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Clery Security Report 

North Central Missouri College has a mission to advance learning and provide service. In fulfilling its mission, the College adheres to a set of educational and administrative policies that are essential to maintain a safe and secure learning environment and that foster a sense of community and public accountability.


Policy - The Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

North Central Missouri College prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus and alternate sites. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the NCMC Dean of Student Services, designated Campus Security Authorities, and local law enforcement agencies.

NCMC reports crime using the definitions as described in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook as required by Clery Act regulations. Officials of the College that are designated Campus Security Authorities are required to notify the Dean of Student Services of crimes that are defined under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics Act, however, it is the responsibility of all members of the campus community to report crimes. Please see General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency.

North Central Missouri College has a memorandum agreement with the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center (NCMMHC) to provide counseling for students. The NCMMHC staff work with their clients to report crime to North Central Missouri College on a voluntary basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client.

Each semester, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students that provides the website to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification via e-mail notification. Paper copies of the report may be obtained at the Dean of Student Services Office, located in the Alexander Student Center or by calling 660-359-3948. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from the Human Resources Director/Controller at 660-359-3948 ext. 1502 and the report website is attached to the Human Resources website. Prospective students can obtain a copy on the “Future Student” link on the NCMC website, under “Consumer Information.”

The descriptions of campus policies are only summaries. If there are any questions to the referenced policies or if any person believes that the requirements of the Act have not been fulfilled, please contact the Dean of Student Services at (660)359-3948 ext. 1400. These policies are subject to change at any time. Persons with print-related disabilities may request this publication in an alternate format by contacting the Public Relations Office at (660) 359-3948, Ext. 1203. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for your request.


Policy - Timely Warning 

Campus wide timely warnings are provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes and other events that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. This communication is prepared as part of the timely warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The Dean of Student Services, in cooperation with the Chief Information Officer, is responsible for issuing a timely warning when a crime is reported to or brought to the attention of college authorities and that crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of members of the college community. Information for timely warnings may also come from other law enforcement agencies.  Decisions to issue a timely warning will be made on a case-by-case basis, including such factors as: the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.
Every attempt will be made to issue the warning within a reasonable amount of time; however, the release is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident, and investigation restraints.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Dean of Student Services by phone at 660-359-3948, Ext. 1400 or in person at the Alexander Student Center.

In the event that a situation arises either on or off campus that, in the judgment of the Dean of Student Services in consultation with the President and/or Vice President constitutes an ongoing threat, a campus wide ‘timely warning” may be issued and distributed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Posting on electronic bulletin boards, including Blackboard and SAIL
  • Bulletin boards
  • NCMC alert text messaging
  • Email
  • News release
  • NCMC website 

Timely warnings will be issued to the entire campus community. 

 
Missing Student Policy  

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, North Central Missouri College has the following policy and procedure in place for reporting and investigating a report of a missing student who resides in on-campus student housing:
If an NCMC employee has been notified that a student has not been seen on campus for more than 24 hours and community members do not know where the student may be or are concerned about their whereabouts, information must be sent immediately to the Dean of Student Services and Trenton Police Department. If this report is made after typical business hours, community members should notify the Trenton Police Department immediately and notify the Dean of Student Services at the earliest possible time.

Students will have the option to indicate a different emergency contact to be notified within 24 hours, should a missing persons report be filed. Students can list the contact on their Emergency Information Sheet, completed at check-in. The information: will be registered confidentially, will be accessible only to authorized campus officials, and may not be disclosed, except to a law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.
If the student of concern has been missing for 24 hours and is 18 or older, the College will notify the designated contact, if identified, and proper local authorities to cooperate with any initiated investigation. At this time, the College may also begin contacting close acquaintances of the missing student to assist with the investigative process.

If the student of concern has been missing for 24 hours and is not emancipated and under the age of 18, their custodial parent or guardian will be contacted immediately by the Dean of Student Services, in addition to any additional contact person designated by the student. After the permanent legal guardian and additional contact have been notified, the College will cooperate with the guardian, designated contact and the local authorities to pursue the appropriate course of action.

