Clery Reporting

Need Assistance?

If in immediate danger, call 911 or DPS/Campus Police. Campus phone: Ext. 8545 Cell phone: 636-922-8545

For immediate 24/7 assistance related to a sexual assault, call the Bridgeway 24-hour crisis lines:

If you are in St. Charles County, call 1-877-946-6854 or 636-946-6854.

If you are in Lincoln County, call 1-877-462-1758.

If you are outside St. Charles County, call the RAINN at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit rainn.org.

Mental Health Counseling

A mental health counselor is available to assist all current SCC credit students. Call 636-922-8536 or stop by ADM 1123 to schedule an appointment.

St. Charles Community College 2015 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.

The Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center (NAH) campus located in Dardenne Prairie, MO is staffed with Lindenwood University security personnel (636-627-6688), stationed at the main entrance of the facility, during normal operating hours (MON-THU: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. and FRI: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.). For any emergencies at this location dial 9-1-1, or call the responding agency to this location, the St. Charles County Police Department, 636-949-3000.

Unless otherwise noted, the NAH community members, students, faculty, staff and guests will adhere to the same policies and procedures set forth in this document for the main SCC campus.

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 Police Chief.

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 Police 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.

SCC’s main campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376.

SCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center campus is located at #1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368.

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 not to or is unable to make such a report. Crimes and other emergencies for the main campus 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. Those at the Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center should report all crimes to both the Department of Public Safety/Campus Police and the St. Charles County Police Department, 636-949-3000. Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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 due to 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. The St. Charles County Police Department will investigate crimes occurring at the Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center campus. SCC Campus police will monitor/assist with these investigations and if warranted, issue timely warnings to the campus community.

A crime log (inclusive of both campuses) is available for public inspection in the public safety office located in the Campus Services building. Crime information may be withheld if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of the information would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual; cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or result in the destruction of evidence. The information will be disclosed once the adverse effect described above is no longer likely to occur.

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 17).

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 main SCC campus 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 Police 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.

The NAH campus is located within the city of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. This campus facility is shared with Lindenwood University, who provides security personnel during normal operating hours. The St. Charles County Police Department provides law enforcement services to this location. SCC’s Campus Police Department maintains a strong working relationship, without an MOU, with the St. Charles County Police Department and will assist/monitor any criminal investigations at this location.

Timely Warning Notices

In the event of a crime which may pose a serious or on-going threat to students and employees at either campus, 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, withholds the names of victims as confidential, and 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 issued. 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 main 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.

First responders to serious incidents causing immediate threats to the NAH campus will be the St. Charles County Police Department, 636-949-3000. Surrounding municipalities too include the O’Fallon Police Department, 636-240-3200, as well as the St. Charles County Ambulance District and the Wentzville Fire Department, 636-332-9869, may also respond.

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.

In the event the NAH building needs to be evacuated, faculty or their designee, will escort all occupants outside utilizing the nearest exit. All students are to report to the evacuation assembly area (grassy area, north of the building).

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.

If sheltering in place is required at NAH, faculty or their designee, will escort all occupants to the safe location site (rooms 116/124). All faculty, staff and students must report to the safe location. Faculty is responsible for taking attendance and will advise when it’s safe to return to their classrooms.

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 communities 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 either 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 Enrollment and Marketing Services 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 professional judgment of responsible authorities and first responders (including, but not limited to, SCC Department of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Cottleville Police Department, Cottleville Fire Protection District, St. Charles County Police Department and the Wentzville Fire Department) 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 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.

Communication Primary Message Creator Secondary Message Creator Message Approval Primary Message Sender Secondary 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 main 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.

The NAHS campus building and grounds are open during normal operating hours (MON-THU: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and FRI: 7 a.m.–3 p.m.), to campus community members, visitors and guests. The building and grounds are patrolled/monitored by Lindenwood University security personnel during normal operating hours. After hours of operation, NAH is locked down and monitored by Tech Electronics, 314-951-7777 or 314-645-6230 (after hours and holidays).

Weapons Prohibited on Campus

SCC prohibits the possession of all handguns, knives, or other weapons of any kind on either 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 either 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 of SCC. 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.

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 Jan. 1, 2007. The use of tobacco, smoking, and simulated smoking products are prohibited on all college property and in all college vehicles. This policy applies to the NAH campus as well.

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 to students. If a student experiences sexual assault, he or she may contact the mental health counselor at 636-922-8571, Dean of Student Success at 636-922-8238, the Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545, or the Title IX Coordinator at 636-922-8654 who can assist the student by discussing options for and assistance in notifying law enforcement agencies and accessing services.

The Dean of Student Success, at 636-922-8238, or Title IX Coordinator, at 636-922-8654 will assist the student with needed class schedule changes or other interim interventions. The Title IX Coordinator may also discuss options for campus disciplinary action, including sanctions the college may impose. The Title IX Coordinator will share that both the reporting party and the responding party are entitled to have an advisor present during disciplinary meetings/proceedings, both parties may appeal and that both parties must be informed in writing of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceedings.

If an employee is a victim of sexual assault, the employee may 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; contact the Title IX Coordinator at 636-922-8654 to discuss options for reporting; contact the Vice President for Human Resources at 636-922-8300, ADM 1242, 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 the 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 similarly 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 of St. Charles Community College’s policy governing sexual misconduct, visit stchas.edu/about-scc/administration/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.

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;

SCC’s policy states in order for individuals to engage in sexual activity of any type with each other, there must be clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during sexual activity. Consent can be given by word or action, but non-verbal consent is not as clear. Consent to some form of sexual activity cannot be automatically taken as consent to any other form of sexual activity. Consent must be freely given.

In order to give effective consent one must be of legal age and capable of making such decision. 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, incapacitation, 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.

SCC’s policy states that Sexual Assault is actual or attempted physical sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intentional touching of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent;
  • Other intentional sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent;
  • Coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force a person to touch another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent;
  • Penetration, no matter how slight, of (1) the vagina or anus of a person by any body part of another person or by an object, or (2) the mouth of a person by a sex organ of another person, without that person’s consent;
  • Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law; or
  • Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

In order for individuals to engage in sexual activity of any type with each other, there must be clear, knowing and voluntary consent prior to and during sexual activity. Consent can be given by word or action, but non-verbal consent is not as clear. Consent to some form of sexual activity cannot be automatically taken as consent to any other form of sexual activity. Consent must be freely given.

