A.  Crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, and on public property of the following crimes that are reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority.  Those crimes are:

1) Criminal homicide -  Murder, non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter; 
2) Sex offenses - Forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses; 
3) Robbery;
4) Aggravated assault;
5) Burglary;
6) Motor vehicle theft;
7) Arson;
8) Arrests for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession and persons who were not arrested for these violations in #8, but were referred for campus disciplinary actions for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession.  These do not include public drunkenness or driving while intoxicated.

    

THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIMES STATISTICS ACT
Arkansas Tech University
2011 Campus Safety and Security Survey

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 * On Campus - this category includes all on-campus incidents, including those listed in the section titled, "In dormitories or other residential facilities."  Therefore, the two categories are not cumulative, but instead are duplicative.  For example, an alcohol violation that occurs in the dormitory will be reported in both the "On-Campus" section and the "In dormitories or other residential facilities" section.

** The definitions of these crimes do not includes drunkenness or driving while intoxicated.

B.  Current campus policies regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and Arkansas Tech University's policies concerning its response to these reports.

To report a crime or emergency, call the Department of Public Safety at 479-968-0222 or 911.  The Department of Public Safety maintains direct radio contact with the Russellville Police Department and the Russellville Fire Department and TECH is also served by the Pope County Ambulance Service.  To reach the Department of Public Safety from off campus, dial (479) 968-0222.  It is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety to investigate and follow up on all reports of criminal activity on campus.  In some cases Public Safety officers are assisted in their investigations by the Russellville Police Department.

At least one officer of the department is on duty 24 hours a day.  This officer can be reached either at the Office of Public Safety (479-968-0222) or by calling 911.  A person calling 911 should give his/her name, location, the nature of the problem, and request that a TECH officer be dispatched to her/his location.

Additionally, a crime can be reported to any campus security authority listed in number three below.

1) Policy for making timely warning reports to members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of crimes described in paragraph A (above).

If it is determined that a specific danger to the campus community, or specific segments of the campus community exists, an appropriate notification to the community of that danger will be made. This determination will be jointly made by Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services in consultation with the University General Counsel.

2) Policy for preparing the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

Information is collected from the Arkansas Tech University campus security authorities and the Russellville Police Department.  Sources of this information include arrest reports, incident reports and disciplinary referrals.  The information collected and presented is not based solely on arrest reports.

3) Title of each person or organization to whom students and employees should report the criminal offenses described in paragraph A (above) for the purpose of making timely warning reports and the annual statistical disclosure.  This statement also discloses whether Arkansas Tech University has any policy or procedures that allow victims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics, and, if so, a description of those policies and procedures.

Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety officers
Dean of Students
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
Residence Hall Directors
Athletic Director
Head Coach for each athletic team
Chief Student Officer of Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus

Arkansas Tech University does not have a policy or procedure that allows victims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

 C.  A statement of current policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities, including campus residences, and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities.

Residence halls are secured 24 hours per day. Residents may enter the hall only through main entrances. All outside doors are locked. Students requiring access to classrooms and labs after normal class hours or on weekends must obtain permission slips from their instructors. The student must have a copy of the permission slip with him/her while using the facility after hours.

 D.  Current policies regarding campus law enforcement that:                                                                                 

 1) address the enforcement authority of security personnel, including their relationship with State and local police agencies and whether those security personnel have the authority to arrest individuals;

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety is charged with maintaining order and enforcing the rules and regulations of the University.  Its responsibilities include such duties as patrolling the campus; enforcing parking and traffic regulations; investigating accidents and reported incidents; and providing security for the University.  Pursuant to A.C.A. §25-17-304 and §25-17-305, the Department of Public Safety has the same police enforcement powers as other state law enforcement agencies.  The Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with the Russellville Police Dept., Pope County Sheriff's Office, and the Arkansas State Police.  Off-campus criminal activities in which any University recognized organization is involved are reported to the University by the local police agencies.

2) encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the campus police and the appropriate police agencies; and

Arkansas Tech University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests.  With the support of all members of our campus community, there is a continuing effort to keep the campus safe and secure.  Because a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty and staff, they are all encouraged to accurately and promptly report all crimes to the campus police and the appropriate police agencies as soon as they have knowledge of such an event.

 3) Procedures, if any, that encourage pastoral counselors and professional counselors, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling of any procedures to inform the person they are counseling of any procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

There are no provisions made for pastoral counselors or professional counselors to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

 E.  The type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

Information regarding Arkansas Tech University's safety and security programs and procedures is included in each fall's new student orientation program and new employees are given this information during the orientation they receive from the personnel office.  The same information is made available upon request to all prospective students and job applicants.

