Violence Prevention and Response

The procedures for dealing with incidents of violence at Bergen is a follows:

Minor incidents such as argument, verbal assault, use of profanity, or any incident short of physical confrontation are primarily handled through referral from faculty or Public Safety officers to the Vice President of Student Services. The follow-up to such incidents may involve referral to the Center for Student Success or a community agency (which provides anger management, psychiatric, or medical screening). In those incidents where a student has been previously sanctioned for disruptive behavior, the student may be placed on disciplinary probation or suspension. Serious incidents involving sexual harassment, physical violence, or destruction of property are immediately referred to Public Safety. In those instances where there is evidence of imminent danger, Public Safety will contact the Bergen County Police Department for assistance.