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Campus Security Report

The purpose of this Campus Security Report is to make available to all current students and employees, and, upon request, members of the public and applicants for enrollment or employment an annual security and fire safety report that includes specific policies and statistics concerning criminal offenses that occurred on campus or on public property adjacent to campus, as well as fires that occurred on campus and were reported to campus security authorities and/or the Spokane County Sheriff's Department or Fire Department. The information in this report includes crime statistics for the last calendar year and the previous two calendar years. A copy of the Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available in the office of the vice president for Student Life and the campus security office, as well as online.

Contents

Main Campus & Specific Policy Information

Crime and Emergency Reporting Policy
Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to report promptly and accurately any and all suspected or actual criminal activity to the offices of Student Life and campus security as well as to the Spokane County Sheriff's Department (911 for emergencies and 509.456.2233 ("CrimeCheck") or www.spokanesheriff.org for non-emergency crime reporting). The campus phone extension for the Student Life office is 509.777.3271, and the number for campus security is 509.777.4444. The security supervisor's phone extension is 509.777.3712. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

Criminal activity is investigated promptly and thoroughly. The Spokane County Sheriff's Department (SCSO) is the local police agency with jurisdiction over the area in which the main campus is located.

Whenever appropriate, Whitworth investigative actions will be conducted by either or both the office of the vice president for Student Life and the security supervisor. All investigative detail will be kept in strict confidence, except information that must, by law, be published.

Emergency Reporting
In case of a fire, medical or police emergency, or any situation that presents an immediate threat to life or property, 911 should be called immediately. After calling 911 and providing complete information, contact campus security at extension 4444 (509.777.4444 from off-campus phones) to request that a security officer respond. Campus security officers work with emergency responders at the scene, providing assistance with directions, building entry, crowd and traffic control, and information. In order to ensure that emergency situations on campus are handled in the best way possible, it is vital that both 911 and campus security are notified in a timely manner. Situations involving unusual or suspicious activity on campus should be reported directly to campus security.

When calling 911, be prepared to give the following information:

  • Your name, phone number, and exact location. Know the name of the building that you are in, or near, as well as the street address or the closest cross streets. The 911 operator and emergency responders may not be familiar with the campus.
  • The nature of your emergency, including who is involved, what happened, where it occurred, or is occurring, when it happened, and how it happened.
  • For a police emergency, tell the 911 operator the immediate threat and let him/her know whether suspects are still present. If the suspect(s) have left the scene, give a complete description and the direction of his/her/their departure, if possible. Give information regarding any suspect vehicle. Tell the operator if any weapons were used, seen or heard.
  • For a fire, tell the operator if there is visible smoke or fire, the exact location of the fire, what type of building is on fire (if applicable), and if there are any known injuries.
  • For a medical incident, give the age and condition of the victim, as well as what caused the situation (seizure, slip-and-fall, vehicle accident, etc.).

911 operators need specific information in a specific order. You can do the greatest good by following their lead and being calm, concise and complete when answering their questions. In the case of some in-progress crimes, the 911 operator will stay on the line with you until an officer has arrived.

Tell the 911 operator that you will be notifying campus security. After hanging up, do so.

When calling campus security, be prepared to give the following information:

  • your name, location, and your call-back number
  • the nature of the crime or emergency (i.e., past or in-progress) and the level of the threat
  • the nature of your situation, including the who, what, where, when, and how information mentioned above
  • in emergency situations, whether you have called 911
  • any other information that will assist the security officer in responding to and handling the situation

Crime Reporting
In addition to reporting emergencies to the Security Department (after notifying 911), report non-emergency and past crimes to the campus Security Department. At the time the crime is reported, a security officer will assist the victim in making a report with the Spokane Sheriff's Department, if s/he is asked to do so. Whitworth strongly encourages on-campus victims to report crimes to the SCSO.

Filing a report with security is not the same as filing a report with the Spokane Sheriff's Department. In some cases the victim has the option of requesting that a Spokane Sheriff's deputy respond in-person to his/her complaint.

SCSO's normal procedure for non-emergency or delayed crime reports is for the victim or reporting party to call Crime Check, 509.456.2233, where a report is generally taken over the phone.

An online crime reporting service is also available at www.spokanecounty.org/crimecheck.

