TO: Consolidated School of Business Current Students, Prospective Students,Staff and Faculty
FROM: Robert Safran, President and William H. Hoyt, Vice President of
DATE: July 1, 2012
RE: Consolidated School of Business 2011-12 Annual Security Report
The Consolidated School of Business prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report is available in the student break room and from the Financial Aid office.
The Annual Security Report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agency serving our York location and CSB York's School Director. Each entity provides updated information on their efforts and programs to comply with the Act.
Campus crime, arrests and referral statistics include those reported to our designated campus officials and local law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction of York City.
Each year, a notice is sent by a printed announcement to all enrolled students and current employees and staff regarding the publication of this report. A printed copy is available for review and reproduction from the Financial Aid office. A notice of its availability is also placed on our student announcement bulletin board and will be available on the CSB website.
We are pleased to report that no crimes, arrests or violations of the law have occurred or have been reported on the York campus or in the area surrounding the facility. We look forward to another year in a crime-free environment.
For additional information on Consolidated School of Business or our current policies and procedures, please consult a current catalog. If you have any questions regarding the contents of the attached report, do not hesitate to call for clarification or comment.
Consolidated School of Business —
2011-12 Annual Security Report
Consolidated School of Business (CSB) has a proud history of providing a safe learning environment for it students.
Numerous federal and state laws have been adopted dealing with student and employee safety. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires that specific policies, procedures, and information be provided to ensure the health and safety of persons concerned with campus life.
Current Policy Regarding Campus Security
Though Consolidated School of Business does not employ a campus police force or a private security company, administrative personnel are available during our normal business hours to assist you should the need arise.
Consolidated School of Business operates no off-campus housing facilities or off-campus student organizations; therefore it has no security associated with these types of facilities or organizations.
Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies
All students, employees, and guests should promptly report criminal incidents, accidents and other emergencies by Dialing 911.
Then, alert a senior administrator of the concern.
Consolidated School of Business does not have a campus police force or security department. However, any suspected criminal activity should be reported to the School Director (SD) to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to our school's community, when appropriate.
Campus Security Officials
The following individuals are designated as Campus Security Officials (CSO) at the York location:
School Director – Jennifer Hatch
Vice-President of Administration – William H. Hoyt
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of
any Campus Security Official constitutes a dangerous situation or a continuing threat, a campus wide "timely warning" notice will be issued via in-school/in classroom announcements.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the incident or crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the CSB community, the school may also post an electronic notice on the CSB web site at: www.csb.edu and also may notify the local media providing the campus community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is distributed to each classroom and office as well as posted on the student information board.
The CSB administrative phone chain will be activated to alert all instructors and staff individually. Each instructor is asked to notify their respective class roster with the specific timely warning information.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to any Campus Security Official as soon as they are able.
Confidential Reporting Procedures
If you are the victim of a crime in the building or on the property and do not want to pursue action within the CSB community or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. A CSO can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, Consolidated School of Business can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
CSB students are permitted to have access to school facilities and programs during our normal business hours. These times are generally Monday through Thursday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Employees are permitted to have access during their scheduled work hours and with permission if the need arises during high traffic season. During non-business hours, access to the facility is by Campus Security Official approval.
All visitors must report to the front desk or with an administrator on location.
Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs
While Consolidated School of Business is virtually crime free, it remains in the best interest of all to abide by common sense security precautions. In any community there will be a small percentage that will engage in book or purse theft (petty theft) or the theft of materials left in unsecured vehicles. As in any public place, one should always keep an eye on personal belongings.
In that same regard, we encourage you to be aware of your surroundings and avoid taking unnecessary risks by following these basic personal protection measures:
- Walk in well-lighted areas. Don't walk alone in the parking lot after dark.
- Use the buddy system.
- Be aware of your surroundings and walk with confidence.
- Lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight. This includes classrooms, labs, offices and vehicles. Know where your keys are at all times.
- Report all thefts, regardless of value.
- Report suspicious persons or activities to Campus Security Officials and/or your local law enforcement officials.
- Be aware of the closest outside exit in the event of an emergency evacuation.
A number of educational and awareness raising materials and events are provided
throughout the academic year. These typically involve staff in-service seminars, community awareness activities, and orientation sessions. Please note bulletin boards and campus announcements of such events.
Because our school is virtually a crime free environment, it is unnecessary to provide extensive programming regarding crime prevention to students and employees.
Lost and Found
CSB does provide for a Lost and Found in the front office. If something of value is lost on school property, i.e. textbooks or other personal property, it should be reported to a CSO. If you find something of value on the property, please bring the item(s) to the front office for safe keeping.
Consolidated School of Business is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Parking in the adjacent parking lot is offered as a convenience but parking is at your own risk. CSB is not responsible for any damages or loss that occurs in the adjacent parking lots.
Campus Crime Statistics - York Campus
The most recent crime data that has been reported to the U.S. Department of Education for the three most recent reporting years may be found at www.ope.ed.gov/security and on our website at www.csb.edu.
A copy or this report is included here.
Student Code of Conduct
Students at CSB are subject to all laws governing public behavior and civil authority. Any student who exhibits conduct not in keeping with the established standards of the school is subject to penalty with possible sanctions including disciplinary probation, restitution, temporary suspension, or expulsion. Violations of the CSB Code of Conduct are listed in our school catalog.
Any member of the CSB community may charge any other member of the CSB community with a code violation. Charges must be in writing and directed to the appropriate school official. Upon the filing of a charge alleging a violation of the code, the individual being charged will have the opportunity to defend himself or herself.
The ultimate responsibility for enforcement of the code of conduct rests with the Vice President of Administration or the President's delegated officials. Chief enforcement of academic violations rests with the Vice President of Administration. Day-to-day enforcement responsibility rests with all members of the school community including students, faculty, administrators, and staff members.
Policy on Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs
In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, the possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on School property is governed by Consolidated School of Business's Alcohol Policy and Pennsylvania state laws. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, enforcement of alcohol laws on-campus is the primary responsibility of local law enforcement.
Violators are subject to School disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation under the Consolidated School of Business Drug Free School and Workplace Statement for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of school property.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information
Consolidated School of Business has been designated "Drug Free". The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by local law enforcement agencies. Refer to the Consolidated School of Business Drug Free School and Workplace Statement in the CSB catalog.
College policy prohibits the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students
and employees. The school's programs related to the prevention of drug use and abuse includes dissemination of informational materials, agency referrals and college disciplinary actions.
Local and State Sanctions
Legal Sanctions - Laws Governing Alcohol: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from local law enforcement.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
If you are a victim of a sexual assault at this institution or on the property, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should immediately call 911 and seek necessary medical treatment.
CSB strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in
a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to a local law enforcement officer and to any
Campus Security Official. The CSO will document the incident and keep the information confidential.
Filing a report with local law enforcement will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers.
Filing a police report will:
- ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical
treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim
- provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution,
which cannot be obtained later (ideally a victim of sexual assault should not
wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam)
- ensure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from
counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.
The victim of a sexual assault on campus may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system with the assistance of the Student Services department. The School Director can guide the victim through the available options and support the victim in his or her decision and provide a referral for counseling services available to the victim.
A student found guilty of violating the Schools sexual misconduct policy could be
criminally prosecuted in Commonwealth courts and may be suspended or expelled from for the first offense. Student victims have the option to change their academic schedule after an alleged sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably available.
Sexual harassment is unacceptable at Consolidated School of Business and is contrary to the commitment of this school to provide a safe and effective learning and working environment.
Unwelcomed advances whether physical, sexual or verbal are prohibited. Consolidated School of Business students and employees are individually responsible to ensure such harassment does not occur.
Incidents of sexual harassment must be reported to a CSO for documentation. Retaliation against any person for having filed a complaint of sexual harassment or for having assisted in the investigation of a complaint will not be tolerated.
Discipline imposed upon students for violation of this policy may include suspension or expulsion, depending upon the nature and severity of the offense. Discipline imposed upon an employee for violation of this policy may include warning, written reprimand, transfer, suspension, or dismissal depending upon the nature and severity of the offense.
Sex Offender Registration
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends
the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Consolidated School of Business can and will provide the link to the Pennsylvania State Police Sex Offender Registry.
This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the Commonwealth concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In the Commonweath of Pennsylvania convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Pennsylvania State Police maintain a public registry and provides guidelines on the type of offender information available to the public. The registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act are intended to provide the people of this state with an appropriate, comprehensive, and effective means to monitor those persons who pose such a potential danger.
Sex Offender Registration
In accordance with the Wetterling Act, Megan's Law and the Campus Sex Crimes
Prevention Act of 2000, it is now mandatory that all registered sex offenders report
to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in which the institution of higher
learning is located. The PA Public Sex Offenders Registry can be accessed at:
The national information website is: http://www.nsopw.gov.
The College prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agency serving our campus, the School Director, and the Vice President of Administration. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to designated Campus Security Officials and local law enforcement agencies. Each year, a notice is sent to all enrolled students as well as distributed to all current employees and staff. Copies of the report may be obtained from the Financial Aid office and are posted on the student bulletin board.
Important Contact Information:
Emergency — 911
York City Police Department
50 West King Street
York, PA 17401
Pennsylvania State Police: 717-783-5599
The PA Public Sex Offenders Registry:
Weather Alert or Timely Warning access:
CSB EMERGENCY RESPONSE and EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Consolidated School of Business has developed a procedure to notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of our students or employees on campus.
CSB will, without delay, and taking into consideration the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, providing it is not determined that such notification could compromise efforts to assist victims or hamper emergency response.
Students will be directed to report any situation they believe to be of a dangerous or emergency type to the nearest CSB employee, be it an instructor or administrator. This individual will assess, to the best of their knowledge, the seriousness of the situation and report accordingly to the School Director (SD) or the Vice-President of Administration (VPA). If warranted, available administrative personnel will be advised to circulate through the building notifying students in each classroom of the situation and providing instructions for remaining safely within the building or evacuation. Each room has a floor plan with exits clearly marked. As warranted, the SD or the VPA will, through a 911 call, notify the community at-large of the pending situation. CSB does have trained medical personnel on staff. Additionally, CSB monitors the NOAA Weather Radio for weather warnings and all hazard alerts.
CSB will provide at least one emergency/evacuation test each year to test its procedures and document the result of that test.