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Annual Security (Clery) Crime and Fire Safety Reports and Policies

January – December 2013

 

Oct 1, 2014


IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is a copy of Loyola University’s Annual Security (Clery), Crime and Fire Safety Reports and Policies.  This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Loyola University;  and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and fire safety policies.  You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety or Environmental Health and Safety at 410-617-2000 or by accessing the following web site:

http://www.loyola.edu/department/publicsafety/reporting/annual-security-report

The crime and resident hall fire statistics for 2011, 2012, and 2013 can also be found at the end of this report.


1.  Main Campus Overview

            Loyola University Maryland

            Evergreen (Main) Campus

            4501 North Charles Street

            Baltimore, MD 21210-2699

  Loyola University Maryland has been an integral part of higher education in Baltimore since 1852.  The primary campus has been located in the northern portion of Baltimore City, and is situated on a well-lit campus surrounded by residential and light commercial properties.  The campus has expanded several times, and now encompasses approximately 145 acres of land and more than 80 buildings, ranging from small one-story cottages to two nine-story residential towers.  In 2009, the Ridley Athletic Complex was opened at 2221 West Cold Spring Lane providing another 80 acres of land and a 6000 seat capacity stadium.  The Evergreen Campus is located at 4501 North Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The satellite campuses are located in the Metropolitan Baltimore area:

 

            a. Loyola University Graduate Center

            Columbia Campus

8890 McGaw Road

Columbia, MD 21045-4743

 

The Columbia campus provides administrative and classroom space for graduate programs in Business Management, Education, Engineering Science, Modern Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Loyola occupies thirty-three thousand square feet of this fifty-two thousand square foot facility.   Police services are provided by the Howard County Police Department who are the first responders to the building’s alarm system and 911 police emergency calls.  Contracted security officers and Graduate students provide onsite security during key instructional periods on the campus and Campus Police monitor the electronic door card-access, closed circuit television (CCTV) and building alarm systems in the Campus Police Communications Center at the Baltimore Evergreen Campus.  In cooperation with the Howard County Police Department, Loyola’s Department of Public Safety conducts follow-up investigations of reported incidents. 

 

b. Loyola University Graduate Center

Timonium Campus

2034 Greenspring Drive

Timonium, Maryland 21093

 

  The Graduate Center at Timonium is a 65,000 square foot academic center that provides administrative offices and high-tech, state of the art classroom space for the programs in the Education, Graduate Business Programs, Computer Science, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Departments.  Security at the Center is staffed by members of the Department of Public Safety who have responsibility for on-site monitoring of the electronic door card-access system and the closed circuit television.  A Campus Police officer has been added to the daily security mission at Timonium.  This officer is the first responder to all incidents that occur at that campus.  Monitored Access and CCTV control systems are conducted at the Campus Police Communications Center.  The Baltimore County Police Department responds to 911 emergency calls.  The county police and the University’s Department of Public Safety work in partnership to implement crime prevention strategies.   

 


c. Loyola University Clinical Centers

Belvedere Square

5911 York Road, Suite 100

Baltimore MD  21212

 

  The Loyola University Clinical Center at Belvedere Square, located near York Road and Northern Parkway, offers individuals living in the Baltimore metropolitan area a broad range of services addressing educational, language, and psychological issues.  Individuals requiring these broad range services will find a comprehensive, affordable and professional environment for their evaluation and treatment.

  All sites, to include the Ridley Athletic Complex, are well-lit and are equipped with the latest security technology including CCTV surveillance, access control, blue light emergency phones in parking lots and the campus-wide electronic card-access door entry system.  Security patrols are conducted by the on-site Public Safety Officers, Off - Duty Baltimore Police Officers and private security companies.

 

2.  Campus Police Authority

  The Department of Public Safety is the agency charged with the protection and preservation of peace and good order on the property owned, leased or rented by Loyola University Maryland.  The Campus Police officers are commissioned as Special Police Officers by the Maryland State Police and are vested under Article 41, Section 4-905 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, with full law enforcement powers on the property owned, leased, or otherwise under the control of Loyola University Maryland. The department enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Baltimore Police who patrol the areas surrounding the Evergreen Campus.  Through a liaison with other local police agencies, the Department monitors and records all criminal activity at Loyola’s campuses in the respective jurisdictions of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

  Campus Police have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and its immediately adjacent areas. If offenses violating Loyola University rules and regulations or Community Standards are committed by a student, the Campus Police will also refer the individual to the disciplinary judicial process that Student Development administers.  Through coordination with local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations is monitored and recorded.  This information is provided to the Dean of Students’ Office for any action or follow-up that may be required.

  The Director of Public Safety reports directly to the Vice President for Administration who in turn reports to the Executive Vice President of the University.  The Director is responsible for the achievement of the Department’s mission and is dedicated to the implementation of benchmark standards for campus law enforcement as established by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) in which the Department holds membership. 

  If a Loyola student is involved in an off-campus offense, Campus Police officers may assist with the investigation in cooperation with Northern District, Baltimore Police Department (BPD).  BPD routinely works and communicates with campus officers on any serious incident occurring on campus or in the immediate neighborhood or business areas surrounding campus.  Loyola University operates no off-campus housing or off-campus student organizations.  However, many students live in the neighborhoods surrounding Loyola.  While BPD has primary jurisdiction in these areas, Campus Police can and does respond in an administrative capacity to student related incidents that occur in close proximity to campus.

  In June 2006, Public Safety entered into an agreement with the Baltimore Police Department to hire “Off Duty” Baltimore Police Officers to provide additional coverage for our trouble spots in and around campus.  The BPD Officers retain all of their powers and responsibilities but are working directly for the leadership of the Department of Public Safety.

 

3.  Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

  The Department of Public Safety prepares The Annual Security and Fire Safety “Clery” Report to comply with the 1990 Congress approved Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965.  The Jeanne Clery Act requires higher education institutions to make public their campus security policies, and it requires that crime and fire data are collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community.  The Clery Act is intended to provide prospective students and employees, current students and their families, and the rest of the Loyola community accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions.  The full text of this report can be located on our website at http://www.loyola.edu/department/publicsafety/reporting/clery-act.aspx

This report is prepared in cooperation with Baltimore Police Department, Howard County Police Department, and the Baltimore County Police Department.  Additionally, our internal organizations: Student Life, Student Development, Counseling Center, and Alcohol and Drug Education and Support Services, and Human Resources all contribute greatly to the overall judicial process and its success.  Each entity provides updated information on their efforts and programs to comply with the Act.  Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those matters reported to the Campus Police, designated campus officials and local law enforcement agencies.  These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses which are not required to be reported.  A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially.  Each year by October 1st, an email notification, and a Newshound notice announce the location of where to view or receive the completed report.  These alert notifications are made to students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Prospective students and employees at Loyola receive information where they can view the statistics from the Admissions Office and the Human Recourses Department respectively.

 

4.  List of Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student and Campus Activities

  Although we encourage the reporting of campus criminal activity directly to the Campus Police Department, in some instances members of the Loyola community may choose to file a report with one of the other Campus Security Authorities (CSA).  A Campus Security Authority is an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.  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.  These authorities are obligated to provide this information to the Campus Police. For reporting purposes at Loyola University, Campus Security Authorities have been designated as:

Dean of Freshman and Academic Services Phone: 410-617-5547

 

Assistant Vice President Human Resources: Phone: 410-617-2354

 

Director Athletic Business Operations: Phone: 410-617-2718

 

Vice President for Academic Affairs Phone: 410-617-2495

 

Director Public Safety: Phone: 410-617-2863

 

Assistant Director Athletic Compliance: Phone: 410-617-2660

 

Associate Vice President Academic Affairs - Academic Affairs Phone: 410-617-2451

 

Executive Director Graduate Admission: Phone: 410-617-5817

Associate Athletic Director SWA: Phone: 410-617-2643

 

Associate Vice President Graduate Studies Phone:410-617-2400

Director Undergraduate Admission: Phone: 410-617-2251

 

Associate Athletic Director: Phone: 410-617-2547

 

Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs and Diversity: Phone:410-617-2988

 

Vice President for Advancement: Phone: 410-617-2290

 

Associate Athletic Director: Phone: 410-617-2172

 

Director Academic Affairs for Varsity Athletics: Phone: 410-617-5391

 

Director ALANA Student Services: Phone: 410-617-2310

 

Head Coach Men's Basketball: Phone: 410-617-7171

 

Vice President for Administration: Phone: 410-617-5161

 

Director Alcohol and Drug Education Support Services: Phone: 410-617-2928

 

Head Coach Women's Basketball: Phone: 410-617-5168

 

Assistant Vice President Administration: Phone: 410-617-5161

 

Assistant Vice President and Director Athletics: Phone: 410-617-2283

 

Head Coach Men's and Women's Crew: Phone: 410-617-5671

 

Head Coach Men's Golf: Phone: 410-617-2683

 

Head Coach Men's lacrosse: Phone: 410-617-2879

 

Head Coach Women's lacrosse: Phone: 410-617-2167

 

Head Coach Men's Soccer: Phone: 410-617-2379

 

Head Coach Women's Soccer: Phone: 410-617-5146

 

Head Coach Strength and Conditioning: Phone: 410-617-5372

 

President Loyola University: Phone: 410-617-2201

 

Executive Vice President: Phone: 410-617-2101

 

Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Development: Phone: 410-617-2842

 

Executive Director Loyola Clinical Centers: Phone: 410-617-1232

 

Director of Event Services and Off-Campus Centers: Phone: 410-617-5780

 

Dean, Loyola College of Arts and Sciences: Phone: 410-617-2327

 

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources: Phone: 410-617-2354

 

Dean School of Education: Phone: 410-617-5343

 

Dean, International Programs: Phone: 410-617-2910

 

Dean of Sellinger School of Business and Management: Phone: 410-617-2301

 

Associate Director Research Technology and Outreach Counseling Center: Phone: 410-617-2273

 

Head Coach Women’s Track and Field: Phone: 410-617-2991

 

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer: Phone: 410-617-2345

 

Associate Vice President for Financial Services: Phone: 410-617-2917

 

Assistant Director Support Operations Access Control Systems: Phone: 410-617-2239

 

 

Director Recreational Sports: Phone: 410-617-2330

 

Assistant Director Public Safety: Phone: 410-617-5284

 

Associate Director Rec Sports Programs and Assessments: Phone: 410-617-2270

 

Enrollment Management and Communications Vice President: Phone: 410-617-2323

Associate Director Student Activities: Phone: 410-617-2554

 

Associate Dean of Students: Phone: 410-617-5171

 

Assistant Vice President Student Development: Phone:410-617-5646

 

Director Student Health and Education Services: Phone: 410-617-5055

 

Director Student life: Phone: 410-617-2488

 

Associate Director Judicial Affairs: Phone: 410-617-2488

 

Associate Director Student life: Phone: 410-617-2517

 

Associate Director Housing Operations: Phone: 410-617-2918

 

Associate Director Clinical Services Counseling Center: Phone: 410-617-2273

 

Associate Director Training Counseling Center: Phone: 410-617-2273

 

Director Women's Center: Phone: 410-617-5845

Director and Associate Vice President Student Development Counseling Center:

 

Director Center for Community Service and Justice: Phone: 410-617-2997

 

Director Service Learning CCSJ: Phone: 410-617-2112

 

Director Campus Ministry: Phone: 410-617-2444

 

Associate Vice President Facilities and Campus Services: Phone: 410-617-2995

 

Director Student Activities: Phone: 410-617-2713

 

Head Coach Men's and Women’s’ Swimming and Diving: Phone: 410-617-2388

 

Head Coach Men’ s and Women's Tennis: Phone:410-617-2081

 

Head Coach Women’s Volleyball: Phone: 410-617-2772

 

 

  University pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged to tell their clients about the reporting procedures outlined in this document.  As noted below, confidential reports / anonymous reports are extremely valuable in order to prevent further victimization and to obtain a more accurate portrait of campus crime. In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the process and / or loss of his/her anonymity.  In such circumstances, crime victims are encouraged to consider making a confidential report to one of the designated Campus Security Authorities.  At a minimum, crime victims will receive valuable counseling and referral information.  Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that will enhance the safety of the community-at-large and they help provide a more accurate portrait of actual campus crime.

