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ANNUAL CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND REPORT For the 27 months ending December 31, 2011 Ann Arbor Campus Thomas M. Cooley Law School has prepared this report in conformity with its Policy Regarding Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures. That policy can be found on the Cooley portal at portal.cooley.edu under the Policies tab. I.

Reporting Criminal Action and Emergencies Occurring on Law School Property A. Scope of Report For the time period covered by this report, Thomas M. Cooley Law School operated four wholly independent and separate campuses, one each in the cities of Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Auburn Hills, Michigan. This report covers Cooley’s branch campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at 3475 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. But because Cooley did not begin operations at its Ann Arbor campus until September 1, 2009, this report covers only the period from September 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011. B. Definitions In this section, as well as throughout the report, the terms Cooley or Law School “property,” “premises,” or “facilities” shall refer interchangeably to any building or property that Cooley owns or controls (for example, by leasing a building or property from a third party) and which are used by Cooley in direct support of, or in a manner related to, Cooley’s educational purposes. The terms include any other building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to buildings or property that Cooley owns (even if controlled by a third party), that is frequently used by students, and that supports Cooley’s institutional purposes. These terms shall also include all public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, any property or facilities that Cooley owns or controls. -1-


C. Reporting Procedure Any life-threatening emergency is to be reported to local authorities by dialing 911. Students, faculty and staff are required to immediately report criminal actions or other emergencies which occur on Law School property to the Building Access Control Officer or Thomas M. Cooley Law School staff, as the case may be. A school official will complete the appropriate incident report form to be delivered to the Chief Operating Officer and others as appropriate. D. Response to Reports 1. The Law School responds to reports of criminal actions or emergencies, as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. The response may include contacting local law enforcement authorities, the fire department, emergency medical services or other outside entities, notification to the Law School community, and internal investigation and action. 2. The Law School will make timely reports to students, faculty and staff regarding any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, or motor vehicle theft that have taken place on, or contiguous to, Law School property as reported to the Law School. II.

Security of, and Access to, Law School Facilities A. Security and Access Policies 1. The Law School generally attempts to limit access to Law School facilities to students, faculty, staff and persons who have a legitimate business or educational purpose for being on the premises. Law School staff or Building Access Control Officers monitor the front entrance of all school-controlled buildings that are used by students. The Law School reserves the right to refuse access to persons acting in a disorderly or disruptive fashion and to request such persons leave the premises. If necessary, Building Access Control Officers or Law School staff will contact local law enforcement authorities to remove unauthorized persons from Law School property or take other appropriate action. 2. Due to the large number of people entering or leaving our buildings at certain times (such as just before or after classes), it is not always -2-


possible to ensure that everyone in the buildings satisfies our access criteria. In light of this fact and our urban environment, the Law School expects students, faculty and staff to take appropriate precautions to help ensure personal safety and the safety of others. Each person is responsible for their personal property. B. Maintenance Considerations The Law School attempts to maintain its facilities in a manner consistent with the security considerations set forth above. C. Changes in Policies or Procedures The Law School reserves the right to change its security and safety policies at any time, with or without notice, at its discretion. Neither this report nor any other communication from Law School personnel, written or oral, is intended to create contractual rights to any security or safety policy or procedure or to security matters generally. III.

Safety and Law Enforcement on School Premises A. Law School or Building Access Control Officer The Law School or Building Access Control Officer monitors access to Cooley-controlled buildings used by students. They document emergencies and report incidents to the Chief Operating Officer. While Building Access Control staff generally may not leave their stations unless properly relieved, they will contact the appropriate officials and other employees for assistance in, and investigation of, emergencies. B. Enforcement Authorities and Liaison with Local Police Agencies Law School employees or Building Access Control Officers do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests or physically remove trespassers from Law School premises. The local police will be contacted if circumstances warrant an arrest or other law enforcement intervention.

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C. Encouraging Reports of Criminal or Threatening Behavior The Law School encourages students, faculty, and staff to report promptly and accurately any crimes that occur on Law School premises to an employee or Building Access Control Officer and, when appropriate, the local police. The conduct@cooley.edu email account has been established for reporting school related unethical conduct that reasonably appears to violate the Honor Code. This account is also for reporting criminal or threatening behavior that may violate Cooley’s Disciplinary Procedures. Cooley’s Honor Code and Disciplinary Procedures are available on the Portal under “Policy”. IV.

