Published October 2015
Department of Security - Department of Life Safety Services
Crime Awareness, Prevention & Reporting
Specific-related Policies and Procedures
Campus Crime & Fire Safety Reporting
Human Rights / Sexual Misconduct
Information Resources & Emergency Contact Numbers
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are private liberal arts higher education institutions that share a common curriculum and coordinated academic and extracurricular activities. The Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict founded the College of Saint Benedict in 1913 with an intentional commitment to the education of women. Saint John's University was founded in 1856 by the monks of Saint John's Abbey as a men's university. Both campuses, located six miles apart, have a coeducational atmosphere. The mission of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University is to provide the very best residential liberal arts education in the Catholic Benedictine university tradition. They foster integrated learning, exceptional leadership for change and wisdom for a lifetime.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a private women's Catholic liberal arts college located in St. Joseph, Minnesota. CSB is a residential campus with approximately 1,972 students of which 1,626 lived on the campus in 26 residence facilities and apartment complexes for 2014. The College of Saint Benedict is closely associated with the Saint Benedict's Monastery. The college and the monastery are separate corporations that work closely together and function as a community. The CSB campus consists of 290 acres with 51 buildings. Approximately 1,972 students, 177 faculty, 169 administrators, 167 support staff, and 130 sisters are members of the college/monastic communities. The monastic community resides on approximately 257 additional acres.
Saint John's University (SJU) is a private, liberal arts university for men located in Collegeville, Minn. SJU is a residential campus with 1,502 students residing on campus in 34 residence areas and apartment complexes for 2014. The abbey and university share an 80-acre campus in the midst of a 2,800-acre tract of woodlands and lakes. Approximately 1,772 undergraduates, 127 coeducational graduate School of Theology students, 207 faculty, 294 administrators, 297 support staff, and 131 monks are members of the university/monastic communities. Saint John's Preparatory School, with a 2014 coed enrollment of 295, 85 residing in Prep School campus housing, and a faculty and staff of 65, has facilities sharing the university campus.
CSB/SJU student organizations do not own any off-campus facilities.
Since no campus is completely free of crime, CSB and SJU have developed a series of policies and procedures relating to campus security. These policies and procedures are designed to ensure that community members are fully aware of safety issues on the campuses and actions to be taken to prevent and report illegal and inappropriate activities. CSB/SJU expressly reserves the right to modify or adopt additional policies or procedures at any time without notice. Such changes may appear in successive issues of this report. The CSB Department of Security and the SJU Department of Life Safety have been established to assist the institutions in this objective. Representatives of the student body, faculty and staff have collaborated over time to develop policies and procedures to assure the well-being of all persons and the safety of their possessions. The effects of these policies and procedures also extend to members of our academic community who live away from the campus.
The CSB Director of Security and the SJU Director of Life Safety maintain close working relationships with the St. Joseph Police Department and the Stearns County Sheriff's Department for assistance with criminal incidents occurring on the campuses and support services for special events. The directors also maintain a close working relationship with all elements of the criminal justice system. Regular meetings are held with other agencies, both formally and informally, and crime-related reports and statistics are routinely exchanged.
CSB Department of Security, under the administration of the director of security, is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and rules. Security officers are responsible for first-response services until emergency assistance is available by local police, fire or medical agencies. Security officers provide a safe environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the college's Benedictine values.
The Department of Security is located in the west wing of Mary Hall Commons. A security officer is available 24 hours a day. The security staff consists of non-commissioned professional security officers augmented by student security officers. The staff meets all standards as established by Minnesota state statute to provide routine security services including the escort service as well as emergency response services. Uniformed security officers patrol campus buildings and grounds either in vehicles, on bicycles or on foot, 24 hours daily.
CSB Department of Security - 5000
Stearns County Sheriff/St. Joseph Police - 9-911
Residence hall card access entries have regular phones for access to Security. West Apartments have a courtyard phone for access to Security.
SJU Department of Life Safety Services, under the administration of the director of life safety, is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and rules. Security officers are responsible for first-response services until emergency assistance is available. Security officers provide a safe environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the university's Benedictine values.
The Department of Life Safety Services, located in the lower level of Thomas Hall, operates with a dispatcher and a security officer available 24 hours daily. The security staff consists of non-commissioned professional security officers augmented by students serving as dispatchers and student security officers. The staff meets all standards as established by Minnesota state statute to provide routine security services including the escort service as well as emergency response services. Uniformed security officers patrol campus buildings and grounds either in vehicles, on bicycles or on foot, 24 hours daily.
