CALL SECURITY 24 HOURS/DAY, 7 DAYS/WEEK
FOR EMERGENCY HELP, DIAL 911
Campus Security provides a number of services to students, staff, and faculty. Services include: checking buildings to ensure they are locked after hours, responding to trespassers on college property, providing an escort to or from various places on campus after dark, and assisting with any safety-related incident on campus. Campus Security officers are equipped with a cell phone so that they may be reached in an emergency, as well as calling 911 for emergency assistance.
An Area Residence Coordinator (ARC) or Resident Director (RD) lives in each of our buildings as live-on administrators and provides NCU with a 24/7 staffing presence. Additionally, the Residence Life staff has a Resident Assistant on call every evening and on weekends. RAs can be reached by cell phone at (541) 517-1379.
Local Police are available for 24 hours a day emergency services by calling 911. Because of our proximity to the University of Oregon, police patrols of the campus neighborhoods are frequent and on a 24-hour a day basis. Our local police substation may also be called for non-emergency situations during the daytime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm at (541) 682-8350. Lane County operates a 911 emergency phone service for police, fire, and medical assistance.
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that in the judgement of the Dean of Students or his/her designee constitutes an ongoing continuing threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college email system to students, faculty, staff, and through postings in prominent locations throughout campus buildings. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Office of Student Life at (541) 684-7345 or Campus Security at (541) 517-5197.
Reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the college judicial system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, Campus Security or the Dean of Students (or his/her designee) can file a report on the details of the 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 accurate records 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 crime statistics for the institution.
SECURITY AND ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES
During business hours, the college (excluding certain residence halls) will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all college facilities is requested through Campus Security at 541-517-5197.
Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. Campus Security and Residence Life staff patrol and respond to security, safety, and livability issues. The Physical Plant maintains buildings and grounds with a concern for safety. Overnight guests must register with the Director of Residence Life and are asked to abide by Northwest Christian University policies outlined in the Student Handbook.
Over extended breaks, the doors of all halls will be secured 24/7. Some facilities may have individual hours, which may vary at different times of the year. Examples are the library and Morse Event Center. In these cases, facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facility. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules.
FEDERAL CAMPUS CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT
This summary of policies has been provided in an effort to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (1990; last amended 1998) and the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226). Information is reviewed and updated annually. If you have information you want to be included or have questions, comments or remarks, please contact the Dean of Students (or his/her designee) at (541) 684-7345.
The Eugene Police Department has law enforcement jurisdiction over all parts of the Northwest Christian University campus. Students and staff must cooperate with officers investigating an accident or crime.
Northwest Christian University Campus Safety officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Northwest Christian University. Officers do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. Officers maintain a professional working relationship with the Eugene Police Department.
Students and staff are urged to promptly contact Campus Security at (541) 517-5197 and the Office of Student Life at (541) 684-7345 regarding a crime on campus. Failure to do so may compromise the security and safety of the campus community and perhaps the community at large.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Northwest Christian University provides the following link to the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Information Website.
This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice of each institution of higher education in the State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.
Registry information provided under this section shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, screening of current or prospective employees, volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited and willful violation shall be punishable by law. The Oregon State Police is responsible for maintaining this registry.
Both residential and commuter students are given information about Campus Security each year at the beginning of each semester. Additionally, campus security is outlined in the Student Handbook which is available online. Campus Security is discussed in staff meetings and faculty meetings as needs arise.
Crime prevention programs and sexual assault prevention programs are offered through the Residence Life department. 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. When time is of the essence, information is released to the college community through security alerts posted prominently throughout campus and through emails.
ESCORT PROGRAM: Campus Security will provide escorts to students, faculty, and staff to and from their vehicles or campus buildings.
CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
The categories in the PDF document below are listed as required by federal law. The figures are compiled from the Campus Patrol incident reports and Eugene Police Department crime statistics. To the best of our knowledge no Northwest Christian University students were involved as the perpetrator of any of the crimes.