Campus Security Report

Effective October 1, 2010

Updated February 24, 2016

Gwinnett College                     Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs                Gwinnett Institute

Gwinnett College -- Raleigh                                        Meridian College

 

 


Contents

Designated Staff for Student Contact                                                                3

Gwinnett College                                                                                3

Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs                                                                3

The Medical Arts School                                                                        3

Medtech College                                                                                3

Medtech Institute                                                                                4

Meridian College                                                                                4

Designated Staff for Title IX                                                                        4

Anti-Hazing Policy                                                                                4

Reporting Criminal Activity                                                                        4

Timely Warnings                                                                                4

Security and Access to Facilities                                                                5

Confidential Crime Reporting                                                                        5

Prompt Crime Reporting                                                                        5

Crime Prevention                                                                                5

Annual Seminars                                                                                5

Orientation                                                                                        6

Prevention                                                                                        6

Sex Offenses Policy                                                                                6

Registered Sex Offender Information                                                                7

Violence Against Women Act                                                                        7

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs                                                                8

Objective                                                                                        8

Substance Abuse Policy Statement                                                                8

Employee or Student Assistance                                                                9

Sanctions                                                                                        9

Illegal Drugs                                                                                        9

Alcohol – Florida                                                                                10

Alcohol - Georgia                                                                                10

Alcohol – North Carolina                                                                        10

Health Risks                                                                                        10

Counseling/Treatment                                                                                10

Loss of Eligibility of Financial Aid                                                                10

Crime Statistics                                                                                11

Website Links for More Information                                                                11

Policy for Preparing the Annual Disclosure for Crime Statistics                                11

Gwinnett College                                                                                12

Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs                                                                13

Medtech College                                                                                14

Medtech Institute                                                                                15

The Medical Arts School                                                                        16

Meridian College                                                                                17

 

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), originally known as the Campus Security Act, requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and adjacent to their respective campuses.

Campuses are not permitted to take retaliatory action against anyone with respect to the implementation of any provision of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Designated Staff for Student Contact

Please report all suspected criminal activity to one of the following individuals at each of the locations. If the following individuals are unavailable, please contact another administrative staff member at the location. In cases of emergencies, please dial 911 to contact the local authorities. Please note that no campuses maintain campus security personnel. No campus maintains agreements with law enforcement giving campus staff the authority to make arrests, etc.

Gwinnett College

Lisa McLario, Campus Director

770-381-7200

Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs

Ty Davis, Assistant to the President

770-457-2021

The Medical Arts School

David Sessoms, Campus Director

919-872-6386

Medtech College

Crystal Taves, Campus Director

770-859-9779

Medtech Institute

Bill Atkinson, Campus Director

407-434-8700

Meridian College

Patrick McDermott, Campus Director

941-377-4880

Designated Staff for Title IX

Ty Davis is the designated Title IX coordinator for all locations. He may be reached at (770)457-2021, extension 5101 or via email at TDavis@gwinnettcollege.edu.

Anti-Hazing Policy

Florida Campuses only: Students or other persons associated with school clubs, organizations, or other students are prohibited from engaging in hazing as defined in F.S. 240.1325. The Campus Director shall terminate any student found to be engaging in such activities.

Reporting Criminal Activity

The staff and students are encouraged to report crimes to local authorities and to the appropriate school personnel. Should an incident occur, school personnel would be called immediately and he or she will respond, investigate, and notify authorities as warranted. The Administration encourages, and upon request will assist the student in the reporting of all crimes to the Lilburn Police Department (Gwinnett College), the Sandy Springs Police Department (Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs), the Raleigh Police Department (The Medical Arts School), or the Sarasota Police Department (Meridian College).

Timely Warnings

Gwinnett College, Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs, The Medical Arts School and Meridian College (The Colleges) are dedicated to providing timely notifications of crimes committed on campus. Timely warnings will be issued in a handout or flyer posted on any notice boards within the campus where the crime was committed. Alternately, an up-to-date listing of all known crimes committed on-campus will be maintained in the Designated Staff’s office.

Security and Access to Facilities

Confidential Crime Reporting

All reports of crime are kept confidential at each campus unless a staff member determines that it is necessary to give the information to another appropriate person such as a member of the local authorities.

Prompt Crime Reporting

The College encourages timely and accurate reporting to local authorities and to the school personnel. Should an incident occur, school personnel would be called immediately and they will respond, investigate, and notify authorities as warranted.

Crime Prevention

Annual Seminars

A general assembly for both day and evening classes is devoted to crime prevention and self-protection at each campus. This assembly is conducted by an expert in the field.

Topics covered at this assembly can include, but is not limited to preventing crimes, awareness and prevention of sex offenses, and common crimes in the cities or localities that each campus is located in.

Orientation

Normal operating procedures, rules, and regulations are covered with students during orientation. Please note that none of the campuses maintains off-campus student organizations.

Prevention

Often people contribute to crimes of opportunity by needlessly placing themselves or their property at risk. Prevention efforts can be effective in reducing the opportunities for criminal activity. The following list is a compilation of tips devoted to crime prevention:

If you assume responsibility for your own safety first and encourage others to do the same, the opportunities for crime are drastically reduced.

Sex Offenses

Policy

Registered Sex Offender information

This information can be obtained at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/ for students in Florida, http://services.georgia.gov/gbi/gbisor/ControllerServlet for students in Georgia, and http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/search.aspx for students in North Carolina.

Violence Against Women Act

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs

Illegal Drugs/Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed on the premises at any time – period. Any person caught on campus under the influence, in possession, or attempting to sell on campus will be asked to leave immediately for the remainder of the day (without pay for employees). On the next day, a determination will be made by the Campus Director, Director of Education, and/or President, as to further action which may include immediate suspension or expulsion (suspended without pay or terminated for employees).

Objective

The goal of this policy is to balance our respect for the individual with the need to maintain a safe, productive, and drug-free environment. The intent of this policy is to offer a helping hand to those who need it, while sending a clear message that the illegal use of drugs, and the abuse of alcohol are incompatible with employment and enrollment at the College.

Any student that is convicted under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance will result in the student’s loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance.

Substance Abuse Policy Statement

The College is committed to providing a safe work and school environment and to fostering the well-being and health of its employees and students. That commitment is jeopardized when any College employee or student illegally uses drugs in or out of school, comes to school under their influence, possesses, distributes or sells drugs in the school environment, or abuses alcohol while at school. Therefore, the College has established the following policy:

Employee or Student Assistance

The College offers resource information on various means of employee or student assistance in our community, including but not limited to drug and alcohol abuse programs. Employees and students are encouraged to use this resource file if they or someone they know needs assistance.

Sanctions

Illegal Drugs

Under Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and federal law, it is a crime to possess, manufacture, sell, or distribute illegal drugs.

Federal sanctions for the illegal possession of drugs include imprisonment up to 1 year and/or a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction; imprisonment for 15 days-2 years and a minimum fine of $2,500 for a second drug conviction; and imprisonment for 90 days-3 years and a minimum fine of $5,000 for a third or subsequent drug conviction. For possession of a mixture or substance which contains a cocaine base, federal sanctions include 5-20 years in prison and a minimum fine of $1,000, for a first conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 5 grams, for a second conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 3 grams, and for a third or subsequent conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 1 gram. Additional possible penalties for the illegal possession of drugs are forfeiture of real or personal property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if the offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment; forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other conveyance used, or intended for use, to transport or conceal drugs; civil fine up to $10,000 per violation; denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses for up to 1 year for a first and up to 5 years for a second or subsequent offense; successful completion of a drug treatment program; community service; and ineligibility to receive or purchase a firearm.

Alcohol – Florida

For information regarding laws and violations in regards to possession, consumption, etc. of alcohol in Sarasota County, please visit http://www.scgov.net.

Alcohol - Georgia

Georgia law prohibits the purchase or possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21, or the furnishing of alcohol to such a person. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs also is illegal. It is against Georgia law, under certain circumstances, to walk or be upon a roadway while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The punishment for these offenses may include imprisonment, payment of a fine, mandatory treatment and education programs, community service, and mandatory loss of one’s driver’s license.

Alcohol – North Carolina

The penalties for violations of alcoholic beverage regulations are found in Chapter 188 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Such penalties include terms of imprisonment and heavy fines.

Health Risks

For a description of health risks as a result of drug or alcohol abuse, please visit the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Counseling/Treatment

For a list of available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., please visit the College. You may also dial the United Way at phone number 211.

Loss of Eligibility of Financial Aid

The College must provide a timely notice to each student who has lost eligibility for any grant, loan, or work-study assistance as a result of penalties in a separate clean, and conspicuous written notice that notifies the student of the loss of eligibility and advises the student of the ways in which to regain eligibility.

Crime Statistics

Website Links for More Information

Department of Justice - Violence Against Women Office

www.oip.usdoj.gove/ovw

Department of Education World Wide Web site on campus safety

www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html

Department of Education website for Financial Aid Professionals

http://ifap.ed.gov/

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

www.ecdc.org/hec

Policy for Preparing the Annual Disclosure for Crime Statistics

Federal Law requires that colleges and universities disclose statistics on twelve crimes that may occur on-campus, on non-campus property, or on public property adjacent to the campus. These reported (reported and ready for your review by October 1 every year) statistics are included below. If you are interested in viewing the definitions of these crimes, please visit the FBI Uniform Crime Report handbook.

In compliance with Public Law 102-26, the following information on campus crimes is reported for your review.


Gwinnett College

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter                     0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                     0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                         0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                          0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                                 0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                           0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                             1                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                            0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                      0                                  0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                              NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                                    NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                  NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                      NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                            0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                                0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                  0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                      0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                        0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                           0                                  0                                  0

Drug Law Arrests                                      0                                  0                                  0

Weapons Arrests                                                  0                                  0                                  0

 Gwinnett College – Sandy Springs

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter             0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                 0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                 0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                           0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                         0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                        0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                         0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                        0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                              0                                  0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                          NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                              NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                   NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                  0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                  0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                            0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                          0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                         0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                         0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                               0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                               0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                 0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                     0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                       0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 

In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                    0                                    0                                    0

Drug Law Arrests                                            0                                    0                                    0

Weapons Arrests                                                 0                                    0                                  0

                                         Medtech College

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                            0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                            NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                                 NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                  NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                     NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                  0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                            0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                          0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                         0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                         0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                               0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                               0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                 0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                     0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                       0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                         0                                  0                                  0

Drug Law Arrests                                               0                                  0                                  0

Weapons Arrests                                             0                                  0                                  0

Medtech Institute

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              NA                              0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   NA                              0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                  NA                              0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                            NA                              0                                  0

Robbery                                                          NA                              0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                         NA                              0                                  0

Burglary                                                           NA                              0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                         NA                              0                                  0

Arson                                                              NA                              0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                           NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                               NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                   NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                               2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                            0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                                0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                  0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                      0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                        0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                             0                                    0                                    0

Drug Law Arrests                                              0                                    0                                    0

Weapons Arrests                                               0                                    0                                    0

The Medical Arts School

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                               2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                        0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                            NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                                NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                  NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                     NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                            0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                                0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                  0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                      0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                        0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                             0                                    0                                    0

Drug Law Arrests                                              0                                    0                                    0

Weapons Arrests                                               0                                  0                                  0

Meridian College

Criminal Offenses – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter              0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                   0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                             0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                           0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                          0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                            0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                          0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                                0                                  0                                  0

Domestic Violence                                            NA                              0                                  0

Dating Violence                                                 NA                              0                                  0

Sexual Assault                                                  NA                              0                                  0

Stalking (cyber-stalking included)                     NA                              0                                  0

 

Hate Crimes – On Campus/Public Property

2012                           2013                           2014

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter                     0                                  0                                  0

Negligent Manslaughter                                  0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses – Forcible                                 0                                  0                                  0

Sex Offenses - Non-forcible                           0                                  0                                  0

Robbery                                                         0                                  0                                  0

Aggravated Assault                                        0                                  0                                  0

Burglary                                                          0                                  0                                  0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                        0                                  0                                  0

Arson                                                              0                                  0                                  0

Simple Assault*                                              0                                  0                                  0

Larceny/Theft*                                                0                                  0                                  0

Intimidation*                                                    0                                  0                                  0

Vandalism*                                                      0                                  0                                  0

 

*Items marked with an asterisk are those crimes that are only considered Hate Crimes

 In addition to the above crimes, the following numbers of arrests and/or disciplinary actions by the school were made for these specific violations:

2012                           2013                           2014

Liquor Law Arrests                                            0                                    0                                    0

Drug Law Arrests                                                0                                    0                                    0

Weapons Arrests                                              0                                    0                                    0