SJU Department of Life Safety Services - 911
SJU Department of Life Safety Services - 2144
Stearns County Sheriff - 251-4240
SJU Blue Light emergency phones with direct connections to Life Safety Services are located in strategic places on the campus grounds:
Because the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University operate in collaboration and the fact that persons from either institution may teach, study, work or socialize on both campuses, the two institutions cooperate in establishing and enforcing policies and procedures for security. The shared philosophy to take proactive roles to reduce the opportunities for criminal activity results in programs which attempt to eliminate or minimize criminal opportunities while at the same time encourage students and employees to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. Individuals are urged to act responsibly and take sensible precautions to protect themselves and their possessions. CSB and SJU have also developed comprehensive plans for collaborative management of crisis situations.
Students, employees and guests of CSB and SJU are encouraged to report all criminal activity and other emergencies to campus security. CSB Department of Security and SJU Department of Life Safety Services are the security offices to which all criminal reports are to be processed. Security officers will request assistance from law enforcement, rescue, fire and ambulance as appropriate. CSB and SJU reported crime documentation is forwarded to local law enforcement officials for follow up investigations and victims assistance. Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to adhere to all local, state and federal laws and college rules of conduct. Members of the campus community violating laws or college/university policies are referred into the campus judicial system for appropriate action.
Institutional policies are published in CSB's " Bennie Book" and SJU's " J-Book". Both student handbooks are electronically published on the home web sites (http://www.csbsju.edu) and include disciplinary policies and rules for their enforcement. An annual review and update serves to inform students of any changes in policies (e.g., resident agreement, alcohol, visitation, sexual harassment, parking violations, etc.) as well as college services (e.g., counseling, health advocates, food service, bus service, etc.). In addition, the on-line location for CSB/SJU Joint Human Rights Policies and Procedures dealing with issues of human rights, sexual misconduct and other related issues are published for future reference and use.
CSB and SJU use a variety of programs and procedures to alert campus residents, commuter students, employees and campus guests to potential dangers of living/working on a campus, or any, human community. These programs are developed jointly and presented in collaboration between CSB and SJU. Some CSB/SJU-specific campus security/personal safety/health education programs are:
When the CSB Department of Security and/or SJU Department of Life Safety Services identifies a crisis situation and/or receives a formal security report indicating a violent crime has occurred on or near their campuses and there is a reasonable potential that the situation presents a threat to students, employees, or guests, "security alerts" will be prepared and posted in campus public areas in a timely manner. The bulletins posted at both campuses provide public information about the crime, along with prevention awareness information. CSB and SJU campuses also participate in ConnectEd, an electronic message notification system that allows security alerts and other messages of importance to be simultaneously transmitted to the recipient's computer (laptop or office workstation) and to their cell phones (voice and text). Additional information regarding ConnectEd can be found at http://www.csbsju.edu/ConnectEd.htm.
This brochure is published on-line with links from the CSB/SJU main webpage and gives statistical summaries of criminal and security activity incidents as prepared by the CSB Director of Security and the SJU Director of Life Safety Services.
A comprehensive CSB/SJU annual report of crime-related statistical data is compiled, published and distributed in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The CSB Director of Security and the SJU Director of Life Safety Services include local law enforcement statistics in the annual report.
Beginning in 2010, the Annual Report includes a Fire Safety component designed to inform individuals of reports of fires occurring in residential facilities. This portion of the report also details fire safety equipment (sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, CO detectors, etc) that is installed in residential facilities and discusses fire safety policies and procedures in place to ensure a safe learning/living environment.
All CSB and SJU academic facilities are locked except for normal business hours and authorized events. CSB and SJU have a keying system in place that exceeds industry standards. All keys are controlled according to the Lock/Key Policy. All students living on CSB/SJU campuses are given crime awareness and prevention information at the beginning of each academic year. Residence hall meetings are the prime setting to share information with students and listen to their concerns. Students are instructed to keep their living quarters locked to protect themselves and their possessions. Verbal communications as well as printed materials in the form of brochures and posters are distributed.
CSB residential buildings are locked 24 hours daily. Resident students must utilize an electronic card access system for exterior doors/access into their residential building. Residents must escort their guests during visiting hours. Residents have the responsibility not only for their personal safety, but also for the safety of other members of their community. The effectiveness of the external electronic locking and internal single room key systems are dependent upon residents not holding exterior doors open and immediately reporting lost/stolen access cards and single room keys to the Department of Security and the resident hall staff.
At SJU, the majority of campus residence halls have exterior doors on card access that are locked 24 hours daily. Flynntown Residential Apartments do not have card access, but exterior doors are key-locked. Residents are encouraged to escort their guests during visiting hours. Additional security measures are in place during semester breaks.
