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A safe and secure campus is essential to The Citadel's realizing its vision of educating principled leaders. The Citadel Public Safety Department plays an integral role in providing a safe environment in which students, faculty, and staff can live and learn. The Citadel regularly evaluates the security needs of the community, and continues to consider these needs on an ongoing basis. This publication is a part of that effort. It lets you know who to call and what to do if you are the victim of a crime. It also outlines policies aimed at promoting a safe learning and work environment. These policies work in conjunction with federal, state, and local laws, which the Department of Public Safety enforces. Please carefully consider the recommendations in this publication and work with The Citadel Public Safety Department to help make The Citadel a safe and secure campus. Although the college and the Department of Public Safety go to great lengths to promote a safe and secure environment, personal safety is an individual responsibility. Together we must take personal responsibility for our own safety, as well as the safety of those around us. Working together, we will continue to keep The Citadel a safe campus for all.


The Citadel Public Safety Department

The Citadel Public Safety (PSAF) has statewide police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and in the immediate off campus vicinity. The department consists of a team of law enforcement officers, including a director, deputy director, operations officer/investigator, administrative officer, parking enforcement officer and, during the academic year, two campus service officers, as well as four shift supervisors and eight state patrol officers. All PSAF law enforcement officers are state commissioned law enforcement officers operating under the authority and supervision of the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

The Citadel encourages all members of The Citadel community to immediately report any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity, or other emergency directly to Citadel Public Safety, or to other local law enforcement. PSAF reports all criminal offenses to SLED. PSAF personnel investigate all allegations of criminal activity. PSAF personnel and/or representatives of city, county, state, or federal law enforcement authorities prosecute all criminal offenses that occur on Citadel property.

PSAF personnel work closely with local, state, and federal police agencies, and have direct radio communication with the City of Charleston Police Department on the County of Charleston police radio network. PSAF is also a part of the Charleston County 911 Emergency System. Local law enforcement agencies report any criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations to Citadel PSAF. PSAF provides this information to the Commandant, the Dean of The Citadel Graduate College (CGC), or the Provost, as appropriate, for disciplinary action or other appropriate response.

Incident Reporting:

The Citadel strongly encourages victims to report all crimes, either “officially” to the following authorities, or unofficially as described below. The Citadel also encourages “bystanders” to report crimes to the following authorities when a victim is unable to do so.

To report a crime, on or off campus, contact Citadel Public Safety at (843) 953-5114, or by dialing 811 from any campus phone. Any suspicious on-campus activity should be reported to PSAF immediately. You may also contact the City of Charleston Police Department at (843) 577-7074, the County of Charleston Sheriff's Department at (843) 202-1700, or the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division at 1-888-559-TIPS (8477). For incidents at The Citadel Beach House, contact the Isle of Palms Police Department at (843) 886-6522.

You may also report a crime on campus to the following school officials:

Vice President for Operations, (843) 953-6907, Bond Hall, Room 192; Commandant of Cadets, (843) 953-6930, Jenkins Hall, Room 203; Assistant Commandant of Cadets for Discipline, (843) 953-6931, Jenkins Hall, Room 206; 1st Battalion TAC Officer, (843) 953-0506, Murray Barracks, Room 1105; 2nd Battalion TAC Officer, (843) 953-2101, Padgett-Thomas Barracks, Room 2101; 3rd Battalion TAC Officer, (843) 953-5245, Law Barracks, Room 3101; 4th Battalion TAC Officer, (843) 953-1722, Watts Barracks, Room 5121; 5th Battalion TAC Officer, (843) 953-5365, Stevens Barracks, Room 4148; Ombudsman, (843) 953-7469, Bond Hall, Room 369; or Ombudsman, (843) 953-5096, Thompson Hall, Room 137; or Ombudsman, (843) 953-4830, Bond Hall, Room 119; Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education, (843) 953-7277, Thompson Hall, Room 105.

Confidential Reporting Procedures:

If you are the victim of a crime and do not wish to pursue action within The Citadel's disciplinary system or the criminal justice system, you are encouraged to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Director or a designee of PSAF can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. You can also file a confidential or anonymous report using the campus hotline with EthicsPoint: www.citadel.ethicspoint.com or by calling toll free (855) 280-8357. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep a matter confidential, while taking steps to protect the safety of yourself, fellow students and employees. With this type of information, The Citadel can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, analyze whether there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution. If you are a witness to any crime, report it immediately to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, PSAF cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other individuals identified above. Confidential reports of crime may also be made to the local Crime Stoppers (843) 554-1111.

Criminal Activity Off Campus:

The Citadel does not own any off-campus residences. The City of Charleston and the Charleston County Sheriff's Department have law enforcement responsibility for crimes that occur off campus. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and The Citadel Public Safety do, however, have a mutual aid agreement. As a result, Citadel public safety officers may assist the Charleston County Sheriff's Department, or City of Charleston Police, with off-campus incidents. City police and sheriff's deputies also communicate with College officials when students off campus are engaged in off-campus criminal incidents. In accordance with College Regulations, The Citadel will address off-campus conduct when the behavior or the presence of the individual or student organization, in the College's sole judgment, impairs, interferes, or obstructs the mission, processes, or functions of the College.

Access Policy:

During business hours, The Citadel campus, excluding barracks, is open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all College facilities is restricted to employees, students, residents, and guests. Access to The Citadel is limited by a perimeter fence to the north, east, and south of campus. The Ashley River borders campus on the west. Traffic and access to the campus is through three primary gates: Lesesne Gate, Hagood Gate, and Summerall Gate. During the academic year, cadets monitor these gates (except Summerall Gate) during business hours. Hagood Gate and Summerall Gate are closed during non-business hours at 2200 and 1800 respectively. Citadel Public Safety is located adjacent to Lesesne Gate. The five barracks are secured by cadet or student guards from 0530 until 2300 each weekday during the fall, spring, Maymester, and summer school sessions. Between 2300 and 0530 (0100 and 0530 on Friday and Saturday night), barracks gates are locked, and access is only granted by the overnight Officer-in-Charge. During extended breaks, the barracks gates are secured around the clock. Various facilities have more limited hours, which vary during the year. Examples include Deas Hall, Daniel Library, Summerall Chapel and Mark Clark Hall. These facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facility. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. Residential areas are limited to residents and their guests. Residents are responsible for the security of their individual units. Keys to College buildings, facilities and other property are the property of The Citadel. Only authorized individuals are permitted to have keys to Citadel buildings, facilities or other property. Those who are permitted to have keys are expected to use the keys only for authorized College-related purposes. Permission to have or use keys to College buildings, facilities or other property may be denied or rescinded at any time and for any reason. At least one Public Safety officer is on patrol at all times. Public Safety officers and/or a campus services officer (during the academic year) will provide security escorts when requested for staff members, students, and faculty.

