Disclosure of Outcomes of Disciplinary Proceedings to Crime Victims
In accordance with the “Student Right to Know and Campus Security” legislation, Saint Augustine’s University may disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence the results of any disciplinary proceedings conducted by the institution against the alleged perpetrator of the crime relative to the crime. The University is not required to do so but may elect to make this information available to the victim in cases of “crimes of violence.”
A “crime of violence” is defined in Section 16 of Title 18 of the United States Code as: An offense that has an element of the use, attempted use, or other threatened use of force against the person or property of another; or Any other offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.
Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics
Saint Augustine’s University is required to compile certain information on campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis. The statistical report is printed and publicized annually in accordance with federal guidelines. Reports are available upon request from the Campus Police and Safety Office.
The Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. Saint Augustine’s University publishes a report every year by October 1st that contains three years of campus crime statistics, disclose policy statements for the campus and public area immediately adjacent to or running through campus, maintains a public fire log of fires that occurred in on-campus residential facilities, and certain security policy statements, including policies “timely warning” notices of those crimes which have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees”. Students should contact the Campus Police Department for more information and to request a copy of the report.
Reporting Criminal Incidents
The Saint Augustine’s Campus Police Department responds to calls for service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers responding to calls are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of individuals, the crime scene and any property involved. Any occurrence that takes place on campus is to be reported immediately. Those that occur off campus should be reported as soon as possible. The individual’s identity will be safeguarded when possible. Any crime witness or victim can choose to report an incident either openly or anonymously, by contacting any member of the Saint Augustine’s University faculty or staff or any of the following departments:
- University Campus Police Department: (919) 516-4911
- Vice President for Student Development and Services: (919) 516-4232
- Dean of Students: (919) 516-4353
- Director of Residential Life: (919) 516-4353
- Director of Judicial Affairs: (919) 516-4698
The SACPD encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the campus police. The individual’s identity will be safeguarded when possible.
The University has emergency two-way call boxes (Blue Light phones) around campus. By pressing the button on the stations, users are immediately connected with the Campus Police Information Center.