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 2016 below.
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.
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
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.
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:
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 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.
Each year, Ancilla College publishes its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This current report is the 2017 report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, in addition to the previous two calendar years. Crime data reported is limited to arrests and convictions.
In calendar year 2016, both residence halls were open for business. As required in the report, the number of fires in that building in 2016 was:
Residence Hall staff schedule monthly fire drills at various times during the semester. Through December 31, 2016, there were two active fire alarms. One was the result of burned food product in microwave ovens in student rooms, and the second was caused by a student ‘vape’ smoking in their room which activated a smoke detector. In both cases there was no injury or property damage.
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)
Each college or university receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one professional employee as the Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance efforts and investigate any complaint of sex discrimination.
Read our informative brochure here.
At Ancilla College, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the University. Major duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring the following areas:
Adoption of procedures to provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints is a critical function of the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator assists individuals alleging sexual harassment or discrimination in filing their grievance(s). The Coordinator also works in conjunction with other College officials focused on prevention and policy development.
The Title IX Coordinator at Ancilla College is Scott P Horch.