Bullying/Harassment Policy

Did You Know…

18.5 percent of college students were bullied at least once in college by another student.

October is designated as National Bullying Prevention Month.

The state of NJ introduced an "anti-bullying bill of rights" in October 2010. This required NJ colleges to:

  • Enforce mechanisms in student conduct codes
  • Compose an anti-bullying policy
  • Notify college community via e-mail of the policy

Violation of the following policy may result in disciplinary action.

Bullying and/or harassment are defined as:

Any overt or covert gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by characteristics such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or mental physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on the property of Atlantic Cape Community College or at any function sponsored by Atlantic Cape and that affects an individual of one or more of the aforementioned groups in the following manner:

  1. Has the effect of insulting, intimidating or in such a way as to cause a disruption in the educational process; or
  2. Creates a hostile environment; or
  3. Infringes on the rights of said individuals; or
  4. Causes great distress, loss of confidence or self-worth

Students found to be in violation of the Bullying/Harassment Policy are in direct violation of the Student Code of Conduct Policy and/or the Threatening and Violent Behavior Policy. The disciplinary process for these policies will be enforced.

Procedure

Students will be notified of the Bullying/Harassment Policy by e-mail within seven days of the start of each semester.

If you feel that you are a victim of bullying and/or harassment, you should contact Lynette Ingram at lingram@atlantic.edu, (609) 343-5097, or stop by the Student Development Department at any campus.

Victims of bullying or harassment will be assigned an Atlantic Cape Community College counselor and may also refer to the following resources: