Mt. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE

2012 ANNUAL REPORT CLERY ACT DISCLOSURES

Mt. SAC is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy campus environment for students, employees, and the public who visit our campus. The Public Safety Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A Public Safety Officer is always on duty to respond to calls for assistance. In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990," which requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This law was renamed in 1992 to the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (Note: this is not a direct link. This web page requires a manual search for Mt. SAC specific information / works only with Internet Explorer only). The following information available to the public provides statistical, policy, and procedural information required by law.

Annual Report Policy

The Public Safety Department prepares this annual security 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. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the Public Safety Department, 1100 N. Grand Avenue; Walnut, CA 91789 or by calling (909) 274-4555. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources in Building 16F at 1100 N. Grand Avenue; Walnut, CA 91789 or by calling (909) 274-4225. Prospective students and employees may access the annual report at the college website at www.mtsac.edu. Portions of the annual report and are printed in the College catalog and class schedules for the Fall and Spring semesters and the Winter and Summer Intercessions.



SECURITY REPORTS


Campus Law Enforcement Authority

The Mt. San Antonio College Public Safety Department has the authority to enforce the Student Discipline Code of Conduct and the State of California Penal Code under Education Code Section 72330. The Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees has established the Public Safety Department as a community college police department under Education Code Section 72330(a), which authorizes the governing board of a community college district to establish a community college police department under the supervision of a community college chief of police. Although a designated police department, the Mt. San Antonio College Public Safety Police Department has a memorandum of understanding mandated by the “Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Act of 1990,” that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has jurisdiction to investigate all crimes occurring on Mt. San Antonio College Campus.

Crime Prevention

The Public Safety Department's primary responsibility is the safety and security of all members of the College community. Every effort is made to inform students and staff of criminal activity or any other concern that may be an immediate threat to the safety and security of those on campus. Information and workshops on crime prevention are made available to College students and staff throughout the academic year, such as safety videos, a Public Safety information brochure, online alerts, and articles in the student newspaper. The Public Safety Department also collaborates with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department in crime prevention task force events that inform the college community about theft prevention practices. It is the responsibility of every member of the campus community to act in ways that promote the safety of self, others, and the protection of District property.

Reporting Crimes & Emergencies

Students and staff should report serious crimes and emergencies, i.e., fire/medical, occurring on campus to the Public Safety Department or call 911. When using an on-campus extension, call 9-911. Incidents may be reported to Public Safety by calling (909) 274-4555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During normal business hours, Public Safety may be contacted at Building 40, Room 102, or by calling ext. 4233. The Public Safety Department is located at the southeast portion of the campus off Bonita Drive in Building 23. Public Safety may also be contacted during and after business hours from public telephone locations on campus by calling *91.

In the event of an emergency, students and staff are requested to make a prompt and accurate report to the Public Safety Department. Students are also encouraged to report crimes and any problems with the campus environment to the Public Safety Department. In addition you may report a crime to the following areas:

Chief of Public Safety

909-274-4555

Building 23

Vice President of Student Services

909-274-4505

Building 9B

Vice President of Human Resources

909-274-4225

Building 4

Director of Student Life

909-274-4525

Building 9C

Dean of Counseling

909-274-4380

Building 9B

Dean of Athletics

909-274-4630

Building 45

Director of Health Services

909-274-4400

Building 67B

The Public Safety Department maintains an anonymous crime tip line at (909) 274-4555. The Public Safety Department Counseling, Health Services/ Psychological Services and Student Life will accept confidential and anonymous reports of crimes for inclusion in the annual statistical report. It is our goal to provide assistance wherever the report is made to make sure we include the crime in our annual security report.

Assistance from Student Health Services

In cases of medical emergencies, the Public Safety office should be notified immediately at 909-274-4555. If the emergency is life-threatening, 911 is to be called.  If the person can walk to the Student Health Center in Building 67B without assistance, he/she should be referred, or escorted, if needed, for assistance.

Key Phone Numbers

Emergencies

9-1-1

Public Safety

909 – 274 - 4555

Risk Management

909- 274 - 4230

Health Services

909 – 274 - 4400

Facilities problems, including:

  • Utilities outages
  • Fire alarm maintenance
  • Fire suppression equipment maintenance

909 – 274 - 4850

Mt. SAC also encourages anyone who witnesses or has knowledge of a crime, or if you have seen or know of someone who has committed a crime, is dealing drugs, or has defaced Mt. SAC property, to report the information to WeTIP (http://www.wetip.com) by calling 800-78-CRIME. Reports are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are completely anonymous.

If you are interested in information about registered sex offenders, you can call or visit the State of California "Megan's Law" sex offender search web page at http://meganslaw.ca.gov/Search.aspx. Information can also be obtained from the Los Angles County Sheriff's Department Station located at 21695 East Valley Boulevard, Walnut, California.

Timely Warning Policy

If a situation arises on campus that poses an ongoing or continuing threat to the college community, the Chief of Public Safety will determine if a “timely warning” will be issued to inform the campus of the threat. Timely warnings are given through college email systems to students, faculty and staff, flyers posted throughout the campus on the exterior doors of campus buildings, and alerts posted in the student newspaper. Timely warnings provide the college community with the information about serious incidents and crime prevention recommendations.

Campus Emergency Notification System

The Mt. SAC Public Safety Department has the responsibility to respond and assess situations or incidents that may pose an immediate or ongoing threat to the safety and health of the College Community. The Public Safety Director, Assistant Director, Field Supervisor or Patrol Officers, will assess situations or incidents reported on Mt. SAC campus and determine whether an immediate or ongoing threat exists.

Upon confirming that there is an immediate threat to the safety of the College Community or specific segments of the College Community, the Public Safety Director, Assistant Director, the Chief Technology Officer, the Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, the Director of Public Affairs and the Director of Safety and Risk Management, are the authorized administrators who will collaborate to determine the content of the emergency notification notice and will use part or all of the emergency notification systems listed below, to communicate the threat to the entire College population or segments thereof.      
 
Mt. San Antonio College has a campus wide emergency notification system. This system will enable the authorized College personnel to quickly notify students, faculty, and staff about any campus emergency with personalized voice, text, and e-mail messages.

In order to execute the process effectively, we need your current contact information and your preferred method of notification. You are able to provide your information on a secured online site by clicking on the http://myportal.mtsac.edu link and look for the Emergency Notification System channel. Be assured that your privacy will be protected. Your information will not be shared with anyone or used for any purpose other than for emergency notifications.

Public Safety Department patrol vehicles are equipped with Public Address Systems and during critical emergencies are strategically located throughout the campus to facilitate notification and communication through the PA Systems. The College digital Marquis at Grand and Temple Avenues as well as several inner campus digital message boards, which are located in Student Services, Building 9B, at the northeast corner of the Student Center, Building 9C, at the southwest corner of Art Building 1B/C, may also be used to communicate and notify students and staff of immediate or ongoing threats. The campus email system will be utilized to communicate alerts and ongoing updates to faculty and staff. The College’s Student Web Portal http://myportal.mtsac.edu will also be utilized to notify students of threats and emergency updates as well.

Emergency Response/Evacuation Plan Online

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Mt. SAC’s Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan is now available online to current and prospective students and employees. The plan contains procedures on what to do in the event of a serious campus incident that poses an immediate or ongoing threat to the safety and health of the college community. Click here to review the plan, prepared by Mt. SAC’s Public Safety Department.

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) 274-4850 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.

Security & Safety of Off-Campus Sites

The Public Safety Department does not provide security at off-campus sites. All emergencies and crimes should be reported to the local police agencies in that area. The Public Safety Department should be notified after the local Police Agencies to ensure you have received the appropriate service. We have made arrangements for the administrators at these sites to notify us of any reported crimes.

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.

