Safety Report

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Department of Public Safety
“A Report to the Campus”
2012

Stephen Heidke
Director of Public Safety
Office: (314) 392-2372
Cell Phone: (314) 882-1601

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND STATEMENTS

For complete information on the MBU policies for Student Conduct, Harassment, Vandalism, Drug and Alcohol Use, Sexual Harassment, Weapons, Discipline/Judicial Procedures, please obtain a copy of the Student Handbook from the Student Activities Office.

THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY

The MBU campus is located in West St. Louis Co. While no guarantee can be made that a person will not be the victim of a crime, the risk factor is moderate to low. Self-protection is a shared responsibility that begins with examining your personal attitudes and practices. This begins with locking your room while you are asleep or away. Most personal crimes are crimes of opportunity that occur by way of an unlocked door. If you decide to live off campus, the department will assist you in determining what police jurisdiction you are in, so you may request crime statistics from them.

Throughout the year, the department offers many prevention and informational programs. One program is Public Safety Alert Notice. (These notices are posted around campus within 12 hours of any incident involving personal safety to alert the community of possible problems.) If you have a particular concern or request for other programming, please contact the director.

THE DEPARTMENT

The MBU Department of Public Safety provides assistance, protective, and safety services to the campus community. The officers of the department are licensed and have arrest authority through the St. Louis County Police. Each officer is trained and certified at the St. Louis County Police Academy. The Department works with Creve Coeur Department on investigations of crimes on campus.

CRIME STATISTICS

The table below lists the crimes reported to the campus Department of Public Safety for the past five calendar years. The terms and definitions of reported crimes are those used in the Campus Security Act of 1990, with revisions in 1992, 1994 and in 2000.

CRIME STATISTICS

Main Campus
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 1 1
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 1 1 1 0
Assault 1 1 2 2
Burglary 2 5 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 8 9 6 8
Auto Theft 0 1 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 9 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 3 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 2 1
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0
Extension Site Arnold
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 0 0 0 0
Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 0 0 0 0
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 0 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 0 0
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0
Extension Site Troy/Wentzville
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 0 0 0 0
Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 0 0 0 0
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 0 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 0 0
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0
Extension Site Union
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 0 0 0 0
Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 0 0 0 0
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 0 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 0 0
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0
Extension Site Mineral Area
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 0 0 0 0
Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 0 0 0 0
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 0 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 0 0
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0
Extension Site Lewis & Clark
OFFENSE 09 10 11 12
Murder 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0
Aggravated 0 0 0 0
Assault 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0
Larceny (Theft) 0 0 0 0
Auto Theft 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0
Liquor Violation 0 0 0 0
Drug Violation 0 0 0 0
Weapon Violations 0 0 0 0

 

Campus fire safety

MBU Main Campus Residence Halls Fire Monitoring done off site by  TECH Electronics Partial Sprinkler System Full Sprinkler System Smoke Detection Devices Fire Extinguisher Devices Evacuation Plans / Placards Number of evacuation (fire) drills each calendar year
North Hall Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Pillsbury-Huff Hall Yes No No Yes Yes Yes 4
Spartan Village Apartments Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 0
Charter Place Apartments (off campus housing) No No No Yes Yes Yes 0

 

Campus fire incidents

MBU Main Campus Residence Halls Total Fires Each Build. Fire Number Date Time Cause of Fire Number of injuries that required treatment at a medical facility Number of deaths related to a fire Value of property damage caused by fire File number of this incident
North Hall 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Pillsbury-Huff Hall 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Spartan Village Apartments 0 0 0 0 0 NA
Charter Place Apartments 0 0 0 0 0 NA


POLICIES

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY STATEMENT

Missouri Baptist University is a church-related institution, and it is expected that every employee and every student will conduct himself/herself in accordance with Christian principles both on and off the campus. Personal misconduct either on or off the campus by anyone connected with MBU detracts from the Christian witness the university strives to present to the world and hinders full accomplishment of the university program. While at the University, the student is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws. The student is also expected to obey rules and regulations established by Missouri Baptist University.

