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2013 Annual Security Report And Annual Fire Safety Report
In accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, now known as The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Illinois College provides the following information relating to crime statistics and security measures to prospective students, matriculated students and employees. It is our goal to provide an accurate assessment of the crime situation on campus.
Introduction
Safety and security issues are extremely important concerns of parents, students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus. As an academic community made up of approximately 1000 students plus a faculty and staff population of just over 200, Illinois College understands this concern. We accept the responsibility for providing a learning and living environment that is as free as possible from any threats to the safety or well being for all of us who live and work here.

Jacksonville is a rural community with a population of around 20,000 residents, and Illinois College is located in a residential neighborhood on the west side of the city. Historically Jacksonville has been described as a pleasant place to live where crime statistics are low. However, being aware of the potential for criminal activity provides us with the opportunity to be proactive in our approach to the safety and security of our campus.

The College safety and security personnel work closely with the Jacksonville Police Department and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and they are known by name by most of our students and staff. We know we must be vigilant and attentive to insuring that our campus continues to be safe and the members of the academic community are instrumental in enabling us to be the kind of campus and community where criminal activity will not be tolerated.
Office of Security
Campus safety and security procedures are coordinated by the Office of Security comprised of five full-time officers, one of whom serves as the director of security. Our security officers are unarmed, have no official police or arrest powers and are part of the Student Life staff. They have high visibility and are known to faculty, staff and students. The security office is located on the ground floor of Gardner Hall.

Security officers conduct foot and vehicle patrols of the campus 24 hours a day when school is in session. The security officers enforce all policies and procedures included in the student handbook (Blue Book). Security officers carry a cellular phone which allows students and staff to immediately contact the security department. This allows our security personnel to be in contact with the police department, fire department and/or emergency services when needed.

Illinois College maintains a good working relationship with the Jacksonville Police Department and Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. Officers from both departments are used by the College for larger events where extra security is needed. The Jacksonville Police Department is called to investigate all major criminal offenses. Currently, the College has no written memoranda of understanding with the agency.
Reporting a crime
Students and employees are encouraged and required to report all criminal incidents and emergencies to: 

Illinois College Office of Security
Room 7, Gardner Hall lower level
217.245.3111

Office of the Dean of Students 
Caine Student Center, 2nd floor
217.245.3011

Office of Residential Life
Abraham Lincoln Hall, lobby of main floor, director’s office
217.245.3012

Any member of the Residential Life staff located in all residence halls.

Jacksonville Police Department
200 West Douglas Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
911 for emergencies
217.479.4630 for non-emergency

Victims of a crime are encouraged to file a police report along with reporting to the above persons or organizations. The security department will assist with this. Criminal incidents reported to the above persons or organizations will be used for preparing the annual disclosure of crime statistics. The College has no policy or procedure for voluntary confidential reporting for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
Timely warning notices
To aid in the prevention of similar crimes, timely warning crime alerts are posted as quickly as possible relating to crimes of criminal homicide, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (including forcible and non-forcible sex offenses), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson that are reported to a campus security authority or local police and are considered by the College to represent a threat to students and staff. The College may not provide timely warnings on those crimes reported to a pastoral or professional counselor. Alerts are posted by one or more of the following means: all-campus email, Illinois College Office of Security homepage, flyers on red paper (red paper is reserved for emergency messages) and IC ALERT to those who have enrolled. Alerts will generally be posted for three consecutive days and then removed.
Emergency response
All members of the Illinois College community are required to notify the security department of any situation or incident on campus that involves a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may involve an immediate or ongoing threat to the health and safety of the students and/or employees on campus. The Illinois College Emergency Response Team, comprised of the President of the College, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Business Affairs, Vice President For Enrollment, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director of Security, has the responsibility of responding to and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document any situation that may cause a significant emergency or dangerous situation. The Office of Security and/or Jacksonville Police Department has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to determine if the situation does in fact, pose a threat to the campus community. If that is the case Federal Law requires that the College immediately notify the campus community or the appropriate segments of the community that may be affected by the situation. The Emergency Response Team will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to receive a notification, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of the responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

The College does a test of the emergency response and evacuation or shelter in place procedures at least once per calendar year and the Office of Security documents a description of the exercise, the date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced and collects feedback for evaluation and improvement of emergency response. Emergency procedures are published annually in the Illinois College Blue Book.
Notification about immediate threats
In the event of a serious incident which poses an immediate threat to members of the Illinois College community, the College has various systems in place for communicating information quickly to those individuals. Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an immediate threat to the Illinois College campus community. These methods of communication include network emails, emergency text messages thru IC ALERT (individuals can sign up for this service on the Illinois College website), the outdoor warning siren and information posted on the Illinois College website at www.ic.edu.
Safety in residence halls and campus buildings
Access to residence halls is limited to students and their guests. Access to the residence halls by College employees is on an “as needed” basis and incorporates strict key control procedures.
 
Residence hall safety measures include:
  • Locked entrance doors
  • Locking room doors and windows
  • Door peepholes
  • Trained residence life staff
  • Fire alarm systems with smoke detectors in all bedrooms monitored by an off-campus monitoring company
  • Carbon monoxide detectors where required by law
  • Requirement that students escort their guests at all times
  • Designated shelter areas
Students, faculty and employees at Illinois College have access to academic, recreational and administrative facilities on campus. The general public can attend cultural and recreational events on campus with their access limited to the facilities in which these events are held.
Notification of missing students who reside in on-campus housing
If a member of the campus community has reason to believe that a student who resides on-campus is missing, he or she should immediately notify Campus Security at 217.245.3111. Campus Security will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation. After investigating the missing person report, should the Office of Security determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, Illinois College will notify the Jacksonville Police Department and the student’s emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Illinois College will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately after the Office of Security has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours. In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by Illinois College in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Illinois College will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential contact can do so by contacting Campus Security otherwise, the emergency contact will be notified. A student’s confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement as appropriate.
Safety of buildings and grounds
The College’s buildings and grounds are monitored and patrolled by campus security officers. The physical plant department maintains the buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. They inspect campus facilities to provide prompt repair service and respond quickly to reports of potential hazards. The campus lighting is normal for the size and nature of the College and the physical plant staff monitors campus safety as well as lighting improvements when needed and/or recommended. The physical plant maintains an afterhours call out schedule whereby physical plant staff can be called to campus after hours to address and repair any safety concerns that need immediate attention.

Phones for emergency purposes are located in the lobbies, foyers and entries to most buildings. These phones are primarily for emergency services (911) and campus security (217.245.3111), but will make local and on-campus calls also. There are ten blue light emergency phones located on campus in the following areas: south end of the football field, north side of Mundinger Hall, College Avenue Apartments, the historic upper quadrangle, the parking area west of Crampton Hall, north of Rammelkamp Chapel, Abraham Lincoln Hall parking lot, parking lot behind the Octagon House, gravel parking lot off of Edgehill Road and the parking lot by the physical plant. These phones are easily recognized by the blue light above the phones. They are equipped with a red emergency button which, when pushed, automatically connects you to the 911 emergency operator and activates the blue light to flash, drawing attention to the area. Most of these phones also have a conventional keypad which can be used to contact campus security or make local and on-campus calls.
Campus security for non-campus locations and student organizations
The College has two non-campus properties that are used primarily for biology field trips. These locations are monitored by the agencies having jurisdiction over them. The College has no non-campus student organizations.
The student's and staff's responsibility
The cooperation and involvement of students and staff themselves in a campus safety program is absolutely necessary. Students and staff must accept responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their belongings by taking simple common sense precautions. For example, any student or staff (male or female) may feel more comfortable using the escort service when traveling around campus late at night. Room and office doors should be locked at night or when the room or office is left unoccupied. Outside doors should never be propped open. Bicycles should be secured with a sturdy lock to provided bike racks. Students and staff with motor vehicles must have a parking permit enabling them to park in designated parking lots on campus. Vehicles need to be locked at all times and any valuables should be locked in the trunk. Students should report any suspicious looking individuals who do not belong in their residence halls or any unusual incidents in and around the residence halls or elsewhere on campus to the residence hall director or Office of Security. Students and staff should keep themselves informed by signing up for IC ALERT.
Security Services and Programs

Patrol
The department provides 24-hour coverage for the campus by both foot patrol and vehicle patrol.

Escort
An escort to any location on campus may be obtained by calling the Office of Security, and a member of the office will provide this service.

Parking
The Office of Security is responsible for parking and enforcement on campus. Parking permits are required to park anywhere on campus. Parking permits are available at the security office.

Emergency Phones and Lighting
The Office of Security currently maintains ten blue-light emergency phones located at various places around campus. These phones are easily recognized by the blue light located above the phone. The phones are equipped with a red emergency button which, when pushed, automatically connects you to the 911 emergency operator and activates the blue light to flash, drawing attention to the area. Most phones also have a conventional key pad which can be used for non emergency calls. All academic and residence hall buildings have a phone located in the lobby or foyer areas. Everyone should observe and become familiar with the locations of these phones.

