June 26, 2013

New Bullying Policy at Oregon State Endorses Ombuds

Oregon State University has adopted a policy prohibiting bullying of or by faculty, staff and students.  OSU President Edward J. Ray explained that, "bullying is defined as conduct that can cause substantial emotional distress and ... is contrary to the culture and climate that we desire for our community."  The President's announcement said that the University Ombuds Office can provide general information and education about bullying.

OSU's Ombuds Sue Theiss and Assistant Ombuds Breanne Taylor have updated the Ombuds Office website to provide more information and materials about bullying. (OSU Bullying Policy; OSU Ombuds Office Bullying Info.)

Related posts: Oregon State University Will Create an Ombuds ProgramOregon State University Names First Ombuds; Oregon State University Hires Assistant Ombuds and Adopts Ombuds Charter; University of South Carolina Faculty Approve Workplace Bullying Policy.

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