INSTITUTIONAL SECURITY POLICIES AND CRIME STATISTICS
AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) does not have security staff on campus. All security and safety issues should be reported to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness immediately. For all emergency issues, please call 911 and then report the emergency to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness can be notified of safety and emergency issues at any time during CRCDS’s standard operating hours. CRCDS’s standard operating hours are as follows: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Standard operating hours are in effect whenever classes are in session. To report an issue outside of CRCDS’s standard operating hours, the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness can be reached via email or mobile at (585) 397-0316. With respect to reports of sexual violence (including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, who also serves at the School’s Title IX Coordinator, will escort any community member to a safe place, assist in contacting law enforcement, and provide information about CRCDS’s resources and complaint processes. Any individual can request that the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and/or the Rochester City Police Department respond by:
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness is not a sworn security officer and will therefore refer all reports to the School administration and, if the reporting individual requests, to law enforcement. CRCDS and the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness will cooperate in any law enforcement investigation of reported sexual misconduct to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Access to the CRCDS Campus is based on the School’s standard operating hours. CRCDS’s standard operating hours are as follows: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Standard operating hours are in effect whenever classes are in session. At times, the hours may be extended to provide access to the library or chapel or for evening classes or special events. Anyone requiring access to a locked area can request access through the exterior doorbell, or through the doorbell inside of the vestibule at the main entrance.
The Rochester Police Department (RPD) investigates any criminal activity that occurs on campus. CRCDS does not have any staff who detains or arrests. The RPD is prompt in responding to serious crimes or dangerous situations. Serious crimes should be reported to 911, and non-emergency situations can be reported to 311. For instances wherein an individual within the campus community, or anyone who is visiting campus, appears to be experiencing a mental health or drug abuse crisis, it is strongly recommended that 211 be called to dispatch the city’s Person In Crisis (PIC) Team. All reported crimes or matters that a student or employee deems to be of importance are documented and forwarded immediately to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and/or others in CRCDS administration, and police intervention is sought, when appropriate.
Each semester, an orientation of new students is held at which they are informed about reporting safety/security/emergency concerns, the importance of keeping car doors locked, and building safety including emergency exits. Security policies and procedures are contained in the Campus Life Handbook which is available on the School website. The community is informed each fall when the handbook has been updated.
Students and employees are encouraged to report any suspicious persons or activity to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and/or police, if necessary. Following any illegal activity in the surrounding area or on campus, the information is distributed to the Divinity School community, notifying them of the incident and positive actions that can be taken are outlined.
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness informs the School community in writing of all pertinent criminal or emergency activity on campus or in the immediate vicinity. CRCDS will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and email the community, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
Disseminating information to the larger community will be accomplished as deemed necessary by the authorities having jurisdiction (City, County, State).
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, in coordination with the President and Vice Presidents of the School, will determine – based on the information available at the time – if an emergency situation exists, who to notify, the content of the notification, and will initiate the notification system.
Timely warnings issued pursuant to the Clery Act withhold the victim’s personally identifiable information, defined as name, home address, contact information, social security number, driver’s license, passport or student identification numbers, and any other information that would serve to identify the victim, such as date of birth, racial or ethnic background, or religious affiliation.
This data is for crimes reported on campus and on public property adjacent to campus. Please note that any crimes reported below that were committed on campus will be notated as such.
*This statistic was originally reported as “6” but has been updated to “0” based on better clarity around the Clery Act definition for public property.
This section refers to organizations such as fraternity or sorority houses; thus, it does not apply to the Divinity School.
CRCDS does not offer campus housing, therefore the missing student policy requirements do not apply.
Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all academic, administrative, and public areas of the Divinity School building and grounds except when served by a trained server at catered events.
Sale of alcohol is prohibited on campus. All other rules and regulations regarding alcohol defer to state and federal laws.
The possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs is prohibited. Violations will be referred to local police and to the School administration.
Alcohol and drug abuse interfere with a person’s physical and emotional health and social functioning. If you think you have a substance or alcohol abuse problem and need information regarding drug and alcohol abuse programs, you may contact the Office of Finance & Administration or the Director for Student Support Services. Referrals and names of local drug and alcohol treatment programs are available with confidentiality assured for all inquiries. You may also refer to the resources on the CRCDS website at this link.
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) wishes to create and sustain an academic environment that fosters a lifelong affinity for the CRCDS community.
Collegiality and civility are concepts suggested by the Biblical term koinonia. Koinonia refers to the quality or character of one’s association, communion, or fellowship with others in which truth and wisdom are valued. Equally important is a sense of Christian civility. Treating one another with mutual respect and care lies at the heart of being part of a Christian community. Enhancing shared responsibility and mutual trust and improving internal communications are key to promoting justice and peace in the service of God’s beloved community, and in finding solutions to issues that may arise in seminary and Christian life.
CRCDS’ responses to issues of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are to be governed by the spirit of koinonia and the Sexual Misconduct Policy as stated in the Campus Life Handbook.
This statement is provided in compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000. In New York State, you may call 1-800-262-3257 to determine if someone is on the New York State Sex Offender Registry. You will need the name of the offender and one of the following: an exact address, a complete date of birth, a driver’s license number, or a social security number.
You may also access the Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders at the following web site, http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp. This registry and its website are maintained by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
2017 was the last year that student housing was made available on campus. There is no current on-campus housing and no statistics to report.
During an emergency the orderly evacuation and relocation of students, staff, and faculty from the CRCDS campus under extreme emergency conditions may be required. Under such conditions:
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness shall, upon notification from proper authority such as: the Rochester City Police Department, Monroe County Fire Coordinator, the Monroe County Emergency Options Center (EOC), New York State Police, or the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, implement the following evacuation procedures.
Upon notification of the need to evacuate a segment of the campus community, or as deemed necessary by an emergency responder, he/she will:
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness shall take the following actions in coordination with local, city, or county emergency response to relocate members of the campus community:
Building Emergency Evacuation Drills or system activations will be conducted at least twice per year. However, the frequency of drills may be altered due to circumstances that impact the effective administration of the drills, such as the number of students, staff, and faculty on campus over a period of time. The School’s fire alarm system is tested annually and is currently up-to-date. Additionally, the School undergoes an annual fire safety and security evaluation by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
CRCDS complies with Clery Act reporting requirements through electronic distribution of the Annual Security and Fire Report and posting on the School website. Each member of the CRCDS community will be notified via e-mail when the report is available online, including a direct link to the report. Upon request, printed copies will be provided to prospective students and employees, current CRCDS community members, and other interested persons by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.
CRCDS does not disclose crime victims’ personally identifiable information in publicly accessible crime logs or in the reporting of Clery crime statistics.
Parties with questions or comments on this report should refer them to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at (585) 340-9648.