Policies and Procedures

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

Camden County College shall provide a work and academic environment free of sexual harassment. The College prohibits all forms of sexually harassing conduct, including, but not limited to, harassment by peers as well as by supervisory personnel, harassment by and against students, harassment against males as well as against females, same sex harassment, and harassment based on sexual orientation.

No one shall threaten or insinuate, either explicitly or implicitly, that an individual's refusal to submit to sexual advances will adversely affect his or her employment, academic advancement, evaluation, wages, advancement, assigned duties, or any other condition of employment or career development. Nor shall any supervisor favor any individual in any way because that individual has submitted or has shown a willingness to submit to sexual overtures or advances of the supervisor. Any individual who is found, after appropriate investigation, to have engaged in conduct prohibited by this Policy will be subject to whatever disciplinary or corrective action Camden County College considers appropriate under the circumstances, up to and including termination of employment or student dismissal.


Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:


1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; 
2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; 
3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment;
4. or such verbal or physical conduct interferes with an individual's work, professional, or academic performance, productivity, physical security, extracurricular activities, academic or career opportunities, or other services. 

Other sexually harassing conduct in the workplace, whether committed by peers or supervisors, includes, but is not limited to:

1. unwelcome sexual flirtations, touching, advances or propositions; 
2. slurs or other verbal abuse of a sexual nature; 
3. graphic or suggestive comments about an individual's dress or body; 
4. sexual degrading words to describe an individual; 
5. the display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; 
6. off-color language or jokes of a sexual nature; 
7. ask questions regarding an individual's sexual conduct, orientation, or preferences; or 
8. physical assault. (Any criminal sexual assault will be addressed in compliance with the Camden County College Sexual Assault Policy.) 

The College's policy to provide a work and academic environment free of sexually harassing conduct extends to the conduct of students, vendors, contractors, visitors, volunteers, and other persons who enter upon College property. No such person may engage in sexually harassing conduct, as defined in this policy, while on College premises or while engaged in any College-sponsored activity or function.

No trustee, officer, faculty member, student, or employee of Camden County College is authorized to engage in any activity, to take any action, or to refrain from taking any action, if the action or failure to act will result in a violation of this policy. Any such action or failure to act is a violation of College policy and constitutes unauthorized action/inaction on the part of the trustee, officer, faculty member, student, or employee involved. Any individual, including any applicant for employment, who feels he or she has been subject to or who witnesses sexual harassment should report such a complaint to the Executive Director of Human Resources 85-227-7200 ext. 4221.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, Camden County College complies with New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973, and the Older Americans Act of 1975.  These laws afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, ancestry, place of birth, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or liability for military services in the operation of its educational programs and activities.  Decisions on admissions and financial aid are not made on the basis of any of these factors.


Inquiries regarding these may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources, Camden County College, PO Box 200, Blackwood, NJ  08012, (856) 227-7200, ext 4221; or the Secretary, Department of Education, Washington, DC  20201.


SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited on College property. (See Tobacco Free Institution Policy 221)


SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Camden County College is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment which allows employees to enjoy the full benefits of their working experience and to understand the negative consequences of the illicit use of alcohol and drugs on their lives. The College declares that it will make every effort to provide its employees with an environment that is free of the problems associated with the unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs.

The possession and general use of alcoholic beverages on campus is prohibited. The use, possession, sale, or being under the influence of illegal narcotics, chemicals, psychedelic drugs, or other dangerous substances is illegal and forbidden on campus.


The College is committed to promoting the wellness and positive self-development of its employees. The unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and the illegal use and abuse of drugs inhibit employees from attaining the benefit of their working experiences and expose them to serious illness and health risks. Therefore, illegal substances are prohibited on campus.