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Purdue University College of Technology at Vincennes- 2013 Annual Security Report 

Your Safety

The Purdue University College of Technology Vincennes Campus community offers numerous advantages to students and residents. The community is a great place to live, work, and study. However, it is not immune to the kinds of problems that beset the rest of the nation. Unfortunately, one of these problems — crime — is a reality on our campus and in our community

The University attempts to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. However, it is only possible to maintain safety and security only when every student and staff member takes an active part in the effort.

The purpose of this publication is to:

• Provide the Purdue community with an overview of the police and security services provided

• Share crime statistics required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

• Inform current and prospective students, staff, and visitors about the University’s more than 200 policies and programs designed to help keep them safe.

• Share information regarding emergency preparedness and planning.

No matter how effective the University’s programs may be, the primary responsibility for safety and security lies with each of us. No police department or set of procedures can be effective unless individuals exercise reasonable care and prudence. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility.

University Police

The Purdue University College of Technology Vincennes Campus does not have Purdue University Police personnel on site.  This campus location does have a formal agreement with the Vincennes University Police Department to provide police services for this campus.

The Vincennes University maintains its own professional police agency. State law grants Vincennes police officers the same powers of arrest and law enforcement as city and county officers. The Vincennes University Police Department is staffed by competent law enforcement professionals who use advanced equipment, techniques, and current technology to perform their duties. The department works closely with the Indiana State Police, the FBI, and the police departments of Vincennes and Knox County. The Vincennes University Police Department encourages the other agencies to inform it of all reported criminal activity at any site affiliated with the University or with University-recognized organizations on and off campus. The jurisdictional boundaries of the Vincennes University Police Department include all university-owned facilities and the adjacent public property. In an emergency, police can be summoned via any of the emergency telephones located throughout campus as well as by regular telephones. All reports of criminal activity will be handled and investigated in an appropriate and professional manner.

Besides direct efforts in crime prevention and detection by the local law enforcement entities, the Purdue Police Department carries out a number of programs to foster safety and security to this technology center.  These programs are,

Public Information. The police department works closely with the news media, including student publications, to publicize crimes and criminal investigations.  Monthly and school-year totals of rape, assault, burglary, drunk driving, drug offenses, and other crimes, as well as four-year statistics, are available upon request, please contact Captain Eric Chin at ehchin@purdue.edu.

Group Presentations. Purdue police officers present safety and security talks to campus and community groups upon request.  Twice a year and also upon request, Purdue University Police Department staff members meets with technology center directors and staff to discuss site security, emergency management and the published Annual Security Report for each site location. 

Laptop Registration. There is an online laptop computer registration program available through the Purdue University Police Department’s website.  This laptop registration program is voluntary, but highly recommended.

Reporting of Criminal Offenses

Purdue University remains committed to providing an environment where individuals may report, in a simple anonymous way, suspected fraud or illegal behaviors. The anonymous reporting program is maintained by an external company, managing the intake of information with trained interview specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After the intake is complete, the report will be provided to designated University personnel for appropriate action. Reports will be handled promptly and discreetly; however, sufficient and detailed information is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation.  To utilize the Purdue University Enterprise-Wide Hotline, please call 1-866-818-2620. 

To report crimes and other suspected illegal behaviors in a confidential manner, where an individual has the option to identify themselves and their identity remain confidential, please call 1-800-78-CRIME.

This publication contains information about on-campus and off-campus resources. That information is made available to provide Purdue University community members with specific information about the resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to imply that those resources are “reporting entities” for the Purdue University Police Department.

Crimes reported to Purdue police by victims or witnesses on a voluntary, confidential or anonymous manner are included in the annual crime statistics and aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. 

The Purdue University Police Department encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the Vincennes University Police Department at (812) 888-5555 or in case of an emergency, dial 911

Anonymous reports of crime may also be made at:

  • Purdue University Enterprise-Wide Hotline-(866) 818-2620

Confidential reports of crime may also be made to the following:

  • WeTip Hotline – 1-800-78-CRIME

 

For off-campus options you may contact:

• Vincennes City Police Department: (812) 882-1630

• Knox County Police Department: (812) 882-7660

• Indiana State Police (812) 867-2079

 

Campus Security Authorities

The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the role of Campus Security Authority (CSA) is to acknowledge that some community members and students in particular may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals. To further encourage the timely reporting of incidents affecting the campus community, the Clery Act identifies four categories of CSA’s: University Police; nonpolice security staff responsible for monitoring University property; people/offices designated under university policy as those to whom/which crimes should be reported; and “officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. The following administrators have been designated as primary CSA’s:

Director of Statewide Technology

Assistant Director of Statewide Technology

Director of the Statewide Technology Center- Vincennes

Student Service Coordinator- Vincennes

Captain of Special Services, Purdue University Police Department, West Lafayette

 

When a crime is reported to a CSA, the CSA should first ask the reporting party if they would like to report it to University Police. If so, university police should be contacted (812) 888-5555.  