Arkansas Tech University's crime prevention program is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever possible and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.  Educational programs regarding campus crime and emergency procedures are conducted in residence halls at the beginning of each fall semester and periodically during the year.  These programs, facilitated by student staff members, may include Public Safety officers or other guest speakers.  Through programs such as these, students and employees are reminded to follow such preventative procedures as:

1.  Reporting all crimes and/or suspicious activities to the Office of Public Safety;

2.  Protecting personal property such as calculators, tape recorders, computers, radios, etc. by marking them with an identification number;

3.  Lock room and car doors;

4.  Do not prop doors open;

5.  Walk in well-lighted areas at night;

6.  Do not walk alone at night;

7.  Do not leave books, jewelry, purses, wallets, backpacks or other valuables unattended for any length of time.

F.  A description of the programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes

Information regarding Arkansas Tech University's safety and security programs and procedures is included in each fall's new student orientation program and new employees are given this information during the orientation they receive from the personnel office.  The same information is made available upon request to all prospective students and job applicants.

Arkansas Tech University's crime prevention program is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever possible and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.  Educational programs regarding campus crime and emergency procedures are conducted in residence halls at the beginning of each fall semester and periodically during the year.  These programs, facilitated by student staff members, may include Public Safety officers or other guest speakers.  Through programs such as these, students and employees are reminded to follow such preventative procedures as:

1.  Reporting all crimes and/or suspicious activities to the Office of Public Safety;

2.  Protecting personal property such as calculators, tape recorders, computers, radios, etc. by marking them with an identification number;

3.  Lock room and car doors;

4.  Do not prop doors open;

5.  Walk in well-lighted areas at night;

6.  Do not walk alone at night;

7.  Do not leave books, jewelry, purses, wallets, backpacks or other valuables unattended for any length of time.

 H.  A statement of policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity in which students engaged at off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by Arkansas Tech University, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities.

The Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with the Russellville Police Department, Pope County Sheriff's Office and the Arkansas State Police.  Off-campus criminal activities in which any University recognized organization is involved are reported to the University by the local police agencies.

I.  A statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of State underage drinking laws.

This policy is mandated by and complies with the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  Arkansas Tech University is committed to the maintenance of a drug and alcohol free work place and to a standard of conduct for employees and students that discourages the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol on its property or as a part of any of its activities.  Therefore, the unauthorized or unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances or alcohol by students or employees on property of the University or as a part of any of the University's activities is expressly prohibited.  Off-campus activities sponsored by recognized student groups must abide by all local and state laws.

J.  A statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of Federal and State drug laws.

This policy is mandated by and complies with the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  Arkansas Tech University is committed to the maintenance of a drug and alcohol free work place and to a standard of conduct for employees and students that discourages the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol on its property or as a part of any of its activities.  Therefore, the unauthorized or unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances or alcohol by students or employees on property of the University or as a part of any of the University's activities is expressly prohibited.  Off-campus activities sponsored by recognized student groups must abide by all local and state laws.

K.  A description of any drug or alcohol-abuse education programs, are required under Section 120a-d of the HEA.

Several offices, agencies, and hospitals in the Russellville area offer drug treatment and rehabilitation services or programs.  Information about these is given below or can be located in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under the heading "Alcoholism Information and Treatment Centers" or "Drug Abuse and Addiction Information and Treatment."

The TECH Health and Wellness Center (479-968-0329) provides information on alcohol/drug awareness and makes referrals for those with alcohol and other drug problems.

SEAPOD (Student Education Program for Alcohol and Other Drugs) is an early intervention program designed to: 1) provide students the opportunity to evaluate their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs; 2) provide students information about and access to other education programs and referral services related to the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs; and 3) provide TECH an additional method of dealing with student discipline problems related to the use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Participants, who may attend voluntarily or by mandatory referral, attend 4 hours of classroom instruction covering: legal aspects, alcoholism and the family; physiological effects; addiction and recognizing problems.

L.  Policy regarding Arkansas Tech University's campus sexual assault programs to prevent sex offenses, and procedures to follow when a sex offense occurs.  The statement includes:

 1) a description of educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and nonforcible sex offenses;

Sexual assault, including rape, acquaintance rape, date rape or gang rape is specifically prohibited on the Arkansas Tech University campus or in connection with any of the programs and activities it sponsors.  Students committing sex offenses, whether on or off campus, are subject to University disciplinary action as well as criminal action.

Sex offense awareness and prevention programs are presented in residence halls each year.  Guest speakers, sponsored by student organizations, are also brought to the campus for presentations open to the entire campus community.  Freshman orientation materials include pamphlets covering sex offense awareness and prevention and similar materials are also available at the Counseling Center.

Through these efforts, students are informed of preventive actions which they can take such as the following:

What women can do:

•                    Think ahead.  Know your desires, limits and intentions ahead of time before you meet an acquaintance or go out on a date.