Missing Persons Policy:

The Citadel aggressively works to resolve missing persons cases reported to it. A student is considered to be missing under the school’s policy if absent, without any known reason, for more than twenty-four (24) hours. All reports of missing cadets must be immediately directed to the Commandant of Cadets and Public Safety. Failure to report a student missing or suspected as missing is punishable in accordance with Citadel policy.

When a cadet is reported missing, the Commandant will initiate an investigation through the Corps of Cadets chain of command, and will contact Public Safety for assistance. The Commandant will make a determination as to the status of the missing cadet based on facts gathered from the investigation. Upon receiving a report and determining that the cadet has been missing for 24 hours or more, the Office of the Commandant will notify the contact person designated to be notified in the event that the student is determined to be missing, and PSAF officials will notify the City of Charleston Police Department and/or the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. If the cadet is under the age of eighteen (18), the cadet’s custodial parent or guardian will be notified as well.

All cadets may identify an individual to be contacted by The Citadel in the event they are determined to be missing. Cadets should identify a contact person(s) by listing that person’s name and contact information in the Emergency Contacts database available through Lesesne Gateway. Cadets may update this information at any time during their cadet career. Contact information provided by cadets will be registered confidentially and accessible only by authorized campus officials. This information may not be disclosed except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.

X Timely Warnings:

The Citadel Public Safety (PSAF) is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Clery Act. Timely warnings will be issued in response to reported crimes committed either on campus or, in some cases, off campus, that, in the judgment of The Citadel PSAF, constitute an ongoing or continuing threat to students and employees. Anyone with information believed to warrant a timely warning should promptly report the circumstances to PSAF by phone at (843) 953-5114, by dialing 811 from a campus phone, or in person at the Public Safety Office at Lesesne Gate. PSAF will consult, as appropriate and necessary, with other College officials regarding whether a timely warning should be issued. The decision to issue a timely warning will be made on a case-by-case basis after consideration of the available facts, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger or risk to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Timely warnings are considered for the following classifications of reported crimes: criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson. Timely warnings may also be issued for other reported crimes as deemed appropriate under the circumstances. The decision to issue a timely warning will be made in compliance with the Clery Act and in an effort to prevent similar crimes from occurring. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no on-going threat to other Citadel community members and a timely warning would not be distributed. In cases involving sexual assault, they are often reported long after the incident occurred, thus there is no ability to distribute a “timely” warning notice to the community. Sex offenses and burglaries will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported, and the amount of information known by PSAF.

When a determination is made that a timely warning should be issued, PSAF will take appropriate steps to make notification to the campus community. Victims’ names will not be publicized. Options for notification include, but are not necessarily limited to, Bulldog Alert - The Citadel's mass notification system (phone, text and email), campus-wide e-mails, physical postings on doors and bulletin boards, or the PSAF website. The warnings will include some or all of the following information: the date, time and location of the reported crime; a summary of the incident; a description of the suspect and/or vehicle, if available; and any other special instructions or incident specific safety tips.

The Citadel does not issue crime alerts for the crimes listed above if the subject of a crime is apprehended and the threat of imminent danger to members of The Citadel community has been mitigated by the apprehension, PSAF also will not issue a warning if a report was not filed with PSAF, or if PSAF was not notified in a manner that would allow the department to post a “Timely Warning” for the community. As a general guideline, a report that is filed more than five days after the date of the alleged incident will not allow Public safety to post a “Timely Warning” to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Lastly an alert will not be sent if the report was filed within a medical, legal or pastoral/counselor privileged relationship that is exempt from reporting to PSAF.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures:

The Citadel has adopted an Emergency Response Plan which establishes policies, procedures and an organizational hierarchy for response to emergencies on campus. The Plan describes the role and operation of Citadel personnel during an emergency. The complete plan is available on The Citadel’s website at http://www.bulldogalert.info/root/campus-emergency-response-plan.html In accordance with the Clery Act; The Citadel provides the following as the Emergency and Evacuation Procedures from that Plan:

  1. Immediate Notification

    The Citadel has implemented a campus-wide emergency notification system which can be activated to alert the campus community in the event of a serious emergency. An “emergency notification” is broader than a “timely warning,” as “timely warnings” address certain criminal actions, whereas “emergency notifications” may address both criminal actions and other significant emergency or dangerous situations, such as severe weather and medical emergencies. The system consists of three primary components, some or all of which may be activated in the event of an immediate threat to The Citadel community:

        1. Emergency warning sirens located at various locations on The Citadel campus

          When the emergency sirens are activated, all campus occupants are to:
          1. Immediately increase awareness of surroundings and be alert for any type of potential threat.
          2. Activate personal communication devices to prepare for receipt of emergency information messages (e.g. cell phones, pagers, etc.)
          3. If outdoors, prepare to move to an area of shelter or safety using caution before automatically moving into any specific building until the exact nature of the emergency and/or the areas of campus involved are known.
          4. If indoors, prepare to initiate evacuation, shelter-in-place, or emergency lockdown procedures.

        2. The Bulldog Alert messaging system

          The Bulldog Alert messaging system may be activated to send a combination of text, email, and voice messages to those communication devices that are entered into the college’s emergency notification database. These messages will contain important information about the emergency and/or specific response instructions. All students and employees are provided a campus email address upon enrollment. Students and employees should take responsibility for regularly checking their e-mail. Students and employees can also sign up for text message notifications through the Lesesne Gateway portal on The Citadel’s website. Parents and guardians of Citadel students can receive voice and text messages upon inclusion of their communication device numbers in The Citadel’s database by action of Citadel students. It is the responsibility of students, faculty, and staff to remove their personal contact information upon graduation or termination of employment at The Citadel.

