About Randolph Community College

RCC Campus Safety and Security

Overview

Annual Statistical Report - September 21, 2017
STATEMENT OF INTENT

Reporting Period 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016

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, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), 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 Safety and Security Report in October of each year. Notification of the report is available to all current and prospective students, as well as to all current and prospective employees through the College catalog, website, and the annual Human Resource policy training. (Note: The College also conducts an annual review of all campus safety plans. This review is conducted by the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness with assistance of the RCC Safety Committee.)

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

Randolph Community College campuses are open for business from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday. Access to campus facilities outside of these times will only be by appointment or scheduled event. 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 through an agreement with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. Their office is located in the Student Services Center. In situations where law enforcement authority is required, the School Resource Officers (SROs) can be reached at 336-633-0200 or 336-633-0220. In case of emergency, call 911.

Reporting Criminal Actions

During the hours of operation, individuals should report a crime/emergency by calling the RCC switchboard at 336-633-0200 or 911 if necessary. The SRO office can be contacted at 336-633-0220 for non-emergency situations, or call any other appropriate college official from our directory. Criminal or suspicious activity can also be reported to the RCC Campus Watch Line at 336-633-1630 without the callers’ identity being known.

Main Campus: Contact the switchboard operator at 336-633-0200, or in person at the Welcome Center (open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

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 through an agreement with the Archdale Police Department. The officer can be contacted through the Information Desk.

ESTC: Contact the main number at 336-633-4165 or the ESTC director at 336-628-4554.

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. Randolph Community College does not have any officially recognized student organizations with off-campus locations.

Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment the College President, his designee, and/or the Director of Safety & Emergency Preparedness, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college emergency notification system, which includes building notification, email, text, and desktop notification. Depending on the particular circumstances of the situation, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, a notice may also be posted on the Randolph Community College website and/or social media.

Investigation

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 college maintains a daily crime log, that is available to the public, documenting all crimes reported. The daily crime log is available through the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, or the college SRO.

Crime Statistics

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. A Campus Safety and Security Survey is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the law, in October of each year. The information submitted in this survey is compiled into this Campus Safety and Security Report (CSSR). A daily crime log is maintained for these offenses and is available by contacting the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness at 336-633-0210, or the college SRO at 336-633-0220 to request a copy. Additional safety and security information can also be found on the college's website at http://www.randolph.edu/administration/campsafe.php.

The criminal offenses and violations that must be reported are defined in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, VAWA, and the Clery Act as follows:

ASHEBORO MAIN CAMPUS

Criminal Offense/ Hate Crime
Crimes on Campus
Public Property
 
2014
2015
2016
2014
2015
2016
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
2
0
0
0
Drug Arrests
1
0
0
0
0
0
Liquor Violations
0
0
0
0
0
0
VAWA (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act)            
Domestic Violence 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dating violence 0 0 1 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0

ARCHDALE CENTER

Criminal Offense/ Hate Crime
Crimes on Campus
Public Property
 
2014
2015
2016
2014
2015
2016
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
VAWA (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act)            
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0

Campus Security Authority

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are responsible for reporting allegations of Clery Act crimes. CSAs must also report any Clery Act crimes reported to them or that they witness. However, CSAs are not required to report crimes that they learn of indirectly (e.g., overhear; through in‐class discussion; mentioned during a speech, workshop, or group presentation). CSA crime reporting is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing internal departmental or other college reporting methods or protocols already in place for reporting incidents. A Clery Act crime is considered “reported” when it is brought to the attention of a CSA, SRO, or local law enforcement personnel by a victim, witness, other third party or even the offender. The crime reporting party need not be college affiliated. While CSAs are only obligated to report Clery Act crimes that occurred within the college's Clery Geography, CSAs are encouraged to promptly report all campus related criminal incidents, and other public safety-related emergencies, to a SRO or other law enforcement personnel. Reporting all incidents of crime is important, because sometimes it may not be clear as to whether the incident occurred within the Clery Geography.

Although all RCC employees have an obligation to report a crime, RCC has identified key positions to represent the college as a CSA. These positions include all members of the Senior Leadership Team (RCC President, Vice President for Student Services, Vice President for Administrative Services, Vice President for Instructional Services, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and Vice President for Workforce Development and Continuing Education), the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, personnel in the Human Resources office, School Resource Officers (SRO’s), Title IX Coordinator, and the Recruitment & Student Life Specialist.