 

5.  Organization

   The Department of Public Safety is comprised of the Police Services Division and the Operations Support Division.  The most visible component of the Department is the Police Services Division, consisting of forty-seven sworn police officers who provide a twenty-four hour presence on the University campus using foot, bicycle and motorized patrol.  Each shift is closely supervised by a shift commander with the authority and responsibility to assure that the policies and procedures of the Department are followed.

    Campus Police Officers receive training conducted by instructors from State and local police jurisdictions who are certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC).  New Officer and in-service training emphasizes conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques, sexual assault crisis response and prevention, cultural diversity, community policing strategies and crime prevention techniques, as well as law enforcement and security methods.  Officers are trained and equipped in the use and handling of defensive weapons (pepper spray and the ASP baton).   Instructors from outside agencies, such as “Turn Around” (sexual assault crisis) and the Community Mediation Center are regularly included in the recruit and in-service training programs.  In-service training is conducted twice a year (summer and winter) to update and improve the skills of Campus Police officers.

   All Campus Police officers are certified National Safety Council first aid caregivers and trained on Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s).  Recertification in these programs occurs as required.

   The Operation Support Division consists of Campus Police Communications and Access Control management.  The Campus Police Communications Center is the monitoring point for all 911 emergency calls, the campus emergency notification alarm system, the card key access control terminal, the closed circuit television system for more than 600 CCTV / security cameras.  Additionally, all of the campus Fire Alarm systems are housed at the Campus Police Communications Center along with our key control systems. It is staffed by trained Public Safety Officers on a twenty-four-hour basis, seven days a week and is located in the Facilities Building, Room 220. The Campus Police Communications Center can be reached by calling 410-617-5010.  Access Control Management, can be contacted by calling 410-617-2239, and is responsible for 700 entry control devices and the installation and maintenance of panic and burglar alarms.

    In June 2006, Public Safety entered into an agreement with the Baltimore Police Department to hire “Off Duty” Baltimore Police Officers to provide additional coverage for our trouble spots in and around campus.  The BPD Officers retain all of their powers and responsibilities but are working directly for the leadership of the Department of Public Safety.

 

6.  Crime Prevention

   Crime Prevention is a cooperative effort requiring the entire Loyola community to actively participate in identifying conditions for criminal opportunity.  The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of crime prevention throughout the year.

  Issues of personal safety, residential security, office safety, active shooter response, and vehicle theft prevention are but a few of the topics presented to students by Campus Police in various formats.  Loyola conforms to the mandates of State and Federal law pertaining to victim’s rights in the handling of all cases.  To enhance community and student safety, it is recommended that after darkness falls, people should walk with friends or someone they trust or know well.  Shuttle bus services as well as a Student Escort Program (Ext. 5566) are offered transportation services 7 days a week and run until midnight on most evenings. Students can contact Campus Police for escorts after shuttle and student escort services discontinue service.

  Using certified instructors, the Department of Public Safety conducts the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program for the women of the University.  R.A.D. is a system of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques combined with instruction on risk reduction, prevention and avoidance.  The program, conducted each semester, provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about sexual assault prevention. 

   The Department also offers "Operation Identification" which is a program designed to help protect valuables, by engraving the personal driver's license number on such items as televisions, computers and the like, and creating a written inventory (including model and serial numbers).  This has proven to be a deterrent to theft and has been very helpful in returning stolen property to the rightful owner when it is recovered.

 

Crime Prevention and Education Programs:

Name of program

Date Held

Location Held

Subject(s) Covered

Study Abroad departure

4/12/13, Fall

McGuire Hall

CP,

Study Abroad departure

12/6/13, Spring

McGuire Hall

CP

International Orientation

1/25/13

Sellinger Hall 104

CP, SA

International Orientation

8/28/13

Sellinger Hall 104

CP, SA

Off Campus student safety

9/4,5/13

Off campus apartments

CP, FS

Active Shooter Response

8/8, 8/ 21,22,28,29/13

Various locations

AS

Active Shooter Response

9/10/13, 10/1,2/13

Various locations

AS

New Employee Orientation

3/26/13, 6/26/13, 10/14/13

Various locations

CP

Assistant Director of Student Life (SL) training

7/9/13,7/22/13,7/23/13, 7/24/13

Various locations

CP, SA, Title IX, Counseling, Judicial

Graduate Residence Coordinators SL training

8/2/13, 8/3/13, 8/4/13

Various locations

CP, Sa, Student Conduct, Judicial

Resident Advisor (RA) Training

8/23/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13

Various locations

CP SA, Misconduct response, Conduct

Floor Meetings

8/30/13

All resident halls

CP, Community Standards, SA

Red Flag

November

Woman’s Center

DV, SA, SM, CP

Take Back the Night

April

Woman’s Center

CP, DV, SA

 

Subject Codes:

CP

Crime Prevention

SA

Sexual Assault

FS

Fire Safety

AS

Active Shooter

LENS

Loyola Emergency Notification System

ST

Stalking

DV

Domestic Violence

DAV

Dating Violence

BI

Bystander Intervention

SM

Sexual Misconduct

 

  Every year during the month of April, the Health Center, the Department of Public Safety, and members of the student body co-sponsor Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Programs on sexual assault prevention and awareness are conducted throughout the month.  

Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

Name of program

Date Held

Location Held

Subject(s) Covered

First Year Orientation

8/31/13

McManus Theater

CP, AS, FS,LENS,DV, ST

 

 

 

Dating Violence

Title IX Team training

9/17/2013

Sellinger VIP Room

Title IX, SaveAct

Title IX Investigator Training

10/3/2013

Sellinger VIP Room

Title IX, SaveAct

Harassment training for faculty, staff and administrators

3/26/13, 6/26/13, 10/14/13

Various locations

Harassment, Discrimination, SA

Divisional Hearing Officer training Student Life

9/16/13

Seton Court, 4508B

Conduct training, Judicial

University Board of Discipline (UBOD) training

9/12/13, 9/18/13, 9/23/13

Seton Court, 4508B

Conduct training, Judicial process, Community Standards

NCHERM

On line modules must be completed before hearing.

Various locations

SA training for hearing officers

Bystander intervention training

Fall orientation

Various locations

Intervention training

Realities of College Life

Fall orientation

McManus Theater

CP, SA, Alcohol, Conduct, Community Standards

Think About It

Summer mandatory internet training

Incoming students homes

CP, Alcohol, AS

RAD

Each semester

Hopkins Court Lounge

CP, SA, DV

 7.  Reporting and Response

  Community members, students, faculty, staff, administrators and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Loyola University Campus Police in a timely manner.   Incidents, suspicious circumstances, and other police-related information can be reported to an officer on patrol or by calling 410-617-5911 or 5010. The Department of Public Safety continually promotes the reporting of incidents in programs such as awareness campaigns, freshman orientation, Resident Assistant and Graduate residential crime prevention presentations and whenever the opportunity arises.

   Since timely crime reporting can be crucial to the prevention or detection of criminal activity, the Loyola community is encouraged to report offenses promptly to campus and local police.  

   It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety to respond to all requests for police services, to write a police report, and to conduct follow-up investigations.  The Department’s Investigator coordinates investigations with the local police.  Victims of crimes against persons, such as robbery or sexual assault, are encouraged to seek confidential counseling services from the Counseling Center at extension 5109.

   The Director of Public Safety is the University’s agent for the purpose of making timely warnings and the collection of statistical data concerning criminal offenses to be included in this annual report.  Public Safety also issues periodic Incident Alert bulletins of suspicious or criminal activity occurring on and around the campus with suggestions of ways to avoid the occurrence of similar incidents.  Alerts can be distributed to key locations around the campus and are transmitted over the University e-mail system and are posted to the Public Safety web site.  In some instances, the notices are reprinted in the students' newspaper, "The Greyhound" and in the Newshound.  All members of the Loyola Community are urged to read these notices carefully, and to be guided by the information presented.   Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a Campus Police Officer, by phone 410-617-5010 or in person at the Communications Center on the second floor of the Facilities Building.

 

8.  Confidential Reporting Procedure

  If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University’s Judicial System or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report.  You can file a report on the details of an incident without revealing your identity.  The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others.  With such information, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger.  Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual security (Clery) and fire safety reports for the institution.  A confidential voluntary reporting system for investigative and statistical purposes entitled, “Silent Witness” is available on the Public Safety website at:

http://www.loyola.edu/department//department/publicsafety/silent-witness-form

 

9.  Campus Security Services:

            a. Uniformed Patrols

Commissioned Special Police Officers patrol on foot, on bike, or in a clearly marked Campus Police vehicle twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Desk attendants are provided for security at the Timonium Graduate Center and at the Columbia Campus.

            b. Student Escort Program

Specially selected and trained students are employed to provide safe and reliable van and shuttle escorts on the Evergreen Campus.

 

            c. Electronic Surveillance and Protection

Over 600 closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) are placed at strategic locations to monitor and record the campuses of the University.  A state-of the-art network system for fire alarms in University buildings protects the campus from fire emergencies.  There is centralized 24 hour monitoring of CCTV, fire and police alarms, at the Campus Police Communications Center.  Emergency phones (over 90), equipped with one-touch dialing and designated by a blue light, are located in or within close proximity to most parking lots and walkways. All 911 emergency calls, when using the Loyola telephones, are monitored at the Campus Police Communications Center.

 

            d. Investigative Services

Uniformed officers are trained to conduct initial investigations using techniques to protect the victims and to preserve evidence.  The Investigator’s office provides support for victims throughout the process of any subsequent criminal or university judicial proceedings.  The Department of Public Safety maintains a close partnership with the investigative units of the Baltimore Police and the police departments of Baltimore and Howard Counties.

 

            e. Safety Education

Periodically, crime prevention programs are conducted by Campus Police, as well as local police on such topics as personal safety and sexual assault prevention.  Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training is conducted by trained and certified instructors of the Department of Public Safety.

 

Loyola added emergency text messaging to the Loyola Emergency Notification System (LENS) in May 2007.  Text messaging will be used when imminent threats to the Loyola community are identified.  This is a free service; however those within the Loyola community must register to gain use of this valuable information system. To see the instructions on how to register go to the Public Safety web site at http://security.loyola.edu/e2campus/ click on e2campus.  “Incident Alerts” and “Crime Prevention Notices” are widely distributed on campus by timely warning and e-mail messages and are accessible on the Public Safety web site. They inform the University community of situations that present a potential hazard on campus or in the surrounding community.

 

A daily log of crimes occurring on the Loyola campus is available 24 hours a day every day in the Public Safety Base operations located in the Facilities Building Suite 200.  The Facilities Building is located adjacent to the Butler Parking lot.  After normal business hours entry to the building may be gained by activating buzzer and intercom system located to the right of the front door. The crime log is also available during normal business hours at the Public Safety Police Operations building located at 5104 York Rd.

 

Public Safety also conducts a program called “Operation Lockdown.”  This program checks several hundred residence hall doors for security and records doors left unsecured with no one present in the residence.  Emails are sent to those students whose rooms were left unsecured informing them of the importance of securing their residences.  There has been a significant reduction in doors found unsecured since the beginning of this program.

