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Statement on Workplace Nonviolence on UH Campuses by President David McClain

University of Hawai‘i policy expressly prohibits workplace violence on our campuses.  Workplace violence includes physical attack, property damage, verbal statements that express, or physical conduct that suggests, physical or mental harm to others. 

Neither the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act nor Hawai‘i’s Uniform Information Practices Act protects the confidentiality of threats made or expressed.  Further, these Acts authorize the disclosure of information to protect the health and safety of individuals, including members of the University community.

All reported incidents will be addressed swiftly and appropriately in accordance with this policy.  Appropriate action may include notifying the alleged victim, other campus officials and the local law enforcement office.

The University supports zero-tolerance for violence on its campuses.  Employees and students are encouraged to report all incidents to their supervisors or advisers.

University of Hawai‘i’s Executive Policy E9.210 on Workplace Non-Violence ( has additional information.  Employees who have questions should contact the campus human resources office.  Students with questions should contact the campus dean or vice chancellors for student affairs office.