The CSB Department of Security and facility maintenance managers and the SJU Department of Life Safety Services and physical plant managers review all construction projects, renovation plans and equipment purchases to assure that the most updated safety and security features are considered. Security officers and facility maintenance/physical plant employees, perform regular safety and security inspections of campus facilities and grounds. Reported repairs affecting safety and security issues are a priority service request to be completed by facility management/physical plant employees in a timely manner. While routine maintenance is done during normal business hours, emergency maintenance is available 24 hours a day, and can be arranged by contacting campus security.
CSB and SJU promote the need for responsible behavior in all personal relationships and serious academic endeavors. With this understanding, CSB and SJU expects that all students and employees of the institutions will conduct themselves in a responsible manner that shows respect for others and the local community. CSB and SJU believe that an environment to enable both students and employees to pursue their goals should be fostered, and that this environment should be free from the effects of drug and/or alcohol abuse.
CSB and SJU comply with federal, state and local laws, which regulate the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. Whether on campus or at college/university-sponsored activities, policies prohibit the following:
Hosts of campus events where alcoholic beverages are to be served must obtain a permit from the appropriate food service director of activities director and accept responsibility for assuring that all guests act responsibly.
CSB and SJU campus-wide programs such as employee development, Towards Zero Deaths, student government, counseling offices, career services and other individual residence hall coordinated programs promote education about chemical health and substance abuse. Programs that address alcohol-or drug-related issues, and emphasize the clear, statistical relationship between alcohol or drug abuse and many disorderly, unsafe or criminal activities, begin as a part of the first-year orientation. The CSB/SJU counseling offices and the CSB/SJU Health Centers provide assessment, assistance and intervention resources as necessary.
No weapons of any kind are allowed in the possession of CSB/SJU students, employees or guest/visitors. Enforcement in the broadest sense applies and includes any weaponry, whether real, toy or facsimile, that can cause bodily harm or threat of harm. Any exceptions to this policy, including those for academic or demonstration purposes, must be approved by the CSB Director of Security or the SJU Director of Life Safety Services.
Weapons use for game hunting or trapshooting must be registered with and securely stored at either CSB Security or SJU Life Safety Services.
No weapons of any kind are allowed on the CSB/SJU campus except those provided by ROTC and weapons for game hunting, including archery and trapshooting equipment that are registered with and stored at CSB Security. This statement is to include any weapons considered real that can cause bodily harm or threat. This policy specifically includes but is not limited to the prohibition of fireworks, firecrackers, firearms, BB Guns, explosive materials, or knives with blades in excess of four (4) inches. It also includes realistic replicas of real weapons.
The following CSB/SJU/SJP Missing Student Policy has been implemented in accordance with the Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures 20 USC 1092(j) Section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Each student living in an on-campus housing facility has the option to identify an individual to be contacted by the College/University/Prep School not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined missing. Furthermore, each student living in an on-campus student housing facility has the option to register their personal contact information to be utilized in the event that the student is determined to be missing for a period of more than 24 hours. Contact information provided by students will be registered confidentially and is only accessible by CSB/SJU/SJP Authorized Personnel. These contacts will be collected as part of the annual confirmation of registration survey given to students prior to the start of the term in the Fall of each academic year.
If a missing student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the College/University/Prep School is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian of the missing student not later than 24 hours after the determination is made that the student is missing.
All students who have been missing for 24 hours shall be reported to CSB Security (320-363-5000) on the CSB campus and SJU Life Safety Services (320-363-2144) on the SJU campus. CSB Security will notify the St. Joseph Police Department and SJU Life Safety Services will notify the Stearns County Sheriff's Department within 24 hours of the missing student report.
Missing students can also be reported to the following offices, who will in turn report to the appropriate campus security official immediately:
CSB/SJU/SJP can commence with initiating the notification procedures as soon as it is determined that a student is missing.
A. Policy Statement. CSB and SJU prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or other legally protected category or characteristic. CSB and SJU will investigate and promptly seek the equitable resolution of allegations of conduct that violates this policy.
B. Academic Setting. It is not the purpose or intent of this policy to discourage the open discussion of controversial issues or the free exchange of opinions and ideas occurring within the academic setting. CSB and SJU are committed to the principles of free inquiry and free expression within the context of the Catholic and Benedictine traditions and in accordance with the principles of human rights and dignity. Respect for these principles requires that members of the community are open to the expression of opinions of others though they may not share the same views.
Whatever the boundaries of free inquiry and expression, every member of the community should be attentive to the feelings and sensibilities of others, and should demonstrate the high standards of civility and good taste that reflect mutual respect, understanding and sensitivity among all members of our diverse community. In particular, members of the faculty represent the institutions and have a special role and position of authority with respect to students. They should treat students with respect and dignity and should be particularly sensitive to the impact of their words and opinions.
All members of the academic community have the right to participate in the academic enterprise without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or other legally protected category or characteristic. Discriminatory harassment on the basis of these categories is not protected expression.
Refer to the CSB/SJU Joint Human Rights Policy for more information and the names/phone numbers of persons to contact.
CSB and SJU are committed to maintaining an environment that is free from the physical and emotional threat of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual violence. In institution's such as ours, which espouse Catholic and Benedictine values, every community member's awareness of and respect for the rights and human dignity of every other member undergirds community life. These values demand that we strive to create an environment where the sacredness of each person is honored. Sexually assaultive conduct, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct violate the sacredness of the person, weaken the health of the community, and are antithetical to the mission of our institutions. CSB and SJU have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct in any form.
Sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and other forms of sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination. Not only are they prohibited by CSB and SJU's Joint Sexual Misconduct Policy, but they are also prohibited by various laws, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will investigate and promptly seek the equitable resolution of all allegations of sexual misconduct. Please refer to the CSB/SJU Sexual Misconduct Policy for more information.
In Case of Sexual Assault
If you have been sexually assaulted, or believe you may have been sexually assaulted, by a stranger or by someone you know, you should:
1. Call 9-1-1 and campus security (CSB Security, 363-5000; or, SJU Life Safety, 363-2144) right away if you are in immediate danger. If using a campus phone, dial 9-9-1-1.
2. Call a supportive person, someone from the residential life staff or an advocate from a crisis line.
3. Get medical help. Do not shower or clean yourself in any way after a sexual assault. Important physical evidence can be gathered up to 72 hours after an assault. You may also have physical injuries that need attention as well as concerns about pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
4. Decide whether to file a report with the police and/or campus security. Consider meeting with the human rights officer to obtain information about filing a complaint under our Joint Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures. Sexual assault is a violation of the state criminal code and the CSB/SJU sexual assault policy. Violators could face disciplinary action under either or both judicial systems.
5. Seek support and counselling. There are a variety of resources both on and off campus that can assist you.
For more information, contact Jody Terhaar, Dean of Students at CSB, (320) 363-5601; Mike Connolly, Dean of Students at SJU, (320) 363-3171; Judy Bednar, Faculty/Staff Human Rights Officer, (320) 363-5071; or, Brandyn Woodard, Student Human Rights Officer, (320) 363-5455.
CSB and SJU will not tolerate sexual harassment or sexual assault in any form on their campuses or at any campus-sponsored event. Individuals identifying themselves as victims are strongly encouraged to report the incident immediately to the human rights officer or campus security.
CSB and SJU have a legal obligation to take prompt and appropriate action in response to information regarding an alleged violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. The response of the institution(s) will vary depending on the circumstances, including, the seriousness of the alleged offense, the facts reported, and whether the reporting party wishes to initiate a complaint under this procedure. (A reporting party's preferences cannot be followed in every circumstance, but the institutions will consider and will take reasonable steps to accommodate the reporting party's preferences to the extent possible consistent with the legal obligations of the institution to take prompt and appropriate action in response to the report received). CSB/SJU will conduct an investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct received. Making a report to a Title IX Coordinator, the CSB Department of Security or SJU Life Safety Services does not require a reporting party to initiate or participate in a complaint procedure. However, based on information gathered, one or both institutions may determine that the institution(s) have a responsibility to initiate a complaint procedure (even without the participation of the reporting party).
Refer to the CSB/SJU Complaint Procedure for Sexual Misconduct Violations Policy for details concerning the process.
The following statistical information was compiled in coordination with the CSB Department of Security, St. Joseph Police Department, SJU Department of Life Safety Services and the Stearns County Sheriff's Department. The statistics identify the number of reported crimes, not necessarily confirmed cases and/or convictions. They report the total number of crime reports that have occurred on each institution-owned facility and grounds.
DEFINITION OF CATEGORIES (reportable offenses only)
Aggravated Assault: the unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily harm. This type of assault usually involves the use of a weapon or other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury results from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used. What matters is that the assault could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Arson: any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling, house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property, etc.
Burglary: the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Dating Violence: means violence committed by a person (1) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victims, and (b) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: (1) the length of the relationship, (2) the type of relationship, and (3) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: is to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.
Domestic Violence: includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.
Drug Violations: violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of prohibited substances, including: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine, etc); marijuana; synthetic substances (demerol, methadones, etc); and, dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, amphetamines, etc).