In all cases of violation of the University rules and regulations or of actions in violation of local, state, or federal laws which affect the university, Missouri Baptist University reserves the right to proceed with its own disciplinary action independently of governmental charges or prosecution. There is no University policy to wait the outcome of governmental prosecution.

It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with these policies and rules. The administration will attempt to ensure that all students know the rules through orientation sessions. However, the student is responsible to the University for his/her conduct. If a student should witness a violation of these policies on the part of other students, faculty or administrators, it is his/her responsibility to report it.

In the event that a student violates the campus rules, the student will appear before the Dean of Students and/or the College Conduct Committee for disciplinary action.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY STATEMENT

Missouri Baptist University is committed to excellence in education that is based on Christian values and standards. The University believes this goal can only be achieved in an environment free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment undermines the mission of the University and will not be permitted or condoned. The intent of Missouri Baptist University is to provide an environment for students, employees, and faculty that is free from sexual harassment.

Definition
Sexual harassment is the use of personal power or superiority to intimidate or attempt to intimidate or coerce a person of the opposite sex (or same sex) into unwanted sexual activity or to create a hostile or offensive academic or work environment. Sexual harassment is distinguished from consensual relationships by the introduction of the element of coercion; threat; unwelcome sexual advances; request for sexual favors; sexually explicit or suggestive advances; sexually explicit or suggestive material in written, verbal or visual form; or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature where:

1.     Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of the employment or academic performance of the individual.

2.     Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual; or

3.     Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with academic or work performance of a student or employee, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or work environment.

EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR
Prohibited behavior may take various forms. Examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

1.     Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors;

2.     Sexually explicit language, jokes and/or innuendo;

3.     Repeated sexual propositions, date invitations, solicitations and flirtations, known to be unwelcome;

4.     Inappropriate and/or offensive touching, fondling, or bodily contact;

5.     Sexually suggestive objects, pictures, video tapes, audio recordings or literature presented or displayed in the classroom, faculty office, athletic area, residence hall, or common areas;

6.     Threats or insinuations that may affect a person’s employment, wages, promotional opportunities, grades, evaluations, and other academic or employment performance;

7.     Sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.

IMPLEMENTATION
To support this policy, Missouri Baptist University will conduct periodic orientation and educational programs for faculty, students, and staff concerning sexual harassment in order to insure a campus environment free from sexual harassment. This orientation and educational process will be administered by the Dean of Students Office.

RETALIATION
Retaliation against anyone reporting or thought to have reported sexual harassment behavior is prohibited. Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of the policy and shall be considered independent of whether informal or formal complaint of sexual harassment is substantiated. Encouraging others to retaliate also constitutes a violation of the policy.

Examples of conduct that may constitute retaliation include, but are not limited to

  • unfair grading
  • unfair evaluation
  • unfair assignments
  • having information withheld or made difficult to obtain in a timely manner such as class information, recommendations or grades;
  • not being informed about important events, such as meetings or changes in policies;
  • ridicule (public or private)
  • verbal or written threats or bribes;
  • refusal to meet with the person even though that person has a right to do so;
  • name calling; and
  • further harassment

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT PROCEDURE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

INFORMAL COMPLAINT

1.     At the complainant’s option, a complaint that one or more provisions of this policy have been violated shall be brought in the case of an alleged student violator, to the Dean of Students, and in the case of an alleged faculty violator, to the Academic Dean.

2.     The Dean to whom the complaint is made will counsel the complainant as to the options available under this policy and, at the complainant’s request, may intervene on the complainant’s behalf to attempt to resolve the complaint informally through discussions with the person alleged to have violated the policy.

3.     The person to whom the informal complaint is made will not inform the accused of the complaint without consent of the complainant.

INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO FORMAL ACTION

1.     A complainant wishing to make formal complaint should file a written complaint with the Dean of Students, or Academic Dean, as the case may be, who will determine the method by which the investigation will be conducted.