In order to give effective consent one must be of legal age and capable of making such decision. 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, incapacitation, 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.

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

1) Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed –

i. By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;

ii. By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;

iii. By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;

iv. By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence law of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or

v. By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s act 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.

SCC’s policy states Domestic Violence is a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed:

  • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
  • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
  • By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
  • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
  • By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

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”.

SCC’s policy states Dating Violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. 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. Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

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.

SCC’s policy states Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her or his safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.

For purposes of this definition:

  • “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;
  • “Substantial emotional distress” means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling; and
  • “Reasonable person” means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.

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 2014.

NAME OF PROGRAM DATE HELD LOCATION HELD WHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
All COL 101 pre-mester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 1/7/14 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 semester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 1/21/14 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 pre-mester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 7/29/14 Individual classrooms DoV, DaV, SA & S*
All COL 101 semester courses: coverage of sexual assault policies in student handbook 8/18/14 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 2014:

NAME OF PROGRAM DATE HELD LOCATION HELD WHICH 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 2014:

NAME OF PROGRAM DATE HELD LOCATION HELD WHICH PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR WAS COVERED
Speaker: Addiction 2/5/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Step Up! Training 2/21/ Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
Speaker: Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Communities 2/27/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Speaker: Title IX: The Top Nine Ways It Impacts YOU 3/4/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Slam Poet: Katie Wirsing 3/27/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Speaker: Binge Drinking: What’s the Fuss? 4/3/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA
Step Up! Training 4/4/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
StepUP! Training 9/12/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
Film: “The Anonymous People” with Panel Discussion 9/30/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DaV, SA
Title IX Town Hall Meeting 10/30/2014 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Speaker: Human Trafficking and its Relationship to the Status of Women 11/18/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, 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 2014:

NAME OF PROGRAM DATE HELD LOCATION HELD WHICH 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
Title IX Town Hall Meeting 10/30/2014 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Speaker: Addiction 2/5/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, SA
Step Up! Training 2/21/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
Speaker: Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Communities 2/27/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Speaker: Title IX: The Top Nine Ways It Impacts YOU 3/4/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA, S
Slam Poet: Katie Wirsing 3/27/14 Social Sciences Building DoV, SA
Speaker: Binge Drinking: What’s the Fuss? 4/3/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, DaV, SA
Step Up! Training 4/4/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
StepUP! Training 9/12/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
Film: “The Anonymous People” with Panel Discussion 9/30/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DaV, SA
StepUP! Training 11/7/14 Social Sciences Building Room 1102 DoV, DaV, SA
Speaker: Human Trafficking and its Relationship to the Status of Women 11/18/14 Social Sciences Building Auditorium DoV, 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 reporting party and responding party, such as academic, transportation and working accommodations, if reasonably available. SCC will make such accommodations, if the reporting party requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the reporting party 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. Students or employees may contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator:

Sylvia Edgar
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8654
sedgar@stchas.edu

Dean of Student Success:

Boyd Copeland
Administration Building, Room 1123
636-922-8238
bcopeland@stchas.edu

Vice President of Human Resources:

Donna Davis
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8300
ddavis@stchas.edu

Report Procedure

Students may report discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator, Sylvia Edgar, 636-922-8654, sedgar@stchas.edu, Room ADM 1242; or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Dean of Student Success, Boyd Copeland, 636-922-8238, bcopeland@stchas.edu, Room ADM 1123.

Employees may report discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator, Sylvia Edgar, 636-922-8654, sedgar@stchas.edu, Room ADM 1242; or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Vice President for Human Resources, Donna Davis, 636-922-8300, ddavis@stchas.edu, Room ADM 1242.

Reports of discrimination or harassment may also be made to any Administrative Officer of the College listed below:

President: 636-922-8380

Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs: 636-922-8356

Vice President for Administrative Services: 636-922-8359

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing Services: 636-922-8277

Vice President for College Advancement and Planning: 636-922-8472

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators will accept anonymous reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence and will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to such reports. However, the College’s ability to respond to anonymous reports may be limited.

Individuals may also report sexual violence to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 636-922-8545, CS 103. A report to DPS will be considered a report to law enforcement. Though DPS can assist victims of sexual violence in accessing services and/or contacting the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators, DPS may also proceed with pursuing a criminal investigation and/or criminal charges with or without the victim’s consent.

The College will respond in a prompt and equitable manner to allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence and will respond appropriately to those who violate this policy, up to and including dismissal from employment or expulsion from the College, as applicable.

Though the College encourages all individuals to bring reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinators, credit-seeking students who wish to maintain confidentiality may contact the mental health counselor, which is provided by the College free of charge for credit-seeking students, at 636-922-8571. Unlike reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence made to other College officials (which must be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators), credit-seeking students can speak with the mental health counselor confidentially and absent the student’s consent, such reports or conversations will not be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators for further investigation pursuant to this policy. The mental health counselor can, however, assist the credit-seeking student in contacting the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators to report discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, at the student’s request.

Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-356-0856 for confidential assistance.

Any individual who wishes to maintain confidentiality may speak with off-campus rape or domestic violence crisis counselors and off-campus members of the clergy and chaplains.

While the Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, and the Vice President for Human Resources are formally responsible for enforcing compliance with discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence policies, ensuring that the campus is free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence is a shared responsibility of all members of the College community. A person does not have to be the direct target or victim of the discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence to report it. As mentioned above, this policy covers conduct occurring on property owned or operated by the College, at College-sanctioned functions, and may also apply to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the campus environment. Thus, conduct that occurs off-campus may violate this policy and should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators.

If employee discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or retaliation is observed by, or reported to a College official (administrators, managers, and supervisors), then that official has the duty to immediately report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators. If student discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or retaliation is observed by, or reported to any employee who could be reasonably perceived to have authority or duty to report or address these issues (administrator, manager, supervisor, faculty member, dean, coach, Athletic Director, academic counselor/advisor, club advisor, law enforcement or public safety officer, or student conduct administrator), then that official has the duty to immediately report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators. The fact that the alleged victim does not wish to file a complaint does not relieve the official of this responsibility.

If discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, or retaliation of any kind is observed by or reported to an employee not listed above, that employee should report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators. The employee may initially be able to omit personally identifiable information. The Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Student Success, and/or the Vice President for Human Resources will guide the employee with regard to how much detail is needed in the initial report. Following the initial report, College officials may need additional information in order to fulfill the College’s obligations under Title IX. In taking these actions, the College will always be guided by the goals of empowering the victim and allowing the victim to retain as much control of the process as possible. No employee or representative of the College can or should promise confidentiality. However, the mental health counselor of the College will maintain confidentiality excluding threat of harm to oneself or another.

