Numerous efforts are being made to advise members of the campus community on a timely basis about campus crime and or emergencies that are considered to represent a threat to students and employees. These efforts include the following:
- Annual Report: A comprehensive annual report of crime-related information is compiled and published. This annual report is available to any member of the campus community.
- Student Newspaper: The student newspaper, The Collegian, will publish summaries of crime prevention information. The summary will be prepared by the Department of Safety and Security.
- Special Alerts: If circumstances warrant, special printed crime alerts are prepared and distributed either selectively or throughout the campus via campus wide email, bulletins and residence hall meetings depending on the situation in a timely manner.
Campus – Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution’s educational purposes. These buildings include residential halls, any building or property that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, those frequently used by students and those that support institutional purposes such as food or retail.
Non-Campus – Includes any building or property owned or controlled by student organizations recognized by the school; and any building or property owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area.
Public Property – All public property, thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter – The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent manslaughter – The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Forcible Sex Offenses – Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
- Forcible Rape - The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
- Forcible Sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
- Sexual Assault w/ An Object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
- Forcible Fondling – The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of
- sexual gratification, forcibly and/ or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/ her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
- Non-forcible Sex Offenses – are incidents of unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
- Incest - is non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape is non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. If force was used or threatened, or the victim was incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth, or temporary or permanent mental impairment, the offense should be classified as forcible rape, not statutory rape.
– The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.Aggravated Assault
– An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded.Burglary
– The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Attempted forcible entry is included.Motor Vehicle Theft
– The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is self-propelled and runs on the surface and not on rails. Motorboats, construction equipment,
airplanes, and farming equipment are specifically excluded from this category.Arson
– Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.Hate Crime
- is a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, ethnic/ national origin group or sexual orientation group.
Arrest & Disciplinary Referrals:
Arrest for Clery Act purposes is defined as persons processed by arrest, citation or summons. Referred for disciplinary action is defined as the referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction. Student referrals are forwarded to the Dean of Students Office to initiate the disciplinary process against students when a violation of the Student Codeof Conduct and/or any state law occurs. The statistics gathered reflect all alcohol, drugs and weapons violations that were referred.Weapons Violation
– The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts.Drug Violations
– The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. Relevant substances include: opium or cocaine, morphine, heroin, codeine; marijuana; synthetic or manufactured narcotics; and nonnarcotic drugs such as barbiturates.Liquor Law Violations
– The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, bootlegging, operating stills, possessing of intoxicating liquor; operate unlawful drinking places; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance. Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.