Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Report

St. Charles Community College 2014 Annual Security Report

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SCC Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Members of the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police are conservators of the peace on campus.  They work with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and they seek to protect life and property and to preserve a secure campus environment.  The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police station is located in the Campus Services building on the northwest corner of the St. Charles Community College (SCC) campus.  Department of Public Safety/Campus Police personnel are available 24 hours a day and will respond immediately to your location.

Authority of the St. Charles Community College Department of Public Safety/Campus Police

The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police employs both armed state licensed police officers and unarmed county licensed security officers.  SCC police officers must possess a “Class A” license from the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST).  SCC public safety officers must possess a security license issued by the Eastern Missouri Police Academy under the authority of the St. Charles County Sheriff.

SCC Campus Police officers are authorized by the State of Missouri under RSMO 178.862 which states that the trustees of any junior college district of this state may appoint and employ as many college police officers as they may deem necessary to protect persons, property and to preserve peace and good order in the public buildings, properties, grounds, and other facilities and locations over which they have charge or control.

The college police officers are empowered with the same authority to maintain order, preserve peace and make arrests as held by other certified peace officers in the State of Missouri.  College police officers may, in addition, expel from the public buildings, campuses and grounds, persons violating the rules and regulations that may be prescribed by the SCC Board of Trustees.  

SCC public safety officers are authorized by the Board of Trustees and are licensed by the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department to enforce all college rules, regulations and policies as well as enforce state and local laws on all property owned or leased by the college, which is the property that constitutes their jurisdiction.  Security officers have the authority to detain and make arrest for violations of law until the arrival of a police officer.

Clery Act Reporting

The federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires institutions of higher education receiving federal student aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community.  The purpose of the Clery Act is to provide the campus community accurate, complete, and timely information about crime and the safety of the campus environment so that they can make informed decisions to keep themselves safe.

The Clery Act requires the reporting of campus crime statistics to all currently enrolled students and employees, as well as the U.S. Department of Education, on an annual basis.  At St. Charles Community College, the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police gathers and compiles the information from local law enforcement agencies and Campus Security Authorities for reporting purposes.  Crime statistics are gathered for buildings owned or controlled by the institution and used for educational purposes.

A Campus Security Authority (CSA) is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the following groups of individuals:  Police and Public Safety Officers, Event Security Staff, and other officials whose job functions involve significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to:  Deans or Senior Administrative Personnel, Athletic Coaches, Student Organization Advisors, and staff involved in student discipline issues.

CSAs have an important role in complying with the Clery Act.  CSAs should promptly and accurately report all criminal offenses to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police in order to include reported offenses in the annual statistical disclosure and issue timely warnings for Clery crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community.

If a CSA becomes aware of a crime or an incident that may be a crime, the CSA must promptly report the following information to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police:

  • Type of Crime
  • Location of Crime
  • Date and Time of the Incident
  • Date and Time the incident was reported
  • Description of the incident

Other information that is helpful when reporting a crime but is not required:

  • Name of Victim
  • Identities of Suspects or Witnesses
  • Descriptions of any weapons used
  • Any injuries involved

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies

All community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to promptly and accurately report all crimes and emergencies, including when the victim of a crime elects to or is unable to make such a report.  Crimes and other emergencies can be reported to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police by calling 636-922-8545 (on campus, dial 8545) or by dialing 9-1-1.

Individuals should report all criminal actions or emergencies to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police to allow for assessment to determine if a timely warning notice is necessary if there is a serious or ongoing threat posed against the campus community.  Additionally, by reporting criminal information to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, the required statistics can be included in the annual statistical disclosure.

St. Charles Community College has procedures for individuals to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual crime statistics.

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report.  With your permission, a SCC Police and/or Public Safety Officer can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity (except to the Title IX Coordinator in the event of a reported sex offense or sexual harassment).  The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to enhance the future safety of yourself and others.  With such information, SCC can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, employees and visitors; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the campus community to potential danger.  Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.

Professional counselors, when functioning within the scope of their license or certification, are not considered to be a Campus Security Authority and are exempt from reporting requirements.  These professionals are not exempt, however, when they are serving in another capacity on campus that involves a function that qualifies them as a CSA (such as advising a student organization).  Professional counselors are encouraged to inform persons they are counseling of the voluntary, confidential reporting procedures for the crime to be included in the annual security report.

Response to a Report

In response to a call, the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police will take the required action, either dispatching an officer or asking the victim to report to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, to file an incident report.  The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police will investigate all incidents of crime or criminal activity on campus and forward incident reports involving students to the Dean of Student Success for review and appropriate follow-up. The Cottleville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies may assist St. Charles Community College Police when requested.  A crime log is available for public inspection in the public safety office located in the Campus Services building.

Seminars Available on Safety and Security Issues

The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police and the Department of Academic and Student Affairs offer security awareness and crime prevention programs bi-annually and during the school year upon request.  Topics for these seminars include security procedures and practices, personal safety, sexual assault prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and responding to violent intruders on campus.  At these seminars, students, faculty, and staff are informed about security procedures and practices and are encouraged to be responsible for their own security and the security of others  Additional crime prevention and security awareness programs offered to students and employees are listed under Section B -  Education and Prevention Programs (Page 15).

DPS Is Here for Your Safety and Assistance

The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police is responsible for safety, security, and law enforcement on all SCC property.  Inside the buildings there are emergency phones located in all hallways, classrooms and elevators.  On the outside there are emergency telephones located on parking lots that ring directly to the Campus Police Dispatcher.  Blue lights are above each phone to make them more visible from a distance.

Exterior emergency phones are located in the following parking lots:

  • Red Parking Extension, Sidewalk to ADM
  • Red Parking Lot, in Front of ADM
  • Green Parking Lot, Sidewalk Between Green & Blue Lot
  • Blue Parking Lot, Near LRC
  • Yellow Parking Lot, Near SSB
  • Purple Parking Lot, Sidewalk to SSB
  • Orange Parking Lot, Sidewalk to TECH

All emergency phones are answered around the clock, seven days a week by public safety personnel. The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police will provide parking lot escorts, day or night, for anyone concerned about his/her personal safety.

The SCC main campus is located within the City of Cottleville, Missouri.  The Cottleville Police Department and the St. Charles Community College Police Department maintain a strong working relationship, without an MOU, and have a mutual aid agreement to assist each other in providing law enforcement services to the college community.  The agreement does pertain to the investigation of criminal incidents.  SCC Campus Police and the Cottleville Police Department may, if necessary, request the assistance from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department to handle serious criminal investigations which require special technical skills and equipment.  The College utilizes local police to monitor and record criminal activity at non-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the institution, including student organizations.  