If community members are concerned about the student’s whereabouts and feels that they may be in danger, they should immediately contact the Trenton Police Department, or 911 if there is immediate, present danger.

Depending on the circumstances regarding the student’s absence or status, the College reserves the right to notify parents and/or permanent legal guardian regarding the report of the missing student at any time, regardless of their age.


Policy - Facilities and Access Policy

During business hours, the College (excluding certain housing facilities) will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all College facilities is by key or card, if issued, or by admittance via an NCMC staff member. Arrangements to use College facilities including both buildings and grounds, must be made in advance through the Ketcham Community Center or the Vice President of Instruction/Student Services Office.

Residence Halls

Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. Over extended breaks, the doors of all halls will be secured around the clock. Information in the College Catalog and Student Handbook details rules and regulations. Residence hall students are permitted to enter their own building at all times. Guests are also welcome in the residence halls. However, each guest must be accompanied at all times by the resident who is serving as the guest’s host. All overnight guests must be registered with the Director of Residence Life or Hall Coordinator before or at the time of arrival.


General

The campus buildings are open to the public during regular business hours. College Maintenance and Custodial personnel secure academic, administration and service buildings when they are not in use, and unlocking them during the weekend only as needed. Other than residence halls, all buildings or facilities are off limits to students after closing hours. However, department heads or administrators may authorize a student to work in a building after closing hours. Some facilities may have individual hours, which may vary at different times of the year. Examples are the Ketcham Community Center, ARC, Library, WIB, and Head Start. In these cases, the 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.


Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures 

Emergency notification to students and employees will include one or more of the following:  telephone paging system, fire alarm paging, website, text messaging, and email notification system (texting and email notification require signing up with Community Connection service).  Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an immediate threat to the NCMC campus community.

To sign up for Community Connection: http://my.textcaster.com/ServePopup.aspx?id=506  Enter required information and under Grundy County check the box next to North Central Missouri College.

Determination of an emergency situation will be made by a member or members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group, as outlined in the Crisis Management Plan.  If the situation warrants, local, county, and state enforcement agencies will be consulted by a member of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group and information will be shared with the President or designee.

Upon confirmation that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees, emergency notification will occur. “Immediate” is defined as posting an imminent or impending threat.  The acting president will declare a crisis situation.

A member or members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group will make the decision to notify the entire campus or only select areas based on the situation, considering information such as: location of incident, potential harm and risk to other areas of campus, etc.  There will be continued assessment of the situation and additional segments of the campus community may be notified if the situation warrants.
When there is a potential that a very large segment of the community will be affected or when a situation threatens the operation of the campus as a whole, the entire campus will be notified. 

Where possible, prepared scripts and recordings will be used.  The final content will be prepared by a member or members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group, in consultation with local authorities if the situation warrants.  Information shared may differ by segments of the campus community, for example a tornado warning would warrant local commuter students to not leave their homes, while residential students will be asked to take shelter in designated on-campus locations. 

A select member or members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group or trained designee will be responsible for activating the notification systems.  The notification systems will be activated 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 mitigate the emergency.

Members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group

  • *President
  • *Vice President of Instruction/Student Services
  • *Chief Financial Officer
  • Dean of Student Services
  •  Dean of Instruction
  • Dean of Allied Health
  • *Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Business
  • Director of  Development
  •  Director of TRIO programs
  • *Director of Physical Plant
  •  Director of Public Relations
  • Director of Residence Life
  • Director of Ketcham Community Center
  • Director of Human Resources/Controller
  • Coordinator of Educational Services, Maryville

*Notifying Member


If notification beyond the campus community is required, a member or members of the Crisis Management Team Decision Group, in conjunction with the President, will work with Public Relations to disseminate the emergency information.

The Crisis Management Plan is reviewed annually.  Crisis management procedures are outlined in the crisis management plan, located at: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/crisis_plan.pdf.  When a situation occurs that causes an immediate threat to the campus, the first responders to the scene will usually be the Trenton Police Department and Trenton Fire Department.  These entities typically respond and will work with NCMC to assist with the incident.  Depending on the nature of the incident, other local, country or federal agencies could also be involved in responding to the incident.

General information about emergency response and evacuation procedures for NCMC are publicized each year as part of the institution’s Clery Act compliance efforts and that information is available on the NCMC website.

All members of the NCMC community are notified on an annual basis that they are required to notify the Trenton Police Department and relevant NCMC officials of any situation or incident on campus that involves a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may involve an immediate or ongoing threat to the health and safety of students and/or employees on campus.

Annually, North Central Missouri College will conduct announced or unannounced drills to test emergency procedures. Drills in the residence halls will be conducted, at minimum, once per semester.  Each drill date, time, and feedback will be recorded and shared with members of the Crisis Management Team Operation Group.  An email will be sent prior to the annual drill directing students and employees to emergency and evacuation procedures and the crisis management plan for additional safety and security information.  Detailed information on shelter-in-place, safe areas, and evacuation plans for each building will be included.

Documentation will occur for each test, to include: a description of the exercise, date the test was held, time the test started and ended, and whether it was announced or unannounced.  Documentation and feedback will be recorded and shared with members of the Crisis Management Team Operation Group.


Policy – Law Enforcement

North Central Missouri College does not have campus security. The Trenton Police Department has full police power, including arrest authority and power to search and routinely patrol the campus, as they would any other citywide area. A good working relationship exists between the Trenton Police Department and NCMC.

 

Policy – Counseling Services

North Central Missouri College does not have on-campus counseling services. NCMC does partner with the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center (NCMMHC) to provide counseling to students. For more information, contact the Dean of Student Services at 660-359-3948, ext. 1400 or NCMMHC at 660-359-4487.

Policy - General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency 

NCMC does not have a voluntary confidential reporting system for inclusion in the annual crime statistics. Any individual on the NCMC campus who is a victim of a crime, observes any criminal activity, or has information about a crime should report the incident immediately to the Trenton Police Department (TPD). Persons reporting criminal incidents should provide as much information as possible. If possible, this should include the location, nature of injuries, the description of possible criminals and briefly what happened. Trenton police officers will respond to protect the victims, investigate the incident and make arrests when warranted.

In addition, community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Dean of Student Services in a timely manner. To report a crime or an emergency on the NCMC campus, call the Trenton Police Department at 911. To report a non-emergency security issue call the Dean of Students at extension 1400 or from outside the College phone system, 660-359-3948. North Central Missouri College has outreach locations at Bethany, Brookfield, Chillicothe, Maryville, and Unionville.  Classes are also offered at various sites including, but may not be limited to: Cameron, Gallatin, St. Joseph, and Stanberry. To report a crime or emergency at an outreach site, class location, or at a property owned or controlled by NCMC, call the local police department by dialing 911. To report a non-emergency security issue, call the Dean of Student Services at 660-359-3948, Ext. 1400.

All NCMC incident reports are forwarded to the Dean of Student Services Office for review and potential action. The Police Department will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on the scene, including TPD, will offer the victim services.

Information is made available to provide NCMC community members with specific information about the resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to infer that those resources are “reporting entities" for NCMC. Crimes should be reported to the Dean of Student Services to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.
In addition you may report a crime to the following areas:

1. Dean of Student Services

(660)-359-3948 ext. 1400 / ASC

2. Vice President of Instruction/Student Services

(660)-359-3948 ext. 1300 / Geyer

3. Chief Financial Officer

(660)-359-3948 ext. 1500 / Frey

4. Director, Housing and Residence Life

(660)-359-3948 ext. 1412 / ASC

 

Campus Security Authorities  

According to federal law, colleges are required to report statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who is defined as a Campus Security Authority.

A Campus Security Authority is defined by the Clery Act as “An official of the institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.”  Due to the nature of certain positions at NCMC, they may qualify as a Campus Security Authority.  As such, they will be expected to report crimes for inclusion in the NCMC Annual Security Report.  Campus Security Authorities at NCMC include:

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Director
  • Athletic Director/Men’s Basketball Coach
  • Barton Director
  • Bethany Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Dean of Student Services
  • Director of Physical Plant
  • Director of Residence Life/Men’s Baseball Coach
  • Hall Director – Ellsworth/Assistant Baseball Coach
  • Hall Director – Selby/Assistant Softball Coach
  • Ketcham Community Center Director
  • Librarian
  • Maryville Director
  • Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
  • TRIO Director
  • Vice President, Instruction & Student Services
  • Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Women’s Softball Coach

 

Policy – Off-Campus Crime

For off campus reporting, please contact the Trenton Police Department. NCMC does not have off-campus locations designated for housing or assigned specifically for officially recognized student organizations.


Policy - Discipline

The College reserves the right to discipline or dismiss any student who fails to maintain its standards. As a condition of admission, each student concedes to the College this power of discipline in order to preserve the college ideals of scholarship, integrity and personal propriety. Each student is expected to accept responsibility as a member of the College and is held accountable for the NCMC Student Code of Conduct, academic integrity expectations, other College rules and regulations published in the Student Handbook and the current North Central Missouri College catalog.

During a conduct hearing, the accuser and the accused will have the same rights to have others present at the disciplinary proceedings according to the College disciplinary process. Victims always have the option to notify proper law enforcement authorities, and their option to be assisted in doing so. Upon written request, the outcome of the disciplinary hearing of the alleged perpetrator will be disclosed to the alleged victim of any crime of violence. In the event of a conduct hearing involving a sex offense, the accuser and the accused will be informed of the outcome. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victim.


Policy- Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations (Education Department General Administrative Regulations [EDGAR]), notes that no institution of higher education shall be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program, unless the institution certifies to the Secretary that the institution has adopted and has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.  In response, NCMC has adopted and implemented program and policies to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. 


Students

Students are expected to comply with local and state laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and illegal drugs. In addition, the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, consumption, use or transportation of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and illegal drugs and/or possession of drug paraphernalia by any student on College property, at any college-sponsored student activity, or at NCMC approved classes, field trips or activities off campus shall be strictly prohibited. This includes possession of alcoholic beverage containers.

No student shall be in an intoxicated condition, which may be evidenced by disorderly, obscene or indecent conduct or appearance, while on campus or at a college- approved event off campus. No student shall furnish or cause to be furnished any alcoholic beverage to any person under the legal drinking age. Missouri under-age drinking laws will be enforced through judicial referrals and, or reporting incidents to the Trenton Police Department.

A violation of NCMC alcohol and drug policies by students is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, which may result in a verbal warning, written warning, loss of privileges, probation, suspension, expulsion from the halls and/or campus, or imposition of a lesser sanction. Sanctions may also include classes, community service, referrals for appropriate counseling and/or referral to local law enforcement for prosecution. If a student is convicted of violating criminal laws regarding alcohol or drugs, they may be subject to civil action. Legal sanctions may include classes, community service, fines, prison terms, loss of driving privileges, and mandated rehabilitation programs.   


Employees

The unlawful possession, purchase, manufacture, use, sale or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees on college property or at any of its activities is prohibited. Violations of NCMC alcohol and drug policies as stated in College policies or employee handbooks/manuals may result in disciplinary action including corrective discipline, counseling, (faculty) reassignment, verbal warnings, documented warnings, probation, suspension with or without pay, and discharge for employees and/or referral to local law enforcement for prosecution.

If an employee is convicted of violating criminal laws concerning alcohol or drugs, in addition to civil action, the employee may be subject to termination. Legal sanctions may include classes, community service, fines, prison terms, loss of driving privileges, and mandated rehabilitation programs.  Failure to disclose previous convictions on a job application is grounds for termination.

NCMC supports the laws and regulations of the United States of America, the State of Missouri, Grundy County, and the City of Trenton as well as the counties and cities in which our outreach sites are located. Each student and employee is expected to do the same. A Federal Trafficking Penalties table, obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is provided below:  

 

Federal Trafficking Penalties

DRUG/SCHEDULE

QUANTITY

PENALTIES

QUANTITY

PENALTIES

Cocaine (Schedule II)

500 - 4999 gms mixture

First Offense :

5 kgs or more mixture

First Offense :

Cocaine Base (Schedule II)

28-279 gms mixture

Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual

280 gms or more mixture

Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Fentanyl (Schedule II)

40 - 399 gms mixture

400 gms or more mixture

Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I)

10 - 99 gms mixture

Second Offense : Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual

100 gms or more mixture

Second Offense : Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

Heroin (Schedule I)

100 - 999 gms mixture

1 kg or more mixture

LSD (Schedule I)

1 - 9 gms mixture

10 gms or more mixture

2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment

Methamphetamine (Schedule II)

5 - 49 gms pure or 50 - 499 gms mixture

50 gms or more pure or 500 gms or more mixture

PCP (Schedule II)

10 - 99 gms pure or 100 - 999 gms mixture

100 gm or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture

PENALTIES

Other Schedule I & II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid)

Any amount

First Offense : Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense : Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, not more than 15 yrs. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual

 

Other Schedule III drugs

Any amount

First Offense : Not more than 10 years. If death or serious injury, not more that 15 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense : Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not more than 30 yrs. Fine not more than $1.5 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual

All other Schedule IV drugs

Any amount

First Offense : Not more than 5 years. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)

Less than 1 gm

Second Offense : Not more than 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.

All Schedule V drugs

Any amount

First Offense: Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense : Not more than 4 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.


Federal Trafficking Penalties - Marijuana

DRUG

QUANTITY

1st OFFENSE

2nd OFFENSE*

Marijuana (Schedule I)

1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants

Not less than 10 years, not more than life

Not less than 20 years, not more than life

If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

If death or serious injury, mandatory life

Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual

Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if other than an individual

Marijuana (Schedule I)

100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants

Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years

Not less than 10 years, not more than life

If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

If death or serious injury, mandatory life

Fine not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual

Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual

Marijuana (Schedule I)

more than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixture

Not more than 20 years

Not more than 30 years

If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life

If death or serious injury, mandatory life

more than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants

Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual

Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than individual

Marijuana (Schedule I)

1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg

Not more than 5 years

Not more than 10 years

Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million other than individual

Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual

Hashish (Schedule I)

10 kg or less

Hashish Oil (Schedule I)

1 kg or less

*The minimum sentence for a violation after two or more prior convictions for a felony drug offense have become final is a mandatory term of life imprisonment without release and a fine up to $8 million if an individual and $20 million if other than an individual. 

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information and Programs

The College assists in drug education and prevention programs to reduce the abuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. First-time violators of the College’s substance abuse policies are required to attend a substance abuse education class as part of the disciplinary process. Specific information is addressed in the Alcohol and Drug Biennial Review, available on the Student Consumer Information page at: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/biennial_review.pdf
or located in the Dean of Student Services Office. The College also provides education through dissemination of informational materials, educational programs, counseling referrals and college disciplinary actions.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Biennial Review
NCMC compiles a Biennial Review of the College alcohol and drug policy and initiatives.  The Biennial Review includes: foundational belief, a review of policy, annual notification, goals, statistical reporting elements, enforcement/sanction consistency, AOD campus efforts, measured effectiveness of the policy and programs through a SWOT analysis, and identified improvements that can be made.  It can be found at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/biennial_review.pdf


Health Risks

Substance abuse may result in a wide array of serious health and behavioral problems. Substance abuse has both long and short-term effects on the body and the mind. Alcohol and drugs are toxic to the human body. In addition to the problem of toxicity, contaminant poisonings often occur with illegal drug use. HIV infection with intravenous drug use is a prevalent hazard.

Acute health problems may include heart attack, stroke, and sudden death, which can occur for first time cocaine users. Long lasting effects caused by drug and alcohol abuse can cause problems such as disruption of normal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, leaks of blood vessels in the brain, bleeding and destruction of brain cells, possible memory loss, infertility, impotency, immune system impairment, kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and pulmonary damage. Drug use during pregnancy may result in fetal damage and birth defects causing hyperactivity, neurological abnormalities, and developmental difficulties.
Additional health risks can include:

Substance

Some Possible Long-Term Effects

Alcohol

toxic psychosis, physical dependence, neurological and liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome, impaired judgment

Amphetamines
uppers, speed, crank

loss of appetite, delusions, hallucinations, heart problems, hypertension, irritability, insomnia, toxic psychosis, rebound depression

Barbiturates
barbs, bluebirds, blues

severe withdrawal symptoms, possible convulsions, toxic psychosis, depression, physical dependence, impaired judgment

Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Dalmane, Rohypnol)
benzos, downers, sleepers, tranqs, roofies

impaired judgment, sedation, panic reaction, seizures, psychological dependence, physical dependence

Cocaine & Cocaine freebase
coke

loss of appetite, depression, weight loss, seizure, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, psychosis, chronic cough, nasal passage injury, hallucinations

Codeine

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy, respiratory depression

Heroin
H, junk, smack

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy, respiratory depression

Inhalants
ames, gas, laughing gas, poppers, snappers

psychological dependence, psychotic reactions, confusion, frozen airway, sudden death

LSD
acid

may intensify existing psychosis, panic reactions, can interfere with psychological adjustment and social functioning, insomnia, flashbacks

MDA, MDMA, MOMA
ecstasy, xtc

same as LSD, sleeplessness, nausea, confusion, increased blood pressure,sweating, paranoia

Marijuana (cannabis)
pot, grass, dope, weed, joints

bronchitis, conjunctivitis, mood swings, paranoia, lethargy, impaired concentration

Mescaline (peyote cactus)
mesc, peyote

may intensify existing psychosis, hallucinations at high dose

Methaqualone
ludes

coma, convulsions

Morphine
M, morf

physical dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy

PCP
crystal, tea, angel dust

psychotic behavior, violent acts, psychosis, hallucinations at high dose

Psilocybin
magic mushrooms, shrooms

may intensify existing psychosis

Steroids
roids, juice

cholesterol imbalance, acne, baldness, anger management problems, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in men, premature fusion of long bones preventing attainment of normal height, atrophy of reproductive organs, impotence, reduced fertility, stroke, hypertension, congestive heart failure, liver damage, depression

Provided courtesy of the University of Washington. 
 

Treatment Programs

There is no available on-campus counseling. Locally, counseling and referral assistance to students and employees who are troubled by alcohol or substance abuse problems is provided by North Central Missouri Mental Health Center and Preferred Family Healthcare. Staff and faculty who are experiencing symptoms associated with their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use are encouraged to seek help. NCMC employees may also seek assistance through the NCMC EAP program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.


Policy – Addressing Sex Offenses

The NCMC Sexual Misconduct Policy can be accessed at the following link: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/bot/manual/board_policy_manual.pdf (P26).  A paper copy can also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Director/Controller, Dean of Student Services, or Title IX Coordinator.

The College educates the student community about sexual assaults and acquaintance rape through fall orientations and in an annual Campus Safety Week. The Department of Residence Life offers sexual assault education and information programs to College students upon request. Literature regarding: sexual violence on campus, date rape education, risk reduction, what to do if an assault occurs, and local resources are available through the Department of Residence Life and the Dean of Student Services Office. A 24-hour Crisis Line is also available by calling 816-531-0233.

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. NCMC 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 the Trenton Police Department and the Dean of Student Services. Filing a police report with a College official will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny. Filing a police report will ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, provide 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), and assure the victim has access to confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention. NCMC partners with North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to provide counseling. There are no on-campus counseling services available.

The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system and the college conduct process, or only the latter. NCMC personnel will assist the student in notifying the Trenton Police Department if the student requests assistance.

College procedures dictate that the accused and the victim will each be allowed to choose one person to accompany them throughout the hearing. Both the victim and accused will be informed of the outcome of the hearing. A student found guilty of violating the College sexual misconduct policy could be criminally prosecuted in the state courts and may face college sanctions which can include: probation, suspension, or expulsion from the College for the first offense. Student victims have the option to change their academic and/or on-campus living situations after an alleged sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably available.


Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights
In 1992, the United States Congress enacted the Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights which was signed into law July of 1992. It states that:
·         Accuser and accused will have the same opportunity to have others present.
·         Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
·         Survivors shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
·         Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
·         Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.

In addition, the Missouri Constitution contains a crime victims Bill of Rights which states:
Missouri Constitution

Article I
BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 32

August 28, 2010

Crime victims' rights.

Section 32. 1. Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights, as defined by law:
(1) The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings at which the defendant has such right, including juvenile proceedings where the offense would have been a felony if committed by an adult;
(2) Upon request of the victim, the right to be informed of and heard at guilty pleas, bail hearings, sentencings, probation revocation hearings, and parole hearings, unless in the determination of the court the interests of justice require otherwise;
(3) The right to be informed of trials and preliminary hearings;
(4) The right to restitution, which shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other civil cause of action, or as otherwise provided by law;
(5) The right to the speedy disposition and appellate review of their cases, provided that nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the defendant from having sufficient time to prepare his defense;
(6) The right to reasonable protection from the defendant or any person acting on behalf of the defendant;
(7) The right to information concerning the escape of an accused from custody or confinement, the defendant's release and scheduling of the defendant's release from incarceration; and
(8) The right to information about how the criminal justice system works, the rights and the availability of services, and upon request of the victim the right to information about the crime.
2. Notwithstanding section 20 of article I of this Constitution, upon a showing that the defendant poses a danger to a crime victim, the community, or any other person, the court may deny bail or may impose special conditions which the defendant and surety must guarantee.
3. Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating a cause of action for money damages against the state, a county, a municipality, or any of the agencies, instrumentalities, or employees provided that the General Assembly may, by statutory enactment, reverse, modify, or supercede any judicial decision or rule arising from any cause of action brought pursuant to this section.
4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize a court to set aside or to void a finding of guilt, or an acceptance of a plea of guilty in any criminal case.
5. The general assembly shall have power to enforce this section by appropriate legislation.
(Adopted November 3, 1992.)


Policy - 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 Actand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, NCMC must provide a link to the Missouri Sex Offender Registry. 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 that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

For a list of registered offenders reported to the College, contact the Dean of Student Services Office at 660-359-3948, Ext. 1400. The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains an online registry of sex offenders. The list is available at: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CRID/SOR/SORPage.htm


Policy - Firearms

The possession and use of personal firearms, explosives, other weapons or unauthorized dangerous chemicals is strictly prohibited on campus or at any College activity.


Policy - Non-Discrimination

North Central Missouri College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; discrimination prohibited by Title IV Public Law 88-352, 1964; Public Law 88-380, 1972; the Age Discrimination Act; and other applicable statutes and College policies. NCMC prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

Title IX prohibits a recipient from discriminating on the basis of sex in admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, activities, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, use of buildings, and employment. The Supreme Court also has concluded that sexual harassment violates Title IX, Franklin vs. Gwinnett County Pub.Sch., 503 U.S. 60 (1992).

The following has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and to serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX, Title VII and Section 504 compliance: the NCMC President (contact information: Dr. Neil Nuttall, Frey Building, 1213 Mabel Street; phone extension 1200; nnuttall@mail.ncmissouri.edu.)

Inquiries regarding Title IX can also be referred to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators for NCMC are the Athletic Director (Ketcham Community Center, 1322 Mabel Street; phone extension 1409); Human Resources Director (Frey Building, 1213 Mabel Street, phone extension 1502); and the Dean of Student Services (Alexander Student Center, 1204 Main Street, phone extension 1400).

The following have been designated to assist with handling inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations for NCMC: the Human Resources Director (for employees) and the Disability Support Services Coordinator (for students), (Alexander Student Center, 1204 Main Street, phone extension 1405).

Inquiries concerning the application of anti-discrimination laws may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights,
U.S. Department of Education.

Further information on notice of nondiscrimination can be obtained at http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm or 1-800-421-3481.

In compliance with Federal Rules and Regulations, NCMC has adopted procedures for resolving complaints, including complaints of discrimination. The procedures are available to any NCMC student, employee or applicant who feels that s/he has been discriminated against in employment or student programs/activities.

Copies of the Complaint Policy, Grievance Procedure, or Sexual Misconduct Policy may be obtained at www.ncmissouri.edu or the offices of the Human Resources Director or the Dean of Student Services. Persons with print-related disabilities may request this information in an alternate format by contacting the Disability Support Services Coordinator.

Printed materials/brochures shall contain the following statement: NCMC is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran
status, ancestry, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, other applicable statutes and college policy. Sexual harassment, to include sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination and is prohibited.

Inquiries concerning these statutes and nondiscrimination policies should be referred to the college president, Dr. Neil Nuttall, Frey Building, 1213 Mabel Street, phone extension 1200, or nnuttall@mail.ncmissouri.edu.


Policy - Crime Awareness and Prevention

During Orientation, Advising, and Registration (OAR) and residence life meetings, students and parents are briefed on safety and security. In addition, the campus conducts a Safety Awareness Week, providing safety and security information addressing topics that include: personal safety, theft prevention, campus security, crime prevention, sexual assault, health and wellness, drinking or texting while driving, and other safety measures that can be taken. Student Services personnel are also available on request to address crime prevention programs.

Personal safety and property security at NCMC is everyone’s responsibility.  The following information is provided during OAR and on the NCMC website:
Security Tips
•       Residence hall doors should be locked at all times
•       All guests must be properly registered and should never be left unattended
•       Suspicious persons found in or around the building should be reported to the Business Office at 1500 or contact the Trenton Police at 911
•       Stay alert at all times (wearing headphones while walking/jogging can reduce alertness)
•       Let a roommate or friend know where you are going and how long you might be gone
•       Walk on the part of the sidewalk close to the street
•       Trust your instincts. Get help right away if the situation or place is uncomfortable
•       Don't carry large sums of cash, or display cash in public
•       Keep a list at home of credit cards and other important material you would need to replace in case of loss
•       Keep names and phone numbers of relatives or friends handy in the event of an emergency

Vehicles
•       Do not leave your keys inside an unattended vehicle
•       Do not leave your vehicle unlocked/unsecured. Make sure windows are closed
•       Do not leave valuables visible in your car

Security services
•       Campus lighting throughout
•       Safety information provided through passive programming
•       Residence hall exterior doors locked 24 hours/day

•       Cameras in the parking lot
•       Safety and security programs are available at your request!


Safety Services

Accidents, injuries, illnesses, fires, safety threats and other hazards should be reported immediately to the NCMC Business Office at 359-3948, Ext. 1500, or Student Services, Ext. 1418.  In emergencies, call 911.


Lighting

Nighttime safety is enhanced by an outdoor lighting system on campus. Replacement of spent exterior bulbs is accomplished jointly by the City of Trenton and NCMC Maintenance Department.

 

Phones

Telephones are available at numerous locations on campus to provide call capability to the Trenton Police Department, the College Business Office (359-3948, Ext. 1500) or Student Services (359-3948, Ext. 1201).

 

Policy – Annual Security Report/Crime Statistics

The NCMC crime statistics are updated annually by the Dean of Student Services Office. The statistics reported are provided by North Central Missouri College, and available police department records. To request current information, contact the Dean of Student Services by phone: 660-359-3948, ext. 1400.

Crime statistics are reported using the guidelines established by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Handbook and National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Department of Education, Student Assistance General Provisions (34 CFR part 668 Section 668.48) Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics directs an annual reporting period from January 1 until December 31 of each year.

The federal Campus Security Statistics report for all postsecondary institutions can be accessed at the following Web site: http://ope.ed.gov/security/Search.asp
NCMC Crime Statistics can be accessed at the following link:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/clery-security-report.pdf


Annual Fire Safety Report

NCMC publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Student Right-to-Know and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  Statistics are provided for the three most recent calendar years and includes statistics related to the number of fires, causes, injuries, deaths, and property damage.  Housing facility fire safety systems, drills and related campus policies and procedures are also included.  Contact for reporting fires and improvement plans are outlined. 

The Annual Fire Safety Report can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Pages/fire_safety_report.aspx.  A paper copy of this report can also be obtained by contacting the Dean of Student Services, 660-359-3948 Ext. 1400.