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ARCHIVED 2014-15 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2014-15 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Article VII. Crime on the Campus


Section 7.01 Student Right to Know: Campus Security Act

The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, as amended, and signed into law November 8, 1990, contains several requirements that affect Doane College’s continued participation in the Title IV Student Financial Assistance (SFA) programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Title II of Public Law 101-542, as amended, is the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. This Act requires Doane College to collect certain information commencing August 1, 1991. It also requires that Doane College prepare, publish, and distribute this information to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment, upon request, beginning September 1, 1992 and each year thereafter.

What follows is a description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices, and encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. The office designated to release campus statistics is the President’s Office.

Students are encouraged to report criminal actions in residence halls to the RA or RD on duty and the Doane Safety Office. The RAs and RDs will communicate incidents reported to the Senior Director of Housing within 12 hours. The RAs and RDs will file written reports to the Senior Director of Housing for follow-up and repeatability within 48 hours. Students may also call the Safety Office at x8669 24- hours-a-day to report suspicious activity or crimes on campus.

A crime log from the Safety Office is collected and made available each morning and posted at the safety desk. Any community member that is the victim of a crime is encouraged to report the incident to law enforcement. For purpose of the Campus Security Act, offenses for which statistics must be reported are defined in accordance with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system.

Section 7.02 Security and Access to Campus Facilities Policies

  1. Simon Field and Lauritzen Track: Only players and authorized personnel are allowed on the field during athletic events. Public hours are set for 6 am until dark year round (weather permitting).
  2. Access to Campus Academic Facilities: Students and employees have access to academic facilities according to posted hours (see specific building for posted hours.) Facilities are open to the public only during open business hours. In certain buildings (Hixson, Gaylord and Lied), students must have special permission from academic adviser to have after-hours access. Students found in buildings without approval will be asked to leave.
  3. 24 hour computer lab - Communications Room 20 is the campus 24 hour computer lab. Students are encouraged to make use of this facility after the normal closings of other buildings. This location is monitored by a video camera. Student are encouraged to call the Safety Office at 402.826.8669 (x8669 on campus) if they would like to have an escort across campus in the evening hours.
  4. Academic Room key checkouts are available at the Doane Safety Office only to students with professor’s permission. The Safety Office compiles a list of eligible students at the beginning of each semester from faculty members. Key checkout policy states that a key must be returned immediately after use, on the same day that the key was checked out. Failure to return the key in the designated amount of time will result in the following sanctions; 1st offense-letter of warning; 2nd offense - letter of warning and 3 day suspension of key checkout; 3rd offense suspension of key checkout for the remainder of semester and a meeting to determine eligibility for future checkouts. Charges for lost keys will be applied directly to student accounts. Special use facilities such as Perry Campus Center, Butler Gym, Fuhrer Fieldhouse, and the Haddix Center may have extended hours of use. Facilities other than residence halls are generally opened at 7 am and locked at 4 pm Keyless access will remain active in most academic buildings until 11 pm during the academic year. Perry Campus Center is accessible 24/7 via keyless entry, as well as the Communications building. Extended access is permitted to students by written approval of faculty sent via e-mail to the Safety Office.
    1. Academic Year Building Unlocking and Locking Schedule:
      1. Haddix Center: Monday - Thursday: 6 am to 7 pm (Keyless active until 11 pm) Friday: 6 am to 10 pm (Keyless active until 10p.m) Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm (Keyless accessible) -Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm (Keyless accessible.)
      2. Fuhrer Fieldhouse (6 am-7 pm M-F) Keyless active until 10 pm
      3. Padour Walker (7am-5 pm M-F)
      4. Gaylord, Whitcomb Lee, Hixson/Chab Weyers, Lied Math and Science (7 am-6 pm M-F) Keyless active until 11pm.
      5. Perry Campus Center, Communications Building (7 am-9 pm M-F) Communications building is open on weekends per library schedule. Keyless active 24/7.
      6. Butler Gym (6 am - 11 pm daily) Keyless accessible only.
  5. Visitation Hours and Guests: For safety purposes, each residence hall community has set visitation hours during which time residents may entertain guests of the opposite sex in their rooms. This does not include opposite sex individuals as overnight guests, which is prohibited by college policy.
  6. The college reserves the right to remove or sanction any student or guest for safety or policy violations. Visitation hours are also contingent upon building lifestyle designation, the rights of all residents to privacy, reasonable volume level, and prior agreements between roommates.
  7. Residents may, with the permission of their roommate, have guests of the same sex stay in their room up to 24 hours. Guests of the opposite sex should inquire about guest housing or stay with a friend of the same sex. Guests are not allowed to move from room-to-room or hall-to-hall. All rules and policies of Doane College apply to guests of Doane students while they are on campus. Make them aware of what they can and cannot do, because the student is ultimately responsible for their actions. Doane College does not accept responsibility for the students’ guests. If a guest is asked to leave campus, the student is responsible for transportation or lodging off campus for the guest. Students who repeatedly violate the campus guest policy will be removed from campus housing and will not be refunded. All students should register their guest in the RA Office by filling out a guest registration card.
  8. If an individual is in the hall that may not be the guest of a student, report it to a Residence Life member and the Doane Safety Office.
  9. Security considerations used in maintenance of campus facilities.
  10. Signal 88 Security, a private security firm, is on duty as assigned by the Safety Office to assist in supporting 24/7 academic year requirements.
  11. Campus security measures on a nightly basis at a minimum include:
    1. Locking the facilities at scheduled times.
    2. Checking facilities for fire and vandalism.
    3. Monitoring and reporting criminal activity on campus to the police in emergency situations according to the policy listed in previous paragraphs.
    4. Maintaining a log of activity in each facility while on their shifts.
    5. Asking students, visitors, and employees to comply with the facility’s hours of operation and reporting difficulties with compliance to the police.
    6. Summoning the Crete police to help with emergency situations.
  12. Authority of Signal 88 Security: Signal 88 Security is in immediate contact with the Crete Police Department to report any suspicious or criminal activity. Signal 88 Security also has the authority to request student and employee cooperation for vacating buildings and complying with written campus regulations. When confronted with the non-compliance and/or emergencies, they are instructed to alert the Crete police and College administration.
  13. Dissemination of Reports on Crimes: The Doane Safety Office will distribute timely warnings to the campus community after one of the following crimes has been committed:
    1. Murder: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
    2. Rape: carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person’s will, or not forcibly or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity; of an attempt to commit rape or force or threat of force.
    3. Robbery: taking, or attempting to take, anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person or persons by force, or threat of force of violence, and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
    4. Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
    5. Burglary (breaking and entering): unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit theft. Note that forced entry is not a required element of the offense, so long as the entry is unlawful unlocked door or window. Included are unsuccessful attempts where force is employed, or where a perpetrator is frightened off while entering an unlocked door or climbing through an open window.
    6. Motor Vehicle Theft: theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
  14. Local police will be contacted about the likelihood of the incident posing a threat to others when choosing an immediate and/or personal notification, or a more general warning using bulletin boards, campus news media, flyers, or other announcements or forums.
  15. Programs designed to inform students and employees about crime procedures and policies:
    1. Fall orientation, spring and summer enrollment sessions for new students.
    2. RA meetings and all hall meetings for students.
    3. Printed posters and publications.
    4. Faculty and staff meetings.
    5. Handbook distribution to students.
    6. Employee handbook.
  16. The college will annually prepare and inform current students and employees in a brochure that complies with PL 101-542 of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.  This same information can be found online at Campus Crime Report.  These publications will list the occurrences of:
    1. Murder
    2. Rape
    3. Robbery
    4. Aggravated Assault
    5. Burglary (Breaking and Entering)
    6. Motor Vehicle Theft
    7. And arrests for:
      1. Liquor Law Violations: violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages.
      2. Drug Abuse Violations: violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation or use.
  17. Weapons Violations: violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives and incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons. A crime is reportable when the President, Vice President for Finance, or the Vice President for Student Leadership investigating an incident determines that a crime has occurred or a local police agency notifies Doane that it has documented a report of criminal offense which has occurred “on-campus” as defined by this act. The College will also send the statistics to the Secretary of Education and prospective students.