Timely Warning Notices

In the event of a crime which may pose a serious or on-going threat to students and employees, the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police will issue "timely warning" crime bulletins.  Such warnings will be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, that withholds the names of victims as confidential, and that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

Timely Warnings are usually distributed for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications:  major incidents of arson, murder/non-negligent manslaughter, and robbery.  Timely warnings may be issued for other Clery Act crime classifications when the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police determines such crimes pose a serious or on-going threat to students and employees.  Cases of aggravated assault and sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and the information known by the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police.  For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no on-going threat to other SCC community members and a timely warning would not be distributed.  In cases involving sexual assault, they are often reported long after the incident occurred, thus there is no ability to distribute a “timely” warning notice to the community.  Sex offenses will be considered on a case by case basis depending on when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported, and the amount of information known by the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police.

The Director of the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police or designee typically will write the Timely Warning.  They will review and revise the text as needed then transmit the email containing the Timely Warning to the entire college community.  In lieu of the Director of the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services will generate this communication.

Emergency Notifications and Response

When a serious incident occurs that causes an immediate threat to the campus, the first responders to the scene are usually the St. Charles Community College Police and Public Safety Officers.  Surrounding municipalities, as well as the St. Charles County Ambulance District and Cottleville Fire Protection District, may also respond if their assistance is needed.  Depending on the nature of the incident other St. Charles Community College departments, as well as other contractors or agencies, may be involved in responding to the incident.

College departments and building team leaders are responsible for developing contingency plans for their staff and areas of responsibility.  The college conducts announced and/or unannounced emergency response drills each year; such as table top exercises, functional exercises, and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus.  These tests are designed to assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the college.

The college has general evacuation guidelines in the event that a segment of the campus needs to be evacuated.  This plan can be affected by a myriad of factors including the type of threat, occupancy of buildings and surrounding areas at the time of the incident, etc.  Therefore, specific information about a multi-building or area evacuation cannot be shared with the campus community in advance.

Prior to Evacuation:

Communication should be accomplished in person, through telecommunications, or through the use of runners.

  • A high visibility vest and/or other appropriate equipment/materials may be located in the Facility Offices.
  • The Facility Leader, their Alternate, or their designee (i.e. Administrative Assistant) should bring out this equipment.
  • The Building Safety Team should gather to await assignments in the designated evacuation area
  • The Facility Leader, their Alternate, or their designee should make assignments as needed.
  • A Facility Occupant should call 9-1-1 to Report the Emergency.

During the Evacuation:

When an alert is made, everyone must evacuate.  Staff members that have been issued emergency equipment should take that equipment with them prior to exiting the area.  If staff members are known to be out of the area, their equipment should be gathered up and taken outside during the evacuation.  The Facility Leader, their Alternate, or their designee should bring out the high visibility vest and/or other equipment/materials.

  • On the way out, check on others who might have disabilities or other special needs.
  • Help them as much as is reasonable and safe.
  • Once outside of the building, all staff should report to the designated evacuation area.
  • A Primary Event Manager may be established and they may put on the vest.
  • The remaining staff should be assigned an area entrance/exit to monitor.
  • Entrances/Exits should be covered as well as possible given the staff present at the time.
  • Staff assigned to an area entrance should attempt to:
    • Keep people at a safe distance from the area.
    • Keep others from entering the area prior to the all clear.
    • Monitor the status of the event.

Fire:

When a building fire alarm sounds, SCC mandates that everyone must evacuate the building.

  • Close your door as you leave.
  • If possible, know at least two escape routes from wherever you are.
  • If smoke or flame is detected, and no alarm is sounding, alert others as you exit.
  • During the evacuation, go to the nearest exit or exit stairwell.
  • Do not use the elevator, if there is one.
  • If smoke is present, keep low to the floor.
  • Once outside, move away from the area.

When Evacuation is Not Possible:

In a fire or fire alarm situation, always check doors to see if they are hot or warm to the touch before you open them.  If heat or smoke prevents you from evacuating:

  •  Return to your room and use towels or other cloth items to seal around the door.
  •  Hang a white object in the window and reclose the window (if it opens) as much as possible.
  •  Do not reopen your window (if it opens) unless forced to do so by smoke.
  • After you have sealed your door, immediately call 9-1-1 and advise emergency responders of your location and situation.
  • Wait for help to arrive.

Post Incident:

  • At the completion of the incident, the Fire/Rescue Department, or other appropriate Emergency Official(s), should release the building to the Facility Leadership.  The facility should be pronounced all clear, or clear with conditions for re-occupancy.  The Facility Leadership should then communicate the all clear or the clear with conditions to the area entrance monitors in person, via communications equipment, or by the use of a runner.
  • On the way in, staff members should check on others who might have disabilities or other special needs and assist them as much as is reasonable and safe.

Sheltering In Place

Because sheltering in place may be the protective action recommendation for several emergencies with differing risks, and because sometimes the initial recommendation is to shelter in place followed by relocation, there is no single set of shelter in place procedures.  Based on the type of emergency, such as Tornado, Hostile Intruder, or Hazardous Material Release Outside, you should consult each relevant section for guidance.

Emergencies change as they progress.  The questions to ask yourself are:

Am I safer inside or outside?  Where am I safest inside?  Where am I safest outside?

SCC will immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on the campus.

If the SCC Department of Public Safety/Campus Police confirms (with the assistance of key campus administrators, local first responders or the National Weather Service) that there is an emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the SCC community, DPS will collaborate with Marketing and Communications to determine the content of the message and will use some or all of the systems described below to communicate the threat to the SCC community or to the appropriate segment of the community, if the threat is limited to a particular building or segment of the population.

The SCC Department of Public Safety/Campus Police will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the professional judgment of responsible authorities and first responders (including, but not limited to, SCC Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Cottleville Police Department and Cottleville Fire Protection District) compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.  Follow-up information pertaining to a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus will be sent using some or all of the systems listed below.  The College will post updates during a critical incident on the college website at http://www.stchas.edu/.  Members of the larger community who are interested in receiving information about emergencies on campus should sign up for the emergency text message system and should refer to the SCC website for pertinent updates.

Notifications may be made by a public address system, text messaging system, email, (in addition to face-to-face communications, as appropriate) or other methods such as phone calls to each building's team leaders and/or signage posted outside classroom doors, if needed. 

CommunicationPrimary Message CreatorSecondary Message CreatorMessage ApprovalPrimary Message SenderSecondary Message Sender
Student Email Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services Director of Public Safety Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services or Director of Public Safety Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services or Designee Director of Public Safety or Designee
Faculty/Staff Email Director of Public Safety Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services or Director of Public Safety Director of Public Safety or Designee Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services
Text Message Director of Public Safety Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services or Director of Public Safety Director of Public Safety or Designee Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services
PA Broadcast Director of Public Safety Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services or Director of Public Safety Director of Public Safety or Designee Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services

Security and Access of Campus Facilities and Grounds

Access to campus buildings and grounds is a privilege extended to students, faculty, staff, and guests complying with the rules and regulations as defined by Board Policy. The College encourages an open environment with limited constraints to ensure reasonable protections of all members of the community. The academic and administrative buildings are open, at a minimum, during normal business hours to campus community members as well as guests and visitors.  Most facilities have individual hours, and the hours may vary at different times of the year. The grounds are generally open from dawn to dusk allowing access to the walking paths and recreational areas on campus. All buildings and grounds are patrolled regularly by the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police.  For any questions regarding access or use of the campus contact the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police at 636-922-8545. 