 

            f.   Shuttle Bus and Escort Service

Transportation and Parking provides scheduled shuttle bus service to and from the parking facilities located at York Road, the Fitness and Aquatic Center, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and the Ridley Athletic Complex.  Many of the bus stops are equipped with emergency phones linked directly to the Campus Police Communications Center.  In addition to Loyola’s shuttle system and Student Escort Program, escorts are also provided by uniformed police officers after these transportation services have ceased for the day.

 

10.  Safety and Security in the Residential Community, Access and Maintenance

All residence halls on campus can be entered by electronic access card readers.  Selected rooms in the residence halls are equipped with a telephone with direct dial contact to the Campus Police.  The campus emergency telephone numbers are 410-617-5911 / 5010

  To enhance safety on the Evergreen Campus, each officer is assigned a particular patrol designed to maximize police visibility.   Police patrols and security are enhanced by burglar & panic alarms, closed circuit security cameras, and the DSX access control system used for access into residence halls and University buildings. Escorting students is an additional function Campus Police provide when other transportation services have ceased operations.  A Student Escort Monitor program is also available to escort students every day from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (3:00 a.m. on weekends).

  All laundry rooms are equipped with emergency phones that only require the caller push the red button on the yellow phones to contact our Communications Center.  Officers are dispatched to the location that is electronically displayed on the dispatcher’s phone.  Over 90 Emergency Blue Light phones are strategically placed over the campus providing a direct telephone line to the Campus Police Communications Center operator who in turn will notify the Campus Police officer responsible for that specific detail area.

  Loyola University offers residential housing to certain duty positions that are required to respond to campus needs quickly and often.  Protocols for routine, scheduled and/or emergency entry into an employee’s residence have been developed and are maintained at the Base Communications Center.   These residents are designated permanent employee residences and are keyed to the high security master key. Campus Police, Student Life (for department employee residences only) and the employees occupying these residences are issued keys to these locations.  As occupants change, information will be forwarded to Facilities, Technology Services and Access control. 

  Loyola University’s main campus offers traditional residence halls, high rise residence complexes, and suite /apartment type complexes which provide on-campus housing for approximately 4000 students.  Security safeguards within the residence halls include restricted access, guest registration, and external door prop alarm systems.  Crime prevention programs include orientation workshops, individual floor meetings, residential community–wide presentations, and educational programs.  Access to Loyola housing facilities is limited to residents, escorted guests and University staff.  Entry is monitored on a 24-hour basis through a combination of card-key security systems, conventional keys and on-duty Resident Life and work study students.  Closed Circuit Television is also used at main entrances and at security desks. 

  Professional residence hall directors and student resident advisors, who are all members of the University’s Student Life staff, live on campus and provide 24-hour staff coverage.  Student room doors should be locked at all times even when occupied.  Most importantly, residents are reminded to observe building security procedures and to notify Student Life staff or Campus Police of any unfamiliar faces or unusual incidents within either the residence halls or apartments. Annually in August all Student Life staff members in the halls undergo comprehensive training for both prevention and response regarding safety and security issues.  As part of their responsibilities for campus security, both student and professional staff participate in lectures and seminars associated with topics such as substance abuse, response and prevention of sexual assault, and community security.

 

11.  Firearm Policy

  The unauthorized use, possession or storage of any weapon on University premises or at University sponsored activities is strictly forbidden.  This includes, but is not limited to firearms, air rifles, slingshots, swords, hunting knives, etc.

12.  Drug Policy

  Loyola University Maryland fully supports and requires compliance with federal and state laws regarding illegal drugs and paraphernalia. For purposes of this policy, “drug” also includes any other substance that is used to change mood or alter reality and is not used in accordance with am medical prescription, and “look alike” substances.

  Maryland law states that it is unlawful for any person to administer or distribute to another, or to possess (except for physician-prescribed medication), any controlled dangerous substance or controlled paraphernalia. 

  Violations of Loyola University’s drug policy, including but not limited to the use, sale, possession, distribution, or the manufacture of any controlled substance, on the property of the University and on non-University property during  the performance of University-related activities; and possession of drug paraphernalia, may subject a student to sanctions that include suspension or expulsion from the University.

  The drug and alcohol policy of the University students is contained in a document entitled Loyola University Community Standards. The University's official written Drug and Alcohol Policy is also contained in an annually updated Student Community Standards Handbook issued annually to all students. The drug and alcohol policy for staff, administrators and faculty is published below or can be found online in the Staff and Administrators Policy Manual.

  The office for Student Support and Wellness Promotion encourages healthy living by offering individual support services and counseling through:

  • Comprehensive support strategies
  • Consistent and ongoing follow-up
  • Individual counseling for alcohol and drug-related issues
  • Support groups:
    • Adult Children of Alcoholics
    • Students in Recovery

  Drug and alcohol policies for faculty, staff and administrators are contained in the Drug and Alcohol Policies, Health Information, Services and Benefits document issued annually to all Faculty, Staff and Administrators.

  Loyola University is in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act as Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-229) signed into law by President Bush on December 12, 1989.   The University abides by all Federal, State and/or Local Laws relating to alcohol and drugs.

 

Staff and Administrators Policy Manual - 8.12 Drug-free Workplace:

 

All persons employed by the University are responsible for performing their duties effectively and safely for the community’s health and safety. Therefore, it is imperative that Loyola as a community operate in an environment free from illegal drugs and other controlled substances, specifically:

• The manufacture, sale, possession, distribution, or use by employees in the workplace of a controlled substance or drug not medically authorized is strictly prohibited.

• An employee may not be under the influence of a controlled substance, alcohol, over-the-counter medication or prescription drug which affects job performance or poses a hazard to the safety and welfare of the employee or other employees.

• Employees are required to report his/her criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace to his/her immediate supervisor/department chair within five days after such conviction. As applicable, the University will, in turn, also notify the appropriate federal granting/contracting agency of such conviction within 10 days after receiving notice from the employee.

• Information on the dangers of drug abuse and the availability of counseling and rehabilitation assistance is provided through the Health Services Center, the Counseling Center, alcohol and drug education and support services or the human resources office and is distributed annually to each employee.

• Certain staff positions require pre-employment physicals involving a drug/alcohol screen. Additional required screens include but are not limited to: reasonable suspicion, reliable information, post-accident, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up.

 

Compliance with this policy is a condition of employment. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, including, but not necessarily limited to required participation in a rehabilitation program, suspension from duties or dismissal from employment.

13.  Alcohol Policy

  Maryland law states that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to purchase, possess, transport or consume alcoholic beverages. In addition, it is unlawful for any person to purchase alcoholic beverages for consumption by an individual who is known to be under the age of 21.  It is also unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to knowingly and willfully make a misrepresentation or false statement as to his/her age in order to obtain alcoholic beverages or to induce the illegal sale or furnishing of alcoholic beverages. 

  Only those students who are 21 years of age or older are permitted to have a reasonable amount of alcohol in their apartments.  Guests that are 21 years of age or older may not bring alcohol to a room/apartment/suite where at least one person is under the age of 21. Drug and alcohol policies for faculty, staff and administrators are contained in the Drug and Alcohol Policies, Health Information, Services and Benefits document issued annually to all Faculty, Staff and Administrators.

Staff and Administrators Policy Manual - 8.12.1 Alcohol:

 

All members of the University community are to act in a manner consistent with the alcohol policy of the University. This policy is to be observed in the planning and hosting of functions, both public and departmental, on the campus or at University sponsored activities. Alcohol-free events are to be encouraged.

• Persons under the age of 21 and visibly intoxicated persons may not be served alcoholic beverages. All alcoholic beverages should be served by a bartender(s); the bartender(s) should be over the age of 21 and should be instructed to ask for proof of age.

• Food and non-alcoholic beverages should be provided and made easily available to all guests.

• The quantity of alcohol offered and the length of time during which alcohol is offered should be monitored by the host or hostess.

• Persons who are visibly intoxicated may not be served.

• Announcements and advertising of such events should not feature nor promote alcoholic beverages as the focus of the event.

• The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited on University property or as part of its activities.

 

14. Emergency Response

  Loyola University will take all steps necessary to isolate and mitigate any emergency or dangerous situation that may affect the campus community.  All emergencies normally get reported to the Campus Police Communications Center which in turn dispatches Campus Police officers to the situation.  These officers along with Student Life members will make early assessments determining the size and scope of the emergency.  If the emergency is confirmed to be present and an immediate threat to the Loyola community, the Director or Assistant Directors of Public Safety will be notified and a mass notification notice will be sent to the community.  Some types of immediate threats generally are:

 

            a. Natural disasters that will directly and adversely affect the community.

            b. An active shooter or hostile armed intruder / robber in or around campus.

            c. Bomb threat or explosion.

            d. Civil disturbance that could have a serious effect on the Loyola community.

            e. Terrorist attack.

            f. Chemical or biological accident or attack.

            g. Gas leak, water main break or a power loss that could have serious effect on the campus or          surrounding communities.

            h. Fire event.

 

15. Evacuation

 

  Loyola University draws upon a nationally recognized standard of the Incident Command System (ICS) developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  This system is widely used at the federal, state, local community levels, and at the college and university level.  This system lends consistency, efficiency and effectiveness to the manner in which the university shall respond to an immediate emergency and/or a situation that may require the evacuation of campus.  Specific procedures are in place to respond to an immediate emergency or dangerous situation involving the health and safety of the Loyola community to include evacuation.  When buildings are ordered to be evacuated it is university policy that all faculty, staff and students exit the building to the pre-designated rally points at the direction of university police or student life members.  These procedures are delineated in Loyola University Maryland’s general and fire evacuation plan which can be found on Loyola’s emergency preparedness webpage. Moreover, these guides and information are distributed to all faculty, administrators, and staff on campus annually.

 

  Students, faculty, administrators and staff may be directed to assembly areas after evacuating a building. If a building evacuation is necessary the following procedures should be followed.  General evacuation procedures include the following directions for occupants of any University building.  If a building evacuation is necessary, Campus Police will respond to all emergency situations.  They will notify appropriate first responders as needed.  Occupants of all floors will immediately evacuate the building when requested to do so.  In the event of an emergency evacuation follow all the instructions below:

 

  1. Remain calm and go to the nearest stairwell, walk on the right side. Walk, do not run. Exit out of the building. Go to the building’s designated Rally Point.  (* Note: Elevators will not be in service during a fire alarm condition.)
  2. Assist in the evacuation of the building.  Give any disabled occupant information to Campus Police or the responding agency upon exiting.
  3. Close all doors when leaving rooms.
  4. Do not re-enter the building until the all clear has been announced, this occurs after the responding agency gives their all clear and Campus Police has completed a safety survey.

 

  1. Residence Halls:  Campus Police and the Student Life Staff will assist in the complete evacuation of the building and control the occupants in the residence hall’s designated rally point until the emergency has been abated (see specific building evacuation procedures).

 

  1. Academic Buildings:  Campus Police will assist in the complete evacuation of the building and control the occupants in the building’s designated rally point until the emergency has been abated (see specific building evacuation procedures).

 

  1. In cases where there may be a prolonged evacuation, students, faculty, administrators and staff may be directed to  supplementary assembly areas (Fitness and Aquatic Center or Reitz Arena) after evacuating to the building’s designated rally point.  Alternate housing locations will be assigned to the students at these assembly areas.
  2. In instances in which a campus wide evacuation is required the following procedure will be followed. Faculty, administrators, and staff members will be sent home.  Off campus, commuter and students with transportation will be sent home.  Students without transportation will be transported and staged at the Ridley Athletic Center until arrangements can be made for students to be picked up by family members.

