What is the definition of a threat?

A threat is telling a person that you are going to do some act that you have no legal right to do.

How are threats investigated?

Threats are investigated by local law enforcement and if the threat involves the University or a University Faculty, Staff Member or Student, by the University.

What should I do if I feel like I’m receiving threats or being threatened?

If you are threatened you should contact law enforcement. If you are unsure whether you are being threatened but someone’s actions are making you concerned for your safety, you should contact the University of Iowa threat assessment team. Contact information is available at: https://police.uiowa.edu/about/threat-assessment-team