Officers with the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police conduct routine checks of the lighting on campus during their regular patrol duties. If they observe lights that are out or an area that is poorly lit they will enter a request for service from the Maintenance department. We encourage the community to report any deficiency in lighting to the Maintenance department at 636-922-4453 or to the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police.

The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police also conducts scheduled checks of the blue light parking lot phones, building emergency phones, fire extinguishers, panic alarms, CCTV systems, AEDs and first aid supplies. These checks are documented and requests for service entered for any problems found while checking the equipment.

Weapons Prohibited on Campus

SCC prohibits the possession of all handguns, knives, or other weapons of any kind on campus.  This applies to students, employees, and members of the public. This does not apply to law enforcement officers or licensed security officers. Any person found to be in possession of a weapon of any kind will be ordered to leave the campus and may be subject to prosecution under Missouri law.

Illegal Drug Possession and Alcoholic Beverages

SCC is a drug-free institution and operates within the guidelines set forth in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

SCC prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, sale, or distribution of drugs on campus, college sites, client sites, or at any college-sponsored event.  The possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages on campus, college sites, client sites, instructional activities, and at college-sponsored events is prohibited unless specifically approved by the President.  The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police enforces federal and state drug laws in addition to state underage drinking laws.  

When alcohol use is approved by the President, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to observe and obey Missouri State Liquor Control Law (Sec. 311.325 RSMo) stating that any person under the age of 21 cannot purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or be served any intoxicating beverage.

The use of alcoholic beverages at a campus event shall be subject to approval and supervision by the College.  Requests for the President’s approval must be made at least 60 days prior to the date of the event.  After approval is granted by the College President, notification shall be given to the Vice President for Administrative Services and the Director of Department of Public Safety that alcohol will be present at an event.

The organizer of the event is responsible for obtaining all applicable government liquor licenses. The event organizer will pay the cost of all such licenses.

There is no intent to encourage the use of alcoholic beverages or to force its consumption upon those who object to the use of alcohol on moral, ethical or religious grounds.  This policy is designed to promote legal and responsible behavior regarding alcohol use.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, St. Charles Community College has adopted a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program for students and employees.  For  information about this program, including information pertaining to federal, state, and local sanctions for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol; health risks associated with alcohol abuse or illicit drug use; disciplinary sanctions imposed on students and employees; and information regarding treatment programs available for students and employees, please review our 2013-2014 Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Report, available at: https://www.stchas.edu/dotAsset/3bc91174-7929-4515-b9bc-2cf426b1716f.pdf.

Tobacco-Free Policy and Guidelines

SCC is committed to providing an environment that is safe and healthy.  Consistent with this policy, SCC became a tobacco-free campus as of January 1, 2007.  The use of tobacco, smoking, and simulated smoking products are prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles.

Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility of all College personnel.  Employees are encouraged to communicate this policy with courtesy, respect, and diplomacy.  If difficulties arise with compliance, the Department of Public Safety should be notified.

Students and visitors who persist in violation of the policy will be required to meet with the Public Safety Supervisor.  The Public Safety Supervisor may discuss the policy, issue a warning, a fine, or require the violator to attend a workshop sponsored on campus, or a combination thereof.

Students who repeatedly violate the policy may be referred to the Dean of Student Success, and may be disciplined under the student code of conduct as appropriate.

Violation of this policy by an employee should be reported to the employee’s supervisor.  Employees who violate this policy and have already been verbally counseled will be subject to the Disciplinary Action policy (Pol. 593.0).

Prohibited usage of products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, E-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.

Sex Offenses

SCC provides free mental health counseling.  If a student is alleging that he or she is a victim of sexual assault, that student should contact the mental health counselor at 636-922-8571.  The mental health counselor will assist a student with contacting the Dean of Student Success at 636-922-8259 and/or the Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, who can assist the student by discussing options for and assistance in notifying law enforcement agencies and accessing services for victims.

The Dean of Student Success, at 636-922-8259, will assist the student with needed class schedule changes if the accused perpetrator is another SCC student.  The Dean of Student Success will also discuss options for campus disciplinary action, including sanctions the college may impose. The dean will share that both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary proceedings, and that both must be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceedings.

If an employee is alleging that he or she is a victim of sexual assault, the employee should contact the Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, who can assist by discussing options for and assistance in notifying law enforcement agencies and accessing services for victims; contact the Vice President for Human Resources at 636-922-8300, ADM 1123, or any administrative officer; and may contact the employee assistance program at 1-800-356-0845 for counseling assistance.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) SaVE Act

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act.  Included in the bill was Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.  Domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are defined as follows:

Domestic Violence:   Includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarity situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.

Dating Violence:  Means violence by a person who has be in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such a relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction. 

Stalking:  Means a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his or others' safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

St. Charles Community College (SCC) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, and sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of sex discrimination. Other acts can also be forms of sex-based discrimination and are also prohibited, whether sexually based or not, and include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  As a result, St. Charles Community College issues this statement of policy to inform the community of our comprehensive plan addressing sexual misconduct, educational programs, and procedures that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, whether the incident occurs on or off campus and when it is reported to a College official.  In this context, St. Charles Community College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the college community.

For a complete copy St. Charles Community College’s policy governing sexual misconduct, visit  http://www.stchas.edu/about-scc/board-policies  Sections 434.0 Prohibition of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, and Sexual Violence;  434.1 Romantic or Sexual Relationships;  534.0 Prohibition of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, and Sexual Violence;  534.1 Romantic or Sexual Relationships.

  1. A.     Definitions

There are numerous terms used by St. Charles Community College in our policy and procedures.

Consent as defined in Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 556 Preliminary Provisions (Criminal Code) Section 556.061 (5):

 "Consent": consent or lack of consent may be expressed or implied. Assent does not constitute consent if:

(a)  It is given by a person who lacks the mental capacity to authorize the conduct charged to constitute the offense and such mental incapacity is manifest or known to the actor; or

(b)  It is given by a person who by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, intoxication, a drug-induced state, or any other reason is manifestly unable or known by the actor to be unable to make a reasonable judgment as to the nature or harmfulness of the conduct charged to constitute the offense; or

(c)  It is induced by force, duress or deception;

Sexual Assault:  “Sexual assault” means an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system.  A sex offense is any act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Rape is defined as the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.

Fondling is defined as the touching of the private parts of another person for the purposes of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Incest is defined as non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape is defined as non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Domestic Violence: The term ‘‘domestic violence’’ means

1)  Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed –

  1. By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; 
  2. By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
  3. By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
  4. By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
  5. 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 in which the crime of violence occurred.