If they do not wish to report the incident to the police, for Clery Act reportable crimes, the CSA must complete and submit a Campus Security Authority Crime Report Form. The report form is located at http://www.purdue.edu/police and can be submitted online, faxed (765) 494-0470 or mailed Purdue University Police Department, 205 S Jischke Dr West Lafayette, IN 47907.  If the reported crime or incident involves an emergency, the CSA should immediately call 911. For additional information on the Clery Act and CSA crime reporting responsibilities, visit

 

http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook.pdf

 

Timely notification of crimes by community members to a CSA will allow the University the opportunity to review whether or not a community Crime Alert should be issued and will assist in maintaining accurate crime data.

University Police Crime Prevention and Safety Programs

 

The Purdue University Police Department in conjunction with College of Technology faculty and staff, offers specific crime prevention and safety/security education programs.  Students and employees are encouraged to participate in safety, security, and crime prevention programs that are offered by the department during orientations, throughout the school year, when requested and also some can be accessed on online via our department’s homepage. Students and employees are made aware of safety, security, and crime prevention publications and related web based resources.  Crime prevention and safety programs offered are-

 

  • Personal safety: This program covers the proper and effective ways to contact the police in emergency situations, to choose well lit paths to traverse through campus and to be observant of your surroundings.
  • Theft prevention: This program covers best practices on securing ones property and how to safeguard valuables.
  • Alcohol awareness: This presentation speaks of the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption and the penalties associated with underage alcohol consumption.
  • Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety:  This presentation informs the audience of proper methods for pedestrians to cross roadways and for proper cycling on campus

 

Building Security Access and Maintenance

 

The Purdue University College of Technology Vincennes Campus is open to the public, however the building are locked every night. The Vincennes Campus is a residential campus, locking the building ensures the protection of its employees and property.  On site administrative staff and designated Campus Security Authorities are responsible for security considerations of campus facilities. On site administrative staff will routinely conduct security assessments, review lighting conditions and other safety issues.  Security-related maintenance issues, such as broken windows, faulty doors and locks, missing screens, and discharged fire extinguishers, are given first priority by the maintenance personnel.

 

The on campus housing provided at this campus for College of Technology students is hosted by Vincennes University.  Students that wish to elect the on campus housing option are permitted to reside at any of the six residence halls located on campus.  Housing facilities at Vincennes University provides 24 hour desk coverage, and resident access to the building, floor, wing, and room are by key only.  As additional layers of security, the residence halls have screened windows and door alarms to control unlawful entry and exit.  Residence hall staff secures the residence halls during those periods of time when only the students residing in those halls are allowed. Vincennes University Police encourages community members to promptly report any locking mechanism deficiency to the Physical Plant Office at 812-888-5555 or to the Vincennes University Police Department 812-888-5555.  Vincennes maintenance staff members are available to respond to calls for service regarding unsafe facility conditions or for personal safety and property protection.

 

Personal Safety and Security

 

Rape, armed robbery, battery, and active shooter situations are examples of crimes directed against persons. Law enforcement officials have developed techniques to minimize the danger of falling victim to such crimes. The common thread running through all of their advice is simple: remain alert and attentive to potential danger; don’t put yourself at risk; and report suspicious incidents to the police.

 

Rape and Sexual Assault

 

Rape is sexual intercourse without consent. More often than not, the victim and the attacker know each other. Sexual assault is the touching of another person in a sexual manner without consent. It may or may not involve actual injury. Acquaintance rape is a serious crime. The lack of verbal or physical resistance because of force, or threat of force, does not mean consent.

 

The best defenses against rape and sexual assault are alertness and awareness. At all times, including dating situations, you should:

 

• Let a friend or roommate know with whom you will be, where you will be, and when you expect to return. Leave an address and phone number.

• Do not let peer pressure influence the amount of alcohol you consume. A study at another Big Ten university showed that 80 percent of men and 70 percent of women involved in sexual assaults had been drinking.

• Trust your feelings and instincts. If you feel threatened, there’s probably a good reason. Get away fast.

• Report any assault or threat of assault to the police department having jurisdiction and/or the Office of the Dean of Students as soon as possible.

• In selecting dating partners, beware of a person who:

• Ignores your wishes.

• Becomes angry or hostile when you say “no.”

• Tries to make you feel guilty when you say “no.”

• Ignores your personal space boundaries.

• Is quick to show anger or aggression.

• Is excessively jealous or possessive.

• Doesn’t listen to what you say.

• Forces you to constantly ward off advances.

• Expresses hostile feelings.

 

Your first few dates with any individual should be in public places. Always have an alternate way home.

 

Rape and Sexual Assault Victims

If you are the victim of a rape or sexual assault, get to a safe place as soon as you can. Then you should:

 

• Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing.

• Notify the on campus (911 or 812-888-5555) or local police 812-882-1630  — even if you are unsure about filing charges.

• If you request their assistance, University personnel will assist you in notifying the police.

• Get medical attention as soon as possible.

• Call a close friend, resident assistant, or other trusted person who can accompany you throughout the process.

• Use the victim-assistance services offered by campus and/or community agencies including the Office of the Dean of Students, (765) 494-1747, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), (765) 494-6995, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (317)423-0233 and the Indiana Attorney General Victim Assistance Division, (800)258-0993.

• The University will change a victim’s academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense if those changes are requested and reasonably available.  These options may include, but are not limited to, academic transfer, assignment of independent study, withdrawal with an incomplete grade, non-punitive cancellation of a housing contract and the option of alternative housing.

