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MCCC Takes Stand Against Bullying; Invites Entire College Community to Sign 'Upstander' Banner

8/28/17




Student leaders Anthony Borek, left, and William Wright staffed the table on the first day of the semester. The goal is to get the entire college community to sign the anti-bullying banner by the end of September.

West Windsor, N.J. – Student Government leaders and the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Student Life and Leadership Department are making anti-bullying a key priority this semester with participation in the “Day 1” program, an anti-bullying initiative presented in conjunction with the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Tyler Clementi was a college student at Rutgers University who took his own life as a result of bullying.

Following Tyler’s death, the Clementi family turned its tragedy into a foundation committed to showing others how to be “upstanders” – not bystanders – to bullying. Last spring, the college hosted Tyler Clementi’s mother and brother at a Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop, where they spoke about their efforts.

According to Denise Salvatore, a member of the Student Life and Leadership staff, student leaders decided to help spread the foundation's anti-bullying message. They started with a video that features MCCC administrators, students, faculty and staff.

“It’s a strong declaration of MCCC’s pledge to be a part of this fight against bullying,” Salvatore said. “Now that the semester has begun, we want as many students, faculty and staff as possible to join us in raising awareness and committing their support and intent to be ‘upstanders. Together we can make our campus bully-free and safe for all who study here and visit here.”

The video is available for viewing here and was produced by videographer Valarie Daniels.

Throughout the month of September, all members of the MCCC community are invited to sign the banner and pick up a pledge card declaring an intention to be an “upstander” to bullying. The banner will be moved to the James Kerney Campus in Trenton this Thursday, Aug. 31 for a signing opportunity in the Center City Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The banner will also be available for signing at Club Day on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Quad on the West Windsor Campus (or Student Center hallway, in case of rain) and will be kept in the Student Life and Leadership office (SC111) for the remaining time.

At the start of Anti-Bullying Month in October, the banner will be hung in the Student Center hallway during a special ceremony.

For more information about the Tyler Clementi Foundation and the Day 1 program, visit https://tylerclementi.org.

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