DEFINITIONS

1. Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.
2. Arson: any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another.
3. Burglary: the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.
4. Campus Security Authority: is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the following groups of individuals and organizations associated with the college:
a. all employees and individuals who have responsibility for campus security
b. any individual or organization specified in the college’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses
c. an official of the college who has significant responsibility for student campus activities, including but not limited to student discipline.
5. Dating Violence: 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 determined based on the Complainant’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.
6. Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property (Except “Arson”): to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
7. Domestic Violence: includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim or by an intimate partner. Domestic Violence occurred by any person against an adult or youth victim who is protected under the domestic or family violence laws of the State of North Carolina.
8. Drug Law Violations: violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation or any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
9. Hate Crimes: a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. For Clery Act reporting purposes this includes the above listed crimes, (except negligent manslaughter, drug, liquor, and weapons violations) and larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism of property as defined below. The hate crime must be reported according to one of the following categories of bias, race, gender/gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin. 10. Hierarchy Rule: when more than one offense is committed during a single incident, follow the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report Hierarchy Rule, and count only the most serious offense, except of arson and hate crimes which must always be counted, even if there were other more serious offenses committed during the incident.
11. 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. (e.g., Communicating Threats, Harassment, Stalking)
12. Larceny-Theft: the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
13. Liquor Law Violations: violations of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. 14. Motor Vehicle Theft: the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
15. Murder Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
16. Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
17. Non-Campus Building or Property: any building or property owned or controlled by the college that is used in direct support of its educational mission, is frequently used by students, and is outside the boundaries of the Main Campus.
18. On-Campus: any building or property owned or controlled by Randolph Community College within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area, hereafter called Main Campus, and that is used by the college in direct support of, or in a manner related to, its educational mission, including and property on Main Campus owned by the college, but controlled by another person, if that property is frequently used by students and supports our institutional purposes.
19. Public Property: all public facilities and property including roads, thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities that are either within the Main Campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Main Campus.
20. Rape: As defined by the Department of Justice, is 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. Additional references can be found under Article 7b - Rape and Other Sexual Offenses of the North Carolina General Statutes, through the following link. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_7B.pdf
21. Referred for campus disciplinary action: the referral of any student to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which record is kept and which may result in an imposition of a sanction.
22. 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.
23. Sex Offenses, Forcible: 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.
24. Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible: unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
25. Simple Assault: an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor 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.
26. 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.
27. “VAWA”: (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act); Under VAWA, colleges and universities are required to:
a. Report domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, beyond crime categories the Clery Act already mandates;
b. Adopt certain student discipline procedures, such as for notifying purported victims of their rights; and
c. Adopt certain institutional policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence, such as to train in particular respects pertinent institutional personnel.
28. Weapon Law Violations: violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

 

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.

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.

See additional information in the attached pdf.

Health Risks Associated with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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.

Sexual Offenses

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 have to involve intercourse.

RCC does not tolerate rape or other sexual offenses. Such acts violate RCC policy and criminal law.

It is RCC policy that all employees and students have a right to work and study in an environment free of harassment and intimidation of any kind, including harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, status as a covered veteran, or any other group legally protected in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 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.

Retaliation or discrimination against an employee for reporting or complaining about harassment is also prohibited. However, employee and students should recognize that false accusations of harassment can have serious effects on innocent employees. This form of misconduct will result in disciplinary action and possible prosecution.

The college requires all new hired employees to complete human resources policy training within the first thirty days of employment. This training includes RCC Policy VI B 9 Harassment and Discrimination. The policy defines harassment and discrimination and provides the appropriated steps to address any incident. Additionally, all employees are required to complete human resources training on an annual basis which includes policy VI B 9. Completion of this training is documented in each employee’s personnel file. 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 (School Resource Officer, 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 of Student Services will provide assistance in such cases where the student requests help in notifying the proper authorities. Filing a police report will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will:
• Ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical treatment and tests.
• Provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later;
• Assure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention

The College shall investigate and if necessary pursue disciplinary action against the alleged offender. Students who wish to bring disciplinary actions may contact the Vice President of 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.

Based on Randolph Community College’s student grievance procedures (due process) policy (XII D 2), upon written request to the office of the Vice President for Student Services, the college will disclose to the alleged victim of a title IX harassment incident the results of any disciplinary action against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the victim’s next of kin may make the written request.

Employees who have complaints of sexual or other unlawful harassment should report such conduct to their supervisors. If this is not appropriate, they should report such conduct to the Human Resource Director at 336-633-0256. Students should report such conduct to the Vice President of Student Services at 336-633-0049. 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.

Note: The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) maintains a registry of convicted sex offenders that can be accessed and searched at http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/disclaimer.aspx.

Weapons and Dangerous Instruments Policy

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.

Note: Anyone using the firing range at the Emergency Services Training Center who is not a student 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
  • Mental Health Referrals through Student Services
  • Referrals through Student Services
  • Employee awareness and training activities conducted by Human Resources
  • Student awareness and training activities conducted by Student Services.
  • Literature is available on various health and safety issues including alcohol prevention, drug abuse, sexual offense, etc.

