2014 Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report

2014 Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report
PreparedtocomplywiththefederalJeanneClery
CampusSecurity&SafetyAct
Annual Security and
Fire Safety Report
For Calendar Year
2014
MountHolyokeCollege
Prepared by the Campus Police Department TableofContents
ABOUT THE COLLEGE & DEPARTMENT ........................................................................................................................................... 3 College Statement of Non‐Discrimination .......................................................................................................................................... 3 Department Bias Based Profiling Policy .............................................................................................................................................. 3 Campus Police at a Glance .................................................................................................................................................................. 3 THE DEPARTMENT’S ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY ............................................................................................................................................... 3 Back‐Up Aid & External Support ......................................................................................................................................................... 3 Crimes in or on Non‐Campus Buildings/Property ............................................................................................................................... 3 MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 VISION STATEMENT ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 POLICE ACCREDITATION ................................................................................................................................................................................ 4 HOW TO REPORT A CRIME OR EMERGENCY ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Campus Security Authorities ............................................................................................................................................................... 5 Responsibilities of Campus Security Authorities ................................................................................................................................. 5 Confidential Reporting Policy .............................................................................................................................................................. 5 CAMPUS CRIME STATISTIC REPORTING POLICIES ................................................................................................................................................ 5 SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, AND STALKING ................................................................................. 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 What is Sexual Assault? ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6 What Services does Campus Police Offer to Survivors? ...................................................................................................................... 6 DOMESTIC & DATING VIOLENCE .................................................................................................................................................................... 6 What are Domestic Violence and Dating Violence? ........................................................................................................................... 7 STALKING & CYBER STALKING ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 What is Stalking? ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 RISK REDUCTION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULTS .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 REPORTING INCIDENCES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT & STALKING .......................................................................... 8 COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS & VICTIMS ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Safety Measures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 Housing, Academic, and Other Campus Changes ............................................................................................................................... 9 Confidentiality of Victim/Survivor ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 Assistance in Connecting with External Resources ............................................................................................................................. 9 Maintaining Evidence in Cases of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking ............................................... 9 COLLEGE JUDICIAL AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR CRIMINAL ACTS ................................................................................................................ 9 Rights of Accuser & Accused ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 Title IX Investigations and Police Investigations ............................................................................................................................... 10 Standard of Evidence ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10 CRIMES ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY STUDENTS ............................................................................................................................................... 10 Potential Sanctions ‐ Students .......................................................................................................................................................... 10 CRIMES ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY COLLEGE EMPLOYEES ................................................................................................................................. 11 Potential Sanctions – Employees ...................................................................................................................................................... 11 PROGRAMS ON CRIME AWARENESS & SAFETY TOOLS ....................................................................................................................................... 11 RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS & VICTIMS ......................................................................................................................................................... 11 SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY & ACCESS TO RELATED INFORMATION.................................................................................................................... 12 Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board .................................................................................................................................... 12 National Sex Offender Registry ......................................................................................................................................................... 12 BEING AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12 FIVE COLLEGE EMERGENCY RESOURCES ....................................................................................................................................... 13 CLERY ACT CRIMES 2012 – 2014 ................................................................................................................................................... 14 FEDERAL LAW BIAS INCIDENTS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 15 CAMPUS EMERGENCIES ............................................................................................................................................................... 16 Emergency Response ........................................................................................................................................................................ 16 Building Evacuation .......................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Persons with Disabilities ................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Campus‐Wide Evacuation ................................................................................................................................................................. 17 1
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Emergency Information and Drills .................................................................................................................................................... 17 SAFETY ALERTS (“TIMELY WARNINGS”) AND THE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM ................................................................ 17 Emergency Alert Levels ..................................................................................................................................................................... 17 About the Emergency Mass Notification System .............................................................................................................................. 18 Testing of the Emergency Mass Notification System ........................................................................................................................ 18 Emergency Contact Information ....................................................................................................................................................... 18 DAILY CRIME & FIRE INCIDENT LOGS (HTTPS://WWW.MTHOLYOKE.EDU/CAMPUSPOLICE/LOGS) .............................................................................. 18 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 18 ACCESS TO CAMPUS BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS .............................................................................................................................................. 18 Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Facilities ................................................................................................................. 19 Access to Campus Programs ............................................................................................................................................................. 19 Access to Campus Residence Halls .................................................................................................................................................... 19 Off‐Campus Student Organizations .................................................................................................................................................. 19 Crime Prevention Programs .............................................................................................................................................................. 19 STUDENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE LAW ........................................................................................................................... 20 DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS ............................................................................................................................................................... 20 Campus, Local, & State Sanctions for Drugs & Alcohol .................................................................................................................... 20 Possession of Marijuana ................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs ............................................................................................................................................ 21 Drug and Alcohol Resources ............................................................................................................................................................. 21 FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 21 PERSONAL SAFETY ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 ACTIVE SHOOTER PROCEDURES .................................................................................................................................................................... 23 MISSING PERSON POLICIES & PROCEDURES ................................................................................................................................. 24 FIRES AND FIRE PREVENTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 25 Student Fire Safety Education Program ............................................................................................................................................ 25 FIRE EVACUATION POLICY ........................................................................................................................................................................... 25 FIRE SAFETY POLICIES ................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 COMMUNITY FIRE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................................................................................... 27 WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DISCOVER A FIRE? ...................................................................................................................................................... 27 CAMPUS FIRE STATISTICS ............................................................................................................................................................ 28 Evacuation Drill Statistics.................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Residential Fires by Location 2012 ‐ 2014 ........................................................................................................................................ 28 Campus Fire Logs .............................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Student Residence Hall Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems ............................................................................................................... 28 EMERGENCY “BLUE‐LIGHT” PHONES ............................................................................................................................................ 29 IMPORTANT CAMPUS PHONE NUMBERS ........................................................................................................................................................ 29 HELPFUL WEBSITES.................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 APPENDIX A CLERY ACT DEFINITIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 31 DEFINITIONS OF CLERY ACT CRIMES .............................................................................................................................................................. 31 DEFINITION OF WEAPON LAW, DRUG ABUSE, & LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS (ONLY ARRESTS & REFERRALS ARE REPORTABLE) ........................................ 32 FIRE SAFETY DEFINITIONS ........................................................................................................................................................................... 32 2
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ANotetoOurReaders:
ThisreporthasbeenpreparedtocomplywiththeJeanneCleryDisclosureofCampusSecurityPolicyandCrimeStatisticsAct.Thisdocument
isavailableonlineontheCampusPolicewebsite.
