Safety & Security at CCV
CCV is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. CCV has policies that address safety and security, drug and alcohol use and abuse, sexual assault, harassment, and disruptive persons. CCV’s Emergency Reference Guide was designed as a tool to assist faculty and staff in case of an emergency such as medical, fire, bomb threat, evacuation or property damage.
How to Be Safe
Regardless of where you live, work, or learn, there are measures you can take to avoid personal danger. You may not be able to anticipate every emergency before it occurs, but it is helpful to think about your own and others’ safety well before a situation happens. Most important of all is to stay alert to your surroundings, whether that involves icy roads or an unfamiliar parking lot. Try to stay calm, also, as this will help you to keep a clear mind when solving problems. Do not carry weapons or items that you intend to use as weapons. These may be taken and used against you. As stated in the weapons policy, do not bring weapons to CCV. Using a whistle or cell phone to call for help is a safer alternative. See additional recommendations when traveling to or from CCV.
What to Do If You Think You Are the Victim of a Crime:
Supporting A Drug-Free Campus & Workplace
As part of its continuing efforts to support a healthy, drug-free campus and workplace, the College regularly surveys students about their alcohol and drug usage, attitudes, and perceptions. For a list of the key findings from the 2010 survey, community resources, college expectations, and health risks associated with substance use and abuse, see A Guide for a Drug-Free Campus & Workplace.
In 1990, Congress passed the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, requiring colleges and universities to report the occurrence of criminal offenses and the number of arrests for specific crimes for the preceding calendar years. In the past three years, none of the following crimes were reported, on campus, at Community College of Vermont; sex offense, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, manslaughter, arson, crimes of prejudice, drug abuse violation, or weapons possessions. Reported from CCV’s 12 academic centers, there was one burglary in 2011, one in 2010 and one in 2009. On public property, in close proximity to CCV academic centers, there was one illegal weapons possession arrest, six drug abuse violation arrests, and one liquor law violation arrest in 2009. In 2010, there were three liquor law violation arrests, seven drug abuse violation arrests and no illegal weapons possession arrests. In 2011, again on public property in close proximity to CCV academic centers, there were four liquor law violation arrests, six drug abuse violation arrests and two illegal weapons possession arrests. None of the reported crimes manifested evidence of prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. View the full report, which includes reports of public property.
Community College of Vermont is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff and has policies that address the crime awareness act, center safety and security, hate crime reporting, drug and alcohol use and abuse, sexual harassment, and disruptive persons. These can be viewed on the CCV policy webpage along with further information about center safety and security or obtained by contacting Barbara Martin, Dean of Administration, 802-828-2800.
If you are subject to or you observe any discriminating, unprofessional or harassing behavior, it is vitally important for you to bring it to the attention of a CCV staff member. Each academic center has identified Sexual Harassment contact people who would be a safe place to start with any complaint.
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