Campus Security Report

Wagner College’s Public Safety Office prides itself on maintaining a safe and secure campus environment for its students, faculty, and staff. The members of the office are committed to the highest standards of quality in promoting a safe and problem-free educational environment.

We provide multiple reports explaining our policies and reporting on campus security, fire safety, crime statistics and similar topics.

Annual Security and Fire Report

Members of the college community may make reports of crimes and security incidents to officials of Wagner College. Each year, the Public Safety Department requests data, via campus e-mail, from these authorities for inclusion in this report.

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Campus Mandatory Reporters


The Department of Public Safety at Wagner is in the process of responding to the reporting obligations of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). This federal law requires colleges and universities to annually compile and publish crime statistics on or about their campuses.

It further requires that Campus Mandatory Reporters report crime statistics for inclusion in the college’s Annual Security Report. Campus Mandatory Reporters are defined as officials of a college who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to public safety, student affairs, student activities, and student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the college. Examples would include: administrators, directors, deans, department heads, chairpersons, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches, etc. Professional mental health and pastoral counselors are exempt (rom reporting obligations, but may refer students to a confidential reporting system.

If you observe any crime listed below, or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of or was the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below, please write down the details and contact the Department of Public Safety as soon as possible at 718-390-3148 (Main booth – available 24 hours/day) or the administrative office at 718-390-3165 (Office Hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). The crimes of concern for our reporting requirements are: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, domestic violence, stalking, forcible/non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson, as well as any bias/hate related offenses and any arrests or referrals for disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession violations.

If you are aware of any occurrences for the 2016 calendar year that fit the above criteria, please complete the Campus Mandatory Reporter Crime Report Form and return it to the Public Safety Office no later than Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Resources:

Clery Statistics

Wagner College complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and makes available information on campus security and personal safety. This includes information on crime prevention, public safety, law-enforcement authority, crime reporting polices, disciplinary procedures, and other important matters about security on campus. Also available are statistics for the three previous calendar years on reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wagner College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Wagner College Public Safety Office will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.

 

View crime statistics, 2013-2015

Clery Hate/Bias Crimes, Reporting

A hate crime is defined as a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated in whole or in part by the offender’s bias. A hate crime manifests evidence that a victim was selected because of his/her actual or perceived race; gender; gender identity; religion; sexual orientation; ethnicity; national origin or disability. A hate crime is not a separate, distinct crime, but is the commission of a criminal offense which was motivated by the offender’s bias. If the facts of the case indicate that the offender was motivated to commit the offense because of his/her bias against the victim’s perceived race; gender; gender identity; religion; sexual orientation; ethnicity; national origin or disability, the crime is classified as a hate crime. See more information on the definition and classification of hate/bias crimes.

View bias and hate crime statistics

New York State Education Law Article 129-A and 129-B

New York State Education Law Article 129-A

New York State Education Law Article 129-A requires all New York State public and private colleges and universities to maintain policies related to specific provisions of this Article. This Article is comprised of laws that affect Wagner College, which include:

  1. Advisory committee on campus security.
  2. Sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking prevention information.
  3. Campus crime reporting and statistics.
  4. Investigation of violent felony offenses.
  5. Bias related crime prevention information.
  6. Prohibition on the marketing of credit cards.
  7. Notification of fire safety standards and measures in all college-owned or operated housing.

Policy Statement

Consistent with Wagner College’s commitment to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment, the College shall promptly, efficiently, and thoroughly investigate any Violent Felony Offense occurring on College owned, operated, or controlled property as well as any report of a Missing Student. Such investigations shall be coordinated with local law enforcement agencies including, but not limited to, the New York City Police Department. The College shall maintain written agreements with appropriate local law enforcement agencies providing for the prompt investigation of such crimes and reports.

Reason for Policy

This policy is intended to enable the College to comply with applicable provisions of the New York State Education Law and the Jeanne Clery Act.

Advisory committee on campus security:

Wagner has established a committee on campus security.
The Committee is composed of the following:

  1. Patricia Tooker, Nursing Department.
  2. Angie Conception, Residential Life.
  3. Ed Moss, Public Safety.
  4. Monica Wohltjen, Public Safety.
  5. Donald Crooks, Business Administration.
  6. Brendan Fahey, Athletics.
  7. Christian Miller, Campus Operations.
  8. Greg Senat, Student.
  9. Kelsey Gwyne, Student.

Sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking prevention information:

Policy

Wagner College strives to create a respectful, safe, healthy, and non-threatening environment for its students, staff, and faculty. Wagner College prohibits any and all discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity, marital status, civil union status, age, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service in regard to the administration of educational programs, admission of students, employment actions, athletics or other sponsored activities. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the College prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and sexual violence, as well as retaliation for asserting such claims of discrimination. When an incident of sexual misconduct is reported, the College will provide a consistent, caring, and timely response.

This policy describes how the College investigates and responds to reports of sexual misconduct. It also identifies prohibited behavior, provides guidance and relevant resources to members of the Wagner College community who have been involved in incidents of this nature, and lists College prevention efforts.

Wagner College urges those who believe they have been the victim of an act(s) of sexual misconduct to pursue all options available relative to resolving the matter. Employees of the College who become aware of an incident of sexual misconduct should contact the Director of Human Resources if the situation involves a College employee, or the Dean of Campus Life Office if students are involved.

A student who has questions, concerns, or who needs assistance relative to this policy should contact the Dean of Campus Life Office and speak with the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (Dean Curtis Wright) or another Dean during normal business hours at 718-390-3423, or by contacting the Residential Education Supervisor On-Call during evening and weekend hours, accessible through any residence hall front desk or through a Public Safety officer accessible through the Main Gate at 718-390-3148.

Complaints by or against College employees (faculty, administration, and staff) should be made to Jazzmine Clark-Glover , Director of Human Resources and the College’s Title IX Coordinator, at 718-390-3280.

Education & Prevention

Wagner College is committed to education and increasing awareness of students, faculty, and staff about preventing incidents of sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the College’s sexual misconduct education and prevention program in collaboration with the Center for Health and Wellness, which coordinates the Peer Education Program.

Education and prevention resources and opportunities include:

  • Wagner College’s Title IX Coordinators
  • The Dean of Campus Life Office, the Office of Residential Education, and the Center for Health and Wellness distribute sexual misconduct/assault prevention materials and information.
  • The staff members in the Division of Campus Life and in Public Safety, including the undergraduate Resident Assistants, are trained in sexual assault response and prevention.
  • The Red Riding Hood Project is a non-profit organization with a chapter on the Wagner College campus that exists to create a community that can provide security, awareness, and empowerment to women by advocating for policy change, providing resources, and basically giving women the power, voice and kick-ass abilities to protect themselves and their fellow sisters.
  • The Healthy Relationships Peer Education group, which offers an educational sexual assault prevention workshop free of charge to anyone in the Wagner community.
  • Educational programming is conducted within the Wagner College residential communities.
  • Two annual student-run events that address issues of sexual assault are the Vagina Monologues and Take Back the Night.
  • Public Safety Day where units from the NYPD, Domestic Violence Unit, LGBT NYPD Unit, and the Anti-Violence Unit come to the Campus to provide training, prevention and assistance.

Resources & Services

There are campus and community resources and services available to students, faculty and staff even if College or criminal reports are not made. The College strongly encourages survivors to seek assistance to care for themselves emotionally and physically through confidential crisis intervention, health care, and counseling. Survivors should keep in mind that medical examinations are time-sensitive and critical in preserving evidence of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, so those options must be exercised as soon as possible.

Wagner College Resources & Services

Local Resources & Services

Helpful Apps

  • Circle of Six is an app that prevents violence before it happens. It helps you connect to your friends quickly so you can stay close, stay safe, and keep you connected. The app allows you to call or text a close group of confidantes with a subtle press of a button. Circle of Six is designed for college student safety and we highly recommend that Wagner students use it!
  • Love is Not Abuse is an app that mimics the persistent, repetitive texting and calling typical of an emotionally abusive partner. If it reminds you of your own relationship (or a friend’s), you know to get help.
  • Loveisrespect.org allows you to text, chat, or call 24/7 for support.
  • Kitestring is an app that asks you to check in before you go out, checks in on you via text, and sends your emergency contacts an automated message if you do not respond to the text.

Helpful Websites

  • Notalone.gov is a website that provides resources for students about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Aclu.org is a website that provides information about your rights as it relates to Title IX.
  • Campuscrime.ny.gov is a site that provides important information regarding sexual assault prevention and response on all college campuses in New York state.

Violent Felony Offenses:

The Department of Public Safety will aggressively pursue the prompt, efficient, and thorough investigation resolution of any violent crime on College owned, operated or controlled property. The Department will take the following steps after a report of a violent felony offense:

  • Responding officers will determine if the circumstances require immediate intervention in order to prevent further injury to victims or to insure the apprehension of offenders.
  • If the offender(s) are no longer on campus and the immediate threat has ended officers will take the appropriate measures to provide support to victims and implement established protocols for criminal investigations.
  • If it is determined that the elements of the offence are consistent with any Violent Felony Crime as defined under New York State Law, the Department of Campus Public Safety will contact the New York City Police Department pursuant to the joint Memorandum of Understanding in order to transfer responsibility for the investigation.
  • The Department of Campus Public Safety will assist the New York City Police Department in any manner requested until the completion of the investigation.
  • The Department of Public Safety will notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
  • If the Department of Public Safety and/or the local law enforcement agency has been notified and makes a determination that a student who is the subject of a missing person report has been missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to campus, the Dean of Students will initiate the emergency contact procedure in accordance with the student’s designation.
  • The Department of Public Safety upon notification of a missing student will conduct a thorough investigation and obtain all necessary information.  The person’s description, clothes, who they may be with or where they may be, vehicle description and physical and mental wellbeing of the individual will be obtained.
  • The Department of Public Safety will conduct a quick, but thorough search of the campus buildings and parking lots using the student’s class schedule. The Department of Public Safety will also check access card logs to determine the last time the ID card was used as well as any surveillance video.
  • The Department of Public Safety may also request assistance from Resident Assistants or others to assist in a search on campus.  The Department of Public Safety may issue an ID card photograph to assist in the identification of the missing student.
  • After a search has been conducted with negative results, the Department of Safety will notify the local law enforcement agency.

Bias and Hate Crimes:

Bias or hate crimes are crimes motivated by the perpetrator’s bias or attitude against an individual victim or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics, such as their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Hate/bias crimes have received renewed attention in recent years, particularly since the passage of the federal Hate/Bias Crime Reporting Act of 1990 and the New York State Hate Crimes Act of 2000.

Bias related incidents are behaviors which constitute an expression of hostility, against the person or property of another because of the targeted person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, or disability. According to New York Penal Law Section 485, a person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified criminal offense and either:

  1. intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or
  2. intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.

Examples of hate crimes may include, but are not limited to: threatening phone calls, hate mail (including electronic mail), physical assaults, vandalism, destruction of property, and fire bombings.  Wagner is required to report statistical incidence of bias crimes on or around campus annually as part of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act). Bias crime statistics can be found in the public safety annual report.

Penalties for bias related crimes are very serious and range from fines to imprisonment for lengthy periods, depending on the nature of the underlying criminal offense, the use of violence or previous conviction of the offender. Students, staff or faculty who commit bias crimes are also subject to university disciplinary procedures where a range of sanctions is available both up to and including suspension, expulsion or termination of employment.

In order to effectively handle and investigate incidents of bias related crimes and prevent future occurrences of such crimes, victims or witnesses of a hate crime are encouraged to immediately report incidents to the Department of Public Safety by:

EMERGENCY #:  718-390-3148, Office Hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 718-390-3165, publicsa@wagner.edu, Main Booth-24 Hours, 718-390-3148

Please remember that any evidence such as graffiti, emails, written notes or voice mail messages should be preserved. The Department of Public Safety will investigate and follow the appropriate college adjudication procedures. Victims of bias crime can also avail themselves of counseling and support services through: Campus Life:  718 390-3423, Campus Wellness Department-718 390-3354

Credit Card

Credit Card Solicitation is prohibited. The selling of any item by anyone other than college personnel is prohibited unless the college has granted prior approval.

Fire Safety

All residence halls are protected by fire detection and firefighting equipment. All residents should be familiar with the emergency escape plan for their residence hall and the location of fire extinguishers.

Tampering with any fire detection or firefighting equipment is a violation of state laws as well as college policy. Tampering with fire equipment (extinguishers, detectors, sprinklers, etc.) can create a life-threatening situation by preventing the equipment from properly detecting a possible fire, or the ability to attempt to extinguish or control a fire before additional equipment can arrive.

Candles and incense are a fire hazard and are not permitted in the residence halls or apartments. Combustible materials such as gasoline, paint thinner, and oil lamps are not permitted within the residential facilities. Fire safety codes require strict compliance with this regulation. Propane grills are prohibited.

Never Fight a Fire:

  • If the fire is spreading beyond the spot where it started.
  • If you can’t fight the fire with your back to an escape exit.
  • If the fire can block your only escape.
  • If you don’t have adequate fire-fighting equipment

In any of these situations……

Don’t fight the fire yourself. Call for Help!

Always:

  • Make sure the fire doors in halls and stair wells are closed at all times.
  • Extinguish all cigarettes and matches and empty wastebaskets often.
  • Close door to your room when you retire. Exit when fire alarm sounds!!!!

NEVER:

  • Smoke in bed.
  • Smoke in your room.
  • Burn candles.
  • Allow an open flame (cigarette, candle, torch, etc.) or cooking appliance (coffee pot, hot plate, etc.) near common combustible material, i.e., wood, paper, textiles, or flammable liquid.
  • Ignore fire alarm.

Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures

There will be times that the Residential Education Department will conduct scheduled Fire Alarm Evacuation Drills at the dormitories on campus. These drills will usually not be announced to the residents with the exception of the RA’s. These drills are done to check that the alarm system is working properly and to give the residents a chance to hear the alarm and so they will be able to recognize it in the event of an actual alarm. The alarm systems in the buildings have a loud audible bell or horn, and flashing strobe lights. These tests also give the residents an opportunity to become familiar with the evacuation procedures.

When an alarm is activated there are a few steps to follow:

  • Remain calm and close the windows in the room.
  • Take only clothing that will be needed for the type of weather conditions that exist. Do not try and collect personal items to take with you.
  • Turn off any electrical items you may have on at the time.
  • Stay low if you are going through smoke or toxic fumes.
  • Leave by the nearest exit. When a fire alarm is active any door to the building may be used to exit so long as it is safe to do so.
  • Do not use elevators. Use only the stairs.
  • Never attempt to go back into the building even if the alarm stops sounding. Wait until a Public Safety Officer has cleared the building and given the permission to re-enter.
  • In an actual emergency if you are trapped and not able to exit a room or the building, yell for help and call the Department of Public Safety at ext. 3148 using a phone in the building or your cellular phone dial 718-390-3148. Be sure you can give your location in the building as best as you can so an officer can locate and assist you.

Missing Persons

“Suzanne’s Law” amends Section 3701 (a) of the Crime Control Act of 1990 so that there is no waiting period before a law enforcement agency initiates an investigation of a missing person under the age of twenty one and reports the missing person to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.

“Suzanne’s Law” is named after Suzanne Lyall a student at State University of New York at Albany, who has been missing since 1998. Previously, police were only mandated to report missing persons under the age of eighteen. This law was signed by President Bush as part of the national Amber Alert bill on April 30, 2003, requires police to initiate prompt investigation into missing young people.

Wagner College complies with this law and will immediately report such missing persons to the NCIC. In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008, all students may register a confidential contact with the Dean of Students Office. The confidential contact does not have to be a parent of a student. This is the individual who will be contacted by police in the event the student is reported missing. This individual will be updated as to the progress of the investigation into the missing person. In the event a student is under 18 years of age, and had not been legally emancipated, the student’s parents will also be contacted.

Missing Persons Policy

Wagner College takes student safety very seriously.  The following policy and procedure has been established to assist in locating Wagner College students who live on campus housing, who, based on the fact and circumstances known to Wagner College have been determined to be missing.

Dean of Students Information to Resident Students

At the beginning of each academic year, Wagner College Dean of Students will inform all students residing in on campus housing that the Dean of Students will notify either a parent or an individual selected by the student not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is deemed to be missing.  The information provided to the resident students will include the following:

  • Resident students have the option of identifying an individual to be contacted by the Dean of Students not later than 24 hours after the time that the student has been determined to be missing.  Students can register this confidential contact information through the Dean of Students Office.
  • If the student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the Dean of Students is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
  • The Department of Public Safety will notify the appropriate local law enforcement agency not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
  • If the Department of Public Safety and/or the local law enforcement agency has been notified and makes a determination that a student who is the subject of a missing person report has been missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to campus, the Dean of Students will initiate the emergency contact procedure in accordance with the student’s designation.

Department of Public Safety

  • The Department of Public Safety upon notification of a missing student will conduct a thorough investigation and obtain all necessary information.  The person’s description, clothes, who they may be with or where they may be, vehicle description and physical and mental wellbeing of the individual will be obtained.
  • The Department of Public Safety will conduct a quick, but thorough search of the campus buildings and parking lots using the student’s class schedule.
  • The Department of Public Safety will also check access card logs to determine the last time the ID card was used as well as any surveillance video.
  • The Department of Public Safety may also request assistance from Resident Assistants or others to assist in a search on campus.  The Department of Public Safety may issue an ID card photograph to assist in the identification of the missing student.
  • After a search has been conducted with negative results, the Department of Safety will notify the local law enforcement agency.

 

New York State Education Law Article 129-B

Section 6441 – Affirmative Consent

This section requires colleges to adopt the definition of affirmative consent set forth in the statute.

This section is Under-Wagner College’s Statement on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence

Link:  http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

 

 

Section 6442- Alcohol/Drug Use Amnesty

Wagner College’s Campus Life Statement on Alcohol and other drugs.

Tab-The Conduct Process for Students

http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/alcohol-and-other-drugs/

 

 

Section 6443 – Students’ Bill of Rights

This section is under Wagner College’s Statement on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence,

Tab-The Conduct Process for Students.

http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

 

Section 6444 – Notification to Individuals Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Wagner College’s Statement on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence

Tab How to Report a Concern

Link http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

 

Section 6445 – Campus Climate Assessments

Section 6445 requires colleges to conduct campus climate assessments every other year. Wagner College conducted its first assessment this year.

http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/ 

Scroll down to HEDS Campus Climate Survey

 

Section 6446 – Confidential Resources

Link http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

Scroll down to Confidentiality and Privacy

 

Section 6447 – Student Onboarding and Ongoing Education

Section 6447 describes the educational programs that colleges must offer incoming students.

http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

Scroll down to Education and Prevention

 

Section 6448 – Privacy in Legal Challenges

Section 6448 describes the steps the college must take to protect the confidentiality of students involved in sexual misconduct matters

http://wagner.edu/campus-life/resources/sexual-misconduct/

Scroll down to Confidentiality and Privacy

 

Section 6449 – Data Reporting

Section 6449 requires colleges to report a variety of information to the New York State Department of Education.  The State Department of Education is required to provide a reporting mechanism.  Until that time, it is necessary for colleges to maintain the information required

Link – http://wagner.edu/public-safety/

Tab- Campus Security Report

And:

Annual Security and Fire Report

Campus Mandatory Reporters

Clery Statistics

Clery Hate/Bias Crimes, Reporting

 

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