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Report to Students and Employees

College and University Security Information Act

Annual Security Report

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

2014-2015

The Campus Safety Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statics Act. The full text of this report can be located on our website at marywood.edu/campus-safety/policies/asr/. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and alternate sites, Housing and Residence Life, Judicial Affairs, Business Affairs and Student Affairs. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the act.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Campus Safety Department, Campus Security Authorities (CSA) (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designed HRLO staff, judicial affairs, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and is not required by law.

On March 7, 2013 the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendment to the Clery Act was signed into law.  As such, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking will be included in Clery reportable crimes.

DEFINITIONS:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

The term "domestic violence" includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction. 

 

DATING VIOLENCE:

The term "dating violence" means violence committed by a person:

(a)  who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and

(b)  where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

          (i)  The length of the relationship

          (ii)  The type of the relationship

          (iii)  The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

STALKING:

The term "stalking" means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:

     (a)  Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or

     (b)  Suffer substantial emotional distress.

 

Marywood University has 3,009 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for Fall Semester, 2014. Of these, 620 undergraduate and 10 graduate women and 221 undergraduate and 3 graduate men live in campus housing. All enrollment and housing statistics in this report are estimates for Fall, 2014. On-campus housing is available primarily to undergraduate students carrying twelve or more credits. Limited on-campus housing is available for graduate students carrying nine or more credits.

Housing for female students is available in three larger residence halls with a limited number of single rooms, three smaller halls and 36 apartment units, which house five to six students. Single rooms are available for graduate and undergraduate women in one smaller residence. Housing for male students is available in three larger residence halls and one smaller hall with limited single rooms. In addition, males may be housed in the 36 apartment units.

Full-time students under the age of 21, who do not live with their parent/guardians, are required to reside on campus during their first two years of enrollment. Eligible sophomores, juniors, seniors may select a room and a roommate during the spring room selection process. Apartment housing and housing in the smaller halls are open to upper class students.

If available, portions of the residence halls are available for the use of the total campus population, while other portions are restricted for resident use only. The main desk of each larger residence hall is covered by a receptionist during the day and a security clerk at night, twenty-four hours a day during periods of normal occupancy. Doors to the residence halls, floors or wings are kept locked and many are equipped with alarms. The larger halls are equipped with a card access system for resident access. All doors are panic doors - they open from the inside out in case of emergency. Campus Safety is on call twenty-four hours a day. Residence hall windows are all equipped with locks, and most are inaccessible from outside without a ladder.

A Residence Director (Graduate Level) resides in each of the larger residence halls along with the students and is available to the students in the evening. Each larger hall is also staffed with undergraduate resident assistants. In addition to the Housing and Residence Life staff, each residence hall is also served by three to four housekeepers and a custodian who are responsible for the general up-keep of the facility. These employees work day shifts. Each resident student has a key or key card access to his or her own room. Master keys are held by the Residence Director and are only utilized in the case of an emergency.

During periods (breaks) of low occupancy, students may be moved into one residence hall with supervision. The residence hall can only be accessed to residents through Campus Safety.

The smaller residence halls (female and male) are staffed by an undergraduate resident assistant. All doors are kept locked. Windows are all equipped with locks. Smaller residence halls are served by a custodian and one housekeeper. These employ­ees work day shifts. Each resident has a key to the residence hall and to his/her own room. Master keys are held by the Residence Director.

Visitors to the residence halls must check in at the front desk, and must be escorted by the resident. Visitors must abide by all residence hall regulations, which are available at each residence hall and also in the Office of Student Life and the Housing and Residence Life Office.

The Woodland Townhouse Apartments, located on campus, are owned and maintained by Marywood University. Campus Safety rounds are made at the Woodland Apartments, but since each apartment is a separate unit, there are no receptionists. The Woodlands is staffed by 5 resident assistants (undergraduate) and one Resident Director (Graduate Student) who also resides in the Woodlands.

