Student's Right to Know

(updated 6-8-16)

What is the Students Right to Know?


Student Right to Know (SRTK) is a federally mandated public disclosure of specific college-related information, as per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Title 34─Part 668, which provides the campus community and the public with accurate statements of its current policies and practices regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus, security of and access to campus facilities, and campus law enforcement. The following highlights are sub-sections of the basic laws that mandate specific college information.

CFR: Title 34─Part 668.47: Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Public Law 101-542: The Higher Education Act of 1965 was amended via the current Student-Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act through Public Laws 102-26, 102-208 and 102-325. These regulations require the college to disclose information about campus safety policies and procedures and certain crime statistics. These statistics are currently available in Campus Safety.

Publication Requirements
It is mandatory that these statistics are made public by January 1 each year (unless otherwise indicated) to all current and prospective students and high school counselors in the areas of admission, literature, brochures, catalogues, and web sites, or anytime a student enters into a financial obligation with a school (excluding application fees).

FULLERTON COLLEGE
STUDENT-RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Where to Find the Clery Act:

SAFETY FOR THE FULLERTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY
This information is published in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Crime Reporting Procedures (Policy Statement)


Working together, Campus Safety at Fullerton College is everybody’s business. No community can be totally risk-free in today’s society. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning.

Fullerton College maintains a Campus Safety Department with personnel available 24 hours a day. A person may report any criminal action or any other emergency at any time day or night by calling (714)992-7777 or by coming in person to the Campus Safety Department, located off Lemon Street on Fullerton College Drive, building 1500.

Emergency call boxes are located throughout campus and will connect the caller directly to Campus Safety.

Reporting of crime can also be accomplished by contacting Fullerton Police Department. The police Department is located at 237 W. Commonwealth Fullerton, CA 92832 and (714) 738-6800.

Access to Campus Facilities


Buildings:
Most campus buildings are open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends, opening specific buildings is accomplished based upon schedule use and/or special request. All Fullerton College students and staff members have been issued identification cards, which they may be asked to produce if there is a question about their authorization to be in a specific area. Individuals who need to be in campus buildings or areas other than during regularly scheduled work hours should notify Campus Safety Department of their presence and request permission and/or approval for necessary access. Some campus rooms and areas may be protected by intrusion alarms. Before entering such areas, Campus Safety Department should be called. Campus Safety personnel will unlock doors for weekend classes and other events as published in the Room Reservation Schedule prepared by the facility's office, (714) 992-7024.

College Property:
No district property may be removed from the campus without expressed written permission from the division dean or area supervisor. Unauthorized removal of district property from the campus is a violation of the law and may be prosecuted by the district.

Campus Safety Services


It is the policy of North Orange County Community District Board of Trustees to protect the members of the total college community and to protect the property of Fullerton College. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Campus Safety Department shall ensure that reasonable protection is provided by using methods that fit within and contribute to the educational philosophy and process of the institution. Campus Safety Department is NOT a POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) approved police department. Fullerton College has a formal memorandum of understanding with the Fullerton Police Department to request assistance for incidents that require resources not available to Fullerton College, such as crime reports and criminal investigation. The college will summon the assistance of other agencies to provide services for incidents that require special resources.

Services Provided:
Besides providing general safety and protection, Campus Safety Officers may perform the following services on District Properties:

  1. Render first aid and transportation to the Health Center.
  2. Provide lost and found property services.
  3. Assist in starting vehicles by jump-starting dead batteries.
  4. Open locked vehicles (upon proper identification by owner).
  5. Provide escort services for staff and students.
  6. Provide directions and information regarding campus facilities and events. 
  7. Write incident reports of crimes and unusual occurrences which occur on campus.
  8. Support the College Injury and Illness Prevention Program by conducting periodic safety inspections of all campus buildings, lighting, grounds, and roadways.

Timely Warning Policy


TIMELY WARNING AND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION POLICY STATEMENT
In the case of a serious or ongoing threat to any campus community of the North Orange County Community College District, as approved by a designated District/campus authority and in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a "timely warning" or "emergency notification" will be prepared and distributed to students, staff and faculty without delay. These alerts may also be used to seek information that could lead to arrest and conviction of an offender when violent crime against persons or substantial property crime has been reported.

The information may be disseminated in various forms, including one or more of the following: My Gateway, email, text messages, web and social media postings, warning flyers, phone alerts and PA announcements.

Every attempt will be made to distribute the timely warning or emergency notification within a reasonable amount of time after the incident is reported to the District/campus; however, the release is subject to the availability of accurate and confirmed facts concerning the incident and investigation restraints.

TIMELY WARNING/EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning or emergency notification should report the circumstances to the Campus Safety Office or other appropriate campus authority. When a determination has been made that a timely warning/emergency notification should be issued. Campus Safety, the Campus Public Information Officer and other appropriate District/campus administrators will work collaboratively to ascertain methods of informing the campus community of the incident and to craft an official message.
A release will typically include the following information, if known:

AUTHORITY FOR ISSUING A TIMELY WARNING OR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
The authority for the issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification rests with the following authorized administrators only.

Ideally, before a message goes out, several top-level administrators will have been consulted, including the campus President/Provost, Campus Safety Director, with the District/Campus PIO actually crafting the message and sending it out. (Other staff may also be consulted as the need arises.) In cases where immediate action needs to be taken, though, any authorized administrator may act independently.

