Campus Security Report

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

2008

1. CAMPUS SECURITY:

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) encourages all students and college community members to be fully aware of safety issues on the campus and to take action to prevent and to report illegal and inappropriate activities. Personal awareness and applying personal safety practices are the foundation of a safe community.

Pursuant to the Student Right to Know and the Campus Security Act, FDLTCC monitors criminal activity and publishes and maintains a three-year Campus Security Report. This report includes alleged criminal activity reported to Campus Security, the Cloquet Police Department, and/or the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and occurring on the campus of FDLTCC, as well as on property or facilities owned or leased by FDLTCC or recognized as College organizations. The College will distribute a copy of this report to each current student and employee. FDLTCC will notify prospective students and employees of its availability, and will provide a copy of the report upon written request. FDLTCC currently has a variety of policies and procedures relating to campus security, and it expressly reserves the right to modify them or adopt additional policies or procedures at any time without notice. Such changes may appear in successive issues of this report.

2. CRIME REPORTING POLICIES:

A. Reporting Policies:

(1) The Student Affairs Office, Room 147 or phone number: 879–0805, is the office to which all criminal reports should be made during the work week, 8:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. After 4:30 p.m. or on weekends, reports can be made by calling the Cloquet Police Department at: 879-1247. Everyone on campus (this includes students, faculty, staff, and visitors) is encouraged to immediately report any and all potential criminal activity to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee, and/or the Cloquet Police Department and/or the Carlton County Sheriff’s Department. Individuals reporting to FDLTCC officials who also wish to file a complaint with law enforcement agencies will be provided with assistance from FDLTCC upon request.

(2) FDLTCC normally requires a written complaint from someone to begin the investigation process. FDLTCC usually needs the assistance of the complainant in the disciplinary process against the accused. FDLTCC will make exceptions when necessary, including cases presenting clear danger to the victim and /or the College community.

(3) FDLTCC will issue an annual report of criminal activity reported to college officials and law enforcement agencies for crimes occurring on College property or in College facilities. The annual report includes crimes alleged to have occurred on the campus and/or in facilities owned or leased by FDLTCC and/or recognized student organizations. It includes the following reports or crimes:

I. Murder
II. Sex offenses
A. Forcible:
1. Forcible rape
2. Sodomy
3. Sexual assault with object
4. Forcible fondling
B. Non-Forcible:
1. Incest
2. Statutory Rape
III. Robbery
IV. Aggravated assault
V. Burglary
VI. Motor vehicle theft
VII. Murders evidencing hate crimes
VIII. Forcible rape evidencing hate crime
IX. Aggravated assault evidencing hate crime
The report also includes arrests for the following:
I. Liquor law violations
II. Drug abuse violations
III. Weapons possession

Please Note: Information on level 3 offenders can be found at the Department of corrections website www.corr.state.mn.us/level3/ level3.asp and information about level 2 offenders can be provided by your local law enforcement agency.

(4) The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee serves as the primary liaison for Campus Security with all law enforcement agencies.

(5) When reports are made to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee or other college administrative personnel, the individual in charge/on duty will decide if a threat continues to exist to the campus community. If a threat continues to exist, a warning will be sent out informing the campus community of the threat.

B. Reporting Procedures

  1. All criminal activity occurring on campus should be reported immediately to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee at: 879–0805, and/or to the local law enforcement agencies. The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee will assist the complainant in completing criminal reports. These reports will also be forwarded to the suitable law enforcement agency. The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee will assist the law enforcement agencies with investigations.
  2. Every effort should be made to ensure that physical evidence is maintained and protected. Immediate reports will assist in preserving evidence.
  3. If you are a victim of a crime or witness a crime:
    1. Call 879–0805 or cell phone: 590–3345 and/or call 911 for any emergency including medical assistance, fire, suspicious person(s) or activities, crime reports, traffic accidents, or other illegal activities.
    2. Obtain a description of the offender(s), including: gender, age, race, hair color, height, description of clothing, and any distinguishable features. Attempt to obtain a description and license number of any vehicle involved. Note the direction taken by offenders when they depart and report all available information to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee, or law enforcement officers.
    3. Preserve the crime scene: Do not touch any items involved in the incident and do not allow anyone into the crime area until appropriate assistance arrives.
  4. Campus officials will accept third-party reports in cases of sexual assault in order to protect the victim’s identify.
  5. All employees, faculty, or staff who become aware of an allegation of a violation of College policy, student code of conduct, civil or criminal law, should report the allegation to their supervisor and the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee. The following people with significant responsibility for student and campus activities (not including counselors) must report potential criminal activity of which they are aware to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee: Activities/Organizations, Advisors, Admissions Representative, Affirmative Action Officer, Bookstore Supervisor, Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs, Disability Services Coordinator, Financial Aid Director, SSS Advisors, Housing Director, Human Resources Officer, Registrar, Student Affairs Directors, as well as any assistants and associates.
  6. All persons in the FDLTCC community are encouraged to assist anyone in reporting alleged criminal activity before contacting the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee and/or local law enforcement agencies, as well as providing assistance in making the report.
  7. Student Organizations with control of any facility are encouraged to report safety and security concerns to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee.
  8. Counselors and advisors are required to provide statistical informational relating to crimes on campus, but may continue to honor the confidentiality of victims.

C. College Response to Reports:

  1. All allegations will be investigated. These investigations may be made in conjunction with the Cloquet Police Department or the Carlton County Sheriff’s Department.
  2. Reports will be classified by the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee in conjunction with appropriate police agency according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definitions.
  3. When alleged perpetrators are identified as students, the case will be forwarded to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee for investigation and appropriate action. Criminal investigation, arrest, and persecution can occur independently, before, during, or after the campus judicial process.
  4. The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee will issue a timely warning to members of the campus community in cases of reported murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and any hate crimes (evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity), or forcible rape. In such cases, warnings will be published through campus bulletins, campus newspapers, residence hall bulletins, etc.

3. POLICIES CONCERNING SAFETY OF AND ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES:

A. Personal Security Recommendations:

(1) Campus staff are available to assist you in protecting yourself by providing regular foot and/or vehicle patrols, safety and security programs, as well as various safety and security posters and brochures. However, only you can protect yourself by being aware of your surroundings and taking appropriate steps in preventing crime from happening.

(2) Call for an escort! Call the Student Affairs office, 879–0805, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and cell phone number: 590–3345 or 879-0708 (RA office in dorms). Escort services are normally available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(3) Protect yourself! Never walk alone at night; always walk in well-lit areas; always have keys in hand when approaching your car; always have gas in your car.
(4) Protect your room or apartment:
a. Lock your door, even if you are only going to be gone for a short time or a short distance. It only takes 8 seconds to walk into your room and steal your valuables.
b. Always lock your door when you are asleep. You are also encouraged to lock your door when you are awake.
c. Do not prop open locked exterior building doors. These doors are locked for your protection and for the protection of other residents.
d. Never open exterior doors of the building for strangers or nonresidents; always escort your guests to and from the main entrance doors.
e. Protect all valuables in your room or office. Do not leave valuables in plain view.
f. Take all valuables home with you during vacations.
g. You are encouraged to open a savings or checking account rather than allow large sums of money to accumulate in your room. If you open a checking account, remember the number of the last check written. The theft of a single check can go undetected until a bank statement discloses a forgery.
h. Park your bike where you can keep an eye on it if possible. Always lock your bike. There are several good anti-theft devices available. Case hardened heavy locks and chains afford the best protection.

(5) Protect your automobile:

  1. Always lock your car doors and never leave your keys in the vehicle.
  2. Try to park your car in a well-lit area.
  3. Avoid leaving property where it is visible in your car.

(6) Protect yourself at night:

  1. Avoid walking alone at night.
  2. Refrain from taking shortcuts, walk where there is plenty of light and traffic.
  3. Call for an escort (daytime phone: 879–0805, after 4:30 p.m. call 590–3345 or 879-0708 (RA office in dorms).

(7) Protect yourself when walking and jogging:

  1. Avoid walking and jogging alone after dark. If you must travel alone at night, use FDLTCC's escort service (daytime number: 879–0805, or after 4:30 p.m. call: 590–3345 or 879-0708 (RA office in dorms)).
  2. Use well-lit routes.
  3. Be alert to your surroundings, If you suspect that you are being followed, run in a different direction, go to the other side of the street and yell for help, head quickly for a lighted area or a group of people.
  4. Have your keys ready when returning to your residence hall, apartment, or vehicle, and keep your personal or valuable items concealed and close to your body.

(8) Help us protect you:

a. Watch for suspicious people in and around campus buildings and in parking lots. Do not pursue them. Call 911 if you should enter your room and find a stranger, regardless of the "cover story" supplied.

  1. If you see any suspicious activity or persons on or near campus, immediately call the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee at: 879–0805. After 4:30 p.m. call 590-3345 or 879-0708 (RA office in dorms) or the Cloquet Police Department, 879-1247.
  2. Do not assume that what you observe is an innocent activity or that it has already been reported.
  3. Do not assume that the person is a visitor or FDLTCC staff member that you have not seen before.
  4. Suspicious persons may be:
    Loitering about at unusual hours and locations; running, especially if something of value is being carried. Exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms. The person could be under the influence of drugs or otherwise needing medical or psychiatric assistance. Carrying property that might be suspicious, depending on the circumstances, going from room to room trying door handles.

b. Door-to-door soliciting is not permitted in campus residence facilities. Violations of this rule should be reported to     your hall director immediately.

c. Report all thefts and property loss immediately to campus security.

d. Be security conscious at all times.

(9) Security considerations of campus facilities:
a. Building access and maintenance:

  1. The FDLTCC campus is for the use of the students, faculty, staff, and their escorted guests and those on official business with FDLTCC. All others are subject to being charged with trespassing.
  2. Access to campus buildings is limited to normal business hours.
  3. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to report needed repairs to the maintenance department for all academic areas.

b. Policies & procedures for safe access to buildings:

  1. Keys are issued to authorized faculty, staff, and students only.
  2. Exterior building doors should not be blocked open when the doors are locked.
  3. Building evacuation is mandatory for all fire alarms.
  4. The academic building is normally open from 7:00 a.m. until evening classes end and for scheduled weekend classes and special events. Employees and students in buildings after normal working hours should have a campus ID in their possession and present the ID when requested.
  5. Faculty or staff who appear to be the last person(s) in a building should ask unauthorized persons to leave the premises or contact maintanence. The building should be secured when the last employee departs. In buildings that have outside windows, employees should close and lock the windows before leaving the building.
  6. On-campus telephones are located in most building hallways for emergency calls to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee. These phones may also be used to contact 911 (you must first dial a 9, then 911).
  7. Problems related to people in buildings after hours should be reported. Call the Cloquet Police Department, 879-1247 or 590–3345 immediately.

c. Policies and procedures for safe access to residence halls:

  1. After the first class day of fall semester, residence hall exterior doors are normally locked.
  2. Residents are encouraged not to prop doors open and not to open these doors to anyone other than their guests.
  3. Residents who lock themselves out of their rooms should contact their respective residence hall desks. After hours, contact a member of the residence life staff.
  4. All nonresidents of the buildings should be escorted.
  5. Escorted visitors of the opposite sex should not be in student rooms and/or residential floor lounges between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  6. Residents are allowed to have overnight guests of the same sex. Before having an overnight guest, you must notify your Resident Assistant and have your roommate’s permission.
  7. The definition of an overnight guest is someone of the same sex who stays in your room for no more than three consecutive nights five times a semester, or someone who stays two nights no more than seven times a semester.
  8. If a guest stays more than the time listed above, the resident maybe charged for the guest’s stay at the Housing and Security Department’s normal guest rate.

d. Policies concerning law enforcement:

(i) Campus staff are employees of FDLTCC. they are not certified or sworn peace officers. Campus staff are authorized, when appropriate, to make a citizen’s arrest. Typically, such arrests are made only in the presence of a police officer.

(ii) Campus officials work closely with the local law enforcement agencies, and State and Federal law enforcement agencies to track and respond to campus criminal activity.

(iii) Report all crime immediately: All criminal activity on campus should be reported immediately to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee at: 879-0805 during normal work days or the Cloquet Police Department at: 879-1247 after 4:30 p.m. or on weekends and holidays to local law enforcement agencies.

FDLTCC will assist the complainant in completing criminal reports. FDLTCC will accept the third party reports in certain cases, like sex offenses. FDLTCC prefers to receive reports from the victim as the detail is often more accurate when received directly from the victim. Maintain all physical evidence. Do not wash off or destroy what may be critical evidence.

(iv) Report as much detail as possible to ensure accurate reporting. If you are a victim of a crime, your immediate recall of the event is often the best. WRITE DOWN AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN REMEMBER AFTER A CRIME. If you cannot identify the perpetrator by name, try to recall as many details as possible, including:

  1. Gender
  2. Approximate age
  3. Height
  4. Weight/build
  5. Description of face, including eye color, hair color, hairstyle (short, curly, etc.), jaw, nose.
  6. Dress/clothing
  7. Facial hair
  8. Glasses
  9. Distinguishing marks, including any scars
  10. Distinguishing gait
  11. Voice (accent, tone, etc.)


