Student Conduct and Guidelines

All students must show courtesy and respect for each other and for faculty and other College employees. Students are expected to respect College property as well as the property of others. Students are expected to comply with the direction of faculty in the conduct of their instructional activities.

Students are prohibited from engaging in any type of harassment, intimidation, or bullying in accordance with the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act of 2010. This Act is not intended to alter or reduce the rights of any SCC students with disabilities.

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying are defined as any gesture or act -- written, verbal, or physical, or any electronic communication -- that is reasonably perceived as motivated by any distinguishing characteristic that substantially disrupts or interferes with the College's orderly operation, including SCC-sponsored events, or the rights of students. These distinguishing characteristics include but are not limited to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability.

A reasonable person should know that such intimidation may physically or emotionally harm a fellow student or group of students.

Effects may include but are not limited to placing reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to oneself or damage to personal property, insulting or demeaning a student or a group, creating a hostile environment, or infringing on the rights of fellow students.

Students who are on College property and under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are liable for disciplinary action. Possession, consumption and use or transfer of controlled substances or alcoholic beverages are violations of "Student Conduct Guidelines."

 

Sanctions for Violation of Standards of Conduct

Any student who acts in a manner contrary to the best interests of the College will be subject to such sanctions as the circumstances justify, including suspension or dismissal. Students are subject to the regulations of Salem Community College on campus or off, whenever they are participating in College-sponsored activities. The College reserves the right to suspend or dismiss a student at any time. Students subject to disciplinary action may be dismissed without any refund, partial or otherwise.

 

AntiBullying

Board of Trustees Policy: 3.16

Date Adopted: March 24, 2011

 

Salem Community College shall not tolerate students engaging in any type of harassment, intimidation or bullying, in accordance with the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 2010, c. 122). The College shall include anti-bullying guidelines in the Standards of Conduct, published annually in the Student Handbook.

For more information on Standards of Conduct, refer to the Student Handbook.

 

Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy

Salem Community College reaffirms its commitment to a positive academic/work environment for all students, faculty, staff, student employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers and visitors. All members of the College community have the right to expect an equitable opportunity environment which promotes them to experience the full benefits of their work and learning experiences.  Therefore, the unlawful discrimination, implicit or explicit coercive sexual behavior/harassment, and sexual misconduct will be not tolerated.

Salem Community College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. As stated by the U.S. Department of Education, Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Title IX states that:  No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 

Sexual harassment shall be defined as:

  • Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; 
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decision affecting such individual; 
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment; or 
  • Such verbal or physical conduct interferes with an individual’s work, professional or academic performance, productivity, physical security, extracurricular activities, academic or career opportunities or other services. 

 

Other sexually harassing conduct (also includes conduct via email and/or social media), whether committed by peers or supervisors includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Unwelcome sexual flirtations, touching, advances or propositions; 
  • Slurs or other verbal abuse of a sexual nature; 
  • Graphic or suggestive comments about an individual’s dress or body; 
  • Sexually degrading works to describe an individual; 
  • The display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; 
  • Off-color language or jokes of a sexual nature; 
  • Questions regarding an individual’s sexual conduct, orientation or preferences; or 
  • Physical assault. (Any criminal sexual assault will be addressed in compliance with the Salem County College Sexual Assault Policy.)

 

The College’s policy to provide a work and academic environment free of sexual harassment applies to the conduct of students, faculty, vendors, contractors, visitors, volunteers, and other persons who enter upon College property.  No such person shall engage in sexually harassing conduct, as defined in this policy, while on College premises or while taking part in any College-sponsored activity or function. 

To report Title IX violations, please complete the SCC Title IX Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Complaint form.  All forms may be submitted directly to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.

 

Kevin Catalfamo, Title IX Coordinator

P: 856-351-2701

E: kcatalfamo@salemcc.edu

 

John Morrison, Title IX Deputy Coordinator/Director of Public Safety

P: 856-351-2628

E: jmorrison@salemcc.edu

 

Additional Resources

Salem County Women’s Center

www.salemcountywomensservices.org

856-935-6655

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline:  

www.thehotline.org

1-800-799-7233

 

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

www.2.ed.gov/about/office/list/ocr/index.html