Forcible Fondling: is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Forcible Rape: is the carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth). This offense includes the forcible rape of both males and females.
Forcible Sodomy: is oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Incest: non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Intimidation: is to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Larceny-Theft: is the unlawful taking, carrying, loading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Constructive possession is the condition in which a person does not have physical custody or possession, but is in a position to exercise dominion or control over a thing.
Liquor Law Violations: the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possession or consumption of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places: bootlegging, operating a still, furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person, using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. Alcohol violations include violations involving "hard" liquor, wine, and beer.
Motor Vehicle Theft: the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned including joy-riding.
Murder and Non-negligent manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person of persons by force or threat of force, violence, and/or causing the victim fear.
Simple Assault: is an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
Sexual Assault With an Object: is the use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however, slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. An object or instrument is anything used by the offender other than the offender's genitalia. Examples are a finger, bottle, handgun, stick, etc.
Sex Offenses - Forcible: any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against the person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible: unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
Stalking: means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to (a) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others, or (b) suffer substantial emotional distress.
Statutory Rape: is non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Weapons Law Violations: the violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as the manufacture, sale or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
DEFINITION OF CAMPUS GEOGRAPHY
The following terms are used to define the campus geographical areas where crimes have been reported. Please note that institutions report only those offenses that have occurred within their jurisdictions. They do not report crimes committed outside of these geographical boundaries (eg. off-campus).
ON-CAMPUS encompasses any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, of in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and, any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the aforementioned areas that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor). NOTE: Statistics for campus housing facilities are recorded and displayed as a "subset" to the total offenses that have occurred on campus. They are part of, not in addition to, the statistics noted as "ON-CAMPUS".
PUBLIC PROPERTY encompasses all public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The term "public property" refers to property owned by a public entity, such as a city or state government.
NON-CAMPUS BUILDINGS OR PROPERTY encompasses any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or, any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Students, faculty, staff, community members and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents in a timely manner to the campus security department where the incident is occurring or has occurred. Doing so in a timely manner aids in providing a more prompt response when needed and in providing timely warning notices to the campus communities in the event of a serious incident which may pose an on-going threat. Safety and Security notices are generally written by campus security director(s) and are distributed to the campus communities via ConnectED, an electronic notification system that sends information to faculty, staff and students via cell phone and internet.
Although both CSB and SJU prefer their campus communities to report criminal incidents directly to their respective security departments, we recognize that this doesn't always happen. A student who falls victim to crime may be more inclined to report the incident to someone other than the security department. For that reason, the Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be "campus security authorities", or CSAs. CSAs are defined as (1) campus police or security departments, (2) other persons who have a responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus security department, (3) any individual or organization specified in an institution's statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses, and (4) any official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. The College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University have identified a number of such individuals representing a wide variety of departments: administration, student development, residential life, athletics, security, student activities, health care professionals, disability services, international students, etc. A list of titles for each person or organization to whom students and employees should report criminal offenses described in the law for the purpose of making timely warning reports and the annual statistical disclosure is available by clicking the following link for each respective campus: (CSB) or (SJU).
Incident reports are investigated and documented by security personnel (CSB Security or SJU Life Safety, as appropriate). Victims, witnesses, and other individuals with knowledge of the facts of the incident may also be interviewed by the Dean of Students on each respective campus. All investigative information obtained is ultimately forwarded to and reviewed by the Deans of Students for potential disciplinary action.
Students, faculty, staff: click HERE to report a non-emergency crime to your security department. For EMERGENCIES, please dial 9-9-1-1 (from a campus phone) or 9-1-1 (from a non-campus phone).
REPORTING TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Victims of crime have the option to report incidents to any "campus security authority" including those individuals and offices noted above. A person reporting a crime to their respective security department also has the right to report the incident to their local law enforcement agency (St. Joseph Police Department, 320-363-8250; or, Stearns County Sheriff's Department, 320-251-4240). Security officers regularly discuss this option with victims and will assist with the process whenever possible. Rules of evidence, standards of proof, and case outcomes are very different between campus disciplinary authorities and public criminal justice agencies. For example, the college/university cannot sentence a violator to imprisonment and the courts cannot expell a student from school. Under appropriate circumstances, however, both processes may be pursued simultaneously.
Click the below links to view reportable crime statistics for the past three complete years (2012-2014):
NOTE: Crimes Manifesting Evidence of Prejudice (Bias Crimes). There were no bias crimes reported to authorities at the College of Saint Benedict or Saint John's University during the three-year period covered by this report (2012-2014).
