How to Deal With Being Bullied in College

How to Deal With Being Bullied in College
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    While you remain quiet you should come up with a plan of action.

    Instead of showing weakness to the bully (because that's what they want), you need to know how to counter it.


Have you ever experienced being bullied in college? Well, when you’re in that position you don’t really know what to do. You can only close your mouth and be as calm as you can be. There are 6 primary types of bullying in any situation that includes:

Sexual Bullying

This type of bullying is about targeting girls. For example, a boy touched a girl then made crude comments about the girl’s body. Or on the other hand, a boy making fun of her body.

Verbal Bullying

It’s name-calling to hurt another person, normally they choose their target based on how they look and act, especially their behavior.

Physical Bullying

Students who are stronger and more aggressive usually want to gain power and control over their targets. Examples of physical bullying includes punching, slapping, shoving, kicking, hitting and other physical attacks.

Prejudicial Bullying

One of the most common types of bullying, it’s about people have different races, religions or even sexual orientation.

Relational Aggression

This is what they call it when someone gets jealous of other students. They keep their popularity up by being mean to other students. Sometimes they used verbal or name-calling bullying to maintain their control.


When a bully doesn’t have the courage to face that person, they use social media to harass and threaten their target.

Here are some steps that you can take when you’re being bullied by someone inside campus:

1. Write Down Everything

If you’re a college student who is always experiencing the bullying, all you have to do is to write down everything. Don’t forget to write where the incident happened, also what date and time they are bullying you, check if there are any witnesses to the event.

However, if you have less understanding with your roommates/classmates (and can’t talk to you face to face), instead they will use social media to fight you.

Don’t forget to record everything. Take a screenshot of what happened, it’s also a good idea if you email their parents or go to the campus office. So that you both can get along. If this will not solve the problem, be sure to request another new dorm mate to protect you from bullying.

2. Talk With Someone You Trust

When you’re experiencing any bullying on campus, don’t keep it a secret from your parents, or your trusted counselor on campus. However, if you don’t have any trusted friends on campus, you can call your parents.

The most important thing is that there are people who are willing to listen and support you.

3. Contact Your Professor/Counselor

If you’re secretly bullied by your classmates during the exam, for instance, talk to your professor right away. Even if it’s your athletic team who tried to threaten you (just because you’re late or they don’t like you to be part of their team), these kinds of incidents are inevitable.

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You should contact the head of the faculty of the college campus. Only go to the principal’s office (or to the top) when the issue is not solved by your professor or dean of students.

4. Watch yourself

Sometimes we don’t notice that we hurt someone with our words, we must watch out and be careful not to hurt others. Also, learn how to deal with negative aspects of bullying and try not to embrace the problem.

Remember, don’t let the bully control you, focus on future goals and needs, and make friends that you can really trust.

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