 

16. Mass Notification (e2campus) and Timely Warning Policies

  The University uses e2campus as our mass notification system to disseminate immediate threats to the Loyola community. Students, staff, administrators and faculty can easily register or opt into this mass notification system by visiting the Public Safety web site at http://security.loyola.edu/e2campus/.  The mass notification system will send a text message to a cellular phone alerting the registered individual of the immediate threat.  The size of the message that can be sent to the cellular phone is limited so additional messages will continue to be passed as the situation develops.  Additionally information / incident alerts will also be disseminated through the Loyola intranet network and email systems. Augmenting our electronic mass notification system is Loyola’s external public address system which delivers critical information externally when appropriate. This system helps reach community members who may be out on the campus traveling from one place to the other.

 

            a. Timely Warning - The intent of a timely warning regarding a criminal incident is to enable the community to protect themselves.  The warning will be issued as soon as pertinent information is available. The timely warning will be released even if all the facts surrounding the incident are not known.  Timely warnings must be issued for any Clery Act crimes (see section 23) which occurs on Clery geography and is:

 

                        1.  Reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies and

                        2.  Is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to the                            students and employees.

 

Note:  Other crimes even if not Clery reportable can be sent out as a timely notice when the institution determines the warning would have merit.  These warnings should not be posted in locations that would make the community have to search for them or have to request them. 

 

            b. These notification systems will be activated without delay when the situation becomes known and there is a confirmation of an immediate threat to the campus. There could be situations when notification might compromise the efforts of those responding to the event which may dictate holding the message until an appropriate time later.

 

            c. The responsibility to assess the criminal situation and disseminate the mass notification message lies with the Department of Public Safety.  The Campus Police organization has the means to access the situation and initiate appropriate calls to the department leadership.  Once the Director, and or Assistant Directors of Public Safety have verified, as best they can, an immediate threat is continuing the activation of the mass notification process will begin. Critical information may come from many different sources BPD, County Police, State or City government agencies etc.  Each will be accessed and evaluated with respect to impact and threat to the University.  Normally critical information comes to the Campus Police Communications Center from field officers, over the telephone or by radio.  The Campus Police Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day every day of the year.  After the initial immediate threat alerts have been disseminated additional information will be updated as the situation develops.  We anticipate a series of alert messages will be used as the situation evolves and as additional information becomes available.  A chronology of events and procedures will generally follow this sequence:

 

                        1. Event or incident.

                        2. First responders (Campus Police) dispatched.

                        3. Expansion of the situation and security needs (local perimeters if needed).

                        4. Calls for additional support BPD / BFD.

                        5. Assistant Directors or Director notified.

                        6. Analysis of the critical information if serious and continuing threat remains send the                                 warning(s).

                        7. Begin e2campus or PM Evergreen notification if there is a serious or continuing                            threat.

                        8. Use Public Address systems (if appropriate).

                        9. Establish command post (if appropriate).

                        10. React, coordinate, implement, and mitigate the effect.

                        11. Continue operations and disseminate additional messages as needed.

 

            d. The key positions at the University who interact throughout this process are:

                        1. Shift Commanders, Sergeants and the Officers in Charge.

                        2. Assistant Directors of Public Safety.

                        3. Director of Public Safety.

                        4. Vice President of Administration.

                        5. Executive Vice President

                        6. Vice President of Student Development.

                        7. Any designated representative by the Vice Presidents

 

            e. The mass notification systems that we use; e2campus, public address, and incident alert, are messages that can be stratified by population and or location.  Undergraduate students, faculty, staff and administrators, and alumni can be reached by using the proper group addresses.  The dissemination of emergency information to the larger community is a collaborative effort between those mentioned above and the public relations leadership.  Discussions then take place about the impact of a message release and what information needs to be released.

 

            f. The University tests its mass notification systems every first Monday of the month.  This 1:00 pm test, exercises our e2campus, public address and email systems.  Each standalone system is tested and evaluated to see if they will be able to perform their intended functions when needed.  Our “Blue Light” distress stations in and around campus are tested each semester.  The Campus Police shifts are provided a designated number of duress stations to test; they record the results and submit work orders for those units that do not function properly. 

 

            g. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducts “in service” training twice a year.  Once during the months of May and June and once over the Christmas holiday in December.  Our summer training includes exercises to put our emergency responders, Campus Police, Student Life, Baltimore Police and other appropriate internal and external departments / divisions through procedures we expect to use during a crisis event.

 

Department of Public Safety: Annual in-service training

Date/ Location

Topic(s)

1/7,8/13  5104 York Road

CEEP, Constitutional Law, Sexual Assault, Domestic

 

Violence, S.A.F.E.,

5/21-23/13  Flannery O’Conner Classroom

Active Shooter, Response to Bomb threat

6/3-5/13  Flannery O’Conner Classroom

Active Shooter, Response to Bomb threat

 

            h. Additionally, the University conducts an exercise during late summer to evaluate and train the leadership of the Loyola community.

 

University Emergency Training Exercises

Date

Topic

8/7/13  McGuire Hall

Table Top Exercise  Active Shooter

 

17.  Missing Student Notification

  Loyola University has an established a missing student notification policy to report any student who has been missing for 24 hours to local authorities and their designated contact. The University’s policy is to report any student who has been missing for 24 hours to local authorities and their designated contact.  The Office of Student Life is the proponent for reporting the status of a missing student to Campus Police who will in turn report the missing person with all appropriate information to Baltimore Police. 

 

            a. Key positions that have a responsibility to report missing students are:

 

                        1. Director of Student Life

                        2. Director of Public Safety

                        3. Vice President and Assistant Vice President for Student Development

                       

            b. The general guidelines and procedures used for missing student notification are outlined in Student Life’s Community Standards and Student Life’s Standard Operating Procedures.

 

                        1. Students that are University residents and emancipated have the option to register a confidential contact person as the person they want notified in case a student is determined missing.

   

                        2. Campus officials and police officers may have access to this information while conducting a missing person investigation.

 

                        3. Students are advised about the option to register during first year orientation, RA floor meetings and are also informed that local law enforcement will be notified when a student is reported missing for over 24 hours.

 

                        4. Students that are not 18 years or older do not have an option as to who will be notified.  The parent or guardian will be the notification point of contact.

 

                        5. Any missing student report must be immediately referred to the University’s Campus Police. Missing students that meet the 24 hour missing criteria must be promptly reported to Baltimore City police.

18.  Student Life

 

  In keeping with the mission of the University, its educational goals and assumptions, the Office of Student Life strives to support the growth and development of Loyola students.  Student Life is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and educational environment.   Student Life oversees and reviews violations of the Community Standards, Policies and Procedures and conducts and implements the University’s adjudication process.

  Student residence halls are secured at all times and may be entered only by a key and/or electronic access card.  There are also students employed as desk assistants who control residence hall access to Butler and Hammerman Halls, Flannery O’Conner Hall, Hopkins Court, Newman Towers, and Campion Towers.

  Resident Assistants (RAs), who are selected and trained students, assist students in their development and adjustment to University life as well as monitor student deportment in the residential areas.

  RAs and Campus Police officers periodically make evening "rounds" together throughout the residence halls.  This relationship helps to ensure cooperation and increases the visibility of the Campus Police in and around the residence halls.

  The Department of Public Safety conducts several programs with the resident assistants during their initial and in-service training programs. These programs cover the topics of alcohol abuse prevention, fire safety, personal safety and security, and emergency procedures.

 In addition to RAs there are also Graduate Resident Coordinators (GRC) who are live-in graduate students responsible for coordinating the activities and resources of the RAs, in residential areas.  The GRCs also provide assistance to the Assistant Directors of the Student Life staff in matters involving violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

  Campus Police are immediately notified by residence hall staff members if there is a crime or incident that requires the attention of the police.  The Office of Student Life and the Department of Public Safety work together regarding situations in the residence halls that might require emergency intervention.  All reports submitted by Campus Police are shared with the Office of Student Life.

 

19.  Sexual Misconduct Policy (Students)

  If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct but do not want to report it for investigation, you may seek out a counselor or psychologist in the Counseling Center. Loyola’s counseling center is located in the Humanities building on the 1st floor in suite 150 or can be contacted by phone at 410-617-2273.  Reports made to a licensed counselor or health care provider are confidential and will not be reported for investigation without your permission unless an imminent threat exists. Additional counseling resources are also available through the Jesuit community or at Loyola’s Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry is located in Cohn Hall directly below the chapel or by calling 410-617-2444.  If you would like to seek counseling assistance off campus, you may contact TurnAround at 410-837-7000 (Baltimore City office) or 410-377-8111 (Towson office) or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline at 410-828-6390. In Howard County you may contact Hopeworks of Howard County at 410-997-0304 or the Hopeworks hotline at 410-997-2272.

  Loyola University strives to create a safe educational and working environment for all the members of the Loyola community including students, faculty, administrators and staff.  Violence or threats of violence of any kind, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, will not be tolerated.  Loyola University fully supports and complies with all local, state, and federal criminal laws prohibiting sexual misconduct.  Information about Loyola University’s non-discrimination student policy, which includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and reporting procedures, can be found on page 35 of the Community Standards. 

                a. For purposes of this policy, the following definitions apply:

 

                                1. Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of such conduct is a condition or basis for employment or educational decisions affecting the individual, or which is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.

                        2. Sexual Verbal Abuse:  Sexual verbal abuse is using language that is sexual in nature and unwanted on the part of another person. Examples include but are not limited to phone calls or use of written and/or verbal communication that are intimidating, threatening, or obscene in nature.

 

                        3. Sexual Assault:  Sexual assault includes any sexual act or sexual contact without consent, including intercourse, oral sex, unwanted touching of an intimate body part of another person, such as sexual organs, buttocks, or breasts, or an attempt of any of the above. Rape is a type of sexual assault. This description of prohibited sexual acts and conduct is not intended to be inclusive of all conduct that could fall within this category. It is the intent of this policy to provide notice that any unconsented sexual conduct, whether by a stranger or an acquaintance of the victim, is prohibited.

 

                                4. Consent:  is defined as an affirmative indication of a voluntary agreement to engage in the particular sexual act or conduct in question. Consent cannot be obtained through the use of force, threat, or intimidation. Consent cannot be given by someone who is not able to effectively communicate or to understand the nature of the conduct being engaged in as a result of having consumed drugs or alcohol or for any other reason. Silence on the part of an individual does not constitute his or her consent.

                        5. Domestic Violence:  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 who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Maryland, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic violence laws of Maryland.

 

                        6. Dating Violence:  Dating violence means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.  Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.  Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

 

                                7. Stalking:  Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.  Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveys, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.  Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.  Reasonable persons mean a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.

 

                                8. Rape: Sex Offenses - Definitions are from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Sex Offenses - Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

  1.  Rape – The 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.
  2.  Fondling – The touching of the private body 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 age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  3.  Incest: Non forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  4.  Statutory Rape: Non forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

 

Violations of the sexual misconduct policy are serious and although there are no standard sanctions outlined for violations of this policy, suspension and/or expulsion from the University is possible.

                b. Response to Sexual Misconduct

  As members of the Loyola community, students are expected to respect the rights, dignity, and personhood of others. The University encourages students to understand the limitations governing sexual contact (including intercourse) between persons. The Counseling Center provides qualified professionals who can help students clarify their feelings about sexuality and intimacy and help students develop assertiveness skills that may be useful in managing potentially difficult situations. The Counseling Center staff provides direct service and referrals for survivors of sexual misconduct.

 

  Educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are offered at new student orientation, in new employee orientation, in the residence halls, and on campus throughout the academic year.

