Rockhurst University Annual Clery Act Security Report 2017 and Annual Fire Report 2017

Mission of Rockhurst University

“Rockhurst University is a learning community, centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education.  It is Catholic and Jesuit, involved in the life and growth of the city and region, and committed to the service of the contemporary world.”

Message from the Chief of Safety and Security

Rockhurst University is committed to providing the members of the campus community and visitors with the safest and most secure campus possible.  The Department of Safety and Security is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and building relationships that promote an atmosphere of trust and respect. Rockhurst faculty, students, and staff have a strong tradition of Cura Personalis and working closely with the Department of Safety and Security. This tradition fosters open communication between campus officers and the University community.

I want to take this opportunity to invite everyone to participate in our crime prevention and security efforts at Rockhurst University. Looking out for each other and reporting criminal and suspicious activity are essential parts of these efforts.  

As Chief of Safety and Security, I, as well as the entire security staff, consider it a privilege to provide protective services to the Rockhurst University Campus Community.   It is hoped that you will find our annual security report to be informative but should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Chief Randy Hopkins
Department of Safety and Security
(816) 501-4659
Randy.Hopkins@rockhurst.edu

2017 Combined Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report

Introduction

This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended.  It provides students and employees of Rockhurst University (“University”) with information on: the University’s security arrangements, policies and procedures; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the University will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Its purpose is to provide students and employees with information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others.

Policy for Preparing the Annual Report

This report is prepared by the Chief of Safety and Security in cooperation with local law enforcement authorities and includes information provided by them as well as by the University’s campus security authorities and various other elements of the University. Each year an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students and employees that provides the website link to access this report. Prospective students and employees are also notified of the report's availability. Hard copies of the report may also be obtained at no cost by contacting the Department of Safety and Security, 5401 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110, 816-501-4010. View the ANNUAL SECURITY/FIRE SAFETY REPORT.

The University is committed to taking the actions necessary to provide a safe and secure working/learning environment for all students and staff.  As a member of the campus community, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that security procedures are in place that represent best practices in the field, and are constantly tested and re-evaluated for their effectiveness.


General Safety and Security Policies

Policies Concerning the Law Enforcement Authority of Campus Security Personnel

The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for campus safety at the University. Its personnel have arrest authority.

All Department of Safety and Security personnel are commissioned as private police officers in accordance with the authority vested in the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners under section 84.720 RSMo., Title 17 CSR 10-2.010/020/030/040/050/055/060. All personnel have a Class A license and are designated as either a patrol agent or a private investigator. Selected personnel in Administration and Operations are qualified to carry firearms. All personnel, whether armed or unarmed, have the power of arrest as assigned by the administration of the Department of Safety and Security and the University. This authority is granted under Title 17 outlined above. The university Department of Safety and Security patrols an area that includes the surrounding neighborhood for a radius of one block in all directions. 

While the University does not have any written agreements with local law enforcement agencies, it does maintain a close working relationship with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. 

All crimes occurring on campus, on non-campus property owned by the University or on nearby public property should be reported immediately to the Chief of Safety and Security. The number to contact is 816-501-4010.

The Department of Safety and Security Dispatch Communications Center is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Contacting the Security Department

In order for the Department of Safety and Security to be effective, the ability to contact them quickly and efficiently is of paramount importance.  The department's Dispatch Communications Center is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  The department can be contacted utilizing the following methods:

1. RED PHONES - The red phone system is located in all campus buildings. Red phones are also mounted on the exteriors of all campus buildings. These are regular phone instruments without dial capability. All you need to do is pick up the receiver and the phone will automatically dial the Department of Safety and Security dispatcher. Red phones are available for both emergency and non-emergency use. (See Map)

2. CODE BLUE PHONES - The code blue system is located strategically around campus in parking lots and along pedestrian walkways. These phone devices are mounted on a metal post with a blue light on top that provides extra visibility. They are activated by pressing a red button.  Upon pressing the red button the code blue phone will automatically dial the Department of Safety and Security Dispatch Office.   After the connection is made it will not be broken until the dispatcher hangs up. Code Blue Phones are available for both emergency and non-emergency use. (See Map)

3. GENERAL CAMPUS PHONES - The Department of Safety and Security can be contacted for either emergency or non-emergency purposes via the general campus phone system by simply dialing extension 4010.

4. CONTACTING FROM OFF CAMPUS - If you are off campus and wish to contact the Department of safety and Security, you can do so by dialing or on any regular phone.  If you are outside the 816 area code, remember to use the 816 area code prefix before dialing either number.  Cell phone users should put the Department of Safety and Security number on their cell phone speed dial (816) 501-4010. These numbers are available for emergency and non-emergency calls.

USE CAMPUS RED PHONE, CODE BLUE PHONE, OR DIAL 4010 ON ANY CAMPUS PHONE TO REQUEST BOTH EMERGENCY AND NON-EMREGENCY SECURITY SERVICES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY, THE UNIVERSITY'S ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT, CRISIS INFORMATION, AND PARKING, PLEASE VISIT THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY'S WEBSITE AT: https://ww2.rockhurst.edu/about/campus-security

Map of Red Phone and Code Blue Phone Locations

View Campus Security Map

Other Officials to Whom Crimes May Be Reported

The University also has designated other officials to serve as campus security authorities. Reports of criminal activity can be made to these officials. They in turn will ensure that the crimes are reported for collection as part of the University’s annual report of crime statistics.  The additional campus security authorities to whom the University would prefer that crimes be reported are as follows:

  • Assistant Athletic Director Mike Koehler at 816-501-4331
  • Assistant Athletic Director Kathy Strecker at 816-501-4857
  • Athletic Director Gary Burns at 816-501-4854
  • Resident Director McGee Hall Micah Thomas at 816-501-3150
  • Resident Director Xavier-Loyola Hall – Kaitlin McAlexander at 816-501-2107
  • Resident Director Corcoran Hall Christopher Triplett at 816-501-1100
  • Student Activity Director/Greek Life Angie Carr-Robinette at 816-501-4541
  • Assistant Director of Residence Life Grant Carlson at 816-501-4126
  • Assistant Director of Residence Life Emily Kempf at 816-501-3571
  • Director of New Students/Access Coordinator/Assistant Dean of Students Mindy Pettegrew at 816-501-4689
  • Director of Residence Life/Assistant Dean of Students Mark Hetzler at 816-501-4843

 

Policies on Reporting a Crime or Emergency

The University encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all criminal actions, accidents, injuries, or other emergencies occurring on campus, on other property owned by the University, or on nearby public property to the appropriate administrator and appropriate police agencies. Such a report is encouraged even when the victim of a crime elects not to make a report or is unable to do so.  Such reports should be made as follows:

1. Situations that pose imminent danger or while a crime is in progress should be reported to local law enforcement by calling 911 from any campus phone or cell phone.  Keep in mind that the individual making the call from a cell phone will need to provide the address where the emergency has occurred.

2. Students, staff, and visitors should report criminal actions, accidents, injuries, or other emergency incidents to the Rockhurst University Department of Safety and Security or one of the campus security authorities identified above. Once reported, the individual making the report will be encouraged to also report it to appropriate police agencies. If requested, a member of College staff will assist a student in making the report to the police.

The University monitors  and records, through local police agencies, any criminal activity in which students have engaged at off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the University, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities.

Confidential Reporting

The University will protect the confidentiality of victims. Only those with a need to know the identity for purposes of investigating the crime, assisting the victim or disciplining the perpetrator will know the victim’s identity.

Any victim of a crime who does not want to pursue action within the University disciplinary system or the criminal justice system is nevertheless encouraged to make a confidential report to a campus security authority. With the victim’s permission, a report of the details of the incident can be filed without revealing the victim’s identity.  Such a confidential report complies with the victim’s wishes, but still helps the University take appropriate steps to ensure the future safety of the victim and others. With such information, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where a pattern of crime may be developing and alert the community as to any potential danger.  These confidential reports are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the University.

The University encourages its pastoral counselors and other professional counselors, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual report of crime statistics.

Timely Warning

In the event of criminal activity occurring either on campus or off campus that in the judgment of the [1] Operations Sergeant of the Department of Safety and Security and The Chief of Safety and Security constitutes a serious or continuing threat to members of the campus community, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued. Examples would be a rash of motor vehicle thefts or sexual assaults in the area that merit a warning because they present a continuing threat to the campus community.

This warning will be communicated to students and employees via the following method(s):

Method

Sign-Up Instructions

CampusEye Mobile App

Sign in using a Rockhurst University CODE

Rockalerts notification system

This is a free service. To sign up all one needs do is go to: https://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=5cf7b002-2ca8-44c7-8f98-4719cd463412.

Post Security Notice to the doors and bulletin boards of the Residence Halls and other campus buildings

N/A

Security Notices via email

N/A

Updates to the warnings will be provided as appropriate.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should immediately report the circumstances to:

  • Dean of Students/Vice President, 816-501-4030
  • University’s Title IX Coordinator, 816- 501-4036.
  • Director of Residence Life/Assistant Dean of Students, 816-501-4843
  • Dispatch Communication Center, 816-501-4010
  • The Chief of Safety and Security, 816-501-4010

The University has communicated with local law enforcement asking them to notify the University if it receives reports or information warranting a timely warning.

Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

Security of and access to Residence Halls, Townhouses (THV), and On-Campus Houses (OCH)

1. CORCORAN HALL: Corcoran Hall consists of two wings connected by a common lobby.  The building houses both males and females and is staffed with a resident hall director (RD) and several assistants (RA).   It is equipped with a Swipe Card Access System for access control on all main entry doors, as well as each wing on each floor.  Entry is gained by using a specially coded, individual identification card. If a card is lost for any reason, a new one can be issued, and the old card is cancelled.  The main lobby as well as all hallways on each floor in each wing is equipped with a closed circuit television camera and is monitored and recorded 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  The Residence Life Department staffs the front desk located on the lobby level during peak hours of occupancy and activity, 7 days per week.  All non-residents of this hall must check in with the desk assistant and leave their i.d. card for pick up when they leave the building.

