Security on Campus

CAMPUS SECURITY & CRIME AWARENESS

Ancilla College encourages students to be fully aware of safety issues occurring on the campus and to take action to prevent and report illegal and inappropriate activities. Personal awareness and personal safety practices are the foundation of a safe community.

Security patrols the College regularly. There is no access to campus facilities after hours unless accompanied by staff or security. Security is available to walk students to their vehicles after class, if needed. Dial “0” from the front lobby telephone to request this service, or to report an incident.

Ancilla monitors activity and maintains a three year report of activity. See the Clery Act Report for 2014 below.

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In the event of an emergency on campus, contact any staff or faculty member nearest you for help. After 4:30pm, dial “0” from a campus phone, or dial 574-936-9936 from a cell phone to reach the Ministry Center switchboard.

In an extreme emergency, call 911. From any college phone, dial 5, then 911. Students who need minor medical aid should contact their instructor if it occurs during class or report the need to the Dean’s Office. The College does not offer on-site medical services at this time.

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FIRE ALARMS

If the fire alarm sounds, safely exit the building immediately via the closest exit. Move far enough away from the building to avoid hampering the efforts of emergency personnel.

 FIRE DRILL PROCEDURES

1.  Close windows, leave drapes/blinds open
2.  Close, but do not lock the doors
3.  Go to the nearest exit, remembering to move away from the building
4.  Wait for the all-clear signal before reentering the building

storm-warningTORNADOES

If a siren sounds or message is announced over the PA system, all personnel should move to the first floor hall of the building, staying away from windows. Please remain there until the all-clear signal is given.

Parking

Information regarding campus parking is available from the Business Office. Parking is permitted in lined spaces only, never on the grass. Three parking lots are available for student parking, Lot A (designated for College parking) Lot B and Lot C.

No one may park along the road that borders the campus, in the grass, or in areas that are marked with diagonal lines. Reserved parking spaces for the handicapped are in the College parking lot or located near the auditorium. No parking is allowed in designated visitor spaces*. The parking tag must be displayed from the rear view mirror. Any student without or not displaying a parking pass will be issued a ticket with a $10 fine. This $10 ticket is redeemable for a parking tag for those without them.

The parking fines are as follows:

  • First Notice = $10.00
  • Second Notice = $50.00
  • Third Notice = Vehicle will be towed at the student’s expense (approximately $75.00).

Cars must be locked when in the parking lot. Ancilla College assumes no liability for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents.

*Visitor parking spots are open to anyone after 5:00pm.

POSSESSION OF FIREARMS AND/OR OTHER LIFE-ENDANGERING INSTRUMENTS

Possession of firearms and other life endangering instruments is prohibited by the College. Fireworks are also prohibited on campus. Any person caught with any of these items is subject to disciplinary action including immediate suspension.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT – 2014
Each year, Ancilla College publishes its Annual Security Report as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure
of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This current report is the 2014 report, which covers the 2013 calendar year, in addition to the previous two calendar years.
ANCILLA COLLEGE – CAMPUS CRIME DATA
Criminal Offenses – On-Campus
2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 2 1 0
Motor Vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offenses – Public Property
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter
0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Hate Offenses – On-Campus
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0
Hate Offenses – Public Property
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0
Arrests – On-Campus
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests – Public Property
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals – On-Campus
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals – Public Property
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
(updated 9-29-14 to include 2013 data for Clery Report)
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
(VAWA), which, among other provisions, amended section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), otherwise known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety- and security related requirements as a condition of participating in the Federal student financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the HEA. Notably, VAWA amended the Clery Act to require institutions to compile statistics for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to include certain policies, procedures and programs pertaining to these incidents in the annual security reports (ASRs). As of this date, final regulations have not yet been published; until that time, institutions must make a good-faith effort to comply with the statutory provisions as written.
The HEA defines the new crime categories of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking inaccordance with section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 as follows:
“Domestic violence” means a “felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:
·   A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim,
·   A person with whom the victim shares a child in common,
·   A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse of intimate partner
·   A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies [under VAWA], or
·   Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’sacts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.”
“Dating violence” means “violence committed by a person:
·   Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with thevictim; and
·   Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
o The length of the relationship;
o The type of relationship; and
o The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.”
“Stalking” means “engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause areasonable person to:
·   Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
·   Suffer substantial emotional distress.”
There were no reported incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in 2013.
As stated in the Ancilla College catalog, students who believe they have been the object ofdiscrimination or harassment should inform the Director of Student Development. Until such time as final regulations for VAWA are published, students who believe they have been subject to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking are encouraged to follow this same procedure. Based on

individual circumstances, direct notification by the student to other appropriate Ancilla College faculty

and staff, or notification to the College from local law enforcement agencies, will also serve as notice of

the reported incident.

As stated in the Ancilla College faculty and staff handbooks, faculty and staff who believe they havebeen the object of discrimination or harassment should inform the President, or the Dean or the Director of Student Development. Until such time as final regulations for VAWA are published, faculty and staff who believe they have been subject to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking are encouraged to follow this same procedure. Based on individual circumstances, direct notification by the faculty or staff member to other appropriate Ancilla College faculty or staff, or notification to the College from local law enforcement agencies, will also serve as notice of the reported incident.