Information Programs The Law School informs students, faculty and staff by written report at least yearly about security procedures and practices on Law School premises. These programs and reports are designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own security and that of others.

V.

Crime Prevention Information Law School personnel discuss crime awareness and prevention with incoming first term students during orientation.

VI.

Criminal Offenses A. On-Campus or Contiguous Public Property Between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no reports to campus safety authorities or local police of any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary or motor vehicle theft on Law School property or on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. B. Non-Campus Buildings or Property No student organization officially recognized by the Law School presently owns or controls any building or property. The Law School -4-


does not presently own or control any building or property that is frequently used by students that is not otherwise on campus. C. Residential Facilities The Law School does not own or control residential facilities for students. D. “Hate Crimes” There have been no reports of incidents or crimes that manifested evidence that the perpetrators intentionally selected the victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. VII.

Arrests or Disciplinary Referrals Between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no arrests and no campus disciplinary referrals for on-campus liquor law, drug law or illegal weapons possession violations. There were no arrests for liquor law, drug law or illegal weapons possession violations on public property.

VIII.

Possession, Use and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages on Law School Property Law School policy prohibits the illicit use, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages on Law School property.

IX.

Substance Abuse Policy A. Illegal Drugs The use, possession or sale of drugs, in violation of Federal or Michigan law, is prohibited on Law School property. B. Drug and Alcohol Education Programs The Law School has adopted a Substance Abuse Prevention Policy, distributed annually to students, faculty and staff, which sets forth the Law School’s prohibition on the unlawful use, possession or sale of drugs and alcohol, as well as educational information on drug and alcohol abuse.

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X.

Policy on Sexual Offenses A. Education and Awareness on Sex Offenses During Orientation, the Law School communicates the importance of professional conduct in both personal and professional relationships. The Disciplinary Procedures prohibit conduct in violation of moral standards. Incoming first term students and newly hired employees receive brochures describing the Law School’s Policy against sexual harassment. The complete Policy is also available under the Policies tab of the Cooley Portal. B. Sanctions for Sexual Offenses Students found guilty under the disciplinary procedures for misconduct, such as rape, acquaintance rape or other sexual offenses, are subject to sanctions up to and including permanent dismissal from the Law School. The Policy against sexual harassment provides for similar sanctions. C. Procedure to Follow If a Sexual Offense Occurs 1. If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense in a Law School facility, the student should immediately contact the local police. 2. A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense should attempt to preserve any evidence of the alleged offense to aid in any investigation. 3. Students should report alleged sex offenses to a Dean or one of the Associate Deans. D. Disciplinary Procedure for Alleged Sex Offenses The Law School handles allegations of sex offenses under its Disciplinary Procedures. E. Notification to Law Enforcement Agencies

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A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a criminal offense should notify local police or other law enforcement authorities in addition to Law School personnel. Law School personnel will assist students in notifying local authorities. F. Counseling and Services for Victims of Sexual Assaults The Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism can provide a student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault with information on counseling and mental health services. G. Possible Options and Assistance to Change Academic Situations after an Alleged Sexual Assault If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault, the student can request a change in academic situation in an effort to minimize contact with the alleged offender. The Law School will attempt to provide such changes upon request where the changes are reasonably available. XI.

Information on Registered Sex Offenders

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has established a web site as the official internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. The Sex Offender Registration open record information is extracted from the MSP Sex Offender Registration (PSOR) database. The web site internet address is http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ . This database may be searched by ZIP Code, name or school. You may also register at this site for an e-mail Alert Subscription. For questions or concerns regarding the PSOR, contact the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center, LEIN Field Services Section, 7150 Harris Drive, Lansing MI 48913. Local law enforcement agencies are required to have available, at their front desk, paper copies of sex offender registration forms for all sex offenders living at a zip code within the agencies’ jurisdiction. S:\Operations\Admin\Campus Security Annual Report\2012\2012 AA Crime Report of 2011 data.doc

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ANNUAL CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND REPORT For the three years ending December 31, 2011 Auburn Hills Campus Thomas M. Cooley Law School has prepared this report in conformity with its Policy Regarding Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures. That policy can be found on the Cooley portal at portal.cooley.edu under the Policies tab. I.

