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									Campus Safety and Crime Statistics
                                  October 1, 2009

                                 Published annually by:

                             Police/Security Services
                     Located in Hardacre Hall — Room 042A

                                 Anderson University
                                1303 East Fifth Street
                              Anderson, IN 46012-3495
                                   (765) 641-4154


 Anderson University campus police officers are authorized by the State of Indiana to enforce
     traffic laws and to conduct investigations involving local, state, and federal laws.
Campus Safety
        Anderson University is a community of about 2,800 students and more than 450 faculty and staff. The campus covers 155 acres near downtown Anderson,
   Indiana, and is within a short drive of shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, and two major hospitals. The city of Anderson has a population of about 50,000.
   While the city has a relatively low crime rate, students should avoid some areas of the city at certain times. It is best to ask questions before going into unfamiliar

Police/Security Services
          The Department of Police/Security Services is responsible for operating the campus police department and parking program, and for issuing student identifica-
   tions, securing campus buildings at night, providing weekly safety bulletins, and assisting with fire and tornado drills during the academic year. Other services include
   opening locked vehicles, jump-starting vehicles, conducting campus safety programs, and providing escorts for safety reasons. Officers regularly request Physical Plant
   to repair burned-out lights, damaged property, broken door locks, and other items that may cause injury or risk to students.
          AU Police/Security Services employs five full-time sworn police officers and as many as 14 part-time student security officers. Campus police officers are
   authorized by the State of Indiana to investigate crimes and complaints; to make arrests; and to enforce federal, state, and local laws, including traffic laws.
          Campus police and student officers patrol the campus on foot and in patrol vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During late evening hours, up to three
   officers are on duty to check buildings, including the student center, residence hall lounges, and other places where students congregate. The department’s jurisdic-
   tion is bounded by the White River (west), Scatterfield Road (east), East 8th Street (south), and Lindberg Road (north). Campus police/security jurisdiction and
   law enforcement powers also extend to the Flagship campus, located in the area of 2705 Enterprise Drive, Anderson, Ind. Officers have a working relationship and
   share information of mutual concern with state, local, and federal police departments.
          Campus police officers are emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or have advanced first-aid training, and are available during duty hours to provide assistance
   with medical emergencies.

Crime Statistics
          The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires campuses to report designated crimes that occur in
   residence halls, campus grounds and buildings, public property adjacent to campus, and non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university
   that is used by students for educational purposes. Police/Security Services includes reports received from the Anderson Police Department, Madison County Police
   Department, and the Indiana State Police in our crime statistics as required by the Campus Security Act. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System is
   the source of the definitions that we use for Clery Act reporting.
      Crimes Reported by Anderson University Police/Security Services
      Reported in accordance with Uniform Crime Reporting Procedures and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crimes Statistics Act

        Total Crimes Reported                       Main Campus                                    Non-Campus Building              Public Property                     TOTAL
        for Population                                                                                 or Property*
        Offense Type                     2006           2007                       2008              2006 2007 2008                 2006 2007 2008               2006 2007 2008
         (includes attempts)          Res. Other     Res. Other                  Res. Other
        Murder	                         0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Manslaughter	                   0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Forcible Sex Offenses	          0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Non-Forcible Sex Offenses	      0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Robbery	                        0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Aggravated Assault	             1	    2	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          3	      0	      0
        Burglary	                     10	     5	     20	     0	                   8	     3	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	         15	     20	     11
        Motor Vehicle Theft             0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       1	          0	      0	      1
        Arson	                          0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	     0	              0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	      0	      0
        Hate Crimes (by prejudices)
         Race                           0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
         Gender                         0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
         Religion                       0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
         Sex Orientation                0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
         Ethnicity                      0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
         Disability                     0	    0	       0	    0	                   0	       0	            0	     0	       0	          0	      0	       0	           0	      0	     0
        Number of Arrests/Referrals for Selected Offenses
        Offense Type                     2006           2007                       2008               2006 2007 2008                2006 2007 2008               2006 2007 2008
         (includes attempts)          Res. Other     Res. Other                  Res. Other
        Liquor Law Violations
         Arrest                         0	    0	      0	     0	                   0	       0	           0	      0	       0	          1	      0	       0	          1	      0	     0
         Referral                       5	    0	     14	     2	                   9	       1	           0	      0	       0	          1	      0	       0	          6	     16	    10
        Drug Law Violations
         Arrest                         1	    0	      0	     0	                   0	       0	           0	      0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          1	       0	     0
         Referral                       2	    2	      5	     0	                   0	       4	           0	      0	       0	          1	      0	       0	          5	       5	     4
        Weapons Law Violations
         Arrest                         0	    0	      0	     0	                   0	       0	           0	      0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	       0	     0
         Referral                       0	    0	      0	     0	                   0	       0	           0	      0	       0	          0	      0	       0	          0	       0	     0
      * Crime statistics in the non-campus building section represent incidents that occurred at the Anderson University Flagship Center, located at 2705 Enterprise Dr., Anderson, IN.

