Class order and discipline is the responsibility of the instructor. Classroom disruption is the excessive and unreasonable interference with classroom instruction. If a disruptive student is encountered, the instructor should:
- Remain calm
- Don't ignore the behavior
- Tell the person to stop
- If the behavior persists:
- Instruct the person to leave the classroom
- Inform the University leadership of the incident
- Meet with the student outside the class setting to set behavioral limits and assign consequences to future similar behavior
If the person refuses to leave or if behavior becomes threatening:
- Dismiss the class, leave, and report the incident to the University Leadership - it is important to document the incident
- Consider referring the student to Student Judicial Affairs.
- Strongly consider discussing the student’s behavior with the University Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
In the event of a serious illness or injury immediately call the University Police Department at 688-5117 or 111 (from an on campus phone), or if residing off campus, call 911.