Any form of bullying is strictly prohibited on campus and in Rutgers University residence halls. As outlined in the Rutgers University Code of Student Conduct, Rutgers policy 10.2.11, the following behaviors are considered bullying:
- Making, or causing to be made any communication (including electronic or through social media) to another person in any manner likely to cause alarm.
- Subjecting another person or threatening to subject another person to striking, kicking, shoving, or offensive touching.
- Threatening to reveal personal information or media about a person electronically or through other means of communication.
- Engaging in any other course of alarming conduct or repeatedly committing acts with the purpose of seriously alarming another person.
- A person’s behavior should be sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent as to substantially disrupt or interfere with the orderly operation of the institution or the rights of a student to participate in or benefit from the educational program.
- Defamation: Creating a false statement about a University community member and communicating that false statement to a third party, which then exposes that community member to hatred, contempt, ridicule, loss of good will, or loss of reputation as a result of the false statement.
ADDITIONALLY, INVASION OF PRIVACY IS DEFINED IN THE RUTGERS CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, RUTGERS POLICY 10.2.11, AS:
- Making, attempting to make, transmitting, or attempting to transmit audio, video, or images of any person(s) on University premises in bathrooms, showers, bedrooms, or other premises where there is an explicit expectation of privacy with respect to nudity and/or sexual activity, without the knowledge and consent of all participants subject to such recordings.
- Viewing or spying on a person(s) on University premises in bathrooms, showers, bedrooms, or other premises where there is an explicit expectation of privacy with respect to nudity and/or sexual activity, without the knowledge and consent of all participants.
UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINE IN CASES OF VIOLATIONS OF LAW
Rutgers University students may be held accountable through the University judicial conduct process as well as the local New Brunswick/Piscataway criminal justice system. The University judicial process may be carried out before, simultaneously with, or following any related civil or criminal proceedings. If civil or criminal charges are dropped, or if the student is found not guilty via the criminal justice process, University discipline decisions and/or sanctions will not be subject to alteration or amendment.