2)  For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

Domestic Violence, as defined in Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 455 Abuse – Adults and Children – Shelters and Protective Orders Section 455.010:  (5) “Domestic Violence”, abuse or stalking committed by a family or household member, as such terms are defined in section: 

(1) "Abuse" includes but is not limited to the occurrence of any of the following acts, attempts or threats against a person who may be protected pursuant to this chapter, except abuse shall not include abuse inflicted on a child by accidental means by an adult household member or discipline of a child, including spanking, in a reasonable manner:

(a) "Assault", purposely or knowingly placing or attempting to place another in fear of physical harm;

(b) "Battery", purposely or knowingly causing physical harm to another with or without a deadly weapon;

(c) "Coercion", compelling another by force or threat of force to engage in conduct from which the latter has a right to abstain or to abstain from conduct in which the person has a right to engage;

(d) "Harassment", engaging in a purposeful or knowing course of conduct involving more than one incident that alarms or causes distress to an adult or child and serves no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct must be such as would cause a reasonable adult or child to suffer substantial emotional distress and must actually cause substantial emotional distress to the petitioner or child. Such conduct might include, but is not limited to:

a. Following another about in a public place or places;

b. Peering in the window or lingering outside the residence of another; but does not include constitutionally protected activity;

(e) "Sexual assault", causing or attempting to cause another to engage involuntarily in any sexual act by force, threat of force, or duress;

(f) "Unlawful imprisonment", holding, confining, detaining or abducting another person against that person's will;

(13) "Stalking" is when any person purposely and repeatedly engages in an unwanted course of conduct that causes alarm to another person when it is reasonable in that person's situation to have been alarmed by the conduct. As used in this subdivision:

(a) "Alarm" means to cause fear of danger of physical harm;

(b) "Course of conduct" means a pattern of conduct composed of repeated acts over a period of time, however short, that serves no legitimate purpose. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, following the other person or unwanted communication or unwanted contact; and

(c) "Repeated" means two or more incidents evidencing a continuity of purpose.

Dating Violence:  The term ‘‘dating violence’’ means violence committed by a person

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

2)      The existence of such a relationship shall be based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

For the purposes of this definition –

(i) Dating Violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.

(ii) Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

Dating Violence is considered domestic violence under current Missouri (455.010(7) RSMo) in the definition for domestic assault based on the definition of “Family” or “Household Member”

Stalking: The term “stalking” means 1) Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to –

(i) Fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or

(ii) Suffer substantial emotional distress.

2) For the purposes of this definition –

(i) Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.

(ii) Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.

(iii) Reasonable persons means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.

3) For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

  1. B.       Education and Prevention Programs

St. Charles Community College engages in comprehensive, intentional, and integrated programming, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns intended to end dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that:

  •   Are culturally relevant, inclusive of diverse communities and identities, sustainable, responsive to community needs, and informed by research, or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome; and
  •   Consider environmental risk and protective factors as they occur on the individual, relationship, institutional, community and societal levels.

Educational programming consists of primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees and ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns for students and employees that:

  1.  Identifies domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as prohibited conduct;
  2. Defines using definitions provided both by the Department of Education as well as state law what behavior constitutes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
  3. Defines what behavior and actions constitute consent to sexual activity in the State of Missouri  and/or using the definition of consent found in the Student Code of Conduct if state law does not define consent;
  4. Provides a description of safe and positive options for bystander intervention. Bystander intervention means safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Bystander intervention includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene;
  5. Information on risk reduction. Risk reduction means options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence.
  6. Provides an overview of information contained in the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act.

St. Charles Community College has developed an annual educational campaign consisting of presentations that include distribution of educational materials to new students; participating in and presenting information and materials during new employee orientation.

SCC offered the following primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students in 2013.

NAME OF PROGRAMDATE HELDLOCATION HELDWHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
All COL 101 pre-mester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 1/8/13 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 semester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 1/22/13 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 pre-mester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 7/31/13 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 semester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 8/19/13 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*

v DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

SCC offered the following primary prevention and awareness programs for all new employees in 2013:

NAME OF PROGRAMDATE HELDLOCATION HELDWHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
New Employee Orientation During or before Employee’s first week of employment Human Resources Office SA

v DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

SCC offered the following ongoing awareness and prevention programs for students in 2013:

NAME OF PROGRAMDATE HELDLOCATION HELDWHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
Film:  A Lot Like You 2/4/13 Student Center Private Dining Room DoV, SA
Speaker:  Eli Kimaro 2/5/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Film:  Half the Sky 3/11/13-3/14/13 Social Sciences Building Lounge DoV, SA
Half the Sky: Panel Discussion 3/14/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Film: Finding Face 4/9/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Speaker: Skye Fitzgerald 4/10/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Speaker: Elaine Williams 8/28/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA & Stalking
iConnect 9/25/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA & Stalking
Step Up! Training 9/26/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA
Step Up! Training 10/11/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA
Intimate Partner Violence and Technology Safety 10/16/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA & Stalking
Step Up! Training 11/13/13 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA

v DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

SCC offered the following ongoing awareness and prevention programs for employees in 2013:

NAME OF PROGRAMDATE HELDLOCATION HELDWHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
Online Training:  Student Misconduct On and Off Campus Available online from 10/01/2013 to 10/01/2014 Online DoV, DaV, SA

v DoV means Domestic Violence, DaV means Dating Violence, SA means Sexual Assault and S means Stalking

Procedures for Reporting a Complaint

St. Charles Community College has procedures in place that serve to be sensitive to those who report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges as well as the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance and other services on and/or off campus as well as additional remedies to prevent contact between a complainant and an accused party, such as academic, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available.  SCC will make such accommodations, if the victim requests them and if they are reasonable available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to the Campus Police or local law enforcement.  Students should contact the Dean of Student Success and employees should contact the Vice President for Human Resources.

Dean of Student Success:

Leslie (Beth) Finders
Dean of Student Success
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8259
bfinders@stchas.edu

Vice President of Human Resources:

Donna Davis
Vice President for Human Resources
Administration Building Room 1123
636-922-8300
ddavis@stchas.edu

After an incident of sexual assault and domestic violence, the victim should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible. The following area hospitals provide physical evidence recovery kit collection and access to trained forensic nurse examiners and sexual assault nurses:

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
10 Hospital Dr.
St. Peters, MO  63376
Phone: 
636-916-9000

Progress West HealthCare Center
2 Progress Point Pkwy.
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Phone:  636-344-1000

SSM St. Joseph Health Center
300 First Capitol Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone:
636-947-5000

SSM St. Joseph Hospital West
100 Medical Plaza
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
Phone:
636-625-5200

SSM St. Joseph Health Center–Wentzville
500 Medical Drive
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-327-1000

 In the State of Missouri, evidence may be collected even if you chose not to make a report to law enforcement. It is important that a victim of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence may be preserved that may assist in proving that the alleged criminal offense occurred/or is occurring or may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. In circumstances of sexual assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease. Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to St. Charles Community College hearing boards/investigators or police.  Although SCC strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement, it is the victim’s choice whether or not to make such a report and victims have the right to decline involvement with the police.  SCC will assist any victim with notifying local police if they so desire.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, you should report the incident promptly to the Title IX Coordinator or Vice President of Human Resources and Campus Police (if the victim so desires) by calling, writing or coming into the office to report in person.