4. PROGRAMS TO EDUCATE THE FDLTCC COMMUNITY REGARDING SECURITY:

A. Educational programming on campus:

  1. FDLTCC encourages students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
  2. Student Services personnel and campus security provide assistance in presenting programs on campus security and safety. FDLTCC's Law Enforcement program presents educational programs in the area of crime prevention, sexual assault awareness, personal safety, fire prevention, etc. The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee works with local law enforcement agencies in presenting needed programs.
  3. Student Services has available at no cost, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, movies, videos, and posters concerning various safety and security issues.
  4. The FDLTCC Student Services office will provide staff to aid students in coping with alcohol and drug abuse.
  5. Safety seminars are conducted during the school year at FDLTCC. Student Services and the Law Enforcement program will provide safety seminars during the fall semester and spring semesters. These seminars include discussing maintaining personal security and reporting any alleged crimes. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

B. Educational programming in residence halls:

  1. The Housing Director works with the FDLTCC Law Enforcement program to present safety and security programming in the residence halls. These programs present crime prevention procedures in all residence halls and campus facilities.
  2. At the beginning of each semester, the Housing Director holds an informational meeting for each residence hall student to review security and safety procedures in each of the residence halls.
  3. The Housing Director will bring in one speaker each semester to discuss safety and security with persons living in residence halls.

5. MONITORING AND RECORDING ACTIVITY AT OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS:

  1. All FDLTCC recognized organizations that are off-campus will still be monitored by the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee. Just because a facility or organization is located off-campus does not mean that the activity at that location is not monitored by local law enforcement agencies which share information with FDLTCC.
  2. FDLTCC includes off campus crime statistics in its annual crime report for buildings it owns or leases.

6. POLICY REGARDING THE ENFORCEMENT OF UNDERAGE DRINKING LAWS AND THE
ILLEGALITY OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON CAMPUS:

  1. FDLTCC forbids the use (consumption), possession, manufacture, sale, transportation, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages on campus. FDLTCC also forbids the maintenance of unlawful drinking places on campus. This prohibition of possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus applies regardless of age. The only exception is authorized use for special (non-student) functions. Only the FDLTCC President may authorize such use.
  2. FDLTCC enforces Minnesota drinking laws, including the prohibition of use by persons under 21 years of age. Possession or consumption of alcohol on campus is prohibited by FDLTCC and may result in a student disciplinary complaint.
  3. If the accused is not cooperative or is underage, the local law agencies may be called to assist.

7. POLICY REGARDING THE ILLEGALITY OF DRUGS ON CAMPUS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL AND STATE DRUG LAWS:

  1. FDLTCC forbids the possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs (other than by a doctor’s prescription) on campus. This includes but is not limited to possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.
  2. FDLTCC enforces both Minnesota and Federal drug laws regarding the use, possession, and sale of illegal drugs.

8. DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

  1. The purpose of this policy is to set forth the College’s policy regarding alcohol and other drug use, including unlawful drug use or abuse in the workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). A copy of the Drug Free Workplace information is enclosed in the class registration brochure and may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office or the Student Services Office. Interested individuals my obtain a copy of the brochure as it lists policies and programs.
  2. The College recognizes the reality of chemical dependency and is aware of its occasional presence in the College community. As a safeguard against this dependency, numerous campus organizations provide prevention programs to the College community.
  3. The College encourages and provides reasonable assistance to any student, faculty, or staff member who seeks information on or treatment of chemical dependency. Various departments, including Housing, Security, Personnel, and Student Services provide information and prevention programs for those seeking help with substance abuse.

9. POLICY REGARDING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES:

A. Policy

  1. FDLTCC’S policy on sexual abuse and harassment is governed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System’s policy. In support of the system’s policy, FDLTCC reaffirms the policy that sexual abuse and harassment will not be tolerated. Every effort will be made to assure that all members of the College community are provided an atmosphere free from sexual abuse and harassment. To prevent sexual abuse and harassment, educational efforts will be undertaken to inform employees and students of their responsibilities regarding such behavior, how to identify and eliminate potential sexual abuse and harassment and what steps can be taken if instances of sexual abuse and harassment are experienced.
  2. FDLTCC conducts a number of programs aimed at preventing sexual offenses and making the community aware of the potential for such crimes. These programs include providing escorts, inspecting the campus for potentially dangerous areas and implementing programs to inspect campus lighting and shrubbery. In addition, educational programs concerning sexual assault awareness are provided by residence hall staff, campus security, and counseling offices. The College also conducts a sexual harassment program at orientation for members of the college community.
  3. A guiding principle in reporting of sexual assault is to avoid revictimizing the sexual assault survivor by forcing the person into any plan of action. The following resources provide immediate aid and/or on-going consultation for survivors of sexual assault.

