1. CAMPUS SECURITY:
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.
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:
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.
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.
FDLTCC will issue an annual report of criminal activity reported to
college officials and law enforcement agencies for crimes
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:
II. Sex offenses
1. Forcible rape
3. Sexual assault with object
4. Forcible fondling
2. Statutory Rape
IV. Aggravated assault
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.
Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs or designee serves
as the primary liaison for Campus Security with all law enforcement
(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
- 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.
effort should be made to ensure that physical evidence is maintained
and protected. Immediate reports will assist in preserving evidence.
- If you are a victim of a crime or witness a crime:
- 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
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.
the crime scene: Do not touch any items involved in the incident and do
not allow anyone into the crime area until appropriate assistance
- Campus officials will accept third-party reports in cases of sexual assault in order to protect the victim’s identify.
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.
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.
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.
and advisors are required to provide statistical informational relating
to crimes on campus, but may continue to honor the confidentiality of
C. College Response to Reports:
allegations will be investigated. These investigations may be made in
conjunction with the Cloquet Police Department or the Carlton County
- 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.
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.
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:
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
- (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:
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.
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.
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:
- Always lock your car doors and never leave your keys in the vehicle.
- Try to park your car in a well-lit area.
- Avoid leaving property where it is visible in your car.
(6) Protect yourself at night:
- Avoid walking alone at night.
- Refrain from taking shortcuts, walk where there is plenty of light and traffic.
- 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:
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)).
- Use well-lit routes.
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.
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:
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"
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.
- Do not assume that what you observe is an innocent activity or that it has already been reported.
- Do not assume that the person is a visitor or FDLTCC staff member that you have not seen before.
- 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.
Door-to-door soliciting is not permitted in campus residence
facilities. Violations of this rule should be reported to your hall
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:
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.
- Access to campus buildings is limited to normal business hours.
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:
- Keys are issued to authorized faculty, staff, and students only.
- Exterior building doors should not be blocked open when the doors are locked.
- Building evacuation is mandatory for all fire alarms.
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.
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.
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).
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:
- After the first class day of fall semester, residence hall exterior doors are normally locked.
- Residents are encouraged not to prop doors open and not to open these doors to anyone other than their guests.
who lock themselves out of their rooms should contact their respective
residence hall desks. After hours, contact a member of the residence
- All nonresidents of the buildings should be 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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Approximate age
- Description of face, including eye color, hair color, hairstyle (short, curly, etc.), jaw, nose.
- Facial hair
- Distinguishing marks, including any scars
- Distinguishing gait
- Voice (accent, tone, etc.)
4. PROGRAMS TO EDUCATE THE FDLTCC COMMUNITY REGARDING SECURITY:
A. Educational programming on campus:
- FDLTCC encourages students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
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.
Services has available at no cost, brochures,
flyers, pamphlets, movies, videos, and posters concerning various
safety and security issues.
- The FDLTCC Student Services office will provide staff to aid students in coping with alcohol and drug abuse.
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
B. Educational programming in residence halls:
- 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.
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.
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:
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.
- 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:
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.
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
- 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:
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.
- FDLTCC enforces both Minnesota and Federal drug laws regarding the use, possession, and sale of illegal drugs.
8. DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
C. Procedures for campus disciplinary action for sex offenses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.