Outside lighting is checked regularly and improperly working or burned out lights are reported to the physical plant for repair. The physical plant department has a person on call 24-hours a day to provide emergency repairs that pose a safety or security concern.

Lockouts
If a student is locked out of his or her residence hall room and cannot find a member of the residence life staff, the Office of Security will assist him or her in getting back into his or her room.

Jump Starts
The Office of Security will provide jump starts if needed.

Rape Aggression Defense Program R.A.D.
The Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors. This course is offered each semester.

IC ALERT
IC ALERT is a state-of-the-art emergency notification system. IC ALERT sends emergency notifications and important messages from the College to a person’s mobile phone, Blackberry, wireless PDA, pager, smart or satellite phones and email addresses, including “pop-ups” to Google, Yahoo or AOL personal pages.

Other Services
The security department will also provide help in obtaining emergency and medical assistance and assist with filing police reports, if needed.
Alcohol, drug and weapons policies

Illinois College includes in the Blue Book policies specifically related to the use/abuse of alcohol; the use, sale or distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances and the possession/use of firearms or other dangerous weapons on campus. Students 21 years of age or older may possess and consume alcoholic beverages in the privacy of their individual residence hall room and no public consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted on campus. Firearms or other dangerous weapons are prohibited on campus as is the use, possession or sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and criminal prosecution.

Education programming is provided each year including AlcoholEDU, Peer Health Educator programs, residence hall programs and Alcohol Awareness Week.

Sex-offense policies
Sexual assault is illegal and will not be condoned or tolerated at Illinois College. The Illinois Sexual assault Act (720 ILCS 5/12-13 through 12-16) provides criminal penalties for the commission of a sexual assault or sexual abuse crime. Crimes included in the Act are: criminal sexual assault aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal transmission of HIV. Penalties for the most serious of these offenses include a potential 30-year prison sentence.

Members of the Student Life staff offer a variety of programs to increase awareness and understanding of sexual assault and sexual abuse including residence hall programs, peer health educator programs and Rape Aggression Defense training once a semester. Other information about sexual assault and personal safety are provided in the form of brochures, flyers and posters which are distributed and posted throughout the year.

Possible sanctions for violation of sexual assault policies, as listed in the Blue Book, include disciplinary probation, suspension or disciplinary dismissal. See Illinois College Blue Book for more information on sanctions.

If you become a victim of a sex offense you are urged to report the incident as soon as possible to one of the following contacts: Office of Campus Security, Dean of Students, Residential Life staff, College Chaplain, Director of Templeton Counseling Center or the Jacksonville Police Department.

It is important to report a sex offense as soon as possible for the protection of the victim and to ensure proper medical/psychological support. In addition, quick reporting enables us to alert the campus community and possibly prevent further violations. At all times, we will work confidentially with the victim, empowering the individual to make informed and realistic decisions as to the disposition of the case.

After reporting the offense, a hospital visit is strongly recommended if penetration or any other physical injury occurred during the assault. An evidentiary exam should be done within 48 hours of the assault. It is important that the victim/survivor does not bath, shower, douche or change clothes before this exam. Pregnancy testing and testing for sexually transmitted diseases should also be considered. The closest location for medical treatment is Passavant Area Hospital located at 1600 West Walnut Street, phone 217.245.9541. Passavant Emergency Room is open 24 hours daily and will treat anyone who comes to the hospital.

On-campus reporting to a member of the Dean of Student’s staff will assure victim of support. The College will change the victim’s academic schedule and on-campus living situation if changes are appropriate to the situation, are requested, and are reasonably available. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding and the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding alleging a sexual offense.

In the event that off-campus reporting is pursued, any of the above contacts will assist the victim in contacting the police department and other support services. It is recommended that the victim have a friend, parent or other advocate with them when a report is made to the police.

Counseling for sexual assault victims is available at Templeton Counseling Center (217.245.3073) and the Office of Religious Life (217.245.3060), both located on campus. Assistance with off-campus counseling is also available at Templeton Counseling Center. All counseling services are confidential.

Additional resources include:

Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault
2001 West Lafayette Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Office 217.243.7330
24 Hour Hotline 217.753.8081

Mental Health Center
340 West State Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
24-Hour Hotline 217.245.6126
The federal campus sex crimes prevention act
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which became effective October 28, 2002,
requires Illinois College to inform the campus community where to find information on
registered sex offenders. Illinois law requires sex offenders to register with their local police
or sheriff, which places the names in a state-wide database. The State of Illinois Registered
Sex Offenders database can be accessed at www.isp.state.il.us. If you need more information,
contact your local law enforcement (police or sheriff) office.
Crime Statistics

The following is a listing of crimes occurring on or near campus which have been reported to Illinois College Security Department or the Jacksonville Police Department for the past three calendar years.