Emergency Numbers:

  • Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee: 879-0805
  • Campus Security: 879–0805 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday) or 590–3345 or 879-0708 (RA office in dorms) after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends
  • Cloquet Police: 911 or 879-1247
  • FDLTCC Affirmative Action Officer: 879–0795 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday)
  • FDLTCC Counseling and Advising Center: 879–0805, 879-0819 and/or 879–0815
  • FDLTCC Sexual Harassment Officer: 590–3345 or 879–0805

B. Procedure:

  1. Contact the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee, 879–0805, or the Cloquet Police Department, 879-1247 or 911 as soon as possible after the offense. Please remember it is most important to preserve evidence. Do not bathe, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing. Note everything about the location. If you have been raped, you should seek medical attention immediately regardless of whether you report the matter to the police.
  2. Every attempt will be made to preserve the anonymity of the sexual assault survivor. Every attempt will be made not to release names to the media. Unless requested otherwise by the sexual assault survivor, names and addresses of survivors are released to the City Police Department. Campus staff will attempt to provide support and advice for sexual assault survivors. Each report of sexual assault will be investigated in order to provide better protection to the survivor of a sexual assault and all members of the campus community. For the protection of others, sexual assault survivors should be aware that the College will need to release information regarding the fact that an assault has occurred.
  3. The Student Services Office will be the office of the official record for reports of sexual assault, as it is in all reported law violations. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee to report any information regarding assaults.
  4. Sexual assault survivors have the right to have reports made anonymously (third party) to the City Police Department. The Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee will assist the survivor in making this report if the survivor so wishes. In these situations, the name of the complainant will not be forwarded. Third party reports may prevent the College and the City Police from actively investigating the criminal activity.
  5. Counseling services are available both on and off campus. Medical services are available off-campus. If you are the victim of a sexual assault, FDLTCC encourages you to contact one or more of the following:
    • FDLTCC Counselors: 879–0805, 879-0819 or 879–0815
    • FDLTCC Affirmative Action Officer: 879–0795
  6. If the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee determines that a threat continues to exist for the community, information about the reported sexual assault will be reported to the campus community whether reported by a sexual assault survivor or through a third-party report. As much detail as possible regarding location date and time of the assault, and any information which might help identify the assailant will be reported. The Student Services office will inform the campus community of the reported sexual assault via posters, appropriate notices, campus newsletter, radio station, local media, and/or residence hall posting.
  7. Each report will be taken as presented by the complainant. Appropriate criminal classifications will be determined after a review of all the facts by City Police and/or Sheriff Department personnel.
  8. The College will take appropriate action to safeguard the survivor and, at the same time, protect the rights of the alleged perpetrator. If the survivor of a sexual assault requests, the College will attempt to provide, if reasonably available, alternative housing for on campus residents as well as a change in classes.
  9. The College will normally not take any disciplinary action against a member of the campus community without a written complaint and the assistance of the complainant in the disciplinary process, unless the College determines that there is a clear danger to the survivor or the College community.

C. Procedures for campus disciplinary action for sex offenses:

  1. The College disciplinary process is an option for any person wishing to report a case of student misconduct. In order for FDLTCC to proceed, a written complaint (written by the survivor or a third party) must be filed with the Sexual Harassment Officer. If the complaint is criminal in nature, it will also be forwarded to the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee and to the City Police.
  2. There are different standards of proof in the College conduct proceeding than in the possible criminal action. The College conduct proceeding determines whether the accused’s status as a student will be altered. The criminal process determines if there will be limitations on the accused’s liberty. As there are different standards and the purpose of each proceeding is different, FDLTCC encourages students who are the victims of sexual assault to go forward with the College disciplinary process.
  3. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present (an advocate or advisor) during the disciplinary proceeding. This person may not, however, speak in your place or ask questions of witnesses.
  4. Both the accuser and the accused have the right to call a reasonable number of witnesses during the hearings to testify on their behalf. The witnesses may be asked questions by the other party.
  5. Both the accuser and the accused have the right to request, in advance, the names of witnesses and shall have the right to question witnesses during the hearing.
  6. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of the College disciplinary proceeding concerning the complaint of sexual offense. This information should not be disclosed to the public in general.
  7. Sanctions following a college disciplinary proceeding include but are not limited to: expulsion, suspension, and eviction from student housing.

Please Note: Information on level 3 offenders can be found at the Department of Corrections website www.corr.state.mn.us/level3/level3.asp and information about level 2 offenders can be provided by your local law enforcement agency.