Kalamazoo College operates its own non-deputized campus safety program. Campus Safety personnel therefore have no arrest powers. Campus Safety personnel, under the Director of Campus Safety, regularly patrol the campus 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Campus Safety will respond to all requests for service and attend to situations around the campus that affect the security of residents and visitors.
The College administration has increased exterior lighting, added outdoors emergency phones and trimmed shrubbery to make our environment safer. Although these improvements and the presence of security patrols greatly increase campus security, safety must always be of personal concern to members of the College community. The Campus Safety department requests that criminal acts and unusual or suspicious activity that occurs on college property be reported immediately 269.337.7321. The Campus Safety department has established a close working relationship with the local public safety department. Campus Safety conducts most of the preliminary investigations on nonviolent type criminal offenses. These criminal offenses are forwarded to the local public safety department for further action. The College has no off-campus housing or student organizations to monitor. The College Student Conduct Hearing Panel acts on alleged violations of College policy and may also take action on a criminal offense (see Student Conduct Code). Campus Safety will request immediate response from the public safety department on crimes in progress, crimes against a person and medical emergencies.
Emergency response requests to college campus can be accomplished by contacting Campus Safety 269.337.7321 or the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (9-911).
Clery Act – Annual Security Reporting
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual security report (ASR) to employees and students every October 1st. This ASR must include statistics of campus crime for the preceding 3 calendar years, plus details about efforts taken to improve campus safety.
ASRs must also include policy statements regarding (but not limited to) crime reporting, campus facility security and access, law enforcement authority, incidence of alcohol and drug use, and the prevention of/response to sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking.
The definition above is from the Clery Center. For more information please visit the Cleary Center website.