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2.1001 SaVE Act and Violence Against Women Act

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I. Title of Policy

2.1001 SaVE Act and Violence Against Women Act

II. Objective of Policy

To affirm the College’s commitment to create and maintain an environment that is free from sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. As a result of this Board policy and as required by law, Brookdale Community College is compliant with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) and the obligations on all post-secondary institutions under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (SaVE) .

III. Authority

All applicable legislation including but not limited to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013; the Campus SaVE Act of 2012; Title IX of the Higher Education Act; the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 et seq; State of New Jersey P.L. 1994, Chapter 160; other applicable State or Federal law; and the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

IV. Policy Statement

Brookdale Community College is committed to prevention of sexual misconduct / violence so that that no student or employee shall engage in such behavior or be victimized by such behavior. This includes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sexual harassment, as defined by our non-discrimination policy. The College provides prevention, awareness, risk reduction, compliance, and bystander intervention programming; crime statistics, and methods for reporting incidents, and ensures confidentiality for victims. The Student Conduct Code and the Disciplinary Appeal Procedure; and the Employee’s Code of Ethics, are disseminated annually.

Sexual assaults are serious violations of the College’s student judicial code, faculty standards and College employee policies, and will not be tolerated.  They are crimes, punishable by fines and/or imprisonment; and subject to civil suit for damages.

As required by law, the Brookdale Community College Annual Security Report contains policy statements and crime statistics for all Brookdale locations.

V. Responsibility for Implementation



Approved: Board of Trustees, 1/15/1998
Approved: 6/19/2014
Revised:   1/29/2015
Approved: 2/26/2015
Revised: Lodged, 5/19/2015
Approved: Board of Trustees, 6/25/2015
Note: Policy 6.1002 Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights was retired and replaced with Policy 2.1001 SaVE Act and Violence Against Women Act.

Supporting Documents/Links

1. Student Code of Conduct
2. Employee Code of Ethics
3. Board of Trustees Code of Ethics
4. Rape Care Program brochure
5. Rape Care Program brochure for the LBGTQI Community
6. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (with the inclusion of new definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and certain bias or hate crimes).
View the most recent PDF –  Fall 2017.

PDF Policy 2.1001 SaVE Act and Violence Against Women Act