This report is prepared in cooperation with the locallawenforcementagenciessurroundingourmaincampusandnon‐campusproperty
sites, the offices of the Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Residential Life, Student Programs, Health Services and Department of
Athletics.
Campuscrime,arrestandreferralstatisticsincludethosereportedtotheCampusPoliceDepartment,designatedcampusofficials(including
butnotlimitedtodirectors,deans,departmentheads,etc.)andtolocallawenforcementagencies.
U.S.DepartmentofEducationCleryCampusCrimedatawebsite:http://ope.ed.gov/security/.
AbouttheCollege&Department
CollegeStatementofNon‐Discrimination
TheCollegedoesnotdiscriminateinitseducationalpoliciesonthebasesofrace,color,religion,nationalorethnicorigin,sexualorientation,
age,handicapordisability,orveteran/uniformedservicesstatus.
The College does not discriminate in its employment policies on the bases of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual
orientation,age,handicapordisability,orveteran/uniformedservicesstatus.
DepartmentBiasBasedProfilingPolicy
It is the policy of this department that, except in "suspect‐specific incidents," Campus Police Officers are prohibited from considering the
race, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability of members of the public in deciding to detain a person or stop a
motorvehicleandindecidinguponthescopeorsubstanceofanylawenforcementaction.
CampusPoliceataGlance
MountHolyokeCollegeCampusPolicearepartofathree‐collegeCampusPolicedepartmentcollaborative,havingcombinedourresources
with the Hampshire and Smith College Campus Police departments. The staff listed below are stationed primarily at Mount Holyoke, but
additionalpatrolandadministrativeresourcesareavailablethroughthiscollaborative.
CampusPoliceAdministrativeOffice&ParkingOfficeHours:
Mon–Fri8:30am–4:00pm
Officers&Dispatchersareonduty24hours/day,365days/year
TheDepartment’sEnforcementAuthority
TheMountHolyokeCollegeCampusPoliceOfficersareswornasSpecialStatePoliceOfficersunderMassachusettsGeneralLawchapter22C
section63andhavetheauthoritytoenforcefederal&statelawswiththesamepowerofarrestasmunicipalofficersinMassachusetts.
The Department enforces the Massachusetts General Laws and protects life and property on campus by providing law enforcement and
security and by responding to emergencies. Under Massachusetts law, the State Police are notified of anydeathoncampusandcanhave
jurisdictionoveranycriminalincidentthatoccursoncampus.
Back‐UpAid&ExternalSupport
TheMountHolyokeCollegeCampusPoliceDepartmenthasback‐upaidfromandtelephoneandradiocontactwiththeSouthHadleyPolice
Department.SouthHadleyPolicearenotifiedofanymajorincidentsthatoccuroncampus;thisisbasedonanunwrittenagreementwiththe
SHPD.However,CampusPolicehandlesmostifnotallcriminalincidentsthatoccuronMountHolyokeCollegeproperty.
TheSouthHadleyFireDepartmentrespondstofireandmedicalemergenciesalongwithCampusPolice.
CrimesinoronNon‐CampusBuildings/Property
Statistics reported in the “on‐campus” category include those crimes occurring on property owned or controlled by the campus that is
within the contiguous geographic area of the campus. The College does not recognize any student organizations that control or own any
buildings or property off campus. The Village Commons, while within the patrol jurisdiction of Mount Holyoke officers, falls under South
Hadleypolicejurisdiction.
Reportedcrimestatisticsincludeincidentsthatoccurredatnon‐campusproperty(propertyownedoroperatedbythecollegebutnotwithin
themaincampus’scontiguousborders)including:
 TheOutingClubCabin,
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MaryLyon’sBirthplace,and
TheCrewTeamstoragefacility.
CentralDispatch
Thethree‐collegeCampusPoliceDepartmentutilizesacentraldispatchcenterwhichprovidesdispatchservicestoallthreecampuses24
hoursaday,365daysperyear.TheCenterisstaffedby9full‐andpart‐timedispatchersaswellassomeon‐calldispatchers.
MissionStatement
OurMissionistoworkinpartnershipwithallthemembersofourcommunitiestofosterarelationshipoftrustandcooperationinorderto
provide a safe and welcoming environment that is consistent with the valuesandgoalsofourcollegecommunities.TheDepartmentwill
accomplishthismissionthroughitscommitmenttocommunitypolicing,anorganizationalculturethatrespectsandprotectsthecivilrights
of all individuals, adherence to the principles of accountability and transparency and the retention and professional development of our
personnel.
VisionStatement
TheDepartmentiscommittedtobeinganoutstandingorganizationandaleaderamongcampuspolicedepartmentsbyhiringandpromoting
talentedofficersandprofessionalstaff,employingthehigheststandardsofaccountability,performance,progressivepolicingstrategies,and
reflectingtheinstitutionalvaluesofthethreecollegesitserves.