A representative from the Student Life or security staff is available to meet with a reporting party to explain resources and processes within the university, as well as the criminal justice system, and to make referrals to appropriate assistance agencies.

Professional staff members of the Student Life division may be contacted with information about criminal incidents or safety and security concerns.

Title Phone
Vice President for Student Life 509.777.4536
Associate Dean of Students 509.777.3749
Assistant Dean of Students 509.777.4565
Resident Director of Baldwin Jenkins 509.777.3735
Resident Director of McMillan, Ballard, Cornerstone 509.777.3757
Resident Director of Stewart, Village, Boppell 509.777.3744
Resident Director of Arend 509.777.3462
Resident Director of Warren 509.777.3706
Resident Director of East 509.777.3737
Resident Director of Duvall 509.777.3759
Costa Rica Center Director 509.777.4837
Whitworth University Downtown Center Director 509.777.4518

Reports of crimes are evaluated to determine if a security alert to the community is appropriate, as well as for inclusion in the required yearly crime statistics.

Crimes may be reported confidentially or anonymously to Student Life professionals, as well as to campus security, if the reporting party does not wish to pursue university disciplinary action or criminal charges. However, the university reserves the right in compelling situations to take reasonable action in response to any crime report.

Whitworth students may also report anonymously by completing an online form: Bias Incident, Harassment and/or Assault Reporting (https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?WhitworthUniv&layout_id=3) or be named in any type of potential Whitworth policy infraction by completing this online form: Student Incident Reporting Form (https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?WhitworthUniv&layout_id=2).

All reports submitted on a confidential or anonymous basis are evaluated for purposes of issuing a campus-wide security alert, as well as for inclusion on the public crime log and in the annual crime statistics.

Pastoral and professional mental health counselors employed by the university have a professional obligation to provide confidentiality regarding information disclosed during a counseling session. As university employees, those held to professional codes of conduct with respect to confidentiality, will report sexual harassment/assault statistical information to the Title IX Coordinator. Information reported will protect student's identity. The university encourages counselors, to advise clients of the options for reporting an incident, including anonymous reporting and reporting to campus security and police officials. Students may access confidential counseling services for sexual harassment/assault off-campus at Lutheran Social Services.

Campus Law Enforcement Policy

  1. The campus Security Department works to facilitate the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property at Whitworth University. As part of Facilities Services, campus security is a service-oriented organization that promotes safety, security, awareness and personal responsibility. The Security Department has an especially close working relationship with Student Life.

    The Security Department is staffed by professionals who perform all aspects of security operations. The office is located in the Facilities Services building on the Loop Road at the north end of the Main campus. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  2. Campus security officer description: Campus security officers are employed by Whitworth University for the purpose of performing physical security for the protection of persons and property from injury or loss within the property boundary of the main Whitworth University campus. This definition includes all types of injuries and all types of losses; however, it is restricted to the university's main campus boundaries, including the university-owned theme houses adjacent to and near the campus.

  3. Campus security officer authority: Whitworth University campus security officers are charged with responsibility and commensurate authority by the university to carry out administrative policy and procedures. Officers are unarmed and have no power of arrest beyond that of a private citizen. Whitworth University security officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the university. Whitworth University security officers have the authority to issue parking and moving citations, which are billed to the financial accounts of students, faculty and staff.

    While no formal written agreement exists between Whitworth University and SCSO for the investigation of criminal offenses, campus security officers operate in close collaboration with SCSO. This working relationship is one of respect and cooperation. The Whitworth University security officer's primary responsibility is prevention. Criminal activity and requests for police service that are beyond the authority and resources of security officers are referred to SCSO. When this is necessary, a Whitworth University security officer's actions will support and complement those of the Sheriff's Department. Campus security has a well-established relationship with the SCSO, and liaison opportunities between the departments occur on many occasions and at various levels.

    The Washington State Patrol, an agency with statewide authority, also has jurisdiction for the campus area, but the Security Department has no formalized working relationship with that agency.

  4. The purposes of Whitworth University Security Department include, but are not limited to, providing proactive patrols (on foot, bicycle, and in marked patrol cars) of the campus to detect and deter crime and facilitate a safe environment for the people and property of our community. Periodic checks are made of all on-campus buildings, and lock-up services are provided. Patrol around the residence halls is a priority. In addition to conducting patrols and building checks, security officers also answer calls for service, provide escorts upon request, check alarms, investigate suspicious situations, and assist local emergency first responders and investigators.