 

 

Sex Offender Registration

 

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA), section 1601 of Public Law 106-386, is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. The act’s intent is to extend the protection of the sex offender registries and Megan’s Law to college campuses. It also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where to obtain law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders. The Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry may be checked online at www.state.in.us/serv/cji_sor. Megan’s Law can be found online at www.klaaskids.org/st-ind.htm, or you can go to the Purdue University Police Department Web site at www.purdue.edu/police.

 

• National: http://www.nsopr.gov/

• State: http://www.insor.org/insasoweb

 

 

The University currently offers the following programming for rape and sexual assault prevention:

 

  • Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (SAFE)

 

The Self-Defense Familiarization and Exchange (SAFE) training is a two-and-a-half-hour long program that is an introduction to women’s self-defense. Presented by the designers of RAD, the SAFE program exposes participants to information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence, and allows them to familiarize themselves with physical skills training. This program serves as a precursor to the full RAD program. The lead instructor for RAD is also a certified SAFE instructor.

 

 

Assaults

 

Muggings, robberies, and other violent crimes may occur at any time. As with sex crimes, your best defense is to remain alert at all times and aware of the possibility that a crime could occur. If you are attacked, notify the police at once. Here are some suggestions that can minimize your chances of being a victim:

 

• Never walk or jog alone, especially during the evening or early morning hours. Even if you are just walking a short distance, call a friend to accompany you or contact the Vincennes University Police Department at (812) 882-1630.

• When you walk at night, select well-lit areas where other people are present. Avoid alleys and back streets. Don’t walk next to dense shrubbery or in other places where an attacker could hide.

• Never hitchhike.

• Always have your keys in hand as you approach your front door or car. You will be less vulnerable because you can get inside quicker.

• Carry a cell phone and be ready to use it.

• Before you go anywhere, let your friends and family know when you will return. Work out a system so that friends will notify the police if you do not return within a specified time.

• Stay with your group at parties. Many attacks have occurred after friends were persuaded to leave because the victim said, “Go on without me. I’ll be fine.”

• Keep windows, screens, and doors locked at all times. Keep drapes closed so that persons outside cannot see into rooms.

• Report any suspicious persons to the police.

 

Disciplinary Procedure Disclosure

 

Matters related to student conduct are the responsibility of the ODOS staff. A disciplinary action may be initiated to address student conduct-related matters in cases involving a student accused of violating any regulation governing student conduct. Such actions follow the established due-process procedures as described in University Regulations.

 

When University disciplinary hearings are held concerning alleged sexual assault, the student and the student’s accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during the hearing, and both the student and the student’s accuser shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.  Sanctions the University may impose in cases involving sex offenses include disciplinary probation, probated suspension, suspension, and expulsion.

 

Purdue University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the University against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense.  If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, Purdue University will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

 

Other Sex Crimes

 

Sex crimes are not limited to rape and sexual assault. Other types of offensive and unacceptable behavior are crimes and should be dealt with accordingly. Exhibitionists, voyeurs, and persons who make obscene or harassing phone calls could be subject to criminal charges. Though such persons often do not carry out physical attacks, you have no assurance that they will not. Don’t take chances. Report all incidents to the police.

 

Exhibitionism and Voyeurism

 

If you are the victim of an exhibitionist, try not to panic. Stay calm and show no reaction. Call the police, reporting the time and location of the incident. If any witnesses are present, get their names and phone numbers. Details of the exhibitionist’s appearance will help the police identify the individual, so try to get a good look at the offender. If a car is involved, try to remember the color, make, license plate number, and direction of travel. You should follow the same guidelines if you observe a voyeur. Also, be sure to lock all doors and windows immediately.

 

Obscene and Harassing Phone Calls

Always use the telephone on your terms, not the terms of the caller. Don’t talk to anyone unless you want to and never volunteer your name to an unknown caller. Hang up at once if a caller makes obscene or harassing remarks or does not respond to your “hello.”

 

You should always be wary of callers who say they are conducting a survey. Criminals often use this as a means to get confidential information such as credit card numbers or bank account locations. If you suspect that a call is not legitimate, get the caller’s name, company affiliation, and phone number. You can call back after you have verified the authenticity of the call.

 

Crank phone callers often obtain numbers from classified ads. If you place an ad, use a box number or list your phone number without your address. Some other suggestions for dealing with obscene or crank callers:

 

• Don’t play detective, counselor, or comedian. This is just what the caller wants.

• Report all obscene or harassing calls to the police immediately.

• Keep a log of repeated calls. Record the date, time, and content of the call. Try to describe the caller’s voice and note any background noises.

 

Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures

If a Purdue University Statewide Technology Center- Vincennes student, who resides in on-campus housing, is believed to be missing, it is to be reported immediately to the Vincennes University Police Department at 812-888-5555. Any official missing student report must be referred immediately to the Vincennes University Police Department.  Vincennes University Police Department will complete a report and initiate an investigation. If the Purdue University Police Department, West Lafayette (PUPD), determines that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, PUPD will notify the City of Vincennes Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated person, PUPD will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after PUPD has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Any student who resides in an on-campus housing facility may identify a person to be contacted should the student be determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such a person, PUPD will notify them no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. This contact information will be registered confidentially and will be accessible only to authorized campus officials, and will not be disclosed outside of a need to further a missing student investigation. A student may submit the information to the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

 

Safety Guidelines for Armed Subjects, Active Shooter Situations

 

An active shooter is a person who appears to be actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area; in most cases active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, demanding immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent victims. This section provides guidance to persons who may be caught in an active shooter situation, and describes what to expect from responding police officers.