2.     The purpose of the investigation is to establish whether there is a reasonable basis for believing that the alleged violation of this policy has occurred. In conducting the investigation, the appropriate Dean or his/her designee may interview the complainant, the accused, and other persons believed to have pertinent factual knowledge. At all times the Dean is responsible for the investigation.

3.     The investigation will afford the accused a full opportunity to respond to the complainants allegations(s).

4.     Possible outcomes of the investigation are:

A.     A judgment that the allegations are not warranted:

B.     Mutually acceptable resolution of the complaint: or commencement of a formal disciplinary action, described in succeeding sections of the Policy

PROCESS FOR TAKING FORMAL ACTION

1.     If, after the investigation is complete, the Dean to whom the complaint is made concludes that there is a reasonable basis for believing that an alleged violation of this policy has occurred and a mutually acceptable resolution of the matter cannot be achieved, formal action may be taken.

2.     The decision to take formal action will be made by:

A.     The Chief Administrative Office for Academic Affairs, currently the Academic Dean, when a faculty member or other instructional personnel has been charged

B.     The Executive Vice President, when a staff member or employee has been charged: or

C.    The Chief Administrative Officer in charge of Student Affairs, currently the Dean of Students, when a student has been charged.

FORMAL ACTION

1.     Except as specifically modified by other provisions of the Policy, formal action involving allegations of:

A.     Violations of the Policy by faculty and staff will be governed by the General Faculty Dispute Procedures (See College Personnel Handbook

B.     Violations of the Policy by students will be governed by the Student Conduct Code. In any hearing held pursuant to this Section, upon motion from one of the parties, made before the start of the hearing process, the hearing panel shall close all of the hearing. Upon motion from one of the parties after the hearing has started or from some other interested party, the hearing panel may close all or part of any hearing held under this procedure.

PERMISSIBLE SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATION OF POLICY

The sanctions for violation of this policy include, but are not limited to, the censure, suspension or termination of employees, faculty and staff of the University, and censure, suspension or expulsion of students.

PROTECTION OF COMPLAINANT AND OTHERS

1.     Investigations of complaints will be limited only with the complainant’s consent. The complainant will be kept reasonably apprised of the status of the investigation.

2.     All reasonable actions will be taken to insure the complainant and those testifying on behalf of the complainant will suffer no retaliation as the result of their participation in the complaint, investigation or hearing process. Steps to avoid retaliation may include:

A.     Lateral transfer of one or more of the parties to a different employment setting or a comparable move to a different classroom setting; and/or

B.     Arrangements that academic and/or employment evaluations concerning the complainant or others may be made by an appropriate individual other than the accused; and/or

C.    In extraordinary circumstances, the Academic Dean may, at any time during or after an investigation of a sexual harassment complaint, suspend from teaching responsibilities any faculty member or instructional person accused of sexual harassment pending a final hearing, if, after reviewing the allegations and interviewing of the accused, the complainant, and if appropriate, other persons having knowledge of the matter, the Academic Dean finds that it is reasonably certain that (1) the alleged sexual harassment has occurred and (2) serious immediate and irreparable harm will occur if the person continues to teach the class. In the same manner, the Dean of Students may suspend any student alleged to have violated the policy from attending classes and/or otherwise enjoin the student’s presence on campus pending a formal hearing on the charges.

PROTECTION OF THE ACCUSED

1.     At the time the investigation commences, the accused will be informed of the nature of the allegations, the identity of the complainant, and the facts surrounding the allegations.

2.     In the event a determination is made that there is no reasonable cause to believe the alleged violation to be true, all reasonable steps will be taken to restore the reputation of the accused if it was damaged by the proceedings.

3.     A complainant found to have been intentionally dishonest in making the allegations or to have make them maliciously is subject to disciplinary action.

PROTECTING BOTH PARTIES

1.     To the extent possible, the proceedings will be conducted in a way calculated to protect the confidentiality of both the complainant and the accused.

2.     The parties will be informed promptly about the outcome of the proceedings.

EDUCATION AS A KEY ELEMENT OF THIS POLICY

Educational efforts are essential to the establishment of a campus environment that is as free as possible of sexual harassment.