2. XAVIER-LOYOLA HALL (X-L):  X-L Hall consists of two buildings connected by a common lobby.  The building houses both males and females and is staffed with residence hall director (RD) and several assistants (RA).  It is equipped with a Swipe Card Access System for access control on all main entry doors. Entry is gained by using a specially coded, individual identification card. If a card is lost for any reason, a new one can be issued and the old card is cancelled.  The main lobby as well as all hallways on each floor in each wing is equipped with a closed circuit television camera.  The Residence Life Department staffs the front desk located on the lobby level during peak hours of occupancy and activity, 7 days per week.   All non-residents of this hall must check in with the desk assistant and leave their i.d. card for pick up when they leave the building.

3. MCGEE HALL:  McGee Hall is the women’s residence hall.  It is a 6 story building with 113 rooms.  The hall is staffed with a resident director (RD) and several assistants (RA).  It is equipped with a swipe card system.  Entry is gained into the building, as well as the elevators and two stairwells, by using this identification card system. If a card is lost a new one can be issued and the old card canceled as soon as the loss is reported.  The main lobby as well as each hallway is equipped with closed-circuit television cameras.  The Residence Life Department staffs the front desk located on the lobby level during peak hours of occupancy and activity, 7 days per week.  All non-residents of this hall must check in with the desk assistant and leave their i.d. card for pick up when they leave the building.

4. TOWNHOUSE VILLAGE-THV: The Townhouse Village operates like any apartment/townhouse complex with all university rules and regulations in force, just as in all residential living facilities.  Each unit has its own specific key which is carried by all of the occupants of that unit. Occupants are responsible for making sure their units are secure.  Exterior lighting is present and the security staff patrols the parking lots and exteriors of the buildings regularly. The Townhouse Village Community Center is equipped with one closed circuit television camera located in the main entryway, which is monitored and recorded 24 hours a day by the Department of Safety and Security, as are all closed circuit television cameras (cctv) on campus. The Townhouse Village is assigned an area coordinator who acts as the Resident Director RD and four resident assistants RA’s.

5. ON CAMPUS HOUSES – OCH: Several houses, both single family and duplexes have been added to our campus housing availability.  All university rules and regulations are in force, just as they are in all residential living facilities. An area coordinator is assigned as resident director, (RD), and two resident assistants, (RA’s).  The occupants are provided the phone numbers for the security dispatch office as outlined in this report for contacting the Department of Safety and Security from off campus. Each OCH (ON CAMPUS HOUSE) is equipped with an intrusion detection system, with a panic alarm feature.  These systems are monitored 24 hours per day by an off campus monitoring station, and when activated will initiate an immediate response from the campus Department of Safety and Security.  The student occupants in these OCH Units are encouraged to act as responsible neighbors including calling in suspicious persons and activity, not just at their house but at their neighbor’s as well.

6. ROCK ROW HOUSES:  The Rock Row housing operates like any apartment/townhouse complex with all university rules and regulations in force, just as in all residential living facilities.  Each unit is equipped with a swipe card entry system. If a card is lost a new one can be issued and the old card canceled as soon as the loss is reported. Each Rock Row unit is equipped with intrusion detection, and a panic alarm.  These systems are monitored 24 hours per day by the Rockhurst security communications office, and when activated will initiate an immediate response from the campus Department of Safety and Security.  The front and rear entries of each unit are equipped with closed-circuit television cameras which are monitored and recorded 24 hours a day by the Department of Safety and Security. The Rock Row housing is assigned a resident assistant (RA).

Security of and Access to Non-Residential Campus Buildings

  • ARRUPE HALL:  This classroom/office building also houses the Arrupe Auditorium. The building is equipped with swipe access control on exterior doors, as well as certain select interior doors. The building is equipped with the security red phone system. There is cctv installed in the building interior and on the exterior of the building which is monitored by the Security Dispatch. Panic alarms are installed in select office locations.
  • COMMUNITY CENTER:  The university Community Center houses both the community center and the university’s Department of Safety and Security and is located at 5401 Troost.  This building is equipped with electronic access control.  Both the exterior entry door and the interior access to the community center and the Department of Safety and Security are controlled by this system.  There is one interior and two exterior closed circuit television cameras available.  They are monitored and recorded as all cctv cameras are on campus.  All campus fire and security panic alarms, security phone answering (as well as campus phone answering after regular business hours), and two way radio communications is handled by the security communications office.  The security dispatch office, just like security field operations, is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
  • CONWAY HALL:  This classroom/office building houses, classrooms, the Helzberg School of Management Administrative offices, faculty offices and computer labs.  The building is equipped with the electronic access control swipe card system for exterior doors and selected interior doors.   The building is equipped with the security red phone system inside and out.  Panic alarms are available in office locations. Select locations within this building are equipped with cctv cameras that are monitored and recorded 24hrs a day by the Department of Safety and Security.
  • FIELDHOUSE/CONVOCATION CENTER:  The athletic complex, housed in the Mason-Halpin Fieldhouse/Convocation Center is used for scheduled athletic events, including campus intramural programs. It also includes athletic training facilities, locker areas, classrooms, weight room, the Athletic Department Administrative Offices and storage.  The field house/convocation center is a combined structure; the two buildings can function together or as individual entities.  The electronic access control installed on the Convocation Center side can be used to control access to both buildings.  Panic alarms are installed at this location.  The buildings are equipped with the security red phone system. The building has cctv cameras present.
  • GREENLEASE ART GALLERY:  The art gallery houses the permanent collection of art belonging to Rockhurst University and is the site of exhibitions of guest artist work throughout the year.  There are offices and art storage areas.  The gallery is equipped with electronic access control, panic alarm, and closed circuit television cameras.  A security red phone is also available.
  • GREENLEASE LIBRARY:  The library is equipped with the electronic access control system.    When the building is open it is continuously manned by library staff.  The library is equipped with the security red phone system.  Panic alarms are available in the office areas.  Closed circuit television is also installed in the library and is monitored by the security dispatch office.
  • ST. IGNATIUS SCIENCE CENTER:  This is a classroom/laboratory/office building.  All exterior entry doors are equipped with electronic access control.  The swipe card system also covers selected interior doors. Closed circuit television is installed in this building.  There are selected offices equipped with the panic alarm system. Security red phones are installed on the exterior and interior of this building.  
  • MASSMAN HALL: This building houses both university administrative offices and student activity spaces, including campus dining hall and other food outlets,  meeting rooms, campus chapel, athletic weight room and shower area, and the campus bookstore.  All exterior entry doors are equipped with the electronic access control swipe system.  The electronic access control system covers selected interior doors as well.  The building also contains the campus closed circuit television system. The security red phone system is equipped on the exterior and interior of the building. Panic alarms are available in selected office areas.
  • NORTH PARKING GARAGE: This building is a four story parking structure with several retail spaces at the ground level. The stairwell towers are equipped with the swipe access control system. The garage parking areas are equipped with the code blue security phones. Closed circuit television is present and panic alarms are available in retail spaces.
  • SEDGWICK HALL: This is the oldest building on campus.   It includes; classrooms, faculty/staff offices, the Mabee Theater, and the theater shop spaces.  The building is equipped with the electronic access control swipe card system on its exterior entry doors.  The security red phone system is located on both the exterior and interior of the building.  Panic alarms are located in selected office locations.
  • STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER: This is a large open building utilized for a wide variety of student and campus related meetings and activities.  It is equipped at the main entry point with the electronic access control swipe card system.  This building is equipped with closed circuit television and has the security red phone system available at the main entry (southeast entry lobby to the building).
  • VAN ACKEREN HALL: This is a classroom/office building.  It houses classrooms, labs, faculty offices, the campus Learning Center and certain administrative offices.  It is equipped with the electronic access control swipe card system.  Panic alarms are available in selected offices.  The security red phone system is located on both the exterior and interior of this building. Closed circuit television is also installed in Van Ackeren Hall and is monitored by the security dispatch office.

 

Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Facilities

Security also is a consideration in maintaining campus facilities. 

Every building at Rockhurst, both residential and non-residential, is inspected on a daily basis for problems related to lighting, locks, closed circuit television, access control (both traditional keys/locks and electronic applications).  These inspections include checking the red phone system for proper operability.  Any discrepancy is reported via the security report system to the physical plant or telecom office.  A work order is generated and when work is complete, security is notified.  Any security concern of an immediate nature such as a broken lock, broken or missing windows, red or blue phone problems or any problem deemed to need immediate attention is reported to the Physical Plant’s on call staff or the Department of Safety and Security Technical Sergeant.  Repairs and replacement are then taken care of quickly.

Educational Programs Related to Security Awareness and Prevention of Criminal Activity

The University seeks to enhance the security of its campus and the members of the campus community by periodically presenting educational programs to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices, to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others and to inform them about the prevention of crimes. A description of those programs and their frequency of presentation follows:

1. The Department of Safety and Security provides two types of educational programs for the campus community.  One of these programs is designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students to be responsible for their own safety.  These programs are presented in person and they are accompanied by brochures with information related to the topic covered. They are presented at orientations at the start of each semester, in residence hall programs once per academic year, and on demand and cover such topics as:

  • How to contact the Department of Safety and Security. Also includes security authority, training and issues related to security operations.
  • When to contact; which includes reporting criminal victimization, witness information, suspicious persons and activity, asking general questions to clarify security questions and concerns, statistical information.
  • Specific risk reducing measures-walking in pairs, not leaving property visible in cars, parking in well lighted areas.
  • Requested programs: self-defense, sexual assault prevention measures, police department programs on crime prevention and how to reduce risk. These programs can be requested and scheduled through student development or security.
  • Other content related to security, such as:
    • Identifying suspicious persons, activity and vehicles:
    • Techniques for reporting descriptions of persons.
    • Identifying what suspicious persons and activity means; actions of, not personal traits such as race, gender, nationality.
    • Witnessing a crime or incident such as auto accident or safety concerns.
    • How and why the Department of Safety and Security functions, its mission and methods of accomplishment.
    • Security role in crisis management and what the campus community does to participate in the many different crises that may arise; for example, active shooter, bomb threats, weather crisis, fires and so on.

2. The second category of educational programming is designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes.  These programs are conducted in person, brochures, and audio-visual media.  This information is presented at orientation at the start of each semester, in the residence halls once per academic year and on demand:

  • Emphasis is on demonstrating how to implement the basic tenets of crime prevention for all members of the campus community
  • Teaching the definition of crime prevention and then showing how the definition can be applied to reducing or eliminating crime risk in our daily lives and activities on campus.
  • Crime prevention is shown to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of any crime; property or personal crimes.
  • These crime prevention educational techniques are reiterated throughout the basic introductory campus orientation and then throughout the academic year in the residence halls.

 

Disclosure of the Outcome of a Crime of Violence or Non-Forcible Sex Offense

Upon written request, the University will disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence (as that term is defined in section 16 of title 18, United States Code), or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense.  If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of the paragraph.

The previous paragraph does not apply to victims of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking because under the Violence Against Women Act both the accused and accuser in these cases are given the results without the need to make a written request.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Rockhurst University is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse.  The University prohibits the possession, use, and sale of alcohol beverage on campus or as any part of the University's activities, unless it is done so in accordance with applicable University policies, and it also enforces the state's underage drinking laws.

The University also enforces federal and state drug laws.  The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs is prohibited under both state and federal laws.  Violators of the University's policies or federal and state laws regarding illegal drugs will be subject to disciplinary action and possibly criminal prosecution.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The University has a drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program ("DAAPP") and conducts a biennial review of this program to evaluate its effectiveness.  For more information, see below.


Policy, Procedures and Programs Related to Various Sex-Related Offenses, including Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the University prohibits discrimination based on sex in its educational programs and activities, including sexual harassment, and acts of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence (including sexual assault) and stalking.  The University also prohibits any retaliation, intimidation, threats, coercion or any other discrimination against any individuals exercising their rights or responsibilities pursuant to these laws and institutional policy. The University’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy is used to address complaints of this nature.  This policy and the procedures for filing, investigating and resolving complaints for violations of this policy may be found at: Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy (https://ww2.rockhurst.edu/about/human-resources/sexual-misconduct-prevention-response/policy).

The following discusses the University’s educational programs to promote the awareness of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; provides information concerning procedures students and employees should follow and the services available in the event they do become a victim of one of these offenses, and advises students and employees of the disciplinary procedures that will be followed after an allegation that one of these offenses has occurred.

Primary Prevention and Awareness Program:

The University conducts a Primary Prevention and Awareness Program (PPAP) for all incoming students and new employees. In it they are specifically advised that the University prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. In that regard, they are informed of the following definitions that apply within the state of Missouri:

Crime Type (Missouri Revised Statutes) & Definitions

Dating Violence

The institution has determined, based on good-faith research, that Missouri law does not define the term dating violence.

Domestic Violence (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 455.010(5) and 455.010 (7))

Abuse or stalking committed by a family or household member, as such terms are defined in Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.010. "Family" or "household member", [includes] spouses, former spouses, any person related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together or have resided together in the past, any person who is or has been in a continuing social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim, and anyone who has a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time.

  • Additionally, Missouri law defines the term “Domestic Assault” (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 565.072 to 565.076):
    • A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the first degree if he or she attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to a domestic victim, as the term "domestic victim" is defined under section 565.002.
      • Mo Rev. Stat. § 565.002(6) indicates that a “domestic victim” is a household or family member as the term “family” or “household member” is defined in 455.010, including any child who is a member of the household or family.
    • A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the second degree if the act involves a domestic victim, as the term "domestic victim" is defined under section 565.002, and he or she:
  1. Knowingly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by any means, including but not limited to, use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or by choking or strangulation; or
  2. Recklessly causes serious physical injury to such domestic victim; or
  3. Recklessly causes physical injury to such domestic victim by means of any deadly weapon.
  • A person commits the offense of domestic assault in the third degree if he or she attempts to cause physical injury or knowingly causes physical pain or illness to a domestic victim, as the term "domestic victim" is defined under section 565.002.
  1. The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to such domestic victim;
  2. With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to such domestic victim by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
  3. The person purposely places such domestic victim in apprehension of immediate physical injury by any means;
  4. The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to such domestic victim;
  5. The person knowingly causes physical contact with such domestic victim knowing he or she will regard the contact as offensive; or
  6. The person knowingly attempts to cause or causes the isolation of such domestic victim by unreasonably and substantially restricting or limiting his or her access to other persons, telecommunication devices or transportation for the purpose of isolation.

Stalking (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 565.225 and 565.227)

  • As used below, the term "disturbs" shall mean to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that serves no legitimate purpose and that would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed.
  • A person commits the offense of stalking in the first degree if he or she purposely, through his or her course of conduct, disturbs or follows with the intent of disturbing another person and:
  1.  Makes a threat communicated with the intent to cause the person who is the target of the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety, the safety of his or her family or household member, or the safety of domestic animals or livestock as defined in section 276.606 kept at such person's residence or on such person's property. The threat shall be against the life of, or a threat to cause physical injury to, or the kidnapping of the person, the person's family or household members, or the person's domestic animals or livestock as defined in section 276.606 kept at such person's residence or on such person's property; or
  2.  At least one of the acts constituting the course of conduct is in violation of an order of protection and the person has received actual notice of such order; or
  3.  At least one of the actions constituting the course of conduct is in violation of a condition of probation, parole, pretrial release, or release on bond pending appeal; or
  4.  At any time during the course of conduct, the other person is seventeen years of age or younger and the person disturbing the other person is twenty-one years of age or older; or
  5.  He or she has previously been found guilty of domestic assault, violation of an order of protection, or any other crime where the other person was the victim; or
  6.  At any time during the course of conduct, the other person is a participant of the address confidentiality program under sections 589.660 to 589.681, and the person disturbing the other person knowingly accesses or attempts to access the address of the other person.
  • A person commits the offense of stalking in the second degree if he or she purposely, through his or her course of conduct, disturbs, or follows with the intent to disturb another person.

Sexual Assault (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.010(1)(e))

Causing or attempting to cause another to engage involuntarily in any sexual act by force, threat of force, duress, or without that person’s consent.

Rape, Fondling, Incest, Statutory Rape

For purposes of the Clery Act, the term “sexual assault” includes the offenses of rape, fondling, incest, and statutory rape.  These definitions under Missouri law are as follows:

  • Rape (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.030 and 566.032):
    • A person commits the offense of rape in the second degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person knowing that he or she does so without that person's consent.
    • A person commits the offense of rape in the first degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. Forcible compulsion includes the use of a substance administered without a victim's knowledge or consent which renders the victim physically or mentally impaired so as to be incapable of making an informed consent to sexual intercourse.
    • Fondling: The institution has determined, based on good-faith research, that Missouri law does not define the term fondling. 
    • Incest (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 568.020): A person commits the offense of incest if he or she marries or purports to marry or engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a person he or she knows to be, without regard to legitimacy, his or her:
    1.  Ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or
    2.  Stepchild, while the marriage creating that relationship exists; or
    3.  Brother or sister of the whole or half-blood; or
    4.  Uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the whole blood.  
    • Statutory Rape (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.032 and 566.034):
      • A person commits the offense of statutory rape in the first degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person who is less than fourteen years of age.
      • A person commits the offense of statutory rape in the second degree if being twenty-one years of age or older, he or she has sexual intercourse with another person who is less than seventeen years of age.

Other Crimes that could be considered Sexual Assault

Other crimes under Missouri law that may be classified as a “sexual assault” include the following:

  • Sodomy (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.060 and 566.061):
    • A person commits the offense of sodomy in the first degree if he or she has deviate sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. Forcible compulsion includes the use of a substance administered without a victim's knowledge or consent which renders the victim physically or mentally impaired so as to be incapable of making an informed consent to sexual intercourse.
    • A person commits the offense of sodomy in the second degree if he or she has deviate sexual intercourse with another person knowing that he or she does so without that person's consent.
  • Statutory Sodomy (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.062 and 566.064):
    • A person commits the offense of statutory sodomy in the first degree if he or she has deviate sexual intercourse with another person who is less than fourteen years of age.
    • A person commits the offense of statutory sodomy in the second degree if being twenty-one years of age or older, he or she has deviate sexual intercourse with another person who is less than seventeen years of age.
  • Child Molestation (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.067 to 566.071):
    • A person commits the offense of child molestation in the first degree if he or she subjects another person who is less than fourteen years of age to sexual contact and the offense is an aggravated sexual offense.
    • A person commits the offense of child molestation in the second degree if he or she:
    1.  Subjects a child who is less than twelve years of age to sexual contact; or
    2.  Being more than four years older than a child who is less than seventeen years of age, subjects the child to sexual contact and the offense is an aggravated sexual offense.
    • A person commits the offense of child molestation in the third degree if he or she subjects a child who is less than fourteen years of age to sexual contact.
    • A person commits the offense of child molestation in the fourth degree if, being more than four years older than a child who is less than seventeen years of age, subjects the child to sexual contact.
  • Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 566.083):
    • A person commits the offense of sexual misconduct involving a child if such person:
    1.  Knowingly exposes his or her genitals to a child less than fifteen years of age under circumstances in which he or she knows that his or her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the child;
    2.  Knowingly exposes his or her genitals to a child less than fifteen years of age for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person, including the child;
    3.  Knowingly coerces or induces a child less than fifteen years of age to expose the child's genitals for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person, including the child; or
    4.  Knowingly coerces or induces a child who is known by such person to be less than fifteen years of age to expose the breasts of a female child through the internet or other electronic means for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person, including the child.
  • Sexual Misconduct (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.093 and 566.095):
    • A person commits the offense of sexual misconduct in the first degree if such person:
    1.  Exposes his or her genitals under circumstances in which he or she knows that his or her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm;
    2.  Has sexual contact in the presence of a third person or persons under circumstances in which he or she knows that such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm; or
    3.  Has sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse in a public place in the presence of a third person.
  • A person commits the offense of sexual misconduct in the second degree if he or she solicits or requests another person to engage in sexual conduct under circumstances in which he or she knows that such request or solicitation is likely to cause affront or alarm.
  • Sexual Abuse (Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 566.100 and 566.101):
    • A person commits the offense of sexual abuse in the first degree if he or she subjects another person to sexual contact when that person is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion.
    • A person commits the offense of sexual abuse in the second degree if he or she purposely subjects another person to sexual contact without that person's consent.