 

  If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual misconduct on Loyola University property, at a Loyola University-sponsored event, or by a member of the Loyola University community, you are encouraged to report the incident to Loyola Campus Police by calling 410-617-5911.  Reports of sexual misconduct can be made to any University administrator, member of Student Life, faculty advisor, or to Campus Police.  (The Director or Assistant Director of Student Life, the Director or Assistant Director of Public Safety and the University’s Title IX Coordinator will be notified of all sexual misconduct reports.) You will be asked to provide a statement to the investigating Campus Police officer and an Assistant or Associate Director of Student Life.

 

  Students are encouraged to seek medical assistance in cases of sexual misconduct.  Upon request, Campus Police will provide transportation to Mercy Hospital, designated as one of the city’s rape treatment centers. This hospital is equipped to perform the Sexual Assault Forensics Exam (SAFE) and provide victim services.  It is important to preserve evidence for proof of a criminal offense if charges may be filed. In Maryland, evidence may be collected even if a complainant chooses not to make a report to law enforcement. SAFE exams provide crucial evidence of sexual assault and help support successful prosecution of offenders. The reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act of 2005 requires that states (including Maryland) provide survivors (anonymously) with a medical forensic examination free of charge or with full reimbursement without requiring the victim to report to law enforcement and/or participate in the criminal justice system as a condition of the payment or reimbursement. 42 U.S.C.A. § 3796gg-4(a) (1)

 

  The University encourages any student who has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to consult their parents/guardians and to report the incident to the Baltimore City Police by calling 911. The Director of Public Safety or his/her designee can assist the victim in contacting the appropriate law enforcement officials and in working with these officials to pursue criminal charges against the alleged offender. Victims also have the option to decline to notify law enforcement authorities. Protective orders and peace orders may be sought through the court system by visiting the State of Maryland District Court Commission building at 500 North Calvert Street by contacting a court commissioner or calling 410-767-5774.

 

  If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct but do not want to report it for investigation, you may seek out a counselor or psychologist in the Counseling Center. Loyola’s counseling center is located in the Humanities building on the 1st floor in suite 150 or can be contacted by phone at 410-617-2273.  Reports made to a licensed counselor or health care provider are confidential and will not be reported for investigation without your permission unless an imminent threat exists.  If you would like to seek counseling assistance off campus, you may contact TurnAround at 410-837-7000 (Baltimore City office) or 410-377-8111 (Towson office) or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline at 410-828-6390. In Howard County you may contact Hopeworks of Howard County at 410-997-0304 or the Hopeworks hotline at 410-997-2272.

 

  A student who has been the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking may request to transfer to alternative classes or housing by contacting Student Development. The University will accommodate this request if such classes and/or housing are reasonably available.  The Dean of First Year Students and Academic Services can provide additional academic support to students if requested.

                c. Charges of Sexual Misconduct

  The University’s procedures provide for prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of all reports of sexual misconduct. Disciplinary proceedings will be conducted by officials who have received annual training on the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.

 

  Due to the usually private nature of these actions, the University may not be able to pursue charges of sexual misconduct unless the complainant acts as the accuser and primary witness. However, in cases where there may be a witness to the alleged violation, or in cases where the complainant requests that the University pursue the case even though she/he is unwilling to act as the accuser, or in cases in which pursuing the case is in the best interest of the University, the University reserves the right to pursue a case to its conclusion.

 

  Upon becoming aware of an allegation of sexual misconduct against a student, the Office of Student Life and the Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator Kathleen Purnell: 410-617-2354, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Road, Baltimore MD 21212, kmparnell@loyola.edu, will initiate an investigation and take actions deemed necessary to protect the emotional well-being of the individuals involved, as well as the educational environment of the Loyola community. These actions may include, but are not limited to, relocating residence hall assignments, restricting access to certain campus buildings, prohibiting contact between the alleged offender, the complainant, or witnesses, or suspending the alleged offender from campus pending the hearing.  In cases where law enforcement is involved, the University will comply with all investigative efforts and will resume its own investigation of the case when permitted.

 

  All hearings involving sexual misconduct will be conducted in accordance with the normal rules and procedures of the student conduct process with special sensitivity to the nature of the charges and the best interests of all parties involved. All participants are expected to maintain confidentiality regarding the proceedings, except that the complainant and the alleged offender may not be required to maintain confidentiality as to the outcome of the proceedings.  In recognition of the unique nature of sexual misconduct cases, the procedures specified in this section supersede any conflicting provisions of the University student conduct process.  Actions by the police or criminal courts do not in any way preclude a student from pursuing charges through the University’s student conduct system. Similarly, pursuit of charges through the University’s student conduct system does not preclude the pursuit of criminal charges.

 

            1. The sexual misconduct hearing panel will be comprised of one faculty member, one administrator, and the Director of Student Life or his/her designee. All panel members will receive special training on sexual misconduct cases.

 

            2. If, in the judgment of the Director of Student Life or his/her designee, the timing of the charges precludes the participation of a student and/or faculty member, the Director of Student Life and a Student Development administrator or faculty member will serve as hearing officers for the case.

 

            3. The alleged offender and complainant may each have an advisor present during the hearing, but the advisor is not allowed to address the panel or question witnesses. The advisor must be a full-time member of the Loyola University Maryland community (faculty, administrator, staff, or student) and cannot be an attorney or hold a law degree.

 

            4. Under Title IX, both the alleged offender and complainant have a right to similar and timely access to information that will be used at the hearing.  Although hearing materials become part of a charged student’s educational record under FERPA, the University reserves the right to share relevant case materials with both parties.

 

            5. The alleged offender and the complainant each has the right to bring witnesses to the hearing to testify on his/her behalf. There is no limitation placed on the number of fact witnesses; however, students are limited to two character witnesses to testify on their behalf. In the event that a witness cannot attend a hearing, the witness may email or personally deliver a signed written statement directly to the hearing officer in advance of the scheduled hearing.

 

            6. The hearing will begin with the panel chair going over the student rights and responsibilities for the alleged offender, and then reading his/her charges.  The alleged offender will have the opportunity to present an opening statement to the panel that describes his/her involvement and/or responsibility in the incident.  The complainant will then have an opportunity to present his/her statement to the panel. The complainant may choose to present her/his testimony without the alleged offender being present. Several options exist where the complainant does not want to be present in the room with the alleged offender. The testimony presented to the panel can be recorded and replayed for the complainant to hear before he/she gives any testimony or presents any evidence. The alleged offender can also listen to the testimony by intercom. The complainant has the right to be present for, or listen to, all testimony given during the hearing, if he/she so chooses. The panel will then call witnesses and has the ability to recall the alleged offender and any witness, including the complainant, for clarification. The complainant has the right to provide a written impact statement that describes how the incident has affected him/her.  The impact statement is reviewed by the hearing panel only if a determination of responsibility is made and before a sanction is determined. If an impact statement was submitted and reviewed by the hearing panel, a copy will be provided to the alleged offender with the decision letter.

 

                7. Statements or questions regarding the past sexual history of the alleged offender or complainant generally will not be permissible as evidence during the hearing except as they relate to the past sexual history of the alleged offender with the complainant.

 

            8. The degree of impairment of the complainant’s ability to give or withhold consent will be introduced into evidence during the adjudication process.

 

            9. The panel will use a preponderance of evidence standard to evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct.  If the panel determines that the offender is responsible for a violation of this policy, the panel will decide the appropriate sanctions in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.  Drug or alcohol use by the offender is not a defense to a charge of sexual misconduct and will not be considered a mitigating factor in assessing an appropriate sanction.

 

            10. The alleged offender and the complainant will be informed simultaneously in writing of the outcome of the hearing, normally within five working days.  Both parties will receive written notice of any sanctions imposed on the alleged offender, except that in cases of non-violent sexual harassment the complainant will only receive notice of any sanctions that relate directly to the complainant.

 

            11. If the alleged offender is found responsible for a sexual misconduct violation, he/she may appeal the decision and/or the sanction to the University Board on Discipline.  If the complainant disagrees with the findings or sanctions given to the alleged offender, he/she also may appeal to the University Board on Discipline. Information about the grounds for appeal can be found on page 25. The panel members who were involved in the original hearing will not serve on the University Board on Discipline for the appeal hearing.

 

            12. When an appeal letter is submitted, the other party will be given notice of the grounds of the appeal and will be provided the opportunity to submit a response.  In cases where appeals are submitted by both parties, both appeals will be reviewed by the same board.  Each student will have the ability to present his/her grounds for appeal and any new evidence, as well as respond to questions from the board and hear the rationale from the hearing officer who chaired the panel that made the original decision.  The burden is on each student to present grounds for his/her appeal to the board that will then make the final decision regarding the findings and sanction(s) associated with the case. This decision will be communicated in writing to both the alleged offender and the complainant within five working days of the appeal hearing. If only one party appeals, the other party has the right to attend the hearing and participate even if he/she chooses not to appeal.

 

            13. At any time during the student conduct process if the complainant or alleged offender desires to seek the services of the Counseling Center (410-617-2273) or Campus Ministry staff (410-617-2444), he/she may contact these offices directly or through the Director of Student Life.

 

            14. Any retaliation, reprisal, or intimidation directed toward a complainant or anyone else as a result of reporting or participating in an investigation or adjudication of alleged sexual misconduct is strictly prohibited. Any incidents of retaliation should be reported immediately to Student Life and are considered a serious violation of this policy.

 

20. Harassment and Discrimination Policy (Faculty, Staff and Administrators)

 

  Faculty, Staff and Administrators are encouraged to report instances of harassment, discrimination, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Procedures and information related to findings, determinations and sanctions can be found in the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Faculty, Staff and Administrators, of the Staff and Administrator Policy Manual. Depending on circumstances, a collaborative approach between Human Resources, Public Safety and Student Life is taken to respond to and investigate reports.

 

            a.   Policy 8.6 Harassment and Discrimination Policies and Procedures

 

Purpose

 

  Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. Prohibited discrimination includes harassment on the basis of a protected classification and harassment based on participation in any "protected activity."  Complaints of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (whether or not based on a protected classification) are also addressed under this policy.

 

  Discrimination, including harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are inconsistent with Loyola's commitment to excellence and respect for all individuals. Loyola is also committed to the free and vigorous discussion of ideas and issues, which is also protected by this policy.

 

Scope

 

  This policy prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against students or employees of Loyola University Maryland by anyone on University property or at University-sponsored activities. This policy applies to situations in which both the person alleging discrimination or harassment (the "complainant") and the person accused of discrimination or harassment (the "respondent") are employees or students of Loyola University Maryland.1

 

  Allegations against a student in his/her capacity as a student is resolved through the student conduct process, rather than under this policy. The Sexual Aggression Policy located in the Community Standards is articulated in violation 21 on page 35. Allegations against student employees in their capacity as employees are resolved through this policy by the director of student life and the director of human resources generalist services.

 

  Allegations involving individuals who are not current employees or students of Loyola (e.g., applicants for admission or employment, alumni, independent contractors, vendors, recruiters) are addressed on a case-by-case basis using an appropriate procedure as determined by the human resources office.

 

  Harassment of others who are not members of a protected classification is also prohibited by University policy and may be the subject of a complaint using either the Grievance Procedure for Complaints Made Against Faculty or the Grievance Procedure for Complaints Made Against Staff, Administrators, and Student Employees.

 

  The designated official to ensure Loyola's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, which prohibits sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence, is Kathleen M. Parnell, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Road, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21212, Phone: 410-617-2354, Email:  kmparnell@loyola.edu. The designated official to ensure Loyola's compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap/disability, is Kathleen M. Parnell, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York road, Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland, 21212, Phone: 410617-2354,  Email: kmparnell@loyola.edu. Complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov).