Alcohol & Drug Policy

Alcohol and Other Drugs The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs prior to, or during any College sponsored 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.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Mt. San Antonio College makes every effort to provide a drug-free campus. Assistance is available for those who seek help for themselves or others who may be addicted to substances. Please contact Student Health Services, ext. 4400, for confidential services and information.

Board Policy 3550 prohibits the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on College property, during any College-sponsored field trips, activities or workshops, by students and employees. (Please refer to that policy for details including sanctions).

COMMONLY USED AND ABUSED SUBSTANCES

Drugs commonly used and abused include alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine (crystal meth), prescription drugs such as Vicodin, and anabolic steroids (used to build muscle). While some of these substances are legal, they all may result in serious health problems including death, addiction, financial and legal challenges, and negative social implications.

Alcohol

Effects of alcohol are primarily determined by the amount of alcohol that has been consumed and can include:

  • Euphoria
  • Excitement
  • Confusion
  • Stupor
  • Coma
  • Death

Additional information can be found at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption.

Marijuana (pot, grass, weed, joints, roaches)

Effects of marijuana can include:

  • impaired short-term memory and concentration
  • distorted perception and judgment
  • diminished motor skills
  • accelerated heart rate and increased blood pressure
  • apathy

Additional information can be found at:

Cocaine (coke, rock, toot, blow, snow)

Effects of cocaine can include:

  • accelerated heart rate and increased blood pressure
  • dilated pupils
  • seizures and strokes
  • nasal damage requiring medical or surgical intervention

Additional information can be found at www.emedicinehealth.com/cocaine_abuse/article_em.htm.

Methamphetamines (crystal, crack, crank)

Effects of methamphetamines can include:

  • loss of appetite
  • delusions, hallucinations, psychosis
  • psychological and physical dependence

Steroids

Effects of steroid use can include:

  • Cancers of various types including liver, brain and prostate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Testicular shrinking, decreased sperm count, and infertility
  • Dramatic mood swings, depression, paranoia

Additional information can be found at www.usdoj.gov/ndic/pubs5/5448

 

Referrals and Resources

On Campus

 
Student Health Services - Bldg. 67B (909) 274-4400
   

Off Campus

 
North Orange County  
Alcoholics Anonymous (24-hour help) (714) 773-4357
Al-Anon (for family members and friends of alcoholics) (714) 748-1113
Center of Substance Abuse (24-hour hotline for drug abuse) (800) 662-4357
Narcotics Anonymous (714) 776-8581
Fullerton Drug/Alcohol Abuse Service "Health Care Agency" (714) 447-7099
Be Sober Hotline (24-hour referrals) "CRISIS" (800) 345-2747
  (800) 237-6237
   
San Gabriel / Pomona Valley  
A.A. (626) 914-1861
Nar-Anon (310) 547-5800
National Council on Alcoholism (909) 629-4084
Narcotics Anonymous (626) 359-0084
Adult Children of Alcoholics (310) 534-1815
   
Inland Empire  
Alcoholics Anonymous (909) 825-4700
Al-Anon (909) 824-1516
National Council on Alcoholism (909) 629-4084

 

Sexual Assault Policy

Mt. San Antonio College recognizes that sexual assault is a serious issue and will not tolerate actions of sexual assault on campus. The College will investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal action.

As soon as possible, the victim of a sexual assault should report the incident to the Public Safety Office, the local police or any faculty or staff member. The victim should make every attempt to preserve any physical evidence of the assault. This may include a voluntary medical exam, not showering or disposing of any damaged clothing or other items that are present after/during the assault. Victims are encouraged to call any law enforcement agency by dialing 911 after a sexual assault for a crime investigation, referral or transport for medical treatment and referral to crisis counseling and legal advocacy.

Disciplinary actions may be imposed on recognized individual students, student organizations and/or any College faculty or staff responsible for a sexual assault. College sanctions following campus disciplinary procedures depend on the outcome and may range from suspension to expulsion. Every effort will be made to criminally prosecute perpetrators of sexual assaults. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding and both shall be informed of the outcome.

