College Services

Campus Security Act Report

CCAD makes this information available to all students, employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, a 2013 Campus Crime Statistics Act Report

1. CCAD places a high priority on safety and seeks to provide a safe campus environment. Over the years, CCAD has not experienced a significant number of serious crimes, but no campus is isolated or immune from crime. Therefore, the college has developed policies and procedures designed to enhance campus security for students, employees, and guests.

A significant part of every campus security program is prevention, including cooperative and precautionary measures by employees and students themselves. Accordingly, CCAD sponsors ongoing programs and information on security-related issues, and provides informational booklets and pamphlets on safety topics. Students and employees should periodically inspect their surroundings, become familiar with all safety and health procedures, and identify and report unsafe conditions to the director of safety and security.

2. CCAD’s Annual Campus Security Act Report is prepared by the director of safety and security and the dean of students. It is the result of the effort of many people on campus including the vice president for student affairs, the director of residence life, and the Columbus Police Department (CPD). Each year, the offices and individuals listed above submit their data for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. By law, data from pastoral and professional counselors are exempt from any mandatory reporting requirement and are not included in this report. No formal police report is required for a crime to be included in the statistics. Crime statistics are double-checked by CCAD staff. Every effort is taken to ensure that all persons required to report do so, and that our statistics are as accurate as possible. Additionally, the information included in our annual report is reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and readability.

3. CCAD employs a director of campus safety and security who is responsible for all aspects of campus security and coordinates safety issues within the CCAD community. The CCAD security office is normally open 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. At all other times, at least one security officer is on campus and may be reached by calling 614.222.6165.

The CCAD campus security force is comprised of full-time security officers. Campus security officers are not commissioned police officers and neither carry weapons nor have the power to arrest. They are, however, trained and available to assist in maintaining a safe and orderly campus environment. Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They regularly patrol buildings, lots, and grounds to ensure a safe environment exists. Observations regarding security and safety are reported by the officers to the director of safety and security for resolution.

CCAD frequently augments the campus security force with off-duty Columbus police officers. CPD officers maintain the authority and arrest powers granted them by the city of Columbus while on campus. Further, CCAD maintains a close relationship with the community affairs officer from the 16th Precinct including monitoring and obtaining information related to crimes occurring in areas on and adjacent to campus.

Additional security is provided for our campus by the Special Improvement District (SID), which has security personnel dedicated to patrolling CCAD’s neighborhood (called the “Discovery District”).

4. CCAD encourages community members to report crimes or suspicious activity promptly and accurately. Criminal actions or suspicious activity may be reported and requests for assistance made to any security officer directly or by calling 614.222.6165 at any time. Emergencies may be reported at any time to the CPD by calling 911. Additionally, CCAD has installed 11 Emergency Call Stations, identified by a blue light, throughout campus. The caller can report a crime or suspicious activity to either campus security or 911 through the choice of push buttons on the call box. Reports should contain sufficient information to provide reasonable grounds for campus security to pursue an investigation or to refer the matter to local authorities for investigation and prosecution. CCAD will investigate reports of criminal activity and will refer reports of crimes including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft as required by law for prosecution or investigation by the CPD.

5. Academic and other campus facilities are open to students, employees, and guests during normal business hours. As an independent institution, CCAD’s campus is private property, and persons who do not have legitimate business on campus may be removed or arrested as trespassers. There is no formal policy requiring identification and admission of visitors on campus; however, specific policies govern access to buildings that remain open after 9:30 p.m. and restricted access to residence halls at all times. Security is an important factor in college decisions regarding facilities, landscaping, and lighting. Refer to this handbook for specific security and access policies for residence halls and other facilities.

6. In compliance with federal law, CCAD compiles and reports certain crime and arrest statistics on an annual basis. It is the policy of the college to make timely reports to the campus community on any incident of criminal activity considered to be a continuing threat to other students and employees. Security incidents will be communicated to students, faculty, and staff via CCAD email and the CCAD Alert notification service.

7. From January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013, the following on-campus, residence hall, and public property criminal offenses were reported to campus security or local police agencies:

On Campus **

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   0

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
 

**Includes all college-owned property contiguous to campus, educational in purpose, or used by students.

             

On Campus, in Residence Halls

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   0

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
             

Note: These statistics are also included in the on-campus category.

             

On Public Property

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   1

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
             

Note: This category includes crimes reported on public streets, sidewalks, and lots immediately adjacent to campus property. These statistics are not included in the on-campus category.

8. The following criminal offenses that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ethnicity and can be classified as Hate Crimes as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. 534) occurred on-campus and on-campus in residence halls from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013, and were reported to campus security or local police agencies:

Hate Offenses, on Campus

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   0

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
             

Hate Offenses, in Residence Halls

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   0

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
             

Note: These statistics are also included in the Hate Offenses, On-Campus category.

             

Hate Offenses, Public Property

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

  0   0   0

Forcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Nonforcible sex offenses

  0   0   0

Robbery

  0   0   0

Aggravated Assault

  0   0   0

Burglary

  0   0   0

Motor Vehicle Theft

  0   0   0

Arson

  0   0   0

Negligent Manslaughter

  0   0   0
             

Note: These statistics are not included in the Hate Offenses, On-Campus category.

9. From January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2013, the following arrests and disciplinary actions/judicial referrals occurred:

Arrests on Campus

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Liquor law violations

 0 0 0

Drug law violations

 0 0 0

Illegal weapons possessions

 0 0 0
       

Arrests in Residence Halls

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Liquor law violations

 0 0 0

Drug law violations

 0 0 0

Illegal weapons possessions

 0 0 0

 Note: These statistics are also included in the Arrests, On-Campus category.     

Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals on Campus

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Liquor law violations

 16 13 8

Drug law violations

 10 4 13

Illegal weapons possessions

 0 0 0
       

Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals in Residence Halls

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Liquor law violations

 14 13 8

Drug law violations

 9 4 13

Illegal weapons possessions

 0 0 0
       

Note: These statistics are also included in the Disciplinary Actions / Judicial Referral On-Campus category.

Reports of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Incidents

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

Domestic Violence

 N/A N/A 0

Dating Violence

 N/A N/A 0

Stalking

 N/A N/A 6
       
Note: Domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking statistics are a new federal reporting requirement and are only available starting in 2013. These statistics represent a good faith effort to count campus-based incident reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies.

10. CCAD does not recognize off-campus student organizations and has no policy for monitoring the activity of such organizations off campus. CCAD does not have any non-campus buildings or property.

11. Unless specifically authorized by the college or otherwise authorized by law, pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code, no student, employee or other persons having business with the college shall knowingly possess, have under the person’s control, convey or attempt to convey a deadly handgun or dangerous ordnance, including firearms, explosives, knives, BB guns, paintball guns, martial arts weapons, antiques or other weapons of any kind, onto CCAD property. This includes but is not limited to CCAD-owned or -leased buildings and parking lots. Neither shall individuals possess a replica of such items that could be reasonably mistaken for any item listed above. This excludes faculty using replicas in classroom settings in the course of instruction. Violations of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, termination of employment, termination of educational standing with the college, and referral to authorities for prosecution.

12. Crime prevention programs and resources will be offered periodically on campus. Programs facilitated by campus security and the vice president of student affairs/dean of students are available to all students, faculty, and staff. Presentation schedules are communicated to students and faculty/staff via CCAD email.

13. Sexual assault includes any physical sexual act directed against another person forcibly, against the victim’s will, when the victim is incapable of giving consent (e.g. when the victim is intoxicated), or when the act constitutes statutory rape. Sexual assault is unacceptable regardless of the prior or current relationship of the perpetrator and the victim. This includes date or acquaintance rape.

Survivors and other students are strongly encouraged to promptly report any alleged sexual assault to a member of the Residence Life staff, the dean of students (614.222.4015), campus security (614.222.6165), and/or the Columbus Police Department at 911. A report should be made as soon as possible after the incident. Medical personnel who receive such reports attempt to help comfort the survivor and obtain preliminary details so they can ascertain the best way to assist. Emergency health care will be summoned if needed or requested. In all cases, the survivor will be urged to seek medical care and preserve evidence by not bathing and not throwing away clothing. There are rape crisis centers located in the emergency rooms of Grant Medical Center, Riverside Hospital, and Ohio State Medical Center, which are specifically equipped to treat sexual assault survivors. If transportation to any of these facilities is requested, college personnel will assist in providing it. Attending college personnel will also notify the Columbus Police Department and urge the survivor to file a report and/or charges. The decision whether to file, however, ultimately rests with the survivor.

Perpetrators of sexual assault will be subject to college disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal from CCAD and referral to authorities for prosecution. Campus disciplinary proceedings may occur before, during, or after pending criminal or civil proceedings for sexual assault charges. When a complaint of sexual assault is filed, normal administrative or disciplinary committee procedures will be followed as outlined in this handbook. To the extent required and permitted by law, the complainant and the accused will be given notice of the outcome of the campus disciplinary hearing on the complaint. CCAD will assist in changing academic and living arrangements as appropriate.

CCAD presents periodic programs primarily through the Student Affairs office to inform students about how they can prevent being perpetrators or victims of sexual assault. These programs involve presentations about the significant role alcohol and other drugs can have in fostering sexual assault, ways to promote positive interpersonal relationships and eliminate abusive ones, and enhancing personal safety and health. Schedules are communicated to students, faculty, and staff via CCAD email.

14. CCAD prohibits the unlawful use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the premises or as any part of the college’s activities. The use of alcoholic beverages is permitted at select campus locations by persons of legal age when authorized at college events and in accordance with local and state laws and with proper permits. Possession and usage of alcohol or alcohol containers must comply with the Student Code of Conduct as described in this handbook.

15. Drug and alcohol abuse education programs are available through the CCAD Counseling office at 614.222.4000. For information on additional off-campus programs, students and employees may contact HandsOn Central Ohio, a local referral agency, at 614.221.2255.

16. Up-to-date information about known sexual offenders living in Franklin County, including the vicinity of the CCAD campus, can be obtained by visiting the Franklin County Sheriff’s office website at www.sheriff.franklin.oh.us, and clicking on the Sexual Offender Database link.

17. CCAD utilizes an emergency notification service, “CCAD Alert,” which can be used to quickly notify students, faculty, and staff of impending emergencies via phone, email, and/or text messaging. Members of the campus community must first register for the service by going to the Safety & Security, Emergency Notification Alert System page at http://www.ccad.edu/college-services/safety-security/emergency-notification-alert-system, and following the registration steps. Only registered students and current employees are able to register in the system, but each individual can register up to six different contact numbers/addresses for his or her account (including numbers for family and friends). Only authorized CCAD administrators will be permitted to send messages through the system and only in cases where we need campus constituents to take immediate action to protect their safety or in cases of weather emergency.

18. CCAD’s Environmental Health and Safety Committee, comprised of faculty and staff, meet periodically to discuss ways to improve the health and safety of our campus facilities and community. Information about their goals and discussions is available through the CCAD Safety & Security page at http://www.ccad.edu/college-services/safety-security.

19. A daily crime log is available for public review in the CCAD Safety & Security office. All crimes occurring on campus are written into the log within two days of the crime report.

Annual Fire Safety Report

Each on-campus student housing facility is equipped with a fire safety system installed by Simplex Grinnell/ Security Corp. Each facility is installed with smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and fire monitor panels that directly communicate to the security corporation monitoring station and the CCAD security office. Anyone discovering a fire or other safety concerns should contact CCAD security immediately at extension 6165.

CCAD safety/security director and residence life staff conduct two fire drills during each semester at each on-campus student housing facility to ensure the system is functioning properly and to educate students and staff how to safely evacuate a facility in case of a fire or other emergency.

CCAD safety/security eirector and/or the Columbus Fire Department provide life safety training, fire safety inspections, and emergency evacuation drills on an annual basis. Fire and safety training is also available upon request to all on-campus departments.

The CCAD residence life office distributes a printed copy of the Residence Hall Living Guide to all building occupants at the beginning of the academic year and it is also available for download on their webpage at http://www.ccad.edu/ccad-campus/residence-life/residence-life-policies. The guide addresses fire safety concerns as well as evacuation procedures for students living in on-campus housing facilities.

2013 Annual Fire Safety Report for On-Campus Housing

Residence Hall Number of Fires Injuries Deaths Property Damage
Design Square
Apartments
0 0 0 $0.00
Schottenstein
Residence Hall
0 0 0 $0.00

Evacuation Instructions:

Design Square Apartments

  • Evacuate to west parking lot located on North Grant Street (walk out the west entry doors to that lot)

Schottenstein Residence Hall

  • Evacuate to church parking lot on East Gay Sttreet (walk out main doors and walk across Gay Street to lot)

Helpful Telephone Numbers:

  • Emergency at any campus location 911
  • CCAD Security Officers 614.222.6165
  • Columbus Fire 614.221.2345
  • Columbus Police 614.645.4545
  • Sheriff's Office 614.525.3333
  • Design Square Apartments Front Desk 614.453.2200
  • Schottenstein Residence Hall Front Desk 614.222.3240
  • Director of Safety and Security 614.222.6172

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