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Campus Security Policies

 

Crime Reporting and Prevention

Numerous efforts are made to inform members of the College community in a timely manner about campus crime and crime-related problems. These efforts include Daily Logs and Observation Reports. These logs and reports are distributed by officers to senior administrators and members of the College community. Copies may be requested from the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Each year, in compliance with federal law, Art Center prepares an annual report that discloses campus crime and certain security policies. The crime statistics are compiled using reports made to campus security, deans and other campus officials. A copy of the crime statistics is filed with the U.S. Department of Education and is available at their website at ope.ed.gov/security and as part of this publication.

Campus Safety and Health Alerts-Email updates and posted bulletins help keep the campus population informed of security issues and possible dangerous situations that have arisen, such as dangerous wildlife observed on campus.

To report a crime, unusual situation or event at Hillside Campus during business hours, contact a Campus Safety officer immediately. Campus Safety personnel are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you cannot locate an officer, you can contact Campus Safety by calling 626.396.2299, by dialing x2211 from an on-campus phone or by using one of the emergency phones located in the hallways. You can also contact the reception desk in the Student Gallery either in person or by phone at 626.396.2200.

To report a crime at South Campus, please contact an officer, faculty or staff member. If you cannot locate any of these persons, use one of the blue emergency phones in the hallways or contact security by phone at 626.396.2211.

Most crimes can be prevented. At Art Center, crime prevention is a partnership between the College and you. You can prevent crime by making safe behavior part of your lifestyle.

The College offers many services to help you stay safe:

  1. Campus Safety Escort Program is available in the evenings.
  2. Emergency phones, many marked by a blue light, are located throughout each campus and provide a direct link to Campus Safety in an emergency.
  3. Campus Safety educates the campus community about preventing crime before it happens.
  4. Campus Safety officers enforce school regulations and policies on campus and in the surrounding areas.
  5. Campus Safety compiles crime statistics, conducts security surveys and inspects campus grounds to identify and address future security and safety needs.

Sex Crimes Prevention Act

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

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

Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Act), †Art Center College of Design is pleased to introduce the 2012 Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report. Enclosed you will find required information Clery Act crime statistics for the last three calendar years.

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

The Annual Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. If you are unable to access the online report, you may obtain a copy by contacting the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

What is the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act?

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092(f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs are required to comply with it. The law, originally enacted by Congress in 1990 as the Campus Security Act, was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986. Amendments to the Act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report every year by October 1st that contains three years of crime statistics and certain policy statements including sexual assault policies which assure basic victims' rights, the law enforcement authority of university police, and where the students, staff, faculty, and visitors should go to report crimes. The complete text of the Clery Act and the U.S. Department of Education regulations are available on the Security on Campus, Inc. web site.

The annual security report for Art Center College of Design includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Art Center College of Design, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. In accordance with mandated reporting requirements, information concerning the monitoring and recording of any criminal activity in which students have engaged, at off campus locations and/or within student organizations that are officially recognized by the University, are gathered from local police agencies that may include any City, County, State, or Federal agencies that may have relevant information. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

Art Centerís Campus† Security is aware that crimes may go unreported to law enforcement and strongly encourage our students, staff, faculty, and visitors to immediately report any crimes to Art Center Campus Security that have occurred within our community. As a reminder to those employees of the College, who have significant responsibility for students and student activities. Administrators, Faculty Advisors to student clubs, Student Affairs and Activities Advisors and Coordinators are all included in the notification. Classroom faculty (except for club Advisors), Psychologists, and most Clerical Staff are examples of employees who are not required to report under the Clery Act.

Crime Reports for 2010-2012

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

The Annual Security Report is published annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. If you are unable to access the online report, you may obtain a copy by contacting the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Crime Reports for 2010-2012 (PDF)

Crime Logs for 2012-2014

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