employees. This report, prepared in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, outlines the University's security policies and discloses campus crime statistics. Overall Security Who is in charge of campus security? The University's Campus Police department is responsible for law enforcement and security on University property. Its headquarters, temporarily at 106 South Burrill Avenue, Urbana, is staffed twenty-four hours a day by trained officers. In May 1994 police headquarters will move to the northeast corner of Springfield and Goodwin avenues. The Campus Police department uses two approaches in its efforts to prevent crime: first, eliminating or minimizing opportunities for crime; and second, encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. What authority do Campus Police officers have? Campus Police officers have full law-enforcement authority granted by the Illinois General Assembly under chapter 144, section 28, Illinois Revised Statutes. Their jurisdiction includes all property owned or controlled by the University, as well as streets adjacent to and running through the University campus. The forty-one Campus Police officers are trained just as all other public law-enforcement officers in the State of Illinois are trained: They receive a minimum of ten weeks of formal basic training and additional in-house and professional training each year. Campus Police officers work with the City of Champaign Police Department, the City of Urbana Police Department, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office, state and federal law-enforcement agencies, and all appropriate agencies of the criminal justice system. These agencies routinely exchange crime-related reports and statistics. What about crimes committed by students off campus? The Office of Student Judicial Affairs maintains close contact (daily during the academic year) with the Champaign, Urbana, and University police departments to monitor criminal activity at off-campus student organizations, residences, or activities. Administrative reports from the police departments are recorded in a memorandum format, and copies of these memoranda are, if needed, forwarded to appropriate units for further action. The University may pursue disciplinary action for off-campus violations of University rules, whether or not the activity was criminal in nature. Reports of violations by students may be referred to the appropriate subcommittee on student conduct, the Boards of Fraternity or Panhellenic Affairs, or the Office of Registered Student Organizations. What is the University's policy regarding alcohol and other drugs? The University of Illinois works to achieve a drug- and alcohol-free environment for students and employees, in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Students or employees who violate federal or state laws concerning drugs or alcohol are subject to criminal prosecution; those who violate University policies may also be subject to institutional sanctions. The unlawful or unauthorized possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, and manufacture of controlled substances or alcohol are prohibited on University premises. Employees and students who violate this policy may be disciplined in accordance with University policies, statutes, rules, regulations, employment contracts, and labor agreements, up to and including dismissal and referral for prosecution. Any employee convicted of a drug or alcohol offense involving the workplace is subject to discipline and/or may be required to complete a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment. For more detailed information about this topic, ask for the brochure titled "Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Policy and Resource Guide for Students and Employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign" from the Office of Public Affairs, Swanlund Administration Building, 601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820; (217) 333-5010. Reporting a Crime How do I report a crime on campus? You can report crimes or other emergencies by calling or speaking in person with a number of authorities: * Dial 911: To report emergencies or nonemergency criminal violations, dial the 24-hour emergency service at 911 from public phones or at 9-911 from University phones. * Emergency phones: Use any of the ninety emergency phones located in walkways, buildings, and elevators throughout the University; these provide a direct line to Campus Police headquarters. * Rape Hotline, 384-4444: Call the community hotline to report sexual assault or request crisis services. * Crimestoppers Program, 373-TIPS: Report information about a crime anonymously through this service. * Campus Police: Contact an officer on patrol or go to the 24-hour police telecommunications center at the fire station, 1306 West Green Street, Urbana. * Police Student Patrol Teams: Look for pairs of students patrolling assigned areas throughout the campus from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. each night during the months classes are in session. They wear identifiable clothing, carry a police radio, make reports to the Campus Police, and provide escorts and police assistance as needed. * Division of Campus Parking and Transportation and the Operation and Maintenance Division: Ask employees of these units, which maintain telephone and two-way radio contact with the Campus Police, to report crimes in progress or request assistance. What happens after a crime or emergency has been reported? Uniformed or plainclothes officers from Campus Police respond within five minutes to crimes in progress and within twenty minutes to nonemergency calls. Police officers may respond on foot, on bicycle, or in a marked or an unmarked police vehicle. They conduct preliminary investigations and prepare reports on crimes and offenses that occur on University-owned land, in University-owned buildings, or on University-owned streets and parking structures. When local law-enforcement agencies request assistance, Campus Police officers also work on crimes committed in the jurisdiction of those agencies. How does the University encourage people to report crime? The Campus Police makes reporting a crime convenient and efficient in several ways: * The emergency 911 phone number uses a central exchange to dispatch the correct police agency to the scene. * The police telephone number is printed on crime-prevention publications and on stickers affixed to many campus phones. * Crime-prevention programs presented by Campus Police inform participants how to call the police and encourage them to do so. * Persons who wish to provide information about a crime anonymously can use the Crimestoppers program. * Information on how to report crime is included in crime bulletins circulated on campus every two weeks during fall and spring semesters and in updates published in the student newspaper. Crime Prevention What does the University do to make residence halls and other campus facilities safe for students and employees? University residence halls use a Best locking system, so there are no duplicate keys. All keys are stamped "property of University of Illinois-do not duplicate." All keys are coded with core numbers rather than room numbers, so lost or stolen keys cannot be matched with a particular room or building. Six buildings have door alarm systems that prevent people from propping the outside doors open. Seven buildings have key switches installed on the elevators to improve security. When students move into the residence halls, they receive a handbook that contains information on security; it emphasizes that the room key is the basic means of security. Students are asked to help enforce security procedures. Most exterior doors on campus buildings are locked and secured each evening by the building staff or by the Operation and Maintenance lockup crew. Users of campus buildings are instructed not to compromise security by propping open the doors. During the late night hours, student patrol teams and Campus Police officers provide random patrol of campus buildings and parking lots. As part of their patrol responsibilities, Campus Police officers report repairs needed for exterior lighting. Students and staff are also asked to report exterior lighting deficiencies or other needed repairs. To improve nighttime visibility, trees, shrubs, and other vegetation on campus are trimmed. An overall facilities survey, including lighting, is conducted each year by crime-prevention specialists and a campus lighting committee. Crime-prevention experts make recommendations about the physical and electronic security systems designed for new and renovated campus facilities. The campus works closely with the local mass transit district to provide city bus services throughout the campus until 2:00 a.m. What else does the University do to prevent crime? The following programs are designed to reduce opportunities for crime: * A computer-based electronic monitoring system, located at Campus Police headquarters, monitors intrusion detection and duress alarm systems. * Emergency telephones placed in buildings and along walkways throughout the campus provide a direct line to Campus Police. * Escort services, provided by student patrol teams and the NiteRides program (333-3184), assist people who are walking alone or need a ride on campus at night. * The Whistle-Stop Program distributes whistles to all new students; the whistles can be used to attract attention to a crime scene and to scare off assailants. This annual program is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students. * The Lock Check Program allows students to request that Campus Police officers conduct a security check of their apartment and give them oral or written suggestions. Twenty to forty off-campus student apartments are checked each year. * Operation Identification makes engraving tools available to students and staff members so they can mark their personal property with their driver's license number. * The Crimestoppers Program is a Champaign County program that identifies a major crime each week and solicits anonymous information to help solve the crime. The Campus Police department participates in this program, and crimes committed on the campus are sometimes highlighted by the program. * The Crime Watch Program is in place in some residence halls. Crime Watch stickers are placed on each entry door, and a hall captain conducts crime-awareness meetings each month. Residents watch out for each other and report suspicious activity to the police. What efforts address the education component of crime prevention? Through seminars, information booths, and publications, Campus Police and other administrative units offer educational opportunities to students and staff throughout the year. Student Programs: All new students attend summer orientation, which includes a seminar by Campus Police officers on campus crime statistics and crime prevention. At the beginning of each fall semester, the residence halls distribute handouts on crime prevention. In addition, Campus Police officers staff an information booth at the annual Quad Day, which kicks off the fall semester. Each year, the Office of the Dean of Students and Campus Police sponsor a Security Awareness Week in the residence halls, featuring self-defense and personal-safety workshops and other events. Student groups may invite Campus Police officers to make a presentation on crime prevention. A short video about campus safety, residence hall security, and victims of opportunity is shown, and an officer speaks on campus crime trends and statistics, general crime prevention, existing prevention programs, and ways to report crimes. Twenty-five to thirty-five programs are given yearly, most of them in the University residence halls and other student housing. Employee Programs: Like new students, new faculty and staff attend an orientation at which campus crime statistics and crime prevention are discussed. A crime-prevention information booth and handouts are part of all Employee Resource Fairs, held three to four times a year. Employee groups may request Campus Police officers to give presentations on safety similar to the presentation available to students. Five to ten employee presentations are given yearly. Rape Education: The Rape Awareness and Prevention Committee, the Campus Acquaintance Rape Education program, and Campus Police cooperate to give presentations at the request of student groups and employees. Topics include rape awareness, education, and prevention. Ten to twenty presentations are given each year for students and one to five presentations for employees. Publications and Other Media: Campus Crime Bulletins report current crime problems on campus and suggest ways to avoid becoming a victim. The bulletins are published biweekly and posted on campus bulletin boards. Brochures, posters, litter bags, and other materials are distributed at presentations and at information centers throughout the campus. Current brochure titles include "Rape & Sexual Assault: Protective Measures," "Residence Hall Security & Annoying Phone Calls," "Bicycle & Vehicle Security," and "Street Sense = Common Sense." An annual report of campus security policies and crime statistics (see Table) is made available to all current and prospective students and employees. Throughout the year, articles on crime prevention are published in the student newspaper, The Daily Illini, and the faculty-staff newspaper, Inside Illinois. Prevention tips are broadcast over the radio stations WPGU-FM and WILL-AM. Information on campus crime and crime prevention is provided regularly to all local news media. Sexual Assault What acts are considered sex offenses? According to Illinois law, sex crimes involve the use of force or threat of force to sexually touch or sexually penetrate the victim's body. Threats of death or use of a weapon increases the severity of legal charges. Sex crimes can be prosecuted even if the victim knew the attacker, the victim did not fight back, the victim had sex with the attacker before being raped, or the victim was drunk or unconscious. What should I do if I'm sexually assaulted? Seek medical attention immediately. Do not shower, change clothes, or disturb the scene of the attack. Go to the emergency room of a hospital; ask a friend to go with you, if possible. Local hospitals include Carle Foundation Hospital, at 611 West Park, Urbana, and Covenant Medical Center, at 1400 West Park, Urbana. Hospital personnel will treat the physical consequences of assault, such as injury, infection, disease, and pregnancy. They can collect evidence that will be needed if you report the crime. They are required to contact local law-enforcement agencies; however, you may choose whether to speak with police personnel. You may choose to report the crime through any of the means listed in this report. Individuals at the Rape Hotline (384-4444), Dean of Students (333-0050), and Campus Acquaintance Rape Education program (333-3137) can talk with you about your decision to report the crime, help you find the resources you need, and respond to requests to change your academic or living situation because of the attack. Several campus and community counseling services available to victims of sexual assault are listed in the Women's Resource Directory available through the Office of Women's Programs (333-3137). Whether or not legal charges are filed, students accused of sexual abuse or assault are subject to disciplinary actions from the University, including dismissal or other sanctions deemed appropriate. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present during the disciplinary proceedings, and both will be informed of the outcome of the proceedings. How does the University educate students and staff about sex offenses? Many of the educational opportunities described earlier in this brochure focus wholly or in part on rape awareness and prevention. In addition, the Office of Women's Programs offers workshops, speakers, and programs on sexual assault education; oversees the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention and Campus Acquaintance Rape Education programs; provides counseling for students; and distributes brochures on dating violence, acquaintance rape, rape crisis services, Illinois sex crime laws, and guidance for rape victims and their family and friends. Important Numbers 911EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, or Ambulance) 411Champaign-Urbana Directory Assistance 333-1216Campus Police (when urgent, use above emergency number) 373-TIPSCrimestoppers Program 333-0050Dean of Students (student emergencies) 333-0340Exterior Lighting Repairs, Deficiency 333-2428Fire (when urgent, use above emergency number) 333-4666Information on Campus Activities/Procedures 333-3184NiteRides 384-4444Rape Hotline 333-3680 Student Judicial Affairs 333-1000University Directory Assistance Note: When calling from a University phone, dial 9 before off-campus numbers (e.g., 9-911) and dial only the last five digits of campus numbers (e.g., 3-1216 for Campus Police). Prepared by the Office of Publications/Office of Public Affairs.