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Call boxes and lights on most campus trailsThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) requires higher education institutions to provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the campus community and to publish their campus security policies. The Act also requires that the crime data are collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community, the Department of Education, and potential students and employees.Your safety and security are important at the University of Alaska Southeast. It is our policy to comply with the Clery Act.

The purpose of the law is to inform students and employees of the incidents of on-campus crime and the policies and procedures to prevent crime or to report occurrences of crime at institutions of higher education. The law is also designed to encourage the development of security policies and procedures and to establish uniformity in reporting of crimes at all such institutions.

The law specifically requires disclosure of the following information: reporting and response to criminal actions; access to campus facilities; campus police authority and working relationships with other law enforcement agencies; accurate statistical crime reporting; monitoring criminal activity at off-campus institutional associated organizations; policies regarding alcohol and drugs, and alcohol and drug abuse educational programs; sexual assault prevention programs and the procedures to be followed when a sexual offense occurs.

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Nonresidential Facilities

Most nonresidential campus buildings are open to the public during the day and evening hours for all scheduled classes and activities.

All nonresidential campus buildings are closed and locked during holiday breaks and access is greatly reduced during semester breaks.  If you are riding the bus or being dropped off by a friend, don't assume the buildings are open.  Check the schedule or call the campus before leaving for campus to ensure that facilities are open.

Residential Facilities(Juneau only)

The Juneau Campuses has student residences. At least one student residence advisor is on duty every night. The resident advisor duty schedule and telephone numbers are posted at the housing sites. On the Juneau Campus, Goldbelt Security provides additional protection services. The Goldbelt Security Officer on duty may be contacted at (907) 209-6534.

However, residents provide the best security measures. Residents are asked to not invite unknown people into residence halls or rooms, to keep their doors locked at all times and to make sure exterior doors lock behind them when they enter a building. Residents should report any unknown persons to the resident advisor, the housing office, or the security officer. The Community Advisor pager number is (907) 209-6539.

  • Firearms arms, explosives, and ammunition of any type are not allowed in the residences.
  • The unapproved use, or the possession or sale of firearms, explosives, including firecrackers, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons is forbidden on campus.
  • A firearms storage cabinet is provided for resident use in the Lodge on the Juneau Campus.

The unapproved use, or the possession or sale of firearms, explosives, including firecrackers, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons is forbidden on campus.

A firearms storage cabinet is provided for resident use in the Lodge on the Juneau Campus.

The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act was signed into law on August 14, 2008. This legislation requires colleges and university to report fire safety information related to on-campus residence halls.

Several statistics are required to be reported for 2012 and the two previous calendar years, 2010 and 2011, including: the number of fires; fire injuries; the cause of these fires; as well as the amount of damage caused by fires. There have been zero incidences of fires or fire related injuries at UAS during the calendar years of 2010, 2011 and 2012. To view information about fire safety for our on-campus residence halls (Juneau campus only), please visit UAS Fire Plan and UAS Housing Fire Alarm Policy.

The possession, consumption, or appearance of being perceptively under the influence or furnishing of alcoholic beverages on campus, except in rooms or apartments inhabited by residents 21 years of age or older, is forbidden on the Juneau and Sitka Campuses and may lead to disciplinary action by the university, arrest by the police or both.

Possession, consumption, being perceptively under the influence, or the furnishing of any narcotic or dangerous drugs, except as prescribed by an authorized medical doctor, nurse or dentist is prohibited. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on campus.

The UAS Student Code of Conduct can be viewed in the Student Guide. As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly, and to respect the rights of others. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action. For more information, please view the Student Code of Conduct or in the current UAS Academic Catalog.

It is important that all members of the UAS community understand what constitutes a sex offense, how to report sex offenses, and the potential consequences. Additionally, the University strongly encourages the reporting of sex offenses and provides intervention and referral services for victims.

It is the policy of the University that the sexual assault of one member of the academic community by another will not be tolerated by the University. This policy applies to all members of the campus community: students, faculty, and staff.

