The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Title II of Public Law 101-542 requires an institution to begin to collect certain information about crimes on campus. It also requires that the institution prepare, publish, and distribute this information to all current students, employees, and any applicants for enrollment or employment upon request. The spirit of this legislation is to make our campus a safer place through awareness and clear channels of communication, and encourages each of us to take reasonable precautions.
Procedures For Reporting Criminal Action
Security concerns during the office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm should be reported directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration or to the Director of Facilities Services. After office hours and when the facilities are open, make your reports to the person on duty at the Information desk. It is Antioch’s policy to respond quickly to any threats to the safety of students, employees, or Antioch property. At off-campus sites, criminal activity should be reported to the site director or faculty member present, who in turn will notify the appropriate local authority.
Access to Campus Facilities
From Monday through Friday, while classes are in session, Antioch facilities are generally open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm or one-half hour after the end of the last scheduled class, whichever is earlier. When classes are scheduled on the weekends, the appropriate spaces within the facilities are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or one-half hour after the end of the last class, whichever is earlier. On those days when there are no classes scheduled, but the administrative offices are open, the appropriate campus facilities are generally open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Off-campus sites are open during posted hours. Since Antioch is a private university, access to our facilities is limited to current and prospective students, staff and faculty, and their guests. A community member should report anyone in the building they suspect is not a member of the educational community.
Campus Law Enforcement Policies
Antioch employees who are involved with security matters are authorized to take actions required to protect Antiochians and property of Antioch from immediate danger. They are not legal law enforcement officers so they will immediately call the Keene Police Department when there is danger to persons or facilities. It is our policy to promptly report all crimes to the Keene Police Department. As stated in “Procedures for Reporting Criminal Action,” report any suspected criminal activity to the appropriate official. In an emergency involving immediate threat to persons or property you should call the Keene Police Department at 352-2222, or dial 9 (for an outside line) followed by 911, and notify the appropriate Antioch staff member as soon as is reasonable. Antioch University New England is on one of the Keene Police Department’s routine patrol routes.
Other Information on Campus Security
As a non-residential campus with a regional student body, Antioch University New England relies on local, state, and federal programs to inform its students, faculty, and staff of crime prevention methods. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires disclosure of crimes. For an annual update of crime statistics for Antioch University New England, refer to the website of the Department of Education, Office of Post-secondary Education.