Students should report to the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Deputy Coordinator:

Title IX Coordinator:

Christopher (Chris) Breitmeyer
Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
Social Sciences Building, Room 2110
636-922-8356
cbreitmeyer@stchas.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Leslie (Beth) Finders
Dean of Student Success
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8259
bfinders@stchas.edu

Employees should report to the Vice President for Human Resources:

Vice President of Human Resources:

Donna Davis
Vice President for Human Resources
Administration Building, Room 1123
636-922-8300
ddavis@stchas.edu

St. Charles Community College will provide resources, on campus, off campus or both, to include medical, health, to persons who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, and will apply appropriate disciplinary procedures to those who violate this policy.  The procedures set forth below are intended to afford a prompt response to charges of sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking, to maintain confidentiality and fairness consistent with applicable legal requirements, and to impose appropriate sanctions on violators of this policy.

As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings, or obtaining protection from abuse orders related to the incident more difficult.  If a victim chooses not to make a complaint regarding an incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with Campus Public Safety or other law enforcement to preserve evidence in the event that the victim changes her/his mind at a later date.

If a report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking is reported to St. Charles Community College, the below are the procedures that SCC will follow as well as a statement of the standard of evidence that will be used during any judicial hearing on campus arising from such a report:

Incident Being ReportedProcedure Institution Will Follow:Evidentiary Standard
Sexual Assault
  1. Depending on when reported (immediate vs delayed report), institution will provide complainant with access to medical care
  2. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of complainant
  3. Institution will assist complainant with contacting local police if complainant requests AND complainant provided with contact information for local police department
  4. Institution will provide complainant with referrals to on and off campus mental health providers
  5. Institution will assess need to implement interim or long-term protective measures, such as, change in class schedule, “No Contact” directive between both parties
  6. Institution will provide a “No trespass” (PNG) directive to accused party if deemed appropriate
  7. Institution will provide written instructions on how to apply for Protective Order
  8. Institution will provide a copy of the Sexual Misconduct Policy to complainant and inform the complainant regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation and resolution
  9. Institution will inform the complainant of the outcome of the investigation, whether or not the accused will be administratively charged and what the outcome of the hearing is
  10. Institution  will enforce the anti-retaliation policy and take immediate and separate action against parties that retaliate against a person for complaining of sex-based discrimination or for assisting in the investigation
The only equitable standard is to investigate to determine if there is evidence that more likely than not, a sexual assault occurred.  Meetings and opportunities will be given to present witnesses and provide evidence.  Both parties will be given access to information, be allowed an advisor, and have impartial investigations, remedies, and appeals.
Incident Being ReportedProcedure Institution Will Follow:Evidentiary Standard
Stalking
  1. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of complainant
  2. Institution will assist complainant with contacting local police if complainant requests AND complainant provided with contact information for local police department
  3. Institution will provide written instructions on how to apply for Protective Order
  4. Institution will provide written information to complainant on how to preserve evidence
  5. Institution will assess need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the complainant, if appropriate
  6. Institution will provide a “No trespass” (PNG) directive to accused party if deemed appropriate
The only equitable standard is to investigate to determine if there is evidence that more likely than not, stalking occurred. Meetings and opportunities will be given to present witnesses and provide evidence. Both parties will be given access to information, be allowed an advisor, and have impartial investigations, remedies, and appeals.
Incident Being ReportedProcedure Institution Will Follow:Evidentiary Standard
Dating Violence
  1. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of complainant
  2. Institution will assist complainant with contacting local police if complainant requests AND complainant provided with contact information for local police department
  3. Institution will provide written instructions on how to apply for Protective Order
  4. Institution will provide written information to complainant on how to preserve evidence
  5. Institution will assess need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the complainant, if appropriate
  6. Institution will provide a “No trespass” (PNG) directive to accused party if deemed appropriate
The only equitable standard is to investigate to determine if there is evidence that more likely than not, dating violence occurred. Meetings and opportunities will be given to present witnesses and provide evidence. Both parties will be given access to information, be allowed an advisor, and have impartial investigations, remedies, and appeals.
Incident Being ReportedProcedure Institution Will Follow:Evidentiary Standard
Domestic Violence
  1. Institution will assess immediate safety needs of complainant
  2. Institution will assist complainant with contacting local police if complainant requests AND complainant provided with contact information for local police department
  3. Institution will provide written instructions on how to apply for Protective Order
  4. Institution will provide written information to complainant on how to preserve evidence
  5. Institution will assess need to implement interim or long-term protective measures to protect the complainant, if appropriate
  6. Institution will provide a “No trespass” (PNG) directive to accused party if deemed appropriate
The only equitable standard is to investigate to determine if there is evidence that more likely than not, domestic violence occurred. Meetings and opportunities will be given to present witnesses and provide evidence. Both parties will be given access to information, be allowed an advisor, and have impartial investigations, remedies, and appeals
  1. C.      Assistance for Victims: Rights & Options

Regardless of whether a victim elects to pursue a criminal complaint or whether the offense is alleged to have occurred on or off campus, St. Charles Community College will assist victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and will provide each victim with a written explanation of their rights and options.  According to the Missouri Constitution Section 32.1 adopted November 2, 1992, Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights, as defined by law:

(1) The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings at which the defendant has such right, including juvenile proceedings where the offense would have been a felony if committed by an adult;

(2) Upon request of the victim, the right to be informed of and heard at guilty pleas, bail hearings, sentencing, probation revocation hearings, and parole hearings, unless in the determination of the court the interests of justice require otherwise;

(3) The right to be informed of trials and preliminary hearings;

(4) The right to restitution, which shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other civil cause of action, or as otherwise provided by law;

(5) The right to the speedy disposition and appellate review of their cases, provided that nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the defendant from having sufficient time to prepare his defense;

(6) The right to reasonable protection from the defendant or any person acting on behalf of the defendant;

(7) The right to information concerning the escape of an accused from custody or confinement, the defendant's release and scheduling of the defendant's release from incarceration; and

(8) The right to information about how the criminal justice system works, the rights and the availability of services, and upon request of the victim the right to information about the crime.

2. Notwithstanding section 20 of article I of this Constitution, upon a showing that the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim, the community, or any other person, the court may deny bail or may impose special conditions which the defendant and surety must guarantee.

3. Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating a cause of action for money damages against the state, a county, a municipality, or any of the agencies, instrumentalities, or employees provided that the General Assembly may, by statutory enactment, reverse, modify, or supercede any judicial decision or rule arising from any cause of action brought pursuant to this section.

4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize a court to set aside or to void a finding of guilt, or an acceptance of a plea of guilty in any criminal case.