The Department strives to adhere to the highest standards and reflect the diversity of its community members. The members of our
communities and the officers and professional staff of the campus policemustbeunitedintheircommitmenttoaddressingcrime,social
justice,andqualityoflifeissuesbyengagingoneanotherinproblem‐solvingpartnerships.
Campus policing strategies and programs will be driven by accurate, timely and reliable information supplied by state‐of‐the‐art
technologiesandsustainedthroughtheDepartment’sengagementofallofourcolleges’diversepopulationsandorganizations.
TheDepartmentstrivestomaintainthetrustandconfidenceofcommunitymembersbyactivelyengagingwiththestudents,staff,faculty
andguestsofthecollegesweserve.TheDepartmentseekstomakeitspoliciesandoperationsastransparentaspossible.Whenthereare
complaintsinvolvingthecampuspolice,boththecommunitymembersandtheofficersarebestservedbyasystemofaccountabilitythatis
expeditiousandfairtoallinvolved.
Toimplementthisvision,theDepartmentmustrewardthehardwork,initiative,anddedicationdemonstratedbyitsemployees,andmust
offer professional development and career opportunities for advancement and retention. This will ensure that employees see the
departmentasacareerandstrivetobecomeournextgenerationofleaders.
PoliceAccreditation
TheDepartmentisproudtobehavebeenthefirstcampuspolicedepartmenttohavebeencertified&accreditedbytheMassachusettsPolice
AccreditationCommissionin2003,andmaintainsthatstatustothisdate.
HowtoReportaCrimeorEmergency
TheCollegestronglyencourageseverymemberofthecommunity—faculty,staff,students,andvisitors—toreportanycrimepromptly.To
report a crime or emergency, members of the community should call the Campus Police Department. Professionally trained officers are
availableforemergencyresponse24hoursaday,sevendaysaweek,365daysayear.
Dialx1‐911fromacampusphoneor
Dial(413)438‐2304fromacellphoneor
Activateablue‐lightphone
CallCampusPoliceifyousee…
 Suspiciousbehaviororcarsinoraroundaresidencehallorotherbuilding.
 Anyonetryingtoopencardoorsorsuspiciouslytamperingwithamotorvehicle.
 Suspiciousvehiclesparkedwiththemotorrunning.
 Damageddoorsorwindowsinresidencehallsorotherbuildings.
 Loiterersindarkorsecludedareas.
 Someonepeeringintoortryingtoopenwindows.
 Someonedisplayingaweapon.
 Astrangercarryingarticleslikeappliancesorluggageoutofresidencehallsorotherbuildings.
CallCampusPoliceifyouhear…
 Someonescreaming.
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Breakingglass.
Astrangertryingtoenteryourbuilding.
Acallforpolice.
Acallforhelp.
Loudorobsceneshoutingindicatingadisturbance.
Anexplosionorgunshots.
IfyounotifyCampusPolice,thedispatcherwillsendofficers(andambulances,ifnecessary)toanysectionofthecampus.Pleasetrytohave
thefollowinginformationforthedispatcher:
 Whatyouseeorhear.
 Theaddressorlocationoftheincident.
 Thenumberofpeopleinvolved.
 Adescriptionofthepeopleinvolved.
 Licensenumbersanddescriptionsofcarsinvolved.
 Thedirectionoffleeingsuspects.
 Yournameandaddress(ifyouwishtogiveit).
CampusSecurityAuthorities
TheCampusPoliceDepartmentisthecampusagencyrequiredtocompileCleryActcrimestatisticsforincidentsreportedoncampus.While
the Department encourages victims to report crimes occurring on the campus directly to Campus Police, we also collect crime data from
otheradministratorsoncampuswhoarerequiredtoreportcrimestatisticstotheCampusPoliceDepartmentforinclusionintheAnnual
ClerydocumentaswellasfortheissuanceofSafetyAlerts(seebelow).
Designated“CampusSecurityAuthorities”aredefinedintheCleryActas“anyindividualwhohasresponsibilityforcampussecuritybutwho
doesnotconstituteacampuspoliceorsecuritydepartment…orwhohassignificantresponsibilityforstudentandcampusactivities.”This
includes:
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DeanoftheCollege,
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DeanofStudents,
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DirectorofResidentialLife,
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DirectorofAthletics&Coaches,DirectorofStudentProgramsandaswellasanumberofotherprogramdirectors.
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Studentresidentialstaff
Anyotheremployeeorstudentemployeemonitoringaccesstobuildingsoranevent
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ResponsibilitiesofCampusSecurityAuthorities
CampusSecurityAuthoritiesarerequiredtoinformtheCampusPoliceDepartmentofallknownincidentsthatarelikelycriminalsothat
suchincidentscanberecordedasstatisticsbythedepartmentand,whereappropriate,beincludedintheCollege’sannualsecurityreport.
Incidents that pose a threat to the community must be reported to Campus Police immediately so a determination can be made as to
whetherornotanemergencynotificationmustbemadetothecommunity.
ProfessionalandpastoralcounselorsareexemptfromtherequirementtoreportcrimestoCampusPolicewhenthatinformationisreceived
bythemwhiletheyareactinginthatpastoralorcounselingrole.However,theyareencouraged,ifandwhentheydeemitappropriate,to
informpersonsbeingcounseledoftheprocedurestoreportcrimesonavoluntarybasisforinclusionintotheannualcrimestatistics.
ConfidentialReportingPolicy
A Campus Security Authority is not required to disclose to Campus Police confidential information concerning an incident, such as
information that would identify a victim of a crime who wishes for their identity to remain confidential. However, the crime must be
reportedtoCampusPoliceimmediatelyasastatisticonly.
TheCleryActprescribeshowtheCollegecollectsandreportscrimestatisticsandprovidesforconfidentialreportingofcriminalincidents.
