Mission of Community Standards

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GBC Civility Pledge

As a Bolt, I pledge to contribute to creating a Goldey-Beacom College community that celebrates individuality and strive to provide a non-discriminatory, fair, and equitable learning and working environment for the GBC family.

What does Community Standards do?

  • Oversee and coordinate the student conduct process
  • Address community issues & intervene in negative behaviors
  • Assist in identifying and supporting students of concern
  • Provide educational outreach for individual, campus, and community awareness
  • Track and report data in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act

What does Community Standards expect from students?

  • Students read, know, understand and abide by the Code of Conduct and Residence Life policies.
  • Students know right from wrong and make appropriate choices.
  • Students take responsibility for their own behavior.
  • Students be honest in all that they do and admit when their actions and behaviors violate the Code of Conduct and/or Residence Life policies.
  • Students understand if they engage in behaviors that are detrimental to themselves and/or the community, which violate the Code of Conduct and/or Residence Life policies, they will be held accountable for this behavior and sanctioned accordingly.
  • Students understand that egregious and/or repeated violations of the Code of Conduct and/or Residence Life policies will result in suspension or expulsion.

Community Standards 2

What can students expect from Community Standards?

  • Students will be treated with fairness and respect and as independent adults.
  • Students will receive timely notification of charges, status updates and resolution.
  • Students will have their questions (regarding the conduct process, possible outcomes, sanctions, etc.) answered completely and in a timely manner.
  • Students will be referred to other campus offices or community agencies as needed.
  • Information regarding a student’s conduct history will be kept confidential, with information released only to those with a legitimate right to know such information.

Who are we?

Dr. Charles Hammond, Vice President of Student Affairs and Athletics
Jocelyn Moses, Director of Residence and Student Life
Molly Lowry, Community Standards & Clery Coordinator / Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Report an Incident

Not sure if a behavior is a violation or how to categorize it? Contact Molly Lowry, Community Standards & Clery Coordinator / Deputy Title IX Coordinator at 302-225-6286.

Report an Academic Honor Code Violation

Academic violations are behaviors that include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct. General classroom misbehavior is considered a non-academic violation. To report academic misconduct, please use the Academic Honor Code Violation form.

Report Concerning, Worrisome, or Threatening Behaviors

Faculty, staff, students, and guests are encouraged to use the online referral form to report behavior that they perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening. These behaviors can include mention of harm to self or others, substance use, disordered eating, emotional distress, unusual behavior, grieving student, and many more. If you are ever concerned about someone's health, well-being, or safety, please use the Behavioral Concern form.

Report a Bias Incident

The College reviews reports of bias-related events, incidents, behavior or actions and supports restorative and educational responses to address the individual, collective, and institutional impacts. Categories of prejudice include: disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion. To report a bias incident, please use the Bias form.

Report a Code of Conduct Violation

Code of Conduct violations are behaviors that include, but are not limited to: alcohol, disorderly conduct, drugs, hazing, harassment, physical violence, or other violations of College policies, regulations, or rules. To report a Code of Conduct violation, please use the Code of Conduct Violation form.

Report a General Incident / Concern

See something the College should know about, but it is not a violation of policy? Use this form for general incident reporting. Incidents such as non-drug/alcohol related medical concerns (including COVID-19), maintenance, facilities, or security concerns can be submitted using this form and will be followed up on by the appropriate department. To report a General Incident, please use the General Incident form.

Report Relationship or Interpersonal Violence, or Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

Interpersonal violence includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or stalking behaviors. The Title IX Team works to address interpersonal violence concerns. To report interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, or a Title IX violation, please use the Title IX form.