Emergency Resources

Resource Description
Campus Emergencies

To find out about campus alerts, emergency notification procedures, and parking on campus can be found at Our Campus Alerts Page.

Dial 911 for Police, Fire, & Emergency Medical Services

Campus Security

Bloomfield College provides uniformed, unarmed security officers. Their function is to prevent crimes on campus, protect members of the BC campus, and assist Bloomfield College personnel in routine and emergency situations.

The Office of Security is located at 225 Liberty Street, Lower Level. The main number for Campus Security is 973-748-9000. ext. 1366. The office can also be reached toll-free at 800-809-2222. To report a crime or incident anonymously, call the TIPS line at 973-748-9000, ext. 1466.

Emergency Response Guidelines

Bloomfield College has an Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a Volunteer Emergency Response Team (VERT) that works closely with local and county agencies in the event of a campus or regional emergency. Guidelines that the College uses for an actual emergency are available for your use at our Emergency Response Guidelines Page.

The Annual Crime Report for Bloomfield College

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that colleges and universities produce and distribute an annual report containing crime statistics and statements about its security policies. If you require an actual copy of this report, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. The Crime Statistics are listed on pages 8-12 of the Annual Security Report

You can view the latest report here.

Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights

A college community must be free from violence, sexual assault, and nonconsensual sexual contact. Respect for the individual and human dignity is of paramount importance. The State of New Jersey recognizes the impact of violence on its victims and has established a Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, which articulates requirements for policies, procedures, and services designed to insure that the needs of victims are met and that the colleges create and maintain communities that support human dignity.

The College's page on Sexual Assault policies, including the Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights, can be found here.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Bloomfield College has a responsibility to

  1. uphold local, state, and federal laws
  2. minimize the misuse of alcoholic beverages
  3. maintain a drug-free workplace
  4. provide education about the risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

For students, a drug conviction can result in a loss of financial aid awards.

For Students, the policy statement is located at Alcohol and Other Drug Policies Procedures for BC Students.

The College's policies on Alcohol and Other Drugs can be found here.

More information on Alcohol and Other Drugs as they pertain to Health and Wellness can be found here.

Acceptable Use Policy for Computing Resources

Bloomfield College has adopted a detailed Acceptable Use Policy of Computing Resources based on the need to provide clear, consistent, and strong measures to:

  1. deal with the illegal downloading of copyrighted music, videos, and games
  2. safeguard that students and employees are not using excessive bandwidth
  3. ensure that BC IT Systems are used for their intended purposes
  4. provide processes for addressing policy violations and sanctions for violations of this policy.

The College's Acceptable use Policy can be found here.

Bloomfield College Policies Brochure for Students

The Policies Brochure for BC students contains important policy information about Alcohol and Drugs, Sexual Harassment, Student Guests, etc.

All students are advised to read and understand these policies, which can be found on the Student Affairs website at Bloomfield College Student Policies Brochure. The Policies Brochure is also available on the Student Portal.

The College's Policy Brochure can be found here.

Bloomfield College Student Complaint Procedures

Bloomfield College is committed to enabling students to realize their intellectual and personal goals in a positive learning environment and to safeguarding conditions which will foster mutual respect and fair treatment. The College takes all student complaints seriously and reviews and responds to such complaints in a timely fashion. The purpose of this document is to provide students with the mechanism for expressing their concerns and to comply with federal and state laws as well as accreditation requirements.

The College's Student Complaint Procedures can be found here.

Madison Holleran Act

The New Jersey Legislature recently passed the “Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act.” The Madison Holleran Act requires colleges and universities in New Jersey to provide students with 24-hour access to a professional counselor/therapist. If you or someone you know is having suicidal ideation, please refer them or stop in for an emergency appointment at the Personal Counseling Center during the College’s normal business hours.

Nicole Palagano, Director of Personal Counseling
Talbott Hall, 2nd Floor
Call: 973-748-9000, ext. 1403 & 1302
Email: Personal_Counseling@Bloomfield.edu

IF YOU REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE beyond Personal Counseling Center Office hours, the following resources are available on a 24-hour basis.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line – Text START to 741741
  • NJ Hope Line at (1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)
  • NJ Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Hotline at 1-800-601-7200

For non-urgent matters, a CARE TEAM REFERRAL Form and additional information is available here on the College’s website. You may email that form to bccares@bloomfield.edu Please feel free to direct questions or concerns about the CARE Team to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Rose Mitchell, 973-748-9000. Ext. 1457.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs by calling 973-748-9000, ext. 1245.

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