Consent (as it relates to sexual activity) (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 556.061(14))

  • Consent or lack of consent may be expressed or implied. Assent does not constitute consent if:
  1. It is given by a person who lacks the mental capacity to authorize the conduct charged to constitute the offense and such mental incapacity is manifest or known to the actor; or
  2. It is given by a person who by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, intoxication, a drug-induced state, or any other reason is manifestly unable or known by the actor to be unable to make a reasonable judgment as to the nature or harmfulness of the conduct charged to constitute the offense; or
  3. It is induced by force, duress or deception.

 

In addition to the definition of consent under Missouri law, the University uses the following definition of consent for the purpose of determining whether a violation of its Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy has occurred:

  • Lack of consent is often the critical factor in determining whether sexual violence has occurred. Consent is informed, freely given, and mutually understood. Consent requires an affirmative act or statement by each participant. Consent is not passive.
    • If coercion, intimidation, threats, and/or physical force are used, there is no consent
    • If a person is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired by alcohol or drugs such that the person cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation, there is no consent
      • Warning signs of when a person may be incapacitated due to drug and/or alcohol use include: slurred speech, falling down, passing out, and vomiting
    • If a person is asleep or unconscious, there is no consent
    • If a person is below the minimum age of consent in the applicable jurisdiction, there cannot be consent (Note: In Missouri, the minimum age of consent is 17 years of age)
    • Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity
    • Consent can be withdrawn; A person who initially consents to sexual activity is deemed not to have consented to any sexual activity that occurs after he or she withdraws consent
    • Being in a romantic relationship with someone does not imply consent to any form of sexual activity
    • Effective consent may not exist when there is a disparity in power between the parties (e.g., faculty/student, supervisor/employee)

The PPAP includes instruction on how to avoid becoming a victim and the warning signs of abusive behavior, the recognition of which will help mitigate the likelihood of perpetration, victimization or bystander inaction. Specifically they are advised:

1. Always practice sound crime prevention techniques. Some tips are discussed earlier in this report.

2. If you find yourself in a situation that makes you uncomfortable get away from it by seeking out another person you know for support. You might also excuse yourself and let the person who is bothering you know that you are expected elsewhere; others are waiting for you.

3. Drink responsibly. Don’t accept drinks from others; even if you know them unless you can be sure of the contents.

4. Learn all you can about someone. This is one of the ways you can build trust.

5. Trust your instincts; act on them to avoid possible problems.

6. Attend large parties with friends you trust.  Watch out for your friends and ask that they watch out for you.

7. Report situations or person(s) that you find unusual or suspicious.

It is also important to be aware of the warning signs of an abusive person.  Some examples include:

1. PAST ABUSE – An abuser may say, “I hit someone in the past, but she made me do it. ”An abusive person who minimizes what happened with a previous partner is likely to be violent with their current partner. Abusive behavior does not just go away; long-term counseling and a sincere desire to change are necessary.

2. THREATS OF VIOLENCE OR ABUSE – Threats can involve anything that is meant to control the victim. For example, “I’ll tell your parents about your drug use if you don’t do what I want. “Healthy relationships do not involve threats, but an abusive person will try to excuse this behavior by saying that “everybody talks like that.”

3. BREAKING OBJECTS – An abuser may break things, beat on tables or walls or throw objects around or near the victim. This behavior terrorizes the victim and can send the message that physical abuse is the next step. 

4. USE OF FORCE DURING AN ARGUMENT – An abuser may use force during arguments, including holding the victim down, physically restraining the victim from leaving the room, and pushing and shoving. For example, an abuser may hold a victim against the wall and say, “You’re going to listen to me.”

5. JEALOUSY – An abuser will say that jealousy is a sign of love. In reality, jealousy has nothing to do with love. It is a sign of insecurity and possessiveness. An abuser may question the victim about who they talk to or be jealous of time spent with other people. As the jealousy progresses, the abuser will call the victim frequently, stop by unexpectedly or monitor the victim’s activities.

6. CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR – An abuser will claim that controlling behavior is out of concern for the victim’s welfare. They will be angry if the victim is late, will frequently interrogate the victim. As this behavior gets worse, the abuser will control the victim’s appearance and activities.

7. QUICK INVOLVEMENT – An abuser will often pressure someone to make a commitment after a very short amount of time. The abuser comes on quickly, claiming “love at first sight,” and will tell the victim flattering things such as “You’re the only person I could ever love.”

8. UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS – The abuser is dependent on the victim for everything and expects perfection. The victim is expected to take care of everything for the abuser, particularly all emotional support. The abuser will say things like, “You’re the only person I need in my life.”

9. ISOLATION – The abuser will attempt to diminish and destroy the victim’s support system. If a female victim has male friends, she is accused of being a “whore.” If she has female friends, she is accused of being a “lesbian.” If she is close to her family, she is accused of being “tied to the apron strings.” The abuser will accuse people who are close to the victim of “causing trouble.” 

10. BLAMES OTHERS FOR PROBLEMS – Abusers will rarely admit to the part they play in causing a problem. He/she will blame the victim for almost anything that goes wrong.

11. BLAMES OTHERS FOR THEIR FEELINGS - An abuser will tell the victim, “I hurt you because you made me mad,” or “You’re hurting me when you don’t do what I ask.” Blaming the victim is a way of manipulating them and avoiding any responsibility.

12. HYPERSENSITIVITY – An abuser can be easily insulted. The slightest setbacks are seen as personal attacks. An abuser will rage about the everyday difficulties of life as if they are injustices, such as getting a traffic ticket or not doing well on an exam.

13. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS OR CHILDREN – An abuser may brutally punish animals or be insensitive to their pain and suffering. Pets can be used to control the victim or emotionally abuse them.

14. “PLAYFUL” USE OF FORCE DURING SEX – The abuser may like to hold the victim down during sex. They may want to act out sexual fantasies in which the victim is helpless. An abuser may show little concern about whether the victim wants to have sex and use sulking or anger to manipulate the victim into compliance. They may demand sex or start having sex with the victim when they are sleeping or very intoxicated.

15. RIGID SEX ROLES – Male abusers often expect women to service and obey them. They view women as inferior to men and believe that a woman is not a whole person without a relationship with a man.

16. JEKYLL AND HYDE PERSONALITY – Explosiveness and mood swings are typical of abusers, and these behaviors are related to other traits such as hypersensitivity. This is not always a sign of mental health problems but may be a way of controlling the victim by being unpredictable.

*Adapted from Wilson, K.J. ,When Violence begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Ending Domestic Abuse.  Alameda, CA.: Hunter House Publishers, (1997)

PPAP instruction also includes encouraging individuals to take safe and positive steps to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking against another person. This includes reporting such incidents to appropriate authorities. Other steps that can be taken include:

1. Watch out for your friends and fellow community members-if you see someone who looks like they are in trouble, ask if they are okay.  If you see a friend doing something shady, say something.

2. Confront people who seclude, hit on, try to make out with, or have sex with people who are incapacitated.

3. Speak up when someone discusses plans to take sexual advantage of another person.

4. Call police when a person is yelling at or being physically abusive towards another and it is not safe for you to interrupt.

5. Interject yourself into a conversation where another person seems unsafe to cause a distraction.

6. If you see someone you know or you suspect may be in a situation that could lead to a problem try to intercede by offering them an alternative; telling them you need to talk to them.

7. Refuse to leave the area (or call the police) if a person is trying to get you to leave so they can take advantage of another.

8. Speak up if someone says something offensive, derogatory, or abusive, let them know that the behavior is wrong and you don’t want to be around it. Don’t laugh at racist, sexist, homophobic jokes.  Challenge your peers to be respectful. Offer to drive an incapacitated friend home from a party.

9. Ensure that friends who are incapacitated do not leave the party or go to secluded places with others.

10. Believe someone who discloses a sexual assault, abusive relationship, or experience with stalking or cyber stalking.

11. Be respectful of yourself and others. Make sure any sexual act is OK with your partner if you initiate.

The PPAP also provides information on possible sanctions and protective measures that may be imposed following a determination that an offense of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has occurred, an explanation of the disciplinary procedures that will be followed when one of these offenses is alleged, the rights of the parties in such a proceeding, available resources, and other pertinent information.  Much of this information is set forth in the upcoming sections of this security report.

Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Campaign:

The University also conducts an Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Campaign (OPAC) aimed at all students and employees.  This campaign covers the same material as provided in the PPAP, but is intended to increase the understanding of students and employees on these topics and to improve their skills for addressing the offenses of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

PPAP and OPAC Programming Methods:

The PPAP and OPAC are carried out in a variety of ways, using a range of strategies, and, as appropriate, targeting specific audiences throughout the University.  Methods include, but are not limited to: online presentations, distribution of written materials, periodic email blasts, and guest speakers.  Specific examples of this programming includes:

PPAP

  • Student Life and Residence Life
    • Freshman and transfer students information on a wide variety of topics during their orientation phase. includes training on sexual harassment (including sexual assault).This training is both prevention oriented and what to do if the student becomes the victim of sexual violence.
    • Completion of the “Think About It” online course. This material focuses on minimizing the risks associated with alcohol, drugs and sexual violence.  The approach of the course is to create a healthy campus culture where students can feel comfortable, thrive, grow and learn. is a required online course.
    • Completion of Green Dot Training which has the ultimate goal of preparing organizations/communities to implement a strategy of violence prevention that measurably reduces power-based personal violence (including sexual , domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse and bullying). The program in an all-day “training” fashion to students by the Green Dot committee comprised of members representing: Student Life, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Retention, Office of Mission and Ministry, PRM, and the Chemistry Department. Once trained, students can implement the bystander lifestyle throughout their day and help spread the knowledge of the program to their peers.
  • Department of Safety and Security
    • Freshman and transfer students information on a variety of security and crime prevention related topics:
      • Recognizing suspicious activity relevant to sexual assault and other crimes.
      • Reporting – how to, red phone, phone, cell phone 816-501-4010
      • Crime avoidance techniques the risks of sexual assault.
      • What to do if you become the victim of harassment; sexual assault, domestic violence, dating and stalking. includes you can report campus security authorities.
      • Security services designed to deliver preventive efforts to the campus community; .
  • Title IX Office
    • Student Leaders, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants, Greek Advisors and Graduate Assistants are required to complete the “Think About It-Adult Learner” online course which covers Title IX and VAWA issues.  Additionally, Resident Assistants, Desk Assistants and Resident Directors attended a live training on Title IX and VAWA issues and protocols for responding to reports of sexual violence and sexual misconduct prepared by the Title IX Coordinator. New employees and certain identified student employees are required to watch a training video or attend a live training on Title IX and VAWA issues prepared by the University’s legal counsel. Additionally, all employees, faculty, adjuncts, regular volunteers, and vendors receive annual Title IX training relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
  • Human Resource Office:
    • New employees are given an orientation to the university by the Human Resources Department. includes information on sexual harassment, (including sexual assault) that in the University’s Human Resources Manual. The information is prevention oriented and instructive on how to report if one.