OtherlawsandregulationsmandatetheCollegetakeactiontostopsexualharassment,sexualassault,andothercriminalacts(suchasTitle
IX).Inthosecases,theCollegewillattempttorespectanindividual'sdesireforconfidentialityandwillworktomaintaintheprivacyofthe
individualtothedegreepossible.However,theCollegemaybelegallyrequiredtotakeactiondependingonthenatureofthegrievanceor
complaintandmaynotbeabletohonortherequestforconfidentiality.Theindividualwillbeinformedif,inthecourseofsatisfyingthis
obligation,theCollegemaybeunabletocomplywiththerequestforconfidentiality.
CampusCrimeStatisticReportingPolicies
Preventingcrimeandprotectinglifeandpropertyoncampusisapriority.Tomaintainandprovideaccurateinformation,underthefederal
CrimeAwarenessandCampusSecurityActof1992,amendedin1998and2008,andMassachusettsGeneralLawChapter6,Section168C,
theCampusPoliceDepartmentdocumentsreportsofcrimesthatoccuroncampusaccordingtotheFederalBureauofInvestigationUniform
CrimeReporting(NIBRSedition)HateCrimeDatacollectionguidelinesandstandards.
ThesestatisticsaregatheredfromCampusPolicereports,fromCampusSecurityAuthorities,andfrompolicedepartmentswithjurisdiction
overpublicpropertyimmediatelysurroundingthecampusandfromthosehavingjurisdictionfornon‐campusproperty.Thestatisticsare
collatedbyCampusPoliceandreviewedforinclusioninthisannualreport.StatisticsmustbesharedwithCampusPoliceimmediatelywhen
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acrimereportedtoaCampusSecurityauthorityrepresentsathreattothecommunityorportionthereof(SeeCampusSecurityAuthorities
above.)
The Department annually submits its Clery Crime data on the Department of Education website. Data from our institution and others
throughouttheU.S.isavailableonlineathttp://ope.ed.gov/security/.
Acopyofthesestatistics,whicharecontainedintheannualsecurityreport,areavailablebyrequesttoeveryprospectiveMountHolyoke
student and prospective employee from the Campus Police Department during normal business hours and anytime on the department’s
websiteathttps://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice.
TheCampusPoliceDepartmentisthecampusagencyrequiredtocompileCleryActcrimestatisticsforincidentsreportedoncampus.
AdditionalcrimereportsareforwardedmonthlytotheMassachusettsStatePoliceCrimeReportingunitthatthenforwardsthemtotheFBI.
SexualAssault,DomesticViolence,DatingViolence,andStalking Sexualassault,domesticviolence,datingviolence,andstalkingareprohibitedbycollegepolicyandstateandfederallaws.
SexualAssault
Mount Holyoke College complies with Title of the Federal Higher Education Amendments of 1972 and the Federal Higher Education
Amendmentsof1992(PublicLaw102‐325)andsubsequentamendmentsaswellasthe2013amendmentstotheViolenceAgainstWomen
Act(VAWA)whichcontainprovisionsrequiringcollegestodevelopanddisseminatesexualassaultpolicies,andtoappropriatelyrespondto
reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault. It is crucial that survivors report crimes of sexual assault so that the offenders can be
apprehendedandkeptfromrepeatingtheiractions.
WhatisSexualAssault?
TheCleryAct,asamendedbythereauthorizationoftheVAWAAct,breakssexualassaultintofourcategories:rape,forciblefondling(called
indecentassault&batteryinMassachusetts),incest,andstatutoryrape.
Rape:Whoeverhassexualintercourseorunnaturalsexualintercoursewithaperson,andcompelssuchpersontosubmitbyforceand
againsthiswill,orcompelssuchpersontosubmitbythreatofbodilyinjury(MGLch.265s.22(b)
Indecent Assault & Battery: Unlawfully committing assault & battery (touched someone) that is “indecent” – an act that is
“fundamentallyoffensive”basedonMassachusettscourtrulings.Forexample,touchingapersonontheirbuttocksorgenitals,or,based
oncaselawtodate,femalebreasts(MGLch.265s.13H)
Incest:Sexualintercoursebetweenpersonswhoarerelatedtoeachotherwithinthedegreeswhereinmarriageisprohibitedbylaw
(MGLch.275s.17)
StatutoryRape:Unlawfullyengaginginnaturalorunnaturalsexualintercoursewithavictimwhowasunder16yearsofageatthe
timeoftheoffense(MGLch.265s.23)
WhatisConsent?
Consentistheaffirmativeagreementtoengageinsexualconductactionsthatindicateawillingnesstoengageinagreeduponsexualactivity.
Consent cannot be inferred when a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is otherwise impaired or unconscious. (See full
definitioninAppendixA.)
WhatServicesdoesCampusPoliceOffertoSurvivors?
TheMountHolyokeCampusPoliceDepartmenthasprovideditsofficersspecializedtraininginhandlingandinvestigatingsuchoffenses.
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Officerswillassistvictimsofrapeandsexualassaultbyobtainingmedicalattentionforanyinjuries,fullyinvestigatingtheincident,
and serving as a liaison with the South Hadley Police Department and the District Attorney’s office. College personnel, including
deans,StudentAffairsstaff,theOmbudsperson
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Officerswillassistsurvivorsinnotifyingappropriatelawenforcementauthoritiesuponrequest.
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CollegestaffwillalsoadvisesurvivorsoftheirrightstocounselingandotherservicesofferedbytheCollegeandthecommunity.
Survivors are involved in all decisions about proceeding with criminal charges. If the survivor of a rape or sexual assault or a victim of
domesticviolence,datingviolence,orstalkingchoosestoproceedinthismanner,CampusPoliceDepartmentwillprovideassistanceand
guidanceandwillserveasaliaisonwiththeDistrictAttorney’sOffice.