The method for reporting discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence is also outlined in the St. Charles Community College Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (Report Procedure). A copy of that document may be obtained from the following locations:

  • Welcome Center, Administration Building
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Office of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Office of Administrative Services
  • Department of Marketing and Communications
  • Department of Enrollment Services
  • Office of the Dean of Student Success
Alcohol and Drug Amnesty

The College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time an incident of sexual violence occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The College strongly encourages students to report incidents of sexual violence to campus officials. A bystander reporting in good faith or a victim reporting sexual violence to College officials or law enforcement will not be subject to campus conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the sexual violence.

Prohibition of Retaliation

The College strictly prohibits retaliation of any kind against an individual for reporting discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence pursuant to this policy, assisting someone with a complaint of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence, or participating in an investigation/disciplinary procedures following a complaint of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence. Examples of such prohibited retaliation include threats, intimidation, reprisals, adverse employment actions, or adverse educational actions. Any incidents of alleged retaliation should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Title IX Coordinators. The College will take appropriate corrective action, including disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal or expulsion, if retaliation, which is prohibited by this policy occurs.

Medical Care

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 Drive
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

Evidence

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 Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Title IX Coordinator:

Sylvia Edgar
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8654
sedgar@stchas.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Boyd Copeland
Dean of Student Success
Administration Building, Room 1123
636-922-8238
bcopeland@stchas.edu

Employees should report to the Title IX Coordinator or the Vice President of Human Resources:

Title IX Coordinator:

Sylvia Edgar
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8654
sedgar@stchas.edu

Vice President of Human Resources:

Donna Davis
Administration Building, Room 1242
636-922-8300
ddavis@stchas.edu

St. Charles Community College will provide resources, on campus, off campus or both, to include medical and 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 Reported Procedure Institution Will Follow: Evidentiary Standard
Sexual Assault

Following a report of sexual assault, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or designee will:

Provide the reporting party with referrals for medical care if appropriate;

Assess the immediate safety needs of the reporting party;

Provide the reporting party with contact information for DPS and/or the local police department if the reporting party requests;

Inform the reporting party of the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus including crisis hotline phone numbers;

?Assess the need to implement interim interventions and long-term protective measures, such as academic, transportation, and working accommodations, and provide those accommodations if they are reasonably available and requested by the reporting party;

?Provide a “no trespass” directive to the accused if deemed appropriate;

?Provide the reporting party with written instructions on how to apply for a protective order; and

?Provide the reporting party with a copy of this policy and inform the reporting party regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.

Following a report of sexual assault, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measures should be implemented and are reasonably available, and, if so, take steps to implement those interim interventions and protective measures as soon as possible. Examples of interim interventions and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, reassignment to a different supervisor or position, or interim/administrative suspension. These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of directives and/or protective measures provided by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or their designee will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action(s)/sanctions(s). Interim Interventions and protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of the investigation/disciplinary procedures or may become permanent as determined by the College.

Following a report of assault, the College will assist the reporting party in contacting DPS and/or the local police department to report the alleged criminal behavior if requested by the reporting party and will work collaboratively with DPS and/or the local police department unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, the College will not delay its investigation/disciplinary procedures pending the final results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Prior to proceeding with an investigation of a report of sexual assault, the College will inform the reporting party that the investigation/disciplinary procedures are being pursued in accordance with this policy. If a reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures or does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the accused, the College’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the complainant’s request for confidentiality, but the College may not be able to comply with this request. The College will inform the reporting party if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures, Title IX may nevertheless require that the College “take reasonable action” in response to the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must weigh the reporting party’s wish not to proceed/request for confidentiality with:

  • The seriousness of the alleged conduct;
  • Whether there have been other complaints of the nature against the same student and/or employee; and
  • The responding party’s right to receive information regarding the allegations under FERPA

The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, the College President, and other individuals involved in investigation/disciplinary procedures related to reports of sexual violence receive training annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are taught how to conduct the investigation/disciplinary procedures in a way that protects the safety of the reporting party and promotes accountability. These individuals also receive training on handling complaints of sexual harassment, these policies and procedures, and the confidentiality requirements. The College’s investigation/disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or the responding party. If the reporting party or the responding party believes the official investigating the complaint or handling an appeal (if available) has a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or responding party, he/she shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether a conflict of interest or bias exists and will appoint an alternative official if appropriate.

Determinations of whether the responding party is deemed responsible for the alleged behavior will be based on the preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of this policy occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If a violation of this policy is found, the College will act to end the sexual violence or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the individual and the campus community.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, both the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate), the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

Incident Being Reported Procedure Institution Will Follow: Evidentiary Standard
Stalking

Following a report of stalking, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or designee will:

Provide the reporting party with referrals for medical care if appropriate;

Assess the immediate safety needs of the reporting party;

Provide the reporting party with contact information for DPS and/or the local police department if the reporting party requests;

Inform the reporting party of the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus including crisis hotline phone numbers;

Assess the need to implement interim interventions and long-term protective measures, such as academic, transportation, and working accommodations, and provide those accommodations if they are reasonably available and requested by the reporting party;

?Provide a “no trespass” directive to the accused if deemed appropriate;

?Provide the reporting party with written instructions on how to apply for a protective order; and

?Provide the reporting party with a copy of this policy and inform the reporting party regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.

Following a report of stalking, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measures should be implemented and are reasonably available, and, if so, take steps to implement those interim interventions and protective measures as soon as possible. Examples of interim interventions and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, reassignment to a different supervisor or position, or interim/administrative suspension. These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of directives and/or protective measures provided by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or their designee will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action(s)/sanctions(s). Interim Interventions and protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of the investigation/disciplinary procedures or may become permanent as determined by the College.