FIRE SAFETY at the College of Saint Benedict
The College of Saint Benedict takes fire safety very seriously and regularly consults with the St. Joseph Fire Department on issues relating to implementing and maintaining a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty and staff. The St. Joseph Fire Department is located approximately 1 mile from the main campus which allows for quick response to any fire alarm or other emergency.
In addition to the physical security features of each residence facility, the College provides a number of fire safety features in most campus student housing facilities to include: sprinklers, fire alarm monitoring systems, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, etc. On-campus residential facilities are equipped with fire safety systems as follows:
RESIDENCE HALLS (Aurora, Corona, Regina, Lottie, Margretta, Richarda & Brian)
All residence halls located on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict are equipped with smoke detectors in each room and in the hallways. Pull stations are located by building exits and each building is monitored by a central alarm system. Annual inspections of fire alarm systems are coordinated by the Department of Security. In addition, Lottie, Margretta and Brian halls are also equipped with strobe and bell alarms in each student's room.
All residence halls (except Richarda Hall) are fully equipped with fire sprinkling systems. Richarda Hall is currently not equipped with a sprinkler system. Annual inspections of sprinkling systems are conducted by a private company contracted by the College and are coordinated through the Physical Plant.
Fire extinguishers are installed in each hallway and each kitchen/lounge area. Fire extinguishers and emergency lighting equipment are checked monthly by maintenance staff. Annual fire extinguisher inspections are conducted by a private company contracted by the College. In addition, carbon dioxide monitor(s) are installed in the laundry area of Lottie Hall. Maintenance and inspections are coordinated through Facilities Management.
APARTMENT BUILDINGS (Sohler, Schumacher, Smith, Dominica, Luetmer, Westkaemper, Girgen, Gable, McDonald, Wirth, Zierden & the College Avenue Apartments 1 & 2)
Apartment buildings located on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict are equipped with smoke detectors in each room and in the hallways. Pull stations are located by building exits and each building is monitored by a central alarm system. Each student room is also equipped with strobe and bell alarms. Annual inspections of fire alarm systems are coordinated by the Department of Security.
All apartment buildings are fully equipped with fire sprinkling systems. Annual inspections are conducted by a private company contracted by the College and are coordinated through the Physical Plant.
Fire extinguishers are installed in each kitchen. Fire extinguishers and emergency lighting equipment are checked monthly by maintenance staff. Annual fire extinguisher inspections are conducted by a private company contracted by the College. Maintenance and inspections are coordinated through Facilities Management.
CENTENNIAL TOWNHOMES (Wedl, Wagner, Kapsner, Olheiser)
Newly constructed townhomes were fully occupied in 2012. Smoke detectors connected to the building's power grid are installed in all bedrooms and hallways with testing occurring each year. Fire extinguishers (checked monthly) are installed in each kitchen. Each house is equipped with a carbon dioxide detector. Furnace filters are checked and replaced monthly by maintenance staff facilitated through the Facilities Management Division.
Each building has its own independent sprinkling system that is controlled by equipment located in the building's maintenance room. Fire systems are monitored and operated by separate control panels located in the maintenance rooms that are located at the end of each building.
CAMPUS-OWNED HOUSES (Anne, Rainbow, Margaret, & Jeannette)
During this reporting period (2012-2014), the College of Saint Benedict owned several houses located both on campus (Idzerda House) and in the adjacent community of St. Joseph. Battery operated smoke detectors are installed in all bedrooms at these properties with annual testing and battery replacement occurring each year during the city's inspection process for rental licensing purposes.
Fire extinguishers (checked monthly) are installed in each kitchen. Each house is equipped with a carbon dioxide detector. Furnace filters are checked and replaced monthly by maintenance staff facilitated through Facilities Management.
Supervised Fire Drills
Mandatory, unannounced fire drills are conducted for each residence hall (an academic facility) during the fall of each year. Efforts are made to complete the drills early in the semester to provide timely training of fire evacuation procedures. Fire drills are often conducted with the assistance and cooperation of the St. Joseph Fire Department thereby offering a more realistic, coordinated response to benefit not only our students but local fire response units as well.
As part of its fire safety and prevention efforts, the College has implemented the following policies (with notable exceptions):
Fire Safety Education & Training
Students, faculty and staff have on-line access to emergency response information at http://www.csbsju.edu/Documents/About/EmergencyRe-WEB.pdf. This website provides instructions to be followed in the event of fire or other emergencies. Procedures specific to fire emergencies are as follows:
TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY, CALL: CSB Campus Security 320-363-5000 (x5000) or SJU Life Safety 320-363-2144 (x2144)
Treat all alarms as though they are real. Even if you don't see anything, you never know if there is trouble elsewhere in the building.