Reporting Criminal Action and Emergencies Occurring on Law School Property A. Scope of Report For the time period covered by this report, Thomas M. Cooley Law School operated four wholly independent and separate campuses, one each in the cities of Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Auburn Hills, Michigan. This report covers Cooley’s branch campus in Auburn Hills, Michigan at 2630 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. B. Definitions In this section, as well as throughout the report, the terms Cooley or Law School “property,” “premises,” or “facilities” shall refer interchangeably to any building or property that Cooley owns or controls (for example, by leasing a building or property from a third party) and which are used by Cooley in direct support of, or in a manner related to, Cooley’s educational purposes. The terms include any other building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to buildings or property that Cooley owns (even if controlled by a third party), that is frequently used by students, and that supports Cooley’s institutional purposes. These terms shall also include all public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, any property or facilities that Cooley owns or controls.

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C. Reporting Procedure Any life-threatening emergency is to be reported to local authorities by dialing 911. Students, faculty and staff are required to immediately report criminal actions or other emergencies which occur on Law School property to the Building Access Control Officer or Thomas M. Cooley Law School staff, as the case may be. A school official will complete the appropriate incident report form to be delivered to the Chief Operating Officer and others as appropriate. D. Response to Reports 1. The Law School responds to reports of criminal actions or emergencies, as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. The response may include contacting local law enforcement authorities, the fire department, emergency medical services or other outside entities, notification to the Law School community, and internal investigation and action. 2. The Law School will make timely reports to students, faculty and staff regarding any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, or motor vehicle theft that have taken place on, or contiguous to, Law School property as reported to the Law School. II

Security of, and Access to, Law School Facilities A. Security and Access Policies 1. The Law School generally attempts to limit access to Law School facilities to students, faculty, staff and persons who have a legitimate business or educational purpose for being on the premises. Law School staff or Building Access Control Officers monitor the front entrance of all school-controlled buildings that are used by students. The Law School reserves the right to refuse access to persons acting in a disorderly or disruptive fashion and to request such persons leave the premises. If necessary, Building Access Control Officers or Law School staff will contact local law enforcement authorities to remove unauthorized persons from Law School property or take other appropriate action. 2. Due to the large number of people entering or leaving our buildings at certain times (such as just before or after classes), it is not always -2-


possible to ensure that everyone in the buildings satisfies our access criteria. In light of this fact and our urban environment, the Law School expects students, faculty and staff to take appropriate precautions to help ensure personal safety and the safety of others. Each person is responsible for their personal property. B. Maintenance Considerations The Law School attempts to maintain its facilities in a manner consistent with the security considerations set forth above. C. Changes in Policies or Procedures The Law School reserves the right to change its security and safety policies at any time, with or without notice, at its discretion. Neither this report nor any other communication from Law School personnel, written or oral, is intended to create contractual rights to any security or safety policy or procedure or to security matters generally. III.

Safety and Law Enforcement on School Premises A. Law School or Building Access Control Officer The Law School or Building Access Control Officer monitors access to Cooley-controlled buildings used by students. They document emergencies and report incidents to the Chief Operating Officer. While Building Access Control staff generally may not leave their stations unless properly relieved, they will contact the appropriate officials and other employees for assistance in, and investigation of, emergencies. B. Enforcement Authorities and Liaison with Local Police Agencies Law School employees or Building Access Control Officers do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests or physically remove trespassers from Law School premises. The local police will be contacted if circumstances warrant an arrest or other law enforcement intervention. C. Encouraging Reports of Criminal or Threatening Behavior The Law School encourages students, faculty, and staff to report promptly and accurately any crimes that occur on Law School -3-


premises to an employee or Building Access Control Officer and, when appropriate, the local police. The conduct@cooley.edu email account has been established for reporting school related unethical conduct that reasonably appears to violate the Honor Code. This account is also for reporting criminal or threatening behavior that may violate Cooley’s Disciplinary Procedures. Cooley’s Honor Code and Disciplinary Procedures are available on the Portal under “Policy”. IV.

Information Programs The Law School informs students, faculty and staff by written report at least yearly about security procedures and practices on Law School premises. These programs and reports are designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own security and that of others.

