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  School of Communication and Information 2013–2015 Academic Policies and Procedures Policy against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation  

Policy against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation

Intolerance, bigotry, and bullying are antithetical to the values of the university, and unacceptable within the Rutgers community. Verbal assault, harassment, intimidation, bullying, or defamation interferes with the mission of the university, and each member of this community is expected to be sufficiently tolerant of others so that all students are free to pursue their goals in an open environment, able to participate in the free exchange of ideas, and able to share equally in the benefits of our educational opportunities. Beyond that, each member of the community is encouraged to do all that she or he can to ensure that the university is fair, humane, and responsible to all students. The Policy against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation seeks to establish certain minimum standards in order for the community to be able to fulfill its mission.

The policy may be viewed here: Policy against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation.

Students who believe themselves to be victims of verbal assault, intimidation, bullying, harassment, or defamation should report such incidents to the dean or the dean of students of their college, school, or campus. In addition, the following individuals have been identified to handle complaints:

The Office of Student Conduct:

New Brunswick         Anne Newman, Director of Student Conduct, 115 College Avenue, Room 104, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (732-932-9414)

Newark                       Charnette Hockaday, Manager for Campus Activities, Robeson Campus Center, 350 ML King Jr. Boulevard, Room 352, Newark, NJ (973-353-5022)

Camden                      Mary Beth Daisey, Associate Chancellor for Student Affairs, 303 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 (856- 225-6050)

Individuals who wish to discuss any matter with the police or feel they are in need of immediate police attention may contact the Rutgers University Police Department:

               New Brunswick: 732-932-7111

               Newark: 973-353-5111

               Camden: 856-225-6111

Some complaints can be and should be resolved by informal methods, while others will require the implementation of formal procedures. All complaints are treated confidentially; complainants are encouraged to report incidents even if they do not wish to pursue the matter beyond the reporting stage.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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