If there is smoke:
If you stay in the room, proceed with the following:
In the case of fire:
ALWAYS TAKE FIRE ALARMS SERIOUSLY.
Building residents are not required or encouraged to fight fires. They may not use a fire extinguisher unless they have received training in its proper operation and use. Any individual trained in the use of a fire extinguisher (security officers, custodial staff, RD/RAs) may use a portable fire extinguisher to extinguish a small, isolated fire but must terminate the use of the extinguisher if immediate efforts fail and/or the individual is faced with danger from excessive smoke, heat or flames.
Evacuation Policy & Procedures
There are a number of reasons that may necessitate the evacuation of a residential area, academic building or other on-campus facility to include: fire, hazardous materials leaks or spills, explosions, natural gas leaks, power utility outages and bomb threats. Students/faculty/staff are normally alerted to fire emergencies via a fire alarm that may be apparent in the form of a bell, horn, siren, flashing strobe light or other means depending upon the equipment installed in the particular building. The college also utilizes ConnectEd, an electronic messaging system, to send emergency alerts by e-mail, text message and voice communications. In the event of an evacuation emergency, all persons in the affected building/area are expected to evacuate immediately using the nearest safe exit.
Students/faculty/staff are encouraged to know the location of all exits and safe zones (if supplied) of their buildings to facilitate the safe and rapid evacuation of buildings. Individuals who are visually, hearing or mobility impaired may require additional assistance during the evacuation process. Advance planning is necessary to provide alternative procedures for such individuals to ensure their safe evacuation.
In addition to the emergency response information website, a printed copy of notification and evacuation procedures is also located in each dorm room, apartment, campus house, office and classroom on campus.
FIRE SAFETY - Saint John's University
As it strives to continually build a rich learning environment, Saint John's University also strives to provide a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors. The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires any institution maintaining on-campus student housing to create an annual fire safety report. The report is to include statistics regarding the number and causes of fires, number of fire injuries and deaths and value of property damage. It must also include information on each on-campus student housing fire safety system, the number of regular mandatory fire drills, fire safety policies, education programs, and plans for any needed fire safety improvements.
The University developed this report to comply with this act and to better inform the Saint John's community - students, prospective students, parents, faculty, and staff - about fire safety at our institution. It includes all of the required information on fires, preventative actions, campus guidelines, and training that is conducted to reduce the likelihood and impact of campus fires.
The Saint John's Fire Department was formally organized in 1939, staffed by members of the monastic community. Stationed on the Saint John's campus, it provides a trained, resident crew to protect against fire and to respond to any emergency request. It protects over 90 structures and 2800 staff, students and monks. It participates in the area's mutual aid fire group - the Central Minnesota Fire Aid Association. The Fire Department is presently staffed with volunteers from the monastery, lay workers, and students. All members train according to NFPA standards for interior/structural firefighting. The Department apparatus includes two pumper trucks, a 102-foot aerial truck, a grass fire rig, and a medical response unit.
The fire detection and protection systems are monitored twenty-four hours a day, all year long, by the Dispatcher at the University's Life Safety Services office. The Dispatcher can page the Department (or its officers) to respond to alarms at any time. The Life Safety Services office of the University and the Fire Department work very closely to provide fire and life safety protection to the campus. The Fire Department supports and responds with the University EMT Squad to provide basic life support for medical emergencies.
Each of the residence halls and apartments is equipped with emergency lighting powered by emergency batteries or backup generators. The Exit signs and fire detection equipment also contains backup batteries to keep the systems operating in the event of a power failure.
With the Fire Department stationed on the campus, even when there are power outages, firefighters and security personnel patrol the campus buildings to provide assistance, maintain safety, and monitor for fire safety until normal power and services are restored.
Fire - Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
Fire Drill - A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.
Fire-related Injury - Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term person may include students, faculty, staff, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.
Fire-related Death - Any instance in which a person is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire, or deaths that occur within one year of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.
Fire Safety System - Any mechanism or system related to the detection of a fire, the warning resulting from a fire, or the control of a fire including: Sprinkler or other fire extinguishing systems, fire detection devices, stand-alone smoke alarms, devices that alert one to the presence of a fire, such as horns, bells, or strobe lights, smoke-control and reduction mechanisms, and fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire.
Value of Property Damage - The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity, including contents damaged by fire, related damages cause by smoke, water, and overhaul; however, it does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption.
Fire Log - A log of fire related incidents is kept at the Life Safety Services Office and the information is available to the public.
The Life Safety Services Office of Saint John's University maintains a log that records any fire that occurred in an on-campus student housing facility and includes information such as the nature, date, time and general location of each fire. The log information is available to public up request.
II. RESIDENCE FIRE DRILLS
In cooperation with the Residential Life and Housing office and the Residential Life staff, the FD conducts a fire drill in the residential buildings each semester. They monitor response times and advise staff and residents on ways to improve safety.
All planned drills are communicated in advance to the Director of Residential Life and Housing and Faculty Residents. The campus community receives an email announcing scheduled drills approximately 1 week in advance. During any scheduled drill, if occupants do not evacuate a building in a reasonable amount of time, the drill is repeated until the officials conducting the drill are satisfied with the evacuation time. All repeat drills are unannounced.
Following each planned drill, the person in charge of administering the drill completes a fire drill report form and forwards it to Environmental Health and Safety office and brings it to Corporate Safety Committee for evaluation.
All other on campus facilities that have fire alarm systems have fire drills conducted a minimum of one drill per calendar year. This will preferably be conducted in early Fall.
III. FIRE AND SAFETY EDUCATION
The Fire Department promotes safety through presentations for dormitory staff members, fire extinguisher training, and drills. The FD conducts a fire safety training session with all the student Residential Assistants who live on each of the floors of the residence halls. This training information acquaints the staff with fire safety, common hazards in dormitories or apartments, evacuation skills, and accountability for residents.
IV. FIRE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND UPGRADES
The Saint John's Fire Department annually reviews the fire systems in campus residential facilities and works with the University to implement upgrades, repairs or revisions when problems are identified.
We advise the University on fire prevention, building design, and pre-planning for renovation of new construction projects. Through inspections, we regularly monitor the safety conditions in buildings. The Fire Department and Life Safety Services both oversee maintenance of campus fire systems (alarms, sprinklers, hydrants, extinguishers, etc).
Fire Alarm Testing. The Physical Plant office and the Fire Department arrange for certified contractors to check and test fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and fire hoses. In accordance with Federal/State Law, fire alarms are tested once a year by a qualified contractor, to make sure they are working properly in case of a real fire. Evacuation of a building is not required during a fire alarm test.
During a fire alarm test, every detector is tested to verify that it operates correctly and sends a signal to the Dispatcher panel at the Life Safety Services office. All fire alarm horn and strobe fixtures are also sounded to make sure they are operating properly. If any part of the system fails the testing, it is immediately repaired or replaced.
Sprinkler Systems. Sprinklers are an important part of the fire protection system in many of the campus buildings. Like fire alarms, these systems are checked and tested on a regular basis. Their purpose is to suppress a fire and keep it from spreading. Water flowing in the system triggers the fire alarm and sends a signal to the Dispatcher panel at the Life Safety Services office. Similarly, all fire extinguishers on campus are tested and serviced annually by a certified technician to ensure reliable operating condition.
Further information about fire safety procedures and policies may be found at the University website:
Residential Fire Safety Systems
The campus buildings use a combination fire detection, alarm and suppression systems to provide protection to the residents. The following information lists the fire safety systems in each on-campus residence hall, apartment building, or house in which students reside at Saint John's University.
V. FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS
At the beginning of each academic year, the Fire Department and the Life Safety Services Office conduct a fire and safety inspection in each on-campus residence hall, apartment building, or house. Students receive written notices of safety problems. Follow up inspections are then performed to see that appropriate corrective actions have been completed.
This list identifies some common fire and safety problems, but the inspection teams will advise residents of other safety problems that exist and ways to correct them.
VI. SMOKING POLICY
The Order of Saint Benedict prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products in all campus buildings. Smoking is prohibited in all residence areas. Smoking outside of campus buildings must take place at least 25 feet from an entrance and/or exit. Receptacles have been provided outside all residence areas. See also the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act "Freedom to Breath" which prohibits cigarette smoke in public places and takes effect October 1, 2007.
Faculty and Staff handbooks
CSB Department of Security, Mary Hall Commons
SJU Department of Life Safety Services, St. Thomas Hall (lower level)
CSB - Bennie Book / SJU - J-Book
Human Resources Office, CSB, Main 240
Crisis Management Policies/Procedures
Crime Prevention materials
Statistics on campus crime and fire safety
Key Policy & Procedures
Facility Maintenance Department, CSB, Main G43, Physical Plant Department
CSB Department of Security: 320-363-5000
Mary Hall Commons
College of Saint Benedict
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374
SJU Department of Life Safety Services: 320-363-2144
St. Thomas Hall
Saint John's University
P. O. Box 2000
Collegeville, MN 56321
Emergency/campus dispatch: 9-1-1
CSB Health Center: 5605
HealthPartners Central MN Clinics - SJ Campus: 320-203-2430
Campus Crime/Fire Safety STATISTICS: