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.

Campus Security & Crime Awareness

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.

 

Emergency Procedures

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.

Fire Alarms & Drill Procedures

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

Tornadoes

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.

2016 Security Report

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.

 

ANCILLA COLLEGE – CAMPUS CRIME DATA2013201420152016
Criminal Offenses – On-Campus
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0000
Negligent Manslaughter0000
Sex offenses – Forcible0000
Sex offenses – Non-forcible0000
Robbery0000
Aggravated assault0000
Burglary0000
Motor Vehicle theft0000
Arson0000
Criminal Offenses – Public Property
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0000
Negligent Manslaughter0000
Sex offenses – Forcible0000
Sex offenses – Non-forcible0000
Robbery0000
Aggravated assault0000
Burglary0000
Motor Vehicle theft0000
Arson0000
Hate Offenses – On-Campus
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0000
Negligent Manslaughter0000
Sex offenses – Forcible0000
Sex offenses – Non-forcible0000
Robbery0000
Aggravated assault0000
Burglary0000
Motor Vehicle theft0000
Arson0000
Any other crime involving bodily injury0000
Hate Offenses – Public Property
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter0000
Negligent Manslaughter0000
Sex offenses – Forcible0000
Sex offenses – Non-forcible0000
Robbery0000
Aggravated assault0000
Burglary0000
Motor Vehicle theft0000
Arson0000
Any other crime involving bodily injury0000
Arrests – On-Campus
Illegal weapons possession0000
Drug law violations0001
Liquor law violations00013
Arrests – Public Property
Illegal weapons possession0000
Drug law violations0000
Liquor law violations0000
Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals – On-Campus
Illegal weapons possession0000
Drug law violations0001
Liquor law violations00013
Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals – Public Property
Illegal weapons possession0000
Drug law violations0000
Liquor law violations0000
(updated 9-28-17 to include 2016 data for Clery Report)

Notes:

  • 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).
  • The HEA defines the new crime categories of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in accordance 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 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’s acts 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 the victim; and
    • Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
      • The length of the relationship;
      • The type of relationship; and
      • 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 a reasonable 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 2016.
  • As stated in the Ancilla College catalog, students who believe they have been the object of discrimination or harassment should inform the Title IX Coordinator.  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 have been the object of discrimination or harassment should inform the President, or the Dean or the Title IX Coordinator or the Director of Human Resources ADS. 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.

Fire Safety Report For Residence Halls

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:

20152016
Hardesty Hall01
Res Hall B1

 

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.

Title IX

“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:

  • Admissions and Recruitment
  • Educational Programs and Activities
  • Housing
  • Comparable facilities
  • Participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities
  • Financial assistance
  • Student employment assistance
  • Marital or parental status
  • Athletics and physical education

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.

Scott P. Horch, Residence Life
Ancilla College | 9601 S. Union Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
(574) 936–8898 | (866) 262–4552 ext. 347 | fax 574-935-1779