CAMPUS POLICIES — CLERY ACT DISCLOSURES

Access & Security Issues

All buildings except the library will be secured by the Public Safety Department by 11:00pm on weekdays and by 6:00pm on weekends. We recognize that there will be some need for after-hour and weekend access to buildings. After hours, a faculty or staff I.D. is required. Anyone working late, faculty, staff or students on the weekends should notify the Public Safety Department. Holiday access scheduling is treated as weekend access.

Access to College facilities is limited to staff, students and escorted guest. Entry is monitored on a 24-hour basis. The campus facilities are maintained by Facilities Management (909) 594-5611 ext. 4850 and patrolled by Public Safety Officers. The Public Safety Officers regularly test the emergency phones and submit work orders for repair, recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons and conduct periodic lighting surveys. Officers report the need for replacement of lights and any other physical hazards they notice. Periodic crime prevention surveys are conducted when a crime trend occurs or upon physical changes of office space and equipment when requested by an administrator.

Lighting improvements are constantly being evaluated. Improvements have included the placement of high intensity lights in the buildings, parking lot areas, in areas with heavy landscaping and trees and along pathways frequently traveled by students. Outdoor emergency phones are located throughout the campus. All emergency telephones are connected directly to the Public Safety Department.

Alcohol & Drug Policy

Alcohol and Other Drugs The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs prior to, or during any Collegesponsored activity, on or off-campus, by any person attending, regardless of age, is forbidden by State law.
The Federal government has mandated that as of October 1, 1990, there will be no drug usage by students, staff, or faculty on college campuses anywhere in the United States. Please see the latest Schedule of Classes for the College’s Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.

Annual Report Policy

The Public Safety Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be accessed from our website at www.mtsac.edu. This report is prepared in cooperation with the Police Agencies surrounding our main campus and our alternate sites.

To comply with the act, we collect crime statistics from local police agencies, by providing the addresses of off campus properties either owned or controlled by the College or public property immediately adjacent to the College campus. All local Police Agencies provide automated statistics for the property and a radius around the property requested. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and is not required by law. Student organization recognition does not extend beyond the College and student organizations are not recognized to engage in activity off campus. A postcard is available to all enrolled students, faculty and staff that provides the website to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the Public Safety Department, 1100 N. Grand Avenue; Walnut, CA 91789 or by calling (909) 594-5611 ext. 4555. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources in Building 4 at 1100 N. Grand Avenue; Walnut, CA 91789 or by calling (909) 594-5611 ext. 4225. Crime Statistics are printed in the College catalog and all class schedule catalogs.

 

Safety of Campus Facilities / Residences

Mt. San Antonio College does not provide housing or residences for students, faculty, or staff on or off-campus. Regarding on-campus security, Mt. SAC strives to:
  • Create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity and the cultural mosaic of the campus community.
  • Promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishments.
  • Provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state and/or nation.
The Public Safety Department participates in delivery of the College’s mission and strives to create a safe environment conductive to academic excellence. We understand that crime is a nationwide problem and we strive to make our campus community a safe and secure environment. The Public Safety Department works closely with local Police Agencies and employs security measures to reduce and prevent crime. We believe that security is everyone’s responsibility and ask for your assistance.

Timely Warning Policy

On occasion, you will see timely warning notices describing recent crime trends or dangerous incidents. It is our policy to post these notices on the exterior doors of campus buildings to provide our community with the information about the incidents and crime prevention recommendations. Once all relative information is received, these notices will typically be posted within 24 hours.