5. The general assembly shall have power to enforce this section by appropriate legislation.

Further, SCC complies with Missouri law in recognizing an Ex-Parte Order of Protection or Full Order of Protection.  Any person who obtains an order of protection should provide a copy to the SCC Campus Police and the Office of the Title IX Coordinator.  A complainant may then meet with Campus Police to develop a Safety Action Plan, which is a plan for campus police and the victim to reduce risk of harm while on campus or coming and going from campus. This plan may include, but is not limited to: escorts, special parking arrangements, changing classroom location or allowing a student to complete assignments from home, etc.  SCC cannot apply for a legal order of protection, no contact order or restraining order for a victim from the applicable jurisdiction(s).  The victim is required to apply directly for these services.  According to Missouri State Statute 455.015, Venue: The petition shall be filed in the county where the petitioner resides, where the alleged incident of domestic violence occurred, or where the respondent may be served.

Protection from abuse orders should be applied for at the court house where they reside.  St. Charles Community College may issue an institutional no contact order if deemed appropriate or at the request of the victim or accused.  To the extent of the victim’s cooperation and consent,  SCC offices will work cooperatively to ensure that the complainant's health, physical safety, work and academic status are protected, pending the outcome of a formal college investigation of the complaint.  For example, if reasonably available, a complainant may be offered changes to academic, living, or working situations in addition to counseling, health services, visa and immigration assistance and assistance in notifying appropriate local law enforcement.  Additionally, personal identifiable information about the victim will be treated as confidential and only shared with persons with a specific need to know who are investigating/adjudicating the complaint or delivering resources or support services to the complainant (for example, publicly available record-keeping for purposes of Clery Act reporting and disclosures will be made without inclusion of identifying information about the victim, as defined in 42 USC 1395 (a) (20).)  Further, SCC will maintain as confidential, any accommodations or protective measures provided to the victim to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the institution to provide the accommodations or protective measures.

St. Charles Community College does not publish the name of crime victims, nor house identifiable information regarding victims, in the campus police department’s Daily Crime Log or online.  Victims may request that directory information on file be removed from public sources by request from the Student Success office.

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking

On Campus Resources

Counseling ADM 1242 636-922-8571
Mental Health ADM 1242 636-922-8571
Visa and Immigration Assistance ADM 1113 636-922-8566
Office of Accessibility SC 133 636-922-8247
Department of Public Safety CS 103 636-922-8545
Dean of Student Success ADM 1242 636-922-8545
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs SSB 2110 636-922-8356

Off Campus Resources

Counseling ALIVE 314-993-2777
Behavioral Health Response 800-811-4760
Safe Connections 314-531-2003
Health

Crider Health Center

636-332-6000
Volunteers in Medicine 636-724-4848
Mental Health Lutheran Family and Children’s Services 636-949-5522
Crider Health Center 636-332-6000
Catholic Family Services 636-281-1990
Victim Advocacy Crime Victim Advocacy Center 314-524-0686
YWCA St. Louis Area Sexual Assault Center 314-531-RAPE (7273)
Legal Assistance Legal Advocates for Abused Women 314-664-6699
Legal Services of Missouri 800-440-0514
Missouri Courts  
Visa and Immigration Assistance ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) 1-866-341-2423
HOMELAND SECURITY – Blue Campaign (Fight Against Human Trafficking)   1-866-341-2423 or
Victim Support: 1-888-373-7888
Shelters Woman’s Place 636-373-7911
The Women’s Safe House 314-772-4535
Other National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Other resources available to persons who report being the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, include:

http://www.rainn.org – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/sexassault.htm – Department of Justice

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html – Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=533  – Adult abuse/stalking orders of protections forms

How to be an Active Bystander

Bystanders play a critical role in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence.  They are “individuals who observe violence or witness the conditions that perpetuate violence.  They are not directly involved but have the choice to intervene, speak up, or do something about it.”  We want to promote a culture of community accountability where bystanders are actively engaged in the prevention of violence without causing further harm.  We may not always know what to do even if we want to help.  Below is a list of some ways to be an active bystander.  Further information regarding bystander intervention may be found.  If you or someone else is in immediate danger, dial 911.  This could be when a person is yelling at or being physically abusive towards another and it is not safe for you to interrupt.

  1. Watch out for your friends and fellow students/employees.  If you see someone who looks like they could be in trouble or need help, ask if they are ok.
  2. Confront people who seclude, hit on, and try to make out with, or have sex with people who are incapacitated.
  3. Speak up when someone discusses plans to take sexual advantage of another person.
  4. Believe someone who discloses sexual assault, abusive behavior, or experience with stalking.
  5. Refer people to on or off campus resources listed in this document for support in health, counseling, or with legal assistance.

Risk Reduction

With no intent to victim blame and recognizing that only rapists are responsible for rape, the following are some strategies to reduce one’s risk of sexual assault or harassment (taken from Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, www.rainn.org)

  1. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way to get out of a bad situation.
    1. Try to avoid isolated areas.  It is more difficult to get help if no one is around.
    2. Walk with purpose.  Even if you don’t know where you are going, act like you do.
    3. Trust your instincts.  If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn’t the best place to be.
    4. Try not to load yourself down with packages or bags as this can make you appear more vulnerable.
      1. Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged and that you have cab money.
      2. Don't allow yourself to be isolated with someone you don’t trust or someone you don’t know.
      3. Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are walking alone.
      4. When you go to a social gathering, go with a group of friends.  Arrive together, check in with each other throughout the evening, and leave together. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way out of a bad situation.
      5. Trust your instincts.  If you feel unsafe in any situation, go with your gut. If you see something suspicious, contact law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.).
      6. Don't leave your drink unattended while talking, dancing, using the restroom, or making a phone call. If you have left your drink alone, just get a new one.
      7. Don't accept drinks from people you don't know or trust. If you choose to accept a drink, go with the person to the bar to order it, watch it being poured, and carry it yourself. At parties, don’t drink from the punch bowls or other large, common open containers.
      8. Watch out for your friends, and vice versa.  If a friend seems out of it, is way too intoxicated for the amount of alcohol they have had, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place immediately.
      9. If you suspect you or a friend have been drugged, contact law enforcement immediately (local authorities can be reached by calling 911 in most areas of the U.S.). Be explicit with doctors so they can give you the correct tests (you will need a urine test and possibly others).
      10. If you need to get out of an uncomfortable or scary situation here are some things that you can try:
        1. Remember that being in this situation is not your fault.  You did not do anything wrong, it is the person who is making you uncomfortable that is to blame.
        2. Be true to yourself.  Don't feel obligated to do anything you don't want to do. "I don't want to" is always a good enough reason.  Do what feels right to you and what you are comfortable with.
        3. Have a code word with your friends or family so that if you don’t feel comfortable you can call them and communicate your discomfort without the person you are with knowing.  Your friends or family can then come to get you or make up an excuse for you to leave.
        4. Lie.  If you don’t want to hurt the person’s feelings it is better to lie and make up a reason to leave than to stay and be uncomfortable, scared, or worse.  Some excuses you could use are: needing to take care of a friend or family member, not feeling well, having somewhere else that you need to be, etc.
        5. Try to think of an escape route. How would you try to get out of the room?  Where are the doors?  Windows?  Are there people around who might be able to help you?  Is there an emergency phone nearby?
        6. If you and/or the other person have been drinking, you can say that you would rather wait until you both have your full judgment before doing anything you may regret later.
  1. D.     Adjudication of Violations

Whether or not criminal charges are filed, SCC or a person may file a complaint under the Policy 434.0/534.0 Prohibition of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, and Sexual Violence alleging that a student or employee  violated the University’s policy on Prohibition of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, and Sexual Violence.