OPAC

  • Offices in the Student Development Area of the University; residence life, counseling center provide programming on these areas of concern:
    • Resident Assistants in all residential living facilities conduct sexual assault programming as part of the first semester programming model.
    • For 2016 these included programs on sexual assault prevention, awareness and what will be done to support individuals.
    • New students must take the “Think About It” online course that deals with drinking, drugs and sexual violence.
  • The counseling center, although not having an ongoing, systematic campaign plan they do provide support and collaboration for the following related programs (which are geared towards sexual assault awareness and prevention):
    • Take Back the Night
    • The Clothesline Project and
    • Denim Day
  • Title IX Office provides annual Title IX training relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and bystander intervention to student leaders, RA’s, certain student workers and student volunteers, all employees, faculty, adjuncts, graduate assistants, regular volunteers, Greek Advisors, and on campus vendors. The Title IX Office also provides annual Title IX Investigator training for first responders to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
  • Additionally, the university counseling center, the student development office including the dean of students office, residence life, student activity office, the Title IX office and campus ministry are available for assisting students working with issues of sexual assault. Residence Life Personnel (RA’s, RD’s) have been given training in how to assist with prevention training as well as how to respond to a student who has been victimized.  The Human Resource Department and Title IX Office provides similar assistance to the faculty and staff and the Department of Safety and Security is available to all members of the campus community for program information.

 

Procedures to Follow if You are a Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking:

If you are a victim of a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, go to a safe place and call 911 or Department of Safety and Security at 816-501-401, or via a red phone or code blue phone on campus.  At the earliest opportunity, you should also contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator Director of Compliance & Risk Management/Title IX Coordinator at 816-501-4036. Victims will be notified in writing of the procedures to follow, including:

1. To whom and how the alleged offense should be reported.

  • Contact the Title IX Coordinator or refer to the other resources listed in this report.

2. The importance of preserving evidence that may be necessary to prove the offense in a criminal proceeding or disciplinary action or to obtain a protective order.  To that end, keep in mind the following:

  • You should not remove clothing items worn during or following an assault, as they frequently contain valuable fiber, hair, and fluid evidence.
  • Don’t bathe or wash, or otherwise clean the environment in which the assault occurred.
  • You can obtain a forensic examination at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Completing a forensic examination does not require you to file a police report, but having a forensic examination will help preserve evidence in case you decide at a later date to file a police report.
  • Evidence in electronic formats should also be retained (e.g., text messages, emails, photos, social media posts, screenshots, etc.).
  • Victims of stalking should also preserve evidence of the crime to the extent possible.

3. The victim’s options regarding notification to law enforcement, which are: (a) the option to notify either on-campus or local police; (b) the option to be assisted by campus security authorities in notifying law enforcement if the victim so chooses (the institution is obligated to comply with such a request if it is made); and (c) the option to decline to notify such authorities.

1. Department of Safety and Security: 816-501-4659

2. Kansas City Police Department: 1125 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64106, 816-234-5111

3. To make a police report, a victim should contact the local police agency listed above either by phone or in-person. The victim should provide as much information as possible, including name, address, and when and what occurred, to the best of the victim’s ability.

4. Where applicable, the rights of victims and the institution’s responsibilities regarding orders of protection, no-contact orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by a criminal, civil, or tribal court.

  • In Missouri, victims may obtain an Adult Order of Protection, which provides protective relief for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Information about Adult Orders of Protection may be found at: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=533
  • A protection order may be obtained by filing a petition with the court. Courts can issue two types of orders: (1) Ex Parte Orders, which act as a temporary emergency order to protect a victim, for up to 15 days, until a court hearing, and (2) Full Orders of Protection, which may be issued for up to one year. Additional information about the orders may be found at: http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=69655.  
  • Victims may contact local domestic violence and sexual assault advocates for assistance in obtaining a protection order.
    • The Kansas City Missouri Police Department provides advocates for victims of domestic violence through their Victim Services Office. The KCPD is located at: 1125 Locust, Kansas City, Mo. 64106. The Victim Advocate phone number is: 816- 234-5205. More information may be found at: http://kcmo.gov/police/victim-resources-2/.
    • The Metropolitan Agency to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) provides victims with free counseling, hospital advocacy, and police advocacy. MOCSA is located at: 3100 Broadway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64111, and has outreach sites throughout the Kansas City metro area. The phone number is: (312) 325-9155, and more information may be found at: http://mocsa.org/. The 24/7 crisis hotline phone number is: 816-531-0233.
  • When a protection order is granted, it is enforceable statewide. If you have obtained a protection order and need it to be enforced in this area you should contact the Kansas City Police Department.
  • The University will also enforce any temporary restraining order or other no contact order against the alleged perpetrator from a criminal, civil, or tribal court. Any student or employee who has a protection order or no contact order should notify the University’s Department of Safety and Security and/or Title IX Coordinator and provide a copy of the restraining order so that it may be kept on file with the Department of Safety and Security and can be enforced on campus, if necessary. Upon learning of any orders, the University will take all reasonable and legal action to implement the order.

The University does not issue legal orders of protection.  However, as a matter of institutional policy, the University may impose a no-contact order between individuals in appropriate circumstances.   The University may also issue a “no trespass warning” if information available leads to a reasonable conclusion that an individual is likely to cause harm to any member of the campus community.  A person found to be in violation of a No Trespass Warning may be arrested and criminally charged.

Available Victim Services:

Victims will be provided written notification about existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid, and other services available to them, both within the University and in the surrounding community.  Those services include:

1. The Rockhurst University Counseling Center thru the Department of Safety and Security dispatcher at (you only need to give them your first name and a phone no. to reach you).Or during regular hours at .  Remember a counselor is always available during the regular school year.

2. Rockhurst Campus Ministry contact at , for pastoral counseling and support. Can be reached through the Department of Safety and Security dispatch .

3. Residence Life for support and coordination of services. Contact your R/A, R/D or the Director of Residence Life at . Can be reached through the Department of Safety and Security dispatch .

4. Dean of Students for support and advocacy through the campus judicial process. Can be reached through the Department of Safety and Security dispatch or .

5. Sometimes victims of serious crimes feel the need to take a leave of absence from school. If this is being considered, be aware that financial aid may be affected. If you have questions about financial aid implications in such circumstances, contact the Director of Financial Aid at . The Title IX Coordinator can help facilitate this conversation as well.

6. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111

7. Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) is available 24 hours per day 7 days per week--their HOTLINE IS , free, confidential crisis counseling; support groups, during medical exams; advocacy and guidance in reporting the crime to the police and in navigating the judicial process. Visit www.mocsa.org  for more information.

8. Jackson County Mental Health Services: http://www.jacksongov.org/499/Health-Services

9. Missouri Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence: https://www.mocadsv.org/

10. National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1.800.799.7233

11. National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1.800.656.4673

12. Legal Services of Missouri: http://www.lsmo.org/

13. Immigration Advocates Network: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=MO 

14. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.summary&OfficeLocator.office_type=ASC&OfficeLocator.statecode=MO

Accommodation and Protective Measures:

The University will provide written notification to victims about options for, and available assistance in, changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations or protective measures. If victims request these accommodations or protective measures and they are reasonably available the University is obligated to provide them, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to campus security or local law enforcement. Requests of this nature should be made to the Director of Compliance & Risk Management/Title IX Coordinator at 816-501-4036, and the Director of Compliance & Risk Management/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for deciding what, if any, accommodations or protective measures will be implemented.  When determining the reasonableness of such a request, the Director of Compliance & Risk Management/Title IX Coordinator may consider, among other factors, the following:

  • The specific need expressed by the complainant.
  • The age of the students involved.The severity or pervasiveness of the allegations
  • Any continuing effects on the complainant
  • Whether the complainant and alleged perpetrator share the same residence hall, dining hall, class, transportation or job location.
  • Whether other judicial measures have been taken to protect the complainant (e.g., civil protection orders).

The University will maintain as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided a victim to the extent that maintaining confidentiality would not impair the University’s ability to provide them.  However, there may be times when certain information must be disclosed to a third party in order to implement the accommodation or protective measure.  Such decisions will be made by the Director of Compliance & Risk Management/Title IX Coordinator in light of the surrounding circumstances, and disclosures of this nature will be limited so that only the information necessary to implement the accommodation or protective measure is provided. In the event it is necessary to disclose information about a victim in order to provide an accommodation or protective order, the University will inform the victim of that necessity prior to the disclosure, including which information will be shared, with whom it will be shared and why.

​Procedures for Disciplinary Action:

All allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking at Rockhurst University are funneled to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinators if such complaints are not made to them initially.  All University employees (except certain designated confidential resources) have a duty to report incidents of this nature to the Title IX Coordinator and/or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator whenever they witness or become aware of them, and the employees have received training informing them of this responsibility.

Once such an allegation is brought to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator and/or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, a preliminary evaluation is made to determine whether the alleged conduct is sexual in nature. All allegations of sexual assault and allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking that are sexual in nature will be processed through the University’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy.  Allegations of dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking that are not sexual in nature are processed through regular conduct procedures applicable to students, employees, and faculty.

