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Annual Security and Fire Report 2016 (Clery Report)

CAMPUS SAFETY

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Table of Contents ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE REPORT PREPARATION OF THE ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND DISCLOSURE OF CRIME STATISTICS ... 4 Campus Police & Safety Department Mission Statement .............................................................. 4 Role, Authority, and Training ............................................................. 4 Safety, Our Number One Priority ........................................................ 5 Working Relationship with Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies ... 5 Campus Police & Safety Additional Services………………………………………………………5 Crimes Involving Students Off-Campus………………………………………........ 5 Procedures for Reporting Crimes, Incidents and other Emergencies... 5 Voluntary, Confidential Reporting ...................................................... 6 Reporting to Campus Police & Safety ........................................................... 6 Reporting to Other Campus Security Authorities ................................. 7 Reporting to Campus Pastoral or Mental Health Counselors …………..7 Timely Warnings…….. .................................................................... 7 Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures........................ 8 Drills, Exercises, and Training ............................................................8 Emergency Notification ..................................................................... 8 Security of and Access to Buildings ……………….................................. 10 Residence Hall Access …………………………………………........................... 10 Security Considerations for Maintenance of Facilities and Grounds ..... 10 MAC Ethics Hotline and Anonymous Reporting …………………………………10 Harassment Policy and Definition......…………………………………………………..11 Response to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking ... 11 Defining Sexual Assault/Rape, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking... 12 Sexual Violence and Title IX …………………………………………………………………………………13 Consent …………….................................................................................................... 14 Addressing Sexual Assault/Rape, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking…14 What to do if you have been the victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking ............................................................................. 14 Protection from Abuse and Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act …16 Sexual Assault Prevention Tips ……………………………………………………………………16 Campus Reporting options and Resources …………………………………………………..16 Retaliation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………17 Amnesty for Sexual Misconduct Complainants and Witnesses ……………………..17 Student Conduct Process ………………………………………………………………………………….18 Standard of Proof …………………………………………………………………………………………..18 Appeal Process ……………………………………………………………………………………………….20 Sanctions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………21 Student Grievance Process ……………………………………………………………………………22 Employee Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure ………………………………..23 Sex Offender Registration ……………………………………………………………………………..25 Weapons Policy ……………………………………………………………………………………………..25 Crime Prevention Policy ………………………………………………………………………………….25 Education and Prevention Programs ……………………………………………………………….26 Missing Student Policy ……………………………………………………………………………………27 Alcohol and Drug Policies ………………………………………………………………………………..27 Alcohol Poisoning Information and Medical Amnesty Law ……………………………28 2


PA Laws related to Alcohol ……………………………………………………………………………28 PA Laws Related to Drug Offenses …………………………………………………………………31 Federal Drug Enforcement Drug Schedules and Information ……………………….31 Federal Drug Law Penalties …………………………………………………………………………..33 Drug Risks and Consequences ……………………………………………………………………….35 Counseling and Treatment …………………………………………………………………………….36 Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention ………………………………………………………………36 Children on Campus Policy ……………………………………………………………………………37 Daily Crime and Fire Log ……………………………………………………………………………..38 College and University Security Information Act, Jeanne Clery Act ………………39 Definitions of Reportable Crimes ………………………………………………………………..40 Categories of Prejudice ……………………………………………………………………………….41 Clery CRIME STATISTICS ………………………………………………………………………………42 Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Report Statistics ……………………………………………..43 Health and Safety Inspections ………………………………………………………………………44 Fire Policies for On-Campus Housing …………………………..………………………………..44 Fire Emergency and Evacuation Procedures ………………………………………………….46 Fire Definitions ………………………………………………………………………………………………48 Fire Policy Regarding Appliances in Housing Facilities ……………………………………48 Smoking and Tobacco Policy ………………………………………………………………………….49 Annual Fire Statistics for Housing Facilities ……………………………………………………49 Clery Geography Map …………………………………………………………………………………..50 Mount Aloysius Campus Map ……………………………………………………………………….51

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PREPARATION OF THE ANNUAL SECURITY & FIRE REPORT Mount Aloysius College Campus Police & Safety prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act. The information is maintained by the Departments of Campus Police & Safety, Student Affairs and Residence Life along with off campus law enforcement agencies that provide information. Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are also contacted to provide any information they may have received for the calendar year of collection. The report provides crime statistics for the previous three calendar years for crimes that occurred on campus, in residence halls, or at certain off campus or adjacent properties. The Clery report includes policies and resource information for all students, employees and visitors. The College distributes a notice of report availability by October 1 of each year. Anyone can obtain a printed copy of the report by contacting Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 or by visiting the main Campus Police & Safety Office in St. Gertrude Hall room 21 or by visiting: https://issuu.com/mountaloysiuscollege/docs/asr2016 The direct URL for the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery Report) of Mount Aloysius College is distributed yearly to all students and employees by email with printed copies available at the Campus Police & Safety Office in room 21 of Saint Gertrude Hall. The address is also shared by the Admissions office to students applying and by the Human Resources office to prospective employees.

The Campus Police & Safety Department Campus Police & Safety Department Mission Statement “The Mount Aloysius College Department of Campus Police & Safety seeks to provide the college community with a safe environment in which instruction, learning and recreational activities may take place for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and visitors alike.�

Role, Authority, and Training The primary responsibility of the Campus Police & Safety Department is to provide protection for College persons and property associated with the College. Safety officers are on-duty 24 hours a day, year round. If an officer is not in the office, he/she can be reached at 814-886-6327, or by contacting the Switchboard Operator at 814-886-4131. You may also use the blue-lighted phones in some of the parking lots or a courtesy phone inside the buildings. The Campus Police & Safety Department has sworn police officers with the power of arrest and nonsworn, security officers without arrest power. The campus is located within the jurisdiction of the Cresson Township Police Department. Campus Police & Safety is made up of a Director, 7 full-time officers and several part-time officers. The department employs several student workers to assist with office duties, event staffing and parking enforcement. Most officers have a municipal or state police training background and all have CPR/AED/First Aid training. In addition, two are certified as sexual assault investigators. Seven of the officers are Response to Violent Intruder program (RVI) instructors.

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Safety, Our Number One Priority The campus is a great place to learn, work, study and live; however, this does not mean that the campus community is immune to problems. With that in mind, Mount Aloysius College makes every reasonable effort to provide a safe environment for students, employees and visitors. Everyone in the community has the responsibility that if they see something, say something by contacting Campus Police & Safety. It is up to each of us to live with a sense of awareness and use reasonable judgment when living, working, or visiting on campus. Each person utilizing facilities and equipment is expected to exercise proper safety procedures and report accidents, equipment failures, equipment destruction and facility problems to the Campus Police & Safety Department. (814) 886-6327

Working Relationship with Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Mount Aloysius College Campus Police & Safety Department cooperates with Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies maintaining a good working relationship, especially with the Cresson Township Police. Campus Police & Safety maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with local police regarding the investigation of criminal incidents. Our cooperation also includes training together, presentations on campus and special event coverage.

Additional Services VEHICLE ASSISTANCE: The Campus Police & Safety Department has tools to open locked cars, jumper packs for dead batteries and an air tank for flat tires. LOST and FOUND: The Campus Lost and Found Department is located in the Campus Police & Safety Office. Items unclaimed for more than 30 days will be disposed of. ESCORTS: A Campus Safety Escort Service is available to any visitor, student or employee. Officers will gladly provide an escort, when available, at any time. In order to request this service, please call 814886-6327. Escorts are offered for someone arriving or departing campus when it is dark out or during inclement weather or for anyone with a temporary or permanent disability.

Crimes Involving Students Off-Campus Mount Aloysius College relies on its relationships with local law enforcement agencies to share with Campus Police & Safety, information regarding criminal activity engaged in by our students at off campus locations, including off campus housing and properties adjacent to the College. The College reserves the right, at its discretion, to adjudicate off-campus violations of the Code of Conduct through the Campus Conduct System.

Procedures for Reporting Crimes, Incidents and Other Emergencies The Campus Police & Safety Department works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of Residence Life to provide easy access for reporting any activity violating College regulations, any crime or emergency on campus to College officials in these departments. It is critical for the safety of the Mount Aloysius College community that all incidents are immediately reported so Campus Police & Safety can investigate the situation and determine if follow-up actions are required, including issuing a timely warning, crime alert or emergency notification. In an emergency you may dial 9-1-1 for Police, Fire or EMS response and then please contact Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 so we may meet and direct the responding agencies to the location needed on campus. 5


Voluntary, Confidential Reporting If you are the victim of a crime, a bystander or want to report a crime of which you are aware, but do not want to pursue action within campus conduct or off campus criminal justice system, we ask that you consider filing a voluntary, confidential report. Depending upon the circumstances of the crime you are reporting, you may be able file a report while maintaining your confidentiality. The purpose of a voluntary, confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep your personal identifying information confidential, while taking steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others. The confidential reports allow the College to compile accurate records on the number and types of incidents occurring on campus. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed as a number in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report statistics. In limited circumstances, the department may not be able to assure confidentiality and will inform you in those cases. Anyone may call Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 to report information. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reporting to Campus Police & Safety Incidents, crimes and emergencies should be reported to the Campus Police & Safety Department onduty officer at the time of occurrence. An Officer is always on-duty and can be reached at 814-8866327. In an emergency you may dial 9-1-1 for Police, Fire or EMS response and then please contact Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 so we may meet and direct the responding agencies to the location needed on campus. Contact Campus Police & Safety as soon as possible to report such things as:        

If you are the victim of a crime. If you observe a criminal act or campus conduct violation. If you observe or are involved in a vehicular accident. If you or someone you know becomes injured or seriously ill. If you see a suspicious person in a residence hall, parking lot or other location. To express a safety concern; i.e. burned out exterior light, propped doors, use of candles, etc. To report the use, sale or possession of illegal drugs, including alcohol. To report the possession of any type of firearm or weapon.

Always call the Campus Police & Safety Department when you are unsure whether an occurrence should be reported. The officer on duty responds to reports of crime and medical emergencies immediately. The officer will respond to your complaint and meet with you to provide whatever assistance is necessary. Officers will investigate all reported crime and work with the victim/s to identify those responsible. The investigating officer will remain in contact with the victim throughout the investigation until the case is closed. Should the responsible person be identified, the victim may choose to have the suspect arrested. The Department will work with the victim to facilitate contact with the appropriate law enforcement agency for prosecution. Mount Aloysius College will work with all victims of crime by modifying housing or class schedule upon request, when reasonably possible. The commission of any crime will not be tolerated at Mount Aloysius College.

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Reporting to Other Campus Security Authorities Incidents, crimes and emergencies should be reported to the Campus Police & Safety Department onduty officer at the time of occurrence. (814-886-6327) We realize some of you may prefer to report to other individuals or offices on campus. Certain other campus employees who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities are mandated by the Clery Act to report information to the Campus Police & Safety Department when they learn of a crime. The Clery Act recognizes certain College officials and offices as “Campus Security Authorities (CSA).” The act defines these individuals as “officials of an institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, residence life, athletics, and campus conduct. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.” While the College has identified over one hundred CSA’s on campus, we officially designate the following offices as places where campus community members should report crimes: Department Campus Police & Safety Officers (24/7) Residence Life Director, Graduate Directors and Resident Assistants VP Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator

Location Saint Gertrude Hall room 21 or Cosgrave room 104 Cosgrave Center room 112

Phone Number 814-886-6327

Cosgrave Center room 106

814-886-6426

814-886-6388

Pastoral and Professional Mental Health Counselors Confidential Reporting According to the Clery Act, pastoral and professional mental health counselors who are appropriately credentialed and hired by Mount Aloysius College to serve in a counseling role are not considered Campus Security Authorities when they are acting in the counseling role. As a matter of policy, the College encourages pastoral and professional mental health counselors to notify those whom they are counseling of the voluntary, confidential reporting options available to them.

TIMELY WARNINGS The Mount Aloysius College Director of Campus Police & Safety works in partnership with Student Affairs and assistance from Communications Department to issue “Timely Warning” notices to the campus community on incidences of significance that occur on or adjacent to campus and are considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees, in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The College may issue a Timely Warning for the following crimes: arson; aggravated assault; criminal homicide; domestic violence, dating violence, robbery; burglary, sexual assault, hate crimes; and stalking. The College may also issue a Timely Warning for alcohol, drug, and weapon arrests or referrals that may cause a continuing threat to the community. These warnings are notify the community and to aid in the prevention of similar incidents. For incidents involving off-campus crimes, the College may issue a Timely Warning if the crime occurred in a location used and frequented by the College population. They will be distributed through email to the community and by poster for Maintenance, Housekeeping and Food Service.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES Emergency response and evacuation procedure information is located on the “EMERGENCY LEVELS OF RESPONSE” sign in each room on-campus and the evacuation signs in the hallways. Each room on campus also has 9-1-1 address signs for use in case of an emergency. The signs are generally posted near the room entrance door / light switch area. An Emergency Plan is located on the campus intranet at: Log into MyMAC, click on “MAC Policies – Documents,” and then click on “Emergency Action Plan.”    

LEVEL 1 – Evacuation (light blue section) LEVEL 2 – Shelter In Place, Weather Related (green section) LEVEL 3 – Shelter In Place, Hazardous Material (red section) LEVEL 4 – Violence/Threats: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT (black section)

Drills, Exercises, and Training Mount Aloysius College, through the Campus Police & Safety Department, tests emergency plans at least annually by conducting drills. The drills range from table top sessions and small hands on trainings, to campus-wide drills of the Emergency Plan. The drills can include departments from across campus and usually include state, county and local response agencies. At least once annually, the drill will coincide with a test of the MAC Alert mass notification system. Sending out a notification of drill commencing and at least one more message stating “all clear” when the drill ends.

Emergency Notification Mount Aloysius College is committed to ensuring the campus community receives timely, accurate, and useful information upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus or in the local area that poses an immediate threat to the health and safety of campus community members. Mount Aloysius College uses the emergency notification system E2Campus to provide alerts via MAC Alerts. MAC Alerts is an emergency notification service available to students, faculty, staff and parents of children in the on campus daycare, Little Peoples Place. MAC Alerts is an opt-in system requiring the users to create their own accounts. MAC Alerts subscriber’s choices include up to two phone numbers for voice or text messages, to choose an expiration date and to add an email other than their MAC account. All Mount Aloysius College e-mail addresses are automatically sent the alert information and cannot be removed by the user. The system also sends the alert to the MAC Facebook and Twitter pages, the MAC web page, displayed on computer screens for computers owned by MAC and Alertus Beacons inside Cosgrave Center; Bertschi Center; Academic Hall; Administration Building; Pierce Hall, ACWC and the Library. Not all of the methods of notification MAC Alerts can do may be used for all situations. Confirming the Existence of a Significant Emergency or Dangerous Situation and Initiating the Emergency Notification System: The Department of Campus Police & Safety and/or other campus Officials may become aware of a critical incident or other emergency situation that potentially affects the health and/or safety of the campus community. Generally, Officials become aware of these situations when they are reported to the Department of Campus Police & Safety. Once Campus Police & Safety confirms that there is, in fact, an emergency or dangerous situation that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the campus community, Campus Police & Safety Officers will notify the Director of Campus Police & Safety, The Vice President for Student Affairs or other official to issue an emergency notification. The campus’s authorized representatives will immediately initiate all or some portions of the MAC Alert system. If, in the professional judgment of first responding Officers, issuing a notification 8


potentially compromises efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency, the campus may elect to delay issuing an emergency notification. As soon as the condition that may compromise efforts is no longer present, the campus will issue the emergency notification to the campus community without further delay. Determining the Appropriate Segment or Segments of the Campus Community to Receive an Emergency Notification: Campus and/or local first responders on the scene of a critical incident or dangerous situation will assist those preparing the emergency notification with determining what segment or segments of the campus community should receive the notification. Generally, campus community members in the immediate area of the dangerous situation (i.e., the building, adjacent buildings, or surrounding area) will receive the emergency notification first, which may be by the voice or in person contact from the personnel on scene or responding. The responsible campus authorities will continually evaluate the situation and assess the need to notify additional segments of the campus population. Determining the Contents of the Emergency Notification: Speed and accuracy of the information are of utmost importance in issuing emergency notifications. To expedite this process and ensure each message contains essential information, the mass notification system contains pre-scripted templates for the most probable emergencies. These messages identify the situation, allow for input of the location, and identify the immediate emergency level of response action that should be taken. The individual authorizing the message will select the most appropriate template. In those cases where there are no predetermined templates in the system, the individual may use the “custom� template to craft a specific message. The goal is to ensure people are aware of the situation and they know the steps they can take to stay safe. Procedures Used to Notify the Campus Community: In the event of a situation that poses an immediate threat to members of the campus community, the campus has various systems in place for communicating information quickly. Some or all of these methods of communication may be used in the event of an emergency. These methods include the mass notification system MAC Alerts, which may include: SMS, e-mail, voice, RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Alertus Desktop and Alertus Beacons. We may also use verbal announcements, public address systems, fire alarms and other items based on circumstances and devices available at the time of need. Procedures for Disseminating Emergency Information to the Larger Community (i.e., individuals and organizations outside the campus community): If the campus activates its MAC Alert system in response to a situation that poses an immediate threat to members of the campus community, the appropriate offices at the campus will coordinate notification of the larger Cresson community about the situation and steps the campus has taken to address the emergency. Primarily, Campus Communications with assistance from Information Technology Services is responsible for crisis communications and for updating notices on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking platforms and for maintaining communications with news outlets, distribution of press releases, and scheduling of press conferences. They will coordinate communications with off campus agencies, such as Cambria County Emergency Management, and/or local response agencies in absence of Cambria EMA. Enrolling in MAC Alerts, the Mount Aloysius College Mass Notification System: We encourage faculty, staff and students to enroll in MAC Alerts. Sign into your My MAC page and follow the prompts when you click on MAC Alerts to set up your account. Everyone with an active 9


Mount Aloysius College email account will automatically receive the MAC Alerts messages via email. Parents of children in the Little Peoples Place Daycare can contact Campus Police & Safety at 814-8866327 to find out how to receive the messages or by email at campussafety@mtaloy.edu .

SECURITY OF and ACCESS TO BUILDINGS Academic buildings are generally open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday when classes are in session. Academic buildings are scheduled to be open on weekends only as needed. Many events held on campus are open to the public. Contact information office at 814-886-4131 for specific public event times and locations.

Residence Hall Access Each designated entrance door for on campus residence hall access has computerized access control. The doors are secure 24/7. Identification cards are coded so that only students who are residents in a particular hall have authorized electronic access entry to that hall; the computer system denies entry to all unauthorized persons. When an entrance door is left ajar, an audible alarm is activated. All exterior doors have panic bars that will allow exit during an emergency. Campus Police & Safety officers and/or Residence Life staff walk through all on campus residences at least twice a night. Residents must accompany any visitors they have when in the residence hall. Residents are not permitted to share their access card or room key with others. It is the responsibility of residents, staff and officers to challenge or report individuals who cannot be identified as residents or the authorized guests of residents. The house in Cresson Borough that is owned by MAC and is controlled by residence life staff does not have electronic access control, it is mechanical with keys issued to residents. A member or members of residence life staff live in each of the residence halls and the house.

Security Considerations for Maintenance of Facilities and Grounds Campus Police & Safety works with the Physical Plant Department to assure safe and secure conditions in campus facilities and grounds; including monitoring that foliage is trimmed, entrances are unobstructed and campus lighting is in good working order. College community members are encouraged to make Campus Police & Safety aware of potential safety concerns on campus by calling 814-886-6327.

MAC Ethics Hotline and Anonymous Reporting The MAC Ethics Hotline may be accessed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by calling (toll free) to 877310-0415 or via the web at www.MACEthicsLine.EthicsPoint.com. This system is an additional mechanism for reporting serious ethical issues, fraud or suspected illegal activity and unsafe or potentially dangerous conduct to college administrators for investigation and proper handling. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to report issues or concerns to their supervisor or other College official when possible. However, the Ethics Hotline is intended to augment our internal reporting system when an individual is not comfortable using other reporting mechanisms and/or wishes to remain anonymous. This System is not a 911 service and situations involving imminent danger or when immediate assistance is needed should be reported to Campus Police & Safety at (814) 886-6327 or 9-11 for local authorities. Examples of the types of issues or concerns that may be reported through this system are available by clicking on the links in the center of the MAC Ethics Line web page.

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HARASSMENT POLICY All students have the right to work, learn, and study in an environment free from all forms of discrimination and conduct which can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive. Accordingly, it is the policy of the college that no member of the campus community may engage in conduct that is abusive to others. This includes any discriminatory, quid pro quo situations, hostile, or hateful acts toward another person’s personal, educational or professional interests based on that individual’s race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The entire employee policy, in more depth than the information above, can be found on the MY MAC page under MAC Policies and Documents, Personal-Professional Responsibility and Reporting, Harassment and Discrimination.

Definition of Harassment For purposes of this Policy, harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion to a person’s race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic that may be protected by federal or state law and has the purpose or effect of one or more of the following: • Creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive study, learning, or work environment; • Has the purpose or effect or unreasonably interferes with an individual’s study, learning experience, or work performance; or • Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s educational or employment opportunities.

RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING Membership in the Mount Aloysius College community carries with it the responsibility for mutual trust and respect and adherence to the standards of conduct established by our community consistent with the Mercy Values. Standards for student conduct at the College are set forth in the Student Handbook, College Catalog and in other policy documents. Accordingly, this statement sets forth the College’s policy on student sexual misconduct as applicable to all Mount Aloysius College students. All acts of sexual misconduct are anathema to our Mercy Values which hold dear respecting the integrity of every human person. Mount Aloysius College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and sexual harassment nor tolerate sexual violence, which is a type of sex discrimination. Other acts can also be forms of sex-based discrimination and are also prohibited whether gender based or not and include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. As a result, Mount Aloysius College issues this statement of policy to inform the campus community of our comprehensive plan addressing sexual misconduct, educational programs and procedures that address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and bystander intervention whether the incident occurs on or off campus, and when it is reported to a College official. In context, Mount Aloysius College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the college community. 11


Policy Mount Aloysius College prohibits sexual misconduct by students. Actions which result in charges of sexual misconduct as defined by this policy are subject to the College’s conduct process and also may subject a student to civil and/or criminal liability under federal and state laws and policies, including Title IX of the federal civil rights laws.

Definitions of Sexual Misconduct , Sexual Assault/Rape, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Sexual Misconduct: is defined as unwelcome acts of a sexual nature committed by a person against another person without consent including, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and/or other verbal or physical conduct, including but not limited to written and electronic communications of an intimidating, hostile or offensive nature, or action taken in retaliation for the reporting of such behavior. Sexual misconduct may include, but is not limited to: Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence (nonconsensual sexual contact or sexual intercourse): Sexual assault occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a complainant without the victim’s Effective Consent. Rape: Is 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. Rape also occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a person by forcible compulsion or the threat of forcible compulsion that would prevent resistance by a person of reasonable resolution, or when a person is unconscious or where the person knows that the victim is unaware that the act is occurring. Fondling: The touching of the private parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity. Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Domestic Violence: Includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction. Domestic Violence is currently not specifically defined by Pennsylvania state statute, however family abuse is. Abuse is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood: 12


(1) Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury, serious bodily injury, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault or incest with or without a deadly weapon. (2) Placing another in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury. (3) The infliction of false imprisonment pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. §2903 (relating to false imprisonment). (4) Physically or sexually abusing minor children, including such terms as defined in Chapter 63 (relating to child protective services). (5) Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person, including following the person, without proper authority, under circumstances which place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury. The definition of this paragraph applies only to proceedings commenced under this title and is inapplicable to any criminal prosecutions commenced under Title 18 (relating to crimes and offenses). Dating Violence: Means violence committed by a person—(a) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (b) where the existence of such a relationship will be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: (i) The length of the relationship. (ii) The type of relationship. (iii) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. Dating Violence is currently not specifically defined by Pennsylvania state statute. Stalking: Means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—a) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or b) suffer substantial emotional distress. A person commits the crime of stalking when the person either: (1) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts toward another person, including following the person without proper authority, under circumstances which demonstrate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person; or (2) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly communicates to another person under circumstances which demonstrate or communicate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person.

Sexual Violence and Title IX For purposes of Title IX, sexual violence is considered a form of sexual harassment, which means that, as with other forms of sexual harassment, the College must take steps to end the harassment and prevent its recurrence. Thus, while not all incidents of sexual harassment qualify as sexual violence, all sexual violence qualifies as sexual harassment. A student who is accused of sexual violence may also be found responsible for sexual harassment.

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Consent Acts of physical student sexual misconduct are considered to constitute a form of sexual assault/sexual violence when occurring without consent. To constitute lack of consent, the acts must be committed either by threat, force, intimidation, or through the use of the victim’s physical or mental inability (of which the accused was aware or should have been aware) to understand the situation, the consequences of his/her choices, or to express his/her desire. Consent cannot be given when a person is incapacitated in any way, be it voluntarily or not, or coming in and out of consciousness. Resistance by the victim is not required. Inducement of incapacitation of another with the intent to affect the ability of an individual to consent or refuse to consent to sexual contact almost always, if not always, negates consent. Silence does not necessarily constitute consent. Consent is informed, voluntary and revocable.

Addressing Sexual Assault/Rape, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. The College encourages victims to report to appropriate campus resources, including the Department of Campus Police & Safety and/or the Director of Residence Life. Victims of sexual assault who report offenses to College officials will be assisted in seeking medical care if needed and advised of further procedures for reporting sexual misconduct. It is also important for victims to preserve all physical evidence, including clothing and written communications. If the victim chooses, the College representative will assist in contacting legal authorities as well as appropriate College agents who may arrange changes in a student’s residence hall assignment and class schedule to avoid contact with the perpetrator when reasonable. Counseling is available for students on campus through Counseling and Disability Services. In addition, the College official can assist the victim in contacting Victim Services for an advocate or similar agencies within the local area. Two College Campus Police & Safety Officers are trained as Sexual Assault Investigators and receive annual update training. One of these officers will assist the victim with any investigation. Mount Aloysius College has several people that are part of the Cambria County Sexual Assault Response Team. (SART) The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding. Both the accused and the accuser must be informed of the outcome of any College disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses. The College will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-force sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against a student who is the perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the victim for purposes of this paragraph.

What to do if you have been the victim of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking After an incident of sexual assault, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In Pennsylvania, evidence may be collected even if a victim chooses not to make a report to law enforcement. Evidence collected at Conemaugh Hospital can be kept anonymously. It is important that victims of sexual assault not bathe, douche, smoke, change clothing or clean the bed/linen/area where they were assaulted if the offense occurred within the past 96 hours so that evidence as may be necessary to the proof of criminal activity may be preserved. In circumstances of sexual assault, if 14


victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease. Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence are encouraged to also preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to College hearing boards/investigators or police. Although the college strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement, it is the victim’s choice whether or not to make such a report, and victims have the right to decline involvement with the police. Whether a victim reports the crime to the police, or not, if the offender is a member of the College community, the victim has a right to seek College Conduct proceedings against the offender. If the victim decides to criminally report an incident involving a sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and dating violence, contact the Campus Police & Safety Department for assistance. We will help you figure out what Police Department has jurisdiction and then help you make contact. A victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking who proceeds through the criminal process has the following rights: • To receive information concerning available services for victims; • To be notified of certain significant actions and proceedings pertaining to your case; • To be accompanied at all public criminal proceeding by a victim advocate, family member or another person; • In cases involving personal injury crimes, burglary, and crimes relating to driving under the influence which involved bodily injury, the victim may offer prior comment on the potential reduction or dropping of any charge or changing of a plea; • To offer prior comment on the sentencing of a defendant to include the submission of a written and/or oral victim impact statement; If personal injury results from the incident, and the offender is sentenced to a state correctional facility, the victim has the opportunity to provide prior comment on and to receive state post sentencing release decisions (work release, parole, pardon, or community treatment center placement) and to be provided immediate notice of escape of the offender; If personal injury occurs from the incident and the offender is sentenced to a local correctional facility, the victim has the right to receive notice of release of the offender (including work release, furlough, parole, community treatment center placement) and to be provided with immediate notice of the escape of the offender; Where the offender is subject to a PFA order and is committed to a local correctional facility for a violation of the order or for a personal injury crime against a victim protected by the order, the victim has the right to receive immediate notice of the release of the offender on bail; When an offender is committed to a mental health facility from a state correctional institution, the victim has the right to notice of the discharge, transfer, or escape of the offender from the mental health facility; and The victim has the right to have assistance in the preparation of, submission of and follow-up on financial assistance claims to the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program. Moreover, to the extent of the victim’s cooperation and consent, Mount Aloysius College offices, will work cooperatively to ensure that the complainant’s health, physical safety, work and academic status are protected, pending the outcome of a formal College investigation of the complaint. For example, if reasonably available, a complainant may be offered changes to academic, living, or working situations in addition to counseling, health services and assistance in notifying appropriate local law enforcement. Additionally, in most cases and consistent with other federal law, personal identifiable information about the victim will be treated as confidential and only shared with persons with a specific need to know who are investigating/adjudicating the complaint or delivering resources or support services to the complainant. Mount Aloysius College does not publish the name of crime victims nor house identifiable information regarding victims in the Campus Police & Safety departments Daily Crime Log. Victims may request that directory information on file be removed from public sources by completing a Withhold Directory 15


Information Form (Confidentiality Request) posted on the My Mac site at https://jics.mtaloy.edu/ICS/Students/ then choose Withhold Directory Information Form at the bottom right of the page.

Protection from Abuse and Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation Act In Pennsylvania as a victim, you can request a civil order for protection from abuse (PFA) or an order for protection from sexual violence or intimidation (PSVI). A PFA offers civil protection to a victim of abuse who is at risk of further harm by the perpetrator. The PFA applies to victims that have a family or household member relationship. A PSVI offers civil protection to any victim of sexual violence who is at risk of further harm by the perpetrator. The PSVI applies only to victims that do not have a family or household member relationship. If you would like to apply for such orders, please see Campus Police & Safety to determine what county you should be directed to or contact Cambria County Court, Victim Services, or Women’s Help Center.

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips (From RAINN) • Be aware of rape drugs • Try not to leave your drink unattended • Only drink from un-opened containers or from drinks you have watched being made and poured • Avoid group drinks like punch bowls • Cover your drink. It is easy to slip in a small pill even while you are holding your drink. Hold a cup with your hand over the top, or choose drinks that are contained in a bottle and keep your thumb over the nozzle • If you feel extremely tired or drunk for no apparent reason, you may have been drugged. Find your friends and ask them to leave with you as soon as possible • If you suspect you have been drugged, go to a hospital and ask to be tested • Keep track of how many drinks you have had • Try to come and leave with a group of people you trust • Avoid giving out your personal information (phone number, where you live, etc.). If someone asks for your number, take his/ her number instead of giving out yours

Campus Reporting Options for Reports of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking You have other options In addition to, or an alternative to, contacting the Campus Police & Safety Department regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Concerns about conduct of a student, employee or third-party that may violate this policy may also be reported to: Dr. Jane Grassadonia, Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator Cosgrave Center Room 108, 5 College Drive, Cresson PA 16630 Phone: 814-886-6472 Email: jgrassadonia@mtaloy.edu Concerns about conduct by an employee or third-party that may violate this Policy may also be reported to: Ms. Tonia Gordon, Director of Human Resources Administration Building, 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson PA 16630 Phone: 814-886-6390 Email: tgordon@mtaloy.edu On Campus Resources: 16


Counseling Services Health Services

St. Joseph Hall room 101 St. Joseph Hall room 102

Phone: 814-886-6366 Phone: 814-886-6515

Off Campus Resources: Victim Services Victim Advocates and Counseling for Victims of Sexual Assault Phone: (814) 288-4961 or (800) 755-1983 (24 hours a day) 638 Ferndale Ave, Johnstown, PA 15905 Women’s Help Center Specializes in helping victims of Domestic Violence Phone: 814-443-2824 or 800-999-7406 (24 hours a day) 809 Napoleon Street Johnstown, PA 15901 Conemaugh Hospital Phone: (814) 534-9000 (24 hours a day) 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905 Cambria County Courthouse Phone: (814) 472-5440 200 S Center St, Ebensburg, PA 15931

Retaliation Mount Aloysius College strictly prohibits any retaliation against any individual for reporting, providing information, exercising one’s rights or responsibilities under this policy, or otherwise being involved in the process of responding to, investigating, or addressing allegations of sexual misconduct. Therefore, any retaliation intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any such actions are subject to conduct action that may include probation, suspension, or dismissal from the College. Anyone who is aware of possible retaliation or has other concerns regarding the response to a complaint of sexual misconduct should report such concerns to Campus Police & Safety, Residence Life staff (if an on— campus incident), the Director of Student Activities/Conduct, or the VP for Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator.

Amnesty for Sexual Misconduct Complainants and Witnesses Mount Aloysius College encourages reporting of sexual misconduct and seeks to remove any barriers to an individual/group making a report. The College recognizes that an individual who has been drinking or using drugs at the time of the incident may be hesitant to make a report because of potential consequences for their own conduct. Any individual (group) who (that) reports sexual misconduct, either as a Complainant or a third party witness, will not be subject to disciplinary action by the College for their (its) own personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident, provided that any such violations did not and do not place the health or safety of any other person at risk. The College may, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational interventions regarding alcohol or drugs with the involved students. The College is committed to helping students affected by sexual misconduct deal with its impact, and has many resources available to do so. Students subjected to sexual misconduct are encouraged to explore all options available to them---including College judicial processes, civil litigation, or pursuing criminal charges. These options are not mutually exclusive. The College encourages victims to notify appropriate campus resources, including Campus Police & Safety and the Director of Residence Life as soon as possible. However, there are no time limits on a victim’s options to report. Victims of sexual 17


assault who report alleged offenses to College officials will be advised of proper procedures for reporting misconduct to legal authorities by a campus police & safety and student affairs representative. It is also important for victims to preserve all physical evidence including clothing and written communications. An anonymous physical exam and evidence collection is available in Cambria County through Conemaugh Hospital. If requested by the victim, the College representative will assist in contacting legal authorities as well as appropriate College agents who may arrange changes in a student’s residence hall assignment and class schedule to avoid contact with the perpetrator. Counseling is available for students through Counseling and Disability Services. In addition, referrals may be made through Victim Services or similar agencies within the local area for an on call advocate to be dispatched. Mount Aloysius College will investigate all complaints of sexual misconduct in a full, reliable and impartial manner. The College will take all steps necessary to stop the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and offer appropriate remedies to address its effects on those involved. The College respects the privacy of students who seek help and/or report incidents of sexual misconduct, but cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. (Only certain counseling professionals, medical professionals, and clergy can guarantee anonymous confidentiality). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 obligates the College to stop sexual harassment (including sexual violence), remedy its effects, and take steps to prevent its recurrence. As a result, while protecting confidentiality to the greatest extent possible, the College may need to investigate an incident and take action once an allegation is known, whether or not the student wishes to pursue a complaint.

STUDENT CONDUCT PROCESS and DISCIPLINARY PROCESS Student Conduct Administration Overview Being a member of the Mount Aloysius student body is a privilege and not a right. As in every community, there are certain rules and regulations that must be upheld. Respect for the rights and property of others and respect for all individuals is everyone’s responsibility. Only in such a community of responsible persons can an atmosphere be established that supports living and learning in a productive and mutually supportive way. Any student who fails to support the mission and objectives of the Mount Aloysius community forfeits his/her right to continued membership in it. The College reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct is detrimental to or in conflict with the philosophy and objectives of Mount Aloysius.

Reporting an Incident Any person may report an alleged violation of College rules, regulations, or policies to a member of the Campus Police & Safety Department, Residence Life Staff, or the Vice President for Student Affairs. The incident is documented in an Incident Reporting Database which should include all of the following information: • Date, time and location of incident. • Nature of incident. • Individual(s) involved. • Witnesses. • Description of incident. • Immediate action taken.

Off-Campus Violations The College reserves the right, at its discretion, to adjudicate off-campus violations of the Code of Conduct through the Campus Conduct System. 18


Standard of Proof The standard in all hearings is a “preponderance of evidence.” A preponderance of the evidence exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude a violation has occurred and the student/organization charged is responsible for the violation.

Level One: Hearing Process The Director of Residence Life or his/her representative conducts a hearing with each student who is allegedly involved in a violation of College rules, regulations or policies. The hearing procedures follow: • The student will be notified that his/her name is mentioned on an incident report. • A hearing meeting occurs with the student to discuss and review the incident report. • The specific violations are summarized and presented to the student on a Student Conduct Record Form and the student is given the opportunity to admit violation of College rules, regulations or policies, or to deny any violation. • If the student admits to the violation, sanctions are immediately issued, unless in the opinion of the hearing officer, the reported violation is more serious in nature. In such a case, a full conduct hearing may be scheduled for sanctioning purposes. The hearing officer, the violation which is reported is more serious in nature; a full conduct hearing may be immediately scheduled for sanctioning purposes. • In situations where allegations are significant in nature, at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the case may be moved to the pre-board review level to commence a Conduct Board action.

Level Two: Conduct Board Hearing Process Pre-Board Review The Conduct Officer or his/her designee will offer the opportunity to meet with the accused student to explain the conduct process as well as the student’s rights and responsibilities. The role of the pre-board review is not to determine accountability or responsibility, but to assist the student in understanding the Student Conduct Board hearing process and prepare his/her case. Should the student choose not to meet with the Conduct Officer or his/her designee, the accused student is still responsible for participating in the Student Conduct Board Hearing. Student Conduct Board hearings will be held even if the student chooses not to attend. Hearing Procedures As part of the pre-board review, the following processes take place: • The Conduct Officer or his/her designee schedules a pre-board review to meet with the student(s) accused with the alleged violation and presents a verbal synopsis of the charges. • The student has a maximum of two school days from presentation of charges to submit in writing the names of any witnesses (subject to the Conduct Officer or his/her designee Officer’s determination of relevance to his/her case) and prepare a case. One character witness from the College community may address the Board. It is the student’s responsibility to notify all approved witnesses as to date, time and location of hearing. • A student accused of any violation may be accompanied in his/her hearing by a Mount Aloysius faculty member, administrator or student whose role will be advisory in nature. This person is not permitted to address the board or act as a representative for the charged student. Parents, advisors or legal counsel from outside the Mount Aloysius community may not be present at any hearing; however, they may assist the student during the pre-board review process. (Note: Residence Life staff members cannot provide representation.) • The accused student is notified of the date, time, and location of the Board hearing. 19


• At the Board hearing the accused has the opportunity to ask questions of the person initiating the charges or of witnesses in the case. In cases of sexual misconduct or other violations of a highly sensitive nature, every effort will be taken to allow both the accuser and the accused the right to ask questions regarding information pertinent to the incident without direct contact between the two parties. Both the accused and accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present at the hearing. Also, in cases involving sexual misconduct the accused and accuser will both be informed of the outcome of the conduct hearing. After the hearing, the Conduct Officer presents the Board’s findings to the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee sends written notification of the results of the hearing to the student within three school days of conclusion of the hearing. In cases of alleged sexual misconduct, a panel will be designated from the conduct board membership pool. A conduct hearing is an internal review of possible violation(s) of College rules and regulations. The purpose is to determine, based upon the preponderance of evidence, if violations have occurred and to assign sanctions which have as their purpose an educational and reconciliatory function. If, in the judgment of the Conduct Board, a student (because of multiple or serious violations, uncooperative attitude, etc.) is not upholding the philosophy and objectives of the College, the student may be dismissed from Mount Aloysius. The membership of the Student Conduct Board consists of students, faculty and administrators. The Director of Student Activities serves as the Conduct Officer or his/her designee and, as such, presides over the hearing. The Director of Student Activities also serves as a resource to the Conduct Board and oversees the deliberation process. The Vice President for Student Affairs reserves the right to utilize an administrative hearing when the full Board is not available during breaks in the academic calendar or the end of an academic term and as deemed necessary. The Conduct Officer or his/her designee reviews the case with the Conduct Board. He or she also introduces witnesses and directs proceedings so that only pertinent material is introduced. Finally, the Conduct Officer makes sure that both accuser and accused have ample opportunity to present the facts of the incident -- as they perceive them -- to the Board members. The Conduct Board reviews the case with the Conduct Officer or his/her designee and questions the student brought before the Board as well as any witnesses. The Board then discusses the case, including all testimony, in private. Specific violations are determined along with a recommendation for sanctions or that no violation occurred. The Conduct Board need not be unanimous in its vote; however, a majority must concur. The Conduct Officer or his/her designee presents the recommendation of the Board to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will notify the student of the final outcome within three school days. Alleged victims of crimes of violence or non-forcible sexual offenses may submit a written request to the Vice President for Student Affairs within three working days of the hearing to learn the outcome of the hearing. All proceedings and results of the Board’s deliberations are confidential.

Level Three: Appeal Process A student who wishes to appeal the recommendation(s) of the Conduct Officer or his/her designee and/or the Conduct Board must submit a written request for an appeal within five school days of the notification of the results of the hearing. The student must address one of the points listed below as grounds for appeal. The request must be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The grounds for an appeal are as follows: • That the regulations for filing disciplinary charges or the hearing process were not followed. • That available, relevant evidence was not reviewed. 20


The Vice President for Student Affairs or the appointed Appeal Officer will review the record of the proceedings. If, in the appeal, it is determined that new evidence exists or some other reason is present to consider additional evidence, or if proper procedures were not followed, the matter can be returned to the Conduct Officer or his/her designee and the Student Conduct Board for further deliberation. The Vice President for Student Affairs can accept the decision of the initial hearing, or refer the case back to the Conduct Board. The decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs is final except in cases of dismissal. A student dismissed from the College may, in addition, appeal to the President.

Sanctions Disciplinary action is based on the seriousness of the offense, individual circumstances and the best interest of the general educational community of Mount Aloysius College. The sanction(s) which may be imposed upon individuals or organizations for the commission of the offenses recognized by the College include, but are not limited to, the following: Conduct Warning A conduct warning may be issued when the nature and circumstances of the conduct do not warrant more severe disciplinary action; however, a written warning will be a matter of record in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Service to the College Service to the College entails performing duties in departments including housekeeping, maintenance and food service. The conditions and the time period of the work assignment are the prerogative of the authority imposing them and will be stated in writing. If a student fails to perform the services within the stated time-period, a fine may be imposed equal to the amount of un-worked hours, multiplied by the current rate for College work-study wages or additional conduct sanctions may be imposed. Failure to pay a fine may result in immediate restriction from residence halls until the fine is paid in full and/or other disciplinary sanctions. Fines The amount and due dates of fines are determined by the authority imposing them and will be stated in writing. The College reserves the right to initiate a policy for fining students for violations during the academic year. Restitution Reimbursement must be paid for damages or misappropriations of College property or property of a member of the College community. Loss of Privileges The conditions and the time-period of the probation are the prerogative of the authority imposing them and will be stated in writing. The following are intended to serve as sanctions: • An individual may be prohibited from representing the College in an official capacity, such as an intercollegiate athlete or a student organization leader; • An individual may be prohibited from parking a vehicle on campus, living in College residence halls or from dining on campus, forfeiting full room and board fees; • An individual may be prohibited from participating in College programs, such as musical or theatrical productions, intramural events or athletic competitions; • An individual may be prohibited from participating in student visitation; and • An individual may be prohibited from using personal property (including stereos, etc.) or campus facilities. Probation 21


Probation entails a written reprimand for the violation of specified regulations. Probation remains in effect for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any College regulation(s) during the probationary time. Residential Probation An official warning which states that future conduct violation will constitute grounds for the loss of the privilege to live or visit in the residential facilities. Suspension Suspension is termination of student status for a specific period of time. The conditions of re-admission will be stated in a sanction letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs. Students suspended for the remainder of a semester are charged full tuition, room and board (if applicable) and fees for the semester in which the suspension occurs. Students are assigned the grades that would be appropriate if withdrawal were voluntary. A statement of the student’s status is sent to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean, Registrar, curriculum chairperson, Admission’s Office and Controller’s Office. Residential Suspension This penalty removes the student from residence on campus and prevents the student from visiting the residential facilities for a specific period of time (i.e., the remainder of a given semester or academic year). The Director of Residence Life has the authority to suspend a student from residence if the student has failed to abide by housing policies. Dismissal Dismissal is permanent termination of student status and separation from the College. Dismissed students are charged full tuition, room and board (if applicable) and fees for the semester in which the dismissal occurs. Students are assigned the grades which would be appropriate if they were withdrawing voluntarily. A statement of the student’s status is sent to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean, Registrar, curriculum chairperson, Admission’s Office and Controller’s Office. INTERIM SUSPENSION When the Vice President for Student Affairs has reasonable cause to believe that a student has violated any of the College’s rules or regulations and that danger or disruption will be present if a student is permitted to remain on campus or in a College residence hall, an interim suspension may be imposed pending a full consideration of the case. A student placed on interim suspension will be required to leave campus and/or the residence halls immediately and remain off-campus until completion of the disciplinary proceedings. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee is authorized to impose an interim suspension.

Student Grievance Policy Grievance Process for Allegations of Violations of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The College has designated Dr. Jane Grassadonia, Vice President for Student Affairs, as the Title IX Compliance Officer. Dr. Grassadonia’s office is located in Cosgrave Center (814-886-6472). If a student or employee wishes to file a complaint alleging a violation of Title IX, this complaint should be filed with Dr. Grassadonia. The Title IX/504 officer works in concert with the Director of Human Resources, the College’s risk manager and other areas to investigate and resolve grievances. A grievance involving an employee will be referred to the Director of Human Resources for resolution. The complainant also has the right to pursue resolution through the appropriate state and/or federal agencies, including the 22


Office of Civil Rights. Grievance process for Allegations of Violations of Discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against any individuals because of a disability as defined in these laws. If a student believes that he/she has been a victim of discrimination he/she may file a complaint with Dr. Jane Grassadonia, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, at 814-886-6472 in the Cosgrave Center/ACWC. The Title IX/504 officer works in concert with the Director of Human Resources, the College’s risk manager and other areas to investigate and resolve grievances. A grievance involving an employee will be referred to the Director of Human Resources for resolution. The complainant also has the right to pursue resolution through the appropriate state and/or federal agencies, including the Office of Civil Rights.

EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT POLICY Mount Aloysius College will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination of its employees, students or applicants for employment by anyone including supervisors, co-workers, students or other third parties with which the College does business. This policy covers harassment of any kind whether motivated by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information or disability prohibited by federal or state law including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and the PA Human Relations Act, among others. This policy applies to all faculty and staff of Mount Aloysius College in all aspects of employment whether on or off College premises. Therefore, this policy will apply while on business-related travel or at job-related social events. Employees who are deemed to have violated this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. The entire employee policy, in more depth than the information above, can be found on the MY MAC page under MAC Policies and Documents, Personal-Professional Responsibility and Reporting, Harassment and Discrimination.

Complaint Procedure Anyone who is offended or uncomfortable with another person’s conduct is encouraged to inform the person directly that the conduct is unwelcome and must stop. If the offensive behavior continues despite such requests, a formal or informal complaint may be initiated. Any and all complaints of harassment or discrimination will be investigated promptly in an impartial and confidential manner. Anyone who is implicated in a complaint of harassment or discrimination will not be involved in conducting or supervising the investigation. The process for initiating a complaint is as follows: 1. Informal Complaints: Depending on the circumstances, an employee may wish to attempt to resolve the matter informally with the assistance of their President’s Executive Council (PEC) member. If resolution satisfactory to the complainant is reached, no further investigation or action will be required. If the complaint is not resolved, the employee should proceed with a formal complaint. Employees are not required to utilize this step prior to filing a formal complaint. Any complaints handled in this manner will be documented by the PEC member and reported to the Director of Human Resources. 2. Formal Complaints: Formal complaints may be initiated by reporting the offensive conduct to the supervisor, appropriate President’s Executive Council (PEC) member or the Director of Human Resources. The Senior Vice President for Administration or the President may also be approached in the absence of other designated representatives or based on the employee’s preference. Employees may also file a complaint through the College’s Ethics Line which is 23


available at www.macethicsline.ethicspoint.com. Employees are encouraged to report offensive conduct promptly so that the matter may be investigated in a timely manner. Formal complaints must be in writing and should be submitted within twenty-four (24) hours of reporting the initial complaint. Formal complaints of harassment or discrimination will be investigated by the College’s Unlawful Harassment Assistance Council (the “Council”). The Council’s role shall be to review the complaint, conduct a prompt and thorough investigation, determine the facts and make a recommendation to the Director of Human Resources and the President. 3. Student complaints will be handled as outlined in the Student Handbook. However, complaints should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs, or Director of Residence Life. 4. In the event allegations are made against an employee, the complaint will be handled using the procedure established herein. If the allegations are against a student, the complaint will be addressed through the Student Conduct process. 5. Employees, who wish to make the Director of Human Resources or other management representative, aware of a potential unlawful situation, but not file a formal complaint, should be aware that the College may be required to take action and investigate the reported conduct without a formal complaint and with or without the employee’s consent.

Investigation Procedure The Unlawful Harassment Assistance Council is responsible for conducting a full and thorough investigation of a formal complaint. The investigation will include interviews with the complainant, accused party, and any other person(s) with firsthand knowledge of the incident(s) that led to the complaint. Each party will be given a reasonable opportunity to describe the circumstances, present evidence or otherwise clarify the facts of the case. The Director of Human Resources shall be available to answer questions or receive information from both parties throughout the process. Attorneys and other third parties (non-employees including family members) may not be present during internal investigation proceedings. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible to conduct a full and thorough investigation and as allowable by law. Investigative files will be housed by Human Resources and kept separate from the personnel files of the employees involved.

Disposition of Complaint The results of any complaint investigated by the Unlawful Harassment Assistance Council (“Council”) will be reported in writing. Such report will include a summary of facts, conclusion reached and determination as to remediation, if appropriate. If the Council, in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, concludes that unlawful harassment has occurred, the President shall determine the appropriate remediation or disciplinary action to be taken. Specifically, employees found to be in violation of this Policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. If it is determined that no unlawful harassment has occurred, the parties shall be so notified. In the event an investigation is inconclusive, it shall be so stated in the final report. The final report will not be made available to either party. However, the Director of Human Resources shall meet with each party to discuss the findings and final outcome of the complaint. In addition, either party may choose to file comments along with the final report. Documents or other information related to a complaint or the investigation thereof will not be released to any third party except as required by law.

RETAILIATION Retaliation against individuals who bring unlawful harassment charges, or individuals who assist in investigating such charges, is strictly prohibited. Employees should also reference the No Retaliation section of the College’s Whistleblower Protection Policy which states, in part, that “an employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of their employment”.

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The College expects Faculty and Staff to be honest and cooperative in complaint and related investigatory proceedings. Any person, whether a complainant, an individual accused of harassment or other member of the College community, found to have made false accusations, provide false information or otherwise hinder an investigation, will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

UNLAWFUL HARASSMENT ASSISTANCE COUNCIL The Unlawful Harassment Assistance Council (the “Council�) will be made up of three (3) fulltime faculty or staff members selected by the President. An alternate will be chosen and trained to participate as a Council member should a sitting member be unable to serve. The President will also appoint a Chairperson. Appointees shall receive specialized training concerning legal and procedural developments in harassment and discrimination matters.

RESPONSIBILITY Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to amend any or all provisions of this policy at any time at its sole discretion with or without notice as it deems necessary. Exceptions to the above guidelines and procedures may be made in specific cases upon the recommendation of the Director of Human Resources and the approval of the President. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for implementation of this policy.

Sex Offender Registration The Pennsylvania State Police is the primary law enforcement agency and maintains the registry. The public may view the information at www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us or contact their closest barracks.

WEAPONS POLICY The possession, whether open, concealed or in a vehicle, of any weapon including, but not limited to firearms, including BB, paintball, and pellet guns, explosives including ammunitions, firecrackers, fireworks and explosive chemicals, archery equipment, biological and chemical weapons, any knife, razor or cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push button, spring mechanism, or any object that could be used to cause fear, and/or inflict serious bodily injury, and serves no common and lawful purpose, is prohibited. Possessing a valid conceal carry permit does not permit you to carry a weapon on Mount Aloysius College property. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action that may result in immediate dismissal from the College.

POLICY ON CRIME PREVENTION The College makes every reasonable effort, through the cooperation of all departments, to create an environment that is both safe and secure. Although we cannot guarantee safety, we believe that through cooperative efforts and appropriate education, we can strive toward that end. Mount Aloysius offers programs throughout the year designed to inform students about personal and Campus Police & Safety procedures. Students are initially informed of these procedures during Orientation sessions. Throughout the year, programming and workshops sponsored by various Student Affairs departments include information regarding safety issues, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and sexual misconduct awareness and prevention on-campus for all students. Specific programs and activities include SAFE personal safety training for women, bystander intervention, alcohol and drug prevention speakers, relationship and responsibility week, live fire extinguisher training and non-alcoholic activities such as LollaNObooza. In cases of criminal activity or other incidents considered a threat to others, local police will be contacted immediately and warnings will be distributed via email and posted on bulletin boards. These steps will be taken as quickly as possible so the campus community can take any precautions necessary. 25


The College complies with federal, state and local laws including those which regulate the possession, use/sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. The College cooperates with local and state police in relation to all crimes. Firearms, weapons and ammunition are prohibited at Mount Aloysius College.

Education and Prevention Programs Informational programs are held throughout the academic year dealing with issues of safety and security for all students. Campus Police & Safety is honored to be a part of the educational endeavors across campus. The programs are provided by various departments including Campus Police & Safety, Student Activities, Student Affairs, Residence Life, and student clubs/organizations. Examples of programming topics are Alcohol and drug abuse, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting while driving, sexual assault, bystander education and campus policy meetings with all students. Programming is based upon the concept of wellness in mind, body and spirit. At Mount Aloysius College, wellness is guided by the values of mercy, hospitality, justice, service and respect. Students are challenged to develop leadership skills, become caring community members, and pursue their chosen vocation. Programs and events are offered throughout the year, and students are encouraged to become involved in planning and conducting these. Mount Aloysius College engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Educational programming consists of primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees and ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns for the campus community that: a. Identifies domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as prohibited conduct; b. Defines what behavior constitutes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; c. Defines what behavior and actions constitute consent to sexual activity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; d. Provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking against a person other than the bystander; e. Provides information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to minimize the risk of potential attacks; f. Provides an overview of information contained in the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act. In addition, the College has programs about crime prevention, alcohol awareness and drug prevention. The College has the following programs in place:       

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EduRisk programs were offered on the Web for both Alcohol and Sexual Assault EveryChoice for Sexual Assault was offered to all new students on the website 360 Proof Alcohol Education to all new students Step Up Program Bob Hall Non Violent Sexuality Orientation E check up to go violators Campus Hearing Board Training RA Training Lollanobooza a program where clubs join a mocktail contest; DUI impairment goggles are used with a golf cart course; PA Liquor Control Enforcement provides :Choices: information; PA DOT provides impaired driving interactive screens Self Defense Programs provided on demand for small groups by campus police & safety Information provided during Faculty Development Days

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Notification of Missing Student If a member of the Mount Aloysius College Community has reason to believe a student is missing, whether or not the student resides on campus, it is the policy of the College that all possible efforts will be made to locate the student to determine the student’s state of health and well being. These efforts will be undertaken through collaboration with various departments in the College as well as local law enforcement agencies. If you believe a student is missing, immediately contact Campus Police & Safety at (814) 886-6327. The on-duty officer will initiate an investigation. If the student is confirmed missing, the officer will contact the Cresson Township Police or the Pennsylvania State Police and the student’s emergency contact, missing person contact or (if under 18 years of age and not emancipated) the custodial parent/ guardian. The College will make contact no later than 24 hours after confirming the student missing. The emergency contact and missing person contact information is obtained as part of the housing contract for residents and through the Registrar for commuter information. The information is registered confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement and will not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.

Parental Notification Within the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), found in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act section of the student handbook, and other federal, state and local laws, Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to contact parents of students to discuss any behaviors found to be contrary to the mission, beliefs and goals of the College.

ATTENDEES TO PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY CAMPUS POLICE & SAFETY Programs presented to new freshman at orientations have around 200 attendees. Present for mandatory resident meeting is about 500. Present for faculty development session includes some staff and was over 200 people. Present for new employee orientation was about 20 people.

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Policy It is the policy of Mount Aloysius College to uphold all state and federal legislation regarding the possession, use, distribution or consumption of alcohol and other illegal drugs. The possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages or other illegal drugs is not permitted on campus nor is the consumption of alcohol permitted at any college sponsored activity on or off campus without prior approval by the President or his designee. This applies to all students regardless of age. Programs and workshops are sponsored annually by various Student Affairs departments regarding alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

Alcohol Policy The law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania concerning the use of alcoholic beverages is quite specific and addresses purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages. A person commits a summary offense if he/she, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses or knowingly and intentionally transports any liquor or malt or brewed beverages. Fine can be up to $1,000.00. The College will cooperate fully with civil authorities in the enforcement of the law. If civil authorities are involved, the College will not present disciplinary charges unless the College’s interests as an academic community are directly involved. Decisions to hold a college Conduct Board hearing prior to, 27


simultaneously with, or after criminal proceedings is at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. The possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus or at any off-campus college-sponsored activity regardless of age without the permission of the President of the College or his designee. Any student present in the room or area where alcohol is contained will be held responsible for a violation of the College’s alcohol policy.

Alcohol Hosting Policy An additional charge will be levied to those violators of the Alcohol Policy who transport alcohol to campus, distribute to other students or have alcohol in his/her contracted residence hall room or automobile. A student may be held responsible for an alcohol violation if there is reasonable cause or evidence for the College to believe alcohol has been transported, possessed, or consumed by the student.

ALCOHOL POISONING: Campus Police & Safety 814-886-6327 or call for an Ambulance 9-1-1 KNOW THE SIGNS    

Passed out or difficult to wake Skin is cold, clammy, pale or bluish Breathing is slow Vomiting while awake or asleep

How to HELP  Vomiting- turn person on their side to prevent choking    

Clear vomit from the mouth Keep the person awake NEVER leave the person unattended Call for help

Pennsylvania’s Medical Amnesty Law If an individual who is under 21, in good faith, calls and believes they are the first to call 911, police, ambulance or campus security, gives their name and stays with the person to prevent that person’s death or serious injury, the caller is immune from prosecution for consumption or possession of alcohol.

Pennsylvania Underage Drinking Law It is illegal for anyone under 21 years of age to attempt to purchase, consume, possess, or knowingly and intentionally transport any liquor, malt, or brewed beverage. It is also illegal to lie about age to obtain alcohol and to carry a false identification card. The penalties under PA Law are PENALTY Fine Jail Driver’s License Suspension

1st Offense $0 - 500 0 – 90 Days At least 90 Days

2nd Offense $0 – 1,000 0 – 90 Days At least 1 Year

Subsequent Offense $0 - 1000 0 – 90 Days At least 2 Years

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Pennsylvania Open Container Law In a car: No driver may legally consume any alcoholic beverage in a vehicle in operation on a Pennsylvania highway or possess an open container. As a Pedestrian: In Pennsylvania, there is no state law to prohibit open containers of alcohol in public. However, many local governments have enacted ordinances making it illegal. Check with your local government for the municipality you reside in.

Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Law In Pennsylvania, the illegal level for DUI is .08 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and .02 percent BAC for minors. The law emphasizes treatment and a three-tier penalty system based on BAC and prior offenses: (1) general impairment (.08-.099 percent), (2) high rate of alcohol (.10-.159 percent), and (3) highest rate of alcohol (.16 percent and above). Also, drivers with any amount of a Schedule I, II, or III controlled substance not medically prescribed (or their metabolites) may not drive, operate, or be in actual physical control of a vehicle. It is illegal for anyone under 21 years of age to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .02 percent or higher. A first-time offense individual, under certain circumstances, may qualify for an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.

Driver Refusing a Chemical Test Any person who drives a motor vehicle automatically gives consent to one or more chemical test (e.g. breath, blood, or urine). This implied consent means that you don’t have the right to an attorney before testing. If a person refuses to submit to a chemical test: (1) the test will not be done; (2) the person’s license will be suspended for one year; (3) the person will most likely be charged with DUI. For more information about all alcohol-related offenses in Pennsylvania, see www.lcb.state.pa.us/PLCB/Education/index.htm. Click on “Alcohol & the Law.”

The penalties for DUI in Pennsylvania are: Penalty 1st Offense Fine $500 - 5,000 Jail 2 days – 6 months License Suspension 1 year Other Alcohol Highway Safety School Court Reporting Network File

2nd Offense $750 – 5,000 30 days – 6 months 1 year 1 year Ignition Interlock Alcohol Highway Safety School Court Reporting Network File

Subsequent Offense $1,500 – 10,000 90 days – 5 years 18 months 1 year Ignition Interlock Court Reporting Network File

Further Drug Policy Information Mount Aloysius College is a drug-free campus and students are prohibited from using illegal drugs and/or having detectible levels of drugs in their system. Drug paraphernalia is also prohibited on29


campus. This policy applies to College-sponsored events and activities on-campus as well as off-site clinical or internship settings. Many academic programs on campus require students to undergo random drug screenings prior to entering clinical/field experience sites. Students are expected to test negative on their drug screen to remain in compliance with College policy. College policy states “the use of illegal drugs and/or having detectible levels in the system is prohibited;” therefore, a positive drug test will result in dismissal from the academic program for one year. If a student is attending an off-site educational experience (including, but not limited to: clinicals, practicum, internships, and externships) and tests positive on a drug screening, the student will receive a failing grade of F for the course associated with that educational experience. In addition, the student will be prohibited from continuing in that program and may not take courses in that major. A student may continue to participate in courses outside the major for the semester in which he/she tested positive. In order to continue taking courses outside the major beyond the semester in which the student tested positive, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students must receive verification that the student completed a certified drug treatment program prior to the start of the next semester’s classes and show proof of a negative drug test. After one year, a student may reapply for admission to his/her original program or another health-related program following the guidelines specified by the program in which they are interested in participating. Students who participate in a urine drug screen with an undetermined or diluted result may be required—at the College’s discretion—to participate in an additional screening procedure, including but not limited to blood, hair, or saliva sampling. The student may be responsible for all retesting costs. Students who have a positive test have an opportunity to appeal the test within three working days of being notified of the test results. Appeals should be in writing, should list the reason for appeal as noted below, and be sent to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students for investigation in conjunction with the agency conducting the screenings. Appeals will only be considered by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and the physician responsible for coordinating the screening process under the following circumstances: 1) Standard procedures for collecting urine drug screens were not followed according to institutional guidelines; and 2) Legally prescribed drugs (prescribed within the past year) resulted in the drug screening showing a false positive. A student may not appeal a positive urine drug screen result on the basis that the sanction includes dismissal from the program.

Disciplinary Sanctions The use or possession of alcohol or the discovery of any student using, possessing or distributing illicit drugs will be considered an infraction. Disciplinary action will be based on the seriousness of the offense, individual circumstances and the best interests of the College community. Possible sanctions include but are not limited to conduct warnings, required counseling sessions, fines or service to the College, probation, suspension, and dismissal.

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Pennsylvania Law Related to Drug Offenses Pennsylvania Possession of Marijuana Law A person is unlawful when unknowingly, knowingly, or intentionally possesses marijuana (Hashish), a Schedule I substance, and is not authorized by law to possess such substance, as outlined under the Controlled Substances, Drugs, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972. The charges for marijuana possession include: Quantity Charge 30 grams or less Misdemeanor Over 30 grams Misdemeanor

Jail 30 days 1 year

Fine $0 - 500 $0 – 5,000

Synthetic Marijuana Effective March 1, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classified synthetic marijuana as an illegal substance. It is also known as Spice, K2, Demon, Wicked, Black Magic and Voodoo Spice.

Possession of Other Drugs In Pennsylvania, the penalties for being convicted of possession of a controlled substance such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, prescriptions, ecstasy, and LSD vary by type of substance and quantity of the substance possessed. Charges also vary by first, second and subsequent offenses. Charges may include jail time, fines, drug counseling, and suspension of driver’s license.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia A person is unlawful when he possesses, with the intent to use, drug paraphernalia that is used for packaging, manufacturing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of the Controlled Substances, Drugs, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972.

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Schedules Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential. The abuse rate is a determinate factor in the scheduling of the drug; for example, Schedule I drugs are considered the most dangerous class of drugs with a high potential for abuse and potentially severe psychological and/or physical dependence. As the drug schedule changes-- Schedule II, Schedule III, etc., so does the abuse potential-- Schedule V drugs represents the least potential for abuse. A Listing of drugs and their schedule are located at Controlled Substance Act (CSA) Scheduling or CSA Scheduling by Alphabetical Order. These lists describes the basic or parent chemical and do not necessarily describe the salts, isomers and salts of isomers, esters, ethers and derivatives which may also be classified as controlled 31


substances. These lists are intended as general references and are not comprehensive listings of all controlled substances. Please note that a substance need not be listed as a controlled substance to be treated as a Schedule I substance for criminal prosecution. A controlled substance analogue is a substance which is intended for human consumption and is structurally or pharmacologically substantially similar to or is represented as being similar to a Schedule I or Schedule II substance and is not an approved medication in the United States. (See 21 U.S.C. ยง802(32)(A) for the definition of a controlled substance analogue and 21 U.S.C. ยง813 for the schedule.) Schedule I Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote Schedule II Schedule II drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence. These drugs are also considered dangerous. Some examples of Schedule II drugs are: Combination products with less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin), cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin Schedule III Schedule III drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence. Schedule III drugs abuse potential is less than Schedule I and Schedule II drugs but more than Schedule IV. Some examples of Schedule III drugs are: Products containing less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine), ketamine, anabolic steroids, testosterone Schedule IV Schedule IV drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence. Some examples of Schedule IV drugs are:Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, Tramadol

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Schedule V drugs are generally used for antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic purposes. Some examples of Schedule V drugs are: cough preparations with less than 200 milligrams of codeine or per 100 milliliters (Robitussin AC), Lomotil, Motofen, Lyrica, Parepectolin

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Counseling and Treatment Personal concerns of any type may be discussed confidentially with the College counselor located in St. Joseph Hall 101, or call (814) 886-6336. Students may arrange to talk to the counselor or take advantage of the office’s referral service to outside agencies. Local outside agencies include: Johnstown Area: Crisis Intervention ............................................................... 1-877-268-9463 Conemaugh Health Systems ................................................ (814)- 534-9000 Altoona Area: UPMC Altoona Behavioral Health Services ............................(814) 889-2141 Primary health Network - Mental Health Services ................(814) 942-5000 Toll Free Hotline Help and Information1-(800)-662-HELP, 1-(800)-662-4357, 1-(800)-342-AIDS, 1-(800)-342-2437) Suicide Hotline ............................................. 1-800-784-2433 1-800-SUICIDE National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Abuse ........ 1 (800)-729-6686 Blair County Access Center ................................................. (800)-540-4690

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Prevention resources and information are available in Student Health and Counseling Services. A variety of programs and educational activities are offered annually targeted to both alcohol and other drug prevention and to promote the adoption of a wellness lifestyle. Specifically, guest speakers, alternative activities, and Safe Spring Break activities, along with behavioral counseling interventions are offered to prevent drug and alcohol use. The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, requires all institutions of higher education to certify that it has implemented a drug and alcohol awareness program for students and employees. Toward that end, each institution is to distribute annually to its students and employees a description of its program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Compliance is required in order to remain eligible for federal financial assistance. The College has programs about crime prevention, alcohol awareness and drug prevention. The College has the following programs in place:       

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EduRisk programs were offered on the Web for both Alcohol and Sexual Assault EveryChoice for Sexual Assault was offered to all new students on the website 360 Proof Alcohol Education to all new students Step Up Program Bob Hall Non Violent Sexuality Orientation E check up to go violators Campus Hearing Board Training RA Training Lollanobooza a program where clubs join a mocktail contest; DUI impairment goggles are used with a golf cart course; PA Liquor Control Enforcement provides :Choices: information; PA DOT provides impaired driving interactive screens Self Defense Programs provided on demand for small groups Information provided during Faculty Development Days

Speakers to address issues of sexual and gender violence Program pertaining to crime prevention and fire safety are presented to all new employees, all freshman at orientation, all residents at an annual policy meeting and through presentations requested throughout the semester.

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Children on Campus Policy Mount Aloysius College complies with all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal laws concerning the protection of children, and will immediately report any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to ChildLine for investigation by Child Protective Services of Cambria County or local enforcement.

Mandatory Reporting Employees of Mount Aloysius College, who work with children in the course of their employment with the College, are considered mandated reporters under the law. Mandated reporters are obligated by law to make a report any time they have a reasonable suspicion that a child, they are aware of through the course of their employment, is being or has been abused. Mandated reporters are responsible to make a report to ChildLine (800-932-0313) themselves or cause a report to be made by the College’s designated reporter. Mount Aloysius has designated the Director of Counseling and Disability Services as its official designee for mandated reporting. The Director of Student Health Services shall act in this capacity in the absence of the Director of Counseling and Disability Services.

Outside Organizations MAC expects all organizations that bring children to our campus to have procedures in place for appropriate background checks of the adults who work with the children, and evidence of the appropriate credentialing and supervision of the children and the staff working with them. Evidence of such procedures shall be provided to College upon request.

Children on Campus MAC is committed to maintaining an appropriate academic environment for collegiate-level teaching and learning, research, co-curricular activities, and all of the related work that supports the academic life of the college. To achieve these objectives, MAC expects the full cooperation of all faculty, staff and students in observing these policies, which apply to all persons under the age of 18 who are not otherwise enrolled in programs of MAC. As a general rule, the mission of Mount Aloysius College is higher education. MAC’s campus is not an environment structured for children unless they are enrolled in a program specifically designed for children and appropriately supervised by trained and credentialed adults with appropriate background check clearances. One such program is the Ann Harris Smith Little People’s Place, a child care program/facility on campus which is governed by state and federal rules and regulations in addition to overall campus policy. Students and faculty expect to be able to conduct their teaching and research in an adult academic environment. MAC manages the campus primarily for adults, and does not have the capacity to provide safe places for children who are not enrolled in specific programs. As a result, parents or guardians who find it necessary to bring a child to campus must adhere strictly to these rules: • No child may be left alone on campus at any time for any reason; MAC will call the police if any child is found locked in a car or wandering alone around the campus; • Children should not accompany MAC students to class; • Personnel should not bring children to work unless MAC has specifically designated a time or place for staff children to be present; • Unless they are enrolled in a specific program approved by MAC with appropriate adult supervision, children should not be in the library, classrooms, computer labs or science building; • Resident students may not ‘babysit’ children in their dorm rooms. All guests must be at least 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 may only visit siblings who are resident students and must be escorted by said sibling at all times. Children under 18 are not allowed as overnight guests; and • Invited guests with children who are here for campus events such as Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, 37


athletic events, theatre programs etc. are also subject to the provisions of this policy. In the interest of protecting children, we reserve the right to ask anyone failing to comply with this policy to remove themselves from campus. We understand that child care emergencies happen. We ask supervisors and faculty members to be lenient in excusing absences that result from child care emergencies. If no other arrangements can be worked out and a student brings a child to class, the faculty member may act at his or her discretion in handling the immediate situation, but in all cases, should remind the student of this policy. In all cases, the faculty member should inform the respective division chair of the situation so that appropriate follow-up communications can occur in a timely way.

Daily Crime and Fire Log The Campus Police & Safety Department maintains a combined Daily Crime and Fire Log of all incidents reported to them. This log identifies the type, locations, and time of each incident reported to Campus Police & Safety. The most current 60 days of information is available in room 21 of Saint Gertrude Hall. The Daily Crime and Fire Log includes the violation type, date and time of occurrence, and general location of each reported incident type, as well as the status of the incident, if this information is known. The Campus Police & Safety Department posts specific incidents in the Daily Crime and Fire Log within two (2) business days of receiving a report of an incident and reserves the right to exclude reports from the log in certain circumstances as permitted by law. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires two (2) new safety related requirements of institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs which follow: 1) Fire Log: Institutions must keep a fire log that states the nature of the fire, date, time, and general location of each fire in on-campus student housing facilities. Mount Aloysius College complies with this rule by including all fire-related incidents in the Daily Crime and Fire Log. To view the daily crime and fire-related incidents log visit the Campus Police & Safety Department in Saint Gertrude Hall room 21. Requests for more information must be directed, in writing, to the Director of Campus Police & Safety. Information will be made available within two (2) business days of a request for public inspection. 2) Annual Fire Safety Report: Institutions with on-campus student housing facilities must publish annually a fire safety report that provides information on campus fire safety practices and standards. Mount Aloysius College complies with this regulation by including all fire-related incidents at oncampus student housing facilities as part of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Information contained in this annual fire safety report includes: number and cause of fires at all on-campus student housing facilities; number of fire-related deaths; related injuries; value of fire-related property damage; information on evacuation procedures; fire safety education and training programs; fire safety systems in each student housing facility; number of regular mandatory supervised fire drills; and policies on portable electrical appliance, smoking and open flames. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report must include three (3) years of data. If a fire occurs in any building, community members should immediately activate the building fire alarm system by use of a pull station. If possible, also notify Campus Police & Safety by dialing 814-886-6327 to provide detailed information on exact location of fire and if anyone is injured or trapped. The campus fire alarm systems alert community members of potential hazards. MAC community members are required to heed an activated fire alarm system, and evacuate a building immediately. Use the nearest available exit to evacuate the building. MAC community members should familiarize themselves with the exits in each building. When a fire alarm is activated, the elevators in most buildings will automatically recall to a pre-designated fire safe floor. Occupants should use the stairs to evacuate the building. If you are caught in the elevator, push the emergency phone button. The emergency phones in 38


elevators on campus ring to the on-duty Campus Police & Safety Officer. Fire Protection Equipment/Systems All occupied buildings on campus are equipped with automatic fire detection and alarm systems which are monitored by the Emergency 24 alarm monitoring company, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Upon receiving an alarm Emergency 24 dispatchers contact the Cambria 9-1-1 center and he on duty campus Police & Safety officer.

College and University Security Information Act, The Jeanne Clery Act The information provided is made available to students, employees, potential members of the MAC community in accordance with the Student Right-to- Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101542), now known as the Jeanne Clery Act and the Pennsylvania Act 1988-73 College and University Security Information Act. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) requires Mount Aloysius College, Campus Police & Safety Dept. to provide students and employees with information on its safety policies and procedures and specific statistics for certain criminal incidents, arrests and disciplinary referrals and to make the information and statistics available to prospective students and employees upon request. It is important to note that the crime classifications for which colleges and universities must provide statistics differ under state and federal law. Statistics for certain crime classifications might appear to be different. For example, the federal statistics for motor vehicle theft differ from the state statistics for the same category because the federal classification includes attempted motor vehicle thefts, while state law requires institutions to separately report attempted motor vehicle thefts. The crime statistics reported under the Jeanne Clery Act are requested annually by Campus Police & Safety from local law enforcement, Residence Life, Campus Conduct, numerous Campus Security Authorities and include the following: murder/ manslaughter and negligent manslaughter. Sex offenses of rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object, fondling, incest, statutory rape, ( including formal reports and confidential report statistics) robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny (theft), motor vehicle theft and arson are reported. In addition, statistics for arrests or disciplinary referrals for weapons, drug abuse and liquor law violations are recorded. Hate Crimes The law requires the release of statistics by category of prejudice concerning the occurrence of hate crimes in the crime classifications listed in the preceding section and for other crimes involving bodily injury to any person in which the victim is selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, gender identity, or disability of the victim. In August of 2008 HEOA S 488, 20 U.S.C. S 1092 (f) (1) F (ii) modified the above hate crimes to include the following additional crimes under the hate crime category: Larceny Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession, or constructive possession of another. Threats: Intimidation, stalking, unlawfully placing another person in reasonable fear, unlawfully placing 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. Vandalism: 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. 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 aggrieved bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. 39


MAC Annual Security Report and Clery Act Statistics also available on line at: https://issuu.com/mountaloysiuscollege/docs/asr2016

Definitions of Reportable Crimes Murder/Manslaughter – defined as the willful killing of one human being by another. Negligent Manslaughter – defined as the killing of another person through gross negligence. Sex offenses – defined as 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. Including: forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling, incest and statutory rape. Robbery – defined as taking or attempting to take anything of value from the car, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. Aggravated Assault – defined as an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Burglary – unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. Motor Vehicle Theft – theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Arson – any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Domestic Violence – Includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction. Domestic Violence is not defined by Pennsylvania state statute. Dating Violence – Means violence committed by a person—(a) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (b) where the existence of such a relationship will be determined by the reporting party’s statement and based on a consideration of the following factors: (i) The length of the relationship. (ii) The type of relationship. (iii) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. Dating Violence is not defined by Pennsylvania state statute. Stalking – Means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to—a) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or b) suffer substantial emotional distress. In Pennsylvania, a person commits the crime of stalking when the person either: (1) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts toward another person, including following the person without proper authority, under circumstances which demonstrate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person; or (2) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly communicates to another person under circumstances which demonstrate or communicate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person. Hate Crimes – includes all of the crimes listed above that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because the perpetrator’s bias against the victim based on one of the Categories 40


of Prejudice listed below, plus the following crimes. Larceny/Theft – includes pocket picking, purse snatching, shoplifting, theft from building, theft from motor vehicle, theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories, and all other larceny. Simple Assault – 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. 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. Destruction/Damage/Vandalism to 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.

Categories of Prejudice Race – A preformed negative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics genetically transmitted by descent and heredity that distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind. Gender – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons are male or female. Religion – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being. Sexual Orientation – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their sexual attraction toward, and responsiveness to, members of their own sex or members of the opposite sex. Ethnicity/national origin – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons of the same race or national origin who share common or similar traits, languages, customs, and traditions. Disability – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments/challenges, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age, or illness. Gender Identity – A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because the perceived gender of those persons may be different from the gender traditionally associated with their gender at birth.

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CLERY CRIME STATISTICS: The following annual security report provides crime statistics for selected crimes that have been reported to Campus Police & Safety, local police agencies or to campus security authorities. The statistics reported here generally reflect the number of criminal incidents reported to the various authorities. The statistics reported for the sub-categories on liquor laws, drug laws, and weapons offenses represented the number of people arrested or referred to campus student conduct authorities for respective violations, not the number of offenses documented. This report complies with 20 U.S. Code Section 1092 (f).

Offenses

Murder/nonnegligent manslaughter Manslaughter Sex offenses Sex offensesformal report Sex offensesconfidential report Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Larceny Motor vehicle theft arson Vawa offenses Domestic violence Dating violence Stalking Arrests Weapons Drugs Alcohol Referral Weapons Drugs Alcohol Hate Crimes Unfounded Crimes

2015 On-campus property Residence Total Hall oncampus 0 0

Noncampus

0

Noncampus Property 0

2014 On-campus property Residence Total Public Hall Onproperty campus 0 0 0

0

2013 On-campus property Residence Total Public Hall Onproperty campus 0 0 0

Public Property

Noncamp us 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 0

0 1 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 1

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 2 0

0 15 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 3 0

2 23 0

0 0 0

0 1 0

12 6 0

12 14 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 0 0

0 1 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 0

0 1 5

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 4

0 1 6

0 0 0

0 3 2

0 0 0

0 0 0 3 3 0 31 35 0 No hate crimes reported in 2014 5 unfounded crimes in 2014

0 0 4

0 0 0 5 5 0 33 36 0 No hate crimes reported in 2013 2 unfounded crimes in 2013

0 0 0 4 4 0 38 38 0 No hate crimes reported in 2015 2 unfounded crimes in 2015

0 0 3

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Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Report Offenses PA UCR Return A Reported Offenses 2015 Classification Of Offenses

Known 2015 YTD

02A-Rape

0

05A-Burglary Forcible Entry

0

05B-Burglary Unlawful Entry - No Force

0

Offenses

Offenses

Known

Known

2014 YTD

Pct. Change

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

Actual Offenses 2015 YTD

0 0

Actual

Actual

Offenses

Offenses

2014 YTD

Pct. Change

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

0

Offenses Cleared 2015 YTD

0 0

Offenses

Offenses

Cleared

Cleared

2014 YTD

Pct. Change

Offenses

Offenses

Offenses

Cleared

Cleared

Cleared

Juvenile

Juvenile

Juvenile

2015 YTD

2014 YTD

Pct. Change

1

-100.00

0

0

N/A

0

.00

0

0

N/A

1

-100.00

0

0

N/A

0

060-Larceny-Theft

15

24

-37.50

14

20

-30.00

6

10

-40.00

0

0

N/A

Total Part I

15

27

-44.44

14

23

-39.13

6

12

-50.00

0

0

N/A

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

1

-100.00

0

0

N/A

23

-65.22

23

-73.91

5

-80.00

0

0

N/A

4

25.00

3

66.67

4

25.00

0

0

N/A

04E-Other Assaultsnot aggravated

0

140-Vandalism

8

18F-Drug Possession Marijuana

5

0

6 5

0

1 5

220-Liquor Law

38

41

-7.32

38

41

-7.32

38

41

-7.32

0

0

N/A

230-Drunkenness

0

1

-100.00

0

1

-100.00

0

1

-100.00

0

0

N/A

240-Disorderly Conduct

5

13

-61.54

11

-54.55

11

-54.55

0

0

N/A

260-All Other Offenses (Except Traffic)

3

9

-66.67

9

-66.67

6

-50.00

0

0

N/A

92

-35.87

89

-3.96

69

-24.64

0

0

N/A

119

-37.82

112

-36.61

81

-28.40

0

0

N/A

Total Part II

59

Overall Total for Mount Aloysius College

74

5 3 57 71

5 3 52 58

Health and Safety Inspections The Department of Residence Life performs residential inspections at least at mid-year, usually during the breaks. Residents are notified beforehand of the inspection process. The inspections are conducted to identify safety violations as well as conditions which may be detrimental to the health or well-being of the wider residential community. The inspections include a visual examination of electrical cords, sprinkler heads, smoke detectors and 43


other life-safety systems. In addition, each room is examined for the presence of prohibited items such as candles, halogen lamps, open coiled appliances, pets, etc. Rooms are also examined for evidence of prohibited activity such as smoking in the room, removal of door closers, unauthorized door locking or alarm mechanisms, removal of security screens or other equipment, tampering with life-safety equipment, etc. This inspection also includes a general assessment of cleanliness of the room, including food and waste storage. Conditions requiring follow-up are reported to through Residence Life staff to Maintenance or Campus Police & Safety as necessary. The resident’s signature on the Room and Board Contract is required in order for students to take occupancy. This signifies the student’s acceptance of and responsibility for abiding by residential and College policies as provided through all printed publications, web sites, email and other means. Per the agreement, College personnel may enter any room at any time for the purposes of inspection, establishment of order, maintenance, extermination, inventory correction, cleaning, or in case of emergency or other reasonable purposes.

Fire Policies for On-Campus Student Housing Facilities Students residing in The Mount Aloysius College residence halls are provided with comprehensive training and information that will enable them to prevent, escape, report and/or handle any fire emergency within the residence halls. Ihmsen Hall has an addressable fire detection system throughout the building with pull stations, smoke and heat detectors. St. Joseph Hall and St. Gertrude Hall have an addressable fire detection system throughout the building with pull stations, smoke, and heat detectors. Misciagna Hall has an addressable fire detection system throughout the building with pull stations, smoke and heat detectors. A water charged sprinkler system is in place throughout the building. McAuley Hall has an addressable fire detection system throughout the building with pull stations, smoke and heat detectors. A water charged sprinkler system is in place throughout the building. Student Training Students receive the majority of their training from their Residence Assistants at the start of each semester. This training is received at mandatory floor meetings, scheduled during the first week of each semester. Students are provided with information regarding their floor, their building as well as fire safety and MAC Policies and Procedures. Students are shown the location of pull stations, fire safety equipment (fire extinguishers and smoke alarms) and evacuation routes from the building. The same information is provided to new students who move in during the semester. Immediately upon moving into a hall, every student should become familiar with fire exit routes and locations of fire extinguishers. When a fire alarm sounds, all persons must immediately evacuate the building and exit by the most direct safe route. Occupants must evacuate to points sufficient to ensure their personal safety. All residents must report to their designated evacuation points identified by their Resident Assistant. All occupants must evacuate in a timely manner. Students are trained in the following fire evacuation procedures: Before the Fire Know the location of all pull stations on your floor. Know the location of all fire extinguishers on your floor. Know alternate exits, in the event that one is blocked. 44


On Discovering a Fire Find nearest pull station, and activate the alarm. Shut all doors and windows in the vicinity of the fire. If the fire is small, use fire extinguishers to put it out. Exit by nearest safe stairway. Do not use the elevators. Do not run. Upon Alarm Activation/On Hearing the Alarm If there is smoke in the room, keep low to the floor. Try to exit the room. Feel the door with the back of your hand. If it is hot, do not open the door. If the door is not hot, brace yourself against the door and crack it open. If there is heat or heavy smoke, close the door and stay in your room. Don’t panic. Seal up the cracks under the door with wet sheets, or towels. If there is smoke in the room, crack the windows at the bottom and at the top, if possible, to allow for ventilation. Hang a sheet or towel from the window to announce that you are in your room. Call the Campus Police & Safety Department at (814) 886-6327. Be sure to give your room number and your location in the room. If you can exit the room, put on shoes (and if necessary a coat). If smoke is evident, get a wet towel to cover your face. Close all doors as you exit. If while exiting the building you are blocked by fire, go to the safest fire free area, or stairwell. If a phone is available call Campus Police & Safety at (814) 886-6327, or find a window and signal that you are still in the building. Evacuation Drills In order to test the fire alarm system and observe student and staff behavior, the Campus Police & Safety Department conducts fire evacuation drills. These drills are not publicized in advance. Students are held accountable for their behavior during these drills. Student behavioral issues are reported to Student Conduct. Fire evacuation drills are scheduled twice per year, once per semester. Drills are typically scheduled within a few weeks of the beginning of the semester. Fire alarm and facilities deficiencies are reported to the Physical Plant Office. Fire Safety Programming Each year, all freshman and new employees receive training. Throughout the year Residence Assistants schedule activities in association with Campus Police & Safety, such as live fire extinguisher training and informational sessions. Staff Responsibilities and Procedures All Residence Life Staff are trained annually in fire safety protocols and procedures by the Campus Police & Safety Department. Residence Life Professionals are responsible for the following: Coordinating orientation and training in fire safety for resident assistants; Ensuring the evacuation plans are in place in each residential building; Reporting promptly to the Campus Police & Safety Department any defective exit lights, alarm boxes, fire extinguishers and inoperable fire doors; and Reporting promptly to the Campus Police & Safety Department any other conditions that may create 45


a fire hazard or unsafe condition which might interfere with the evacuation of occupants. The Student Conduct Officer or his/her designee within the Student Affairs Division is responsible for handling the disciplinary action for students who do not comply with or violate fire safety regulations. Resident Assistants: Fire safety training is included in the comprehensive Resident Assistant Training Program, which occurs in the month of August. This training includes general information, such as proper notification procedures, what to do in the event of a fire, how to use a fire extinguisher and other information. RA training also includes a building specific training segment, and prepared by the Director of Campus Police & Safety that provides RAs with detailed information about that hall. Resident Assistants are responsible for the following: Informing their students of the policies and procedures regarding fire safety; Observing that their students comply with all fire safety regulations and documenting any resident who violates or does not comply with those safety regulations; Reporting any damaged, missing or stolen equipment to their director for repair or replacement; and Conducting health and safety inspections to ensure that students are complying with all health and fire safety regulations as documented in the residence contract and/or the student handbook. Emergency Notification Procedures In the event of a fire, the following five notification procedures should be followed: • Resident or RA pulls fire alarm, notifies Campus Police & Safety; • The fire department is notified by the alarm company; • RA on Duty and or Security notifies on-call professional staff; and • Professional staff member contacts Administration. Campus Police & Safety Officer is responsible for notifying the Director of Campus Police & Safety. When a fire is reported, the resident or staff member who reports the fire should first pull the internal fire alarm. All internal alarm systems are connected via dedicated telephone lines to an alarm monitoring company. When an alarm is sounded the monitoring company notifies Cambria County 9-1-1 to dispatch the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, and notifies Mount Aloysius Campus Police & Safety. The Campus Police & Safety Officer responds and contacts the alarm monitoring company. In the event of a false or accidental alarm the officer will cancel the alarm to the local fire department. The Officer contacts Cambria 9-1-1 if the alarm is not false and provides updated information for the responding fire units. Campus Police & Safety has control over the emergency situation until the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department arrives and takes direct control over the situation. The RA on Duty should notify the on-call professional staff member for response. The Professional staff member is responsible for notifying Administration. The Campus Police & Safety Officer is responsible for notifying the Director of Campus Police & Safety. Additional Evacuation Procedures for Residents with Disabilities In all emergencies, after an evacuation has been ordered, the following applies: Check on people with special needs during an evacuation. A “buddy system,” where people with disabilities arrange for volunteers (RAs/neighbors/classmates) to alert them and assist them in an emergency, is a good method; Always ASK someone with a disability how you can help BEFORE attempting any rescue technique or giving assistance. Ask how he or she can best be assisted or moved, and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with the person; 46


Evacuate or assist people with disabilities to get to the nearest stairwell if possible; DO NOT use elevators, unless directed to do so by security, police or fire personnel. If the evacuation has been ordered due to a fire, elevators could fail during a fire. Security, police or fire personnel will know if the elevators can be used; If the situation is life threatening, call Campus Police & Safety at 814-886-6327 or 9-1-1, and Attempt a rescue evacuation ONLY if you have had rescue training or the person is in immediate danger and cannot wait for professional assistance. Aiding Persons with Specific Disabilities in Emergency Situations Blindness or Visual Impairment Give verbal instructions to advise about safest route or direction using compass directions, estimated distances, and directional landmarks. DO NOT grasp a visually impaired person’s arm. Ask if he or she would like to hold onto your arm as you exit, especially if there is debris or a crowd. Give other verbal instructions or information (i.e., move to the stairwell, elevators cannot be used, etc.). Deafness or Hearing Loss Get the attention of a person with a hearing disability by touch and eye contact. Clearly state the problem. Gestures and pointing are helpful, but be prepared to write a brief statement if the person does not seem to understand. Offer visual instructions to advise of safest route or direction by pointing toward stairwell exits or evacuation maps. Mobility Impairment It may be necessary to help clear the exit route of debris (if possible) so that the person with a disability can exit to a safer area. If people with mobility impairments cannot exit, they should move to a safer area such as the nearest stairwell. If that is not possible, they should move to an office or other room with the door shut which is a good distance from the hazard. Notify Security, police or fire personnel immediately about any people remaining in the building and their locations. Security, police or fire personnel will decide whether people are safe where they are, and will evacuate them as necessary. They may determine that it is safe to override the general rule against using elevators. If people are in immediate danger and cannot be moved to a safer area to wait for assistance, it may be necessary to evacuate them using an evacuation chair or a carry technique.

Fire Definitions Fire: Rapid oxidation of combustible material accompanied by heat, light and smoke of combustible material, which is found outside of its normal appliance, whether or not it is extinguished prior to arrival of emergency personnel. Fire-related Deaths: Number of persons who were fatalities because of a fire incident, including death 47


resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting a rescue, or persons escaping from the fire scene (an individual who dies within one (1) year of injuries sustained as a result of a fire). Fire-related Injuries: Number of persons receiving injuries from fire-related incidents, including an injury from a natural or accidental cause who received medical treatment at a local medical facility. This includes first responders attempting to control the fire, attempting a rescue, or persons escaping from the fire scene. Persons may include students, faculty, staff, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals. Estimated U.S. Dollar Loss Related to Fire Incidents: Estimated total U.S. dollar loss of both contents and structure or property destroyed because of a fire incident, not loss of business. Evacuation Procedures Posted: When a fire alarm is activated, evacuation is mandatory. DO NOT use elevators; evacuate the building using the nearest available exit and proceed to the area of refuge to begin an accountability and assessment process. Fire Alarms Monitored by Emergency 24: Fire alarms are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 52 weeks a year by Emergency 24 dispatchers. Fire Safety Training Programs Delivered: Number of training programs delivered by Fire and Emergency Services or other responsible persons of authority within the College. Buildings Equipped with Fire Alarm Systems and Smoke Detectors: Buildings that have functional fire alarm systems and smoke detectors installed. Please note all residence halls are equipped with a functional fire alarm system and smoke detectors. Buildings Protected with Automatic Sprinkler System Throughout: Indicates an automatic sprinkler system protects all areas of a building. Fire Drills: The number of supervised scheduled drills or actual events at campus residence halls and other campus buildings that are facilitated and certified by the Campus Police & Safety Department. Various drills are conducted throughout the year to familiarize students and employees with emergency procedures and individual roles. Each year the Campus Police & Safety Department facilitates at least one drill per semester targeting all residential halls. All other buildings undergo at least one drill each year.

Fire Policies Regarding Appliances in Housing Facilities Portable Electrical Appliances: Extreme caution must be exercised in the use of electrical appliances. We strongly recommend the use of surge protectors. All appliances must have the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) approval. Hot plates, sunlamps, space heaters, air conditioners, electric ovens, toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, coffee makers (including Keurig) and any other appliances with heating elements are prohibited. Irons and ironing boards are provided in the laundry rooms of each building. Routine health and safety inspections will occur at least once a semester. In several locations on campus there are microwaves provided by the college for student use. Caution should be taken to prevent fire hazards resulting from excessive use of appliances and overdependence on power strips and extension cords. Lamps: A Special Safety Advisory – The use of halogen lamps is prohibited. • Carefully read all safety instructions and warnings that accompany any lamp. • Never use bulbs of a higher wattage or of a different style than is recommended by the manufacturer’s instruction. • Never remove or discard a bulb that is hot to the touch. Don’t try to operate a lamp that has damaged or missing parts. • Do not place lamps near clothing, draperies, or bedding, as accidental contact with the lamp bulb could ignite the material. Keeps lamps away from windows, bunk beds, and closets. 48


• NEVER place materials such as towels or clothing on top of lamps. • Avoid placing lamps in location where they may be knocked over. • Always remember to turn off or unplug any lamp when changing bulbs or when leaving your room/apartment. • Taking proper precautions and guarding against potential hazards posed by lamps will help ensure community safety. Open Flames: Fire or smoke producing articles, such as Bunsen burners, portable stoves, kerosene lamps, cut trees, incense and candles (of any kind including warmers) are strictly prohibited in residence halls. Possession of hibachis, barbecue grills, smokers, potpourri burning units or other firestarting devices or substances is prohibited in residences, as is their use in residential areas or adjacent outdoor space without staff supervision. Violators are subject to conduct action and possible criminal prosecution. Campfire Policy: Campfires and bonfires are not permitted on campus property without written consent of the Campus Police & Safety Department.

Smoking: Smoking and Tobacco Policy The use of tobacco and tobacco related products is prohibited in all campus facilities including residence hall facilities in order to lessen fire and health related hazards. The use of hookahs and other smoking paraphernalia, including vaping equipment is prohibited. a. Tobacco products are not sold on campus. b. Smoking is not permitted on or around all campus athletic fields. c. Smoking outside on campus grounds is permitted ONLY in the three designated Smoking pavilions, not walking to or from. d. Smoking pavilions are located in the following outdoor areas 1) the southeast corner of Pierce Hall, 2) the northwest corner of Academic Hall, and 3) the south side of Saint Joseph’s Hall on the opposite side of the walkway. Smoking outside of these pavilions on campus grounds is prohibited and may result in fines issued by Campus Police & Safety Department.

MAC ANNUAL FIRE REPORT FOR STUDENT HOUSING *This report is to comply with federal requirements. The Statistics and Related Information Regarding Fires in Residential Buildings 2015, 2014, 2013 have remained the same so only one chart is used for all three years. Buildings Located at 7373 Admiral Peary Highway

Total Fires in Each Building

Incident Number

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

Number of Fire Drills Held

St. Gertrude’s Hall

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

St. Joseph’s Hall

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

Ihmsen Hall

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

McAuley Hall

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

Misciagna Hall

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

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Christian Living 425 Park Ave.

0

0

0

0

0

$0

2

Plans for future fire safety improvements or upgrades Mount Aloysius College is in the process of an expansion of Pierce Hall and renovation of the existing structure which will include a new addressable fire system for the entire building.

Clery Geography Map – Yellow line indicates MAC property line including Admiral Peary Public Park. For the purposes of counting crimes within the Clery geography, Mount Aloysius College main campus is made up of the section within the yellow line, the section of SR 2014 between the campus property and the park since it borders MAC property. Not shown on the map is a house at 425 Park Avenue, Cresson Borough, owned by MAC and used for student housing. (about 50’x150’ lot with a three story structure) The house is within one mile of the main College address of 7373 Admiral Peary Highway Cresson Townshhip and any statistics for this property will be included as on-campus).

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Mount Aloysius College Campus Map

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