 

  Loyola students and employees who are studying or teaching off-campus (e.g., semester abroad) or are on a leave of absence (e.g., medical leave, sabbatical) remain covered by this policy.

 

Policy

 

  Loyola is committed to protecting the academic freedom and freedom of expression of all members of the University community. This policy shall be applied in a manner that protects the academic freedom and freedom of expression of all parties to a complaint. Academic freedom and freedom of expression include but are not limited to the expression of ideas, however controversial, in the classroom, residence hall, and, in keeping with different responsibilities, in workplaces elsewhere in the University community.

 

Definition of Harassment

  Harassment means unwelcome verbal, written or physical conduct based on a protected classification (e.g., sex, race, age, etc.) that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or education (including living conditions) or that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

 

  Sexual harassment is a form of harassment with specific distinguishing characteristics. It consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

 

  • submission to such conduct is made, explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education; or
  • submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or educational decisions affecting an individual; or
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or education (including living conditions), or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

  Sexual harassment includes sexual assault. For purposes of this policy, sexual assault means a physical sexual act perpetrated against a person's will or where the person is incapable of giving consent (e.g., due to drugs, alcohol, intellectual or other disability). For additional information on the University’s response to sexual assault, refer to section 18 of the Clery Report found at http://www.loyola.edu/zbin/external_sites/clery/clery-act2011.html.

 

  The conduct alleged to constitute harassment under this policy should be evaluated from the perspective of a reasonable person similarly situated to the complainant and considering all the circumstances.  In considering a complaint under this policy, the following understandings shall apply:

 

  • Harassment must be distinguished from behavior that, even though unpleasant or disconcerting, is appropriate to the carrying out of certain instructional, advisory, or supervisory responsibilities.

 

  • Filing a complaint under this policy does not preclude an employee from filing a charge of employment discrimination with the EEOC, or Maryland Commission on Human Relations, within the time frames established by those agencies. Filing a complaint under this policy does not preclude a student from filing a written complaint with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

 

The following behaviors are also prohibited by this policy:

 

Domestic Violence

 

  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 who is 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 violence laws of Maryland, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic violence laws of Maryland.

 

Dating Violence

 

  Dating violence means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

 

Stalking

  Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.

 

Retaliation

 

  It is a violation of Loyola's harassment and discrimination policy to retaliate against any person for making an allegation or participating in an investigation of an alleged violation of this policy. A complaint of retaliation may be pursued using the steps set forth in this policy. When necessary, the University will monitor student grading or faculty/staff reappointment, tenure, promotion, merit review, or other decisions in order to ensure that prohibited retaliation does not occur. The University reserves the right to take immediate measures to prevent violations pending the outcome of any proceedings under this policy.

 

Knowingly Filing False Complaints

 

  Knowingly filing a false complaint of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking is a violation of this policy. Employees who knowingly file a false complaint are subject to disciplinary action.

 

Intentional Breaches of Confidentiality

 

  Participants in this process, including the complainant and respondent, witnesses, investigators, supervisors/department chairs or their designees, and University officers may be directed to maintain appropriate confidentiality regarding the proceedings in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, to protect the privacy rights of the individuals involved, or for other valid reasons, provided that a complainant or respondent may not be required to maintain confidentiality as to the outcome of the investigation. Any questions regarding confidentiality, including who has a "need to know" in a particular case, should be directed to human resources.

 

  A complaint alleging an intentional breach of confidentiality may be pursued using the procedures set forth below. Such a breach may also constitute an act of retaliation. A breach of confidentiality may void the outcome of any previously agreed-upon resolution to a complaint.

 

  This policy, the following Procedures for Resolution of Complaints, and the Community Standards are only part of Loyola's effort to prevent discrimination and harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in our community. In addition to spelling out steps for making and resolving complaints, the University is also committed to programs of education and prevention.

 

NOTE: This harassment and discrimination policy replaces previous statements on sexual harassment and discrimination in staff and administrator personnel policy manuals, and the Faculty Handbook.

 

8.7       Procedures for Resolution of Complaints

 

Introduction

  The following Procedures provide for prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution of all reports of harassment and discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in the same way as other misconduct issues, whether or not a formal or informal complaint has been made by one or more individuals. Investigations will be conducted by officials who have received annual training on the issues related to harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking and on how to conduct an investigation that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. Loyola will undertake immediate and appropriate corrective action whenever it determines that a violation of this policy has occurred.

 

  The human resources office is responsible for investigating and managing the resolution of complaints under this policy. The assistant vice president for human resources or designee investigates and manages these proceedings in most cases.

 

  Other University personnel are also available to provide consultation and assistance regarding complaints. Supervisors/department chairs of employees and deans who work with faculty and students across the campus can also provide guidance about responding to situations that may violate this policy.

 

8.7.1    Informal Intervention

 

  Any member of the Loyola community who believes that he or she has experienced harassment, discrimination, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in violation of this policy is encouraged to report the incident(s) as soon as possible. A complainant may end the informal stage at any time and may initiate a formal complaint.

 

8.7.2    Options for Informal Resolutions

 

Discuss the situation with the assistant vice president for human resources or other designated individuals who are available through the following offices:

 

Undergraduate Students:

  • Office of Student Development
  • Dean of First-Year Students and Academic Services
  • Dean of Loyola College
  • Dean of the School of Education
  • Dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management
  • Graduate and Professional Students:
  • Dean of Loyola College
  • Dean of the School of Education
  • Dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management
  • Director of Graduate Admission
  • Associate Vice President Graduate Studies
  • Assistant Vice President and Director Athletics

 

Faculty:

  • Human Resources Office
  • Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity Deans

 

Staff and Administrators:

  • Human Resources Office
  • Division Vice Presidents

 

  Meet with the individual whose behavior is disturbing, discuss the situation, and make it clear that the behavior is unwanted. Such actions may be discussed with human resources in advance of the meeting. (Note: this option is not appropriate in cases of alleged sexual assault.)

 

  Contact the supervisor/department chair or dean of the person whose behavior is disturbing and request assistance to stop the behavior.

 

  For an informal interview, request assistance from the human resources office (ext. 2354).

 

8.7.3   Assistance with Informal Interventions

 

  Human resources may assist an individual who does not wish to file a formal complaint but who seeks informal intervention to end conduct that the person believes violates this policy.

 

  Human resources, or another person designated by human resources, may discuss the alleged conduct with the respondent, remind him or her of University policies, and seek a commitment by the respondent to comply with these policies. In addition, appropriate disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including termination, depending on the nature and severity of the conduct and the respondent's overall work history.

 

  After an informal intervention has concluded, human resources will collect and maintain all documentation concerning the complaint. Such a record will be kept in order to document that an informal complaint was made and that actions were taken in response to the complaint.

 

NOTE: Some forms of behavior that are disturbing to members of the Loyola community may not meet the definitions of behavior prohibited by this policy. Such behavior may, nonetheless, be prohibited by other policies, rules, or procedures. Questions about handling complaints under any other policies and procedures may be directed to deans and to human resources staff.

 

  8.7.4  Initiating a Formal Complaint

 

8.7.4.1 Timeframe for Filing

 

  Formal complaints of harassment or discrimination should be filed with human resources as soon after the offending conduct as possible, but no later than 180 calendar days after the most recent conduct alleged to violate this policy. Human resources may grant a reasonable extension of any other time period established in these guidelines; however, the 180 calendar day time limit for filing a formal complaint shall not be extended.

 

  The 180-calendar-day statute of limitation on the filing of claims is intended to encourage complainants to come forward as soon as possible after the offending conduct and  to protect respondents against complaints that are too old to be effectively investigated. There may, however, be sound reasons why a complainant does not come forward within 180 calendar days. Although such a complaint cannot be pursued under the formal complaint procedures, there may still be options for responding to such complaints through counseling or informal intervention. If sufficient evidence is available, an investigation can be undertaken by appropriate authorities to determine if the behavior constitutes misconduct under other conduct processes.

 

8.7.4.2 Written Complaint and Response

 

  A formal complaint must be submitted in writing to human resources and signed by the complainant. This written complaint shall include the names of the complainant and the respondent and the details of the conduct alleged to violate this policy. Within five calendar days of receiving the written complaint, human resources will provide the respondent with a copy of the complaint. The respondent must submit to  human resources a response to the charges within 14 calendar days. Upon receipt of the respondent's answer to the complaint, the human resources office shall forward a copy of the response to the complainant.

 

8.7.4.3 Investigation

 

  Within five working days of receiving a copy of the response to the complaint, a designee of the human resources office will initiate an investigation to determine whether there is a reasonable basis for believing that the alleged violation of the policy occurred.

  During the investigation, the investigator will interview the complainant, the respondent, and any witnesses who may have direct relevant information to determine whether the conduct occurred and whether such conduct violated this policy.

 

8.7.4.4 Settlement Negotiation

  Within seven calendar days of receiving a copy of the response to the complaint, human resources shall schedule a meeting with each of the parties, together or separately, to attempt to negotiate a settlement of the complaint.

 

  A settlement shall occur when the parties agree to a resolution of the complaint in writing. A resolution may include, but is not limited to, withdrawal of the complaint without the right to re-file it; an agreement by the respondent to terminate or not repeat specific conduct; an apology; or participation in counseling. Human resources shall review all settlements to ensure that the parties fully understand the terms. If there is any sanction agreed to as part of the resolution, the official responsible for implementing any such sanction must also agree to the settlement.

 

8.7.4.5 Finding, Determination, and Sanction

 

  If a settlement is not reached within 30 calendar days of this initial meeting, human resources shall make a written determination, using a “preponderance of evidence” standard, which includes a finding of whether the conduct alleged in the complaint occurred and whether such conduct violated this policy. The written determination will be completed within five working days of the end of the settlement period, unless new information is brought forward during the negotiation period that requires further investigation. If human resources determines that the respondent violated this policy, human resources shall consult with the appropriate responsible individual to determine the sanction to be imposed by the University. Taking into account the nature and severity of the violation and the respondent's employment record, sanctions      may include: participation of the respondent in counseling; prohibition of the respondent from participating in grading, honors, recommendations, reappointment and promotion decisions, or other evaluations of the complainant; letter of reprimand and a copy of the complaint and its disposition placed in the respondent's personnel file; restrictions on the respondent's access to University resources, such as merit pay or other salary increases for a specific period; or suspension or dismissal from the University.

 

  Human resources shall notify the complainant and the respondent simultaneously, in writing, of the determination. If it is determined that the policy was violated, the notice will include the sanction to be imposed.

 

8.7.4.6 Responsible Official

 

  In cases in which the respondent is a member of the faculty, the responsible official shall be the dean of the school or college to which the respondent belongs, or the vice president for academic affairs.

 

  In cases in which the respondent is a non-faculty administrator or staff member, the responsible official shall be the appropriate vice president, or his/her designee. If the respondent is a non-faculty administrator or staff member in a division that reports directly to the president, the responsible official shall be designated by the president. If the respondent is the president, the responsible official shall be the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.

 

  In cases in which the respondent is a student employee (graduate or undergraduate), the responsible official shall be the appropriate vice president of the division or dean of the college in which the student is employed.

 

8.7.5    Appeals to the President

 

  Within 14 days of receiving notice of the determination and the sanction, if any, the complainant or the respondent, or both, may file an appeal, in writing, to the president based on one or more of the following grounds:

  • The determination is not supported by the evidence.
  • Relevant new evidence that was not available for consideration prior to the determination has been discovered.
  • The sanction is disproportionate to the offense.
  • Procedural error(s) occurred that materially affected the outcome of the investigation.

