The University of Louisville offers an environment where all people behave with respect, courtesy and civility, regardless of rank or position. Rude or disrespectful behavior is unwelcomed and will not be allowed. Our workplace culture is a community of individuals, who collectively are the organization and who individually, are people with real human needs and concerns. The environment in which we work and contribute our time, energy, creativity and interaction is our community. The quality and authenticity of our contributions affects the mission of the University as well as its members. Our community is one where we demonstrate integrity, respect, and acceptance as we provide opportunities to everyone to reach their potential.

Workplace incivility is repeated inappropriate behavior, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity at work. An isolated incident of the behavior described in this definition may be an affront to the dignity at work, but, as a once off incident, is not considered bullying.

Whistle Blowing is an act of integrity, concern, and good citizenship. The University’s reputation and good name is built on integrity and anything that would compromise that integrity would tarnish the reputation of the University, diminish it, and each of us.

This Report is considered a confidential and privileged communication with the office of the Ombuds any reprisal or retaliation to those reporting will not be tolerated by the University.

Early reporting and early intervention are keys to improving our collective civility. It is important to report concerns even if you do not have complete information since this report should be considered the beginning of a process not the end of the process.