  • The procedures accompanying the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy involve an investigation carried out by the Title IX Coordinator, or designee(s), which will commence as soon as practicable but not later than seven (7) days after the complaint is made. During the investigation, the complainant and respondent will each have an equal opportunity to describe the situation and present witnesses and other supporting evidence. Upon completion of the investigation, the Title IX Coordinator, or designee(s), will make a decision and issue a written report to the complainant and respondent with findings and, if necessary, attach an addendum with sanctions and remedial measures that will be implemented. The University strives to complete investigations of this nature within sixty (60) calendar days.
    • Under these procedures, both parties have an equal opportunity to appeal decisions of the Title IX Coordinator or designee(s) to an Appellate Officer. Barring a conflict of interest or absence, the Appellate Officer is the Chief Financial Officer when there is a faculty respondent and the Vice President for Academic Affairs in all other situations. The Appellate Officer typically resolves an appeal within fifteen (15) days of receiving it and may take any and all actions that he/she determines to be in the interest of a fair and just decision.
    • When implementing the procedures accompanying the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy, the University ensures that the entitlements of the parties listed in the next section are incorporated into the process.
  • Rockhurst’s code of conduct disciplinary process is used for cases not involving sexual misconduct by students (including cases of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that do not have a sexual component).  This process will commence when an incident is brought to the attention of the Associate Dean of Students. The Associate Dean of Students, or designee, will investigate the allegations to determine if there is cause to believe there is merit to the charge and, if so, whether the charge can be resolved by mutual written consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the University.  If not resolved through written mutual consent, the complaint is resolved through a hearing before a Hearing Examiner or a 3-person Hearing Committee. A Hearing Committee (as opposed to a single Hearing Examiner) typically hears cases involving situations where the Associate Dean of Students believes more serious discipline (e.g., suspension or expulsion) may be the outcome. Notices of the hearing will typically be provided at least seven calendar days before a hearing is to occur. Following a decision by the Hearing Examiner or Hearing Committee, sanctions are implemented if necessary. Parties have appeal rights under this disciplinary process and such an appeal must be filed with the Dean of Students within three business days after notification of the previous hearing decision. The Dean of Students or designee then convenes a 3-person Board of Appeals to review the appeal as expeditiously as possible and make a final determination on the matter.  When implementing these procedures, the University ensures that the entitlements of the parties listed in the next section are incorporated into the process.  
  • Rockhurst’s regular employee and faculty procedures (which will be used in situations where an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking without a sexual component is made against an employee or faculty member) provide significant flexibility for the University to investigate and resolve the situation as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances involved.  Additional process is also available to faculty members who are going to be suspended or terminated for conduct issues. When implementing these procedures, the University ensures that the entitlements of the parties listed in the next section are incorporated into the process.

 

Rights of the Parties in an Institutional Proceeding:

During the course of the process described in the previous section, both the accuser and the individual accused of the offense are entitled to:

1. A prompt, fair and impartial process from the initial investigation to the final result.  

  • A prompt, fair and impartial process is one that is:
    • Completed within reasonably prompt timeframes designated by the institution’s policy, including a process that allows for the extension of timeframes for good cause, with written notice to the accuser and the accused of the delay and the reason for the delay.
    • Conducted in a matter that:
      • Is consistent with the institution’s policies and transparent to the accuser and the accused.
      • Includes timely notice of meetings at which the accuser or accused, or both, may be present; and
      • Provides timely access to the accuser, the accused and appropriate officials to any information that will be used during the informal and formal disciplinary meetings and hearings.
    • Conducted by officials who do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the accuser or the accused.

2. Proceedings conducted by officials who, at a minimum, receive 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.

  • The University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator Ms. Kimberly King, Dr. Quick and several members of the University’s Title IX response team received Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training on January 30, 2015, prepared by legal counsel Husch Blackwell;  Ms. King, Dr. Quick, Barbra Upton-Garvin and several members of the University’s Title IX response team received Title IX Coordinator/Investigator training again on January 19-20, 2017 prepared by legal counsel Husch Blackwell.
    The University’s Title IX Coordinator also conducted a Sexual Assault Investigator/First Responder Training on April 11, 2017 whereby outside speakers provided training to Dr. Quick, Barbra Upton-Garvin, members of the University’s Sexual Assault Response Team, security, and Residence Life Staff on the following topics:  Neurobiology of Trauma, Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing; Offender typologies and offender interview training, Investigations of sexual violence and other related crimes, SANE SART examinations and medical evidence in sexual assault cases.
    Though not currently a practicing attorney in her role as Title IX Coordinator at the University, Ms. Kimberly King is a licensed attorney in Missouri and Kansas that has practiced both as a civil attorney and as a prosecutor handling domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases prior to joining the University. In addition to her past on-job training, Ms. King has received Child First Protocol training.  Also, in the past two years, Ms. King has participated in several  Title IX/VAWA-related training provided by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and several relevant trainings provided by the law firm Husch Blackwell’s higher education team.  Some of the topics covered at these trainings include:
  • Overview of Title IX, Clery Act, and VAWA; The Key Responsibilities of Title IX Coordinators; Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence and the Legal Responsibilities of the Institution; Overseeing or Conducting Investigations of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Investigations; Compliance with Notice and Training Obligations; The Intersection of Title VI, Title IX, the First Amendment, and Academic Freedom; Title IX and VAWA Issues Specific to Employees and the Employment Relationship; Issues to Consider When Student-Athletes are Accused of Sexual Violence; OCR Investigations; Sexual Violence Training and Programming; Sexual Assault Campus Climate Surveys; Faculty-Student Relationships Under Title VII and Title IX; Title IX Coordinator Training (8 modules); Termination of Tenured Faculty for Cause: Obligations and Risks; Update on Title IX Litigation: Lessons Learned and Some Predictions; Managing Student Health and Safety Abroad: From Sexual Assaults to Suicidal students.

3. The same opportunities to have others present during any institutional disciplinary proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by the advisor of their choice. The institution may not limit the choice of advisor, but may establish limits regarding the extent to which that advisor may participate in the proceeding, as long as those limits apply equally to both parties.

4. Have the outcome determined using a preponderance-of-the-evidence standard based on the totality of the evidence presented.

5. Simultaneous, written notification of the results of the proceeding, any procedures for either party to appeal the result, any change to the result, and when the result becomes final. For this purpose, “result” means “any initial, interim and final decision by an official or entity authorized to resolve disciplinary matters” and must include the rationale for reaching the result and any sanctions imposed.

Possible Sanctions or Protective Measures that University May Impose for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking Offenses:

Following a final determination in the University’s disciplinary proceeding that one of the above offenses has been committed, the University may impose penalties depending on mitigating and aggravating circumstances involved.  For employees, potential sanctions include progressive discipline, counseling, limitations on activities or access to certain events or facilities, training, separation of the parties, written reprimand, no trespass orders, probation, suspension, demotion, or termination.  For students, potential sanctions include limitations on activities or access to certain events or facilities, mandated educational programming, fines, restitution, delaying or postponing honors or degrees, counseling, mental health assessment, suspension or termination of student employee job or leadership positions, community service, written apologies,  reflective paper, separation of the parties, no-trespass orders, written reprimand, full or partial housing bans, probation, suspension, and expulsion, conditions upon re-enrollment after suspension or expulsion.

Student suspensions from the University results in the exclusion of the student from participating in any academic or non-academic activity of the University for a stated period of time.  A suspension is typically for one term or one academic year, but can be longer depending on the seriousness of the offense.  To be considered for re-admission, suspended students must reapply for admission to the University and be in full compliance with any and all conditions imposed by the Title IX office or Disciplinary Hearing Committee (whichever applies).

Employee suspensions from the University results in the exclusion of the employee from participating in any job-related functions or activities, academic or non-academic activity of the University for a stated period of time.  A suspension is typically for one term or one academic year, but can be longer depending on the seriousness of the offense.  To be considered for return to job duties, suspended employees must be in full compliance with any and all conditions imposed by the Title IX office and/or the Human Resource Office.

In addition, the University can make available to the victim a range of protective measures.  They include:  forbidding the accused from entering the victim’s residence hall and from communicating with the victim, other institutional no-contact orders, security escorts, modifications to academic requirements or class schedules, changes in working situations, etc.

Publicly Available Recordkeeping:

The University will complete any publicly available recordkeeping, including Clery Act reporting and disclosures, without the inclusion of personally identifiable information about victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who make reports of such to the University to the extent permitted by law.

Victims to Receive Written Notification of Rights:

When a student or employee reports to the University that he or she has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, the University will provide the student or employee a written explanation of his or her rights and options as described in the paragraphs above.

Sex Offender Registration Program:

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 requires institutions of higher education to advise members of the campus community where they can obtain information provided by the state concerning registered sex offenders.  It also requires sex offenders to notify the state of each institution of higher education in the state at which they are employed or enrolled or carrying on a vocation. The state is then required to notify the University of any such information it receives. Anyone interested in determining whether such persons are on this campus may do so by contacting Director of Safety and Security at 816-501-4659. State registry of sex offender information may be accessed at the following link: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/SOR/SORPage.html

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

The University has an emergency management plan designed to ensure there is a timely and effective response in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on campus involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of members of the campus community. Such situations include, but are not limited to: tornadoes, bomb threats, chemical spills, disease outbreaks, fires, active shooters, etc.  The University has communicated with local police requesting their cooperation in informing the University about situations reported to them that may warrant an emergency response.

Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to notify the Chief of Safety and Security at 816-501-4010 of any situation that poses such a threat.

If the report of the emergency does not come from an authoritative source (such as law enforcement, weather station or health agency), the Rockhurst University Department of Safety and Security will respond immediately to determine the type and extent of the emergency.  That information will be directed to the Department of Safety and Security Dispatch Center where it will then be forwarded to the Chief of Security and other designated university officials in the Emergency Operations Plan.  They will convene, initially by phone and ultimately in the Incident Command Post according to the Rockhurst University Emergency Operations Plan which conforms to the requirements contained in FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS).

When an emergency happens, response is guided by the Emergency Operations Plan of the university.

  • Response to campus emergencies is carried out by a First Responder Department. In most cases the first responder will be the University’s Department of Safety and Security, who will evaluate the incident, make the determination that an emergency exists by evaluating the casualties, possible danger to others because of the situation (damaged buildings, active shooter, power failure, flood etc.).The first responders will then facilitate the contact of outside responders, carry out first aid and other immediate emergency response procedures, including the activation of the university’s Emergency Operations Plan.
  • A message to the campus will be disseminated as rapidly as needed. Either an emergency alert (action information) or an emergency notification (non-action communication for information only) will be created. After choosing which message to send, a decision will be made as to the audience that it will be sent to (in some situations only a segment of the campus community may need to receive notification).
  • An alert officer (four are available) is then contacted and directed to send the message to the audience. After the first fifteen minutes the Emergency Operations Staff convenes and begins working the situation. Additional updates will flow from the Incident Command Post under the guidance of the Incident Commander, Liaison Officer, Public Information Team Leader and the Safety Officer. Information will continue to be presented by the Alert Officers as directed by the Public Information Officer.
     
