AWARENESS AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS
It is the philosophy of University Center Rochester that we would
much rather prevent crimes from occurring than react to them after
the fact. A primary vehicle for accomplishing this is a crime
prevention program. University Center Rochester's crime prevention
program is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing
criminal opportunities, whenever possible, and encouraging students
and employees to be responsible for their own security and the
security of others. There are two other College publications that
are distributed to all employees and will be made available to
students or potential students that may request them: 1) Rochester
Community and Technical College Zero Tolerance of Workplace Violence:
Policy and Plan; and 2) Non-Discrimination in Employment and Education
Guidelines for Students and Staff (pertaining to discrimination
and harassment). Additionally, students and employees will be
able to access Rochester Community and Technical College's policies
on the RCTC web page at http://www.roch.edu/rctc.
Dangerous Weapon Prohibition
The possession of a dangerous weapon at Rochester Community and
Technical College by any person, other than official firearms
carried by a law enforcement officer, is strictly prohibited.
Employees, students, and visitors are prohibited from possessing
any dangerous weapon while on campus or at Rochester Community
and Technical College off-campus events. The category "dangerous
weapon" includes, but is not limited to: any weapon which,
per applicable law, is illegal to possess; any other item commonly
used, or primarily intended for use as, a weapon; any object that
has been modified to serve as, or has been employed as, a dangerous
weapon; or any other item commonly used, or primarily intended
for use as, or has been employed as, a dangerous weapon; or any
other item considered in the professional judgment of the Director
of Institutional Services to be, or have the potential to be,
a dangerous weapon.
The College encourages any person who has questions about or feels
he or she has experienced sexual violence to, individually or
through another person, see the designated officer or a College
counselor for assistance. The designated officer at UCR is located
in CF116, 285-7183 and the designated officer at Heintz Center
is located in HB100, 280-3110. The counseling office is located
on the first floor of the Student Services building, 285-7260.
Drug and Alcohol Free Environment. The standards of conduct at
Rochester Community and Technical College prohibits the unlawful
possession, use or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students
and employees on the college premises, or in conjunction with
any college-sponsored activity or event, whether on or off campus.
following is a listing of the crime prevention programs
and projects employed by University Center Rochester.
1. Security Escort Service: University
Center Rochester provides an escort service for persons walking on campus. To request an escort, call 285-7262.
2. New Student Orientation: A crime
prevention presentation accompanied by brochures and other printed
material is made available to new students at orientation.
3. Emergency Telephones: In buildings
at 851 30th Ave. S.E., they are located in the West Entrance and the East Entrance. There are call boxes
in the West parking lot, North parking lot and along the bike path leading to the
the Regional Sports Center building they are located at
2900 UCR Place SE. An information phone that may be used for emergencies
is located on the main floor.
In Heintz Center located at 1926 Collegeview Rd. SE,
information phones that may be used for emergencies are located
Hallway by HC200, 1-B Wing (HB103),
1-C Wing (HC101)
4. Crime and Violence Prevention Presentations:
Crime prevention presentations are made annually to students and
5. New Employee Orientation: Crime prevention
presentations accompanied by brochures and other printed material
are made to new employees throughout the year.
6. Printed Crime Prevention Materials: Printed crime prevention
brochures, posters and announcements related to parking lot security,
the security escort service, building security, and employee security
are available at various locations throughout the campus, e.g.
Enrollment Services, Admissions and Records, Information Desk,
and on TV information monitors.
7. Crime Prevention Publicity: Crime prevention articles are routinely
published in the student newspaper and student and staff bulletins.
8. Rape Awareness, Education/Prevention:
University Center Rochester will sponsor rape awareness, education/prevention
presentations throughout the year to all members of the campus
Victims of sexual assault are strongly encouraged to report any
assault to the campus security officer and the police. The institution
will make changes in a victim's academic and living situation
if reasonably possible. Victims are also encouraged to seek professional
assistance from the college's counseling staff.
9. Drug and Alcohol Education: University
Center Rochester will sponsor drug and alcohol education seminars
during New Student Orientation and throughout the year to all
members of the campus community.
Campus crime and crime related problems will be related to all
members of the campus community in a timely manner through various
channels as indicated below.
Annual Report: A comprehensive annual report of crime-related
information is compiled, published and widely distributed. This
annual report will be distributed to current students as part
of the registration process, to new students as part of their
orientation, to all employees via campus mail, and to each prospective
student or employee who requests it.
Crime Line: A summary of crime-related incidents and safety tips
will be published weekly in the student bulletin.
Student Newspaper: A summary of crime-related incidents will be
published quarterly in the student newspaper.
Special Alerts: If circumstances warrant it, special printed crime
alerts will be prepared and distributed either selectively or
throughout the campus.