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.
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 submits to the US Department of Education its Annual Security Report as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The current report for 2015 covers the calendar year 2014, in addition to the previous two calendar years. The report includes required statistics on criminal offenses reported to police authorities that took place either on-campus or on adjacent public property in categories including murder and manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. For the second consecutive year, there were no criminal offenses on-campus or on adjacent public property.
“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.