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Annual Security Report
The "Jeanne CLERY Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998," commonly referred to as the "CLERY Act," requires institutions of higher education receiving federal financial aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 made several changes to the CLERY Act and are hereby incorporated as part of Franklin University policy.
This policy was prepared as part of Franklin University's commitment to security and safety on campus and to meet the requirements of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (amended November 1998 and renamed the CLERY Act and further amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008). This act requires colleges and universities to prepare, publish, and distribute to all prospective students, current students and employees information pertaining to the college's security policies, procedures, and programs. Franklin University's Department of Safety and Security Services (DSSS) compiles and prepares their Annual Security Report.
For specific information on crimes reported at each location in the last three years, click on a location link below:
- Director of Safety & Security Services, 1.614.947.6901
- Director of Public Relations, 1.614.947.6581
- On-Campus Security
- Main Campus: 1.614.947.6902
- Delaware: 1.614.947.6907
- Dublin: 1.614.947.6905
- Westerville: 1.614.947.6906
- Indianapolis: 1.317.429.3111
- Main Campus: 1.614.947.6902
Hate Crime: Criminal offense against a person or property which is motivated in whole or in part by the offender’s bias.
Bias: A pre-formed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin.
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything from value of the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joy riding)
Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
NOTE: The above listed crime definitions from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook
Sex Offenses- Forcible
Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against the person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Sexual Assault With An Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses- Nonforcible
Incest: Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
NOTE: The above listed Sex Offenses Definitions From the National Incident-Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program
Larceny: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Vandalism: To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure, or deface any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law.
Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.
The daily crime log records criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to or identified by the Department of Safety and Security. The daily crime log is available at each location during normal business hours and contains the nature of the crime, the general location, and the date/time it occurred. If data is needed past the last posted 60 day period, please contact the Department of Safety and Security Services at 614.947.6900. You may contact the Director of Safety and Security Services at 614.947.6901 if you have any questions regarding the logs.
During business hours, student buildings at the University will be open to students, employees, contractors, guests and visitors with a legitimate business or educational purpose. During non-business hours access to University facilities is by badge access only. After hour access is only permitted by written request to the Department of Safety and Security Services.
Special Duty Security Officers and other members of DSSS regularly patrol grounds and buildings during hours Main campus is open for students and visitors. All other locations have special duty security officers patrolling the location while classes are being held. For specific information regarding access to a particular building, contact DSSS at 614-947-6900.
Facilities and landscaping are maintained in a manner that minimizes hazardous conditions. DSSS personnel report any unsafe conditions related to facilities or landscaping immediately to Facilities Management utilizing an on-line work order ticketing system. Any unsafe condition that poses an immediate threat to life safety is immediately communicated to an on-duty Facilities team member for repair.
In the event of a serious incident that poses an immediate threat to members of the Franklin community, the University has various systems in place for communicating information quickly. Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of visitors, students or staff occurring on campus. These methods of communication include Franklin University Alerts (text messaging and e-mail), InformaCast (IP telephone broadcasts), face to face communication, Franklin’s radio system and blast e-mailing. The University will post updates during a critical incident on Franklin’s website at http://franklin.edu.
Franklin University will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
The Department of Safety & Security Services (DSSS) is responsible for the activation of a Franklin University Alerts and InformaCast messages. At the direction of a member of DSSS or a Franklin University Senior Business Leader, Franklin University’s Help Desk personnel can activate these systems.
Incidents that occur that are not an immediate threat to students, faculty, or staff will be evaluated by the Department of Safety and Security Services in concert with the Executive Director of Campus Services (if available) and Franklin University's Chief of Staff to determine the need for an alert. In the absence of the Chief of Staff, the VP of Human Resources may be consulted. Any member of the Department of Safety and Security Services may initiate an alert without consulting the previously mentioned person(s) if in their professional judgment, consulting with said person(s) will unduly delay the emergency notification process.
FRANKLIN ALERTS REGISTRATION
To register for the Franklin University Alerts system follow the link: http://www.franklin.edu/news-community/news-events/user-sign-up.html
Registration information will not be shared with outside sources and will only be used to send emergency messages.
When you create a user account with Franklin University Alerts, you will be redirected to a Web page where you will need to validate your mobile phone or email address. You will receive a 4-digit validation code that will need to be entered and submitted to successfully complete the registration process. Once registered, Franklin will text or email you important alerts and information.
