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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. The report is also attached to the Human Resources website, and for prospective students, available on the “Future Student” link on the NCMC website, under “Consumer Information.”

In some cases, the description of campus policies may be 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.


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.

When a crime is reported to or brought to the attention of college authorities, the Dean of Student Services, in cooperation with the Vice President and President, will determine if that crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of members of the college community. The situation may be on or off campus. Information for timely warnings may also come from other law enforcement agencies. If the decision is made to issue a timely warning, these designees will request that the Chief Information Officer or Dean of Student Services issue a timely warning. 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.
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 
  • Phone System

Timely warnings will be issued to the entire campus community. 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. If they are not available, report to the Vice President (Ext. 1329) or President (Ext. 1200).

Timely warnings differ from emergency notifications. The table below identifies the scope, when, where, and why warnings or notifications are made


Emergency Notification

Timely Warning

Scope: Wide focus on any significant emergency or dangerous situation (e.g. crime, severe storm, chemical spill, disease outbreak)

Scope: Required for certain crimes

Why: Emergency notification is triggered by an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the campus. Emergency notification procedures will be initiated for any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus.

Why: Timely warnings are triggered by crimes that have already occurred (and may be continuing) but which represent an ongoing threat. A timely warning will be issued for certain crimes that are reported to campus security authorities or local law enforcement agencies and are considered by the College to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

Where: Applies to situations that occur on campus

Where: Applies to crimes that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, and on public property.

When: Procedures will be initiated immediately and without delay upon confirmation that a dangerous situation or emergency exists or threatens

When: A warning will be issued as soon as the pertinent information is available.

 

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 without delay. “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 Institutional Effectiveness
  • *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
  • Site Coordinator, 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. Building escape plans are included in the NCMC Crisis Management Plan.

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.


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 local law enforcement. 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, if local law enforcement determines the person to be missing. 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.

Upon notification, the College will investigate. If the student is determined to be missing and is 18 or older, the College will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours after the missing determination is made (if the law enforcement agency did not make the determination that the student is missing). If the student is determined by the local law enforcement agency to be missing, the institution will notify within 24 hours the contact person identified by the student. At this time, the College may also begin contacting close acquaintances of the missing student to assist with the investigative process.

 If the student is determined to be missing, is under the age of 18, and is not emancipated, their custodial parent or guardian will be contacted by the College no later than 24 hours after the determination has been made that the student is missing, 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, Chief Financial Officer, or the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness. NCMC does not have campus security.

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. Cameras do assist in monitoring the exterior of the building.

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. Cameras assist in monitoring the exterior of buildings and parking lots.

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. If they are not available, contact the Vice President, Ext. 1329 or President, Ext. 1200.

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 assist in offering 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 Institutional Effectiveness

(660)-359-3948 ext. 1329 / Geyer

3. Chief Financial Officer

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

4. Director, Housing and Residence Life (Crimes occurring in residence halls)

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

5. President

660-359-3948 ext. 1200/Frey

In addition, Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are available to file crime reports with the institution. A complete listing of CSAs is provided in this report.


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, with extensions:

  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Director (1334)
  • Athletic Director/Men’s Basketball Coach (1409)
  • Barton Director (1336)
  • Basketball, Assistant Men’s Coach (1450)
  • Basketball, Assistant Women’s Coach (1450)
  • Bethany Site Director (1905)
  • Chief Financial Officer (1500)
  • Chief Information Officer (1210)
  • Dean of Allied Health (1310)
  • Dean of Instruction (1300)
  • Dean of Student Services (1400)
  • Director of Physical Plant (1504)
  • Director of Residence Life/Men’s Baseball Coach (1412)
  • Hall Director – Ellsworth/Assistant Baseball Coach (1470)
  • Hall Director – Selby/Assistant Softball Coach (1480)
  • Ketcham Community Center Director (1455)
  • Librarian (1322)
  • Maryville Site Director (1901)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Advisor (1405)
  • Resident Assistants (In-person; Students)
  • TRIO Director (1348)
  • Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness (1329)
  • Women’s Basketball Coach (1456)
  • Women’s Softball Coach (1408)
  • *President (1200)


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 and federal and state drug laws regarding the possession, use and sale of illegal drugs will be enforced through judicial referrals and, or reporting incidents to the Trenton Police Department.

NCMC will impose sanctions, consistent with local, State, and Federal law, for violations of NCMC alcohol and drug policies and the Student Code of Conduct. Sanctions may include 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 NCMC outreach sites are located. Each student and employee is expected to do the same. Applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law can include: forfeiture of personal property and real estate, fines, revocation of driver’s license, probation, parole, imprisonment, mandatory minimum sentences, and deportation for non-US citizens.
A Federal Trafficking Penalties table, obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (
http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ftp3.shtml), is provided below:

Federal Trafficking Penalties


Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (except Marijuana)

Schedule

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

II

Cocaine
500-4999 grams mixture

First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Cocaine
5 kilograms or more mixture

First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.
2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

II

Cocaine Base
28-279 grams mixture

Cocaine Base
280 grams or more mixture

IV

Fentanyl
40-399 grams mixture

Fentanyl
400 grams or more mixture

I

Fentanyl Analogue
10-99 grams mixture

Fentanyl Analogue
100 grams or more mixture

I

Heroin
100-999 grams mixture

Heroin
1 kilogram or more mixture

I

LSD
1-9 grams mixture

LSD
10 grams or more mixture

II

Methamphetamine
5-49 grams pure or
50-499 grams mixture

Methamphetamine
50 grams or more pure
or 500 grams or more mixture

II

PCP
10-99 grams pure or
100-999 grams mixture

PCP
100 grams or more pure
or 1 kilogram or more mixture

Substance/Quantity

Penalty

Any Amount Of Other Schedule I & II Substances

First Offense: Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily 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 bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Any Drug Product Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)
1 Gram

Any Amount Of Other Schedule III Drugs

First Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. If death or serious bodily 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 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Any Amount Of All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than one gram or more of Flunitrazepam)

First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.

Any Amount Of All Schedule V Drugs

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.

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Federal Trafficking Penalties for Marijuana, Hashish and Hashish Oil, Schedule I Substances

Marijuana
1,000 kilograms or more marijuana mixture or 1,000 or more marijuana plants

First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
100 to 999 kilograms marijuana mixture or 100 to 999 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $50million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
50 to 99 kilograms marijuana mixture,
50 to 99 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual.

Hashish
More than 10 kilograms

Hashish Oil
More than 1 kilogram

Marijuana
less than 50 kilograms marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of weight)
1 to 49 marijuana plants

First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individual.
Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual.

Hashish
10 kilograms or less

Hashish Oil
1 kilogram 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.

Missouri Penalties

In addition to the information listed above, a complete listing of Missouri substances, how they are placed on the schedule and additional drug information, can be found at: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1950000017.HTM

Missouri drug regulations can be found at:
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1950000223.HTM

Student-Athlete Drug Use Testing Policy
In 2012, discussions with the President, Athletic Director, and coaches ensued regarding drug-use testing. A review of other institution’s drug use policies was conducted and policy was developed. The policy was presented to the President’s Cabinet for review and suggestions. The final policy was approved by the NCMC Board of Trustees on 8/28/12 and the first random drug test took place in Fall 2012. The College continues to issue random drug testing every semester.

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. The Alcohol and Drug Biennial Review is available at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/Documents/biennial_review.pdf,
on the Student Consumer Information page at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/hea , and in the following locations: Academic Resource Center (ARC), Library, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Services’ Office, Dean of Instruction’s Office, Dean of Allied Health’s Office, Human Resources, and the Dean of Student Services Office.


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 (NCMMHC) and Preferred Family Healthcare. The Dean of Student Services can assist students in setting-up counseling services through an agreement between NCMC and NCMMHC. NCMC employees may seek assistance through the NCMC EAP program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Specific information is available for employees by contacting Human Resources or visiting the Blue Cross/Blue Shield website. Any member of the College community that is experiencing symptoms associated with their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use is encouraged to seek help.

 

Policy –Information Regarding Sex Offenses, Disciplinary Hearings and Information for Crime Victims

North Central Missouri College’s Student Code of Conduct prohibits sexually violent acts, termed “Sexual Misconduct,” which can be crimes as well. Sexual misconduct includes non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual violence, sex/gender-based staking and sexual harassment. Sexual misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Sexual misconduct can be committed by any gender and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.

While NCMC may utilize different standards and definitions than Missouri code, sexual misconduct often overlaps with crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.

In an effort to reduce the risk of sexual misconduct as well as the crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence occurring among its students, the College utilizes a range of campaigns, strategies
and initiatives to provide awareness, educational, risk reduction and prevention programming. It is the policy of NCMC to offer programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking each year. Educational programs are offered to raise awareness for all incoming students and employees, and are often conducted during new student and new employee orientation and throughout an incoming student’s first semester. These programs and others offered throughout the year include strong messages regarding not just awareness, but also primary prevention (including normative messaging, environmental management and bystander intervention), and discuss institutional policies on sexual misconduct as well as the State of Missouri’s definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and consent in reference to sexual activity. Bystander engagement is encouraged through safe and positive intervention techniques and by empowering third party intervention and prevention such as calling for help and/or identifying allies. Programs also offer information on risk reduction that strives to empower victims, how to recognize warning signals and how to avoid potential attacks, and do so without victim blaming approaches. Throughout the year, ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns are directed to students and employees. In the event that sexual misconduct, gender based violence or the crimes of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence do occur, NCMC takes the matter very seriously.

The College employs interim protection measures such as interim suspension and/or contact bans in any case where a student’s behavior represents a risk of violence, threat, pattern or predation.

If a student is accused of sexual misconduct, other gender based violence or the crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence, s/he is subject to action in accordance with the NCMC Student Code of Conduct. A student wishing to officially report such an incident may do so by contacting the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Neil Nuttall, at 660-359-3948, ext. 1200 or visiting the President’s Office in Frey.

Anyone with knowledge about sexual misconduct or gender based violence or the crimes of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence is encouraged to report it immediately. If you are the victim of sexual misconduct, gender based violence or the crimes of rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence, some or all of these safety suggestions may guide you after an incident has occurred:

  1. Go to a safe place and speak with someone you trust. Tell this person what happened. If there is any immediate danger, contact the Trenton Police Department or call 911
  2. Consider securing immediate professional support (e.g.: counseling, victim advocacy, medical services, etc.) to assist you in the crisis
  3. If you are on campus during regular business hours, you may go to the Dean of Student Services in the Alexander Student Center for counseling referral, support and guidance.
  4. For your safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined as soon as possible, ideally within 120 hours, is important in the case of rape or sexual assault. The hospital will arrange for a specific medical examination. To preserve evidence, it is recommended that you do not bathe, shower, douche, eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, urinate, defecate or change clothes before receiving medical attention. Even if you have already taken any of these actions, you are still encouraged to have prompt medical care, and evidence may still be recoverable. Typically, if police are involved or will be involved, they will obtain evidence from the scene, and it is best to leave things undisturbed. If you are involved in transmission of items of evidence, such as to the hospital, secure them in a clean paper bag or clean sheet, to avoid contamination.
  5. If you have physical injuries, photograph or have them photographed, with a date stamp on the photo. Record the names of any witnesses, and their contact information. This information may be helpful to the proof of a crime, to obtain an order of protection or to offer proof of a campus policy violation. Try to memorize details (physical description, names, license plate number, car description,), or write detailed notes if you have time and the ability to do so. If you obtain external orders of protection (e.g. restraining orders, injunctions, protection from abuse), please notify the Dean of Student Services or the campus Title IX Coordinator so those orders can be observed on campus.
  6. Even after the immediate crisis has passed, consider seeking support from the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center. Contact the Dean of Student Services if you need assistance with College-related concerns. The Dean will also assist in any needed advocacy for students who wish to obtain protective or restraining orders from local authorities.
  7. The College is able to offer reasonable academic accommodations, changes to living arrangements, and other supports and resources as needed by a victim.

Legal Definitions
Rape is generally defined as forced sexual intercourse. It may also include situations where the victim is incapable of giving consent due incapacitation by means of disability or alcohol or other drugs. Many rapes are committed by someone the victim knows, such as a date or friend. Under Missouri law, a person commits the offense of rape in the first degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. Forcible compulsion includes the use of a substance administered without a victim's knowledge or consent which renders the victim physically or mentally impaired so as to be incapable of making an informed consent to sexual intercourse. (566.030. 1) A person commits the offense of rape in the second degree if he or she has sexual intercourse with another person knowing that he or she does so without that person's consent. (566.031. 1). Besides rape, other sexual offenses include the following: sodomy (forced anal intercourse); oral copulation (forced oral-genital contact); rape by a foreign object (forced penetration by a foreign object, including a finger); and sexual battery (the unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal). In Missouri, a person commits the crime of statutory rape in the first degree if he has sexual intercourse with another person who is less than fourteen years old.(566.032. 1) A person commits the crime of statutory rape in the second degree if being twenty-one years of age or older, he has sexual intercourse with another person who is less than seventeen years of age. (566.034. 1)

For a complete listing of the State of Missouri sexual offenses and misconduct definitions, see Missouri Statutes at: http://moga.mo.gov/

North Central Missouri College’s definitions:
Rape - Sexual intercourse with someone who is incapacitated, incapable of consent, or lacks the capacity to consent, or by the use of forcible compulsion. Rape also occurs when there is forced penetration by a foreign object, including a finger. Rape occurs when there is non-consensual sexual intercourse

Force: Physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, or coercion.
Forcible compulsion - The use of a substance administered without a victim's knowledge or consent which renders the victim physically or mentally impaired so as to be incapable of
making an informed consent to sexual intercourse

Incapacitation: The physical and/or mental inability to make informed rational judgments. States of incapacitation include, without limitation, sleep, blackouts, and flashbacks. Where alcohol or other drugs are involved, one does not have to be intoxicated or drunk to be considered incapacitated. Rather, incapacitation is determined by how the alcohol consumed impacts a person’s decision-making capacity, awareness of consequences, and ability to make informed decisions. The question is whether the respondent knew, or a sober, reasonable person in the position of the respondent should have known, that the complainant was incapacitated. Because incapacitation may be difficult to discern, students and employees are strongly encouraged to err on the side of caution; i.e. when in doubt, assume that another person is incapacitated and therefore unable to give informed consent. Being intoxicated or drunk is never a defense to a complaint of sexual misconduct under this policy.

Non-consensual sexual intercourse: Sexual intercourse with person or object that occurs without informed consent and/or force. It can include attempts to commit same.
Sexual intercourse: Penetration (anal, oral or vaginal) by a penis, tongue, finger, or an inanimate object.

Sexual violence: Sexual violence includes physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual may also be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

Sodomy - Forced anal intercourse

Oral copulation - Forced oral-genital contact

Sexual battery - The unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal

Informed consent - Words or actions that show a knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Informed consent cannot be gained by force, by ignoring or acting in spite of the objections of another, or by taking advantage of the incapacitation of another, where the respondent knows or reasonably should have known of such incapacitation. Informed consent is also absent when the activity in question exceeds the scope of informed consent previously given. In the state of Missouri, anyone under the age of seventeen cannot give informed consent.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of the academic environment. NCMC’s policy prohibits sexual harassment. All members of the College community have an obligation to promote an environment that is free of sexual harassment. Definitions of various types of sexual harassment include:

Sexual harassment: Unwelcome, impactful sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual exploitation and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct or expression of a sexual nature based on sex or on gender stereotypes. Sexual violence is also a form of sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX. It is considered to be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive if it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, limiting or depriving someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from College employment, or the College’s educational programs, activities, or services and creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Sexual harassment can occur when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, living conditions and/or educational evaluation; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or educational decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance.

In evaluating any complaint of sexual harassment, the perceived offensiveness of a
particular expression, standing alone, is not sufficient by itself to constitute sexual harassment. The conduct in question must be objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive and interfere with a person’s right to equally participate in programs or activities of the College.

Stalking, relationship violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, and cyber-stalking can also be forms of sexual harassment, when related to sex or gender stereotypes. The Office of
Civil Rights 2001 Guidance, indicates that when a student sexually harasses another student, the harassing conduct creates a hostile environment if the conduct is sufficiently
serious that it interferes with or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s programs, educational opportunities or services.

Hostile environment sexual harassment: Hostile environment sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual conduct that is verbal, nonverbal, or through physical behavior which is sufficiently severe, pervasive or objectively offensive that it alters the conditions of
employment or education and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find abusive to the person affected or would find the environment intimidating, hostile or
offensive. These circumstances could include the frequency of the conduct, its severity, pervasiveness, and whether it is physically threatening or humiliating. Hostile environment sexual harassment could be perpetrated by students, faculty, staff, peers, co-workers, persons in authority, and third parties such as contract employees, vendors or customers. The perpetrator’s intent or lack of intent to harass is not relevant to the determination of whether hostile environment harassment occurred. Examples of unwelcome conduct which may constitute hostile environment sexual harassment (if severe and/or pervasive) include, but are not limited to, unwelcome conduct such as (1) comments of a sexual nature, (2) sexually demeaning statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes, (3) display of sexually explicit materials in the workplace, (4) remarks about sexual activity or speculations about sexual experiences, and (5) whistling or other sexually explicit sounds or gestures. The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove a hostile environment, particularly if the harassment is physical.

Quid pro quo sexual harassment: Quid pro quo harassment involves expressed or implied demands for sexual favors in exchange for some benefit. It occurs when employment or academic decisions or expectations are based on employee or student’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other behavior of a sexual nature. It may involve submission to or rejection of harassing conduct when it is used to force a favorable outcome in a situation. It does not require that the employer, supervisor or instructor carry out his or her demands or insinuations. Examples may include: 1. An employee is passed up for a promotion or faces a threat of termination because they rejected their supervisor’s sexual advances, 2. An instructor promises to give a student a better grade in return for sexual favors, or 3. A supervisor tells an employee that they will receive a favorable review if they will submit to the supervisor’s request for sexual favors.

Retaliatory harassment: Any adverse employment or educational action taken against a person because of the  person’s participation in a complaint or investigation of discrimination or sexual misconduct.

Sexual exploitation: Taking non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses, and sexual harassment. It can include, without limitation, causing or attempting to cause the incapacitation of another person in order to gain a sexual advantage over such person; causing the prostitution of another person; recording, photographing or transmitting identifiable images of private sexual activity and/or the intimate (including genitalia, groin, breasts or buttocks) of another person; allowing third parties to observe private sexual acts; engaging in voyeurism; and/or knowingly or recklessly exposing another person to a significant risk of sexually transmitted infection.

Complaints or inquiries regarding sexual harassment of a student by any NCMC employee should be brought to the immediate attention of
the Title IX Coordinator or Human Resources Director. Any complaints or inquiries regarding sexual harassment of a student by another student should also be brought to the immediate attention of the Title IX Coordinator.

NCMC will investigate such claims promptly and thoroughly. If, for any reason, a student wishes to complain or inquire regarding sexual harassment, but feels it would not be appropriate to raise such issues with the position listed above, the student may inquire or complain to the Dean of Student Services or Human Resources Director, and such inquiries or complaints will receive a prompt and thorough investigation. If harassment is established, the College will discipline the offender. Disciplinary action for violations of this policy can range from verbal or written warnings, up to and including expulsion for students and immediate termination from employment or dismissal from the College for employees for serious or repeated violations.

 

Addressing Sexual Misconduct
Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment and other acts of Sex and Gender Discrimination
Specific details and procedures outlining the investigation and resolution processes of the College can be found by accessing the NCMC Sexual Misconduct Policy, found online at:
http://www.ncmissouri.edu/about/bot/manual/board_policy_manual.pdf (p. 26). A paper copy can also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Director/Controller (660-359-3948 X1502), Dean of Student Services (X1400), or Title IX Coordinator (X1200).


For offenses including sexual misconduct or other gender based violence, which typically include the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct and stalking, sanctions range from warnings through expulsion. Serious and violent incidents and acts of non‐consensual sexual intercourse (the policy equivalent to the crime of rape) usually result in suspension, expulsion or termination of employment. 

An assault should be reported directly to the Trenton Police Department (660-359-2121) or local police department at the Outreach Site location. NCMC partners with North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to provide counseling. The Dean of Student Services or the Title IX Coordinator can assist individuals in making contact with counseling services.  There are no on-campus counseling services available. Procedurally, when the College receives a report of sexual misconduct, gender‐based violence, or other sex or gender discrimination the campus Title IX Coordinator is notified. If the victim wishes to access local community agencies and/or law enforcement for support, the College will assist the victim in making these contacts. The Title IX Coordinator will offer assistance to victims in the form of interim or long‐term measures such as opportunities for academic accommodations, changes in housing for the victim or the responding student, visa assistance, changes in working situations and other assistance as may be appropriate and available on campus or in the community (such as no contact orders, campus escorts, transportation assistance, targeted interventions, etc). If the victim so desires, they will be connected with a counselor off‐campus, as well as off‐campus victim’s advocate. No victim is required to take advantage of these services and resources, but the College provides them in the hopes of offering help and support without condition or qualification. A summary of rights, options, supports and procedures, in the form of this document, is provided to all victims, whether they are a student, employee, guest or visitor. When appropriate upon receipt of notice, the Title IX Coordinator will cause a prompt, fair and impartial process to be initiated, commencing with an investigation which may lead to the imposition of sanctions, based upon a preponderance of evidence (what is more likely than not), upon a responding student or other accused individual.

The College acts to reasonably prevent its recurrence and the effects on the victim and the community are remedied. The Coordinator is responsible to assure that training is conducted annually for all investigators and hearing officers that encompasses a hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. Training will focus on sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, retaliation and other behaviors that can be forms of sex or gender discrimination covered by Title IX and Clery Act. Training will help those decision makers in the process to protect the safety of victims and to promote accountability for those who commit offenses.

The investigation and records of the resolution conducted by the College are maintained confidentially. Where information must be shared to permit the investigation to move forward, the person bringing the accusation will be informed. Privacy of the records specific to the investigation are maintained in accordance with Missouri law and the federal FERPA statute. Any public release of information to comply with the timely warning provisions of the Clery Act will not release the names of victims or information that could easily lead to a
victim’s identification. Additionally, NCMC maintains privacy in relation to any accommodations or protective measures afforded to a victim, except to the extent necessary to provide the accommodations and/or protective measures.

In any complaint of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence or other sex or gender-based discrimination covered under the federal law, Title IX, the person bringing the accusation and the responding party are entitled to the same opportunities for a support person or advisor of their choice throughout the process, including any meeting, conference, hearing or other procedural action. Once complete, the parties will be informed, in writing, of the outcome, including the finding, the sanctions (if any) and the rationale. Delivery of this outcome to the parties will occur without undue delay between notifications. All parties will be informed of the College’s appeal processes, and their rights to exercise a request for appeal.

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. Third parties are also provided final results of a disciplinary proceeding related to a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense.

 

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 victim’s 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, sentencing’s, 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 supersede 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/Controller (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/Controller in Frey at phone extension 1502 (for employees) and the Accessibility Support Services Coordinator in the Alexander Student Center at phone extension 1405 (for students).

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/Controller or the Dean of Student Services. Persons with print-related disabilities may request this information in an alternate format by contacting the Accessibility 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

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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/harassment/discrimination, 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 facilitate crime prevention programs.

Educational programs are also provided throughout the year to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses. Cards are distributed and available throughout the year listing emergency numbers, hotlines, abuse warning signs, and ways to prevent assault. Information is made available to staff and students. Certain segments of the student population are also targeted with specific messages, encouraging them to utilize student leadership positions for advocacy and awareness.
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.