        3. Wireless Digital Sign Boards with Audio

          Digital sign boards have been placed in several “high traffic” areas around campus. In the event of an emergency, these boards may also be used to communicate important information or instructions.

    Members of the larger campus community may receive information about emergencies on campus through the use of emergency warning sirens, The Citadel’s website, and The Citadel’s DAWG line at 843-953-DAWG (3294).

  2. Notification Process and Officials Responsible for Implementation

    1. The Citadel Public Safety Department receives information from the various offices / departments on campus. Public Safety will provide the initial response to investigate reported concerns and determine any potential threat. If a determination is made that a potential threat exists, Public Safety dispatch will immediately notify senior college administrators, listed below, who will be responsible for further action. Emergency messaging will primarily be used only for those situations that pose an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus or for the closing of campus or cancellation of classes (i.e., severe weather, chemical spills, fires, and crimes). Messages about criminal activity generally will not be sent using these systems unless it is decided there is an imminent threat of danger. The victim's name and other personally identifying information will NOT be included in any Emergency Notification.

      The emergency notification system is provided in addition to existing emergency notification procedures and does not replace or eliminate any other emergency notification system (e.g., fire alarms, tornado sirens).

    2. Senior college administration officials responsible receiving notification of potential threats and further action include, but are not limited to:

      1. The President

      2. The Provost,

      3. Vice President for Operations,

      4. Commandant of Cadets,

      5. Vice President for Communications and Marketing

      6. Vice President for Finance,

      7. Vice President for Institutional Advancement,

      8. Associate Vice President for Facilities and Engineering,

      9. Director of IntercollegiateAthletics.

    3. The first administrative official that receives notification of an incident shall be responsible for making further notifications and activation of this plan. Once notified of an incident, the Vice President for Operations, or, in the absence of the Vice President for Operations, the senior official notified, will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to receive a notification, and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

  3. Testing:

    The Citadel Public Safety Department will conduct monthly tests of the emergency communications sirens and notification systems. The tests will occur at approximately noon on the first work day of each month. The Citadel Public Safety and The Citadel Department of Environmental Health and Safety are responsible for conducting additional announced and unannounced tests of emergency response and evacuation procedures, and for maintaining documentation for each test, including a description of the exercise, the date, time, and whether it was announced or unannounced. The Citadel will publish a summary of its emergency response and evacuation procedures in conjunction with at least one test per calendar year.

Publicly Available Record-keeping

The Citadel does not publish the name of crime victims nor identifiable information regarding victims in the PSAF daily crime log or in Timely Warnings or Emergency Notifications. Police reports are open for inspection and copying under South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act. The extent to which The Citadel can protect the identity of a victim/survivor contained in police reports is not absolute; however The Citadel uses its best efforts to protect the identity of the Title IX victim/survivor and the intimate details of the report.

Security Awareness Programs:

PSAF presents crime prevention programs to incoming students each August, and to new employees at employee orientation. This briefing includes methods to maintain personal safety and campus security measures. PSAF personnel also inform students and employees about crime on-campus and in surrounding neighborhoods. When time is of the essence, information is released to the College community through security alerts posted prominently throughout campus, through emails sent over the College's electronic mail system, and /or through Bulldog Alert, the College's electronic emergency notification system.

Mark Valuables Forever With Project ID:

All members of The Citadel community can (and should) mark their valuables with The Citadel NCIC (National Crime Information Center) number SCO-101100, followed by their CWID number. If marked items are subsequently stolen, they can be identified and returned to their rightful owner upon recovery by a law enforcement agency. Engravers are available for loan at the PSAF office at Lesesne Gate. Contact Public Safety at (843) 953-5114 for additional information and assistance.

Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Policies:

With limited exceptions, The Citadel prohibits cadet and non-cadet student possession of alcohol anywhere on campus. Any person or persons desiring to serve wine, champagne or beer at any function on Citadel property or in Citadel facilities (except private residences) must request, in writing, and obtain permission to serve alcoholic beverages from the Vice President for Operations. No alcoholic beverages other than beer, champagne or wine may be served at any Citadel facility during events involving cadets and students. Persons serving alcohol on campus must abide by South Carolina state laws concerning alcoholic beverages. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcohol to a person under the age of twenty-one (21). Likewise, the possession of alcohol by anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age is prohibited. Violators are subject to College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

The Citadel will not tolerate the possession, solicitation, distribution, sale, or use of hallucinogenic, narcotic, or other controlled drugs and substances, or of drug paraphernalia. The Citadel prohibits all students at any time or place, whether on or off campus, from possessing or using any hallucinogenic, narcotic or other controlled drug or substance or any paraphernalia, unless expressly permitted by law. Any student possessing or using any hallucinogenic, narcotic, or other drug or substance which hallucinogenic, narcotic, drug, or substance is prohibited or otherwise controlled by law in South Carolina, will be subject to expulsion from the College. Any student possessing or using any drug paraphernalia which is prohibited by law in South Carolina, and any student using any other paraphernalia in an attempt to use any drug or substance which is prohibited or otherwise controlled in South Carolina will be subject to expulsion from the College. Any student possessing or using any other hallucinogen which causes a loss of control or inebriation will be subject to dismissal from the College.

The Citadel has a drug testing program which gives the College the right to randomly test members of the Corps of Cadets periodically for the presence of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. Agreeing to participate in this program is a condition of acceptance at The Citadel, and submitting to testing when required under this program is a condition for remaining as a student. The Citadel additionally prohibits any person - whether a student, visitor, employee, or other person - from bringing onto or possessing on The Citadel campus or other Citadel property any hallucinogenic, narcotic or other controlled drug or substance or any drug paraphernalia except as specifically permitted by law. The possession of any such substance or item by any person on Citadel property is contrary to and in violation of the permission of any person to be on Citadel property, and possession or control of any such substance or item on Citadel property is regarded as criminal trespass. Further, any such prohibited item located on Citadel property is regarded as contraband and subject to immediate seizure. The enforcement of alcohol and state and federal drug laws on campus is primarily the responsibility of The Citadel Public Safety Department. PSAF personnel will prosecute and/or cooperate with appropriate state and federal law enforcement authorities in the prosecution of all alcohol and drug law violations.

For more information on state laws concerning alcohol and drug possession and distribution, as well as the adverse health effects of alcohol and drug use, see current Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center (CADIC) publications.

Substance Abuse Education Programs:

The Citadel encourages education as the first step in assisting students to take responsibility for their behavior and to understand the consequences of current and future behavior as it relates to drug and alcohol use. The Citadel takes a multi-faceted approach to accomplish this goal.

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Information Center (CADIC) is a department within the Office of the Commandant. The mission of CADIC is “to enhance the well-being of cadets and students by decreasing risk factors that contribute to substance abuse and increasing protective factors that empower cadets and students to make healthy choices.” This mission is achieved through comprehensive services, programs, events, and outreach:

  • Services are tailored, brief interventions that occur in the office and are provided one-on-one. Examples include BASICS and tobacco cessation.
  • Programs are targeted toward the specific needs of a small audience, group, or cohort (e.g., fourth class cadets; second year athletes; first term CGC students). Examples include CHOICES curriculum, Prime for Life, Alcohol Skills Training Program.
  • Events are large venues open to the entire campus and include health fairs, campus-wide competitions, and speakers.
  • Outreach includes interactive, educational activities that occur at random locations on campus.

To provide a well-coordinated and comprehensive substance abuse prevention effort on campus, CADIC works closely with many departments, programs, and groups including the Counseling Center, Assistant Commandant for Discipline, Leadership Training Program (LTP), battalion and company TACS, and the group of peer health educators known as Human Affairs.

Cadets who are found responsible for violating the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy are sanctioned to CADIC for mandatory education and intervention by the Assistant Commandant for Discipline. Furthermore, battalion and company TACS who learn of possible substance use issues among cadets will proactively request a substance abuse prevention program from CADIC in an effort to mitigate violations of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Another way cadets receive substance abuse prevention information from CADIC is via the Commandant’s Leader Training Program (LTP), which is the training component of The Citadel’s leader development program. LTP equips cadets with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors associated with principled leadership in order to link the theoretical leadership knowledge taught in the curriculum (ROTC classes, Krause Center classes, and courses taught in the academic departments and schools) with the practical experiential environment exercised in the barracks, athletic fields, ROTC labs, and elsewhere.

A large and important part of the substance abuse prevention effort comes from a group of cadets known as The Human Affairs Team. The HA Team has received specialized training in substance abuse prevention (as well as other health and safety issues) including recognizing signs of substance abuse and making appropriate referrals on behalf of cadets. Additionally, the HA Team assists with the implementation and delivery of substance abuse prevention events and pro-health messages on campus.

To ensure all substance abuse prevention efforts are effective in, “…assisting students to take responsibility for their behavior and to understand the consequences of current and future behavior as it relates to drug and alcohol use…” CADIC uses several different evaluation methods:

  • Process evaluation measures the implementation and operation of program components;
  • Impact evaluation occurs immediately after a program and measures the change in knowledge, attitudes, and/or behaviors of the participants;
  • Outcome evaluation measures the long-term results of the program and is an indirect measure of the project’s goals;

CADIC is committed to sharing program results with all relevant stakeholders or any interested person or group in order to: (1) increase awareness of CADIC, (2) increase awareness of substance abuse prevention efforts and the success of such efforts, and (3) inform the campus community of developing best practices in the field of substance abuse prevention. Furthermore, CADIC is committed to sharing aggregate evaluation and/or assessment data with the scientific community (e.g., publication of findings in scientific journals) with the intention of contributing to the advancement of best practices.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Education Programs:

Prohibitions:

The Citadel strictly prohibits sex based offenses. This prohibition applies to on-campus and off-campus conduct, academic, educational, co-curricular, athletic, study abroad, and other college programs. Sex-based offenses include criminal offenses such as rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as violations of the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment policies of The Citadel. Definitions:

The State of South Carolina and the federal government have both promulgated definitions for certain sex based offenses; those definitions are reproduced below. The Citadel will consider a violation of either definition, or the definition contained in The Citadel’s Sexual Violence policy, to be a violation of school policy:

Sexual Assault means

(State) Sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, or any intrusion, however slight, of any part of a person's body or of any object into the genital or anal openings of another person's body, except when such intrusion is accomplished with the person’s consent, or for medically recognized treatment or diagnostic purposes. (S.C Code Ann. 16-3-651)

(Federal) Any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent (42 USC. Section 13925 (29))

Domestic Violence means

(State) Sexual battery (as defined above) when accomplished through use of aggravated force, defined as the use or the threat of use of a weapon or the use or threat of use of physical force or physical violence of a high and aggravated nature, by one spouse against the other spouse if they are living together (S.C. Code Ann. 16-3-615)

(Federal) A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:

  1. A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim
  2. A person with whom the victim shares a child in common
  3. A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner
  4. A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under South Carolina law, or
  5. Any person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under South Carolina law

(42 USC. 13925 (8))

Dating Violence means:

(State) No definition

(Federal) violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of::the length of the relationship; the type of relationship; and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship

(42 USC. 13295 (8);

Stalking means

(State) A pattern of words, whether verbal, written, or electronic, or a pattern of conduct that serves no legitimate purpose and is intended to cause and does cause a targeted person and would cause a reasonable person in the targeted person's position to fear:

  1. death of the person or a member of his family;
  2. assault upon the person or a member of his family;
  3. bodily injury to the person or a member of his family;
  4. criminal sexual contact on the person or a member of his family;
  5. kidnapping of the person or a member of his family; or
  6. damage to the property of the person or a member of his family.

(S.C. Code Ann. 16-3-1700 (c))

(Federal) engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to –

  1. Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
  2. Suffer substantial emotional distress.

(42 USC. 13925 (8))

Consent means: an affirmative decision to engage in mutually acceptable sexual activity given by clear actions or words. It is an informed decision made freely and actively by all parties who are legally able to consent.

