UNM School of Medicine

Building a Respectful Campus: What Can You Do?

What can you do if you think you’re being bullied?

There are many things you can do.

First determine if you are a recipient of uncivil behavior or if you are being bullied. We are all, unfortunately, occasional recipients of uncivil behavior. Examples of uncivil behaviors are:

  • Interrupting others
  • Cutting in line
  • Thoughtless or Insensitive remarks
  • Not being acknowledged with a “Hi” or “Good Morning”
  • Emails criticizing an individual and going to many recipients
  • Not being invited to a meeting that should include you
  • Not receiving information you need to do your job
  • Angry or irate outbursts during highly stressful times such as work deadlines or final exams

There is a difference between occasional incidents of uncivil behavior and bullying. Bullying is a pattern of repeated negative behaviors directed toward an individual over time.

For examples of bullying behavior see:

Learn more about bullying.

Talk to your supervisor