Sexual Misconduct

Membership in a college community carries with it the responsibility for mutual trust and respect and adherence to the standards of conduct established by the community.

Bluefield College prohibits sexual misconduct by students. Student sexual misconduct is defined as unwelcome acts of a sexual nature committed by a student against another student without consent including, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and/or other verbal or physical conduct, including written communications of an intimidating, hostile or offensive nature, or action taken in retaliation for the reporting of such behavior.

BC Response to Sexual Misconduct

The College reserves the right to take whatever measures it deems necessary in response to allegations of sexual misconduct in order to protect students' rights and personal safety. Such measures include, but are not limited to, modification of living arrangements, interim suspension from campus pending a hearing, and reporting to the local police.

The College is obligated under federal law (Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)) to investigate reports of sexual misconduct, to take action to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault, prevent its reoccurrence and its adverse effects.

Resources

  1. Bluefield Virginia Police – Call 911
  2. Bluefield College Campus Safety
    1. Emergency – 304.887.1795
    2. Non-emergency – 276.326.4313
  3. Bluefield Regional Medical Center – 304.327.1100
    1. 500 Cherry Street, Bluefield, WV 24701
  4. Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital – 276.988.8700
    1. 141 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell, VA 24651
  5. Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline – 800.838.8238
  6. National Suicide Crisis Lifeline 24-Hour Hotline – 800.273.TALK (8255)

In all instances, emergency situations should be reported immediately to Bluefield College Campus Safety at 304.887.1795.