  1. A person cannot legally consent to sex if he or she
    • is under the age of sixteen (16) (in the State of South Carolina);
    • has a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability that renders him or her incapable of giving consent;
    • is not conscious or is asleep;
    • is incapacitated from alcohol or other drugs, and this condition is known or reasonably should be known to the accused; or
    • is induced to engage in sexual activity by the other person’s
      1. physical coercion;
      2. abuse of position of power, trust or authority; and/or
      3. use of artificial means (i.e., drugs such as Rohypnol).
    • Affirmative consent can be revoked. Thus, a person who initially consents to sexual activity may subsequently express by words or any other behavior, at any time, a lack of agreement to continue engaging in sexual activity.

      This definition of consent is from The Citadel’s policy prohibiting Sexual Violence. The South Carolina Code does not contain a definition of consent.

    Education Programs:

    The Citadel educates the campus community about sexual violence, to include domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as, procedures for reporting misconduct, through mandatory programs each year. Presenters include speakers from the college, as well as local and nationally recognized experts. . Programs are conducted through a progressive, comprehensive curriculum.

    1. Freshmen programs include:

      • Two hours of sexual harassment/sexual assault classes during orientation week that cover definitions, expectations, legal aspects, institutional response policies, characteristics and signs of abusers, risk reduction, and an introduction to bystander intervention

      • An on-line program that they must pass with 85% accuracy

      • A local and/or national speaker periodically

    2. Sophomore programs include:

      • A refresher course on prevention and definitions and policies, with interactive scenarios

      • The One-in-Four group's program for men on how to respond to rape

      • A local or national speaker periodically

    3. Juniors programs include:

      • A refresher course on sexual violence, with interactive scenarios

      • A class on STDs

      • A national speaker on the topic of sex and alcohol

    4. Seniors programs include:

      • A refresher course on sexual misconduct from the perspective of being a leader

      • A local or national speaker periodically
      • The opportunity to train other cadets on these issues

    5. Faculty/staff programs include:

      • Classes through new employee orientation on sexual harassment/sexual assault/rape and the procedures for reporting each

      • Classes for all new faculty on sexual harassment/sexual assault/rape and the procedures for reporting each

      • Classes during department meetings when arranged

      • Title IX training

        Bystander Intervention

        The Citadel teaches its students the principles of safe bystander intervention as a key to reducing violence on campus. Bystander intervention is based on the premise that changing student attitudes and increasing students’ knowledge about sexual violence will lead to increased intervention and a resulting decrease in attacks. Rather than placing blame on either the victim or the perpetrator, bystander intervention programs encourage all members of a community to accept responsibility to prevent sexual violence. These programs encourage bystanders to pay attention to questionable behaviors, assume personal responsibility, and step in to prevent sexual violence.

        The training to freshmen on prevention of sexual violence includes a segment on bystander intervention. This segment teaches students to recognize risk, and it explains a variety of strategies to intervene safely. Freshmen training on bystander training is provided by the Director of CARE.

        The Citadel’s Men’s Program trains peers to educate peers on sexual assault prevention. Specifically, this program educates men on the role of alcohol and drugs in sexual assault, and it aims to alter male students’ attitudes about sexual assault and victimization, thereby increasing the likelihood and efficacy of intervention as a bystander. The Charleston Police Department’s Community Sexual Assault Task Force, consisting of Charleston Police Department, the College of Charleston, The Citadel, MUSC’s National Crime Victim Center, and People Against Rape, recruits and trains men to join the Men’s Program.

        Recognizing Warning Signs of Abusive Behavior

        Freshmen cadets are taught to recognize the characteristics of abusers and signs a victim is suffering abuse. Among others, The Citadel teaches that abusers’ characteristics include: jealousy, blaming, controlling / coercive / isolating behavior, violent and/or frightening behavior, moving a relationship “too fast,” and uncontrollable mood swings.

        Avoiding Potential Attacks

        The Citadel teaches all students and cadets strategies to reduce the risk of sexual assault. These lessons include recommendations that students and cadets: follow The Citadel, state, and federal rules and laws; not tolerate criminal behavior of others; look out for fellow cadets; stay in groups; establish “battle buddies” and always keep track of each other; do not drink alcohol; watch open drinks when in group settings; be aware of surroundings and take precautions; walk purposefully whenever off campus; portray a look of confidence; do not leave any location with unfamiliar people; always lock barracks’ room door.


        Procedures following a sexual assault:

        Students who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking are encouraged to file a report with The Citadel’s Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE), Public Safety, and/or local police. Victims may choose to report formally, which involves an investigation pursued through The Citadel’s disciplinary system, or they may report informally, which typically does not involve the disciplinary system. Additionally, victims may choose for an investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system. The Director of CARE or another College official will guide victims through the available on-campus and off-campus options and provide support for their decisions. Whether or not individuals choose to make a formal disciplinary report, they are urged to seek appropriate help, which could include a medical evaluation, filing an on-campus or off campus police report, and/or obtaining information, support, and counseling, either on or off campus.

        What to do immediately:

            1. Go to a safe place.

            2. Contact someone who can help. Some options include:

              1. Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education - (843) 425-1315 (24/7)
              2. Infirmary - 843-953-5447 (24/7)
              3. Public Safety - 843-953-5114 (24/7) or 811 from a campus telephone
              4. Off Campus Police - 911
              5. People Against Rape - 843-745-0144
              6. TACs, Chain of Command
              7. Parent/guardian
              8. Friend
            3. Preserve evidence.

              1. Victims are encouraged to request collection of physical evidence. Collection of evidence includes an examination, within 120 hours of the assault, at the MUSC Clinic (via the emergency room) by a Sexual Assault Nursing Examiner. Evidence collection also includes examination and retention of clothing, bedding, and other tangible objects. Prompt collection of physical evidence, both through an exam and through retention of tangible objects, is essential should the victim decide to pursue criminal prosecution and/or a civil action. Additionally, the exam includes evaluation and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as consultation, examination for other concerns.
              2. For more information regarding the exam or evidence preservation contact the Director of CARE (843) 953-1315.

            4. Medical Treatment: A person who has experienced a sexual assault as described above is encouraged to seek other appropriate medical treatment as promptly as possible.