Following a report of stalking, the College will assist the reporting party in contacting DPS and/or the local police department to report the alleged criminal behavior if requested by the reporting party and will work collaboratively with DPS and/or the local police department unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, the College will not delay its investigation/disciplinary procedures pending the final results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Prior to proceeding with an investigation of a report of stalking, the College will inform the reporting party that the investigation/disciplinary procedures are being pursued in accordance with this policy. If a reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures or does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the accused, the College’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the complainant’s request for confidentiality, but the College may not be able to comply with this request. The College will inform the reporting party if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures, Title IX may nevertheless require that the College “take reasonable action” in response to the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must weigh the reporting party’s wish not to proceed/request for confidentiality with:

  • The seriousness of the alleged conduct;
  • Whether there have been other complaints of the nature against the same student and/or employee; and
  • The responding party’s right to receive information regarding the allegations under FERPA

The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, the College President, and other individuals involved in investigation/disciplinary procedures related to reports of sexual violence receive training annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are taught how to conduct the investigation/disciplinary procedures in a way that protects the safety of the reporting party and promotes accountability. These individuals also receive training on handling complaints of sexual harassment, these policies and procedures, and the confidentiality requirements. The College’s investigation/disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or the responding party. If the reporting party or the responding party believes the official investigating the complaint or handling an appeal (if available) has a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or responding party, he/she shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether a conflict of interest or bias exists and will appoint an alternative official if appropriate.

Determinations of whether the responding party is deemed responsible for the alleged behavior will be based on the preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of this policy occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If a violation of this policy is found, the College will act to end the sexual violence or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the individual and the campus community.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, including stalking, both the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate), the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

Incident Being Reported Procedure Institution Will Follow: Evidentiary Standard
Dating Violence

Following a report of dating violence, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or designee will:

Provide the reporting party with referrals for medical care if appropriate;

Assess the immediate safety needs of the reporting party;

Provide the reporting party with contact information for DPS and/or the local police department if the reporting party requests;

Inform the reporting party of the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus including crisis hotline phone numbers;

?Assess the need to implement interim interventions and long-term protective measures, such as academic, transportation, and working accommodations, and provide those accommodations if they are reasonably available and requested by the reporting party;

?Provide a “no trespass” directive to the accused if deemed appropriate;

?Provide the reporting party with written instructions on how to apply for a protective order; and

?Provide the reporting party with a copy of this policy and inform the reporting party regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.

Following a report of dating violence, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measures should be implemented and are reasonably available, and, if so, take steps to implement those interim interventions and protective measures as soon as possible. Examples of interim interventions and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, reassignment to a different supervisor or position, or interim/administrative suspension. These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of directives and/or protective measures provided by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or their designee will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action(s)/sanctions(s). Interim Interventions and protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of the investigation/disciplinary procedures or may become permanent as determined by the College.

Following a report of dating violence, the College will assist the reporting party in contacting DPS and/or the local police department to report the alleged criminal behavior if requested by the reporting party and will work collaboratively with DPS and/or the local police department unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, the College will not delay its investigation/disciplinary procedures pending the final results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Prior to proceeding with an investigation of a report of dating violence, the College will inform the reporting party that the investigation/disciplinary procedures are being pursued in accordance with this policy. If a reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures or does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the accused, the College’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the complainant’s request for confidentiality, but the College may not be able to comply with this request. The College will inform the reporting party if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures, Title IX may nevertheless require that the College “take reasonable action” in response to the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must weigh the reporting party’s wish not to proceed/request for confidentiality with:

  • The seriousness of the alleged conduct;
  • Whether there have been other complaints of the nature against the same student and/or employee; and
  • The responding party’s right to receive information regarding the allegations under FERPA

The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, the College President, and other individuals involved in investigation/disciplinary procedures related to reports of sexual violence receive training annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are taught how to conduct the investigation/disciplinary procedures in a way that protects the safety of the reporting party and promotes accountability. These individuals also receive training on handling complaints of sexual harassment, these policies and procedures, and the confidentiality requirements. The College’s investigation/disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or the responding party. If the reporting party or the responding party believes the official investigating the complaint or handling an appeal (if available) has a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or responding party, he/she shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether a conflict of interest or bias exists and will appoint an alternative official if appropriate.

Determinations of whether the responding party is deemed responsible for the alleged behavior will be based on the preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of this policy occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If a violation of this policy is found, the College will act to end the sexual violence or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the individual and the campus community.


If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, including dating violence both the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate), the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

Incident Being Reported Procedure Institution Will Follow: Evidentiary Standard
Domestic Violence

Following a report of domestic violence, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or designee will:

Provide the reporting party with referrals for medical care if appropriate;

Assess the immediate safety needs of the reporting party;

Provide the reporting party with contact information for DPS and/or the local police department if the reporting party requests;

Inform the reporting party of the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus including crisis hotline phone numbers;

?Assess the need to implement interim interventions and long-term protective measures, such as academic, transportation, and working accommodations, and provide those accommodations if they are reasonably available and requested by the reporting party;

?Provide a “no trespass” directive to the accused if deemed appropriate;

?Provide the reporting party with written instructions on how to apply for a protective order; and

?Provide the reporting party with a copy of this policy and inform the reporting party regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.

Following a report of domestic violence, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measures should be implemented and are reasonably available, and, if so, take steps to implement those interim interventions and protective measures as soon as possible. Examples of interim interventions and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, reassignment to a different supervisor or position, or interim/administrative suspension. These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of directives and/or protective measures provided by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or their designee will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action(s)/sanctions(s). Interim Interventions and protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of the investigation/disciplinary procedures or may become permanent as determined by the College.

Following a report of domestic violence, the College will assist the reporting party in contacting DPS and/or the local police department to report the alleged criminal behavior if requested by the reporting party and will work collaboratively with DPS and/or the local police department unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, the College will not delay its investigation/disciplinary procedures pending the final results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Prior to proceeding with an investigation of a report of domestic violence, the College will inform the reporting party that the investigation/disciplinary procedures are being pursued in accordance with this policy. If a reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures or does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the accused, the College’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the complainant’s request for confidentiality, but the College may not be able to comply with this request. The College will inform the reporting party if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures, Title IX may nevertheless require that the College “take reasonable action” in response to the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must weigh the reporting party’s wish not to proceed/request for confidentiality with:

  • The seriousness of the alleged conduct;
  • Whether there have been other complaints of the nature against the same student and/or employee; and
  • The responding party’s right to receive information regarding the allegations under FERPA

The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, the College President, and other individuals involved in investigation/disciplinary procedures related to reports of sexual violence receive training annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are taught how to conduct the investigation/disciplinary procedures in a way that protects the safety of the reporting party and promotes accountability. These individuals also receive training on handling complaints of sexual harassment, these policies and procedures, and the confidentiality requirements. The College’s investigation/disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or the responding party. If the reporting party or the responding party believes the official investigating the complaint or handling an appeal (if available) has a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or responding party, he/she shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether a conflict of interest or bias exists and will appoint an alternative official if appropriate.

Determinations of whether the responding party is deemed responsible for the alleged behavior will be based on the preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of this policy occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If a violation of this policy is found, the College will act to end the sexual violence or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the individual and the campus community.


If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, including domestic violence both the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate), the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

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 supersede 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 reporting party may then meet with Campus Police to develop a Safety Action Plan, which is a plan for campus police and the reporting party 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 reporting party from the applicable jurisdiction(s). The reporting party 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 reporting party or the responding party. To the extent of the reporting parties cooperation and consent, SCC offices will work cooperatively to ensure that the reporting party'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 reporting party 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 reporting party 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 reporting party, as defined in 42 USC 1395 (a) (20).) Further, SCC will maintain as confidential, any accommodations or protective measures provided to the reporting party 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 Disability Services 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 & 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)
Bridgeway Domestic & Sexual Assault Crisis Line 877-946-6854
Bridgeway Sexual Assault Services 636-244-1203

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

rainn.org – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

ovw.usdoj.gov/sexassault.htm – Department of Justice

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

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.” This could be when a person is yelling at or being physically abusive towards another and it is not safe for you to interrupt. 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. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, dial 911. Below is a list of some ways to be an active bystander:

  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, 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.
  2. Try to avoid isolated areas. It is more difficult to get help if no one is around.
  3. Walk with purpose. Even if you don’t know where you are going, act like you do.
  4. Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn’t the best place to be.
  5. Try not to load yourself down with packages or bags as this can make you appear more vulnerable.
  6. Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged and that you have cab money.
  7. Don't allow yourself to be isolated with someone you don’t trust or someone you don’t know.
  8. Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are walking alone.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.).
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. If you need to get out of an uncomfortable or scary situation here are some things that you can try:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.

D. Adjudication of Violations

Whether or not criminal charges are filed a report may be made pursuant to Policy 434.0/534.0 Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence alleging a violation of the Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence.

The College is committed to maintaining a campus environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all members of the college community. All forms of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and sexual violence degrade the quality of work and diminish the academic mission of the College and will not be tolerated. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, education programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination. Sexual harassment, because of its nature, has received special attention within Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Further, because of the unique relationship between student and faculty member or supervisor and subordinate, and the inequities in power, sexual harassment is especially troublesome in the academic environment. Sexual harassment not only violates the law and College policy, but also can damage personal and professional relationships, cause career or economic disadvantage, and expose the College to legal liabilities and other financial consequences. Sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation can also be a form of sex-based discrimination or harassment and is also prohibited. This prohibition covers conduct on property owned or operated by the College, at College-sanctioned functions, and may also apply to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the campus environment.

Sexual and other forms of harassment can be prevented through instilling knowledge and awareness. This policy is intended to increase awareness, provide practical information regarding how individuals may report sexual and other forms of harassment, and make available information, resources, and guidance for victims of sexual and other forms of harassment.

Even consensual sexual or romantic relationships may be perceived as or become occasions of sexual harassment. For more information, individuals should refer to Policy 434.1/534.1, Romantic or Sexual Relationships.

Investigation/Disciplinary Procedures for Faculty and Staff

The College takes all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence very seriously and responds to such reports in a prompt, equitable, and impartial manner. Investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence will be completed as soon as practicable and typically take no longer than 60 days; however, extensions for good cause may be granted, with written notice to the parties of the delay and the reason for the delay. In determining whether allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence constitute a violation of this policy, the College will consider the conduct alleged from the subjective and objective perspective of a reasonable person in the reporting party’s position, considering all circumstances.

Following a report of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, the Title IX Coordinator will designate an individual(s) to conduct an investigation. As part of the investigation, as appropriate, the investigator(s) will meet with the reporting party, meet with the responding party, conduct additional interviews with fact witnesses, and gather relevant documentation. All investigations will be thorough, reliable, and impartial. Upon completion of the investigation, the investigator will provide a written report to the Title IX Coordinator who will then release the report to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. It is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (or designee) who will determine, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, whether there has been a policy violation and what disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) (if any) will be imposed. Any disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) and appeals will be governed by the following policies:

  • Students: Policy 410 Student Conduct, Discipline and Due Process
  • Full-time Faculty: MOU Section VIII Grievance Procedures, beginning at Step 3 for disciplinary action(s) up to and including Written Warning; and MOU Section XVIII Misconduct and Other Violations for Dismissal
  • Staff: Policy 793 Disciplinary Actions and Policy 790.2 Problem Solving and Appeals

In cases of sexual harassment or sexual violence, both the reporting party and the responding party have the right to appeal the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures.

The responding party and other necessary parties will be notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and any disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed, if any.

In addition to the procedures detailed above, the following rights, procedures, and guidelines apply in cases involving allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Following a report of sexual violence, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will:

  • Provide the reporting party with referrals for medical care if appropriate;
  • Assess the immediate safety needs of the reporting party;
  • Provide the reporting party with contact information for DPS and/or the local police department and assist the reporting party with contacting DPS and/or the local police department if the reporting party requests;
  • Inform the reporting party of the availability of counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, and other services on and/or off campus including crisis hotline phone numbers;
  • Assess the need to implement interim interventions and long-term protective measures, such as academic, transportation, and working accommodations, and provide those accommodations if they are reasonably available and requested by the reporting party;
  • Provide a “no trespass” directive to the accused if deemed appropriate;
  • Provide the reporting party with written instructions on how to apply for a protective order; and
  • Provide the reporting party with a copy of this policy and inform the reporting party regarding timeframes for inquiry, investigation, and resolution.

Following a report of sexual violence or sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or designee will determine whether interim interventions and protective measures should be implemented and are reasonably available, and, if so, take steps to implement those interim interventions and protective measures as soon as possible. Examples of interim interventions and protective measures include, but are not limited to: a college order of no contact, adjustment of course schedules, a leave of absence, reassignment to a different supervisor or position, or interim/administrative suspension. These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of directives and/or protective measures provided by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, or their designee will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action(s)/sanctions(s). Interim Interventions and protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of the investigation/disciplinary procedures or may become permanent as determined by the College.

Following a report of sexual violence or other alleged criminal behavior, the College will assist the reporting party in contacting DPS and/or the local police department to report the alleged criminal behavior if requested by the reporting party and will work collaboratively with DPS and/or the local police department unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, the College will not delay its investigation/disciplinary procedures pending the final results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.

Prior to proceeding with an investigation of a report of sexual harassment or sexual violence, the College will inform the reporting party that the investigation/disciplinary procedures are being pursued in accordance with this policy. If a reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures or does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the accused, the College’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited. The College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the reporting party’s request for confidentiality, but the College may not be able to comply with this request. The College will inform the reporting party if it cannot ensure confidentiality. Even if the reporting party does not wish to proceed with the investigation/disciplinary procedures, Title IX may nevertheless require that the College “take reasonable action” in response to the complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must weigh the reporting party’s wish not to proceed/request for confidentiality with:

  • The seriousness of the alleged conduct;
  • Whether there have been other complaints of the nature against the same student and/or employee; and
  • The responding party’s right to receive information regarding the allegations under FERPA

The Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Success, the Vice President for Human Resources, the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, the College President, and other individuals involved in investigation/disciplinary procedures related to reports of sexual violence receive training annually on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and are taught how to conduct the investigation/disciplinary procedures in a way that protects the safety of the reporting party and promotes accountability. These individuals also receive training on handling complaints of sexual harassment, these policies and procedures, and the confidentiality requirements. The College’s investigation/disciplinary procedures will not be conducted by officials who have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or the responding party. If the reporting party or the responding party believes the official investigating the complaint or handling an appeal (if available) has a conflict of interest or bias for or against the reporting party or responding party, he/she shall notify the Title IX Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether a conflict of interest or bias exists and will appoint an alternative official if appropriate.

During investigation/disciplinary procedures related to complaints of sexual violence or sexual harassment, both the reporting party and the responding party will have the following procedural rights:

  • The opportunity to have an advisor of the individual’s choosing present during any investigative and/or disciplinary meetings. The role of the advisor is solely to support the individual. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions, serve as a witness, or make a statement on behalf of the complainant or accused. The College is not responsible for providing the reporting party or the responding party with an advisor.

  • The right of the reporting party or the responding party to receive timely notice of meetings in which they are a participant;

  • Subject to applicable law, the right to receive timely and equal access to any information relied on as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures; and

  • Equal opportunity to provide information through the investigation/disciplinary procedures.

The reporting party and responding party will not be permitted to directly question each other.

Determinations of whether the responding party is deemed responsible for the alleged behavior will be based on the preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of this policy occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If a violation of this policy is found, the College will act to end the sexual violence or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the individual and the campus community.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual harassment, both the reporting party and the responding party will be notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate). The reporting party will only be notified of those that directly relate to the reporting party, like an order that the responding party stay away from the reporting party, and the right to appeal.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, both the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the Deputy Title IX Coordinator’s finding of responsible/not responsible and the disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate), the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

Violation of the College’s performance standards, policies, procedures, and practices or standards of conduct generally, but not always, may be handled in the following progressive manner:

  • Step One: Verbal Warning
  • Step Two: Written Warning
  • Step Three: Final Written Warning (a Disciplinary Suspension may occur concurrently)
  • Step Four: Dismissal

Administrative Leave

An employee may be placed on Administrative Leave while the College completes an investigation of an alleged policy violation. This is an interim measure which may be imposed temporarily by joint decision between Human Resources management and the division Vice President or by the Title IX Coordinator in Title IX matters. In the event of an Administrative Leave, the employee will be notified whether the time away from work will be with or without pay. Violation of Administrative Leave may lead to disciplinary action(s).

Step One: Verbal Warning

The supervisor will meet with the employee to communicate the concern and the expected remedy. The purpose of this conversation is to serve as a reminder of a rule or a performance expectation, and to clarify the employee’s responsibility to meet expectations.

Step Two: Written Warning

If performance does not improve, or if there is continued or additional violation of the College’s performance standards, policies, procedures, and practices or standards of conduct, the supervisor and/or Human Resources management will meet with the employee to discuss the concern. The employee will receive written notification of the concern and the expectations that must be satisfactorily met. A copy of the written notification will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.

Step Three: Final Written Warning/Disciplinary Suspension

If performance does not improve, or if there is continued or additional violation of the College’s performance standards, policies, procedures, and practices or standards of conduct following the Written Warning, the supervisor and/or Human Resources management will meet with the employee to discuss the concern. The employee will receive final written notification of the concern and the expectations that must be satisfactorily met. A Final Written Warning may also be accompanied by a Disciplinary Suspension. In this situation, the employee will spend a determined number of unpaid day(s) away from work. During this time away from work, the employee will decide whether to return to work and adhere to all requirements, or whether to terminate employment with the College. A copy of the final written notification will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.

As deemed necessary by the Administration of the College, an employee may be placed on Suspension while the College completes an investigation of an alleged policy violation. In this situation, the employee will be notified whether the time away from work will be with or without pay.

Step Four: Dismissal

Dismissal is defined as the ending of the employment relationship by the College, and this typically results after progressive disciplinary steps have failed to correct the concern. However, in certain situations immediate dismissal may occur.

The actions listed below are a representative sample of occurrences which may lead to immediate dismissal. Other actions not specified below, but of a similarly serious nature, may also result in immediate termination of employment.

  • Failure to follow safety practices
  • Falsification of the College's records
  • Insubordination
  • Knowingly making false or misleading statements during investigation/disciplinary procedures
  • Theft
  • Threat of, or the act of, doing bodily harm
  • Violation of Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  • Violation of policies regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence
  • Willful or negligent destruction of property

Appeals Process

An appeal process is available to staff members.

A staff member may appeal the determination of and disciplinary action imposed as a result of a discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence investigation by filing an appeal in writing within 15 calendar days of notification of the decision to the President. In cases of sexual harassment or sexual violence, both the reporting party and the responding party have the right to appeal the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures. The appeal must cite at least one of the following criteria as the reason for appeal and provide supporting arguments. The President will determine if the appeal meets the criteria.

  1. The investigation/disciplinary procedures were not conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures.
  2. The information relied on as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures was not 'sufficient' to justify the decision.
  3. Information, which was not withheld by the staff member and which could have substantially affected the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures, has since been discovered.
  4. The disciplinary action was disproportionate for the violation.

Status during appeal: The disciplinary action rendered is in effect during the period of appeal.

If the President determines that criteria for an appeal listed above have not been met, the previous determination stands. If the President determines that the criteria has been met for an appeal, the President will then review the information gathered as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures, including any documentary evidence.

It is within the President's discretion to reverse the finding regarding whether the staff member is responsible/not responsible, return the matter to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for review and/or reconsideration on whether the staff member is responsible/not responsible, convert any disciplinary action imposed to an alternate disciplinary action, rescind any previous disciplinary action, return a recommended disciplinary action to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator for review and/or reconsideration, or uphold the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures.

The final decision on the appeal will be communicated to the staff member in writing by the President, with a copy sent to appropriate College officials. The decision of the President is final.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures and the appeal result from a report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment, the reporting party will also be notified in writing of the result of the appeal and any changes in the disciplinary action imposed if the disciplinary action directly relates to the reporting party (e.g., an order that the employee stay away from the reporting party).

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures and appeal result from a report of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense (as defined in 34 C.F.R. § 99.39), the reporting party and the responding party will be notified of the result of the appeal and any changes in the disciplinary action imposed. 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.

Student Investigation/Disciplinary Procedures

Following a report of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, the Title IX Coordinator will designate an individual(s) to conduct an investigation. As part of the investigation, as appropriate, the investigator(s) will meet with the reporting party, meet with the responding party, conduct additional interviews with fact witnesses, and gather relevant documentation. All investigations will be thorough, reliable and impartial. Upon completion of the investigation, the investigator provides a written report to the Title IX Coordinator who then releases the report to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Dean of Student Success) for disciplinary action or sanction, if any. It is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Dean of Student Success) who will determine, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, whether there has been a policy violation and what disciplinary action(s)/sanction(s) (if any) will be imposed based on a preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a College policy or procedure violation occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. While direct mediation between the reporting party and the responding party will not be permitted in cases involving allegations of sexual violence, the Dean of Student Success may suggest alternative resolution techniques for informal resolutions, when appropriate, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator.

If an informal resolution is not successful or not available, the Dean of Student Success (or designee) will review the allegations of misconduct to determine whether the student is responsible for violating the policy based on a preponderance of evidence standard. A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude that it is more likely than not that a violation of the student code of conduct occurred and that the responding party is responsible for the violation. If ‘responsible’, the Dean of Student Success (or designee) will impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions. As part of the investigation, the Dean of Student Success (or designee) may meet with the reporting party and the responding party, conduct additional interviews with fact witnesses, gather documentation, etc.

During the investigation/disciplinary procedures, the responding party will have the following procedural rights:

The opportunity to have to an advisor of the student’s choosing present during any investigative and/or disciplinary meetings. The role of the advisor is solely to support the student. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions, serve as a witness, or make a statement on behalf of the student. The College is not responsible for providing students with an advisor.

  • The right to offer witnesses to the alleged misconduct (not character witnesses);
  • The right to offer additional information and make a statement to the Dean of Student Success (or designee) about the charge or allegations of misconduct;
  • The right to request access to the information relied on as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures.

During investigation/disciplinary procedures related to complaints of sexual violence or sexual harassment, both the reporting party and the responding party will have the following procedural rights:

  • The opportunity to have an advisor of the individual’s choosing present during any investigative and/or disciplinary meetings. The role of the advisor is solely to support the individual. The advisor is not permitted to ask or answer questions, serve as a witness, or make a statement on behalf of the complainant or accused. The College is not responsible for providing the reporting party or the responding party with an advisor.
  • The right of the reporting party or the responding party to receive timely notice of meetings in which they are a participant;
  • Subject to applicable law, the right to receive timely and equal access to any information relied on as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures; and
  • Equal opportunity to provide information through the investigation/disciplinary procedures.

The reporting party and responding party will not be permitted to directly question each other.

At the conclusion of the investigation/disciplinary procedures, the Dean of Student Success (or designee) will notify the responding party and other necessary parties, in writing, of the determination of the investigation/disciplinary procedures (responsible/not responsible) and the sanction(s) imposed (when appropriate). 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 of Student Success.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment, the reporting party will be notified in writing of the determination of the investigation (responsible/not responsible), the sanction(s) imposed that directly relate to the reporting party (e.g., an order that the responding party stay away from the reporting party), and the right to appeal.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of sexual violence, the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the determination of the investigation (responsible/not responsible), any sanction(s) imposed, the right to appeal, any changes to the result of investigation/disciplinary procedures, and when such results become final.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures result from a report of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense (as defined in 34 C.F.R. § 99.39), the reporting party will be notified of the name of the responding party (if not already known by the reporting party), the determination of the investigation (responsible/not responsible), and any sanction(s) imposed. 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.

Interim Suspension

In certain circumstances, the Dean of Student Success (or designee) may impose an interim suspension prior to the completion of the investigation/disciplinary procedures. Interim suspension may be imposed:

  • To ensure the safety and well-being of others or to preserve College property
  • To ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being
  • If a student poses a definite threat of disruption or interference with the normal operation of the College

During interim suspension, the student will be denied access to the campus (including classes) and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible. The student will be notified of the interim suspension by certified mail. Additionally, the interim suspension may be effective immediately by verbal notice from the Dean of Student Success (or designee) with a letter by certified mail to follow.

Disciplinary Sanctions

The Dean of Student Success (or designee) or the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs may impose any one or a combination of the following non-disciplinary or disciplinary sanctions for a violation of the student code of conduct:

Non-disciplinary sanction: Memorandum of Understanding

Disciplinary sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Restitution
  • Educational Sanction
  • Exclusion from College Facilities or Activities
  • No contact order
  • Disciplinary Suspension
  • Expulsion

Students who are prohibited from attending classes or courses in which they are currently enrolled because of disciplinary sanctions may not be entitled to a refund of tuition.

Disciplinary sanctions will be made part of the student’s permanent educational record and will be housed in the student’s disciplinary file. Cases involving the imposition of sanctions will be expunged from the student’s confidential record seven (7) years after final disposition of the case. Cases involving suspension or expulsion will be retained indefinitely.

“Disciplinary Sanction” means a formal action that is binding, generally an outcome of the student conduct process that limits a student’s ability to interact with the college and the college community.

Memorandum of Understanding

This is a written warning that the same conduct or other conduct in violation of the policy during the student’s enrollment at the college may result in additional discipline, but is not considered a disciplinary record.

Disciplinary Warning

This is a written warning that the same conduct or other conduct in violation of this policy during that student’s enrollment at the College may result in additional discipline.

Disciplinary Probation

Disciplinary probation is for a specific period of time. During this time, a student may continue to attend classes, but cannot participate in student or intercollegiate activities. Any further violations may lead to suspension or expulsion from the College.

Restitution

A student is required to pay repair or replacement costs for damage to property or may be required to provide specific in-kind services.

Educational Sanction

A student is required to participate in a specific educational or counseling activity(ies). The student is responsible for all expenses, including costs for education, counseling, or treatment.

Exclusion from College Facilities or Activities

A student is prohibited from attending one or more classes; undertaking College employment; entering a building; participating in some or all extra-curricular activities sponsored by the College; representing the College in an official capacity; or using other services provided by the College. Exclusion will be for a definite period of time, until certain requirements placed on the student are completed, or indefinitely.

No Contact Order

A student may not have any type of contact with another individual who is part of the SCC community.  This includes, but is not limited to, verbal or written communication, through the many mediums that are available. The student may not have friends or family contact the student on their behalf.

Disciplinary Suspension

Disciplinary suspension is for a specific period of time. Suspension will include disenrollment and denial of attendance in classes, exclusion from participation in College-sponsored activities, and suspension from employment with the College. The student may be readmitted upon completion of the suspension.*

Expulsion

A student is permanently expelled from the College after committing a serious violation or after accumulating a record of multiple violations.*

*Students who are prohibited from attending courses in which they are currently enrolled because of disciplinary sanctions may not be entitled to a refund of tuition.

Students should complete campus appeals procedures prior to seeking outside remedies.

Student Appeal Process

A student may appeal the determination of and/or sanction(s) imposed by the Dean of Student Success by filing an appeal in writing within 15 calendar days of notification of the decision by the Dean of Student Success with the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (VPASA). In cases of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or sexual violence, both the reporting party and the responding party have the right to appeal the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures. The appeal must cite at least one of the following criteria as the reason for appeal and provide supporting arguments. The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will determine if the appeal meets the criteria.

  1. The investigation/disciplinary procedures were not conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures.
  2. The information relied on as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures was not ‘sufficient’ to justify the decision of the Dean of Student Success (or designee).
  3. Information, which was not withheld by the student and which could have substantially affected the outcome of the investigation/disciplinary procedures, has since been discovered.
  4. The sanction was disproportionate for the violation.

Status during appeal: The sanction that was rendered by the Dean of Student Success (or designee) is in effect during the period of appeal.

If the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs determines that criteria for an appeal listed above have not been met, the previous determination by the Dean of Student Success (or designee) stands. If the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs determines that the criteria for an appeal has been met, the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will then review the information gathered as part of the investigation/disciplinary procedures, including any documentary evidence.

It is within the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs ’s discretion to reverse the finding regarding whether the student is responsible/not responsible, return the matter to the Dean of Student Success (or designee) for review and/or reconsideration on whether the student is responsible/not responsible, convert any sanction imposed to an alternate sanction, rescind any previous sanction, or return a recommended sanction to the Dean of Student Success (or designee) for review and/or reconsideration or uphold the outcome of the investigatory/disciplinary procedure.

The final decision on the appeal will be communicated in writing by certified mail by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs to the appealing student, with a copy sent to appropriate College officials. The decision of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs shall be final.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures and subsequent appeal result from a report of harassment or discrimination, the reporting party will also be notified in writing of the result of the appeal and any changes in the sanction(s) imposed if those sanctions directly relate to the reporting party (e.g., an order that the accused stay away from the reporting party).

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures and subsequent appeal result from a report of sexual violence, the reporting party and the responding party will be simultaneously notified in writing of the result of the appeal and any changes in the sanction(s) imposed.

If the investigation/disciplinary procedures and subsequent appeal result from a report of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense (as defined in 34 C.F.R. § 99.39), the reporting party and the responding party will be notified of the result of the appeal and any changes in the sanction(s) imposed. 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.

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 mshp.dps.mo.gov/CJ38/Search or the St. Charles Community College Department of Public Safety website at 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 (barbiturates, 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 of 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, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability of the victim.

Crimes Reported to SCC Campus Police (Main Campus)
Offense
(Reported by Hierarchy)
Year On Campus Non Campus Public Property Total Unfounded Crimes
Murder / Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Negligent Manslaughter 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sex Offenses - Forcible 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 1 0 0 1 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rape 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Fondling 2014 2 0 0 2 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Incest 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Statutory Rape 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Robbery 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Aggravated Assault 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 1 0 0 1 N/A
Burglary 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Motor Vehicle Theft 2014 1 0 0 1 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liquor Law Arrests 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 4 4 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Drug Law Arrests 2014 0 0 6 6 0
2013 1 0 2 3 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Weapons Law Arrests 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2011 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 1 0 0 1 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Weapons Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Offense
(Crimes Not Reported By Hierarchy)
Year On-Campus Non-Campus Public Property Total Unfounded Crimes
Arson 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 0 0 0 0 N/A
Domestic Violence 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dating Violence 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0 0 N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stalking 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 4 0 0 4 N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
There were no Hate Crimes reported for 2014, 2013, 2012 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).
Crimes Reported to SCC Campus Police (Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center)
Offense
(Reported by Hierarchy)
Year On Campus Non Campus Public Property Total Unfounded Crimes
Murder / Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Negligent Manslaughter 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sex Offenses - Forcible 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rape 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fondling 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Incest 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Statutory Rape 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robbery 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aggravated Assault 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Burglary 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Motor Vehicle Theft 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liquor Law Arrests 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drug Law Arrests 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Weapons Law Arrests 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Weapons Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Offense
(Crimes Not Reported By Hierarchy)
Year On-Campus Non-Campus Public Property Total Unfounded Crimes
Arson 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domestic Violence 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dating Violence 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stalking 2014 0 0 0 0 0
2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
There were no Hate Crimes reported for 2014, 2013, 2012 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

*Campus opened 8/2013

PUBLIC PROPERTY is defined as: Technology Drive (from Academy Place to the south edge of Dardenne Creek), south edge of Dardenne Creek (from Technology Drive to BaratHaven Trail heading south), BaratHaven Trail heading south (from BaratHaven Trail heading east-west to BaratHaven Trail due east of Academy Place).

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376

636-922-8000

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