Once Franklin sends an alert message through Franklin University Alerts, the message is sent to a large number of telephone and email service providers. These providers control how quickly messages are delivered to phones and email mailboxes. Delayed message delivery is almost always due to the telephone/email provider and how the message has been processed through their network. Emergency information and weather delays or cancellations are also posted on the Franklin University Web site at www.franklin.edu
The Department of Safety & Security Services may prepare a Franklin University Alert whenever a report is received of a violent incident against a person or a particularly threatening incident against property on campus that represents an ongoing danger to the safety of students, faculty, and staff.
Additionally, the Department of Safety and Security Services may issue a Franklin University alert in the following circumstances:
- Weather Closing
- Biological Threat
- Bomb Threat
- Bomb Found
- Emergency Situation
- Gas Leak
- Hostile Intruder
- Police Emergency
- All Clear
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Department of Safety and Security Services personnel, constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the safety of students or staff, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. Information for this type of warning may also be provided by other law enforcement agencies or offices. Every attempt will be made to distribute a warning in a timely manner. However, the release is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident. Warnings can be distributed to students, faculty, and staff through e-mail, fliers, web page posted messages, Franklin’s radio system and face to face communication. Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated and used for issuing a timely warning. . Anyone with information warranting a Timely Warning should report the circumstances to DSSS, by phone at 614-374-6169 or by campus telephone at 6902.
The Department of Safety & Security Services will initiate a timely warning whenever a report is received for any CLERY Act crime or a particularly threatening incident against persons or property on campus that represents an ongoing danger to the safety of students, faculty, and staff. Timely information will be widely distributed throughout campus, provided to campus media representatives, posted on the DSSS web site and, to the extent possible, emailed as quickly as possible to select University offices as deemed appropriate by DSSS. Depending on specific facts of the event, Franklin University website and blast emails can also be utilized to disseminate the timely warning.
Whenever a law enforcement agency issues a news release about an off-campus crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the University may assist in the distribution of this information to the campus community.
The University has developed an all hazards approach to the mitigation of crisis’ or emergencies on campus. This plan, referred to as the Crisis Management Plan (CMP) delineates the University’s response to any human or natural incident. The plan incorporates an “all hazards approach” to crisis management and provides a standard format for incident planning and details the response activities implemented during a crisis situation.
The CMP is a basic guide for providing a response system to a major crisis or emergency occurring at any Franklin University location. It is placed into operation whenever an emergency affecting the campus cannot be controlled through routine, daily and normal channels and procedures. The response to any major crisis or disturbance will always be conducted within the framework of this plan.
The Crisis Management Response Structure has a two-fold purpose:
- to develop and maintain awareness of the crisis or emergency situation for University leaders
- to coordinate support and assistance for crisis and emergency responders
The University is committed to the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) methodology and principles in its response to any crisis or emergency situation. The Incident Command System was devised to be a systematic tool for the command, control, and coordination of an emergency response. It provides common disaster management language which allows an organization to communicate its priorities and assign designated personnel to carry out specific responsibilities.
The University will test their response to emergency incidents by conducting at least one table-top exercise per calendar year that is related to a crisis or emergency event on campus. This will allow the University's Crisis Management Team (CMT) the opportunity to test current University crisis management plans in this simulation exercise.
In addition, at least one time per year, Franklin's DSSS will conduct and document fire drills for each building to assess the evacuation procedures currently in place for each building. This drill also allows University officials the opportunity to evaluate rally point locations as to their size and suitability.
The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of an emergency. Evacuation drills are used as a way to educate and train occupants on issues specific to their building. During the drill, occupants “practice” drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits and the sound of the fire alarm. In addition to educating the occupants of each building about the evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also provides the University an opportunity to test the operation of fire alarm system components.
Evacuation drills are monitored by DSSS personnel, and in some instances local public safety agencies, to evaluate building egress and behavioral patterns of building occupants. Reports are prepared by participating departments which identify deficient equipment so that repairs can be made immediately. Recommendations for improvements are also submitted to the appropriate departments/offices for consideration. Franklin University will publish a summary of its emergency response and evacuation procedures in conjunction with at least one drill or exercise each calendar yea
Franklin University always seeks information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the offender when violent crimes against persons or serious crimes against property have been reported. Information regarding any crime may be reported to Franklin University's Department of Safety & Security Services (DSSS) or anonymously by using the MySafeCampus reporting system. This service allows individuals to report information either anonymously or by leaving a name and contact information. This reporting system may be accessed via the following link: http://www.mysafecampus.com/Home.aspx
Any person involved in or witnessing a life threatening emergency should dial "911" first before attempting to notify Franklin University Safety and Security personnel. All persons are strongly encouraged to report crime to their respective Campus Special Duty Officer or the appropriate local police department. The Department of Safety & Security Services (located on the Main campus) can be notified at (614) 947-6900 by any person desiring to report a crime or suspicious activity occurring on property owned or utilized by Franklin University.
DSSS personnel and/or the Special Duty Officer are available to answer your call. In response to a call, the Special Duty Officer will take the required action to include summoning appropriate personnel or notifying the appropriate law enforcement agency. The Special Duty Officer and/or DSSS will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. Additional information obtained via the investigation will also be forwarded to appropriate University or law enforcement resources.
Most states have laws requiring persons who have knowledge of a felony (a victim of or witness to the crime) to report the crime to the police. Failure to report a crime may itself be a crime.
This policy contains information about on-campus and off-campus resources. That information is made available to provide Franklin University community members with specific information about the resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. Franklin University does not provide any on campus resources. If an employee of the University, the Employee Assistance Program is available for use. Franklin University’s Human Resources Department should be consulted. Other resources available to students and staff include:
Franklin County, OH Victim Witness Assistance Unit
373 S. High St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Delaware County, OH Victim Services
140 N. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Victim Assistance Unit
50 N. Alabama St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Crimes should be reported to the DSSS to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community when appropriate and ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics.
Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and auto theft are reported to the local police agencies. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, are conducted through the court systems of each jurisdiction in which the campus location resides.
Campus Special Duty Officers work closely with local, state, and federal police agencies and have direct radio communication with their agency’s radio network.
|Main Campus:||Security Officer: 614.947.6902||Columbus Police: 614.645.4545|
|Delaware:||Security Officer: 614.947.6907||Delaware Police: 740.203.1100|
|Dublin:||Security Officer: 614.947.6905||Dublin Police: 614.889.1112|
|Indianapolis:||Security Officer: 317.429.3111||Indianapolis Metro Police: 317.327.6400|
|Westerville:||Security Officer: 614.947.6906||Blendon Twp. Police: 614.889.9494|
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. MySafeCampus allows students, faculty and staff, the opportunity to file a report on the details of an incident without revealing your identity.
The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the University can keep a record of the number of incidents involving students; determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
The University's Department of Safety & Security Services prepares an annual security report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.
This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and regional locations. Each regional location provides updated information to comply with the Act.
Click the links below to access the crime statistics:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the statistics and information in this report, please contact the Director of the Department of Safety & Security Services at 614.947.6901.
Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Department of Safety & Security Services, designated campus security authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
Each year, all enrolled students receive notification that provides web site access to this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification in their orientation. All prospective students and employees may obtain a copy from the Department of Safety & Security Services by calling 614.947.6901.
Crimes adjacent to or on University property and reported to a campus security authority will be included in the annual crime statistics report which is published as part of the University's Annual Security Report (ASR). The following University positions are deemed to be a "campus security authority."
- Dean of Students
- Sr. Vice President for Administration
- Director of Graduate Student Services and Operations
- Director of Undergraduate Student Services
- Executive Director Indianapolis
- Suburban Locations Operations Manager - Dublin
- Suburban Locations Assistant - Delaware
- Suburban Locations Assistant - Westerville
- Assistant Director of the Call and Welcome Centers
- Assistant Director of International Services and Programs
- Director of Student Life and Development
- Director of Academic Support Services
- University Registrar
Campus crimes, arrests and referral statistics from the following agencies will also be included:
- Franklin University Department of Safety & Security Services
- Blendon Township, Ohio Police Department
- Columbus, Ohio Police Department
- Delaware, Ohio Police Department
- Dublin, Ohio Police Department
- Indianapolis, Indiana Metropolitan Police Department
POLICY STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE AUTHORITY OF NON-SWORN DSSS PERSONNEL
The Department of Safety and Security Services employs non-sworn safety and security personnel responsible for many administrative and operational functions to include access control, policy and procedure development, training, and various record keeping activities. As such, they are school officials with a legitimate educational interest. Franklin University non-sworn safety and security personnel have the authority to request identification from individuals on campus to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the University. Safety and Security personnel do not possess arrest powers outside of those granted to ordinary citizens.
Criminal incidents are referred to the Campus Special Duty Officer or local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. The Department of Safety & Security Services at Franklin University maintains a professional working relationship with all law enforcement organizations having jurisdiction at any campus location. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report any crime to the Department of Safety & Security Services. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CAMPUS SECURITY PERSONNEL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Department of Safety and Security Services maintains a close working relationship with local police agencies having jurisdiction over campus locations. The DSSS staff occasionally works with other state and federal law enforcement agencies. Meetings are held between the leaders of these agencies on both a formal and informal basis. The DSSS staff communicates regularly with local police agencies on the scene of incidents that occur in and around the campus area.
The Campus Special Duty Officers work closely with the investigative staff at their respective agencies when incidents arise that require joint investigative efforts, resources, crime related reports and exchanges of information, as deemed necessary.
There is no written memorandum of understanding between the Department of Safety and Security Services and local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over campus locations.
Franklin University's Main Campus Security Force is comprised of off-duty City of Columbus, Ohio police officers. Officers maintain all of the authorities granted them by the City of Columbus Police Department while on campus. All other Franklin locations employ off-duty police officers from their respective communities. They maintain all law enforcement powers granted by state law and their respective police agencies while on duty at these locations.
CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY
Campus Special Duty Officers have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus and areas immediately adjacent to campus locations. If minor offenses involving University rules and regulations are committed by a Franklin University student, the incident may be investigated through the Office of Student Services for potential Student Code of Conduct violations. While working on behalf of Franklin University, Campus Special Duty Officers (Security Officers) are under the guidance of the University's Department of Safety and Security Services. As such, they are school officials with a legitimate educational interest.
During the first week of classes for each term, the DSSS, in cooperation with other University organizations, departments, and law enforcement agencies provide crime prevention awareness materials on topics such as theft from vehicles, vandalism, as well as educational sessions on personal safety. Information is disseminated to students and employees through crime prevention awareness packets, security alert posters, displays, and articles and advertisements in university publications.
Active faculty teaching "face to face" classes receive a handout the first class of each trimester discussing safety features installed in each classroom to include telephone and emergency management guides.The University's EMG may also be accessed on line.
A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others.
Faculty and staff of Franklin University are provided additional security awareness training as part of the University’s New Hire Orientation program. Employees are presented information regarding personal safety practices, emergency procedures (as outlined in the University’s Emergency Management Guide-EMG), and other safety initiatives.
Periodically, University employees that function in customer facing positions receive training in personal safety, dispute resolution, and disengagement strategies. Other training occurs as requested by various employee groups.
Franklin University educates the student community about sexual assaults by providing literature on date rape education, risk reduction, and personal safety awareness during the first week of classes for each term. These items are included as part of The Department of Safety and Security Services's crime prevention tables set up each trimester during Student Appreciation Week. Additional information can be obtained through the various community referral agencies serving each campus location.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault at this institution, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary medical treatment. The University strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to a Special Duty Officer, the Department of Safety & Security Services, and local law enforcement agency.
Filing a police report will not obligate the victim to prosecute. It will not subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from the University community. Filing a police report will ensure the victim:
- Receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim
- Provides the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later (ideally, a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam).
- Gains access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.
- The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system and the Office of Student Services, or only the latter. A University representative from the Department of Safety and Security Services or Office of Student Services will guide the victim through the available options and support the victim in his or her decision.
The Franklin Intervention & Awareness Team (FIAT) can assist with identifying various counseling or support services that may be available through Franklin University or the community. Neither health services nor professional counseling are provided by Franklin University. Referrals to HandsOn Central Ohio or other local community agencies may be made for a broad range of issues. For information on programs, employees and students in Ohio may contact HandsOn Central Ohio, a local referral agency, at 614.221.6766. For information on programs in the Indianapolis, IN area employees and students may contact Mental Health Association of Marion County, Crisis and Suicide Intervention Service at 317. 251.7575.
Student Code of Conduct Procedures
University disciplinary proceedings, as well as special guidelines for cases involving sexual assault / misconduct, are detailed in the Student Code of Conduct. Sexual Misconduct includes:
a. Unwelcome sexual touching
The touching of an unwilling or non-consensual person's intimate parts (such as genitalia, groin, breast, buttocks, mouth, and/or clothing covering them); touching an unwilling person with one's own intimate parts; or forcing an unwilling person to touch another's intimate parts.
b. Non-consensual Sexual Assault
Unwilling or non-consensual penetration of any bodily opening with any object or body part. This includes, but is not limited to penetration of a bodily opening without consent through the use of coercion.
c. Forced Sexual Assault
Unwilling or non-consensual penetration of any bodily opening with any object or body part that is committed either by force, threat, intimidation, or through exploitation of another's mental or physical condition of which the assailant was aware or should have been aware.
A significant benefit to timely reporting is the documentation and preservation of evidence should the victim determine at any point to report the matter for adjudication, either criminally, civilly, or through University Student Code of Conduct procedures. Any student alleging sexual misconduct by faculty, staff, or another student should advise the Student Code of Conduct Coordinator at email@example.com or at 1.877.341.6300 ext. 6765.
Anonymous reports may be submitted throughwww.mysafecampus.com. Complaints will be promptly investigated. Each complaint will be treated confidentially to the extent practical and consistent with Franklin University's obligation under the law. If a determination is made that this policy has been violated, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
The University prohibits retaliatory action against any person filing a complaint of sexual misconduct or against any person cooperating in the investigation of any charge of sexual misconduct. This includes any form of intimidation, threats, or harassment. The University prohibits an individual knowingly filing false charges of sexual misconduct. Acts of retaliation and of knowingly filing false charges of sexual misconduct constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.
The accused and the victim will each be allowed to choose one person who has had no formal legal training to accompany them throughout the hearing. Both the victim and accused will be informed of the outcome of the hearing.
The Conduct officer has the authority to take interim action, such as interim suspension, to protect the safety of the University community. The University similarly has the authority to issue a no-contact order if continued contact between a complaining student, an accused, or witness(es) would be prejudicial to any of the parties' welfare. The University may also consider other interim action depending on the circumstances, which could include modifying class or work schedules or other arrangements.
The following list includes possible sanctions that may be imposed as a result of violations of the Student Code of Conduct rules and regulations. The sanctions include, but are not limited to:
a. Informal word of warning - an oral or written word of caution resulting from the student's misconduct. No formal charges or notice is required before the issuance of an informal word of warning.
b. Letter of corrective action - a written letter issued by a hearing officer resulting from the student's misconduct and subsequent review of the circumstances. This is an official notification of unacceptable behavior and a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
c. Loss of privileges - this may include privileges such as using book vouchers, computer labs, meeting spaces, parking, Franklin email account, tutoring, proctored tests, etc.
d. Restitution - reimbursement for costs of damages to a person or property or for a misappropriation of property. Restitution may take the form of appropriate services to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. Restitution may be imposed in combination with any other penalty.
e. Probation - permits continuation of enrollment, but may impose certain requirements on the student for a specified period of time. Any further violations by the student under probation will likely result in progressively severe sanctions.
f. Suspension - is the loss of privileges of enrollment at Franklin University for a designated period of time and prohibits a student from being present without permission on any property of Franklin University.
g. Dismissal - is the permanent loss of privileges of enrollment at Franklin University and prohibits the student from ever being present without permission on any property of Franklin University.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION POLICY
Convicted sex offenders are required to register with their local sheriff's office or law enforcement agency for a designated period of time as required by state law. You can obtain more information by accessing the following websites:
- Franklin County, OH Sheriff
- Delaware County, OH Sheriff
- Indianapolis, IN Metropolitan Police Department
The use, manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or possession of alcohol is prohibited on University property. The lawful use of alcohol at University-sponsored, off-campus events is prohibited unless specifically approved in writing by the University President.
The unlawful use, manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or possession of any controlled substance (drug) is absolutely prohibited on any University property or at any University-sponsored event.
Drug-and-alcohol-abuse education programs are not offered on campus, but are available throughout the Central Ohio community. For information on programs, employees and students in Ohio may contact HandsOn Central Ohio, a local referral agency, at 614.221.6766. For information on programs in the Indianapolis, IN area employees and students may contact 1-855-378-4734 for available. services. Employees may also utilize the University's EAP for additional support resources.
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