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Crime Reporting

Atlantic Union College complies with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990.  An annual report is issued regarding the nature and frequency of crimes committed on the campus and its immediate environs.  Statistics reported include those brought to the attention of the Director of Safety, Security, and Compliance when an on-campus incident report involving criminal activities is filed with that office or with the Student Services office.  Students and employees are urged to be responsible for their own security and safety and that of others, and to use the safety tips provided. 

Protection of personal property is the responsibility of the student.  Theft of personal items should be reported to the Director of Safety, Security, and compliance, and when necessary, the local police as well.  Students' rooms, vehicles, bicycles, and motorcycles should be kept locked at all times.  The College cannot accept responsibility for items (including money), which are stolen, damaged, or vandalized.  Householders' insurance is offered to each student for purchase.  Those choosing not to purchase this insurance will not be reimbursed for lost or stolen items. 

The College takes seriously its obligation to prevent sex offences.  It provides educational programs to promote the awareness of rape (including acquaintance rape) and other forcible and non-forcible sex offences during residence hall orientation in the first month of the school year.  Students and employees are encouraged to report such offenses to the appropriate persons on and off campus.  A student who is a victim of a sex offence may request a change in her academic or living situation.  If a student or employee chooses, College personnel can provide assistance in contacting the security staff or the Lancaster police to notify these authorities of such offenses. 

Students and employees who are victims of rape or attempted rape are encouraged to seek counseling at the Counseling Center on campus and/or the local Rape Crisis Center, in Fitchburg, telephone number 978-343-5683, and/or the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts which provides a 24-hour hotline at 800-870-5905. 

Upon report of a sexual offense by a student, the Citizenship Committee will hold a hearing.  Any student found to have committed a sex offense, will be disciplined appropriately by the committee. 

Everyone is expected to respect the rights of others in the AUC community.  Threats to or crimes against an individual of the community are considered serious offenses and may result in suspension or dismissal.  Firearms, firecrackers, pellet guns, or any items of an explosive nature are not allowed on campus.  Violators of this regulation may be fined up to $100 and may be subject to suspension or dismissal.  The College has a zero tolerance policy on the possession of, use of, or threat to use any weapons.  Students found guilty of any of these offenses will, on the first offense, be suspended from the College for at least one semester. 

Crime Statistics

As required by the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, the College provides the following statistics regarding criminal offenses reported to local Police agencies or to the College’s security staff during the past three calendar years:

Crimes 2014 2015 2016
Murder / Non-Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - forcible  0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible  0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0
Statutory rape 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 2 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
 
* None of the above crimes manifested evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

 

The College provides the following statistics regarding arrests for the following crimes on campus during the past three calendar years (2012-2015):

Crimes 2014 2015 2016
Liquor-law violations            0 0 0
Drug-abuse violations 0 0 0
Weapons possessions 0 0 0

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