On a space available basis, the Housing and Residence Life staff assigns a room to guests of the Universi­ty, who must register in advance. The Residence Director and Housekeeping staff are noti­fied of the assignment and length of stay. Guests of residents must register with the Residence Director or Desk Receptionist, (Campus Safety Personnel) who will assign a room if necessary or available.

The MSW Program in Lehigh Valley, PA is at DeSales University in the Campbell Building and serves 79 students. The classroom numbers are 114, 115, 119, 120, 121, and 122. The office numbers are 105, 106, 107, 108, and 109. DeSales University currently employs 1 Chief of Police, 2 corporal, 8 Full-time Sworn Police Officers, 1 Part-time Sworn Officer, 3 Part-time Unsworn Public Safety Officers, 1 Parking Authority Supervisor, dispatchers, and 1 Office Assistant.

The MSW Program in Reading, PA is at Alvernia College in Bernardine Hall and serves 1 students. The office number is 129. the Campus Security Department consists of 1 Director, 1 Assistant Director, 4 Sergeants, 1 Corporal, and 13 Officers.

The MSW Program in Central, PA is at Bloomsburg University in the McCormick Building and serves 37 students. Marywood University has no office space at Bloomsburg University. The Bloomsburg University Safety & Police Department consists of 1 Director, 1 Assistant Director, 1 Safety Administrator, 2 Secretaries, 1 Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants, 2 Corporals, 8 Patrolmen, 2 Part-time Officers, 3 Full-time Dispatchers (Security Officers), 3 Part-time Dispatchers (Security Officers), and 2 Parking Attendants (Security Officers).

The MSW Program at East Stroudsburg, which serves 27 students,  is held in Stroud Hall on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. The classroom number is 417, and the office number is 310E.  The ESU Police Department consists of 16 Full-time and 1 Part-time armed and trained officers and 1 Full-time Security Officer in addition to the Chief of Police. The Police Officers have full arrest powers in all university buildings and grounds, including and branch facilities.

Marywood University employs 182 full-time faculty,  20 pro-rata faculty, 218 part-time faculty, 48 full-time administrators, 342 full-time staff and over 67 part-time staff. (Estimates for Fall 2014).

All employees and students are issued photo identification cards, which allow the indi­vidual access to University facilities and University-sponsored events. The identification cards must be surrendered upon request, or upon termination of employment or withdrawal from school. Individuals and groups not associated with Marywood University must apply in writing for permission to use University facilities. The application must include the specific details of the function. All applications are reviewed at an administrative level.

The Campus Safety Office at Marywood University is located in the Nazareth Student Center. The campus safety staff consists of a Chief, 6 sergeants, 15 full time officers, 1 part time officer, 3 full time desk attendants, 4 part-time attendants, 4 seasonal attendants, and 1 dispatcher. All officers patrol the exterior, interior, and campus roadways.

The Campus Safety officers are certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED use. The officers are professionally trained, uniformed Campus Safety officers that do not have arrests powers, and do not carry firearms. All criminal arrests, as well as request for emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) must be reported to the Chief of Campus Safety at 570-348-6242 (ext. 6242 on campus phone system). This phone is monitored twenty-fours a day. If necessary, the local police contact State officials. No persons are allowed to carry weapons on campus, with the exception of law enforcement officials in the line of duty.

Marywood University has signed memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the Scranton, PA and Dunmore PA Police Departments.

Criminal incidents on campus are reported to the Chief of Campus Safety, who will determine if local police are needed. All criminal incidents, as well as emergency calls (police, fire, ambulance) must be reported to Campus Safety at 570-348-6242 (ext. 6242 on campus phones). This phone is covered twenty-four hours a day. Residence Directors and/or Resi­dent Assistants are notified of incidents occurring in the residence halls. They, in turn, notify Campus Safety. In an effort to prevent further crime, Marywood University will, in a timely manner, inform the University community of any criminal offenses (murder, rape or sexual assault, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft) which pose a threat to students and employees. Such information will be disseminated by the President of Marywood University, or his or her designee, and will depend on the particular circumstances of the crime.

