RCC Campus Safety and Security Report
Annual Statistical Report - September 30, 2013
STATEMENT OF INTENT
Reporting Period 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012
Randolph Community College recognizes the importance of a person’s right to know about matters that could impact their safety while at the college. The College further recognizes the necessity of providing information about campus crime and security to current and prospective students, as well as to current and prospective employees of the college. Therefore, in accordance with the Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (referred to as the “Clery Act”), RCC publishes a Campus Security Report in October of each year. Notification of the report is distributed to all current and prospective students, as well as to all current and prospective employees through the College Catalog, website, Student Handbook and employment application. (Note: The College also conducts a biennial review of all campus security policies and procedures. This review is coordinated through the office of the vice president for administrative services.)
RCC is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and positive work and learning environment. The following policies, procedures, and statements have been adopted by the College in compliance with federal and state mandates and in a good faith effort to ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community.
Since RCC is a public institution, all behavior which is prohibited by federal, state, and local laws is prohibited on the campus or off the campus during an institutional activity, function, or event and will be referred to the proper authorities for action. Students and employees may be suspended for disposition of court action for any violation of a criminal law committed on campus or off campus at an institutionally sponsored function. Additionally, students may be removed from classes and employees removed from duty pending action on charges during an investigation or appeal for reasons relating to his/her physical or emotional safety and well-being of other students, faculty, employees, or college property.
The reputation of the College rests upon the shoulders of employees and students. It is hoped that each member of the college community will maintain high standards of citizenship. The campus and College will not be a place of refuge or sanctuary for illegal or irresponsible behavior. Students and employees, as all citizens, are subject to civil authority on and off the campus.
ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES
All of the College’s campuses are closed for business from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday, as well as on Sundays and holidays. Students using classrooms and laboratories after scheduled class hours must obtain prior approval from the appropriate faculty/staff member.
LOITERING ON CAMPUS
Loitering is strictly prohibited. Individuals who are loitering will be asked to leave campus. Refusal to leave or returning to campus will be considered trespassing and law enforcement will be called.
COLLEGE POLICY ON CAMPUS CRIME
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know, the Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Clery Act, RCC promotes zero tolerance toward violence on campus, including sexual assault, harassment or any sexual offense, aggravated assault, physical confrontations of any kind, verbal threats or intent to cause harm, harassment designed to intimidate another, hate crimes, robbery, burglary, and property crimes such as larceny, destruction, and theft.
CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
RCC has sworn law enforcement officers on campus. Their office is located in the Student Services Center at the Student Information Desk. In situations where law enforcement authority is required, the School Resource Officers (SROs) can be reached at extension 200 or 220. In case of emergency call 911 first.
REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIONS
During the hours of operation, individuals should report a crime/emergency by calling 911 first and then notifying the appropriate college official and/or the SRO at the campus location.
Main Campus: Contact the switchboard operator at the Student Information Desk at ext. 200 (open Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or any College official.
Archdale Center: Contact the Information Desk at (336) 862-7980 or any College official. The Archdale Center has a sworn law enforcement officer on campus. The officer can be contacted through the Information Desk.
ESTC: Contact Lee Ennis, director, at (336) 633-4165 or any College official.
Off-Campus: Persons in classes or College-sponsored activities located off-campus should follow the same procedures outlined above for reporting criminal actions. College administrators are to be notified of the details of the incident as soon as possible. College officials encourage accurate and prompt reporting of incidents.
All reasonable efforts will be made to maintain confidentiality. Upon receiving the report, an investigation into the incident will begin immediately. In consultation with the president, it will be determined if local law enforcement authorities should be involved and if a campus and/or community alert should be issued in the interest of public safety. The director of college safety and the SRO maintain a log, documenting all crimes reported. The information found in this report shall be open for public knowledge, except when the release of the information is prohibited by law or would jeopardize an investigation or the victim’s confidentiality.
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know, the Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Clery Act, the College is required to provide information about serious crimes on campus, as defined by the acts, which have occurred during the last three (3) years. Again, a log of minor infractions or incidents is maintained by the safety officer and the SRO.
This Crime Statistics Report is updated annually and reported to the U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the law, in October of each year. Copies of the Campus Crime Statistics Report and Campus Security Report (CSR) may be obtained by contacting the director of safety and emergency preparedness at 336-633-0210. Information can also be found on the college's website at http://www.randolph.edu/administration/campsafe.php.