Definitions
The term sexual assault, as used by UAS, encompasses the legal definitions of sexual assault contained in Alaska statutes. It includes, but is not limited to: rape, acquaintance or date rape, and rape by a stranger. Sexual assault is against the law and is defined as sexual misconduct that is forced or coerced against the will of the victim. The same definition applies regardless of whether the assailant is a stranger or an acquaintance (date, friend, or someone known casually). This type of threat may involve physical violence, coercion, or the threat of harm.

Reporting
A person who has been the victim of sexual assault should report the crime to the local police agency. The Student Resource Center services (advising, conduct, counseling, and the health center) may provide initial support services for student son the Juneau campus. At Sitka and Ketchikan campuses, the local police should be contacted and the Juneau based conduct and counseling staff may serve as resources. Staff will serve in an advisory role and help refer individuals for appropriate medical, police, judicial, and counseling services.

Those who report a sexual assault will be advised of the importance of preserving evidence which may be necessary to provide proof for prosecution. Sexual assault is a serious crime and victims frequently experience emotional trauma and medical consequences. Contacting resources enables victims to receive the professional help they may require. It does not commit the victim to further legal action.

Reported complaints of sexual assault will be investigated, and to the extent possible, the identity of the individuals will be kept confidential. Whether or not criminal charges are in initiated, the victim’s right to file a complaint through the student conduct system or employee grievance process remains.

Disciplinary Action
Should the alleged misconduct of a student be subject to review through formal hearing procedures, the accused and accuser will be afforded the opportunity to present relevant information, be accompanied by a support person, and be apprised of the results of the disciplinary review. As appropriate, assistance will be provided in changing academic schedules and living arrangements.

In the event an accused person is found in violation of this policy, the entire range of sanctions outlined in the University Student Code of Conduct may be considered including, but not limited to, disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion from the University. Should the alleged sexual assault involve an employee, sanctions will be determined under applicable employment contracts and agreements.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual assault may also be considered a violation of the University of Alaska’s policy against sexual harassment. According to the University of Alaska, Board of Regents’ policy (04.08.02), sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors by a member of the campus community when the assailant uses, threatens to use, or implies that submission to, or rejection of such conduct, will have an impact on employment or academic decisions affecting the victim.

Sexual harassment includes other verbal or physical conduct related to sex when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s performance at work or study by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in which to work, live, or learn. The student services staff, and the appropriate dean’s and director’s offices can provide information and referral on issues of sexual harassment.

In an effort to educate the campus community about sexual assault, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses, campus sponsored prevention programs are offered on a regular basis during the semester. Additional information about the above policy, procedures, and prevention programs offered can be obtained from student services.

If you are the victim of a sexual assault or other offense and need counseling assistance, these local resources are available:

In Juneau:
AWARE, Inc at 586-6623
Alaska-Victim-Witness Assistance Program at 465-3600

In Sitka:
SAFV at 747-3370

In Ketchikan:
Gateway Mental Health at 225-4135

Each member of the campus community is part of crime prevention at UAS. The following practices will assist each of us in maintaining personal safety both on and off campus:

  • Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Learn the locations of emergency phones.
  • Always lock your car and don’t leave valuables in your car.
  • Always lock your office or residence.
  • Avoid walking alone at night or in dark areas.
  • Avoid running alone or using headphones while running.
  • Be alert to the presence of wildlife on campus and avoid contact.
  • Report harassment of wildlife to the authorities.
  • Report suspicious persons or circumstances to authorities.
  • Don’t leave personal belongings unattended.
  • Report crime to the local police promptly.
  • Carry your University ID with you at all times while on campus.

Discussion and education regarding safety issues are available to students on the Juneau campus. The UAS residential Community Advisors provide a variety of educational programs. Some of these programs focus on the safety of students by dealing with issues such as date rape, bear safety, personal defense, or “gotcha”, wherein notes are left where doors are found left unlocked. The purpose of these programs is to help make students more aware of the campus and community environments.

For emergencies dial 9 - 911 from any campus telephone. Non-emergency contacts for local law enforcement are as follows:

Juneau Police Department at 586-0600
Juneau - Alaska State Troopers at 465-4000

Ketchikan Police Department at 225-6631
Ketchikan - Alaska State Troopers at 225-5118

Sitka Police Department at 747-3245
Sitka-Alaska State Troopers at 747-3254

 
 

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