V.

Crime Prevention Information Law School personnel discuss crime awareness and prevention with incoming first term students during orientation.

VI.

Criminal Offenses A. On-Campus or Contiguous Public Property Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no reports to campus safety authorities or local police of any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary or motor vehicle theft on Law School property or on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. B. Non-Campus Buildings or Property No student organization officially recognized by the Law School presently owns or controls any building or property. The Law School does not presently own or control any building or property that is frequently used by students that is not otherwise on campus.

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C. Residential Facilities The Law School does not own or control residential facilities for students. D. “Hate Crimes” There have been no reports of incidents or crimes that manifested evidence that the perpetrators intentionally selected the victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. VII.

Arrests or Disciplinary Referrals Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no arrests and no campus disciplinary referrals for on-campus liquor law, drug law or illegal weapons possession violations. There were no arrests for liquor law, drug law, or illegal weapons possession violations on public property.

VIII.

Possession, Use and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages on Law School Property Law School policy prohibits the illicit use, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages on Law School property.

IX.

Substance Abuse Policy A. Illegal Drugs The use, possession or sale of drugs, in violation of Federal or Michigan law, is prohibited on Law School property. B. Drug and Alcohol Education Programs The Law School has adopted a Substance Abuse Prevention Policy, distributed annually to students, faculty and staff, which sets forth the Law School’s prohibition on the unlawful use, possession or sale of drugs and alcohol, as well as educational information on drug and alcohol abuse.

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X.

Policy on Sexual Offenses A. Education and Awareness on Sex Offenses During Orientation, the Law School communicates the importance of professional conduct in both personal and professional relationships. The Disciplinary Procedures prohibit conduct in violation of moral standards. Incoming first term students and newly hired employees receive brochures describing the Law School’s Policy against sexual harassment. The complete Policy is also available under the Policies tab of the Cooley Portal. B. Sanctions for Sexual Offenses Students found guilty under the disciplinary procedures for misconduct, such as rape, acquaintance rape or other sexual offenses, are subject to sanctions up to and including permanent dismissal from the Law School. The Policy against sexual harassment provides for similar sanctions. C. Procedure to Follow If a Sexual Offense Occurs 1. If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense in a Law School facility, the student should immediately contact the local police. 2. A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense should attempt to preserve any evidence of the alleged offense to aid in any investigation. 3. Students should report alleged sex offenses to a Dean or one of the Associate Deans. D. Disciplinary Procedure for Alleged Sex Offenses The Law School handles allegations of sex offenses under its Disciplinary Procedures. E. Notification to Law Enforcement Agencies A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a criminal offense should notify local police or other law enforcement authorities in addition to Law School personnel. Law School personnel will assist students in notifying local authorities. -6-


F. Counseling and Services for Victims of Sexual Assaults The Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism can provide a student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault with information on counseling and mental health services. G. Possible Options and Assistance to Change Academic Situations after an Alleged Sexual Assault If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault, the student can request a change in academic situation in an effort to minimize contact with the alleged offender. The Law School will attempt to provide such changes upon request where the changes are reasonably available. XI.

Information on Registered Sex Offenders

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has established a web site as the official internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. The Sex Offender Registration open record information is extracted from the MSP Sex Offender Registration (PSOR) database. The web site internet address is http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ . This database may be searched by ZIP Code, name or school. You may also register at this site for an e-mail Alert Subscription. For questions or concerns regarding the PSOR, contact the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center, Sex Offender Registry Section, 333 S. Grand Ave., PO Box 30634, Lansing, MI 48909 Phone (517) 241-1806. Local law enforcement agencies are required to have available, at their front desk, paper copies of sex offender registration forms for all sex offenders living at a zip code within the agencies’ jurisdiction.

S:\Operations\Admin\Campus Security Annual Report\2012\2012 AH Crime Report of 2011 data.doc

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ANNUAL CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND REPORT For the three years ending December 31, 2011 Grand Rapids Campus Thomas M. Cooley Law School has prepared this report in conformity with its Policy Regarding Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures. That policy can be found on the Cooley portal at portal.cooley.edu under the Policies tab. I.

Reporting Criminal Action and Emergencies Occurring on Law School Property A. Scope of Report For the time period covered by this report, Thomas M. Cooley Law School operated four wholly independent and separate campuses, one each in the cities of Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Auburn Hills, Michigan. This report covers Cooley’s branch campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 111 Commerce Avenue, S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, as well as the city-owned Cherry Commerce parking ramp adjacent to the campus. B. Definitions In this section, as well as throughout the report, the terms Cooley or Law School “property,” “premises,” or “facilities” shall refer interchangeably to any building or property that Cooley owns or controls (for example, by leasing a building or property from a third party) and which are used by Cooley in direct support of, or in a manner related to, Cooley’s educational purposes. The terms include any other building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to buildings or property that Cooley owns (even if controlled by a third party), that is frequently used by students, and that supports Cooley’s institutional purposes. These terms shall also include all public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, any property or facilities that Cooley owns or controls.

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C. Reporting Procedure Any life-threatening emergency is to be reported to local authorities by dialing 911. Students, faculty and staff are required to immediately report criminal actions or other emergencies which occur on Law School property to the Building Access Control Officer or Thomas M. Cooley Law School staff, as the case may be. A school official will complete the appropriate incident report form to be delivered to the Chief Operating Officer and others as appropriate. D. Response to Reports 1. The Law School responds to reports of criminal actions or emergencies, as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. The response may include contacting local law enforcement authorities, the fire department, emergency medical services or other outside entities, notification to the Law School community, and internal investigation and action. 2. The Law School will make timely reports to students, faculty and staff regarding any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, or motor vehicle theft that have taken place on, or contiguous to, Law School property as reported to the Law School. II

Security of, and Access to, Law School Facilities A. Security and Access Policies 1. The Law School generally attempts to limit access to Law School facilities to students, faculty, staff and persons who have a legitimate business or educational purpose for being on the premises. Law School staff or Building Access Control Officers monitor the front entrance of all school-controlled buildings that are used by students. The Law School reserves the right to refuse access to persons acting in a disorderly or disruptive fashion and to request such persons leave the premises. If necessary, Building Access Control Officers or Law School staff will contact local law enforcement authorities to remove unauthorized persons from Law School property or take other appropriate action. 2. Due to the large number of people entering or leaving our buildings at certain times (such as just before or after classes), it is not always -2-


possible to ensure that everyone in the buildings satisfies our access criteria. In light of this fact and our urban environment, the Law School expects students, faculty and staff to take appropriate precautions to help ensure personal safety and the safety of others. Each person is responsible for their personal property. B. Maintenance Considerations The Law School attempts to maintain its facilities in a manner consistent with the security considerations set forth above. C. Changes in Policies or Procedures The Law School reserves the right to change its security and safety policies at any time, with or without notice, at its discretion. Neither this report nor any other communication from Law School personnel, written or oral, is intended to create contractual rights to any security or safety policy or procedure or to security matters generally. III.

Safety and Law Enforcement on School Premises A. Law School or Building Access Control Officer The Law School or Building Access Control Officer monitors access to Cooley-controlled buildings used by students. They document emergencies and report incidents to the Chief Operating Officer. While Building Access Control staff generally may not leave their stations unless properly relieved, they will contact the appropriate officials and other employees for assistance in, and investigation of, emergencies. B. Enforcement Authorities and Liaison with Local Police Agencies Law School employees or Building Access Control Officers do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests or physically remove trespassers from Law School premises. The local police will be contacted if circumstances warrant an arrest or other law enforcement intervention. C. Encouraging Reports of Criminal or Threatening Behavior The Law School encourages students, faculty, and staff to report promptly and accurately any crimes that occur on Law School -3-


premises to an employee or Building Access Control Officer and, when appropriate, the local police. The conduct@cooley.edu email account has been established for reporting school related unethical conduct that reasonably appears to violate the Honor Code. This account is also for reporting criminal or threatening behavior that may violate Cooley’s Disciplinary Procedures. Cooley’s Honor Code and Disciplinary Procedures are available on the Portal under “Policy”. IV.

Information Programs The Law School informs students, faculty and staff by written report at least yearly about security procedures and practices on Law School premises. These programs and reports are designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own security and that of others.

V.

Crime Prevention Information Law School personnel discuss crime awareness and prevention with incoming first term students during orientation.

