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.



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.