Pursuant to Title IX, Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a campus environment free of sexual discrimination, sexual
harassment and sexual assault. Sexual assault is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title IX. Accordingly, anyone who has been
assaultedmayalsocontacttheTitleIXCoordinatoratx2550.
Domestic&DatingViolence
Domesticanddatingviolencecanhappentoanyoneatanytimeinanytypeofrelationship.CampusPoliceisavailabletoassistvictimsofon‐
andoff‐campusdomesticordatingviolence.Officersaretrainedtorespondtovictims’needs,includingbyhelpingthemobtainrestraining
ordersfromthecourtstopreventfurtherviolence.Ifsomeoneisharmingyou,callCampusPoliceforhelp.
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Deans,HealthServices,theCounselingCenter,theCenterforWomenandFamilies,andVictimAdvocatesattheHampshireDistrict
Courtarealsoresources.
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WhatareDomesticViolenceandDatingViolence?
DomesticViolenceispersonalviolencedirectedatsomeonewhois,orwas:
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Inasubstantivedatingrelationshipwiththeoffender
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Isorwasafamilyorhouseholdmemberoftheoffender
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Sharesachildincommonwiththeoffender
DatingviolenceisdefinedbytheCleryActasviolencecommittedbyapersonwhoisorhasbeeninasocialrelationshipofaromantic
orintimatenaturewiththevictim;andwheretheexistenceofsucharelationshipshallbedeterminedbasedonaconsiderationofthe
followingfactors:
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Thelengthoftherelationship
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Thetypeofrelationship
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Thefrequencyofinteractionbetweenthepersonsinvolvedintherelationship
Note:“Datingviolence”isnotaspecifically‐definedcrimeinMassachusetts,butisbeingusedforthepurposesofthisreporttomeetfederal
CleryActrequirements.StatisticsinthiscategoryaregatheredfrompolicerecordsforcrimesmeetingthisCleryActdefinition.
Stalking&CyberStalking
StalkingandcyberstalkingarebehaviorsprohibitedbycollegepolicyandMassachusettslaw.InMassachusettssuchactionsarefelonies.
M.G.L.c.265§43.
WhatisStalking?
Stalkingisdefinedas(1)willfullyandmaliciouslyengaginginaknowingpatternofconductorseriesofactsoveraperiodoftimedirected
at a specific person which seriously alarms or annoys that person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional
distress,and(2)makingathreatwiththeintenttoplacethepersoninimminentfearofdeathorbodilyinjury.
Anyonecanbethevictimofastalker,includingcollegestudentsandemployeesfromanyeconomic,ethnic,orreligiousgroup.Afewvictims
are picked at random by their stalker, but most stalking victims know their stalker, usually having had some type of present or past
relationship. The perpetrator canbeanintimatepartnerorformerpartner,classmate,roommate,orotheracquaintance.Avictimcanbe
stalked for several days or for many years. The stalker’s actions can also affect family, friends, and coworkers. Stalking and criminal
harassmentcanbedifficulttodistinguish.Talktooneoftheindividualslistedinresources(below)forhelp.
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Ifyouorsomeoneyouknowisexperiencingasimilarsituation,pleasegethelpbycontactinganyoftheresourceslisted(below)for
moreinformation.
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Ifyoufeelfrightenedoruncomfortableaboutsomeone’sspecificbehavior,payattentiontoyourinstincts!Seekhelp.
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Ifyouarethevictimofastalker,letthoseclosetoyouknowaboutthesituation;maintainlogsofcontactsreceivedandretainany
emails,letters,orcommunication;takebasicstepsforsafetysuchasparkinginwell‐litareas,walkingwithafriend,etc.
WarningSignsofAbusiveBehavior
Becauserelationshipsexistonaspectrum,itcanbehardtotellwhenabehaviorcrossesthelinefromhealthytounhealthyorevenabusive.
Usethesewarningsignsofabusetoseeifyourrelationshipisgoinginthewrongdirection.Ifthepersonyouhavearelationshipwith:
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Ischeckingyourcellphoneoremailwithoutpermission
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Isconstantlyputtingyoudown
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Isextremejealousyorinsecurity
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Hasanexplosivetemper
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Isisolatingyoufromfamilyorfriends
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Ismakingfalseaccusations
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Hasmoodswings
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Isphysicallyhurtingyouinanyway
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Possessiveness
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Istellingyouwhattodo
Seehttp://www.loveisrespect.org/formoreinformationandresources.
RiskReductionforSexualAssaults
Withnointenttovictim‐blameandrecognizingthatonlyrapistsareresponsibleforrape,thefollowingaresomestrategiestoreduceone’s
riskofsexualassaultorharassment(takenfromRape,Abuse,&IncestNationalNetwork,www.rainn.org):
1. Trustyourinstincts.Ifasituationorlocationfeelsunsafeoruncomfortable,itprobablyisn’tthebestplacetobe.
2. Trynottoloadyourselfdownwithpackagesorbagsasthiscanmakeyouappearmorevulnerable.
3. Makesureyourcellphoneiswithyouandchargedandthatyouhavecabmoney.
4. Don’tallowyourselftobeisolatedwithsomeoneyoudon’ttrustorsomeoneyoudon’tknow.
5. Whenyougotoasocialgathering,gowithagroupoffriends.Arrivetogether,checkinwitheachotherthroughouttheevening,and
leavetogether.Knowingwhereyouareandwhoisaroundyoumayhelpyoutofindawayoutofabadsituation.
6. Trustyourinstincts.Ifyoufeelunsafeinanysituation,gowithyourgut.Ifyouseesomethingsuspicious,contactlawenforcement
immediately(localauthoritiescanbereachedbycalling911inmostareasoftheU.S.).
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7. Don’tleaveyourdrinkunattendedwhiletalking,dancing,usingtherestroom,ormakingaphonecall.Ifyou’veleftyourdrinkalone,
justgetanewone.
8. Don’tacceptdrinksfrompeopleyoudon’tknowortrust.Ifyouchoosetoacceptadrink,gowiththepersontothebartoorderit,
watchitbeingpoured,andcarryityourself.Atparties,don’tdrinkfromthepunchbowlsorotherlarge,commonopencontainers.
9. Watchoutforyourfriends,andviceversa.Ifafriendseemsoutofit,iswaytoointoxicatedfortheamountofalcoholthey’vehad,oris
actingoutofcharacter,gethimorhertoasafeplaceimmediately.
10. Ifyoususpectyouorafriendhasbeendrugged,contactlawenforcementimmediately(localauthoritiescanbereachedbycalling911
inmostareasoftheU.S.).Beexplicitwithdoctorssotheycangiveyouthecorrecttests(youwillneedaurinetestandpossibly
others).
11. Ifyouneedtogetoutofanuncomfortableorscarysituationherearesomethingsthatyoucantry:
a. Rememberthatbeinginthissituationisnotyourfault.Youdidnotdoanythingwrong,itisthepersonwhoismakingyou
uncomfortablethatistoblame.
b. Betruetoyourself.Don’tfeelobligatedtodoanythingyoudon’twanttodo.“Idon’twantto”isalwaysagoodenoughreason.Dowhat
feelsrighttoyouandwhatyouarecomfortablewith.
c. Haveacodewordwithyourfriendsorfamilysothatifyoudon’tfeelcomfortableyoucancallthemandcommunicateyour
discomfortwithoutthepersonyouarewithknowing.Yourfriendsorfamilycanthencometogetyouormakeupanexcuseforyouto
leave.
d. Lie.Ifyoudon’twanttohurttheperson’sfeelingsitisbettertolieandmakeupareasontoleavethantostayandbeuncomfortable,
scared,orworse.Someexcusesyoucoulduseare:needingtotakecareofafriendorfamilymember,notfeelingwell,having
somewhereelsethatyouneedtobe,etc.
12. Ifyouand/ortheotherpersonhavebeendrinking,youcansaythatyouwouldratherwaituntilyoubothhaveyourfulljudgment
beforedoinganythingyoumayregretlater.
AlsorefertoPersonalSafetybelowforotherriskreductiontips.
ReportingIncidencesofDomesticViolence,DatingViolence,SexualAssault&Stalking
Whenanincidentinvolvingdomesticviolence,datingviolence,sexualassault,orstalkingoccurs,theincidentshouldbereportedtoCampus
Police.|Dialx1‐911or413‐538‐2304
Somevictims/survivorsmaynotfeelcomfortablereportingthesituationtoaCampusPoliceofficerandmayreporttheincidentto:
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TheTitleIXCoordinator
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DeanofStudents
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DirectorofResidentialLife
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CounselingServices
Anyoftheseofficeswilloffersurvivorsandvictimstheoptiontoreportthecrimetotheappropriatelawenforcementagency(oncampus
and/orlocal);ifthesurvivor/victimchoosestofileareport.Filingareportdoesnotmeanthesurvivororvictimhastopresscharges.The
survivor/victimhastherighttodeclinenotifyinglawenforcement.
CampusPolicecanprovideand/orarrangeforinvestigationandpreservationofevidenceforavictim/survivor(seeMaintainingEvidence
below),providetreatmentofanyinjuries,arrangeforanyfurthermedicaltreatment,andcanassistavictim/survivorwithlegalremediesto
assistthevictim/survivor.
Otherofficescanprovidesupportandassistthevictim/survivorwithcampusassistancewhenneeded.
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CampusPolicemayserveasaliaison.
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SomeonefromtheOfficeoftheDeanofStudentsisavailable24hoursadaytorespondtoacrisiswhenschoolisinsession.
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The Dean’s office representative will also help a victim who needs academic assistance by working with an academic dean and
residencehallassistancebyworkingwiththeDirectorofResidentialLife.
CollegeSupportforSurvivors&Victims
SafetyMeasures
TheCollegewillprovidewrittennotificationtoandwillworkwiththevictim/survivortoputinplacesafetymeasuresappropriatetothe
situation,regardlessofwhetherthecrimewasreportedtocampusorlocalpolice.Thesemayinclude,andwillbeprovidedwhenrequested,
appropriate,andreasonablyavailable:
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Assistthevictim/survivorwithnotifyingcampusorlocalpolice
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Campushousingoracademicchanges
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Changesintransportation
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Changesinworkplace
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CampusNo‐ContactOrders
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TrespassNotices
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Harassmentpreventionordomesticviolencepreventionorderthroughthelocalcourt.
Campus&CourtOrders
CampusPoliceandtheDeanofStudentscanassistvictims/survivorsinobtainingprotections:
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Campus No‐Contact Order: IssuedbytheDeanofStudentstolimitcontactbetweenstudents(orDirectorofHumanResourcesif
offenderisanemployee).
RestrainingOrder:Issuedbythecourtsorderingtherespondenttorefrainfromabusingorcontactingacomplainant.Issuedwhen
thecourtdeterminesadomesticrelationshipoccurred(seedefinitionofDomesticViolenceattheendofthisbrochure).Thecourts
haveVictimAdvocatesthatcanassistvictims/survivorswiththecourtprocessandtoestablishappropriateprotections.
Harassment Prevention Order: Issued by the courts ordering the respondent to refrain from contacting or harassing the
complainant. Can be an option in dating violence and stalking situations as well as sexual assault situations where no long‐term
relationshipexistsbetweentherespondentandcomplainant.