VI.

Criminal Offenses A. On-Campus or Contiguous Public Property Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no reports to campus safety authorities or local police of any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), robbery, burglary, or aggravated assault on School property. There was one report of a sex offence – forcible rape on adjacent public property; two reports of a vehicle theft on adjacent public property; one report of aggravated assault – other dangerous weapon on adjacent public property. B. Non-Campus Buildings or Property No student organization officially recognized by the Law School presently owns or controls any building or property. The Law School does not presently own or control any building or property that is frequently used by students that is not otherwise on campus.

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C. Residential Facilities The Law School does not own or control residential facilities for students. D. “Hate Crimes” There have been no reports of incidents or crimes that manifested evidence that the perpetrators intentionally selected the victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. VII.

Arrests or Disciplinary Referrals Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no campus disciplinary referrals for on-campus liquor law, drug law or illegal weapons possession violations. There were five arrests for liquor law violation on adjacent public property; three arrests for drug law violation on adjacent public property; and one arrest for weapons law violation on adjacent public property.

VIII.

Possession, Use and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages on Law School Property Law School policy prohibits the illicit use, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages on Law School property.

IX.

Substance Abuse Policy A. Illegal Drugs The use, possession or sale of drugs, in violation of Federal or Michigan law, is prohibited on Law School property. B. Drug and Alcohol Education Programs The Law School has adopted a Substance Abuse Prevention Policy, distributed annually to students, faculty and staff, which sets forth the Law School’s prohibition on the unlawful use, possession or sale of drugs and alcohol, as well as educational information on drug and alcohol abuse.

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X.

Policy on Sexual Offenses A. Education and Awareness on Sex Offenses During Orientation, the Law School communicates the importance of professional conduct in both personal and professional relationships. The Disciplinary Procedures prohibit conduct in violation of moral standards. Incoming first term students and newly hired employees receive brochures describing the Law School’s Policy against sexual harassment. The complete Policy is also available under the Policies tab of the Cooley Portal. B. Sanctions for Sexual Offenses Students found guilty under the disciplinary procedures for misconduct, such as rape, acquaintance rape or other sexual offenses, are subject to sanctions up to and including permanent dismissal from the Law School. The Policy against sexual harassment provides for similar sanctions. C. Procedure to Follow If a Sexual Offense Occurs 1. If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense in a Law School facility, the student should immediately contact the local police. 2. A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense should attempt to preserve any evidence of the alleged offense to aid in any investigation. 3. Students should report alleged sex offenses to a Dean or one of the Associate Deans. D. Disciplinary Procedure for Alleged Sex Offenses The Law School handles allegations of sex offenses under its Disciplinary Procedures. E. Notification to Law Enforcement Agencies A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a criminal offense should notify local police or other law enforcement authorities in -6-


addition to Law School personnel. students in notifying local authorities.

Law School personnel will assist

F. Counseling and Services for Victims of Sexual Assaults The Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism can provide a student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault with information on counseling and mental health services. G. Possible Options and Assistance to Change Academic Situations after an Alleged Sexual Assault If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault, the student can request a change in academic situation in an effort to minimize contact with the alleged offender. The Law School will attempt to provide such changes upon request where the changes are reasonably available. XI.

Information on Registered Sex Offenders

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has established a web site as the official internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. The Sex Offender Registration open record information is extracted from the MSP Sex Offender Registration (PSOR) database. The web site internet address is http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ . This database may be searched by ZIP Code, name or school. You may also register at this site for an e-mail Alert Subscription. For questions or concerns regarding the PSOR, contact the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center, LEIN Field Services Section, 7150 Harris Drive, Lansing MI 48913. Local law enforcement agencies are required to have available, at their front desk, paper copies of sex offender registration forms for all sex offenders living at a zip code within the agencies’ jurisdiction. S:\Operations\Admin\Campus Security Annual Report\2012\2012 GR Crime Report of 2011 data.doc

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ANNUAL CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND REPORT For the three years ending December 31, 2011 Lansing Campus Thomas M. Cooley Law School has prepared this report in conformity with its Policy Regarding Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures. That policy can be found on the Cooley portal at portal.cooley.edu under the Policies tab. I.

Reporting Criminal Action and Emergencies Occurring on Law School Property A. Scope of Report For the time period covered by this report, Thomas M. Cooley Law School operated four wholly independent and separate campuses, one each in the cities of Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Auburn Hills, Michigan. This report covers Cooley’s branch campus in Lansing, Michigan, at 300 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933. It also covers the properties at 217 South Capitol Avenue, 301 South Capitol Avenue, 313-327 South Capitol Avenue, 316-327 South Washington Square, and 330 South Washington Square. The city-owned South Capitol Parking ramp and the Capitol & Washtenaw parking lot owned by Tower Parking are covered, as well. B. Definitions In this section, as well as throughout the report, the terms Cooley or Law School “property,” “premises,” or “facilities” shall refer interchangeably to any building or property that Cooley owns or controls (for example, by leasing a building or property from a third party) and which are used by Cooley in direct support of, or in a manner related to, Cooley’s educational purposes. The terms include any other building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to buildings or property that Cooley owns (even if controlled by a third party), that is frequently used by students, and that supports Cooley’s institutional purposes. These terms shall also include all public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, any property or facilities that Cooley owns or controls. -1-


C. Reporting Procedure Any life-threatening emergency is to be reported to local authorities by dialing 911. Students, faculty and staff are required to immediately report criminal actions or other emergencies which occur on Law School property to the Building Access Control Officer or Thomas M. Cooley Law School staff, as the case may be. A school official will complete the appropriate incident report form to be delivered to the Chief Operating Officer and others as appropriate. D. Response to Reports 1. The Law School responds to reports of criminal actions or emergencies, as it deems appropriate under the circumstances. The response may include contacting local law enforcement authorities, the fire department, emergency medical services or other outside entities, notification to the Law School community, and internal investigation and action. 2. The Law School will make timely reports to students, faculty and staff regarding any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), aggravated assault, burglary, or motor vehicle theft that have taken place on, or contiguous to, Law School property as reported to the Law School. II

Security of, and Access to, Law School Facilities A. Security and Access Policies 1. The Law School generally attempts to limit access to Law School facilities to students, faculty, staff and persons who have a legitimate business or educational purpose for being on the premises. Law School staff or Building Access Control Officers monitor the front entrance of all school-controlled buildings that are used by students. The Law School reserves the right to refuse access to persons acting in a disorderly or disruptive fashion and to request such persons leave the premises. If necessary, Building Access Control Officers or Law School staff will contact local law enforcement authorities to remove unauthorized persons from Law School property or take other appropriate action.

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2. Due to the large number of people entering or leaving our buildings at certain times (such as just before or after classes), it is not always possible to ensure that everyone in the buildings satisfies our access criteria. In light of this fact and our urban environment, the Law School expects students, faculty and staff to take appropriate precautions to help ensure personal safety and the safety of others. Each person is responsible for their personal property. B. Maintenance Considerations The Law School attempts to maintain its facilities in a manner consistent with the security considerations set forth above. C. Changes in Policies or Procedures The Law School reserves the right to change its security and safety policies at any time, with or without notice, at its discretion. Neither this report nor any other communication from Law School personnel, written or oral, is intended to create contractual rights to any security or safety policy or procedure or to security matters generally. III.

Safety and Law Enforcement on School Premises A. Law School or Building Access Control Officer The Law School or Building Access Control Officer monitors access to Cooley-controlled buildings used by students. They document emergencies and report incidents to the Chief Operating Officer. While Building Access Control staff generally may not leave their stations unless properly relieved, they will contact the appropriate officials and other employees for assistance in, and investigation of, emergencies. B. Enforcement Authorities and Liaison with Local Police Agencies Law School employees or Building Access Control Officers do not carry weapons and cannot make arrests or physically remove trespassers from Law School premises. The local police will be contacted if circumstances warrant an arrest or other law enforcement intervention.

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C. Encouraging Reports of Criminal or Threatening Behavior The Law School encourages students, faculty, and staff to report promptly and accurately any crimes that occur on Law School premises to an employee or Building Access Control Officer and, when appropriate, the local police. The conduct@cooley.edu email account has been established for reporting school related unethical conduct that reasonably appears to violate the Honor Code. This account is also for reporting criminal or threatening behavior that may violate Cooley’s Disciplinary Procedures. Cooley’s Honor Code and Disciplinary Procedures are available on the Portal under “Policy”. IV.

Information Programs The Law School informs students, faculty and staff by written report at least yearly about security procedures and practices on Law School premises. These programs and reports are designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own security and that of others.

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Crime Prevention Information Law School personnel discuss crime awareness and prevention with incoming first term students during orientation.

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Criminal Offenses A. On-Campus or Contiguous Public Property Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no reports to campus safety authorities or local police of any incidents of murder, manslaughter, arson, sexual offenses (forcible or non-forcible), aggravated assault or burglary on Law School property or on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. There was one report of a motor vehicle theft on campus. There were two reports of robbery on adjacent public property. B. Non-Campus Buildings or Property

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No student organization officially recognized by the Law School presently owns or controls any building or property. The Law School does not presently own or control any building or property that is frequently used by students that is not otherwise on campus. C. Residential Facilities The Law School does not own or control residential facilities for students. D. “Hate Crimes” There have been no reports of incidents or crimes that manifested evidence that the perpetrators intentionally selected the victim because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. VII.

Arrests or Disciplinary Referrals Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, there were no arrests and no campus disciplinary referrals for on-campus liquor law, drug law or illegal weapons possession violations. There were nine arrests for liquor law violations on adjacent public property and eleven arrest for drug law violation on adjacent public property.

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Possession, Use and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages on Law School Property Law School policy prohibits the illicit use, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages on Law School property.

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Substance Abuse Policy A. Illegal Drugs The use, possession or sale of drugs, in violation of Federal or Michigan law, is prohibited on Law School property. B. Drug and Alcohol Education Programs The Law School has adopted a Substance Abuse Prevention Policy, distributed annually to students, faculty and staff, which sets forth the Law School’s prohibition on the unlawful use, possession or sale of drugs and alcohol, as well as educational information on drug and alcohol abuse. -5-


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Policy on Sexual Offenses A. Education and Awareness on Sex Offenses During Orientation, the Law School communicates the importance of professional conduct in both personal and professional relationships. The Disciplinary Procedures prohibit conduct in violation of moral standards. Incoming first term students and newly hired employees receive brochures describing the Law School’s Policy against sexual harassment. The complete Policy is also available under the Policies tab of the Cooley Portal. B. Sanctions for Sexual Offenses Students found guilty under the disciplinary procedures for misconduct, such as rape, acquaintance rape or other sexual offenses, are subject to sanctions up to and including permanent dismissal from the Law School. The Policy against sexual harassment provides for similar sanctions. C. Procedure to Follow If a Sexual Offense Occurs 1. If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense in a Law School facility, the student should immediately contact the local police. 2. A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sex offense should attempt to preserve any evidence of the alleged offense to aid in any investigation. 3. Students should report alleged sex offenses to a Dean or one of the Associate Deans. D. Disciplinary Procedure for Alleged Sex Offenses The Law School handles allegations of sex offenses under its Disciplinary Procedures. E. Notification to Law Enforcement Agencies A student who believes he or she has been the victim of a criminal offense should notify local police or other law enforcement authorities in -6-


addition to Law School personnel. students in notifying local authorities.

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F. Counseling and Services for Victims of Sexual Assaults The Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism can provide a student who believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault with information on counseling and mental health services. G.

Possible Options and Assistance to Change Academic Situations after an Alleged Sexual Assault If a student believes he or she has been the victim of a sexual assault, the student can request a change in academic situation in an effort to minimize contact with the alleged offender. The Law School will attempt to provide such changes upon request where the changes are reasonably available.

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Information on Registered Sex Offenders

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has established a web site as the official internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. The Sex Offender Registration open record information is extracted from the MSP Sex Offender Registration (PSOR) database. The web site internet address is http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ . This database may be searched by ZIP Code, name or school. You may also register at this site for an e-mail Alert Subscription. For questions or concerns regarding the PSOR, contact the Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center, Sex Offender Registry Section, 333 S. Grand Ave., PO Box 30634, Lansing, MI 48909 Phone (517) 241-1806. Local law enforcement agencies are required to have available, at their front desk, paper copies of sex offender registration forms for all sex offenders living at a zip code within the agencies’ jurisdiction.

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