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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART II. COMMUNITY POLICIES
DIVISION I HUMAN RIGHTS, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

(Written to conform to Regents Procedural Guide 3/74; amended 9/93; 10/95; 9/97)
CHAPTER 10: VIOLENCE

(President 1/92; amended 4/02; 7/04; 3/07; 8/13)

Note: For additional policies and procedures that apply to sexual misconduct involving students, including sexual violence, see IV-2 Sexual Misconduct Involving Students, Including Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.

This chapter specifically addresses violent acts committed by University community members. There are a number of other University policies that may be applicable in a given situation, and these should also be consulted to determine which policy or policies would most effectively address any behavior of concern. These additional policies can be found below in II-10.15 Other University of Iowa Policies Related to Behavioral Expectations.

10.1 General
10.2 Rationale
10.3 Definitions
10.4 Scope of Policy
10.5 Prohibited Behavior
10.6 Bringing a Complaint
10.7 Informal Resolution of Complaints
10.8 Investigation of Formal Complaints
10.9 Process for Disciplinary Action
10.10 Applicable Procedures
10.11 Protection of Alleged Victims, Complainants, and Others
10.12 Protection of the Respondent
10.13 Confidentiality
10.14 Notification
10.15 Other University of Iowa Policies Related to Behavioral Expectations

Effective August 2013, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version.

10.1 GENERAL.
(Amended 3/07)

10.2 RATIONALE.
(Amended 3/07)

The faculty, staff, and students of The University of Iowa make up a community whose common commitment is to learning. This commitment requires that the highest value be placed on the use of reason and that violence involving the University community be renounced as inimical to its goals. Violence, whether actual or threatened, destroys the mutual trust which must bind members of the community if they are to be successful in pursuing truth. The University therefore wishes to make clear that it considers acts and threats of violence to constitute serious violations of University policy, because they may undermine the University's status as a community of learning. Particularly heinous is volence which harms or demeans members of the community because of personal characteristics such as race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference.
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10.3 DEFINITIONS.
(3/07)

Terms used in this policy:

10.4 SCOPE OF POLICY.
(Amended 3/07)

10.5 PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR.
(Amended 3/07; 8/13)

10.6 BRINGING A COMPLAINT.
(Amended 3/07)

10.7 INFORMAL RESOLUTION OF COMPLAINTS.
(3/07)

10.8 INVESTIGATION OF FORMAL COMPLAINTS.
(3/07)

10.9 PROCESS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
(3/07)

10.10 APPLICABLE PROCEDURES.
(3/07)

Formal disciplinary action resulting from violations of this policy by:

10.11 PROTECTION OF ALLEGED VICTIMS, COMPLAINANTS, AND OTHERS.
(3/07)

10.12 PROTECTION OF THE RESPONDENT.
(3/07)

10.13 CONFIDENTIALITY.
(3/07)

10.14 NOTIFICATION.
(3/07)

10.15 OTHER UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POLICIES RELATED TO BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS.


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