- Timely Warnings
- Policy For Reporting The Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
- Crime Reporting
- To Report a Crime
- Campus Law Enforcement
- Availability of Annual Security Report
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of director of campus safety, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college e-mail system to students, faculty, staff and the campus' student newspaper, The Collegian.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community or individuals, the Office of Campus Safety may also send a notice on the campus-wide e-mail system, providing the community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice may be posted in each residence hall. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Office of Campus Safety, by phone (5109) or in person at the campus safety office.
The Office of Campus Safety prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be located on our web site at www.kenyon.edu. This report is prepared in cooperation with Housing and Residential Services, the Judicial Affairs Officer, and the Division of Student Affairs. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Office of Campus Safety, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designated HRLO staff, judicial affairs, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and is not required by law. Department of Counseling and Psychological Services staff inform their clients of the procedures to report crime to college security on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially during such a session.
Each year, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students that provides the web site to access this report. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from the website. A partial version of this report is located in the Student Handbook.
The Mount Vernon Police Department encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the Mount Vernon Police Department cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to campus safety officers, as identified below.
Contact the Office of Campus Safety at 427-5109 (non-emergencies), dial 9-1-1 (emergencies only), or by using the Code Blue telephones locaded in the Residential Halls, Parking Lots or by some buildings. Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles, inside buildings or around the Residential Halls should be reported to the campus security. In addition you may report a crime to the following areas:
Hank Toutain, Dean of Students
Tacci Smith, Associate Dean of Students
Alicia Dugas, Assistant Dean of Students for Housing & Residential Life
Samantha Hughes, Coordinator for Student Rights & Responsibilities
Kim Cullers, Nurse Practitioner & Director of Health Services
For off-campus options contact Campus Safety or the Knox County Sheriff's office
Kenyon College security offices have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Kenyon College. Kenyon College security offices have the authority to issue parking tickets, which are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty and staff. Security offices do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. The Office of Campus Safety at Kenyon College maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Kenyon College Security Office. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to the Office of Campus Safety and the appropriate police agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
A copy of Kenyon's Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Kenyon College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Campus Safety or by accessing the following web site www.kenyon.edu.