There are at least four goals to be achieved through education:

a.     Insuring that all faculty members, students, and employees are aware of their right to be free from sexual harassment:

b.     Reasonably informing individuals of conduct that is proscribed by the policy;

c.     Insuring that administrators properly respond to complaints of violations of this policy;

d.     Helping to sensitize students, employees, faculty members and administrators to the issue of sexual harassment on campus.

PREPARATION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

1.     The office of the Dean of Students is charged with distributing copies of this policy to all current members of the college community and to all those who join the community in the future. An annual letter from the office of the Dean of Students will be sent to all faculty and staff to remind them of the contents of the Sexual harassment Policy. A copy of the sexual harassment Policy will be included in student orientation materials. Copies of this policy will be made continuously available at appropriate Campus centers and offices.

2.     The office of the Dean of Students will develop a series of training sessions for those persons who are likely to receive complaints that this policy has been violated, including but not limited to such persons as residence hall resident assistants, academic advisors, Division Chair, supervisors and faculty.

3.     The Office of the Dean of Students will develop a course designed to inform and educate students to the issue of sexual harassment, the conduct prohibited on campus by this policy and the appropriateness of sanctions for violations of this policy. This course will be mandated for those students determined to have violated the policy and may be imposed as a mandatory component of any complaint resolved through conciliation.

FALSE CHARGES

False charges or complaints of sexual harassment will be treated as a serious offense which is damaging to the total campus community.

HOW TO REPORT A SEXUAL ASSAULT OR RAPE

· You should tell someone you feel comfortable to talk to.

· Talk to a counselor.

· Missouri Baptist Hospital and St. John’s Hospital provide emergency services to victims and are located nearby. They can provide counseling referrals and will contact the police for you.

· A public safety officer or your R.A. can get help for you anytime. It is not necessary to tell them what happened.

· Again keep in mind that anyone other than the counselor or nurse must report specific incidents to the police.

REPORTING THE INCIDENT

Choosing whether or not to report the rape or assault is your right and option.

If you are certain you want to report the incident to authorities:

· Contact MBU Public Safety and/or the Creve Coeur Police Department.

(If you wish to contact the police DO NOT BATHE, CHANGE CLOTHES OR USE MOUTHWASH BEFOR THE EXAM)

RESOURCES

Campus Public Safety
Located in the Campus Service Building
#32 Dink-Marler Drive
Cell-Phone 314-882-1601
Office 314-392-2373

Missouri Baptist Hospital – ER
996-5225

St. John’s Mercy Hospital – ER
569-6090
615 S. New Ballas

Creve Coeur Police
911 or 432-8000

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

The consumption and/or possession of alcoholic beverages by students or their guests on campus, at any college-sponsored function or by any group that is identified with the University is prohibited. Any student appearing on campus or at any university-sponsored function under the influence of intoxication beverage will be subject to disciplinary action.

DRUGS

The consumption, possession, and/or use of any narcotic or unlawful drug will be grounds for disciplinary action.

Throughout the year, Missouri Baptist University periodically has information and/or programs concerning the use of abusive substances. If it is deemed that a student has an addictive problem, we will refer him/her to an appropriate program

WEAPONS

Use and possession of firearms, explosive devices or any weapon or device capable of inflicting bodily harm upon a person is strictly prohibited on University property. Violation of this provision is covered by Missouri State law, which imposes severe penalties upon conviction along with a possible jail sentence.


Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, persons required to register under a state offender registration program must notify the state concerning each post-secondary school at which the offender works or is a student. In Missouri, sex offenders must register with the police department in the city or county in which they live or work. To view or purchase registry lists, contact either the St. Louis city Police at 1200 Clark Ave. (Room 114) St. Louis. MO 63103 or the St. Louis County Police at 7900 Forsyth, (Records Room) Clayton, MO 63105. To view the State of Missouri Registered offenders , click the link below:

http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/SOR/SORPage.html