Disciplinary Procedures

A charge involving a student must be filed in writing with the Dean of Student Success within thirty (30) calendar days of the alleged incident. The Dean of Student Success must notify the student accused of the infraction. Failure of the student to have his/her current address on record with the College will not invalidate such notice.

  • The Dean of Student Success (or designee) will conduct an investigation to determine if the charge/complaint has merit and whether it can be resolved by mutual consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the Dean of Student Success. The Dean of Student Success may suggest alternative resolution techniques for informal resolutions, when appropriate. If the investigation results from a crime of violence or non-forcible sexual offense, the alleged victim and the accused are entitled to have an advisor or counselor present during his or her participation in the investigation.
  • The accused student(s) will be afforded one of the following, which will be determined by the college.
    • Administrative hearing: The Dean of Student Success (or designee) will determine whether the student is responsible for violation of the student code of conduct and will impose disciplinary sanctions, when appropriate.
      • The Dean of Student Success will notify the accused of the investigation outcome in writing by certified mail. If the student is suspended or dismissed, the student must surrender his/her student identification card and parking permit to the dean.
    • Student conduct committee: The dean will inform the student of the date, time and location of the hearing, as indicated below.

Committee Composition

The Student Conduct Committee is composed of five members, appointed by the President, to include:

  • Two faculty members
  • Two administrative/professional staff members
  • One support staff member

The chair of the Student Conduct Committee will be selected by the committee. The Dean of Student Success will be responsible for presenting evidence of charges to the committee.

  1. Procedural Duties:
    At least seven (7) working days prior to the date set for a hearing before the committee, the Dean of Student Success will send a certified letter to the student’s last known address providing the student with the following information:
    • A statement of the charge or charges
    • The time and place of the hearing
    • A statement of the student’s procedural rights
    • The names of the committee members

Upon written request by the student, the hearing may be held prior to the expiration of the seven-day advance notification period, if the committee chair agrees.

  1. Procedural Rights of Students include the following:
    • The right to counsel or advisement (The role of the person acting as counsel is solely to advise the student. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions, or make oral arguments. Any case presented must be made by the student.) The College is not responsible for providing counsel for students
    • The right to produce witnesses to the incident (not character witnesses)
    • The right to request, in writing, that the committee chair disqualify any member of the committee for prejudice or bias. A request for disqualification, including specifics about the prejudice or bias, must be submitted at least two (2) working days prior to the hearing. If the disqualification occurs, the College President will appoint a replacement. (Note: in the event the request for disqualification involves the committee chair, the student will submit the written request to the College President.)
    • The right to present evidence
    • The right to know the identity of the person(s) bringing the charges
    • The right to give testimony in a campus hearing by means other than being in the same room with the accused student
    • The right to hear witnesses on behalf of the person bringing the charges
    • The right to testify or to refuse to testify without such refusal being detrimental to the student.

If the hearing results from a crime of violence or non-forcible sexual offense, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary proceedings.

  1. The Conduct of Committee Hearings
    Committee hearings will be confidential and will be closed to all persons except:
    • The student
    • Counsel/Advisor
    • A recorder
    • Witnesses who have first-hand knowledge of the incident
    • The Dean of Student Success

If the student fails to appear at the scheduled time, the committee may hear and determine the matter in his/her absence.

Hearing Order:

  1. Chair Action
    The chair will preside at the hearing; call the hearing to order; call the roll of the Committee; ascertain the presence of the student charged; read the notice of hearing and charges; verify the receipt of written notices to the student; report any continuances requested or granted; establish the presence of any counsel/advisor of the student; notify the student and the student’s counsel/advisor of any special or extraordinary procedures that will be used during the hearing; and permit the student to make suggestions or objections to any procedures for the Student Conduct Committee to consider.
  1. Opening Statements
    The Dean of Student Success will make opening remarks outlining the general nature of the case and testify to any facts the investigation has revealed. The student may make a statement to the Committee about the charge at this time or at the conclusion at the College’s presentation, at his/her election.
  1. College Evidence
    College witnesses are to be called and identified or written reports or evidence introduced as appropriate. The Committee may question witnesses at any time. The student may question witnesses by submitting questions to the committee chair for consideration and may examine evidence at the conclusion of the College’s presentation.
  1. Student Evidence
    The student will have the opportunity to make a statement to the Committee about the charge, and may then present further evidence through witnesses or in the form of written memoranda as he/she desires. The committee may question the student or witnesses at any time. The Dean of Student Success may question the student or witness. The student has the right but will not be required to testify in his/her own behalf; to present witnesses and evidence; and to review and respond to testimony of those who testify against him/her.
  1. Rebuttal Evidence
    The committee may permit the College or the student to offer any matter in rebuttal of the other’s presentation.
  1. Meeting Concludes

The committee will formulate a written recommendation which the chair will submit to the Dean of Student Success within three (3) working days. The Dean of Student Success will inform the necessary parties, in writing, of the determination (responsible/not responsible /memorandum of understanding) and sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate) within five (5) working days. The student will be notified by certified mail.  If the student is suspended or dismissed, the student must surrender his/her student ID and parking permit to the dean. Upon written request, alleged victim of violence or non-forcible sex offense will receive disclosure of campus student disciplinary proceeding results.  If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the disclosure may be requested by the next of kin of the alleged victim.  Reports of all domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking made to Campus Public Safety will automatically be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for investigation regardless of if the complainant chooses to pursue criminal charges.

SCC’s disciplinary process is consistent with the institution’s policy and will include a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution process transparent to the accuser and the accused.  Usually, the resolution of complaints of sexual misconduct are completed within 60 days of the report; however, the proceedings time frame allows for extensions for good cause with notice to the accuser and the accused of the delay and the reason for the delay. Investigators and hearing board members are trained annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and taught how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of the victim and promotes accountability. The Policy provides that:

1. The accuser and the accused student each have the opportunity to attend a hearing before a properly trained hearing board that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability;

2.  The accuser and the accused will have timely notice for meetings at which the accuser or accused, or both, may be present;

3. The institution will allow for timely access to the accuser, the accused and appropriate officials to any information that will be used after the fact-finding investigation but during formal and informal disciplinary meeting and hearings;

4. The institutional disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the accuser or the accused;

5.  The institution provides the accuser and accused the same opportunities to have others present during an institutional disciplinary proceeding. The accuser and the accused student each have the opportunity to be advised by a personal advisor of their choice, at their expense, at any stage of the process and to be accompanied by that advisor at any meeting or proceeding. The role of the person acting as counsel is solely to advise the student. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions or make oral arguments. Any case presented must be made by the student;

6. A student conduct decision is based on the preponderance of evidence standard, i.e. “more likely than not to have occurred” standard. In other words, the conduct process asks: “is it more likely than not that the accused student violated the college’s Student Conduct Code?”;

7. The accuser and the accused will be notified simultaneously in writing of the result of any disciplinary proceeding,  as well as any changes to those result or disciplinary actions prior to the time that such results become final; and

8. The accuser and the accused each have the right to appeal the outcome of the hearing by appealing to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (VPASA), 636-922-8356, and will be notified simultaneously in writing, of any change to the result prior to the time that it becomes final and of the final result after the appeal is resolved.

