Pranks and Hoaxes

Pranks or hoaxes involving false threats of Anthrax exposure or other agents of terror disrupt lives, create serious safety concerns, and tax valuable University and community resources. They create illegitimate alarm in a time of legitimate concern. The University and law enforcement authorities take all such actions very seriously. The University has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy and will aggressively investigate any such incidents. Any individual found responsible for such acts will be subject to University disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the University, and prosecution under State and Federal law.

Adopted October 2001 by the Emergency Preparedness Task Force