 

What should you do:

 

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.

 

If an active shooter is outside your building, proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all the windows and doors, and turn off all the lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside  the room. One person in the room should call 911, advise the dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police, or a campus administrator known to you, gives the “all clear.” Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.

 

If an active shooter is in the same building, you are, determine if the room you are in can be locked and if so, follow the same procedure described in the previous paragraph. If your room can’t be locked, determine if there is a nearby location that can be reached safely and secured, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below.

 

If an active shooter enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Dial 911, if possible, and alert police to the shooter’s location; if you can’t speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what’s taking place. Normally the location of a 911 call can be determined without speaking. If there is absolutely no opportunity for escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter; attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.

 

No matter what the circumstances, if you decide to flee during an active shooting situation, make sure you have an escape route and plan in mind.  Do not carry anything while fleeing; move quickly, keep your hands visible, and follow the instructions of any police officers you may encounter. Do not attempt to remove injured people; instead, leave wounded victims where they are and notify authorities of their location as soon as possible. Do not try to drive off campus until advised it is safe to do so by police or campus administrators.

 

What to expect from responding police officers:

 

Police officers responding to an active shooter are trained to proceed immediately to the area in which shots were last heard; their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible. The first responding officers may be dressed in regular patrol uniforms, or they may be wearing external bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets, and other tactical equipment. The officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns, or handguns, and might be using tasers, pepper spray, or tear gas to control the situation. Regardless of how they appear, remain calm, do as the officers tell you, and do not be afraid of them. Put down any bags or packages you may be carrying and keep your hands visible at all times; if you know where the shooter is, tell the officers. The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured people; rescue teams composed of other officers and emergency medical personnel will follow the first officers into secured areas to treat and remove injured persons. Keep in mind that even though you have escaped to a safer location, the entire area is still a crime scene; police will usually not let anyone leave until the situation is fully under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Until you are released, remain at whatever assembly point authorities designate.

 

Campus Safety

 

Link to Shots Fired video that provides awareness about what to do in the event of an on-campus shooter:

 

http://shotsfireddvdoncampus.cppssite.com/

 

To access the full video, visit the link below.  A valid Purdue University career account username and password must be provided.

 

www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/police/video/

 

Theft

 

Campuses and surrounding areas are frequent targets of thieves, largely because so many students and employees carelessly leave doors unlocked and valuables unprotected. As with crimes against the person, your best defense against thieves is vigilance. Recognize that danger exists and take precautions. Here are a few suggestions:

 

• Keep your doors and windows locked.

• Don’t hide your spare key outside your apartment.

• Don’t lend your key to anyone.

• Don’t keep your ID card on your key ring.

• Don’t keep large amounts of money in your room or apartment. Keep money in a bank or in your residence’s lock box.

• Don’t advertise that you aren’t home by letting mail or newspapers accumulate on your doorstep or by recording a revealing message on your answering machine. Ask friends not to leave messages on your door.

• Don’t leave valuables unattended.

• Keep your checkbook, jewelry, and cash in a locked drawer.

• Engrave your student identification number on valuable possessions.

• Make a list of your valuable possessions including make, model, serial number, and description. Keep one copy in a safe place and another with your insurance papers.

• Ask service or repair persons to show their identification before admitting them to your room or apartment.

• Never reveal your automatic teller machine (ATM) number to anyone.

• Lock your bicycle with a sturdy lock, weaving it through frame, spokes, and rack. Register your bicycle with the police department.

• Always lock your car. Don’t leave valuables inside.

• Don’t leave laundry unattended in laundry rooms.

• Don’t lend your credit cards to anyone. Keep a list of your cards and their numbers with your insurance papers.

• Obtain renter’s insurance as appropriate.

• Report thefts to the police at once.

 

Identity Theft

 

Identity theft is a crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. This personal data could be a Social Security number, bank account and credit card info, telephone calling card numbers, and other valuable identifying data.

 

With identity theft and fraud, which are often computer-aided, there are measures that can be taken to reduce or minimize the risk of becoming a victim. These measures can be taken by remembering the word “SCAM.”

 

S — Be STINGY about giving out personal information to others unless you have a reason to trust them. Limit the information on personal checks; don’t have your Social Security, driver’s license, and telephone numbers printed on them. Should someone telephone or send an e-mail with an “unbelievable” credit card offer or notification of an alleged “prize” being won, do not offer any personal data, but rather ask that they mail an application or written notification of some type. If one is later received from a company, the Better Business Bureau can be contacted in an effort to determine whether or not the company is legitimate.

C — CHECK financial information regularly and examine records for any unrecognized/unauthorized transactions. Should such transactions be noted, the banking institutions and credit card companies should be contacted immediately.

A — ASK periodically for a copy of your credit report. The three principal credit reporting companies are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. These three companies, as well as the United States Federal Trade Commission, are accessible online.

M — MAINTAIN careful banking and financial records as well as personal computer security. Computer security can be fortified by installing any number of spyware programs and by installing firewalls. Changing passwords frequently and reducing any file sharing also can aid in the security of personal computers. Report any suspected identity theft or identity fraud to the police.

 

Alcoholic Beverages

 

Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is strictly regulated.

 

State law prohibits consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by persons younger than 21 years old. The law also prohibits persons 21 or older from providing alcoholic beverages to minors. A person misrepresenting his or her age to obtain alcoholic beverages is in violation of the law.

 

The possession of alcoholic beverages on the Purdue campus is prohibited. Violators of alcohol policies are subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal laws as well as University disciplinary actions.

 

Purdue’s alcohol policy is published and distributed annually to students and employees. Consult this policy for detailed information. (Executive Memorandum No. C-44, June 12, 1998.) http://www.purdue.edu/policies/facilities-safety/c-44.html

 

Assistance for both students and employees is available through University counseling programs. Personal counseling and referral are provided for students and their spouses through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and for staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

 

Illegal Drugs

 

Indiana state law and University regulations prohibit the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or controlled drugs without a valid prescription.

 

Violators of drug policies are subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal laws as well as University disciplinary actions.

 

Purdue’s drug policy is published and distributed annually to students and employees. Consult this policy for detailed information. (Executive Memorandum No. C-44, June 12, 1998.) http://www.purdue.edu/policies/facilities-safety/c-44.html

 

Assistance for both students and employees is available through University counseling programs. Drug abuse counseling is provided by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Personal counseling and referral are provided for students and their spouses through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

 

The University currently offers the following Alcohol and Drug educational programming:

 

AlcoholEdu for College:  This is an online alcohol education course and is offered once a year.

 

Alcohol Education Class:  Small group discussion oriented workshop for students who have been found in violation of university policies related to alcohol.  Included topics:  standard drink measurements, how to calculate BAC, signs, symptoms and resources to address alcohol poisoning, information about Purdue medical amnesty policies, information about Indiana Lifeline law, and strategies for addressing peer pressure and how to effectively use various forms of bystander intervention.  This course is offered on an as needed basis.

 

Grand Prix Community Standards Panel:  Held once a year, before Grand Prix, includes representatives from local law enforcement, the Tippecanoe County prosecutor’s office and several campus offices.  This event is designed specifically for fraternity and sorority housing unit presidents and risk managers and allows them to learn about responsible event management during Grand Prix.

 

Student organization officers and advisors attend a mandatory orientation each where alcohol issues and policies are addressed.

 

Counseling and Psych Services Programming:  Alcohol and other drug abuse presentations are provided upon request throughout the campus community by CAPS staff members.  In addition, CAPS staff members teach “Life Skills” courses each fall semester and “Leadership Academy” courses each spring semester to first-year student athletes.  These courses include some curriculum focused upon alcohol and other drug concerns.

 

Bystander Intervention program: Common goals of bystander programs are to develop ways to increase awareness of sexual assault, hazing, and alcohol abuse such as learning to make observations and recognizing warning behaviors that may require intervention; teach the appropriate skills to intervene safely and effectively, in both direct and indirect ways.

 

Alcohol Awareness Program:  This educational program includes special presentations regarding the dangers of alcohol consumption and true experience from the officer’s point of view.

 

Drug Recognition and Identification:  This program provides education on a wide variety of drug related topics.  The material is presented in a discussion format that is guided mostly by the interests of the students.  Information on how to identify an individual under the intoxicating effects of drugs as well as how to identify specific drugs themselves is provided. 

 

Purdue Amnesty Policy Training:  This program provides education regarding the Purdue Cares Policy, as well as the Indiana Lifeline Law.  Both the law and the policy provide different levels of protection to an individual if medical attention is needed in a situation where alcohol has been consumed.  This program is presented in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students.

 

Drug and Crime Tip Telephone Line

 

Those who want to report any illegal drug or crime activity should dial (800) 78-CRIME.

 

 

Emergency Preparedness

 

www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness

 

The Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office is responsible for the emergency preparedness and planning activities for the College of Technology Vincennes campus. The Emergency Preparedness Office partners with the University police, fire, and other departments in developing the University Integrated Emergency Operations Plan.

 

Our goal is to provide a means to utilize all available resources to PREPARE for potential emergencies or disasters whenever possible and deal efficiently with the effects of inevitable events, RESPOND to save lives and protect property, and promote a means to RECOVER mission-critical business and academic operations.

 

Purdue University has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable to all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. A key part of NIMS is the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a field emergency management system designed for all hazards and levels of emergency response. It provides the framework for Purdue University first responders to react to any incident or major event. Purdue police and fire department personnel meet all ICS training requirements.

 

Purdue Emergency Warning Notification System: Campus ALERT

 

Purdue is a large and complex institution, and people move about our campus freely. A key part to Purdue’s campus preparedness is the University emergency warning notification system — Campus ALERT. Despite advances in communication, there is no way to reach everyone instantly with a single message. However, the multi-layered communication approaches we have in place will help spread the word on emergency incidents. We use two very simple concepts to initiate our warning notification: 

 

• E-mail. An e-mail will be sent to all people with a purdue.edu that are associated with this College of Technology Vincennes campus.

 

• Purdue home page. The home page (www.purdue.edu) is the focal point of the most complete information in all campus-related emergencies.

 

Emergency Response and Evacuation

 

Responders embrace the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and use Incident Command principles while responding to major incidents.

 

Purdue University will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of notification by the University’s emergency warning notification system, Purdue ALERT, and will initiate the Purdue ALERT system if a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or  employees occurs on or near campus, unless  in the professional judgment of the responsible  authorities the notification will compromise  efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond  to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. The significant emergency or dangerous situation will normally be confirmed by PUPD or PUFD personnel prior to alerting the campus community.

 

Most significant emergencies or dangerous situations will be reported to the Purdue Dispatch Center (PDC), by the responding agencies and they will investigate and confirm the emergency. If confirmed, PDC starts the notification process by notifying public safety officials. Activation of all or part of the overall warning notification system, including the determination of the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to receive the notification, will be decided by the incident commander and senior leadership. Each incident will be evaluated based on incident specifics and life safety factors; a decision to make an emergency notification will then be made. The senior director, Environmental Health & Public Safety (EHPS), Purdue WL campus police chief, or Purdue WL campus fire chief will normally direct Campus ALERT activation. However, the responding agency may direct the PDC in issuing the Purdue ALERT activation if immediate life safety issues exist. The initial Campus ALERT notifications will normally use a pre-recorded message that provides very basic information designed to immediately notify Purdue faculty, staff, and students. More detailed information will be included in subsequent notifications and posted on the Purdue homepage.

 

Campus ALERT warning notifications are initially designed to warn Purdue faculty, staff, and students by activating some or all Campus ALERT layers. The notification may be expanded to the community through news releases, TV, radio, siren system, etc.  Campus ALERT will normally be tested at the beginning of each academic semester. Tests may be announced or unannounced.  In conjunction with the testing, Purdue public safety officials will publicize Purdue’s emergency response procedures, and will document for each test, a description of the exercise, the date, time, and whether it was announced or unannounced. Public safety officials may cancel the test if the system has been activated for an actual incident within two weeks of the scheduled test. When Campus ALERT is tested, the Emergency Preparedness Office publicizes that the Purdue community should review their emergency response and evacuation procedures as contained in the Emergency Procedures Handbook and Building Emergency Plan. Anytime Campus ALERT is activated, the Emergency Preparedness Office schedules an After Action Review (AAR) with all affected departments to discuss any lessons learned. The lessons learned are documented in the AAR Improvement Plan and are used to refine procedures and train officials.

 

Timely Warnings

The Purdue University Police Department will issue timely warnings to notify the campus community of certain crimes that are considered to represent a threat to our community and to also prevent similar crimes from occurring. Senior director of Environmental Health and Public Safety, Purdue police chief, Purdue fire chief or their designated representatives’ work closely with Marketing and Media personnel to create and disseminate timely warnings. The timely warning will be distributed utilizing selected layers of our emergency notification system.  The method of delivery will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

Emergency Warning Notification System Test

 

The spring semester 2012 Campus ALERT test was conducted on January 12, 2012.  The fall semester 2012 Campus ALERT test was conducted on September 26, 2012.  Both tests tested all Campus ALERT layers and were announced tests.  Anytime Campus ALERT is activated, the Emergency Preparedness Office conducts an After Action Review (AAR) with all affected departments to discuss any lessons learned.  The lessons learned are documented in the University’s Emergency Preparedness Improvement Plan and are used to refine procedures and train officials.

 

 

Crime Statistics

 

Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

 

The Purdue Police Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of the handbook can be located on the Web at www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook.pdf. Purdue University’s Annual Security Report can be accessed on the Web by visiting the Purdue University Police Department’s home page at https://www.purdue.edu/police/reports/index.htm.  This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies and other university entities. Each entity provides updated statistical information

 

Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to the Purdue University Police Department, Vincennes University Police Department, designated campus security authorities (including but not limited to directors, deans, and department heads), and local law enforcement agencies.

 

There are no recognized student organizations located off campus.  In the event that a student organization travels off campus and is involved in a Clery reportable crime, the Purdue University Police Department will work closely in conjunction with the Campus Security Authority associated with the student organization and the investigating law enforcement agency.

 

As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process that followed the signing into law, the 1998 amendments to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f) clarification was given to those considered to be campus security authorities. Campus “professional counselors,” when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual discloser of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged; if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary confidential basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics. Purdue University does not employ pastoral counselors.

 

The rulemaking committee defines “professional counselor” as an employee of an institution whose official responsibility includes providing psychological counseling to members of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.

 

Copies of this annual security report may be obtained on campus at the Director’s office, online https://www.purdue.edu/police/reports/index.htm, Purdue University Police Department headquarters, located at 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive West Lafayette IN or by calling 765-494-8221.   All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources in Freehafer Hall or by calling (765) 494-8221.

 

Crime Statistics

 

Offense

Year

On- Campus Property

On-Campus Student Housing

Non Campus Property

Public Property

MURDER / NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE

2010

1

1

0

0

2011

3

3

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

ROBBERY

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

BURGLARY

2010

9

9

0

0

2011

16

16

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

ARSON

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

ARRESTS:WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS: WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

2010

0

0

0

0

2011

1

1

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

ARRESTS: DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

2010

12

12

0

0

2011

13

13

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS: DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

2010

22

22

0

0

2011

24

24

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

 

ARRESTS: LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

2010

68

68

0

0

2011

37

37

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

 

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS: LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

2010

10

10

0

0

2011

27

27

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

 

2010

Offense

On- Campus Property

On-Campus Student Housing

Non Campus Property

Public Property

HATE CRIMES

Race

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Gender

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Religion

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Sexual Orientation

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Disability

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Offense

On- Campus Property

On-Campus Student Housing

Non Campus Property

Public Property

HATE CRIMES

Race

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Gender

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Religion

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Sexual Orientation

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Disability

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Offense

On- Campus Property

On-Campus Student Housing

Non Campus Property

Public Property

HATE CRIMES

Race

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Gender

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Religion

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Sexual Orientation

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

Disability

 

 

 

 

Simple Assault

0

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

0

Vandalism

0

0

0

0

Larceny-Theft

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals who were arrested and referred for Campus Disciplinary Action are reported only under the arrest category.

 

Note:  There were no offenses or other crimes involving bodily injury to any person in which the victim was intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability of the victim.

 

The statistics in this Annual Security Report were presented by the Purdue University Police Department based on information gathered from individuals in the following University offices and departments and local law enforcement authorities:  Dean of Students office; School of Technology; Vincennes University Police Department; Indiana Excise Police; Indiana State Police; Vincennes City Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Department; Purdue University Police Department

 

*Reportable crimes that are motivated by the categorized bias are all Clery Act offenses, as well as incidents of Simple Assault, Intimidation, Vandalism, and Larceny-Theft.  If none of the listed crimes are reported or committed based on the listed bias, the columns are collapsed.

 

 

Accurate and Prompt Crime Reporting

 

General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency

 

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Vincennes University Police Department in timely manner

 

911 Dispatchers are available at (812) 882-1630, 24 hours a day, to answer your police, fire, or EMS calls. In response to a call, public safety professionals will take the required action.

 

Purdue University remains committed to providing an environment where individuals may report, in a simple anonymous way, suspected fraud or illegal behaviors. The anonymous reporting program is maintained by an external company, managing the intake of information with trained interview specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After the intake is complete, the report will be provided to designated University personnel for appropriate action. Reports will be handled promptly and discreetly; however, sufficient and detailed information is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation.  To utilize the Purdue University Enterprise-Wide Hotline, please call 1-866-818-2620. 

 

To report crimes and other suspected illegal behaviors in a confidential manner, where an individual has the option to identify themselves and their identity remain confidential, please call 1-800-78-CRIME. Crimes reported in this manner will be included in the annual crime statistics.

 

This publication contains information about on-campus and off-campus resources. That information is made available to provide Purdue University community members with specific information about the resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to imply that those resources are “reporting entities” for the Purdue University Police Department.

 

Crimes should be reported to Purdue police to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. 

 

Fire Safety Report

 

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) became law in August 2008. It requires all United States academic institutions that maintain on-campus housing facilities to produce an annual fire safety report outlining fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus statistics.

 

The following public disclosure report details all information required by this law as it relates to Purdue University College of Technology Vincennes Campus.

 

General Statement

At the Purdue University College of Technology Vincennes Campus all residence halls, maintained and hosted by Vincennes University, are covered with integrated fire sprinkler systems and redundant fire alarm monitoring systems which are monitored 24 hours/day, seven days/week.

 

Fire Safety Improvements and Upgrades

The Vincennes University Physical Plant Office reviews the fire systems in all residence halls and will make upgrades, repairs or revisions when problems are identified.  There are currently no further fire safety improvement projects. 

 

Residence Hall Fire Drills

Fire drills are held once a semester, Fall and Spring, for each residence hall. Fire drills are mandatory supervised evacuations of a building for a fire. The fire drill is scheduled with the Director of Residence Life, the local fire department, the university police department, the individual residence hall staff, and the Physical Plant Office. Supervised fire drills are scheduled at a time that is conducive to demonstrate the effectiveness of the drill.  A total of 2 fire drills were held during 2012.

 

Evacuation route maps are posted in each resident room showing where the closest egress route is and the assembly area outside. Students who fail to leave the building during a fire drill are counseled and the incident is turned over to the Director of Residence Life for adjudication.

 

False reporting of an emergency is unlawful.  We prohibit unauthorized use of or tampering with emergency or safety equipment.  Interference with and/or non-adherence to emergency evacuation procedures is unlawful.  Blocking open any fire door, locked door, or passing through any door where security alarms are set is prohibited.  Tampering with emergency equipment and/or safety equipment can result in university disciplinary sanctions and or arrest.  When a fire alarm sounds you must:

 

  • Close room windows
  • Leave room lights on
  • Close room doors
  • Walk calmly to the nearest exit

 

Do not use the elevators during a fire or a fire drill.  Fire drills, false alarms and genuine fire alarms are indistinguishable.  YOU MUST EVACUATE THE BUILDING WHENEVER THE FIRE ALARM IS SOUNDED.  Even in a “fireproof” building, a small wastebasket fire can quickly fill an area with smoke and/or deadly gases.  Smoke is a major cause of death in residence hall fires.  To retard smoke, be certain to close your room door and windows when you evacuate the building.  Always keep hallways and stairwell smoke doors closed.  Do not reenter the building until you hear an all clear signal.

 

General rules for campus and student housing evacuations are:

 

  • Wear shoes and a coat.
  • Walk calmly when exiting the building.
  • Check out with the designated fire marshal at the assigned fire exit.  If you are in another part of the building at the time of the alarm, use the nearest fire exit.  When you are outside the building, report immediately to your fire marshal, so that the staff is aware that you have left the building.
  • Remember others will be using the same exit, so remain calm and orderly.
  • Remain at your assigned place outside the building until you are given the signal to return.
  • If you see a fire or smoke, pull the nearest alarm and notify someone on staff, then evacuate.  Students reporting a fire should contact the police department at (812) 882-1630  or 911.

 

Fire Life Safety Education

The university residence policy on evacuation from residence halls is discussed with all residents when they move into the residence hall.  Residential life staff also educates residents on the university policy regarding prohibited items in the residence halls and their usage.

 

Student Housing Policies

The university residence policy on fire safety is to prohibit usage of certain portable electrical appliances, open flames, and smoking in individual rooms. Candles or open flame are prohibited in residence halls. There are limits on the number electrical appliances allowed in a specific room.  The prohibited appliances include, but not limited to,

  • Cooking appliances
  • Candles or any source of open flame
  • Portable heaters

 

Purdue University prohibits smoking in any of the residence halls. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.

 

Fire/Life Safety Inspections

During the academic semester university residence staff personnel conduct fire/life inspections.  Students are notified of all upcoming inspections and are urged to participate.

During the inspection if a violation is found, the student(s) will receive a letter indicating what the violation was, and will be expected to meet immediate compliance. If the violations have not been corrected after an unannounced re-inspection, the occupant(s) will be subject to disciplinary action.

Some common violations are as follows:

• Extension cords and multi-tap electric units without a breaker

• Items stored closer than 18 inches from a sprinkler head

• Blocking of electrical panels

• Blocking of egress (exit) pathways

• Evidence of burning of candles, incense, or tobacco products

• Evidence of cooking; or cooking appliances, even if unused

• Evidence of a heavy load of combustibles in a room, on the walls, or ceiling

• Covering a door with paper or other combustible material

• Use of electrical wiring, devices, appliances which are modified or damaged

• Use of portable heater

• Tampered with smoke detector

• Use of halogen lamp/lighting

• Unsafe lofting or raising of beds — including rooms with no guardrails

• Strings of lights, twinkle lights, holiday lights

• Any other situation deemed unsafe by the staff inspector

 

Reporting a Fire

Students reporting a fire should contact the police department at (812) 882-1630 or 911. If the fire event is no longer a danger they should contact the residence hall Director, or Assistant Director to report the incident to the police department for purposes of investigation and inclusion of a fire in the Annual Fire Safety Report.

 

Statistics and Definitions

Fire - Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.

 

Fire drill – A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.

 

Fire-related injury- Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term person may include students, faculty, staff, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.

 

Fire-related death – Any instance in which a person is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire, or deaths that occur within 1 year of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.

 

Fire safety system - Any mechanism or system related to the detection of a fire, the warning resulting from a fire, or the control of a fire including: Sprinkler or other fire extinguishing systems, Fire detection devices, standalone smoke alarms, devices that alert one to the presence of a fire, such as horns, bells, or strobe lights, smoke-control and reduction mechanisms, and Fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire.

 

Value of Property Damage - The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity, including: contents damaged by fire, related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul, however it does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption

 

Fire Log

A fire log is kept at the Vincennes University Police Department open to the public during normal business hours.   Vincennes University maintains a fire log that records any fire that occurred in an on-campus student housing facility and includes information such as the nature, date, time and general location of each fire. The Fire Log entry, or an addition to an entry, shall be made within two business days of the receipt of information. The Fire log for the most recent 60-day period shall be open to public inspection during normal business hours. Any portion of the log older than 60 days will available within two business days of a request for public inspection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics and Information regarding Fires in hosted Vincennes University Residential Halls

2010

Residential Facilities

Total Fires in Each Building

Fire Number

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries That Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to a Fire

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire*

 Harrison Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Clark Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Morris Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vigo Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Godare Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vanderburgh Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

2011

Residential Facilities

Total Fires in Each Building

Fire Number

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries That Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to a Fire

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire*

 Harrison Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Clark Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Morris Hall

 1

 1

 Unintentional/Cooking

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vigo Hall

2

 1

Unintentional/Cooking

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

2

Unintentional/Cooking

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Godare Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vanderburgh Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

2012

Residential Facilities

Total Fires in Each Building

Fire Number

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries That Required Treatment at a Medical Facility

Number of Deaths Related to a Fire

Value of Property Damage Caused by Fire*

 Harrison Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Clark Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Morris Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vigo Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Godare Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Vanderburgh Hall

 0

 0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Statistics and Information regarding Fire Safety Equipment and Practices in Vincennes University Residential Halls

Fire Protection

Residence Hall Fire Alarm
Monitoring
Full Sprinkler
System
Standpipe
All floors
Smoke
Detectors
Fire
Extinguishers
Evacuation
Plans Posted
Number of Supervised
Fire Drills in 2012
Harrison Hall X X X X X X X
Clark Hall X X X X X X X
Morris Hall X X X X X X X
Vigo Hall X X X X X X X
Godare Hall X X X X X X X
Vanderbergh Hall X X X X X X X