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EKU Takes a Stance on Bullying

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Eastern Kentucky University takes a strict no-tolerance approach on all types of bullying, in accordance with KRS 525.070, KRS 525.080, and the EKU Student Code of Conduct. Types of bullying include: verbal, social/relational, cyber, and physical bullying. Any type of bullying is subject to judicial action by the University.

 

If you feel that you are or have been a victim of bullying, there are steps you can take to resolve the issue. A complaint may be filed with the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office located in the Turley House on the Richmond Campus (859-622-1500). Students may also choose to utilize the services of the EKU Counseling Center located in the Whitlock building on the 5th floor (859-622-1303). The services of the EKU Counseling Center are free of charge to students.

 

How YOU Can Help Stop Bullying

- Show respect! ALL individuals should be treated with respect, regardless of their personal beliefs or lifestyle.

- Talk to a University staff member if you believe that someone is being bullied. If you are unsure who to talk to, you can call the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for guidance or to file a formal complaint.

- Spread awareness! Bullying cannot be stopped until everyone understands the importance of stopping bullying on and off campus.

- Stop rumors and gossip. Rumors and gossip are usually unfair, unkind, or embarrassing statements that are often false or exaggerated. Such talk can lead to depression, isolation, and anxiety for the victim of the rumors.  

Published on March 04, 2016

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