Safety Tips & Guidance

The counseling staff is available to provide referral assistance to any student seeking to resolve chemical dependency. Referrals are made to appropriate treatment facilities, agencies or self-help groups for students seeking treatment and rehabilitation. College counselors will assist with associated issues that may interfere with the attainment of academic goals. Assistance is confidential and will not jeopardize enrollment or legal status.

In addition, Atlantic Cape will provide students with seminars, workshops, conferences and personal awareness campaigns on the social, emotional, legal, and biological hazards of substance abuse and chemical dependency. A segment of scheduled instructional time will be used each semester to present information on substance abuse.

For information on AIDS or substance abuse, contact the health office, (609) 343-5112 or the counseling office (609) 343-5096

A brochure is distributed to all students and employees each year on college sexual offense procedures in accordance with federal regulations.

The college's counseling department and affirmative action office provides the campus sexual assault program information and counseling. These areas offer workshops, conferences and personal counseling on the college's policy and procedures and student and employee rights.

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: