You're not alone.

If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, and you need someone to talk to, we want you to know that you're not alone.  At RCBC we want our students to have more than just academic success. We recognize the need some students have for support and counseling throughout their college career.

In addition to the college’s academic advising staff, the college also offers students access to an experienced counselor. This individual will provide follow-up in crisis situations, coordinate referrals, and assist students with personal matters.  Counseling services are confidential, non-judgmental, voluntary, and free.

A counselor can assist with:
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Worries or anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance abuse issues

A counselor also provides:

  • Individual short-term counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Referral and support services
Confidentiality Statement

Rowan College at Burlington County Student Support Counselors safeguard the privacy and security of information shared with your counselor.  The confidentiality of information that you share with a counselor is protected by Federal and State law.  Such personal information will not ordinarily be disclosed to any third party without your express, written, informed consent, stipulating what information may be divulged to whom, for what purposes, and within what time period. 

However, there are several exceptions to the general rule of confidentiality.  We would be required to release information and possibly contact appropriate people if:

  1. We believe there are indications of an imminent risk of harm to you.  Under these circumstances, it may be necessary for the staff to take whatever action is necessary for your safety, including notifying appropriate college officials.
  2. You disclose intent to harm another person; in such circumstances, the staff member is required not only to notify appropriate law enforcement agencies, but also the intended target of the threat.
  3. We learn information which leads us to believe that someone under the age of 18 or an elderly person is being abused. 
  4. We receive a valid court order to release information.

Additional Information about Email Communication:

To help ensure privacy, students are cautioned against sending sensitive, detailed personal information through email.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding confidentiality, please discuss them with a Student Support Counselor.

Student Support Services Confidentiality Statement Form

To download a copy of the Student Support Services Confidentiality Statement Form, click here.

How to Report Bullying

The following acts when committed by students of Rowan College at Burlington County shall be deemed misconduct subject to imposition of discipline according to the RCBC Student Code of Conduct, which can be found in the RCBC Student Handbook. In addition to this Code, students will be held accountable to the policies on Civility on Campus, Racial/Ethnic Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Smoking on Campus, and Substance Abuse/Use on Campus.

Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, Non-Retaliation, Whistleblower and Complaint and Reporting.

In compliance with the State of New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, the College will maintain zero-tolerance towards behavior involving harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying of any kind that is directed to students, members of the College community, and/or visitors. Harassment, intimidation and/or bullying includes but is not limited to any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication that targets another individual and/or that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on or with college property or at any college sponsored function.

A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the above identified behavior will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student, staff person or visitor or damaging the student, staff person or visitors property, or placing a student, staff person or visitor in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students, staff person or visitor in such a way as to cause disruption in, or interference with, the orderly operation of the College; or creates a hostile environment for the student, staff person or visitor at the college; or infringes on the rights of the student, staff person or visitor at the college. Those found in violation of this section of the Code of Conduct will be subject to expulsion from the College.

For additional Code of Conduct information, including information on disciplinary actions, click here.

Reporting Procedures:

A student who believes him/herself to be a victim or a witness to a bullying offense should follow the following steps to properly report the incident.

  • Notify the Public Safety Department of the bullying incident by stopping at a Public Safety Department Desk or by directly calling the Public Safety Department.
  • Phones are located around campus.

Public Safety Department
(856) 222-9311
Mt. Laurel Campus.......................Extension 2100
Willingboro Campus .......................Extension 3100
Mount Holly Campus ..........................Extension 4100

  • Upon receipt of the incident report, the following offices may be involved in the investigation: Office of Public Safety, Human Resources, and the Division of Student Services.
Suicide Prevention Resources

Everyone plays a part in preventing suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, don't do it alone. Reach out and connect with someone who knows to how help.

 

Suicide Hotlines

Contact Burlington County: (856) 234-8888 (866) 234-5006 1-800-273-TALK (8255), National Suicide Hotline 609-835-6180, Burlington County Crisis Unit (SCIP)

To Help Someone

Suicide Prevention for LGBT

 

Mental Health Crisis

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, are experiencing an overdose or are with someone who is experiencing an overdose or are in a mental health crisis of any kind and it is after hours, please contact Public Safety at (856) 222-9311, ext. 2100 or 911 immediately.