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Civil Disturbance or Demonstration

Crisis Procedures

Civil Disturbance or Demonstration


In the event that a demonstration blocks access to university facilities or interferes with the operations of the university:

  • Demonstrators will be asked to terminate the disruptive activity by the Vice Chancellor of Student Services or his/her designate.

  • The Vice Chancellor of Student Services or his/her designate will go to the area and ask the demonstrators to leave or to discontinue the disruptive activities.

  • If the demonstrators persist in the disruptive activity, they will be apprised that failure to discontinue the specified action within a determined length of time may result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion and possible intervention by civil authorities.

  • Efforts should be made to secure positive identification of demonstrators in violation to facilitate later testimony, including photographs if deemed advisable.

  • After consultation with the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Student Services and the Director of Safety and Security, the need for an injunction and intervention from civil authorities will be determined.

Violent or Disruptive Demonstrations


In the event that a violent demonstration in which injury to persons or property occurs or appears imminent:


During Regular Business Hours:

  • In coordination with the Vice Chancellor of Student Services, the Director of Safety and Security will contact the Kokomo Police Department.

  • If advisable, the Vice Chancellor of Student Services will alert the Director of Communications and Marketing who will then call a photographer to report to an advantageous location for photographing the demonstrators.

  • The Chancellor, in consultation with the Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Director of Safety and Security, will determine the possible need for an injunction.

  • After consultation with the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Student Services and the Director of Safety and Security, the need for an injunction and intervention from civil authorities will be determined.

  • The IUPD will communicate with the Kokomo Police Department as needed.

After Business Hours:

  • Immediately notify IUPD and Physical Plant of any disturbance.

  • The IUPD will investigate the disruption and notify the Director of Safety and Security and the Vice Chancellor of Student Services.

The Vice Chancellor will:

  • Report the circumstances to the Chancellor

  • Notify key administrators

Communications and Marketing will:

  • Arrange for a photographer

  • Handle any media issues

The Director of Safety and Security will:

  • Set up an incident command center

  • Engage the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

  • If necessary, contact the Kokomo Police Department

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