 

Category

 

Venue

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

CRIMINAL
HOMICIDE:
Murder and
Non-Negligent
Manslaughter

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Negligent
Manslaughter

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

SEX OFFENSES:
Forcible

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

2

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Non-Forcible

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

ROBBERY

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

Category

 

 

Venue

 

 

2010

 

 

2011

 

 

2012

 

AGGRAVATED
ASSAULT

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

BURGLARY

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

6

 

3

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

5

 

1

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

ARSON

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

MOTOR VEHICLE
THEFT

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

ARRESTS FOR:

Liquor Law
Violations

 

On Campus***

 

2

 

2

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

2

 

1

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

Category

 

 

Venue

 

 

2010

 

 

2011

 

 

2012

 

Drug-Related
Violations

 

On Campus***

 

5

 

4

3

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Weapons
Possession

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

DISCIPLINARY
REFERRALS:

Liquor Law
Violations

 

On Campus***

 

46

 

114

 

98

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

43

 

105

 

91

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Drug-Related
Violations

 

On Campus***

 

5

 

3

9

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

2

 

2

 

8

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Weapons
Possession

 

On Campus***

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In Residence Halls or other
Residential Facilities

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

In or on Non-Campus
Buildings or Property

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

On Public Property

 

0

 

0

 

0


***   This category includes all campus incidents, including those listed in the category below, “In residence halls or other residential facilities.” Therefore, the two categories are not cumulative, but duplicative.

Hate Crimes

2012:  No hate crimes reported.
2011:   One on-campus intimidation incident characterized by sexual orientation bias.
One on-campus destruction/damage/vandalism of property characterized by sexual orientation bias.
2010:   No hate crimes reported.

UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING (UCR) DEFINITIONS

Murder
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Manslaughter
The killing of another human being through gross negligence.

Rape* (prior to August 11 1992)
The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person’s will, or not forcibly or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity; or an attempt to commit rape by force or threat of force.

Sex Offenses, Forcible or Non Forcible

Sex Offenses - Forcible Any sexual act directed against another person, forcible and/or against that person’s will; or not forcible or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

A. Forcible Rape
The carnal knowledge of a person, forcible and/or against that person’s will; or not forcible 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).

B. Forcible Sodomy
Oral or sexual intercourse with another person, forcible and/or against that person’s will; or not forcible 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.

C. Sexual Assault With An Object
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.

D. Forcible Fondling

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.

Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible Unlawful, non forcible sexual intercourse.

A. Incest
Non forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

B. Statutory Rape
Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Robbery
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the control, custody or care of another person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily injury. (It is not necessary that injury results from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. This includes unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; house breaking; safe cracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. Note that larceny thefts (e.g., shoplifting, thefts from motor vehicles, thefts of motor parts, thefts of bicycles, thefts from buildings where the offender has legal access, thefts from coin operated machines) are a separate category and are not reported as a burglary.

Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Liquor Law Violations

Violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages (with the exception of “driving under the influence” or “drunkenness”).

Drug Abuse Violations
Violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use.

Weapons Possession
Violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Incidents Motivated By Prejudice
Crimes that are committed in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability of the victim.

Arson
The unlawful and intentional setting of a fire to any form of property. The malicious or fraudulent burning of property.

*Note: As recommended by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the UCR definition of rape (the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will) is not being used. Instead, Illinois College is using this more up-to-date definition by the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Also, Sex Offense Definitions from the National Incident Based Reporting System Edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Fire Safety in Residence Halls

All Illinois College residence halls have fire alarm systems that are monitored by an off-campus monitoring company. When an alarm is activated, this company immediately notifies the fire department and then the Illinois College Office of Security. All fires or suspected fires should be report to the Office of Security. All bedrooms are equipped with a smoke detector. College Avenue Apartments, Crampton Hall, Ellis Hall, Fayerweather House, Gardner Hall, Greene Hall, Mundinger Hall, Lincoln Hall, Pixley Hall and Turner Hall have fire sprinkler systems. There are currently no plans to equip 1005 Grove, 1012 Edgehill, 406 Park, 1051, 1055 or 1059 College houses with fire sprinkler systems. These houses have smoke detectors. These houses house between 5 and 8 students and are themed or specialty houses. All residence halls are equipped with fire extinguishers and all residence life staff receives fire extinguisher training during their training each fall. Each residence hall has one mandatory supervised fire drill each semester. Residents are advised of fire safety and evacuation procedures at hall meetings conducted by the residence life staff.

