Reporting an Incident
Report all incidents to the Jefferson Community College Office of Campus Safety & Security:
- 315-786-2222 (extension 2222 from any campus phone).
- Deans Collaborative Learning Center, Room 15-140.
- East Hall Reception Desk (5pm-5am on Monday-Friday and 24 hours per day on Saturday/Sunday.
- Blue Light Emergency phones located throughout campus dial directly to 9-1-1 and notify Campus Safety & Security.
- Complete the online form to report non-emergency incidents to the Safety & Security Office.
Accidents resulting in personal injuries to anyone on campus are to be reported to campus Security as well as to the Health & Wellness Center (McVean Student Center, Room 4-104) at 315-786-2376. When the Health & Wellness Center is not open, report all personal injuries to the office of Campus Safety & Security (Deans Collaborative Learning Center, Room 15-140) at 315-786-2222.
Sporting event injuries must be reported to Jefferson's Athletic Department (McVean Student Center, Room 4-110) at 315-786-2232.
If an injury occurs in class, notify your instructor immediately to insure that you receive prompt treatment for any injuries by obtaining first aid or medical treatment. If treatment requires first aid, campus security officers are certified first responders and can provide necessary treatment while awaiting medical personnel. Injured students are not to be sent anywhere unescorted to seek medical attention.
Information For Crime Victims
The Office of Campus Safety & Security highly encourages students to report any problem you encounter as a student here at Jefferson. We will assist you and do everything within our power and resources to solve crimes and apprehend offenders.
- If you attend a Jefferson class off-campus, report all incidents such as thefts, assaults, harassment, suspicious persons or vehicle accidents to the local police agency. This can be accomplished by dialing 911 during an emergency situation.
- Report all incidents that occur on campus to the Security office as soon as possible. Security personnel will be dispatched to your location by prioritized assignments.
- To assist us, we will ask for evidence, witnesses, suspects, identifying markings, and other related information. Serial numbers or identifiable markings on stolen property are critical as items may turn up on campus grounds, in pawnshops, during police arrests, and by inquiring through the National Crime Prevention Computer.
- Be sure to inform us if you recover your property at a later date
- Be sure to inform us if you gain additional information relating to the incident.
- When an offender is identified, we will need your continued cooperation. You may be required to identify property, sign an accusatory instrument, or give a supporting deposition.
A Brief History of the Clery Act
In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. This act required all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information.
A 1998 amendment renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of a Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her dorm room in 1986.
The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public campus security policies. Data must be collected into report format, disseminated to the campus community, and submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Education.
The Director of Safety and Security prepares this report using data from local law enforcement agencies surrounding the campus, the University’s national and international sites, and other University departments including: Housing, Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (formerly Judicial Affairs.)
The college discloses statistics for reported Clery crimes and mandated referrals that occur on campus, on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, and in/on non-campus buildings or properties that Jefferson Community College owns or controls.
The Annual Security Report includes those incidents reported directly to the Office of Campus Safety & Security and to other local law enforcement agencies, as well as those reported to designated college officials (Directors, Deans, Department Heads, Residence Life staff, and the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Life).