  • The university will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine, the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist the victim or to contain, respond to or to otherwise mitigate the emergency.
     
  • Formulating the content of the notification to be disseminated to the campus community on an ongoing basis after the first fifteen minutes will be done using the following criteria:
    • Description of events that have occurred: tornado, fire, explosion with a damage estimate including the extent of the crisis. Active shooter or hostage situation with instructions to Run, Hide, Fight. Including casualty reports and damage estimates. Should also include other problems, such as gas main, water main or electrical problems that impact the situation. Information on damage to or casualties in the city or immediate area should be included.
    • Details of how members of the campus community should respond to the situation; for example in the event of a tornado warning, the campus will be notified via city wide siren activation, bell tower alert tone, textcaster messaging, campus email and reverse 911 messaging on the campus phone system. Fire alarms will sound in the event of a fire. All buildings are equipped with fire, tornado evacuation procedures and with S.T.A.Y. Instructions in the event of an armed intruder.
    • Run, Hide, Fight – This is the recommended method of the Rockhurst Department of Safety and Security for informing the campus on what measures to take in the event of an armed intruder. Run, Hide, Fight means:

Run Hide Fight
  • Have an escape route
    and plan in mind
  • Hide in an area out
    of the shooter's view
  • As a last resort and
    only when your life is
    in imminent danger
  • Leave your
    belongings behind
  • Block entry to your
    hiding place and lock
    the door
  • Act with aggression
    and throw items at
    the active shooter
  • Keep your hands
    visible
  • Silence your cell
    phone and/or pager
  • Attempt to
    incapacitate the
    shooter

 

The Chief of Safety and Security will direct the issuance of emergency notifications, which will be accomplished using one or more of the following means, depending on the nature of the threat and the segment of the campus community being threatened:

Method

Sign-Up Instructions

Rockalerts

This is a free service. Sign up at: https://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=5cf7b002-2ca8-44c7-8f98-4719cd463412

Campus email

N/A

Rockhurst University Web–Site

N/A

Three main residence halls, McGee, Corcoran, and Xavier-Loyola are equipped with paging systems

N/A

Campus bell tower: Located in the center of the campus and projecting 90 feet up has public address system

N/A

Department of Safety and Security vehicles have public address systems as part of their equipment

N/A

If determined necessary based on the circumstances, the University’s Department of Safety and Security will notify local law enforcement of the emergency if they are not already aware of it and local media outlets in order that the larger community outside the campus will be aware of the emergency.

The President’s Office, the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, the Academic Dean’s Office, and the Dean of Students’ Office, will notify other campus constituents of the emergency and its ongoing requirements.  These include but are not limited to: Board of Trustees, Regents, Parents, other relevant organizations and institutions in the surrounding area.

Testing Emergency Procedures, Training & Documentation

  • Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) are reviewed annually and updated as needed.
  • Delivery of emergency information to campus is tested at least once per semester; includes text messaging, bell tower, selected code blue towers and other P.A. Announcements, campus email. These are announced tests and a record describing how the test was conducted, the date and time of the test is on file in the Department of Safety and Security. 
  • Table top exercise of a selected emergency - This is an announced exercise with an invited participant list. A record of the exercise including what was involved and an evaluation of its effectiveness along with the date and time of the exercise are kept on file in the Department of Safety and Security.
  • Fire Drills in all campus buildings once each fall - Tornado drills in all campus buildings once each Spring. Residence hall fire drills once per semester. Drill records on file in Department of Safety and Security. Fire drills are announced by date and day. The time of the drill is never announced. The location, date, day and time of the drill are recorded as well as information on the drill itself (how long did evacuation take). It is then kept on file in the security office.
  • Members of the Emergency Response Teams including all members of the Incident Command System as outlined in the EOP (Emergency Operations Plan) receive annual training on the EOP.

The Chief of Safety and Security maintains a record of these tests and training exercises, including a description of them, the dates and times they were held and an indication of whether they were announced or unannounced. In connection with at least one such test, the University will distribute to its students and employees information to remind them of the University’s emergency response and evacuation procedures.

Missing Person Procedures

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, that information should be reported immediately to the Dean of Students/Vice President at 816-501-4030 and the Chief of Safety and Security at 816-501-4010. Anyone receiving a missing student report will immediately notify campus security (or local law enforcement, if necessary) so that an investigation can be initiated.

In addition to registering a general emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by the University only in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, the University will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. The option to identify a contact person in the event the person is determined missing is in addition to identifying a general emergency contact person, but they can be the same individual for both purposes. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in the course of the investigation.

A residential student who wishes to identify and register a confidential contact person may do so by writing the individuals name and telephone number on the Emergency Contact Card that is completed at the time the student is being issued their room key.   This information is maintained by the Office of Residence Life in the individual offices located in each residential faciity. 

After investigating a missing person report, if it is determined that the student has been missing for 24 hours, the University will notify local police authorities unless it was local law enforcement that made the determination that the student is missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated, the University will also notify that student’s parent or legal guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing.

Appendix A of this report contains the University’s full Missing Student Policy.

Crime Statistics

The statistical summary of crimes for this University over the past three calendar years follows:

Clery Act Crimes Chart 2014

 

Clery Act Crimes

Location

Crimes Reported for 2014

On Campus

 

 

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

 

 

 

Public Property

 

 


Total Clery Reportable Crimes

Offense Type:

 

Residential Buildings


Non- Residential Buildings

 

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rape

1

0

1

0

0

1

Fondling

21

1

3

0

0

3

Statutory Rape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

1

0

1

0

0

1

Burglary

1

3

4

0

0

4

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

5

5

0

4

9

1 One Fondling Offense occurred in 2012 but was reported in 2014

 

Violations for Liquor, Drugs, Weapons

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:           

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

 (Includes Attempts)

Liquor Law Violation

100

41

141

3

6

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

100

41

141

3

6

Drug Law Violation

15

1

16

0

0

Arrest

0

1

1

0

0

Referral*

15

0

15

0

0

Weapons Law Violation

0

0

0

0

0

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

0

0

0

0

0

*Referral means the matter is referred to the internal discipline system of the University

Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

12

1

2

1

0

2 One incident of Stalking occurred in 2013 but was reported in 2014

 

Clery Act Crimes Chart 2015

 

Clery Act Crimes

Location

Crimes Reported for 2015

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Total Clery Reportable Crimes

Offense Type:

Residential Buildings

Non- Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter by Negligence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rape

3

0

3

0

0

3

Fondling

1

0

1

0

0

1

Statutory Rape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

1

0

1

0

0

1

Burglary

1

0

1

1

0

2

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

1

1

0

2

3

 

Violations for Liquor, Drugs, Weapons

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:           

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

 (Includes Attempts)

Liquor Law Violation

111

20

131

0

0

Arrest

0

1

1

0

0

Referral*

111

19

130

0

0

Drug Law Violation

12

1

13

0

0

Arrest

0

1

1

0

0

Referral*

12

0

12

0

0

Weapons Law Violation

0

0

0

0

0

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

0

0

0

0

0

*Referral means the matter is referred to the internal discipline system of the University

 

Sexual Offenses: Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Dating Violence

3

0

3

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

1

1

2

0

0

 

Clery Act Crimes Chart 2016

 

Clery Act Crimes

Location

Crimes Reported for 2016

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:

Residential Buildings

Non- Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

Manslaughter by Negligence

0

0

0

0

0

Rape

1

0

1

0

0

Fondling

3

1

4

0

0

Statutory Rape

0

0

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Violations for Liquor, Drugs, Weapons

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Offense Type:           

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

 (Includes Attempts)

Liquor Law Violation

78

30

108

0

0

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

78

30

108

0

0

Drug Law Violation

12

0

12

0

0

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

12

0

12

0

0

Weapons Law Violation

0

0

0

0

0

Arrest

0

0

0

0

0

Referral*

0

0

0

0

0

*Referral means the matter is referred to the internal discipline system of the University

 

Sexual Offenses: Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking

Location

On Campus

Non-Campus Buildings or Property

Public Property

Total 2016 Reportable Offenses

Offense Type:

Residential Buildings

Non-Residential Buildings

Total On- Campus

(Includes Attempts)

Dating Violence

0

1

1

0

0

1

Domestic Violence

0

1

1

0

0

1

Stalking

0

4

4

0

0

4

 

Hate crimes:

2016: No hate crimes reported.

2015: No hate crimes reported.

2014: No hate crimes reported.

Unfounded crimes:

2016: There were no crimes determined to be unfounded by a commissioned law enforcement officer after a full investigation and subsequently withheld from the crime statistics disclosure.

2015: There were no crimes determined to be unfounded by a commissioned law enforcement officer after a full investigation and subsequently withheld from the crime statistics disclosure.

2014: There were no crimes determined to be unfounded by a commissioned law enforcement officer after a full investigation and subsequently withheld from the crime statistics disclosure.

Data from Local Law Enforcement:

  • The data above reflects statistics provided from local law enforcement on crimes that occurred in the University's Clery Geography where the University was able to determine the exact Clery Geography category the crime occurred on.

 

Annual Fire Safety Report

Housing Facilities and Fire Safety Systems

The University maintains on-campus housing for its students. These facilities were built at different times and have a variety of fire safety systems installed within them.  Periodically the University also conducts fire drills. The following chart lists each housing facility, the fire safety system or systems within it and the number of fire drills conducted during the previous calendar year.