Resources

Counselors are available to assist students at Randolph Community College with academic, educational, occupational, and career counseling. For personal counseling and crisis intervention, RCC students are referred to community agencies for professional mental health services. Counselors are normally available to assist students Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the switchboard or Welcome Center for appointment information.

Additional resources are listed below.

Randolph County

Randolph County
Emergency Services

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

Randolph County
Sheriff’s Office

727 McDowell Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Phone: 336-318-6699

Family Crisis Center
PO Box 2161
Asheboro, NC 27204
Phone: 336-629-4159
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Family Crisis Center
Archdale, NC
Phone: 336-434-5579
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Randolph Health
364 White Oak Street
Asheboro , NC 27203
Phone: 336-625-5151

Randolph County
Dept. of Social Services

1512 N. Fayetteville Street.
Asheboro, NC 27203

Asheboro:
336-683-8000
Greensboro/Liberty
336-315-8000
Archdale/High Point/Trinity
336-878-8000

Randolph County
Health Department

2222B S. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

Asheboro
336-318-6200
Greensboro/Liberty
336-218-4200
Archdale/High Point/Trinity
336-819-3200
Randolph County Mental Health Center
110 W Walker Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-633-7200
Emergency Phone Number: 336-644-7207

Archdale Police Department
305 Balfour Drive
Archdale, NC 27263
Phone: 336-431-3134

Suicide Crisis Hopeline
1-800-SUICIDE
1-800-784-2433

Crisis Centers: Treating Addiction and Mental Health
www.recovery.org/topics/crises/
888-595-5427

Addiction Resources
Raises awareness of dangers of addiction and helps students stay drug-free
addictionresource.com
800-662-HELP

HealthFinder
Promotes better health on college campuses
www.healthfinder.gov

 

Jeanne Clery Act

As Amended Through 2008

20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) Disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics

  1. Each eligible institution participating in any program under this title, other than a foreign institution higher education, shall on August 1, 1991, begin to collect the following information with respect to campus crime statistics and campus security policies of that institution, and beginning September 1, 1992, and each year thereafter, prepare, publish, and distribute, through appropriate publications or mailings, to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request, an annual security report containing at least the following information with respect to the campus security policies and campus crime statistics of that institution:
    1. A statement of current campus policies regarding procedures and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and policies concerning the institution's response to such reports.
    2. A statement of current policies concerning security and access to campus facilities, including campus residences, and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities.
    3. A statement of current policies concerning campus law enforcement, including--
      1. the law enforcement authority of campus security personnel;
      2. the working relationship of campus security personnel with State and local law enforcement agencies, including whether the institution has agreements with such agencies, such as written memoranda of understanding, for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses; and
      3. policies which encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the campus police and the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
    4. A description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
    5. A description of programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes.
    6. Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property, and on public property during the most recent calendar year, and during the 2 preceding calendar years for which data are available--
      1. of the following criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies:
        1. murder;
        2. sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible;
        3. robbery;
        4. aggravated assault;
        5. burglary;
        6. motor vehicle theft;
        7. manslaughter;
        8. arson; and
        9. arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession; and
      2. of the crimes described in subclauses (I) through (VIII) of clause(i), andclause (i), of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies, which data shall be collected and reported according to category of prejudice.
    7. A statement of policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity at off-campus student organizations which are recognized by the institution and that are engaged in by students attending the institution, including those student organizations with off-campus housing facilities.
    8. A statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of State underage drinking laws and a statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of Federal and State drug laws and a description of any drug or alcohol abuse education programs as required under section 120 of this Act [20 USCS § 1011i].
    9. A statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State under section 170101(j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071(j)), concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained, such as the law enforcement office of the institution, a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the campus, or a computer network address.
    10. A statement of current campus policies regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures, including the use of electronic and cellular communication (if appropriate), which policies shall include procedures to-
      1. immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on the campus, as defined in paragraph (6), unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain the emergency;
      2. publicize emergency response and evacuation procedures on an annual basis in a manner designed to reach students and staff; and
      3. test emergency response and evacuation procedures on an annual basis.
  2. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to require particular policies, procedures, or practices by institutions of higher education with respect to campus crimes or campus security.
  3. Each institution participating in any program under this title shall make timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to other students and employees described in paragraph (1)(F) that are reported to campus security or local law police agencies. Such reports shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely and that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

    1. Each institution participating in any program under this title that maintains a police or security department of any kind shall make, keep, and maintain a daily log, written in a form that can be easily understood, recording all crimes reported to such police or security department, including--
      1. the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime; and
      2. the disposition of the complaint, if known