In the Illinois College Blue Book, under Residential Living, appliances used for cooking with open heating elements are prohibited. Candles, incense, halogen lamps or any other device with an open flame or heating element are not allowed in the residence halls. In addition, gasoline-operated machinery such as motorcycles and mopeds, and any other type of combustible items including live Christmas trees and wreaths are not allowed in the residence halls. Fireworks of any kind are also prohibited.

The Number of Fires in Residence Halls


Residence Hall

2010

2011

2012

1005 Grove

N/A

0

0

1012 Edgehill

N/A

0

0

1051 College

0

0

0

1055 College

0

0

0

1059 College

N/A

0

0

406 Park

N/A

0

0

College Avenue Apartment

0

0

0

Crampton Hall

N/A

0

0

Ellis Hall

0

0

0

Fayerweather House

0

0

0

Gardner Hall

0

0

0

Greene Hall

0

0

0

Mundinger Hall

0

0

0

Lincoln Hall

0

0

0

Pixley Hall

0

0

0

Turner Hall

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

 

The Number of Injuries Related to a Fire that Resulted in Treatment at a Medical Facility


Residence Hall

2010

2011

2012

1005 Grove

N/A

0

0

1012 Edgehill

N/A

0

0

1051 College

0

0

0

1055 College

0

0

0

1059 College

N/A

0

0

406 Park

N/A

0

0

College Avenue Apartment

0

0

0

Crampton Hall

N/A

0

0

Ellis Hall

0

0

0

Fayerweather House

0

0

0

Gardner Hall

0

0

0

Greene Hall

0

0

0

Mundinger Hall

0

0

0

Lincoln Hall

0

0

0

Pixley Hall

0

0

0

Turner Hall

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

 

The Number of Deaths Related to a Fire


Residence Hall

2010

2011

2012

1005 Grove

N/A

0

0

1012 Edgehill

N/A

0

0

1051 College

0

0

0

1055 College

0

0

0

1059 College

N/A

0

0

406 Park

N/A

0

0

College Avenue Apartment

0

0

0

Crampton Hall

N/A

0

0

Ellis Hall

0

0

0

Fayerweather House

0

0

0

Gardner Hall

0

0

0

Greene Hall

0

0

0

Mundinger Hall

0

0

0

Lincoln Hall

0

0

0

Pixley Hall

0

0

0

Turner Hall

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

 

The Value of Property Damage Caused by a Fire


Residence Hall

2010

2011

2012

1005 Grove

N/A

0

0

1012 Edgehill

N/A

0

0

1051 College

0

0

0

1055 College

0

0

0

1059 College

N/A

0

0

406 Park

N/A

0

0

College Avenue Apartment

0

0

0

Crampton Hall

N/A

0

0

Ellis Hall

0

0

0

Fayerweather House

0

0

0

Gardner Hall

0

0

0

Greene Hall

0

0

0

Mundinger Hall

0

0

0

Lincoln Hall

0

0

0

Pixley Hall

0

0

0

Turner Hall

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

 

General Evacuation Procedures

  • All building evacuations will occur when a fire alarm sounds and/or upon notification by the Office of Security or other College official.
  • Be aware of all the marked exits from your area or building. Know the routes from your work, living or class area.
  • In the event of a fire and alarm is not activated, activate the alarm on the way out of the building.
  • Call security or the fire department and give as much information as possible.
  • If time allows, take your belongings and proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest exit. Alert others to do the same. Close all doors behind you.
  • Before exiting a closed door, feel the door from top to bottom with the back of your hand. If the door is hot, do not open. Keep calm. If trapped in a room do the following if possible;
  • Place towels or clothing, preferably wet under the door to keep smoke out.
  • Clear the window of blinds, attract attention. If you have a phone available contact security at 3111, advise that you are trapped, give name and room.
  • Stay low; breathe fresh air near the ground.
  • Stay calm and await help.
  • If the door is cool, stay low and open door slowly. Close the door quickly if smoke or fire is present.
  • If it is clear, exit via the nearest stairwell. Stay low if smoke conditions exist. Report to your designated evacuation area if one is assigned.
  • If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and use an alternate route.
  • Never use elevators. Elevators will stop during a fire.
  • Assist handicapped in exiting the building.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 200 feet away from the affected building(s). Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • Do not re-enter the building(s) until instructed by campus security and/or fire department.

    
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