Campus Security Authority
         In addition to the campus police/security officers, the following individuals have significant responsibility for student activities and are required to forward
   reports of crimes to the director of police/security services for inclusion in this report and for purposes of placing the campus community on alert for the threat
   of repetition of these crimes:
                • Brent Baker, dean of students                                  • Timothy Johnson, associate dean of students
                • Dean Branson, director of student programs                     • Marcie Taylor, athletic director
                • athletic coaches                                               • residence hall personnel (RDs and RAs)
                • faculty/staff advisers of recognized student organizations
         Persons who are unlikely to be a “Campus Security Authority” and have significant responsibility for student campus activities may include a single teaching
   faculty member, a physician in a campus health center, a counselor in a counseling center, or clerical staff, except when serving as an adviser to a student group.
         The reportable crimes are criminal homicide, murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses, nonforcible sex offenses,
   robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Also reportable are students referred for disciplinary sanctions for liquor law violations, drug
   violations, and illegal weapons possession.

Student Responsibilities
         As members of a community within the City of Anderson, AU students and employees can become victims of crime if they neglect the appropriate safety
         Students must be conscious of personal conduct which could have a direct effect on their safety and wellness. They are advised to lock their doors, travel in
   groups, inventory and mark valuables, and make sound decisions when choosing friends and activities.
         Students are to report crimes and questionable activity to their resident assistant, resident director, or campus police/security. Every student is required to
   read and be familiar with the university’s Judicial Code in the Student Life Handbook as it relates to conduct.

Reporting Crimes
         It is extremely important for students, faculty, and staff to report all crimes to Anderson University Police/Security Services as quickly and accurately as
         Campus crime can be reported anonymously to the 24-hour Crime Line by dialing extension 4819. Information received on the confidential Crime
   Line or provided through a confidential source will be investigated without disclosure of the confidential source. If the report is validated, the incident will be
   included in the annual crime statistics. Pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged to advise persons they are counseling of procedures to report crimes
   on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
         Students who are victims of off-campus crimes should report the incidents to the Anderson Police Department or the police agency where the offense occurred.
   Students may contact the Anderson University Police Department for information and assistance with questions and safety problems.
         The Anderson Police Department and the Madison County Police Department are asked to provide reports of crimes involving students to the campus
   police department.

Crime Watch
         Crimes and questionable activities on and near campus are reported weekly in the student newspaper, along with safety techniques that might prevent
   similar incidents. Complaints filed with Police/Security Services are provided to the student newspaper. Criminal activity in the city that could affect students is
   also reported.
Timely Warnings
         When incidents occur on or near campus that could pose a threat, the campus police department will contact Student Life and jointly develop an all-campus
   notice that will include all available information about the potential threat, nature of the crime, description of the suspect, and suggested safety measures for
   students, faculty, and staff. The information will be available to students by e-mail, posted notices, the campus newspaper, the campus text message system called
   Raven Alert System (known as RAS), and by word of mouth.