      1. All entries that are required pursuant to this paragraph shall, except where disclosure of such information is prohibited by law or such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim, be open to public inspection within two business days of the initial report being made to the department or a campus security authority.
      2. If new information about an entry into a log becomes available to a police or security department, then the new information shall be recorded in the log not later than two business days after the information becomes available to the police or security department.
      3. If there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of such 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, such information may be withheld until that damage is no longer likely to occur from the release of such information.
  4. On an annual basis, each institution participating in any program under this title shall submit to the Secretary a copy of the statistics required to be made available under paragraph (1)(F). The Secretary shall--
    1. review such statistics and report to the authorizing committees on campus crime statistics by September 1, 2000;
    2. make copies of the statistics submitted to the Secretary available to the public; and
    3. in coordination with representatives of institutions of higher education, identify exemplary campus security policies, procedures, and practices and disseminate information concerning those policies, procedures, and practices that have proven effective in the reduction of campus crime.

    1. In this subsection:
      1. The term "campus" means--
        1. any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and
        2. property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
      2. The term "noncampus building or property" means--
        1. any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; and
        2. any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
      3. The term "public property" means all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes.
    2. In cases where branch campuses of an institution of higher education, schools within an institution of higher education, or administrative divisions within an institution are not within a reasonably contiguous geographic area, such entities shall be considered separate campuses for purposes of the reporting requirements of this section.
  5. The statistics described in paragraphs (1)(F) shall be compiled in accordance with the definitions used in the uniform crime reporting system of the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the modifications in such definitions as implemented pursuant to the Hate Crime Statistics Act [28 USCS § 534 note]. Such statistics shall not identify victims of crimes or persons accused of crimes.

    1. Each institution of higher education participating in any program under this title shall develop and distribute as part of the report described in paragraph (1) a statement of policy regarding--
      1. such institution's campus sexual assault programs, which shall be aimed at prevention of sex offenses; and
      2. the procedures followed once a sex offense has occurred.
    2. The policy described in subparagraph (A) shall address the following areas:
      1. Education programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses.
      2. Possible sanctions to be imposed following the final determination of an on-campus disciplinary procedure regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible.
      3. Procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence as may be necessary to the proof of criminal sexual assault, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported.
      4. Procedures for on-campus disciplinary action in cases of alleged sexual assault, which shall include a clear statement that--
        1. the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and
        2. both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault.
      5. Informing students of their options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the student so chooses.
      6. Notification of students of existing counseling, mental health or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community.
      7. Notification of students of options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, if so requested by the victim and if such changes are reasonably available.
    3. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to confer a private right of action upon any person to enforce the provisions of this paragraph.
  6. The Secretary shall provide technical assistance in complying with the provisions of this section to an institution of higher education who requests such assistance.
  7. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the reporting or disclosure of privileged information.
  8. The Secretary shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress each institution of higher education that the Secretary determines is not in compliance with the reporting requirements of this subsection.
  9. For purposes of reporting the statistics with respect to crimes described in paragraph (1)(F), an institution of higher education shall distinguish, by means of separate categories, any criminal offenses that occur--
    1. on campus;
    2. in or on a noncampus building or property;
    3. on public property; and
    4. in dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus.
  10. Upon a determination pursuant to section 487(c)(3)(B) [20 USCS § 1094(c)(3)(B)] that an institution of higher education has substantially misrepresented the number, location, or nature of the crimes required to be reported under this subsection, the Secretary shall impose a civil penalty upon the institution in the same amount and pursuant to the same procedures as a civil penalty is imposed under section 487(c)(3)(B) [20 USCS § 1094(c)(3)(B)].

    1. Nothing in this subsection may be construed to--
      1. create a cause of action against any institution of higher education or any employee of such an institution for any civil liability; or
      2. establish any standard of care.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, evidence regarding compliance or noncompliance with this subsection shall not be admissible as evidence in any proceeding of any court, agency, board, or other entity, except with respect to an action to enforce this subsection.
  11. The Secretary shall annually report to the authorizing committees regarding compliance with this subsection by institutions of higher education, including an up-to-date report on the Secretary's monitoring of such compliance.
  12. The Secretary may seek the advice and counsel of the Attorney General concerning the development, and dissemination to institutions of higher education, of best practices information about campus safety and emergencies.
  13. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit an institution, or an officer, employee, or agent of an institution, participating in any program under this title to retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to the implementation of any provision of this subsection.
  14. This subsection may be cited as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act".
The information presented on this page comprises the RCC Campus Safety & Security Report 2017. If you would like a downloadable pdf of this report, click here.