•                    Communicate your intentions clearly.  Inform your date or acquaintance what your intentions and limits are. "No" means no, and "yes" means yes.  Be clear, firm and specific.  Polite approaches may be misunderstood or ignored.

•                    Be assertive.  Men sometimes interpret passiveness as permission.  Be direct and firm with someone who is sexually pressuring you.

•                    Avoid excessive use of alcohol.  Alcohol interferes with judgment and communication.  Most incidences of date rape involve the use of alcohol.

•                    Do not place yourself in vulnerable situations.  Walk in well lighted areas and with friends.  Keep your room door and windows locked.  When dating a person for the first time, double date.

•                    Trust your intuition.  If you sense you are in danger, leave the area or situations immediately

What men can do:

•                    Respect the wishes of the person.  If she says "no", she means no.  Do not read other meanings into her answer.  Even if she initially gives permission, but then changes her mind, respect her wishes.

•                    Do not assume previous sex gives permission for future sex.  Again, listen to what the person has to say.

•                    Do not assume women enjoy force or pressure to have sex.  Women wish to be treated with care and respect.  Force sex is nothing more than a violent and criminal act.

•                    Do not assume a woman who dresses in revealing clothes and acts provocatively wants to have sex.

•                    Realize that alcohol and drugs are not an excuse to have sex.  You do not have the right to take advantage of a person who is intoxicated or incapable of saying "no."

The Arkansas statute of rape is genderless, which means that both men and women can be rape victims and perpetrators.  Sexual assault can occur whenever consent is not freely given by the victim; whenever the victim fears that he or she will be injured if he or she does not submit; whenever the victim is incapable of giving consent or resisting due to alcohol or drugs; and whenever the perpetrator uses physical force, threat, coercion, or intimidation to overpower the victim.

2) procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including procedures concerning who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence for the proof of a criminal offense, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported;

If a sexual assault occurs, the complainant is encouraged to contact the police (911) and go to a hospital emergency room to receive appropriate medical care and/or evidence collection.  The complainant should not wash, change clothing, or otherwise "clean up," and should take a full change of clothing to the hospital so that the clothing being worn may be retained as evidence. Any of the following campus departments may also be contacted for information and assistance:

Dept. of Public Safety

479-968-0222

Health and Wellness Center

479-968-0329

Counseling Center

479-968-0276

Dean of Students

479-968-0239

3) information on a student's option to notify appropriate law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and a statement that Arkansas Tech University personnel will assist the student in notifying these authorities, if the student requests the assistance of these personnel;

Sexual assault victims are entitled to certain rights which shall be recognized and accorded to all campus student services personnel.  Among these are:

•                    The right to be informed of their option to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities.

•                    The right to have an incident of sexual assault investigated and adjudicated by the campus judicial system; and the right to full and prompt cooperation and assistance in the campus disciplinary process.

4) notification to students of existing on and off campus counseling, mental health, or other student services for victims of sex offenses;

Counselors are available at the Counseling Center for students who have been victims of sex offenses.  Off-campus counselors for mental health or victims of sex offenses can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone book under the heading "Counselors."

5) notification to students that the institution will change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and of the options for those changes, if those changes are requested by the victim and are reasonably available;

If a student has been the victim of a sexual assault, Arkansas Tech University will change the victim's academic and living situation after the alleged sex offense if those changes are requested by the victim and they are reasonably available.

6) procedures for campus disciplinary action in cases of an alleged sex offense, including a clear statement that - a) the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding; and b) both the accuser and the accused must be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense;

The Arkansas Tech University Student Code of Conduct, found in the student handbook contains the procedures for campus disciplinary action.  Sex offenses, unwanted sexual behavior, and violations of federal, state or local law are strictly prohibited.  Any member of the University community may file charges against any student for misconduct.  Charges shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Vice President for Student Services for assignment to a judicial advisor.  Any charge should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place, preferably within 72 hours.  Both the accused and the accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding and both must be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense.

7) Sanctions that Arkansas Tech University may impose following a final determination of an institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non-forcible sex offenses.

Sanctions imposed for disciplinary purposes by the University against the perpetrators of sexual assault may include suspension or expulsion from the University.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires any person who is required to register in a state to provide notice to each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.

The Clery Act, as amended by the Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act, requires an educational institution to state the location of where information concerning registered sex offenders is maintained. A list of current sex offenders associated with Arkansas Tech University is maintained by the Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety, which is located at 1511 N. Boulder, Russellville, Arkansas. In accordance with Arkansas law, relevant and necessary information will be disclosed when the information is necessary for public protection. Inquiries regarding registered sex offenders may be directed to the Arkansas Tech University Director of Public Safety.

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