University of Connecticut - Uniform Campus Crime Report
In accordance with Connecticut and federal law, each Institution of higher education, is required to annually prepare a Campus Crime Report, consistent with the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System (UCR). The report is to reflect the crime statistic on the property of the university/college for the proceeding three years.
Verified Offenses Reported to UConn Police
|Motor Vehicle Theft||6||5||4||0/0/0||1/0/0||5/5/4||0/0/0|
|Sexual Assault (totals)||11||3||3||10/1/2||0/1/0||1/1/0||0/0/1|
|National Origin Bias||0||0||0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Sexual Orientation Bias||4||1||1||1/1/1||0/0/0||3/0/0||0/0/0|
|Liquor Violations (arrests)||136||66||62||1/0/0||16/3/13||119/63/49||0/0/0|
|Driving While Intoxicated (arrests)||120||158||101||0/0/0||0/0/0||120/158/101||0/0/0|
|Drug Violations (arrests)||224||87||143||6/0/0||29/10/17||189/76/126||0/1/0|
|Weapons violations (arrests)||8||13||10||0/0/0||0/0/2||2/5/8||6/8/0|
|* Crimes reported from Connecticut State Police for the Town of Mansfield.|
Unverified Offenses Reported to UConn Police*
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Sexual Assault (totals)||5||1||1||3/0/1||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|National Origin Bias||0||0||0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Sexual Orientation Bias||0||0||0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
|Driving While Intoxicated||0||0||0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0||0/0/0|
* Unverified offenses reported from the Women's Center, Student Activities,
Dean's Office and Department of Residential Life.
Note: As the FBI, in its own crime report, notes: Caution should be exercised in making any inter-campus comparisons of schools, as University/ college crime statistics are affected by a variety of factors. These include: demographic characteristics of the surrounding community ratio of male to female students, numbers of on campus residents, accessibility of outside visitors, and size enrollment.
The University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all members of the community. To that end, we employ the most modern, effective measures and equipment available today. Our police force is well educated, professionally trained and equipped properly for providing protection and service to the campus.
A system of emergency phones is located throughout the campus. An escort program is available to assist students in moving about the campus. The police patrol on foot, and in both marked and unmarked police vehicles. A state-of-the-art Emergency 911 Center is located on campus, unique in the State of Connecticut. Educational programs are conducted continuously during the year.
In short, our program, methods, personnel and equipment are constantly being reviewed and updated to meet our responsibility: the students, staff, faculty and visitors at the University of Connecticut.
The University of Connecticut has, since the inception of nationwide reporting of crime statistics (UCR), always made that information available to the public. Now, in accordance with Connecticut's Campus Safety Act, and the U.S. Campus Security Act, everyinstitution of higher education within the State is required to annually prepare a Uniform Campus Crime Report (UCCR).
This UCCR report is prepared annually by the University's Police Department and reflects the crime statistics as reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Safety utilizing the FBI's Uniform Crime Report system (UCR) and unverified offenses reported to other campus officials. The University Police Department is an active participant in the FBI's Uniform Crime Report system and has been since the early nineteen seventies.
University of Connecticut at Storrs
The University of Connecticut campus at Storrs is located in the rural Northeast portion of the State in the Town of Mansfield, approximately 25 miles due east of Hartford. Mansfield has approximately 10,000 permanent residents though the University's student body adds considerably to those numbers. It is an open campus, situated on over 3,000 acres containing farm lands, 373 buildings, 23 miles of roadways, and 50 acres of parking. The University has 3,599 employees at the Storrs campus. In short, it is a city within a town.
University of Connecticut Police Department
The University of Connecticut Police Department, under the administration of the Chief of Police, is charged with a number of critical areas of responsibility relating to safety and security on campus for its student body, employees, and visitors to the campus. The Police Department is established pursuant to Section 10a-142 of the Connecticut General Statutes as an Organized police department with the same authority and responsibilities as any municipal police department within the State of Connecticut. Its complement of sworn officers are all State employees and graduates of the Municipal Police Training Academy. Beyond the Academy each member of the department undergoes required annual in-service training, well beyond the minimum requirements mandated by Connecticut statutes, to maintain and upgrade their skills as police officers. The University's Police Department works closely with the State Police and various Federal agencies and local police departments throughout the State.
