7522
University Police Department Jim Weber 330-972-2911








Other Resources:

University Employee Assistance Program (Tri-County Employee Assistance Program)-(330) 762-7908

Ohio Domestic Violence Network- (800) 934-9840