    Security staff members follow up on calls for service and take action as appropriate, including writing incident reports to document the circumstances of on-campus occurrences and their investigations. Security officers work in conjunction with Student Life staff, residence hall staff, the university's administration, and local law enforcement and fire departments to enforce and seek compliance with Whitworth policies, rules and expectations, as well as state laws and local ordinances.

Whitworth Security Officers' Duties:

  • Control the flow of persons into and out of Whitworth University property. This includes securing and unlocking facilities.
  • Control the flow of vehicles into and out of Whitworth University's protected areas. This includes traffic regulation and enforcement on university-owned streets and parking lots.
  • Control the flow of property into and out of Whitworth University's protected areas.
  • Monitor/watch for danger to persons and property within Whitworth University's protected boundary area via regular marked patrols and security surveillance cameras.
  • Remove threats to persons and property within Whitworth University boundaries.
  • Investigate and report criminal activity, accidents and injuries.
  • Write incident reports of crimes reported to the Security Department.
  • Work in liaison with the Spokane County Sheriff's Department and/or state or federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Work in liaison with the Spokane County Fire District 9.
  • Conduct regular fire-safety inspections of the residence halls.
  • Conducting periodic fire drills in the residence halls, and in administrative and academic buildings.

Crime Prevention & Keeping the Community Informed

Crime Prevention Education for students is handled by Student Life.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Secure their unattended bicycles with a "U-Lock" to a bike rack
  • Lock dormitory room or theme house doors when not present
  • Not leave valuables unattended in common areas

Posters are placed in residence halls informing students of the primary actions they can take to increase the safety of their living environment.

  • Periodic security alerts/notices ("timely warnings") are issued campus-wide on an as-needed basis.
  • Crime and security information is regularly provided to the student newspaper.

Periodic security alerts/notices ("timely warnings") are issued campus-wide on an as-needed basis. Crime and security information is regularly provided to the student newspaper.

Criminal incident reports written by campus security officers, reports made to Student Life professionals and other university officials, and information gathered from SCSO are used to track crime activity on campus. In this way, crime trends can be detected and appropriate responses formulated. When conditions warrant, a security alert is sent to the university community via e-mail. If appropriate, the security alert is also posted on campus bulletin boards. These timely reports inform the community about situations that present an immediate, serious and/or continuing threat to the community. A security alert may be issued for crimes specifically covered by the Federal Campus Security Act (see later section, below).

A lower priority security notice or advisory may be issued when trends or patterns of crime are seen, particularly if they involve lower-level property crimes or other situations such as crime trends in nearby neighborhoods or crime prevention tips, which do not rise to the level of a security alert.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office maintains a website that includes names, photos, history, and identifying information on registered sex offenders living in Spokane County. Visit the website at: www.spokanesheriff.org.

Active-Shooter Information
While shootings on college campuses are rare occurrences, their consequences are always catastrophic. We have implemented guidance, based on best practices, for responding to an active shooter event. These include the basic steps that all community members can take to help them survive an active shooter event. Students, staff, and faculty with a Whitworth computer system account are encouraged to go to www.whitworth.edu/security/activeshooterinformation.htm (which is also linked on the Whitworth website) and view a 20-minute, nationally recognized, training video produced by the Center for Personal Protection & Safety. Shots Fired on Campus outlines the survival steps you can take if confronted by an active shooter on campus. We encourage you to invest a just few minutes to learn this valuable information.

This knowledge, combined with enrollment in the "RAVE" mass cell phone text message notification system, for the main campus community and the Continuing Studies Riverfront Office Park campus can help you survive an active shooter event. For questions about this guidance, please contact the Security Supervisor at 509.777.3712.

Security of University Grounds and Facilities
The main campus of Whitworth University is generally within the area bounded by West Hawthorne Road on the south, Division Street and North Whitworth Drive on the east, North Waikiki Road on the west, and West Falcon and West Elcliff Avenues on the north. Privately-owned, non-university property is also included in this area. Also, university-owned and rented property extends in some places beyond the boundary area described. The public streets and alleys within and adjacent to the campus area are controlled by Spokane County. Campus security patrols focus on the campus. SCSO patrols both the campus and surrounding areas.

The 218.4-acre main campus is open, allowing access for neighborhood foot and vehicular traffic. Non-university traffic flows through the campus on city streets (primarily Hawthorne Road). Campus buildings are either checked or secured by campus security after business hours each day.

Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, with access granted via pre-issued electronic key cards. Access by non-residents is limited to staff members or guests of a resident, or other university-approved visitors. Access to the theme houses is via traditional keys pre-issued to their residents. Duplication of any university key by anyone other than the university locksmith is prohibited. The Facilities Services department issues keys to community members based on appropriate authorization.

The Facilities Services department coordinates all work/repair orders involving university buildings and grounds. Any community member can request or place a work order or advise of a maintenance concern by calling Facilities Services at extension 3254 (509.777.3254 from off-campus phones), by calling campus security after hours at extension 4444, or by contacting a residence hall resident director or assistant. Requests involving safety issues or security concerns are given top priority.

"Safe Walk/Safe Ride" escorts are available at all times of day and night on the main campus by request through campus security.

Campus Facility Access Policy
Campus facility access is regulated by university administrative approval. Facilities will be accessible only during regularly scheduled hours. Security personnel check and/or lock each facility every night and unlock each facility for regularly scheduled hours during the day. Requests for special access must be processed through the appropriate administrative authority, and prior approval is required for "special" facility access. Campus security will require proof of said approval before allowing entry to any locked Whitworth facility. When prior approval has not been granted, campus security will deny access. Campus security officials will evict those persons who lack documented prior approval for the use of any on-campus facility.

Whitworth University Emergency Response and Evacuation Policy and Procedures
Whitworth University recognizes the safety and well-being of the campus community as its highest priority and has put in place the staff, planning and resources necessary to respond effectively to a broad range of emergencies.

Emergency Response
Whitworth's Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) used and recommended by local, state and federal emergency-response agencies. The ERP positions the institution to respond to any type and scope of emergency (i.e., natural disasters, pandemic flu, building and brush fires, and weather-caused extended utility outages and transportation blockages), and to integrate smoothly with emergency responders from off campus. The ERP is reviewed regularly.

Taking into account the safety of the community and the type of emergency, Whitworth will, without delay, initiate emergency communication with all relevant constituencies.

When an emergency is identified, faculty, staff and students have been trained to call 911 and then to call campus security. Campus security will then do an assessment of the emergency. If the situation warrants, the on-duty officer will notify the security supervisor and the facility services director or the manager of environmental health, safety and risk management to initiate the establishment of the Emergency Coordinating Council. Once the ECC is notified and primary university administrative responders are en route, the on-duty officer will act as the incident commander until s/he is formally relieved.

The following is a list of the titles of the persons or organizations responsible for carrying out this process:

Emergency Coordinating Council
(Makes policy decisions on emergency responses to major incidents.)

  • President of the University
  • Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Vice President, Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Vice President, Student Life, Dean of Faculty
  • Dean, Spiritual Life
  • Vice President, Institutional Advancement
  • Associate Vice President, Human Resources
  • Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Assistant Vice President, Diversity/Intercultural Relations
  • Chief of Staff, President's Office

Operational Incident Command:

  • Incident Commander: Director of Facilities Services
  • Alternate Incident Commander: Director of Capital Projects

Safety Officer: Manager of Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

Public Information Officer: Director of Communications or Public Information Officer

The Crisis Communication Plan outlines procedures to notify the campus community and other constituencies immediately, and to offer progress updates, as appropriate, upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or any event that exceeds the boundaries of normal operations and could pose a threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus. The procedures are as follows:

  • mass e-mail messages to the employee and student e-mail groups
  • updates posted on the campus news section of the Whitworth home page at www.whitworth.edu
  • updates available through the Whitworth switchboard at 509.777.1000
  • mass notification via computer screen pop-up messages on all faculty, staff, and student computers that meet the technical specifications for the "Safe Connect" software module that is installed on them
  • mass cell-phone text-message notifications via the "RAVE" emergency notification system. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up for this free service.

In addition, local television and radio stations may have information available on their broadcasts and websites.

A foundational principle of our Crisis Communications Plan is to be proactive and open in communicating with students, parents, employees and others in the community. We believe that providing timely, reliable information will enable those engaged in the crisis to do their work more effectively, and will allow all those affected by the crisis to be safer and more aware as a result of timely and accurate information.

Emergency Response Testing Procedures
Fire drills are conducted twice a year in residence halls in order to test each residence hall's evacuation plans. The times of these drills are not publicized.

A tabletop exercise was conducted with the President's Cabinet in August 2013 related to emergency response procedures. The Executive Safety Committee meets monthly to review policies and procedures for the campus.

Community Values and Behavioral Expectations

Whitworth's policies related to alcohol and substance use is found in the student handbook (www.whitworth.edu/studenthandbook).

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education
Students who violate Whitworth's alcohol or substance policy may be referred to the health and counseling center for an assessment. This may lead to additional counseling or to an off campus referral. Educational materials regarding alcohol and substance abuse are made available to all students through the health and counseling center. Educational programs addressing the impact of alcohol or substance use on education are presented annually through Residence Life.

Violation of Whitworth Policy
Students who violate Whitworth Policy are referred to the Student Life office or Resident Director for a conduct meeting. Whitworth's Student Handbook (www.whitworth.edu/studenthandbook) reviews the conduct meeting process and "Guidelines for Consequences."

Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations
These regulations are part of the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The regulations require that, as a condition for receiving federal funds or federal financial assistance, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. Whitworth's student and employee handbooks detail specific policies and procedures related to illegal substances.

Whitworth encourages students who suspect they have a substance abuse problem to seek assistance through campus resources such and the Student Health & Counseling Center. Whitworth may refer students to outside rehabilitative or counseling services. Employees with substance abuse problems can access appropriate treatment through the employee assistance programs provided by the University.

What to Do in Case of, or to Report Sexual Assault or Sexual Misconduct
Whitworth encourages you to report any incident of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. If you are in immediate danger, get to a safe place and call 911. It is important to preserve any physical evidence that could later be used by law enforcement officials. We strongly encourage students to contact the Associate Dean of Students (509.777.4536) or the Counselor for Victims of Violent Crime (509.777.4450), or a Resident Assistant or Resident Director to request assistance and learn what their options are regarding reporting a sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Whitworth will change a reporting party's academic and living situation after an alleged sexual assault or other sexual misconduct if such a change is requested by the reporting party.

Reporting options:

  1. Contact the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center at Lutheran Social Services. They provide confidential services 24 hours services free of charge. 24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 509.624.7273. 24 Hour Crime Victim Crisis Line: 866.751.7119
  2. Contact Whitworth's Counselor for Victims of Violent Crime by calling the Counseling Center at 509.777.4450. Confidential counseling and referral service is available.
  3. Meet with a University official to file a report or complete a confidential report online by selecting the "Current Student" tab of the Whitworth website, and selecting "Biased Incident Form." (https://publicdocs.maxient.com/reportingform.php?WhitworthUniv&layout_id=3)
    If you contact a campus Security Officer or Student Life official, your name and/or the name of the accused can be left off the report to maintain privacy. You can receive personal assistance, support and resources without initiating a campus disciplinary action. Contact Campus Security at 509.777.4444, Student Life at 509.777.4532, or a Resident Director.
  4. Meet with a University official to file an incident report. You can initiate campus conduct process by filing a report with campus security, or with Student Life 509.777.4532, the Associate Dean of Students 509.777.4536 or with a Resident Director. The Whitworth Student Handbook (www.whitworth.edu/studenthandbook) reviews details of the conduct process, what an "investigation" entails, and lists several helpful definitions that inform Whitworth's understanding of sexual harassment and assault.
  5. File a criminal report with the Spokane Sheriff Department. You can report directly to local law enforcement by either calling 911 or Crime Check 509.456.2233. Be sure to ask for the case number assigned to your report.

Procedures for Campus Conduct Process in Cases of Harassment or Assault
Procedures for Campus Conduct Process in Cases of Harassment or Assault are reviewed in the Student Handbook (www.whitworth.edu/studenthandbook).

Harassment and Assault Prevention
Whitworth utilizes "Green Dot," a nationally recognized program for education on power-based violence. Green Dot training is offered regularly (at least once per semester) and targets students, faculty, and staff. Residence Life also offers annual programs to raise awareness and stop power-based violence.

Student Notification Policy and Procedures
Policy: It is the policy of Whitworth University to notify students via their student handbook and various student introduction programs of their personal responsibility to notify a roommate or student leader in their residence hall of a pending overnight or non-routine absence from campus. Students are encouraged and expected to exercise personal responsibility and care in notifying others about their non-routine absence from campus.

Missing Student Procedure: If a student residing in a residence hall is reported missing from that hall, the Resident Director or person performing that role will:

  1. Notify campus security; and
  2. Initiate reasonable efforts to contact the student.
  3. If no contact is established through the above efforts within 24 hours, the Resident Director will notify the student's listed emergency contact person(s) and campus security.
  4. Campus security will notify law enforcement.

Crime Statistics

Criminal Offenses
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

15

30

0

4

7

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

3

0

0

3

0

0

1

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes: Race
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes: Religion
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes: Sexual Orientation
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes:  Gender
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes: Disability
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hate Crimes: Ethnicity/National Origin
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

 

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses—Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses— Non-forcible
(incest, statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arrests & Disciplinary Action
Student Housing (SH), On-Campus Total includes Student Housing, downtown campus, and Costa Rica Center (On), Off-Campus or Public Property (PP)

 

2010

2011

2012

Arrest -Weapons: carrying, possessing

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

SH

On

PP

Arrest -Drug abuse violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arrest - Liquor law violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Disciplinary Action – Weapons

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Disciplinary Action – Drug abuse violations

4

0

0

4

5

0

2

0

0

Disciplinary Action – Liquor law violations

27

0

0

17

17

0

7

10

0

Hate Crimes 4
There were no hate crimes meeting Clery criteria reported in 2010, 2009 or 2008

4 Reported crimes which are listed above, or which involve bodily injury, reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability (Clery Act definition).

Federal Campus Security Act Special Definitions:

Campus:
The term "campus" means any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area as the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls. "Campus" also means property that is owned by the institution and that lies within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution but that is controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

The term "non-campus" building or property means any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution, and any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

The term "adjacent public property" refers to all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as sidewalks, streets, other thoroughfares or parking facilities, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution. This designation is given if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes.

Federal Campus Security Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was originally enacted in 1990. It has been amended several times and is commonly known as the Clery Campus Security Act. The two initial goals of this legislation were disclosure of criminal activity on campus and timely warning of criminal activity. The most recent amendments added provisions related to fire safety awareness in campus residential facilities and provisions for dealing with reports of missing students who reside in campus residential facilities. Whitworth University supports these goals. Our crime-reporting procedure, coordinated through the campus Security Department and the Student Life office, ensures that criminal activity on campus is effectively tracked and reported. In addition, fire-safety awareness is a priority for our residential population. Procedures to locate missing students are consistent with our principles and practices related to fostering the well-being of all students.

The Clery Act requires annual reporting of the number of specified criminal offenses that occur on campus (or in other specified areas) reported to the Security Department and/or local police, as well as information about campus security policies and procedures. The reporting period is Jan.1-Dec. 31 of each year; however statistics are not required to be reported for campuses that have been in existence for less than one calendar year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31). The statistics for the most recently completed calendar year, as well as for the two previous years, must be released in a report by Oct. 1 of each year. Data for the yearly disclosure of crime statistics is gathered from security reports, from information provided by the Student Life office, and by inquiries made of the Spokane Sheriff's department.

The law also requires a number of disclosure statements by the institution related to campus security policies and procedures. Specific provisions of this law mandate that all students, staff and faculty of an institution receive this report. In addition, the crime statistics are reported to the U.S. Department of Education and published on a website. Information about the DOE's collection and publication of campus security statistics, including definitions of crimes and other terms related to the Clery Act may be found at: www.ope.ed.gov/security.

The crimes covered by the Clery Act are murder, manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Statistics for the reported incidence of these crimes must be included in the yearly report. Arrest statistics and campus disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations, drug law violations and weapons law violations must also be reported. In addition, statistics must be provided for a number of criminal offenses that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

The Clery Act also requires the institution to maintain a daily crime disclosure log and fire log. This log lists criminal incidents that occur each day on campus and in other specified areas and discloses particular information about the location and nature of the incidents. The campus Security Department maintains the log. These logs are available upon request for viewing in the main campus security office during regular weekday hours and at both branch locations.

The Clery Act was most recently amended in 2008 as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Additional requirements were mandated relating to hate crime reporting and emergency notification to the community in the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation. Other portions of the HEOA created new requirements related to missing persons and fire safety on campus. Final regulations for the amendments were published in October 2009 and required the institution to begin publishing policy statements and disclosures in fall 2010.

Annual Combined Fire Safety Report for the Main Campus and Costa Rica Center 2010-12

Fire statistics and fire safety systems for each on-campus student housing facility:

2010, 2011, 2012 Fire Statistics Fire Safety Systems

Cause of Fires

Fire Alarms

Sprinkler System

Smoke Alarm

Fire Extinguishers

Location

Unintentional

Intentional

Undetermined

On-Campus Monitoring

Outside Monitoring

Baldwin-
Jenkins

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Ballard

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Boppell

0

0

0

Yes

No

Yes 5

Yes

Yes

Duvall

0

0

0

Yes

No

Yes 5

Yes

Yes

Stewart

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

East

0

0

0

No 6

Yes 6

Yes 5

Yes

Yes

Akili

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Tiki

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Shalom

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Warren

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

McMillan

0

0

0

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

103 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

106 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

114 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

115 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

118 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

205 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

603 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

615 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

617 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

619 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

623 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

805 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

815 W. Hawthorne

0

0

0

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

825 W. Hawthorne (Cornerstone)

0

0

0

No

Yes 5,6

Yes 5,6

Yes

Yes

10302 N.
Lola

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10306 N.
Lola

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10303 N. Wellen

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10305 N. Wellen

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10306 N. Wellen

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10217 N. College

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10226 N. College

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10313 N. College

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10315 N. College

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10119 N. Whitworth

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10420 N. Whitworth

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10414 N. Whitworth

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10416 N. Whitworth

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10622 N. Waikiki

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10716 N. Waikiki

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

10119 N. Juliann

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Costa Rica Dormitory

0

0

0

No

No

No

Yes

No

As there were no fires to report in any buildings, there are no fire-caused deaths, injuries, or property damage to report.

On 9/15/10, there was a relatively minor brush fire in the "Back-40" undeveloped area north of the main campus that was quickly contained and which resulted in no property damage or injury.

Procedures for student housing evacuation
Semi-annually, fire drills are conducted at the main residence halls. Students are required to evacuate when the alarm is sounded and report to the buildings' assigned assembly areas. The Resident Directors of the residence halls coordinate the semi-annual fire drills with the assistance of the Security Department.

Fires should be reported to:

  • Spokane County Fire District 9 (911) first
  • Security Department (on duty 24/7/365) (extension 4444)
  • Security Supervisor (extension 3712)
  • Manager of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management (extension 4494)
  • Facilities Services Director (extension 4780)
  • Dormitory Resident Director (RD) for fires in dormitories

Policies or Rules on Portable Electrical Appliances, Smoking, and Open Flames in Student Housing Facilities

What Not to Bring to Whitworth and CRC — Items not permitted in the residence halls:

  • Electric hotplates, woks, and toaster ovens
  • Immersion coils
  • Electric skillets
  • Appliances with open heating elements (e.g. toasters)
  • Sparklers or any type of fireworks, including firecrackers and smoke bombs
  • Incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles may be used for decoration but may never be lit.
  • Any flammable and/or combustible liquids, including art supplies such as thinners, etc.
  • Extension cords exceeding six feet. (The university strongly encourages students to use surge protectors/power strips instead of extension cords.)
  • Non-university-issued space heaters

Decorating and Personalizing Rooms: Halogen lamps are not allowed because their extreme heat creates a fire hazard.

Candles and Open Flames: Candles and open flames are not permitted in residence halls. Violation of this policy will incur a fine, with the amount to be determined by each residence hall. Exceptions must be handled through the resident director.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside or within 25 feet of any campus building including residence halls, theme houses and apartments. The purpose of this restriction is to prevent smoke from entering the building. In some cases, that may require smokers to move more than 25 feet from a building.

A copy of this report can be obtained from the Campus Security Office or the Student Life Office.

 

 
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