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Campus Policies

Crime Reporting and Prevention

Numerous efforts are made to inform members of the College community in a timely manner about campus crime and crime-related problems. These efforts include Daily Logs and Observation Reports. These logs and reports are distributed by security officers to the Human Resources Department. Copies may be requested from the College’s Human Resources Administrator.
Each year, in compliance with federal law, Mt. Sierra prepares an annual report that discloses campus crime and certain security policies. The crime statistics are compiled using reports made to campus security. A copy of the crime statistics is filed with the U.S. Department of Education and is available at their website at http://ope.ed.gov/security/ and as part of this publication.
To report a crime or an unusual situation during school hours, contact a Campus Safety officer immediately. Security Officers can be easily reached at (626) 484-4436 or call 911.

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Campus Security, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff.

A truly safe campus can be achieved only through the cooperation of students, faculty, and staff. It is the responsibility of all members of the Mt. Sierra College community to report any crime, suspicious activity, or other emergency on campus to the campus security.

Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act was enacted in 2000 and became effective on October 28, 2002. This law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the College community as to where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires offenders, already required by state law 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.

Although no sexual assaults have been reported on the Mt. Sierra campus to date, our campus communities are committed to responding quickly and appropriately to all reports of sexual assault or harassment, and to work collaboratively with law enforcement. The majority of sexual assaults that occur on campus communities are committed by people known by their victims, such as casual acquaintances. Often, these types of assaults are not reported to police or campus authorities because people don’t think this unwanted sexual contact constitutes sexual assault because they know the assailant. These individuals are able to continue to exploit people by manipulating that trust. By reporting these incidents, you will significantly decrease the likelihood that this individual can subject another person to this type of victimization.
Policy Statement

Mt. Sierra College expressly prohibits sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, and all other sexual offenses on any campus owned property, or at institutionally sponsored events or supervised activities.  A sex offense in general is:

Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against the person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

If you are a victim of a sexual assault at Mt. Sierra College, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary medical treatment. Mt. Sierra College strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to campus security and the Monrovia Police Department. Filing a report with the security officer will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will:

  • ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim;
  • provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later (ideally a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam);
  • assure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.
Sex Offender Registration

In California, convicted sex offenders must register with their local law enforcement agencies. Commonly called Megan's Law, this law allows the public to access the registry at local law enforcement offices. It also authorizes local law enforcement to notify the public about high-risk and serious sex offenders who reside in, are employed in or frequent the community. Information about the sex offender registry may be accessed online at http://meganslaw.ca.gov.

Preparation of Disclosure of Crime Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires that colleges and universities disclose policy information and crime statistics as part of a campus security report published annually by each institution.  Institutions must also issue timely warning notices of crimes and maintain a daily crime log.  The Clery Act seeks to ensure that parents, students, and other members of the campus community are adequately informed about crimes on or near the campus, campus security policies and procedures, and what institutions are doing to keep concerned individuals informed.

In cooperation with the Monrovia Police Department, Mt. Sierra has compiled the data necessary to prepare this report to comply with the Clery Act.

2012 Crime Statistics Reporting Table

Mt. Sierra College prepares a report each year in compliance with federal law that discloses campus crime and certain security policies. The crime statistics are compiled using reports made to Campus Safety, the Monrovia Police Department, deans and other College officials. A copy of the crime statistics is filed with the U.S. Department of Education and is available online at http://ope.ed.gov/security.

The Annual Security Report is published annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Below is a crime statistics report within a three-year period.

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Crime Statistics For 2010-2012

OFFENSE
YEAR
ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY
ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HOUSING FACILITIES
NONCAMPUS PROPERTY
PUBLIC PROPERTY
MURDER / NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
ROBBERY
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
BURGLARY
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
1
n/a
0
0
ARSON
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
ARRESTS: WEAPONS:
CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:
WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
ARRESTS:
DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:
DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
ARRESTS:
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0
DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS
2012
0
n/a
0
0
2011
0
n/a
0
0
2010
0
n/a
0
0

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