 

  The president shall review the appeal based on the written record, without a hearing. The president may remand the case to human resources for further investigation and findings. Within 30 days of receipt of the last-filed appeal, the president shall render a final decision simultaneously, in writing, to the complainant and the respondent.

 

8.8 Monitoring

 

  At the beginning of each academic year, human resources shall submit a written report to the president setting forth the number of informal and formal cases filed in the prior year, and which of these cases, if any, reached mediated solutions.

 

  The report shall also specify the number of cases in which human resources made findings of violations of this policy, the types of violations, and the final disposition of the cases, including any disciplinary action taken. The cases shall be reported in a manner that protects the privacy of the parties. The President shall make the report available to all members of the University community.

 

21.  Sexual Offender Registration

  The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education.  The CSCPA is an amendment to the Jacob Watterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act.  The federal law requires state law enforcement agencies to make this list available.  Maryland’s registry can be reviewed at http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/onlineservs/socem/default.shtml  The CSCPA further amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in the Act can prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders.

 

22.  Violence Against Woman Reauthorizations Act of 2013 (VAWA)

  The President signed the VAWA (Public Law 113-4) on March 7, 2013.  Among other provisions, this law amended Section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for instances of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies.  Additionally, institutions will be required to include certain policies, procedures and programs pertaining to these crimes in their Annual Security Reports. Violations of the sexual misconduct policy are serious and although there are no standard sanctions outlined for violations of this policy, suspension and/or expulsion from the University for students and disciplinary action up to and including termination for faculty, administrator and staff members are likely outcomes.  Professional standards and business conduct policies for all faculty, staff and administrators are provided in Chapter 8, Code of Conduct, of the Staff and Administrators Policy Manual.  The University’s sexual misconduct policy is provided in section 18 above.

23. Crime Statistics

  The following definitions are to be used for reporting the crimes listed in 34 CFR sec. 668.46 (previously 668.47) in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The definitions for murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, weapon law violations, drug abuse violations and liquor law violations are excerpted from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook. The definitions of forcible and non-forcible sex offenses are excerpted from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook.

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.

Criminal Homicide - Manslaughter by Negligence is the killing of another person through gross negligence.

Criminal Homicide - Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter - The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, 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 - 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.  It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.  This category also includes “assault with disease” when a perpetrator knowingly infects another with a deadly disease.

Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a theft or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a theft housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.  Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned, including joyriding.)

Weapon Law Violations -The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

 Liquor Law Violations - The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Drug Law Violations -Violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.  Arrests can be made for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs).

Sex Offenses - Definitions are from the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Sex Offenses- Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

      a. Rape – The 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.

      b. Fondling – The touching of the private body 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 age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Sex Offenses-Non forcible - Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

            c. Incest-Non forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

            d. Statutory Rape-Non forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

 

These new categories have been added to the Report at the direction of the Department of Education:

 

            a. Domestic Violence:  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 who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Maryland, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic violence laws of Maryland.

 

            b. Dating Violence:  Dating violence means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.  Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.  Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.  

 

                c. Stalking: Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.  Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveys, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.  Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling. Reasonable persons mean a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.

 

24.  Crime Reporting Areas

For the purpose of reporting statistics, institutions of higher education need to distinguish, by means of separate categories, criminal offenses that occur on campus; in or on a non-campus building or property; on public property; and in dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus. These newly established geographic areas are defined as:

            a. Campus - Residence and Non-residence

                        (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and

                        (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

            b. Non-campus Building or Property -

                        (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution (no such buildings exist at Loyola University); or

                        (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

            c. Public Property-

All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities, that are on campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

 

25. Hate and Bias Crime Reporting 

 

  We report hate crimes that fall into one of these criminal categories; homicide, sex offences, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local law enforcement agencies or a campus security authority.  Evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s actual or perceived bias towards a disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation will be assessed.  Revised regulations added the crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/ damage/ vandalism of property to the list of crimes that must be reported in the hate crime statistics.  The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Collection Guidelines will continue to be the source for definitions.  Student Bias reporting can be made through the following web site:http://www.loyola.edu/department/reportbias/report.aspx 

 

  Loyola’s faculty, administrators, staff and students are responsible for helping to create and maintain an environment characterized by high standards of ethical behavior and compliance with federal, state and local laws and University policies. Faculty, staff and administrators can find information in Chapter 8, section 8.19, Reporting Ethics and Policy Violations in the Staff and Administrators Policy Manual and on the quick link found on the HR website. A reminder to Faculty, staff and administrators relative to the purpose of Ethics Point Reporting is posted on the University Intranet twice each year.   

26.  Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974

  The University abides by the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 which contains guidelines for the handling and confidentiality of student records. FERPA gives students certain basic rights.  To review the University’s policy concerning FERPA, consult the Undergraduate Catalog. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. 

 

  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the University discloses educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

Conditions that apply to disclosure of information in health and safety emergencies:

            (a) An educational agency or institution may disclose personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties, including parents of an eligible student, in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.

            (b) Nothing in this Act or this part shall prevent an educational agency or institution from-

                        (1) Including in the education records of a student appropriate information concerning disciplinary action taken against the student for conduct that posed a significant risk to the safety or well-being of that student, other students, or other members of the school community;

                        (2) Disclosing appropriate information maintained under paragraph (b)(1) of this section to teachers and school officials within the agency or institution who the agency or institution has determined have legitimate educational interests in the behavior of the student; or

                        (3) Disclosing appropriate information maintained under paragraph (b)(1) of this section to teachers and school officials in other schools who have been determined to have legitimate educational interests in the behavior of the student.

            (c) In making a determination under paragraph (a) of this section, an educational agency or institution may take into account the totality of the circumstances pertaining to a threat to the health or safety of a student or other individuals. If the educational agency or institution determines that there is an articulable and significant threat to the health or safety of a student or other individuals, it may disclose information from education records to any person whose knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. If, based on the information available at the time of the determination, there is a rational basis for the determination the Department will not substitute its judgment for that of the educational agency or institution in evaluating the circumstances and making its determination.  (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1232g (b)(1)(I) and (h)).

27.  Annual Fire Safety Report

            a. Procedures and Policies: General fire evacuation procedures include the following directions for occupants of any University building. If the fire alarm system is activated Campus Police will respond to all fire alarms and emergency situations. They will notify the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) if any fire alarm is activated.  Occupants of all floors will immediately evacuate the building at the sound of the fire alarm system. Follow all the instructions below:

In the event you discover a fire:

                        1. Remain calm and go to the nearest stairwell, walk on the right side. Walk, do not run. Do not use elevators they will not be in service during a fire alarm condition. Exit out of the building. Go to the Rally Point (See Rally Point Map).

                        2. Pull the nearest red manual pull station (usually on the wall near stairwells and exits). This will activate the building’s fire alarm system.

                        3 Report the fire (regardless of size) to Public Safety at x5911once you are out of the building. Give the following info:

                                    a. Your Name

                                    b. Location of fire (Building name, Apt, Room # or area)

                                    c Number of injured people (if any)

                        4. Assist in the evacuation of the building.  Give any disabled occupant information to Campus Police or the BCFD upon exiting.

                        5. Close all doors when leaving rooms. If your room/apt door is hot to the touch and smoke is beginning to filter into your room; place a wet towel under the door or seal it with tape.  Wave a sheet or large garment out the window. Wait for assistance from the BCFD.

                        6 Keep low and crawl in any smoke filled areas.

                        7 Do not re-enter the building until the all clear has been announced, this occurs after the BFD gives their all clear and Campus Police has completed a survey.

 

                                    a. Residence Halls:  Campus Police and the Student Life Staff will assist in the complete evacuation of the building and control the occupants in the assembly area until the emergency has been abated (see specific building evacuation procedures).

 

                                    b. Academic Buildings:  Campus Police and any designated fire wardens present in the building will assist in the complete evacuation of the building and control the occupants in the assembly area until the emergency has been abated (see specific building evacuation procedures)

 

            b. Fire Drills:  During any given calendar year there are several fire drills conducted and documented. Two formal fire drills were conducted during the 2013 calendar year, during the weeks of

January 21 – 25 2013 and September 9 – 13 2013, additionally there were also 61 evacuations in residence halls that were documented fire alarm events.  After action reviews were also documented in order to train, educate, and improve upon evacuation times with Public Safety and Student Life staff.

 

            c. Policies on Portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flames:  Smoking, candles and open flames are prohibited in Loyola University Maryland residence halls.  No portable electrical appliances, hot plates, fireworks, firearms, electric heaters, or halogen lamps are allowed in Loyola housing.

 

            d. Student Housing Evacuation:  A policy involving the mandatory evacuation of each residence hall upon fire alarm activation is in effect.  A community citation is issued to all residents that fail to evacuate, whereby the judicial process may levy fines ($250) and sanctions (community service) for each violation.

            e. Fire Safety Education:  Various training and educational seminars are conducted during the summer orientation sessions with students.  Residence Assistants, graduate assistants and assistant directors in Student Life are the first group of students to undergo annual fire safety training.  Locations of Rally points, evacuation procedures, and apartment style kitchen fire safety tips are all delivered by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS).  During numerous sessions such as new employee orientation training, departmental training sessions and fire prevention week, EHS delivers fire safety and fire prevention tips to the entire campus community.  Students are trained on how to extinguish a small kitchen grease fire with a variety of extinguishers after a classroom session on fire extinguisher use.  Rally Point Maps and other pertinent emergency evacuation training is conducted for all new employees, student life staff and posted on Loyola’s intranet.  Public Safety Officers receive over ten hours of in depth new hire fire safety training, including at least two hours of hands-on fire alarm system field training.  EHS consists of a staff of four individuals that have direct responsibility for fire alarm systems, maintenance, inspections, testing and the overall fire safety program.

 

            f. Contact points for reporting fires:  There are several methods in which a student, faculty, staff or other person within Loyola’s community can report a fire.  If you wish to report that a fire has occurred please contact one of the following individuals or departments; Public Safety or Environmental Health and Safety.

            1. Director of Public Safety x2863

            2. Director of Environmental Health and Safety x1120

            3. Chief Fire Safety Officer x2972

            4. Fire Alarm Technician x1121

            5. Environmental Compliance Coordinator x1142

 

During an emergency please call x5911 in order to report the fire; this is the main Public Safety emergency number.  A variety of other methods can be used to report a fire, whether it is outside a residence hall (i.e. mulch fires) or within the confines of a building. 

 

            6. Blue light emergency phones - call button goes directly to the Public Safety Operator

            7. Elevator phones - call button goes directly to the Public Safety Operator

            8. Any Loyola phone – call 911 to directly report a fire to the BCFD, give proper street address when talking to a fire dispatcher; Public Safety will also respond when a 911 call is made.

            9. Call x5010 which is the non-emergency number for Public Safety, calls are then taken in   the order that they are received.

            g. Future improvement plans:  Future improvements for fire safety include the following measures:

 

            1. Update and enhance our fire safety training programs campus wide

            2. Consistent educational reinforcement for students causing nuisance alarms

            3. Fully sprinklered residence halls across campus (35% of all residence halls are currently sprinklered)

            4. Upgrading of older (10-15 year life cycle) fire alarm systems in order to maintain current technologies

            5.  In the 2014-2015 Academic year Lava lamps will be added to the list of prohibited items

 

            h. Fire Statistics (Residence Halls):

            1.  For the time period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 the following statistics summarize the number of fire incidents for each on-campus housing facility. (see table below)

            2.  No arsons were reported for the year of 2013, therefore no arsons need to be reported in the crime statistics

 

             i. Description of Residence Hall Fire Alarm Systems:  All residence halls are equipped with stand-alone fire alarm systems that are then connected through a dedicated wide area fiber optic network.  The network is supported by a proprietary central monitoring station which is backed-up with emergency power at the Public Safety Dispatch console.  These fire alarm systems are also backed up with battery power at each building, and contain all monitoring of sprinkler, suppression, detection and relay devices.  There are smoke detectors in nearly every bedroom (minimum of one smoke detector per apartment) and 24/7 monitoring that meets, or in most cases exceeds the National Fire Alarm Code requirements. 

