How to Report Bullying

The following acts when committed by students of Burlington County College shall be deemed misconduct subject to imposition of discipline according to the BCC Student Code of Conduct, which can be found in the BCC Student Handbook. In addition to this Code, students will be held accountable to the policies on Civility on Campus, Racial/Ethnic Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Smoking on Campus, and Substance Abuse/Use on Campus.

 

Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, Non-Retaliation, Whistleblower and Complaint and Reporting.

In compliance with the State of New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the College will maintain zero-tolerance towards behavior involving harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying of any kind that is directed to students, members of the College community, and/or visitors. Harassment, intimidation and/or bullying includes but is not limited to any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication that targets another individual and/or that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on or with college property or at any college sponsored function.

A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the above identified behavior will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student, staff person or visitor or damaging the student, staff person or visitors property, or placing a student, staff person or visitor in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students, staff person or visitor in such a way as to cause disruption in, or interference with, the orderly operation of the College; or creates a hostile environment for the student, staff person or visitor at the college; or infringes on the rights of the student, staff person or visitor at the college. Those found in violation of this section of the Code of Conduct will be subject to expulsion from the College.

For additional Code of Conduct information, including information on disciplinary actions, please review the Student Handbook.

 

Reporting Procedures:

A student who believes him/herself to be a victim or a witness to a bullying offense should follow the following steps to properly report the incident.

  • Notify the Public Safety Department of the bullying incident by stopping at a Public Safety Department Desk or by directly calling the Public Safety Department.
  • Phones are located around campus.

Public Safety Department
(609) 894-9311 or (856) 222-9311
Pemberton Campus.......................Extension 1100
Mt. Laurel Campus.......................Extension 2100
Willingboro Center.......................Extension 3100
Mt. Holly Center...........................Extension 4100

  • Upon receipt of the incident report, the following offices may be involved in the investigation: Office of Public Safety, Human Resources, and the Division of Student Services.
  • Additional Bullying and Safety information is available in the BCC Student Handbook.

 

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