Concorde is committed to providing a safe and productive environment for all Concorde associates and students. To help prevent incidents of violence from occurring, Concorde has implemented this campus safety policy. Concorde expressly prohibits any acts or threats of violence by an associate, student, or former associate against any other associate or student in or about its facilities or clinical sites at any time. Concorde does not condone any acts or threats of violence against associates, students, clients, or visitors by an individual on the school’s premises at any time or while such an individual is engaged in business with or on behalf of Concorde, on or off the school’s premises. In keeping with the spirit and intent of this policy and to ensure that the objectives in this regard are attained, Concorde is committed to the following policies:
- Providing a safe and healthy work and educational environment.
- Taking prompt remedial action up to and including immediate dismissal of any associate or student who engages in any threatening behavior or acts of violence or uses obscene, abusive, or threatening language or gestures.
- Taking appropriate action when dealing with clients, former associates or students, or visitors to the school’s facilities who engage in such behavior. Such action may include notifying the police or other law enforcement personnel and prosecuting violators of this policy.
- Prohibiting associates, former associates, students, clients, and visitors from bringing unauthorized firearms or other weapons onto the school’s premises.
In furtherance of this policy, associates and students have a “duty to alert” their supervisors, the Campus President, or Human Resources of any suspicious activity, situations, or incidents that they observe or know of that involve other associates, students, former associates, clients, or visitors and that appear problematic. This would include threats or acts of violence, aggressive behavior, offensive acts, and threatening or offensive comments or remarks. Associate and student reports made pursuant to this policy are held in confidence, to the extent possible. Concorde will not condone any form of retaliation against any associate or student for making a report in good faith under this policy.
Threats against individual(s) and/or Concorde should be immediately reported to the Campus President or Human Resources at the Campus Support Center. It is critical that any material relevant to the incident be maintained until Human Resources decides on the proper disposition. Confrontational threats while on campus may be dealt with by the Campus President and Human Resources. Actions may include suspension (for gathering additional facts), written warning, or dismissal.