 

            j. Fire Log:  The fire log is an easily understood report that identifies actual fires that have occurred on our campuses.  The log is maintained by the EHS office and can be found at the following link:  http://www.loyola.edu/department/ehs/fire-safety/loyola%20university%20maryland%20annual%20fire%20log. The fire log includes data on the entire calendar year and gets updated monthly or as actual fires occur.  The fire log is available in paper form upon request. (cnreynolds@loyola.edu)

 

 

For Further Information

 

Write or call:

 

Loyola University Maryland                                     Title IX Coordinator

4501 N. Charles Street                                                           Kathleen M. Parnell, Assistant V.P., HR

Baltimore, Maryland 21210                                       410-617-2354

Alcohol/Drug Education                                             Department of Environmental

and Support Services                                                  Health and Safety,     

Mary Beth Mudric, Director                                     Thomas Hettleman, Director

410-617-2928                                                              410-617-1120

Department of Public Safety                                      Office of Student Life

Timothy F. Fox, Director                                           Dr. Christina Spearman, Director

410-617-2863                                                              410-617-2488


Type of offense

Year

Campus Property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Manslaughter by Negligence

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Sex Offense : Rape, Fondling, Sodomy, Sexual Assault

2013

4

4

 

0

4

2012

2

2

 

0

2

2011

1

1

 

0

1

Sex Offense Non-Forcible: Incest and Statutory Rape

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Robbery

2013

1

0

 

1

2

2012

1

0

 

1

2

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Aggravated Assault

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

1

0

 

0

1

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Burglary

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

1

1

 

0

1

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Motor Vehicle

Theft (6)

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

1

0

 

0

1

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

1

1

Drug Law Arrests

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Weapons Law Arrests

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Liquor Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

647

637

 

0

647

2012

258

247

 

29

287

2011

337

321

 

8

345

Drug Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

28

26

 

0

28

2012

23

19

 

3

26

2011

24

23

 

6

30

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

MAIN CAMPUS (1)

 

Type of offense

Year

Campus property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus

Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Weapons Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

1

1

 

0

1

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Arson

 

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

0

0

 

0

0

Domestic Violence (7)

 

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

Dating Violence (7)

 

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

1

0

 

0

1

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

Stalking (7)

 

2013

0

0

 

0

0

2012

0

0

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

MAIN CAMPUS cont.

Hate Crimes (5) - There were two crimes reported: 

           

            2013 - Both were simple assaults, committed on campus and in the residence halls involving racial bias.

            2012 – One written intimidation committed on campus in a residence hall involving racial bias. 

            2010 – There were no reported hate crimes.

 

Footnotes for the Main Campus of Loyola University Maryland

(1). The statistics reflect a 2013 University population of approximately 4000 undergraduate students, 2000 graduate students, and 1364 employees.

 

(2). The residential facilities statistics are duplicative. They are included in the campus statistics and reflect that portion of the campus statistics which occurred in residence halls or other residential facilities for students on campus.

 

(3). Presently Loyola University does not have any property in this category.

 

(4). The statistics listed in “public property” include incidents which took place off campus, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, but not on the property of Loyola University.

(5). Hate crimes are crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived bias towards another’s disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  Hate crimes are reported for the crimes of criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and any other crime involving bodily injury, as well as, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism.

 

(6). The Clery Act definition of motor vehicle thefts includes golf carts, motor-scooters, and other “non-traditional” vehicles.

(7). Statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for instances of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in the 2013 reporting year. 

 


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

COLUMBIA CAMPUS (1)

Type of offense

Year

Campus Property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Manslaughter by Negligence

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Sex Offense : Rape, Fondling, Sodomy, Sexual Assault

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Sex Offense Non-Forcible: Incest and Statutory Rape

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Robbery

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Aggravated Assault

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Burglary

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Motor Vehicle

Theft (6)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Drug Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Weapons Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Liquor Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Drug Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

COLUMBIA CAMPUS (1) cont.

Type of offense

Year

Campus property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus

Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Weapons Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Arson

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Domestic Violence (7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

Dating Violence

(7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a0

Stalking

(7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

There were no reported hate crimes (5) on the Columbia Campus for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 years.

Footnotes for the Loyola University Maryland Columbia Campus:

(1). The statistics reflect a 2013 University population of approximately 4000 undergraduate students, 2000 graduate students, and 1364 employees.

 

(2). The residential facilities statistics are duplicative. They are included in the campus statistics and reflect that portion of the campus statistics which occurred in residence halls or other residential facilities for students on campus.

 

(3). Presently Loyola University does not have any property in this category.

 

(4). The statistics listed in “public property” include incidents which took place off campus, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, but not on the property of Loyola University Maryland.

(5). Hate crimes are crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived bias towards another’s disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  Hate crimes are reported for the crimes of criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and any other crime involving bodily injury, as well as, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism.

 

(6). The Clery Act definition of motor vehicle thefts includes golf carts, motor-scooters, and other “non-traditional” vehicles.

(7). Statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for instances of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in the 2013 reporting year.  Department of Education has asked institutions to make good faith efforts to provide these statistics in the 2012 annual security and fire report.


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

TIMONIUM CAMPUS (1)

Type of offense

Year

Campus Property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Manslaughter by Negligence

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Sex Offense: Rape, Fondling, Sodomy, Sexual Assault

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Sex Offense Non-Forcible: Incest and Statutory Rape

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Robbery

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Aggravated Assault

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Burglary

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Motor Vehicle

Theft (6)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Drug Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Weapons Law Arrests

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Liquor Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Drug Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

TIMONIUM CAMPUS (1) cont.

 

Type of offense

Year

Campus property

Residential Facilities (2)

Non Campus

Property(3)

Public Property(4)

Total

Weapons Law Violations (referred for disciplinary action)

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Arson

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

0

n/a

 

0

0

Domestic Violence (7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

Dating Violence (7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a0

Stalking (7)

 

2013

0

n/a

 

0

0

2012

0

n/a

 

0

0

2011

n/a

n/a

 

n/a

n/a

There were no reported hate crimes (5) on the Timonium Campus for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 years. 

Footnotes for the Loyola University Maryland Timonium Campus

(1). The statistics reflect a 2013 University population of approximately 4000 undergraduate students, 2000 graduate students, and 1364 employees.

 

(2). The residential facilities statistics are duplicative. They are included in the campus statistics and reflect that portion of the campus statistics which occurred in residence halls or other residential facilities for students on campus.

 

(3). Presently Loyola University does not have any property in this category.

 

(4). The statistics listed in “public property” include incidents which took place off campus, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, but not on the property of Loyola University Maryland.

(5).  Hate crimes are crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived bias towards another’s disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.  Hate crimes are reported for the crimes of criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and any other crime involving bodily injury, as well as, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/vandalism.

 

(6). The Clery Act definition of motor vehicle thefts includes golf carts, motor-scooters, and other “non-traditional” vehicles.

(7). Statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for instances of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in the 2013 reporting year.  Department of Education has asked institutions to make good faith efforts to provide these statistics in the 2012 annual security and fire report.


Loyola University in Maryland

2013

Residence Halls Fire Statistics

Residence Hall

# of Fires

# of Deaths

# of Injuries

Value of

Property Damage

Date

Explanation

Corrective Action(s)

Ahern Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Aquinas Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Avila Hall

1

0

0

$6

9/24/2013

An overheated pot caught on fire, when the student went remove it the dish towel she was using also caught on fire

Students were educated on unattended cooking and adjusting the temperature of the stove.

Bellarmine Hall

1

0

0

$279

4/8/2013

Dirty oven caught on fire during use

Students educated on proper cleaning of oven and stove.  Oven/stove replaced

Bokel Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Butler Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Campion Towers

1

0

0

$679

3/26/2013

Overloaded dryer caused build-up of heat starting a fire.

Dryer unit repaired, damaged parts replaced by vendor. Reminders posted

Claver Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Crowson Avenue

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Dorothy Day Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flannery O’Connor Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Gallagher Court

0

0

0

$0

 

.

 

Hammerman House

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Hopkins Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Lange Court

1

0

0

$30

3/2/2013

Student was cooking on the stove and left the apartment.

Student was educated about unattended cooking.

McAuley Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Newman Towers

3

0

0

$335

5/31/2013

9/24/2013

10/22/2013

Extension cord overheated and caught fire.

Pizza Box placed in the oven caught fire when the oven was turned on.

Students turned on the wrong burner and a small plastic bowl caught on fire.

Facilities personnel were reminded to use only cords that are in working order and free of damage that are UL listed.

Occupants were reminded that cardboard does not go in the oven.  Oven/Stove was replaced.

Students were reminded to make sure what burner they were using and not place plastic bowls on the stove.

Seton Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Southwell Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Tantallion Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 


Loyola University Maryland

Residence Halls Fire Statistics 2012

Residence Hall

# of Fires

# of Deaths

# of Injuries

Value of

Property Damage

Date

Explanation

Corrective Action(s)

Ahern Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Aquinas Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Avila Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Bellarmine Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Bokel Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Butler Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Campion Towers

1

0

0

$500

9/4/12

Student placed shoes in the oven/broiler as a prank. Shoes were forgotten about and oven was turned on to bake cookies.

Stove/oven unit was replaced; student was required to attend fire safety education.

Claver Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Crowson Avenue

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Dorothy Day Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flannery O’Connor Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Gallagher Court

1

0

0

$12

8/26/12

A student owned lamped was plugged into a wall outlet.  The power cord overheated.

Educated the student on ensuring that any electrical items (lamps) brought to school be UL listed, and to not overload the outlets.

Hammerman House

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Hopkins Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Lange Court

2

0

0

$68

2/7/12

11/9/12

Items being prepared in a toaster oven were overheated and caught fire.

A metal mixing bowl with a rubberized bottom was placed on the electric burner of a stove unit in a common kitchen.

Students were educated on the importance of watching food when it is cooking and following package directions.

Students educated to be aware of all cooking surfaces and that they may be hot, and to only use  appropriate cooking devices.

McAuley Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Newman Towers

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Seton Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Southwell Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Tantallion Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

Loyola University Maryland

Annual Residence Halls Fire Statistics - 2011

Residence Hall

# of Fires

# of Deaths

# of Injuries

Value of

Property Damage

Date

Explanation

Corrective Action(s)

Ahern Hall

2

0

0

$20

$50

4/29/11

11/12/11

Mulch Fire

Overcooked food in a microwave

Education, increased watering of garden and landscaped areas

Fire safety education was performed with students

Aquinas Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Avila Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Bellarmine Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Bokel Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Butler Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Campion Towers

1

0

0

1,165

5/13/11

Overloaded dryer caused build-up of heat starting a fire

Dryer unit replaced heavier duty model.  Reminders posted

Claver Hall

1

0

0

$1,325

4/9/11

A laptop with a recalled battery for risk of fire overheated while placed on a bed.

Education with students about recalls on electronic devices

Crowson Avenue

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Dorothy Day Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Flannery O’Connor Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Gallagher Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Hammerman House

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Hopkins Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Lange Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

McAuley Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Newman Towers

1

0

0

$20

10/8/11

Mulch Fire

Education, increased watering of garden and landscaped areas

Seton Court

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Southwell Hall

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Tantallion Court

0

0

0

0