              1. Students with life-threatening conditions should call 911 or go to the MUSC Emergency Department. For assistance getting there, they may contact the Director of CARE at (843) 425-1315 or Public Safety at (843) 953-5114.
              2. For treatment of less serious injuries, students can contact the Infirmary (843) 953-5447.
            5. Report the incident: A person who has experienced a sexual assault should report the incident to Citadel officials immediately. A victim may also report the incident to law enforcement authorities, both on-campus and off-campus. Citadel officials, including but not limited to the Director of CARE, will assist a victim in notifying these authorities, if the victim requests assistance.

              A victim of sexual assault can report the incident to one or more of the following Citadel officials:

              1. Cadets: the Director of CARE, their respective company, battalion, or regimental TAC officer, an ombudsman, a member of the faculty or staff, or a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate.
              2. Non-cadet students: the Director of CARE, the Provost or an Associate Provost or the Dean of CGC, an ombudsman, a member of the faculty or staff, or a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate.
              3. Non-cadet students: the Director of CARE, the Provost or an Associate Provost or the Dean of CGC, an ombudsman, a member of the faculty or staff, or a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate.

        Obtaining Information, Support and Counseling: Students who have experienced sexual violence or who have knowledge of, and/or have been affected by another person's sexual violence, are strongly encouraged to obtain information, support, and counseling and/or advocacy even if a formal report is not filed.

        Counselors and/or advocates at a variety of agencies, both on and off campus, can provide information, support, and advice for anyone, student or employee, who wishes to discuss issues related to sexual violence, whether or not a sexual assault has actually occurred, and whether or not the person seeking information has been assaulted, has been accused of a sexual assault, and/or is a third party. The degree to which confidentiality can be protected depends upon the professional role of the person being consulted and should be addressed with that person before specific facts are disclosed. Additionally, counselors and/or advocates can help students decide what steps to take, such as seeking medical attention, preserving evidence, and obtaining off-campus counseling, and/or reporting to authorities. Counseling and/or advocate resources available to Citadel students and employees include:

        1. The Citadel Counseling Center – (843) 953-6779 (students only)
        2. Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education – (843) 425-1315 (students only)
        3. Ombuds Office – (843) 953-7469, (843) 953-5096, or (843) 953-4830
        4. The Citadel Chaplain – (843) 953-5049
        5. People Against Rape – (843) 745-0144

        Change in Academic and/or Living Situation: The Citadel will, upon request of the complainant make adjustments in academic and living situations, such as housing assignments, transportation, and class schedules, as well as working situations for Citadel employees, and will otherwise take action to limit contact between the parties. The Citadel will make these accommodations where reasonably possible, and regardless of whether the alleged victim chooses to report to campus police or local law enforcement.

        Disciplinary Action: The Citadel has established procedures for significant disciplinary action, including the convening of Commandant's Boards and Hearings for alleged disciplinary offenses allegedly committed by cadets. These procedures are applicable to allegations of sex offenses, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and are detailed in the College Regulations, the Blue Book and the White Book. Citadel procedures include a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation, a hearing, and an opportunity for to appeal. The officials who conduct these investigations and hearings receive annual training on (1) the issues related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, (2) how to conduct an investigation, and (3) how to conduct a hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. Among other provisions, this process. provides, in part, that an accused cadet or student is allowed to choose up to two people to accompany him or her to any disciplinary-related meeting , and to present information to the decision-making authority. In cases of alleged sexual assault, these provisions are afforded to both the accused student or cadet and the alleged victim.

        For cases involving an alleged sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking offense, The Citadel will inform the alleged victim and the accused simultaneously, in writing, of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding, . For purposes of this paragraph, the "outcome of a disciplinary proceeding" means the institution's final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense, any sanction that is imposed against the accused, any changes to the result, and the date on which a result becomes final. Providing this information to the alleged victim does not constitute a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Pursuant to FERPA, disciplinary records are “education records,” therefore The Citadel does not identify victims in publicly available documents.

        Students found to have violated the sexual violence policy may be suspended, dismissed, or expelled from The Citadel. Employees may be reprimanded, suspended, or terminated from employment. In addition, offenders may be criminally prosecuted by civilian authorities.

        Additional Information: Literature on rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and the College's response policies is available through the Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education. The Citadel will provide this information, including a written explanation of the student’s or employee’s rights, to any student or employee who reports being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus.

        Sexual Offender Registration:

        Information on all registered adult sex offenders (age 17 and older) is available from the S.C. Sex Offenders Registry Web site (http://services.sled.sc.gov/sor/). Information is also available on registered sex offenders (ages 12-16) who have committed the following offenses: criminal sexual conduct in the first degree; criminal sexual conduct in the second degree; criminal sexual conduct with minors, first degree; criminal sexual conduct with minors, second degree; engaging a child for sexual performance; producing, directing or promoting sexual performance by a child; or kidnapping.

        An evaluation must be made on any other requests for information on registered offenders under age 17 who are victims of or witnesses to an offense at public or private schools, child day-care centers, family day-care centers or businesses and organizations that primarily serve children, women or vulnerable adults. Evaluations are also required on information requests for offenders who are age 11 or younger who may have a prior conviction or adjudication of delinquency. Those who request the information must complete and submit a written request form at SLED or at a sheriff's office. A copy of the request form is available online; it may be mailed or faxed to Sex Offenders Registry, SLED, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, SC 29221. The fax number is (803) 896-7022.

        A Personal Note from The Citadel's Director of Public Safety: This document is The Citadel's Annual Security Report, published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 as amended. It is available on the web at http://www.citadel.edu/publicsafety/. A hard copy of the report may also be obtained by calling the Department of Public Safety at (843) 953-5114 or visiting the Department of Public Safety at our office adjacent to Lesesne Gate. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Citadel; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also explains institutional policies concerning campus security, our policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. The Citadel campus community can make a difference in curbing criminal activity by reporting questionable behavior or events immediately. By reviewing and becoming familiar with the information in this report, we will keep our campus safe and secure.

        Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics:

        The Citadel Department of Public Safety prepares this annual report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding our main campus, as well as agencies which have jurisdiction at The Citadel Beach House. Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to The Citadel Department of Public Safety, designated campus officials (including, but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designated Commandant's Department staff, advisors to students/student organizations, and athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies. In addition, PSAF incorporates statistical information from the Office of the Director, Cadet Advocacy, Response and Education and The Citadel Counseling Center, which compile data throughout the year. Each year, The Citadel sends an email to all enrolled students providing the website to access this report. The Citadel also sends email notification to faculty and staff. Copies of the report may also be obtained at The Citadel Department of Public Safety, located at Lesesne Gate, The Citadel Graduate College, and the Registrar's Office, both located in Bond Hall, and the Office of the Commandant of Cadets, located in Jenkins Hall.

        Crime Statistics: The following statistics indicate the number of crimes and arrests occurring on campus and in the community bordering the campus during the past three years. These statistics are maintained in accordance with the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. NOTE: Incidents of off-campus crime are reported if they occur on streets bordering The Citadel. Crimes required to be reported are reflected in the matrices below. The Citadel is bordered on the west by the Ashley River, Dunnemann Street on the north, Hampton Park and Elmwood Avenue on the east, and Huger and Hagood avenues on the south. (See map on back cover.) From time to time, all members of the community will be asked to participate in specific crime prevention and safety programs sponsored by the Department of Public Safety. These programs include the safe rides to campus when drivers are impaired, wearing of seat belts, and engraving of valuable items with a Citadel personal identification number.

        Criminal Offense – On Campus

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a.

        Murder – Non negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        10

        8

        4

        d.

        Sex – offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        e.

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        f.

        Aggravated assaults

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        23

        38

        14

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included)

        3

        0

        0

        i.

        Arson

        0

        0

        1

        j.

        Domestic violence

        -

        -

        0

        k.

        Dating violence

        -

        -

        1

        l

        Stalking

        -

        -

        0

        NOTE: In 2011, The Citadel reported one arson. This was changed to zero because in accordance with the Department of Education’s Handbook fires of suspicious origin or fires of unknown origin are not required to be disclosed as arson.

        Criminal Offense – On Campus

        2010

        2011

        2012

        a.

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        3

        10

        8

        d.

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        Criminal offense – On Campus Student Housing Facilities (Battalions)

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        10

        8

        4

        d

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        e

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        f

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        23

        28

        13

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        0

        0

        0

        i

        Arson

        0

        0

        1

        J

        Domestic violence

        -

        -

        0

        K

        Dating violence

        -

        -

        0

        l

        Stalking

        -

        -

        0

        Criminal offense – Non- Campus

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a.

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        d.

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        e.

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        f.

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        4

        1

        1

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        1

        0

        0

        i.

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        J

        Domestic violence

        -

        -

        0

        K

        Dating violence

        -

        -

        0

        l

        Stalking

        -

        -

        0

         

        Criminal Offense – Public Property

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a.

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        d.

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        e.

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        f.

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        0

        0

        0

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        1

        0

        0

        i.

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        J

        Domestic violence

        -

        -

        0

        K

        Dating violence

        -

        -

        1

        l

        Stalking

        -

        -

        0

         

        Hate Crimes – On campus

        Criminal Offenses:

        2011

        2012

        2013

        Race

        Religion

        Sexual Orientation

        Gender

        Disability

        Ethnicity

        National Origin

        a.

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        d.

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        e.

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        f.

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        i.

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        j.

        Simple Assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        k.

        Larceny-theft

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        l.

        Intimidations

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        m

        Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Hate Crimes – On campus Student Housing Facilities:

        Criminal Offenses:

        2011

        2012

        2013

        Race

        Religion

        Sexual Orientation

        Gender

        Disability

        Ethnicity National Origin

        a.

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        b.

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        c.

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        d.

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        e.

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        f.

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        g.

        Burglary

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        h.

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        i.

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        j.

        Simple Assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        k.

        Larceny-theft

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        l.

        Intimidations

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        m.

        Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Hate Crimes: Non – Campus

        Criminal Offenses:

        2011

        2012

        2013

        Race

        Religion

        Sexual Orientation

        Gender

        Disability

        Ethnicity

        National Origin

        a

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        d

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        e

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        f

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        g

        Burglary

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        h

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        i

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        j

        Simple Assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        k

        Larceny-theft

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        l

        Intimidations

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        m

        Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Hate Crimes – Public Property

        Criminal Offenses:

        2011

        2012

        2013

        Race

        Religion

        Sexual Orientation

        Gender

        Disability

        Ethnicity National Origin

        a

        Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Negligent manslaughter

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Sex offenses – Forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        d

        Sex offenses – Non-forcible

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Incest

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Statutory rape

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        e

        Robbery

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        f

        Aggravated assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        g

        Burglary

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        h

        Motor vehicle theft (Thefts from motor vehicles not included).

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        i

        Arson

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        j

        Simple Assault

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        k

        Larceny-theft

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        l

        Intimidations

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        m

        Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

        0

         

        Arrests – On campus

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        2

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        3

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Arrests – On campus Student Housing Facilities

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        0

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Arrests – Non - campus Criminal offense

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        0

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Arrests – Public Property Criminal offense

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        2

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        3

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Disciplinary Actions – On campus Criminal offense

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        5

        3

        5

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        23

        9

        7

        c

        Liquor law violations

        28

        30

        28

        Note 1: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Disciplinary Actions – On campus Student Housing Facilities

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        5

        3

        5

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        23

        9

        7

        c

        Liquor law violations

        28

        30

        28

        Note 1: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Disciplinary Actions – Non-Campus Criminal offense

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        0

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Disciplinary Actions – Public Property-Criminal offense

        2011

        2012

        2013

        a

        Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

        0

        0

        0

        b

        Drug abuse violations

        0

        0

        0

        c

        Liquor law violations

        0

        0

        4

        Note: Drunkenness or driving under the influence violations are not included in these numbers.

         

        Campus Fire Safety Annual Report
        2013-2014

        Overview

        The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires all academic institutions to develop and publish an annual fire safety report. The following report includes the information required by the HEOA, as it relates to The Citadel campus.

        General Statement of College Controlled Student Housing

        Student housing and dormitory space is provided in five (5) barracks buildings located on The Citadel campus. All dormitory facilities operated by The Citadel are protected by automatic fire alarm and fire suppression sprinkler systems. Status of these systems is monitored 24 hours/day, seven days/week. All dormitory facilities operated by The Citadel are provided with backup emergency electrical power that will operate various life safety systems components including alarms, sprinklers, and exit lighting, should a loss of regular power occur. In the event of an interruption of fire alarm or sprinkler system coverage, a fire watch patrol is established until the affected system is operational.

