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2014

Campus Safety Services

Emergency:
(972) 265-5911
Non- Emergency:
(972) 721-5305
To Report Emergencies from an On-Campus Phone, call:
Ext. 5911

The Campus Safety Department welcomes you to the University of Dallas community. For your convenience and protection, the University of Dallas has professional safety officers on duty 24 hours per day. These officers are here to assist you, so please do not hesitate to call on them. It is our goal to make the time you spend on campus as pleasant and safe an experience as possible. Your use of the security and safety information contained in this brochure will enhance our ability to serve everyone. Thank you for your support.

Your Campus Safety Department

Campus Safety Services Brochure

Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Supervisor of the Campus Safety Office (CSO), constitutes an ongoing and continuing threat, a campus-wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued through the University’s emergency notification system. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the Campus Safety Department may also post a notice to provide the university community with notification on the Campus Safety Department website at:http://www.udallas.edu/offices/cso/index.html. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Campus Safety Department by telephone at 972-265-5911 or in person at the Campus Safety Office located in the Haggar StudentCenter.

Emergency Notification

The University has implemented an emergency notification system that sends voicemails, text messages and e-mails to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency. Members of the UD community will be able to quickly receive notifications, instructions and updates during campus emergencies, ranging from weather-related closings to unique emergency situations where time is of the essence. You are strongly urged you to visit the UD Web site and logon to BannerWeb to provide your cell phone and other vital emergency contact information.

University protocols guide immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures. The protocols require authorized University officials to immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students or staff occurring on the campus, unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain the emergency. Emergency messages will include information detailing what has occurred and directions to the community regarding what to do next. This emergency notification does not replace the timely warning requirement provided in the previous section.

Emergency Preparedness

The University's emergency preparedness, response and evacuation protocols are published online and accessible athttp://www.udallas.edu/offices/cso/index.html. All students and employees are highly encouraged to read and review these protocols regularly. Emergency response and evacuation procedures are tested annually.

The Emergency Management Plan designates CSO as the initial contact for reporting all emergency situations and for response to and resolution of all emergencies. An evacuation drill is coordinated by the Campus Safety Department each fall and spring semester for all campus residential facilities. The purpose of the drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of an emergency.

Alcoholic Beverages/ Illegal Drugs

The possession, sale, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages on the University of Dallas campus is governed by statements in the Student Handbook and Texas state law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). The enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the Campus Safety Department. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone less than 21 years of age is illegal. Organizations or groups violating alcohol or drug policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the university.

 The University of Dallas campus has been designated "Drug Free." The unlawful possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution of any controlled substance or paraphernalia is illegal under both state and federal laws. These laws are strictly enforced by the Campus Safety Department. Violators may be subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, and fine and imprisonment (or a combination).

This policy is in compliance with federal legislation, section 1213 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and as amended, contains the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).  The Campus Safety Office cooperates with the Office of Student Life in all school awareness programs.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

The University at Dallas is committed to the maintenance of an educational environment which is supportive of its primary educational mission and free from all exploitation and intimidation. Sexual assault is a violation of University’s Student Code of Conduct. The University will not tolerate sexual assault, including rape and any other form of nonconsensual sexual activity. It is essential that students who are sexually assaulted receive medical treatment and support as soon as possible.  It is always a victim's choice as to whether to report a sexual assault, but reporting an assault (or attempted assault) is important for the protection of both the victim and the community. Reporting an assault does not mean that the victim must prosecute. However, it does begin the legal process if the victim decides to prosecute at a later date. Victims have the option to pursue the University disciplinary charges if the assailant is a University of Dallas student.Sex offense awareness and prevention programs are presented in residence halls each year.  All freshmen are required to attend an orientation session covering sex offense awareness and prevention.

Weapons on Campus

All Firearms, knives, arrows, bows, paintball guns, air soft guns, sling shots, spear guns, or any other weapon(s) and ammunition are not allowed in University Housing or anywhere else on University property; however, small pocket knives and table knives are allowed.  Possession of such items is considered to be a serious infraction. Students who fail to uphold this standard are subject to administrative and/or disciplinary action which can include permanent removal from University.

Remember: Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

The Campus Safety Office is located on the first floor of the HaggarStudentCenter, in the corridor on the right as you enter the west doors of the building. The office is open 24 hours a day, providing continuous protection and services. Campus Safety assists in enforcing federal, state and local statutes, as well as enforcing the policies established for campus security. The University employs 10 campus safety officers who serve as a private in-house security force. The department is authorized by Texas law to enforce the law on campus. Campus Safety officers work closely with the Irving Police Department, whose officers patrol adjoining streets as well as campus streets and parking lots. Crimes that are reported to the Campus Safety Office may be reported to the Irving Police Department.

Reporting Criminal Action

The University is in compliance with Title II, Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, requiring that the following felonies be reported to the local police department: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The local police then report these crimes to the FBI.

Community members, students, staff, faculty, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Campus Safety Department in a timely manner. Campus Safety Department incident reports are forwarded to the Office of Student Life for review and potential action. Campus Safety officers will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. Additional information obtained via the investigation will be forwarded to the Office of Student Life.

If assistance is required from outside law enforcement agencies, the Campus Safety Department will contact the appropriate agency. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, Campus Safety Department will offer the victim a variety of services.

Missing Student Protocol

If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify CSO at 972-721-5305. CSO will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

The University requests that all new students voluntarily provide emergency contact information to Residential Life at the beginning of each year.

The University must notify a custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that a student is missing if the student is under the age of 18 and not emancipated. Any additional contact person designated by a student under the age of 18 will also be notified within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing. The University will notify local law enforcement agencies within 24 hours of a determination that a student is missing unless the local law enforcement agency was the entity that made the determination a student was missing. If a University student living in University-operated housing is suspected to be missing from campus, this information should be immediately reported to a residence hall staff member.

Annual Fire Safety Report

The University is in compliance with section 485(i) of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, otherwise known as the Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act. All currently registered students as well as employees are directly mailed (via U.S. Postal Service, interoffice campus mail, or email) a notice by October 1 of each year that includes a statement of the report's availability, the exact electronic address at which the report is posted, a brief description of the report's contents, and a statement that the institution will provide a paper copy of the report upon request to the University of Dallas Campus Safety Office. A summary of fire protection features for each on-campus residential facility can be found online.

CSO maintains a fire log that records (according to fire report date) any fire that occurred in an on-campus student housing facility. This log includes the nature, date, time and general location of the fire. The Fire Log is available for review at the CSO office in Haggar.

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Fire Safety and Evacuation Drills

Emergency evacuation drills are conducted each fall and spring semester. Campus Safety and Residential Life staff members use the drills to both educate and remind the residents of the proper evacuation procedure and to survey the facility for any non-functional devices.

Campus Safety, University Facilities, Residence Life staff and the Irving Fire Marshall conduct several levels of fire and life safety inspections in all of the residence hall and apartment facilities during the year.

Fire Safety

To minimize the potential of fires, the University prohibits unauthorized open burning and the use of combustible decorations at all times within the residential facilities. Examples of open burning include, but are not limited to: candles, incense and related accessories, bonfires, campfires, barbecue grills, and their related accessories such as gasoline, propane, lighter fluid, charcoal, and pyrotechnics, portable space heaters, barbeque grills, hibachis, smokers (gas, electric, charcoal), and related accessories including lighter fluids and lighters, and other similar type products (for cooking/warming purposes); hot plates, slow cookers, deep fryers, electric skillets, electric woks, griddles, toaster ovens, rice cookers, convection ovens, fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, flares, sparklers, and other devices, or non-fire retardant artificial trees.

All decorations and ornaments must consist of fire-resistant or non-combustible material. Decorations should not be posted on any fire protection equipment such as hose cabinets, smoke detectors, fire sprinkler heads or associated piping, fire alarm pull boxes, on or near exits or emergency lights, or exit signs.

Electrical appliances which are not in working condition are not permitted in the residence halls. The Student Life staff reserves the right to inspect all electrical items at any time to determine the safety of each appliance or item.

Crime Statistics

Under Federal Law, the University must make available crime statistics for certain violent and non-violent crimes that occur on campus. The 2011 Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report, the Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Campus Crime Statistics, and the Fire Safety Right-to-Know Report are available online athttp://www.udallas.edu/aboutus/offices/cso

University of Dallas Crime Statistics

Jan 2009- Dec 2009

 

Jan 2010- Dec 2010

 

Murder

0

Murder

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

0

Forcible Sex  Offences

2

Forcible Sex Offences

1

Non Forcible Sex Offences

0

Non Forcible Sex Offences

0

Robbery

0

Robbery

0

Aggravated Assault

0

Aggravated Assault

0

Burglary

2

Burglary

3

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

1

Hate/Prejudice Crimes

0

Hate/Prejudice Crimes

0

Liquor Law Violations

91

Liquor Law Violations

56

Drug Related Violations

0

Drug Related Violations

4

Weapons Possession

0

Weapons Possession

2

 

 

Fires

1

 

 

Fire Alarms

32

 

 

Fire Drills

15

 

 

 

 

Jan 2011- Dec 2011

 

Jan 2012- Dec 2012

 

Murder

0

Murder

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

0

Forcible Sex Offences

1

Forcible Sex Offences

0

Non Forcible Sex Offences

0

Non Forcible Sex Offences

0

Robbery

1

Robbery

0

Aggravated Assault

0

Aggravated Assault

0

Burglary

0

Burglary

2

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

2

Hate/Prejudice Crimes

0

Hate/Prejudice Crimes

0

Liquor Law Violations

173

Liquor Law Violations

115

Drug Related Violations

1

Drug Related Violations

2

Weapons Possession

0

Weapons Possession

1

Fires

0

Fires

0

Fire Alarms

26

Fire Alarms

20

Fire Drills

14

Fire Drills

14

 

Arrest Statistics On-Campus for 2009-2012

There were two arrests on campus between 2009 and 2012.

There were four arrests made at Tower Village apartments for 2012.

 

Crimes Adjacent to University of Dallas Property for 2012

There were no crimes reported on properties adjacent to the University. There were no crimes reported for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit University of Dallas Station for 2012.

 
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