Bullying and Hazing on Campus
All employees of higher education institutions
Institutions of higher learning are generally perceived as communities that promote mutual respect and concern for one another. Most students and their parents expect their chosen campus to be safe, secure, and protected. But the fact is that bullying, hazing, and other forms of interpersonal violence exist on campuses across the country. In response to this issue, many schools have instituted policies and programs to deal with the moral, legal, and emotional aspects of campus violence. It’s important for faculty, staff, and students to understand the implications of bullying and hazing, and know how to access the support resources available to them on campus.
In this course, learners will become familiar with the characteristics of bullying and hazing, the appropriate paths of response to incidents of power-based interpersonal violence, and best practices for preventing, recognizing, and responding to incidents of bullying and hazing on campus.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Interpersonal Violence on Campus
- differentiate between bullying and hazing.
- recognize the benefits of prohibiting bullying and hazing on campus
- recognize common types of bullying in a campus environment
- identify the characteristics of cyberbullying
- recognize examples of hazing behaviors
- recognize actions you should take to ensure you’re able to prevent or respond appropriately to bullying and hazing incidents
- use appropriate actions to help prevent bullying and hazing on campus