ASHEBORO MAIN CAMPUS
Criminal Offense/ Hate Crime Crimes on Campus Public Property 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 Murder/Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 Forcible Sex offense 0 0 0 0 0 0 Non-Forcible Sex offense 0 0 0 0 0 0 Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arrests and/or Disciplinary Action For: Illegal Weapons 3 1 0 2 0 0 Drug Arrests 1 0 2 0 0 0 Liquor Violations 1 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Offense/ Hate Crime Crimes on Campus Public Property 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 Murder/Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 Forcible Sex offense 0 0 0 0 0 0 Non-Forcible Sex offense 0 0 0 0 0 0 Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arrests and/or Disciplinary Action For: Illegal Weapons 0 0 0 0 0 0 Drug Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 Liquor Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY
It is the policy of Randolph Community College to provide employees and students an environment that is free of drugs and alcohol. This policy is established to ensure the safety and well-being of employees and students of RCC, as well as the general public. All employees (full-time, permanent part-time, part-time, temporary, or employed under College Work Study Program) and students are covered by this policy.HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
It is the responsibility of all employees and students to become familiar with the expectations of RCC and to comply with the provisions of this policy and to report to their immediate supervisor or advisor any observed and/or suspected violations of this policy. While visiting campus, members of the public are also required to adhere to this policy.
Alcohol and drug abuse are legitimate concerns when they impact the College and College-related activities, whether on campus or at another location. The College maintains the right to conduct random drug testing of employees as a deterrent to drug usage/activity.
Note: In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this policy and related federal/state laws or policies, the federal/state laws or policies shall always take precedence.
All psychoactive drugs (including alcohol) can produce negative health risks associated with long-term chronic use. In addition, all of these drugs can pose serious risks, such as abnormal growth, brain damage, and birth defects for the fetus of a drug-using female. Other possible health risks of using alcohol and other psychoactive drugs are central nervous system damage, depression, impaired judgment, mental confusion, gastrointestinal irritation, liver damage, malnutrition, high blood pressure, irreversible brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, lowered immunities, coma and death from overdose.
Narcotics (e.g., Codeine, Heroin, Morphine, Pain Killers) Anxiety, mood swings, nausea, mental confusion, constipation, respiratory depression, coma or death as a result of overdose.
Depressants (e.g., Barbiturates, Valium, Xanax, Butisol, Quaalude) Central nervous system damage, depression, impaired thinking, staggering gait, visual disturbances, lethargy, allergic reactions, dizziness, nausea, death as a result of overdose.
Stimulants (Amphetamines, Cocaine, Ritalin, Dexedrine) Anxiety, agitation, malnutrition, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, chronic sleeplessness, amphetamine psychosis, paranoia, seizures, cardiac failure.
Cannabis (Marijuana, Hashish) Mental confusion and disorientation, anxiety, a motivational syndrome, throat and lung cancer (2.5 times the tar in tobacco), alterations in brain function, reproductive system abnormalities, short-term memory loss.
Hallucinogens (e.g., LSD, PCP) Visual distortions, increased heart rate and blood pressure, a motivational syndrome, psychotic episodes, panic disorders, flashbacks.
Inhalants (Cleaners, Glues, Aerosol Sprays, Anesthetics, Ether) Nausea, headaches, perceptual distortions, impaired judgment, irregular heartbeat, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), weight loss, damage to bone marrow, lungs, liver and kidneys.
SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY
The College does not tolerate rape or other sexual offenses. Such acts violate College policy and criminal law.
Rape - North Carolina defines rape as forced sexual intercourse by a male on a female against her will. The “force” necessary to be convicted for rape can be physical force or fear, fright, or duress, and those who aid or abet may be equally guilty. Forced sexual intercourse with a woman who is physically helpless, as from overuse of alcohol, or mentally incapacitated constitutes rape.
Date or acquaintance rape describes forced intercourse by a male on a female he knows. His social relationship with the female does not make the act legal if force is used and the act is against her will. Criminal law makes no distinction between rape by an acquaintance or a stranger.
Sexual offense is a sexual act by a person of either sex where the act is by force and against the will of the victim. It does not involve intercourse.
Educational material regarding the prevention of rape/sexual offenses is available through Student Services. Other crisis counseling may be available through services such as the Family Crisis Center, (336) 629-4159, and Randolph County Mental Health Center, (336) 633-7200.
If you are the victim of rape or other sexual offenses, proper authorities (local police or Sheriff’s Office) should be notified immediately. The sooner a rape or sexual offense is reported, the sooner treatment may be provided. Remember to preserve physical evidence and do not shower, douche, or change clothes. The vice president for student services will provide assistance in such cases where the student requests help in notifying the proper authorities.
With the consent of the victim, the College shall pursue disciplinary action against the alleged offender. Students who wish to bring disciplinary actions may contact the vice president for student services. Both the accuser and the accused are provided with information in case of such allegations and both parties shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing.
Note: The North Carolina Department of Justice maintains a registry of convicted sex offenders that can be accessed and searched at http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/.
Sexual Harassment Policy
It is College policy that all employees and students have a right to work and study in an environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment, including freedom from sexual harassment. Randolph Community College prohibits sexual harassment of its employees and students in any form.