Emergency Telephones
         Emergency telephones are outside residence hall entrances and at other designated locations on campus (see map). The emergency number is ext. 3333. An
   officer will be dispatched immediately.
         Blue light emergency telephones allow students to make on-campus telephone calls by pressing the black button and dialing the four-digit campus number.
   The red button will automatically dial the police or security officer on duty.

        Police/Security Services, Physical Plant, and the Student Government Association work together to ensure adequate campus lighting. Campus officers report
   burned-out lights during their daily rounds and complete a comprehensive light survey several times each semester.

Safety Escorts
         Escorts are provided for students concerned for their safety and for students with medical needs. Escort services are not intended to be used as a taxi service
   or to provide transportation during inclement weather. To request an escort, contact Police/Security Services at ext. 3333. The officer on duty will respond as
   quickly as possible.

Shuttle Bus
         Police/Security Services will operate a shuttle bus service beginning Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, and ending Thursday, March 11, 2010. Shuttle bus service
   will be provided Sunday through Thursday each week from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. when classes are in session. The bus will stop at most residence halls and parking lots
   every 30 minutes. Refer to the shuttle route map for more information.

Fire and Tornado Drills
        Fire and tornado drills are held on campus each semester. To help students become familiar with evacuation procedures, announced drills are held in resi-
   dence halls during evening hours.

Severe Weather
         Potentially dangerous weather is announced on WQME 98.7 FM. The civil defense siren sounds for three minutes when tornados are a threat. Students,
   faculty, and staff are instructed to go indoors to basements, lower levels, and/or interior hallways, and to stay away from glass. These instructions also apply during
   high winds, lightning, or hail.

Safety Programs/Meetings
          Campus police officers are available to speak to small groups of students about campus safety and crime. The Anderson Police Department victim advocate
   is available to speak to groups about rape, domestic violence, and related topics upon request. Speakers can also be obtained to address other security topics when
          At the beginning of each school year, the director of the campus police department provides an overview to the freshman class on campus safety programs.
   General crime-prevention programs are offered to faculty, staff, and students. Preventive programs will be made available for female students. Self-defense
   Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (SAFE) is a 2-hour shortened version of the 12-hour RAD program (Rape Aggression Defense). The SAFE program
   educates women in awareness, risk reduction, avoidance, and physical defense strategies. For information, call Lori at extension 4154.
          Whistle Defense Program: Students living in residence halls will be issued safety whistles and receive instructions on when and how they should be used
   to reduce crime on campus.

Personal Property Identification
        Police/Security Services provides inventory forms, electric engravers, and black-light pens to help students label their property. Students may call Police/
   Security Services at ext. 4154 to schedule equipment use.

Parking Enforcement
        Parking regulations are enforced by Police/Security Services. It is the responsibility of students to register their vehicles and to be familiar with the university’s
   motor vehicle regulations. To appeal tickets, persons may contact Police/Security Services and fill out an appeal form. Additional parking information is available
   upon request.

Student Vehicles
         All vehicles owned or operated by students must be registered with Police/Security Services. Improperly parked vehicles will be ticketed at all times. Student
   vehicles parked on streets around campus are required to be registered. Students who have questions about parking may contact Police/Security Services for a
   copy of the parking policy.

Speed Limit
         The speed limit in parking lots on campus property is 15 miles per hour, and streets around campus are 25 miles per hour. Drivers exceeding the speed
   limit on campus property will be given a ticket. Students speeding on city streets will be subject to either a university ticket or a state traffic citation, which may
   require the offender to appear in City Traffic Court.

Vehicle Assistance
        Police/Security Services makes every effort to help students, faculty, and staff stranded on or near campus, including unlocking doors, inflating tires, and
   jump-starting vehicles. Officers do not change flat tires.

         Handguns, rifles, and other weapons are not permitted on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who hold state gun permits are not permitted to carry or
   keep their weapons on university property or in vehicles parked on campus. Sworn police officers are the exception.
           Every year bicycles are stolen and found on campus. To help identify lost and stolen bicycles, students are requested to register their bicycles. At the end of
     each semester, bicycles must be removed from campus bike racks and residence halls. Unclaimed bicycles will be removed. Bicycles locked to trees, door railings,
     or areas other than bike racks will be removed without notice to the owner.
           Skateboards are not permitted on campus. Students using rollerblades should practice safety measures, including wearing helmets and pads. Rollerblading
     is not permitted inside buildings or in the campus valley.

residence Hall access/Building Hours
           Residence halls are locked at all times. Students living in residence halls have either proximity card or key access to their building. The side doors on the
     large halls have key or card access during the day, but locks are changed at night to permit emergency exit only. Campus security officers check the outside doors
     and lobbies of each residence hall during the late evening hours.

                                                                          Normal hours duriNg the school year:
                                                              mon.-thurs.               Friday               saturday             sunday
                                          decker hall	        7	a.m.-midnight	          7	a.m.-9	p.m.	       7	a.m.-9	p.m.	       7	a.m.-midnight
                                          Fine arts center	   7	a.m.-midnight	          7	a.m.-midnight	     7	a.m.-midnight	     7	a.m.-midnight
                                          hardacre hall	      7	a.m.-midnight	          7	a.m.-6	p.m.	       CLOSED	              4	p.m.-midnight
                                          hartung hall	       7	a.m.-midnight	          7	a.m.-9	p.m.	       7	a.m.-9	p.m.	       noon-midnight
                                          Nicholson library	  7:45	a.m.-midnight	       7:45	a.m.-5	p.m.	    11	a.m.-5	p.m.	      1:30	p.m.-midnight
                                          school of theology	 7	a.m.-10	p.m.	           7	a.m.-5	p.m.	       CLOSED	              CLOSED
                                          student center	     7	a.m.-2	a.m.	            7	a.m.-11:30	p.m.	   7	a.m.-11:30	p.m.	   10	a.m.-2	a.m.
                                          Wellness center	    6	a.m.-11	p.m.	           6	a.m.-7	p.m.	       8	a.m.-6	p.m.	       1	p.m.-11	p.m.
                                                              mon. & Fri.               tues.-thurs.         saturday             sunday
                                          Welcome center	     8	a.m.-5	p.m.	            8	a.m.-7	p.m.	       CLOSED	              CLOSED

           Selling or soliciting is not permitted on campus. Selling or soliciting in residence halls, including “demonstration parties,” is prohibited without permission
     of the resident director and should be reported to Police/Security Services. Questions regarding selling on campus should be directed to the director of Police/
     Security Services, ext. 4156.

Safe Havens
           A safe haven is a secure location at the entrance of a locked building that permits a student to enter and lock the door behind them. Inside the safe haven is
     a telephone and emergency numbers the student can call for assistance. Some safe haven doors must be locked by turning a thumb lock, but others are locked by
     pressing a red button. Safe havens are located at the building entrances and identified by a red plaque with the words “Safe Haven” located on the door.

emergency phone Numbers
                   • On-campus emergency — 3333                                             • Off-campus emergency — 641-3333
                   • Health Services — 4222                                                 • City Police/Fire/Ambulance — 9-911

reporting Crimes/requesting Services
                   • Police/Security Services — 4154                                        • After 5 p.m. and on weekends — 0, then dial 1
                   • From off campus — 649-9071, then dial 1                                • Anonymous Crime Line (recorded) — 4819
                   • Campus Escort — 3333                                                   • All other requests — 0, then dial 1

 Safety & Support programS

 Drug & alcohol policy                                                                                to report Sexual assault
         The use and/or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs by Anderson University students               In rape cases, contacting the proper authority is imperative (Police/Security Services or
 is strictly prohibited both on and off campus. State and federal laws require Anderson               the Anderson Police Department). To properly obtain evidence, victims must go immediately
 University Police/Security Services to take appropriate enforcement action involving the             to a hospital, wearing the same clothes worn at the time of the offense. Victims should not
 possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs. The department is also required to enforce state         bathe. In most situations, rape investigations are conducted by the Anderson Police Depart-
 laws involving the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages, and to enforce laws pro-        ment. Police/Security Services helps to preserve crime scenes and assists in other related areas.
 hibiting underage drinking.                                                                                 In most cases, victims are contacted at the hospital by the police officer, the victim
         Police/Security Services works closely with the Department of Student Life on known          advocate, and/or AU Counseling Services personnel. The victim advocate discusses options
 incidents of substance abuse. The university’s objective is to take positive corrective action       available through the criminal justice system. Victims are kept informed of the action taken
 to prevent further incidents of substance abuse. Students involved with substance abuse              against offenders. For additional information about outside agency assistance, refer to the
 are usually required to go through evaluation and counseling programs. In addition to its            brochure “Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence,” available from Police/Security Services
 comprehensive drug and alcohol policy, the university complies with the Drug Free Schools            and the Department of Student Life.
 and Campuses Act of 1989.                                                                                   Students are to refer to the Student Handbook for information on disciplinary pro-
         When processing and adjudicating incidents involving alcohol or drug use or pos-             cedures and campus disciplinary sanctions. A student victim of a sex offense may request a
 session, the university’s policy could involve the Department of Student Life, AU Police/            change in academic and living arrangements. In addition, the accuser and accused have the
 Security Services, the Anderson Police Department’s narcotics division, and the Madison              same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary hearings, and the accuser and
 County Prosecutor’s Office.                                                                          accused will be notified of the outcome of a campus disciplinary proceeding.
         Copies of Anderson University’s alcohol policy are available from the Department of                 Campus disciplinary procedure begins when a complaint is filed against a student
 Student Life and Police/Security Services.                                                           or other member of the university community. Depending on the nature of the complaint,
                                                                                                      the investigation may include the director of Police/Security Services, an associate dean of
 Sexual assault prevention programs                                                                   students, resident directors, and/or other university staff, or the Judicial Board or Student
        Students who are victims of or have questions about sexual violence are encouraged            Court. The complete judicial code is found in the Student Handbook issued to students at
 to contact Police/Security Services or the Department of Student Life for assistance. The            the beginning of each school year.
 following organizations and offices are available for prevention programs and for referrals:                Disciplinary sanctions include verbal warning, censure, restitution, fine, educational/
      • Police/Security Services — ext. 3333, 4154, or 0                                              service activities, disciplinary written warning, disciplinary probation, strict disciplinary
      • Department of Student Life personnel: Brent Baker — ext. 4072;                                probation, suspension while classes are in session, dismissal, expulsion, and other sanctions.
         Tim Johnson — ext. 4192; Michelle Williams — ext. 4199                                       Interim suspension may also be imposed while an incident is being investigated.
      • Counseling Services: Christal Helvering, Judy Johnson — ext. 4203 or at home                         CAmPuS Sex CRImeS PReventIon ACt: The Sexually Violent Offender
      • Resident Directors or Residence Assistants                                                    Registration Act requires educational institutions to provide notification in an annual
      • Anderson Police Department — 648-6775; Lessa Johnson, victim advocate — 648-6773              campus security report specifying where information regarding registered sex offenders
         or pager 641-0468; Christy Jones — 648-6804 or pager 641-0469                                may be obtained. The Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry is available on the Web at
      • Alternatives, Inc. (support services, court assistance, referrals, shelter) — 643-0218 The Web version of the registry is updated automatically after
      • Community Hospital (emergency/health services) — 298-4242                                     midnight each day and is the most current form of the registry.
      • St. John’s Hospital (emergency/health services) — 649-2511

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