 

Facility 

Fire Alarm Monitoring Done on Site

Partial Sprinkler System

Full Sprinkler System

Smoke Detection

Fire Extinguisher Devices

Evacuation Plans & Placards

Number of evacuation (fire) drills

Corcoran Hall, 1321 Rockhurst Rd

X

 

 

X

X

X

2

McGee Hall, 5314 Forest Ave

X

 

 

X

X

X

2

Xavier Loyola Hall, 1334 E 53rd St

X

 

 

X

X

X

2

THV Com. Center, 1411 Rockhurst Rd

X

 

 

X

X

 

0

THV 100, 1403 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

THV 200, 1405 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

THV 300, 1407 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

THV 400, 1409 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

1300 Rockhurst Rd, 1300 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

1302 Rockhurst Rd, 1302 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

1314 Rockhurst Rd, 1314 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

1330 Rockhurst Rd, 1330 Rockhurst Rd

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5104 Forest, 5104 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5106 Forest, 5106 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5107 Forest, 5107 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5110 Forest, 5110 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5111 Forest, 5111 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5112 Forest, 5112 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5118 Forest, 5118 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5119 Forest, 5119 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5125 Forest, 5125 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5126 Forest, 5126 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5128 Forest, 5128 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5129 Forest, 5129 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5130 Forest, 5130 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5132 Forest, 5132 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5135 Forest, 5135 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5404 Forest #A, 5404 Forest #A

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5404 Forest #B, 5404 Forest #B

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5404 Forest #C, 5404 Forest #C

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5404 Forest #D, 5404 Forest #D

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5410 Forest #A, 5410 Forest #A

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5410 Forest #B, 5410 Forest #B

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5410 Forest #C, 5410 Forest #C

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5410 Forest #D, 5410 Forest #D

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5414 Forest, 5414 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5421 Forest A Dupx, 5421 Forest A Dupx

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5421 Forest B Dupx, 5421 Forest B Dupx

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5424 Forest, 5424 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5426 Forest, 5426 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5427 Forest, 5427 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5428 Forest, 5428 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5430 Forest, 5430 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5433 Forest, 5433 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5434 Forest #A Dupx, 5434 Forest #A Dupx

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5434 Forest #B Dupx, 5434 Forest #B Dupx

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5447 Forest, 5447 Forest

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5400 Tracy, 5400 Tracy

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5416 Tracy, 5416 Tracy

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5423 Tracy, 5423 Tracy

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5427 Tracy, 5427 Tracy

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5437 Tracy, 5437 Tracy

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5410 Virginia, 5410 Virginia

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5413 Virginia, 5413 Virginia

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

5419 Virginia, 5419 Virginia

 

 

 

X

X

 

0

 

Policies on Portable Appliances, Smoking and Open Flames

On Campus Student Housing Facility-Fire Regulations

1.Restricted Appliances: University fire, safety and sanitation regulations prohibit the use of certain items and appliances in the residence rooms. Items not allowed are: Exposed heating coils (i.e. hot plates and toaster ovens), extension cords, air conditioners, waterbeds, ceiling fans, Christmas Lights, and halogen lamps.

2.Residence Hall Rooms are not designed for cooking. Only small appliances with completely enclosed coils are permitted (i.e. hot pots, coffee pots and foreman grills).You are encouraged to plug your appliances into an outlet strip with a breaker that is U.L. Approved. The University is not responsible for damage to appliances due to power outages or surges. We recommend the purchase of a surge protector for computer and stereo equipment.

3.Residents/guests are not allowed to tamper with or disarm any smoke detector or fire safety device in any residence hall room, THV Unit, OCH Unit including any common area.

4.Smoke/Tobacco Free Facilities: All residential facilities are considered smoke and tobacco free. No smoking is allowed in any facility. This includes the individual rooms, apartments, bathroom/shower facility, and public areas. Violation will result in a minimum of a monetary fine. All buildings have posted signage notifying residents and guests of appropriate distances smoking is allowed from on campus buildings.

5.Open Flames: No open flames of any type are permitted. Candles (or decorative candles) are not allowed for any reason. The burning of incense and the possession of combustible chemicals are strictly prohibited. Grills provided by the University may only be used in the Townhouse Village with the exception of grills used by the occupants of an On Campus House-OCH. Portable grills are allowed at the On Campus Houses, but must be kept outside and not used under any porch, balcony or roof overhang and must be at minimum five (5) feet from the sides of any house. Fire pits are not permitted on campus property.

Fire Evacuation Procedures

All traditional residence halls, McGee, Xavier-Loyola and Corcoran have evacuation maps posted in each building and on each resident’s door.  Written evacuation instructions are located at every elevator landing or stairwell on each floor.  Townhouse Village and On-Campus Housing residents are instructed upon move-in to familiarize themselves with all evacuation points on their individual THV Unit and every OCH House.   

In the event of a fire, the University expects that all campus community members will evacuate by the nearest exit, closing doors and activating the fire alarm system (if one is nearby) as they leave (or contact security using a red phone, code blue phone, dialing 4010 from any on campus phone, or dialing 816-501-4010 by cell phone).  If circumstances permit at the time of the alarm, additional instructions will be given regarding where students and/or staff are to relocate.

Fire Education and Training Programs

Fire safety education programs for all residents of on-campus student housing and all employees with responsibilities related to that housing are held at the beginning of each academic year as part of orientation. Their purpose is to: familiarize everyone with the fire safety system in each facility, train them on procedures to follow if there is a fire and inform them of the University’s fire safety policies. Information distributed includes maps of each facility’s evacuation route and any fire alarms and fire suppression equipment available in the facility. Attendees are advised that participation in fire drills is mandatory and any student with a disability is given the option of having a “buddy” assigned to assist him or her.  Additional instructions are given during fire drills.

Reporting Fires

The University is required to disclose each year statistical data on all fires that occurred in on-campus student housing facilities. When a fire alarm is pulled and/or the fire department responds to a fire, these incidents are captured. However, there may be instances when a fire is extinguished quickly and an alarm is not pulled or a response by the fire department was not necessary.  It is important that these incidents be recorded as well. Therefore, if you are aware of such a fire, see evidence of one or hear about one, you should contact the following:  Chief of Safety and Security at 816-501-4010.  When notifying the Chief of Safety and Security about a fire as much information as possible about the location, date, time and cause of the fire should be provided.

Plans for Future Improvements

The University periodically reviews its fire safety protections and procedures. At this time, it has no plans for future improvements.

Fire Statistics

2016

There was only one fire reported in the residential facilities in 2016.  Detais on this fire are provided below.

Residential Facility

Cause of Fire(s)

Number of Injuries that Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to a Fire

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire

5421 Forest A Dupx, 5421 Forest A Dupx

Unintentional/grease fire

0

0

$100-999

2015

No fires were logged in 2015.

2014

No fires were logged in 2014.

 

Appendix A

Missing Student Policy

 Rockhurst University follows the procedure outlined below whenever a student WHO RESIDES in a campus residential facility is reported to be missing for 24 hours.  If the circumstances of the disappearance are such that a student’s well-being is possibly in jeopardy, a missing person investigation can be commenced quicker than 24 hrs.

  1. A student can be reported missing to any of the following campus officials:

 

  1. Campus Department of Safety and Security, red phone, code blue phone or dialing ext. 4010. A cell phone can be used to contact via (816) 501-4659

 

  1. Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. 911

 

  1. Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, ext. 4127
  1. Associate Dean of Students – Residence Life, ext. 4843
  2. Associate Dean of Students-Director of New Students/Retention, ext. 4869

 

  1. Residence Life Staff, including
  1. Assistant Director, Residence Life/Conference Services, ext. 4126
  2. Assistant Director, Residence Life/Multi-Cultural Education Coordinator, ext. 3571
  3. Any residence hall, THV or OCH Resident Director
  4. Any residence hall, THV or OCH residence advisors

 

  1. Director of Student Life and Greek Affairs, ext. 4571
  1. Assistant Director of Student Life, ext. 4398

 

  1. Counseling Center Staff, ext. 4275

 

  1. Campus Ministry Staff, ext. 4063

 

  1. Learning Center Staff, ext. 4052

 

  1. Deans Office (Arts & Science)ext. 4075

 

  1. Deans Office (H.S.O.M)ext. 4122

 

  1. Deans Office (G.PS.)ext. 4581

 Note:  Anyone can receive information on a missing student, including other students.  Whoever receives information needs to report the information to the Department of Safety and Security immediately.  The listed members of the campus who can receive missing student information will be notified of this responsibility via mail.

 

  1. Anyone who receives information on a missing student must immediately report that information to the Rockhurst Department of Safety and Security at ext. 4010.

 

  1. All students residing in campus residential facility (McGee, Corcoran, Xavier-Loyola, THV, Rock Row or any OCH) have the option of identifying a confidential contact person or persons whom Rockhurst will contact within 24 hours of the determination that a student is missing, if the student is determined missing by the Rockhurst Department of Safety and Security or the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.  This is different from the normal emergency contact that a student may list.
  2. To protect confidentiality, general emergency contact information will not be used to make a missing student notification.  Although a student may use the same person for both purposes, the student must still specifically exercise the option of identifying a confidential contact person for notification in the event the student goes missing.

2.Contact information provided by students will be registered confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials (Rockhurst Security, Rockhurst Administration).The information will not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in the furtherance of the missing person’s investigation.

3.Students are advised that if they are under 18 years of age and are not emancipated, the institution must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

4.The institution will notify the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department within 24 hours of determination that the student is missing, unless the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department was the entity that made the determination that a student is missing.

  1. Missing Student Notification Procedures

 

  1. IF SOMEONE REPORTS THAT A STUDENT WHO RESIDES ON CAMPUS IS MISSING, A MISSING PERSONS REPORT WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY IMMEDIATELY.

 

  1. IF THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY DETERMINES THAT THE STUDENT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 24 HOURS, OR THE CIRCUMSTANCES INDICATED A STUDENT IS IN JEOPARDY EVEN UNDER THAT TIME FRAME, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC PROCEDURES WILL BE FOLLOWED:

 

  1. IF A STUDENT HAS A DESIGNATED CONTACT PERSON THEY WILL BE NOTIFIED WITHIN 24 HOURS.

 

  1. IF A STUDENT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD AND IS NOT EMANCIPATED, THEIR CUSTODIAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND ANY OTHER DESIGNATED CONTACT PERSON WILL BE NOTIFIED WITHIN 24 HOURS.
  2. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE STUDENT HAS IDENTIFIED A CONTACT PERSON, IS ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 OR IS AN EMANCIPATED MINOR, THE KANSAS CITY MO. POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT A STUDENT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 24 HOURS.