A person alleging sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking may also utilize the complaint and investigatory procedures set forth in SCC’s policy against Sexual Harassment (http://www.stchas.edu/about-scc/board-policies/400/434.0-ProhibitionOfDiscriminationAnd Harassment.html) in order to remedy any hostile environment.  All conduct proceedings against students, however, will be resolved through policy 410.0 Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process.

When a complainant does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the alleged perpetrator, the college’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited.

Confidentiality

The college will protect the identity of persons who report having been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to the fullest extent of the law and as previously mentioned in this document.

Sanctions and Protective Measures

In all cases, investigations that result in a finding of more likely than not that a violation of the Policy occurred will lead to the initiation of disciplinary procedures against the accused individual. College sanctions including, (memorandum of understanding, disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, restitution, educational sanction, expulsion from college facilities or activities, no contact order,  loss of privileges, counseling, service hours, online education, parental notification, alcohol & drug assessment and counseling, discretionary sanctions, disciplinary suspension, expulsion)  may be imposed upon those determined to have violated this policy. St. Charles Community College may implement protective measures following the report of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking which may include some or all of the following actions:  up to and including dismissal from college, as applicable. For students, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are violations of the Student Conduct Code. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment. Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are criminal acts which also may subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil penalties under federal and state law.

The Title IX Coordinator or their designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measure should be implemented, and, if so, take steps to implement those protective measures as soon as possible.  Examples of interim protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, residence hall relocation, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, or reassignment to a different supervisor or position.  These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved.  Violations of the Title IX Coordinator’s directives and/or protective measures will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action. Protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of an investigation or may become permanent as determined by St. Charles Community College.

SCC will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as the result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this paragraph.

Sex Offender Registration

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is a student.

In the State of Missouri, convicted sex offenders must register with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  You can link to this information, which appears on MSHP website, by accessing http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/CJ38/Search or the St. Charles Community College Department of Public Safety website at http://www.stchas.edu/about-scc/campus-safety/ and click the Missouri Sex Offender Registry link.

Mental Health Counseling Services

The college years can be a time of growth and development as well as a time of challenges and stress.  Students may experience that stress in many different ways.

St. Charles Community College offers the opportunity to address your concerns with a FREE mental health counselor on campus.  SCC has a well-trained professional to help with a wide range of concerns common to college students including anxiety, eating concerns, alcohol/drug issues, relationship concerns, academic stress, suicidal thoughts, sexual and LGBT concerns.

We are committed to providing high quality care guided by the SCC mission of serving our community by focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society.  We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning.

Our mental health counselor will offer short-term counseling, community support and referrals.  Sometimes a student may require care beyond the scope of our counseling center and in these situations students will be assisted with establishing care off campus.

Length of counseling varies.  Some problems are resolved within one or two sessions.  Other problems may require meeting more often.  This will be determined by you and your counselor.

Please contact the mental health counselor, Christy Jackson at 636-922-8571 or cjackson@stchas.edu to set an appointment.  Appointments may also be made by calling Teresa Drury at 636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu.

Any faculty, staff, or student may submit a report to the Behavioral Intervention Team by calling 636-922-8111.  Any serious concerns of immediate response please direct to the SCC Department of Public Safety/Campus Police at 636-922-8545.

UCR/NIBRS Crime Definitions

Arson:  Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Criminal Homicide (Negligent):  The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Criminal Homicide (Non-Negligent):  The willful killing of one human being by another.

Robbery:  The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault:  An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.  (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary:  The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.  For reporting purposes this definition includes:  unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft:  The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned, and including joyriding.)

Weapon Law Violations:  The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minor; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Drug Abuse Violations:  Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.  The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, Benzedrine).

Liquor Law Violations:  The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle or illegal transportation or liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.  (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Pocket-Picking:  The theft of articles from another person’s physical possession by stealth where the victim usually does not become immediately aware of the theft.

Purse-Snatching:  The grabbing or snatching of a purse, handbag, etc., from the physical possession of another person.

Shoplifting:  The theft, by someone other than an employee of the victim, of goods or merchandise exposed for sale.

Theft from Building:  A theft from within a building which is either open to the general public or where the offender has legal access.

Theft from Coin Operated Machine or Device:  A theft from a machine or device which is operated or activated by the use of coins.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  The theft of articles from a motor vehicle, whether locked or unlocked.

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts or Accessories:  The theft of any part or accessory affixed to the interior or exterior of a motor vehicle in a manner which would make the item an attachment of the vehicle, or necessary for its operation.

All Other Larceny:  All other thefts which do not fit any of the definitions of the specific subcategories of Larceny/Theft listed above.

Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious sever or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.

Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.

Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner of the person having custody or control of it.

UCR/NIBRS Forcible Sex Offense Definitions

Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).

Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault with an Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

UCR/NIBRS Non-Forcible Sex Offense Definitions

Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Hate Crime Definition

Hate Crimes:  Crimes involving bodily injury to any person in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim.

CRIMES REPORTED TO SCC CAMPUS POLICE
Offense
(Reported by Hierachy)
YearOn-CampusNon-CampusPublic PropertyTotal
Murder / Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible
(Rape, Sodomy, Sexual Assault w/object, and Fondling)
2013 1 0 0 1
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible
(Incest and Statutory)
2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 1 0 0 1
Aggravated Assault 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 1 0 0 1
2011 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Arrests 2013 0 0 4 4
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Arrests 2013 1 0 2 3
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 1 0 0 1
Weapons Law Arrests 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2013 1 0 0 1
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Weapons Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Offense
(Crimes Not Reported By Hierarchy)
YearOn-CampusNon-CampusPublic PropertyTotal
Arson 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 2013 0 0 0 0
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dating Violence 2013  0 0 0 0
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stalking 2013  4 0 0 4
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
There were no Hate Crimes reported for 2013, 2012, 2011.
SCC has no student housing facilities; therefore, no column is provided for that statistic.
N/A denotes information not required for that reporting year.
Note:  Reported crimes may involve individuals not associated with SCC.
PUBLIC PROPERTY is defined as:   Mid Rivers Mall Drive (from Ohmes Road to Cottleville Parkway, sidewalk to sidewalk or curb if no sidewalk), on Cottleville Parkway (from Mid Rivers Mall Drive to 200 feet past the West Entrance to the College, from sidewalk to sidewalk or curb if no sidewalk) and on Ohmes Road (from Mid Rivers Mall Drive to the end of the college property, sidewalk to sidewalk or curb if no sidewalk).