Such conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Specifically, no supervisor/instructor shall threaten or insinuate, either explicitly or implicitly, that any employee's or student's submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence any decision regarding the employee's or student's (where applicable) employment, evaluation, salary, advancement, assigned duties, shifts, grades, or any other condition of employment, career, or educational development.
Other sexually harassing conduct in the workplace, whether physical or verbal, committed by supervisory or non-supervisory personnel is also prohibited. This includes offensive sexual flirtation, advances, propositions, continual or repeated abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentary about an individual's body, sexually degrading words to describe an individual, and the display in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures.
Employees who have complaints of sexual or other unlawful harassment should report such conduct in writing to their supervisors. If this is not appropriate, they should report such conduct in writing to the human resource officer. Students should report such conduct to the vice president for student services. All complaints of sexual or other unlawful harassment will be handled in a timely and confidential manner. Where investigations confirm the allegations, appropriate corrective action will be taken.
WEAPONS AND DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS POLICY
To describe the weapons policy for the main Campus, the Archdale Center and the Emergency Services Training Center
It is the policy of Randolph Community College to prohibit the possession, carry, display and/or discharge of any weapon defined by GS 14-269(a) or firearm on any campus, property or remote training location of Randolph Community College, with the following exceptions:
(1)"On-Duty" sworn Law Enforcement Officers when acting in the discharge of their official duties.
(2) Armed forces personnel, officers and soldiers of the militia and National Guard and any private police employed by an educational institution when acting in the discharge of their official duties and students and instructors using weapons in college approved instruction may have firearms as required.
(3) "Off-Duty" sworn Law Enforcement Officers provided they have prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the director of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center), or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center) and are in uniform or plain clothes with their official agency badge displayed with their weapon. The president or the vice president for administrative services can also grant approval.
(4) Employees of Randolph Community College who are sworn Law Enforcement Officers provided they have prior written approval from the College president or his designee.
(5) A weapon used solely for educational or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes, or used in a school-approved program with prior written approval from the director of safety and emergency preparedness (if on the Asheboro Campus), the director of the Archdale Center (if at the Archdale Center), or the director of the Emergency Services Training Center (if at the Training Center).
(6) House Bill 937/Session Law 2013-369 enacts: a firearm is permissible on a community college campus only under the following limited circumstances:
a. The firearm is a handgun; AND
b. The individual has a valid concealed handgun permit or is exempt from the law requiring a permit; AND
c. The handgun remains in either: a closed compartment or container within the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle; or a locked container securely affixed to the individual with the permit’s locked vehicle: AND
d. The vehicle is only unlocked when the individual with the permit is entering or exiting the vehicle; AND
e. The firearm remains in the closed compartment at all times.
In addition to a violation of Randolph Community College policy, in some instances it may also be a violation of a North Carolina General Statute. In such cases, violators will be prosecuted accordingly.In addition, anyone using the firing range at the Emergency Services Training Center who is not enrolled in a class will be required to sign a waiver of liability, an application for facility use, and a daily log form. The daily log form will state the associated agency, exact time of use on and off the range, and the qualified instructor acting as the supervisor.
Note: The definition of a student is a person enrolled in a public or private school, college or university, or a person who has been suspended or expelled within the last five years from a public or private school, college, or university, whether the person is an adult or a minor.
PREVENTION AND AWARENESS ACTIVITIES
- Annual written notification of college’s policy on alcohol and drug abuse, sexual offenses, and campus safety and security
- Participation in an assistance program with the local mental health center
- Referrals to local agencies such as hospitals, social services, self-help groups, etc.
- Counseling through Student Services
- Literature is available on various health and safety issues including alcohol prevention, drug abuse, sexual offense, etc.
Professionally trained counselors are available to assist students at Randolph Community College with academic/educational, occupational, and personal problems. Counseling services are available during the College’s day and evening operating hours, except weekends, and may be used by applicants and the general community, as well as by current and former students. Those in need of counseling services are encouraged to contact a member of the counseling staff. Individual appointments are recommended and most often can be made at a time convenient to the student. Additional resources are listed below.
152 N. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Phone: (336) 318-6911
Asheboro City Police
205 East Academy Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: (336) 318-6927
727 McDowell Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Phone: (336) 318-6699
Family Crisis Center
Se habla Español.
364 White Oak Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Phone: (336) 625-5151
Dept. of Social Services
1512 N. Fayetteville Street.
Asheboro, NC 27203
2222B S. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Mental Health Center
110 W Walker Avenue Asheboro, NC 27203 Phone: (336) 633-7200
Emerency Phone Number (336) 644-7207
Archdale Police Department
305 Balfour Drive, Archdale, NC 27263
Phone: (336) 431-3134
National Certified Crisis Hotline (800-SUICIDE)