Nasty, back-stabbing, no room for intelligent people who are independent thinkers. Character assassination is the weapon to eradicate people who threaten or are perceived to threaten cliques and reposeful nests, comfort and complacent zones.
Support from management
Zit, basically zero, they are forever looking for people to fire. They listen to nothing the people who actually do the work and interact with the public and students, know or have to stay. Staff have been reduced to defend against the axe every minute they are in the clock. The whole organization sufferes, including the students. Management is always giving themselves raises and spending more money than the university has or earns.