NOTE: If a Timely Warning or Emergency Notification is released, the campus administrator responsible
for the message must make sure to send a copy to the District Director of Public Affairs, who will be
responsible for relating the appropriate information to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees and all
other PIO's.

Flow Chart

 


Clery Act Crime Statistics


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act require Campus Security Authority to report crime statistics. Clery Crimes required to disclose: murder, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor laws, drug abuse, weapons; carrying or possessing. Also, biased related hate crimes for crimes listed above and vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, (race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability).

The curent crime statistics can be found in the ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT.

 

Daily Log


Campus Safety produces, and maintains a daily log, written in a format that can be easily understood. The daily log records all crimes reported to the Campus Safety Department, including:

The Department of Campus Safety Daily Crime Log contains information on recent crimes and incidents that have occurred on the Fullerton College campus. If you have any information regarding these crimes that could be helpful, please call (714) 992-7080 or E-Mail campussafety@fullcoll.edu

Crimes are logged by month, and are displayed in the in the order in which they were reported. All crimes reported to the Fullerton College Safety Department are listed.

View Daily Crime Log Here

Crime Prevention


One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of Fullerton College to inform students and staff, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. Such information will normally be distributed to students through this document and through student publications. The Fullerton College Hornet Newspaper is the student publication. Fullerton College staffs are informed through in-house memos or bulletins and regularly published newsletters. Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. Campus Safety Officers, Student Health Services, and the Student Affairs offices sponsor programs on various topics ranging from sexual assault awareness to substance abuse prevention. Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of people watching out for one another. All staff and students are asked to be ALERT, SECURITY CONSCIOUS, and INVOLVED. Call the Campus Safety Department at (714) 992-7777, whenever you see suspicious behavior.

 

Sexual Assault Information

To receive information and/or counseling regarding sexual abuse contact:

 

Substance Abuse


In accordance with Public Law 101-226 “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989,” the Board of Trustees of the North Orange County Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on Fullerton College property and as part of any Fullerton College sponsored or sanctioned activity. Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Fullerton College, or termination from employment from violations of the standards of conduct. The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees after consideration of the recommendations of the Fullerton College President. The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on Fullerton College-controlled property, is a misdemeanor as per California Business Code 25608 and a violation of state law and any person found in violation of the NOCCCD Policies Relating to Students. The use, sale, or possession of any illegal drug is in violation of the state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local, or campus safety personnel. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the district. To receive counseling and education for alcohol and substance abuse or sexual abuse contact the Health Center at (714)992-7093 or visit the Health Center website at healthservices.fullcoll.edu.

Weapons Prohibited on Campus


Firearms or other weapons shall be prohibited on any college or District center, except for activities conducted under the direction  of district officials or as authorized by an official law enforcement agency.

Firearms, knives, explosives or other dangerous objects, including but not limited to facsimile firearm, knife, or explosive, are prohibited on any District campus or at any District center, or in any facility in the District, unless approved as instructional equipment or as a function of job responsibilities.

Before taking place, activities involving firearms or other weapons conducted under the direction of District officials or as authorized by and official law enforcement agency shall be reported to the administrator in charge, or the Campus Safety Department.
Any person who believes that he or she may properly posses a firearm or other weapon on campus or in a District center or other facility of the District must promptly notify the administrator in charge, or Campus Safety.

Bringing or possessing any dirk, dagger, ice pick, or knife having a fixed blade longer than 2 ½ inches upon the grounds is prohibited, unless the person is authorized to posses such a weapon in the course of his or her employment, has been authorized by a District employee to have a knife, or is a duly appointed peace officer, who is engaged in the performance of his or her duties.

If you are a witness to a crime involving a weapon please call 911 immediately. If you see a weapon of any kind on campus, alert Fullerton College Campus Safety by calling (714) 992-7777.

 

Convicted Sexual Offender Registration Laws


Effective October 28, 2002, Penal Code 290.1 was expanded and requires sexual offenders to register with the local police department (Fullerton Police Department) if the offender is enrolled as a student at Fullerton College; employed by the college, either full-time (includes paid employees or volunteers); or working or carrying on a vacation at the college (e.g. contractors) for more than 14 days or for an aggregate calendar year (including paid workers as well as volunteers). Persons listed above must register with the Fullerton Police Department (FPD) within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment at Fullerton College. Registrants are also required to notify the FPD within five working days of ceasing to be enrolled or employed, or ceasing to carry on a vacation at the college. Any person seeking information on Registered Sex Offenders who are students and/or working on the Fullerton College Campus may contact the Fullerton College Police Department at (714) 738-6800.

For More Information Contact …
FC Admissions and Records
(714) 992-7075
2000 Building
1st Floor FC Campus Safety
(714) 992-7080 ext. 0
1500 Building

 FC Student Affairs (714) 992-7095
College Center, Buildg. 200
Rm 223, 2nd Floor FC Cadena/Transfer Center
(714) 992- 7086
College Center, Bldg. 200
Rm 212, 1st Floor
Cadena Website

North Orange County Community College District
Board of Trustees:
Jeffrey P. Brown, Barbara Dunsheath, Ed.D., Leonard Lahtinen, Molly McClanahan
M. Tony Ontiveros, Jacqueline Rodarte, Stephen T. Blount

Francisco Aviles-Pino, Student Trustee, Fullerton College
Tanya Washington, Student Trustee, Cypress College

Fred Williams, Ed.D., Interim Chancellor
Greg Schulz, Ed.D., President, Fullerton College

Updated: June 8, 2016