The college's Sexual Assault & Rape policy is explained in the Mt. SAC Administrative Procedures document. Click here to view and download "AP3540" in Adobe PDF format.


Sexual Assault Prevention Programs

At this time, Mt. SAC does not provide sexual assault programs. There are, however, courses in understanding violent offenders in the Corrections program. This course is a study of the violent crimes of felony assault, robbery, rape, the various types of homicide, and the characteristics of both the offender and the victim. Students should check the Schedule of Classes each semester to determine when these classes are offered.

If You Are A Victim Of Sexual Assault:

  • GET to a safe place
  • CONTACT the Department of Public Safety (909) 274-4555 or call your local authorities by dialing 911 (9911 from an on-campus phone)
  • DO NOT shower, bathe, douche, change or destroy clothing
  • DO NOT straighten up the area
  • SEEK medical attention
  • SEEK emotional support from local Rape Crisis Center at (213) 626-3393
  • The College will change a victim's academic situation after an alleged sex offense and of the options for those changes, if those changes are requested by the victim and are reasonably available Victims of sexual assault may report the crime to any Mt. SAC faculty, staff, or administrator, but the Public Safety office should be notified as soon as possible. Victims or witnesses to crimes should follow the basic policy for reporting crimes. Click here to review this policy.


PUBLIC SAFETY & PARKING

Mt. SAC's Public Safety Department works diligently to protect all of us while on campus, and they enforce parking regulations to ensure fair and adequate accommodations for our visitors, students, faculty and staff. While every effort is made to keep our campus safe, each of us has ultimate responsibility for our personal safety.

We've provided tips and information below and within this site to heighten campus awareness.

FYI - For Your Information
We post a campus security report annually on this website, as well as a timely advisory of crimes reported to Campus Security and local police agencies.

Phones
Public pay phones are found in many locations on campus. These are coin-operated public phones for general use. There are also Emergency phones in each parking lot area and many other areas on campus. These phones are a direct line to campus security for emergency use and do not have a dial and do not require coins.

Contact Us
For Security: Ext. 4555
For Parking: Ext. 4233
Public Safety Officers are working on campus 24-Hours a day 7 days a week.
Parking Services Office Building 40, Room 102

Escort Service
To enhance security, Mt SAC offers an evening Campus Escort Service: Monday - Thursday 6:30 - 10:15 p.m. Escort stations are located at various campus locations. Escorts can be identified by their yellow jackets and I.D. badges. Call (909) 274-4233 to arrange for an Escort.

Click here to view a map of Escort locations.



CRIME STATISTICS

By October 1 of each year, Mt. SAC is required to publish and distribute an annual campus security report to all current students and employees. In addition, Mt. SAC must provide a timely warning of crimes reported to campus security and local police agencies in a manner that is intended to prevent similar crimes from recurring and to protect the personal safety of students and employees.

Click here to view the U.S. Department of Education Crime Report for Mt. San Antonio College.

CRIME
2009
2010
2011
 
Murder - Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0  
Murder - Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0  
Sex Offences - Forcible 0 0 1  
Sex Offences - Non Forcible 0 0 1  
Robbery 6

0

0  
Aggravated Assault 9 5 3  
Burglary 14 8 6  
Burglary from Motor Vehicle 27 29 11  
Motor Vehicle Theft (GTA) 12 17 5  
Theft from Vehicle 45 16 24  
Theft 53 67 62  
Arson 0 0 0  
Vandalism 31 32 30  
Liquor Law Violations 3 1 3  
Drug Law Violations 4 2 11  
Illegal Weapons Violations 1 0 3  
Hate Crimes - Race 0 4 1  
Hate Crimes - Gender 0 0 0  
Hate Crimes - Religion 0 0 0  
Hate Crimes - Sexual Orientation 0 0 0  
Hate Crimes - Ethnicity 0 0 0  
Hate Crimes - Disability 0 0 0  
YEARLY TOTALS 205 182 166  


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