CAMPUS EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE

PURPOSE

This policy authorizes use of the e2campus system for immediate alerts and notifications to the campus community, prior to and during a potentially catastrophic life-threatening emergency. It was developed to furnish information and direction so that campus community members may immediately protect themselves in an emergency situation. The protocols include the activation of an immediate emergency alert on campus and the use of other messaging systems to provide specific instructions when the crisis alert and notification protocol is activated.

POLICY

In the event of an emergency situation requiring immediate campus-wide precautions and actions, the Department of Campus Safety or the Assistant Vice President of Student Life are authorized to activate the crisis alert notification system. Immediately prior to activating the system, Campus Safety units will be dispatched and a 911 call will be made to trigger a response from the appropriate jurisdictional first-responder authority.

The activation will be the first part of an integrated communication system, using a variety of vehicles, to notify the campus community. The notification will contain simple, clear instructions intended to minimize risk of serious physical injury or death.

The initiation of the crisis alert will be immediately followed by notification of the appropriate University officials to activate our internal response mechanism.

 

Such emergency situations shall include only those catastrophic events or dangerous incidents where there is an immediate threat of physical harm or death to community members and there is no time to prepare or otherwise warn them of the crisis in advance. Examples of such events or incidents, include, but are not limited to, an active shooter incident, a "gunman" at large, an immediate life-threatening and wide-spread hazardous material incident, a bomb located, or other serious in-progress potentially deadly incidents. Such threats may either be on-campus or off-campus in the immediate area of University owned, operated, and/or controlled property. Only those threats requiring immediate action by community members may result in the activation of the crisis alert and notification protocol.

The emergency notification system will send simple, clear pre-established messages to members of the campus community through a variety of designated systems including, but not limited to, cell phone text messaging, voice messages, MU e-mail accounts, television message boards, supervisor notifications, and door-to-door notifications. A typical message will identify the type of crisis, the location, and the action to take to minimize risk. Examples are:

 

PROTOCOLS

In the event of an emergency situation as defined in the policy, the Department of Campus Safety or Assistant Vice President of Student Life will activate the alert notification protocol and, based on the nature of the emergency, choose the appropriate pre-established message for immediate notification to the University community.

The Chief of Campus Safety will notify the Assistant VP for Buildings and Grounds, Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Assistant Vice President of Student Life and the VP Business Affairs, who will notify the University President and the remainder of the cabinet.

Once the emergency notification has been activated, all calls requesting information will be forwarded to an information update line at 348-6211.

Further instructions and information necessary to minimize risk of physical injury or death to community members may be transmitted through the same notification system as necessary until there is no longer an immediate threat. This will be done at the discretion of the Chief of Campus Safety and the Assistant Vice President of Student Life.

Only a duly authorized member of the President's executive cabinet may direct the transmission of a message that either notifies the campus community that there is no longer an immediate threat or provides additional non-emergency information.

 

PROPOSED SCRIPTS FOR NOTIFICATION

SHOTS FIRED

"Gunshots have been fired at (location) Seek shelter, lock door and remain in place wait for further instructions."

GUNMAN AT LARGE

"A person with a gun has been seen at (location). Seek shelter, lock the door, remain in place."

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INCIDENT

"A potentially hazardous material event has occurred that may affect campus. Stay indoors close windows/doors, remain in place."

BOMB LOCATED

"An explosive device was located at (location) Evacuate immediate area. Stay away from (location) until further instructions."

MISCELLANEOUS- STAY IN PLACE

"There is a (name crisis) on campus (location), seek shelter, lock door, and remain in place."

MISCELLANEOUS- EVACUATE

"There is a (name crisis) on campus (location), evacuate the area immediately, remain away from the area until further instructions."

TIMELY WARNING POLICY

In the event a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgement of the Chief of Campus Safety constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college e-mail or e2campus text messaging.

Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the Campus Safety Office would activate the audio warning system to provide immediate notification and safety precautions.