        All students and staff members assigned to dormitory facilities receive fire safety and fire evacuation training at the beginning of each semester. This training includes a review of The Citadel’s Emergency Response Plan, the college’s primary emergency preparedness and response document, which includes detailed information about fire reporting and response procedures.

        In the event of a fire emergency, students are directed to immediately evacuate their rooms and proceed along the outdoor galleries and stairwells towards the nearest sally port exit. Once evacuated, students will report to Summerall Field and fall into their respective company formations for muster.

        Evacuation instructions are posted on the company bulletin boards located within each barracks.

        Fire evacuation drills are conducted each semester in coordination with the Regimental Provost Officer and the campus Resident State Fire Marshal, and each student room receives a weekly safety inspection.

        Specific Fire Prevention Related Policies

        It is the policy of The Citadel to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with the safest environment possible, free from potential fire or safety hazards. The primary goal of the College’s Fire Prevention Program is to recognize hazardous conditions and take appropriate action before such conditions result in an actual emergency. This goal is accomplished by:

        (1) Performing regular inspections of campus facilities,

        (2) Conducting periodic emergency response training, exercises and drills

        (3) Providing and maintaining operational emergency notification and fire suppression systems

        It is the policy of The Citadel that all campus buildings and areas shall be in compliance with applicable fire and life safety standards, codes and regulations at all times.

        Fire prevention inspections are conducted by the college’s Resident State Fire Marshal. All activities and departments coordinate with the college’s Public Safety department, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the City of Charleston Fire Department, in the investigation of any fire incident.

        The department of Facilities and Engineering schedules and coordinates the inspection, maintenance and repair of campus emergency notification and life safety systems.

        To minimize the potential for fire, it is the policy of the College to prohibit open burning throughout the campus (unless specifically authorized by the Authority Having Jurisdiction). Open burning as defined by the College is any open/exposed flame or combustion that produces heat, light or smoke, and has the potential to cause a fire. Examples of open burning are, but not limited to, candles, incense, bonfires, campfires, barbecue grills and their related accessories such as: gasoline, propane, lighter fluid, charcoal and pyrotechnics.

        Smoking, candles, burning incense, personal heating devices or cooking devices, or operation of any other flame producing devices are prohibited in any college dormitory room.

        All campus event decorations must be of fire-resistant or non-combustible material, U.L. rated and approved for use. Tampering with or hanging items from fire equipment (fire hose cabinets, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads and piping, smoke detectors, fire alarm pull boxes etc.) ,or hanging items near exits, emergency lights, or in a manner that may impede egress, is also strictly prohibited.

        Extension cords must not be used in place of permanent wiring or routed under rugs or carpets, through doorways, or in any manner that could present a trip hazard or impede egress. Extension cords must be U.L. rated and sized properly for the load applied.

        Indoor use of the following items is prohibited within any Citadel operated facility (unless approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction):

        Portable space heaters, personal cooking devices, barbecue type grills (and related accessories including charcoal, lighter fluids and lighters), any open flame or burning device including candles, incense sticks and related accessories, flammable liquids (for recreational or personal use), fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, flares, sparklers or similar devices, unapproved halogen lamps.

        Exceptions: Portable space heaters provided by Facilities staff, small coffee brewers, and microwave ovens approved for department break areas.

        Tampering with fire or emergency equipment, or intentionally causing a false fire alarm, is strictly prohibited. The Citadel’s Fire and Life-Safety Equipment Tampering Policy (Memorandum 6-3, 2009) is the official college policy that specifically addresses this issue.

        This policy can be accessed online at:
        http://www.citadel.edu/root/images/BOV/Policies/06-vpfe/6-3_fire_equipment_tamper_policy.08-06-09.pdf

        Reporting Emergencies:

        Fire or other campus emergencies are reported directly to the Public Safety department by dialing 811 from any on-campus telephone or by dialing 953-5114 from any other telephone.

        Four (4) emergency call boxes are strategically located across The Citadel campus. These call boxes are activated by pressing a single button, and provide immediate, two-way voice communication to the on-duty Public Safety dispatch officer.

        The college has also implemented the Bulldog Alert emergency notification system, a voice and text mass notification system that is activated in accordance with the college’s Crisis Management Plan to communicate critical emergency information and instructions in the event of a serious campus incident.

         

        2013 – 2014 Student Housing Fire Protection System Summary:

        The Citadel

        Annual Campus Fire Safety Report Fire Statistics Reporting Table

        2013 – 2014

        Student Housing Fire Incident Data:

        Student Housing Fire Incident Data: 2011

         

        Total Fires

        Fire Number

        Fire Cause

        Injuries

        Deaths

        Property Loss/Value

        Padgett-Thomas Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Murray Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Law Barracks

        1

        1

        Shoe Polish Burning

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Stevens Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Watts Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Student Housing Fire Incident Data: 2012

         

        Total Fires

        Fire Number

        Fire Cause

        Injuries

        Deaths

        Property Loss/Value

        Padgett-Thomas Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Murray Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Law Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Stevens Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Watts Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        The Citadel

        Annual Campus Fire Safety Report Fire Statistics Reporting Table

        2013 - 2014

        Student Housing Fire Incident Data: 2013

         

        Total Fires

        Fire Number

        Fire Cause

        Injuries

        Deaths

        Property Loss/Value

        Padgett-Thomas Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Murray Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Law Barracks

        1

        1

        Solvent burned in Sink-

        0

        0

        $80,140.00

        Stevens Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Watts Barracks

        0

        -

        -

        0

        0

        $0.00

        Fire Evacuation Drills Conducted:

        Fire Evacuation Drills Conducted:

        Year Conducted

        2011

        2012

        2013

        Padgett-Thomas Barracks

        2

        1

        1

        Murray Barracks

        2

        1

        1

        Law Barracks

        2

        1

        1

        Stevens Barracks

        2

        1

        1

        Watts Barracks

        2

        1

        1

        Other Campus Buildings

        4

        0

        0