The University Police, on duty 24 hours-a-day, year round, conduct highly visible vehicle and foot patrols and are responsible for enforcing all of the laws of the State of Connecticut, both criminal and motor vehicle. The University Police Department is committed to community outreach programs directed toward our student body and employees in an effort to promote awareness and enhance personal safety and well being, both on campus and in the world beyond. Examples of these include programs on alcohol awareness, sexual assault prevention, personal and property safety, and traffic safety/DWI. In addition to the outreach programs the Police Department periodically publishes brochures on various personal safety and crime prevention issues. Copies of these are available on request either at the Police Department or by calling 486-4800 (or ext. 6-4800 from any University phone.)
As part of its community service activities the Department operates a Student Escort Service, staffed by student Community Safety Assistants (CSA's), providing safe personal escorts on request to and from any point on campus. This service, organized and supervised by the University Police Department, operates every night during both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Student Escort personnel are equipped with two-way radios and have direct communication with the Police Department. To reach the Escort Service call 486-4809 (or ext. 6-4809 from any University phone).
Reporting of Crimes or Emergencies
The University has its own 9-1-1 emergency telephone system which is answered at the Police Department dispatch center. In the event you witness a crime in progress or other emergency go to any telephone on campus and dial 9-1-1. Emergency help - police, fire or medical - will be immediately dispatched. If you are a victim of a crime or you have witnessed a crime, but there is no immediate danger or emergency, call the University Police at 486-4800 (or 6-4800 from any University phone), report what happened and a police officer will follow up on your complaint.
Individual Safety Responsibilities
Individual awareness, cooperation and involvement are critical to the success of any campus safety program. Everyone must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking some simple, common sense precautions. For example, do not jog alone at night, and when walking at night, walk with someone and only in well-lighted areas. When in doubt, call the Student Escort Service or familiarize yourself with the night bus service and take the bus. One further precaution is to not stay alone in academic buildings late at night.
Always lock your room door at night and any time the room is unoccupied; even if you are just going down the hall for a few minutes. Valuables such as stereos, TV's, VCR's and cameras should be engraved with a personal identification number, (your driver's license number and state are preferred). Engraving tools for this purpose have been provided to the residence hall staff by the University Police and can also be borrowed from the UConn Police for this purpose. Bicycles should have a secure locking device and can be registered with the University Police. Cars should be kept locked whenever parked and valuables should be locked out of sight in the trunk. Valuables should not be left unattended in the library, gym, dining halls, hallways, classrooms or offices.
Safety in Residence Halls
The Storrs campus is a city within a town. As such it is not immune from the violence and criminal activity that occur in other cities. No one should ever assume that he/she is totally safe because this is a university. Primary responsibility for one's safety belongs to the individual. The University tries through implementation of its policies and procedures, facilities maintenance programs, employment of staff and equipment resources, and educational programs to make the campus as safe as possible, but the cooperation of each individual is required
When checking into a residence hall each resident receives a key to his/her room and a key to the foyer door. Students are urged to lock their rooms, particularly when alone, when sleeping or when leaving the premises.
Entry doors to residence hall buildings are unlocked during the daytime. All outside doors are locked and secured by the staff member on duty between 10:00-11:00 PM. Any residence hall may, by majority consent, choose to secure the building at an earlier hour. After the hall is locked, residents must use their foyer keys to gain access. At NO time should a locked door be propped open or a locked door be opened for strangers. This violates the safety of the hall and puts all residents at risk.
Residents have an obligation to be concerned about the safety of all students. Crimes and suspicious activities should be reported to the police and a residence hall staff member.
Educating students about safety issues is of prime concern to the residence hall staff. Education is done through floor meetings, educational programs on special topics, fliers, posters and information placed on bulletin boards. Residents must accept responsibility for their own safety by attending the programs, keeping informed about security risks and by exercising safety-conscious behavior.
Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances
Those who use alcoholic beverages or sponsor events involving alcohol are obliged to understand State laws and University regulations and are fully responsible for their actions. In general, use or possession of alcoholic beverages by any person under the age of 21 is prohibited by State law. For the full policy, see the University of Connecticut Alcoholic Beverage Policy.
State law prohibits manufacture, distribution, sale, use, offer for sale, or possession of drug paraphernalia or of any illegal drug or narcotic, including barbiturates, hallucinogens, amphetamines, cocaine, opium, heroin, marijuana or any other substance not chemically distinguishable from them except as authorized by medical prescription. (See Student Conduct Code for the University policy.)
Weapons on Campus
Possession and/or use of firearms, fireworks, dangerous weapons and hazardous chemicals is strictly prohibited and in many cases violates State law. This applies to students and employees except where authorized to handle weapons or chemicals. (See Student Conduct Code and General Rules of Conduct for Employees as published by Labor Relations.
Incidents of Sexual Harassment
Incidents of sexual harassment, in which the alleged perpetrator is a student, should be reported to the Office of Diversity (486-2943). All victims of sexual harassment under the Student Conduct Code are entitled to be present at all proceedings, and to know the outcome of the case. All other victims of sexual harassment are entitled to know the outcome of the investigation conducted by the Office of Diversity.
The University of Connecticut's statement of policy on sexual harassment is contained in the President's Policy on Harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as any unsolicited and unwanted sexual advance, or any other conduct of a sexual nature whereby (a) submission to these actions is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual‘s employment, performance appraisal, or evaluation of academic performance; or (b) these actions have the effect of interfering with an individual‘s performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Examples of sexual harassment in the work place may include all activities that attempt to extort sexual favors, inappropriate touching, suggestive comments, and public display of pornographic or suggestive calendars, posters, or signs. All forms of sexual harassment and discrimination are considered serious offenses by the University. Such behavior is particularly offensive when power relationships are involved.
The University offers a wide range of programs and support services dedicated to the prevention of sexual assault and in aiding the victim.
The Women's Center, Department of Residential Life and Police Department offer talks, programs and printed material to aid students.
Students and all members of the University community can report sexual assaults to the University Police via 911 or 486-4800. A list of service providers is available in the cut out section of this pamphlet. These include Health Services, DRL, the Dean of Students, Women's Center and Department of Counseling Services.
If a sexual assault occurs, you should seek medical attention and notify the police. The police are on duty 24 hours per day and can aid in finding additional services.
Off-campus offenses should be reported to the local police and a local Rape Crisis Center can be contacted for additional services.
The procedures to follow for on campus disciplinary actions are listed in the Student Conduct Code and details on outcome of hearings and opportunities for representation can be addressed to the Office of the Dean of Students. The Dean can also facilitate assistance for concerns in academic and living situations.
If you would like to report a crime but do not wish to reveal your identity, UCPD offers an anonymous hotline that allows you to leave specific information about a crime while ensuring your confidentiality: (860) 486-4444
UCPD provides crime information and trends to the campus community through email networks, the UCPD and other web pages, campus partners, postings and direct distribution of flyers and bulletins. Depending on the nature of the crime and the threat to the community, some or all of these methods are used to ensure the campus is appropriately alerted to the threat in a timely fashion and has information to prevent victimization.
Sex Offender Notice
The State of Connecticut requires sex offenders to register with the police in the jurisdiction in which they reside. The State makes this information available to law enforcement agencies. This information for the UConn Community is available by contacting the State Police Sex Offender Registry Unit at P.O. Box 2794, Middletown, CT 06457 or by e-mail at email@example.com
All of us, by working together, can help to ensure that we have a safe campus and community.
If you have any questions, please call one of the numbers below for assistance.
Finally, if you observe suspicious persons or activities anywhere on campus report it to the University Police. Also, in moving about the campus, should you observe unsafe or dangerous conditions do not hesitate to report them to the University Police to initiate corrective action.
The University has many services available to students in addition to the Police Department. Listed below are phone numbers of important areas of professional assistance offered by caring people.
STUDENT VICTIM ASSISTANCE
If you are a student at the University of Connecticut and have been a victim of a crime, the following services are available to you: