Hastings College is concerned about the safety and welfare of all campus members and guests and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. In furtherance of these objectives, and in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542) as amended in 1992 and 1998 and renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires Hastings College to collect, publish, and distribute certain criminal data, the following information is provided.
The office designated to compile and release these campus statistics is the Office of Student Affairs.
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|Procedure for Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies|
The Hastings College Public Safety department is responsible for ensuring the safety of members of the Hastings College community and for securing the buildings and property of the College. The department does not have law enforcement authority on campus or in the surrounding community. For matters related to alleged or potential violations of criminal statutes – local, state, or federal – the appropriate law enforcement authorities are consulted and engaged.
Students and employees are encouraged to report criminal actions directly to the police by dialing 9-911 from any campus phone or 911 from any other phone. In addition, they are encouraged to report crimes to college administrative personnel, who will maintain a record of such reports, as follows:
- Criminal actions in the residence halls should be reported directly to the Resident Assistant, Resident Director, or the Student Affairs Office. Incidents reported to the Resident Assistant must be reported to the Resident Director, who will communicate with the Student Affairs Office and file a follow-up written report with that office.
- Criminal actions in other campus facilities should be reported to the Director of Public Safety or the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Nightly activity reports are collected by the Public Safety staff and disseminated to the Student Affairs office.
Crimes reported to the Office of Student Affairs will be reported to the Hastings Police within 48 hours. They also will be handled internally in accordance with college policies. The Student Affairs Office will prepare a summary of reportable crimes as defined herein each year and publish this summary as directed by federal law.
|Policies Concerning Security and Access to Campus Facilities|
- Access to Campus facilities:
Students, employees and the public have access to Campus facilities during normal working hours as follows:
Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wilson Computer Center (academic year):
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Art (academic year):
Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mon. - Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Steinhart Science (academic year):
Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gray Center (academic year):
Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Perkins Library (academic year):
Mon.-Thur. 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Certain facilities may have extended hours of use during special events, etc.
- Access to Residence Halls:
All residential areas of the college are locked 24 hours per day.
Every visitor must be a guest of a hall resident and must sign in and out after 6 p.m. upon arriving and departing the hall. Visitation is contingent upon the rights of all residents to privacy, reasonable quiet, and prior agreement between roommates. All students must register their off-campus guests with the Resident Director of their building. Guests who violate college policy as stated in the Student Handbook/Planner will be required to leave the campus.
Students are encouraged to be vigilant in protecting their own safety and should report all suspicious persons to the Resident Assistant or Resident Director and the police if they believe the situation warrants.
|Programs Designed to Inform Campus Community About Crime Procedures & Policies|
- Fall student orientation
- Residence life staff training and meetings with residents
- Faculty and staff meetings
- Catalog and Student Handbook/Planner distributed to students
- Printed posters and publications
- Property tagging of College property
|Dissemination of Reports on Crimes Considered a Threat to the Campus Community|
The College, through the Office of Student Affairs, will distribute timely warnings to the Campus community after the occurrence of the following crimes.
- Murder - The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another person. In addition, timely warnings will be distributed for other crimes as deemed appropriate.
- Sex Offense - A forcible sex offense is "any sexual act directed against 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," and includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, forcible fondling, or sexual assault using an object, or with an intoxicated individual.
Nonforcible sex offenses are acts of "unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse," and include incest, (sexual penetration by a family member), and statutory rape (sexual penetration of a minor, i.e. someone over 19 years old assaults someone under 16).
- Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
- Burglary (Breaking and Entering) - The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Note that forced entry is not a required element of the offense, so long as the entry is unlawful (constituting a trespass) . It may be accomplished via an unlocked door or window. Included are unsuccessful attempts where force is employed, or where a perpetrator is frightened off while entering an unlocked door or climbing through an open window.
- Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
|The Nebraska Sex Offender Registry and Community Notification System|
The Nebraska Sex Offender Registry and Community Notification System are maintained by the Nebraska State Patrol as mandated by state law. Information about Level III sex offenders and where they reside may be found at the State Patrol's web site at http://www.nsp.state.ne.us/sor Level III sex offenders have been determined to be at high risk of re-offending, according to the State Patrol.