Housing,Academic,andOtherCampusChanges
The college will change a survivor’s/victim’s academic, living, transportation, or workplace situation after an alleged offense if the
survivor/victimrequestssuchassistanceandifsuchchangesarereasonablyavailable.
 Requests for these changes are coordinated through the Office of the Dean of Students, or for workplace situations, these will be
coordinatedthroughtheHumanResourcesoffice.
 Thecollegewillmaintainasconfidentialanyaccommodationsorprotectivemeasuresprovidedtoavictim,totheextentthat
maintainingsuchconfidentialitywouldnotimpairtheabilityoftheinstitutiontoprovidetheaccommodationsorprotectivemeasures.
ConfidentialityofVictim/Survivor
As stated on page 7 under Confidential Reporting, the Department will not share the names of victims/survivors exceptasrequiredby
federallaw,andonlytothosehavingastatutoryrequirementtoreceiveidentifyinginformationinordertomeetfederalmandatestotake
specificactionstostopsexualharassment,sexualassault,andcertainothercrimes.
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Thesurvivor’s/victim’snameinallreportsofdomesticviolence,datingviolence,sexualassault,andstalkingiskeptconfidentialand
willnotbereleased,exceptasrequiredbylaw,withouttheirpermission.
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AllCollegeofficials,includingdeansanddirectors,willnotifyCampusPolicepersonnelpromptlyiftheyreceiveareportofdomestic
violence,datingviolence,sexualassault,orstalking.TheCampusPoliceDepartmenthasbeendesignatedtoreceiveallsuchreports
andtoreportthosecentralizedstatisticstothecommunityaswellastoissuecommunitynotificationswhentheseincidentscausea
potentialthreattothecommunityoraportionthereof.
AssistanceinConnectingwithExternalResources
CampusPoliceaswellastheTitleIXCoordinator,DeanofStudents,andDirectorofResidentialLife,willassistsurvivors/victims(students&
employees) connecting with external resources, including the local police department, state police department, or personnel from the
DistrictAttorney’sOffice,includeSafePlanandvictim/witnessstaffonlyifthevictimwishestoutilizethoseservices.
Confidential,sensitivecare,examination,andtreatmentareavailableforstudentsatHealthServices;studentsandemployeescanreceive24
hourcareatlocalhospitalsorothermedicalfacilities.TheCampusPolicedispatchercanassistasurvivor/victimorfriendindetermining
currenthoursandotheroptionsbydialingx2304(1‐911foremergencies.)
MaintainingEvidenceinCasesofSexualAssault,DomesticViolence,DatingViolence,andStalking
Animportantpartofthecriminalinvestigationisthecollectionofphysicalevidence.
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SurvivorsofsexualassaultshouldgototheCooleyDickinsonhospitalassoonaspossibleaftertheincident(withoutshowering,
douching, or changing first, although they should bring a change of clothes if possible). Specially‐trained Sexual Assault Nurse
Educatorswillprovidetreatmentandcollectevidencethatcanbeusedlater;thisevidencecanbestoredconfidentiallyifdesired
by the survivor in case the survivor wishes to prosecute a case at a later time. If you choose to go forward with charges in the
future,thehospitalcanthen,withyourpermission,shareyournamewithlawenforcement.
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Victimsofdomesticviolence,datingviolence,orstalkingshouldseektreatmentthroughHealthServicesorlocalhospital.
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CampusPoliceofficerscanassistwithtriageandcanrequesttransportationtoon‐oroff‐campushealthresources.
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Theevidencewillbeusedonlyifthesurvivorchoosestoprosecute.
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Similarly,CampusPoliceinvestigatorscancollectevidenceforvictimsofotherdomesticviolence,datingviolence,andstalking–
alongwithothercrimes‐whichwillonlybeutilizedifthevictimchoosestopursuecriminalcharges.
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Preserve any text messages or other electronic or voice evidence. Provide investigators with any photos, items sent by the
perpetrator,etc.
CollegeJudicialandDisciplinaryProceduresforCriminalActs
Allcriminalacts,includingdomesticviolence,datingviolence,sexualassaults,andstalking,aswellasothercrimesofviolence,thatoccuron
theMountHolyokecampuswillbeinvestigatedbyCampusPolice;thesecrimescanalsobereportedtotheTitleIXCoordinator.Incases
involving potential criminal conduct, college personnel will determine, consistent with state and local law, whether appropriate law
enforcementorotherauthoritiesshouldbenotified.
The campus Grievance Procedure is used to review criminal and policy violations. The process includes the investigation and resolution
phases,isconductedpromptly,fairly,andimpartially.Theconductprocessisaimedatdeterminingthetruthanddeterminingthecourseof
actionthatismostappropriatenotonlyfortheallegedvictimandperpetrator,butalsoforthesafetyofthecampus.Forissuesinvolving
students,aformalGrievanceshouldbefiledwiththeDeanofStudents.Forissuesinvolvingemployees,theincidentshouldbefiledwiththe
DirectorofHumanResources.ComplaintscanalsobefiledwiththeTitleIXCoordinatororDeputyCoordinator.
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Victims/survivorswillreceiveawrittenexplanationoftheirrightsandoptionsregardingtheprocess.
Those overseeing and adjudicating disciplinary hearings receive, minimally, annual training on issues related to these crimes and
howtoconductaninvestigationandhearingprocessthatprotectsthesafetyofvictimsandpromotesaccountability.
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Sanctionsarenotintendedtobepunitive,butrather,toeducateandrestorethecommunity.
TheCollegewillmakeeveryefforttoresolveacomplaintwithin60calendardaysfromreceiptofacomplaint.TheCollegereservestheright
toextendanyoftheabovetime‐periodswhencircumstancessowarrantinthesolejudgmentoftheCollege.
RightsofAccuser&Accused
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During a College on‐campus disciplinary case, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others
presentduringthedisciplinaryhearing.
Both the accuser and accused will be notified in writing simultaneously about the outcomes of the hearings and any sanctions
imposed,includinganychangetotheresultsandthefinaloutcome.
BothpartieswillbealsobenotifiedsimultaneouslyinwritingaboutproceduresforappealingthedecisiontothePresidentwithinten
(10)daysofthenoticeoftheoutcomeofthedisciplinaryactionwhentheaccuseroraccusedbelievethattheactiontakenisunjustor
inadequate,
Thecollegewilltakeinterimmeasurestoprotectthesafetyofthesurvivorandthecollegecommunityoncethecollegeismadeaware
ofsexualharassment,includingasexualassault,occurringoncampus.
TitleIXInvestigationsandPoliceInvestigations
The college will not wait for the conclusion of a criminal investigation or criminal proceeding to begin its Title IX investigation and, if
needed,musttakeimmediatestepstoprotectthestudentintheeducationalsetting.Forexample,thecollegewillnotdelayconductingits
owninvestigationortakingstepstoprotectthecomplainantbecauseitwantstoseewhethertheallegedperpetratorwillbefoundguiltyofa
crime. If the survivor or the district attorney chooses to pursue criminal charges based on the complaint of harassment or assault, the
collegemayneedtodelaytemporarilythefact‐findingportionofaTitleIXinvestigationwhilepolicearegatheringevidence;oncenotified
that the police department has completed its gathering of evidence (not the ultimate outcome of the investigation or the filing of any
charges),thecollegewillpromptlyresumeandcompleteitsfact‐findingfortheTitleIXinvestigationHowever,temporarysafetymeasures,if
needed,willbeputintoplace
StandardofEvidence
Otherthanwhereotherwiselegallymandated,theCollegeusesthepreponderanceoftheevidencestandard(morelikelythannot)asthe
thresholdfordeterminingresponsibilityforacampusviolationorconductissue.
CrimesAllegedlyCommittedbyStudents
Criminalactsincludingdomesticviolence,datingviolence,sexualassault,andstalkingallegedlycommittedbyaMountHolyokestudentcan
bereportedtoandadjudicatedbytheCollegegrievancepolicy.
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Criminal acts involving sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, reported to college officials and alleged to have been
committedbyaMountHolyokestudentwillbereferredtothecollegestudentconductsystemandfullyinvestigatedunderTitleIX.
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Examplesofinterimactionsincludetemporaryhousingreassignments,nocontactorders,orsuspension.
PotentialSanctions‐Students
Thefollowinglistincludesoutcomesforstudentsfoundtohaveengagedinsexoffenses,domesticviolence,datingviolence,andstalking:
•Letterofwarning
•Letterofreprimand
•MandatoryEducationalProject
•MandatoryWrittenApology
•Restitution:Inmoney,orinkind,totheCollegeorindividualforalosscausedbythestudentcharged.
•RequiredservicecompletedwithintheMountHolyokecommunity.
•PermanentLossorsuspensionofprivilegesforaspecifiedtime.Forexample:
•Removalfromofficeorpositionofresponsibility
•Removalfromresidencehall
•Residenceprobation
•LossofarightorprivilegeoncampusortouseCollegefacilities.
•Socialprobation:Anoticethatstatesthatfurtherviolationsduringaspecifiedperiodoftimewillresultinincreasedsanctionsor
animmediatemandatoryleavefromtheCollege.StudentsonsocialprobationarenotingoodstandingwiththeCollege.TheDean
of Students Office will report your standing to college offices who will weigh your behavior against access to a specific job,
privilege,oractivityoftheCollege.
• Behavioral agreement: Similar to Social Probation, A behavioral agreement is a written notice that states that continued negative
behaviorwillresultinamandatedleaveofabsence.Abehavioralagreementisusedwhentheproblematichavehadaconsistentnegative
impactonothers.Behavioralagreementsareprivateandnotordinarilysharedwithotherofficesoncampus.
•Recommendationofseparation:Whenthehearingofficerdeterminesthatanappropriatesanctionmandatesaseparationfromthe
College; the hearing officer will make this recommendation in writing to the Dean of the Students. The Dean of Students will either
approvetherecommendedsanctionorreturnthesanctioningprocessbacktothehearingofficer.
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SeparationsfromtheCollegeinclude:
oSuspensionfromtheCollege:Separationisforastatedperiodoftimeandimpliesautomaticreinstatement.
oSuspensioninAbeyance:Subjecttothesameconditionsassuspension,suspensioninabeyanceisaseparationfromtheCollegefor
adesignatedamountoftime.However,theseparationisdelayedaccordingtothecircumstancesoftheindividualsituation.
oRequiredWithdrawal:Separationisforanunspecifiedperiod,atleastonesemester;astudentrequiredtowithdrawmustapplyfor
reinstatement.
o Expulsion from the College: The permanent termination of an individual's status as a student, with the loss of all rights and
privilegesofastudentatMountHolyokeCollege.
Note: Acombinationofthesesanctionscanbeappliedtoaspecificinstance.Astudent’sfailuretofulfillsanctionsimposedmayresultin
furtherproceedingsandadditionalsanction,includingsuspensionorexpulsionfromtheCollege.
Adisciplinaryoutcomeletterisplacedinthestudent’seducationalfileininstanceswherethestudentisfoundresponsibleforthealleged
violation.ThereleaseofconductinformationissubjecttotherequirementsoftheFamilyEducationalRightsandPrivacyAct(FERPA),will
beaccessibletofutureemployers,graduateschools,etc.whenastudentrequeststhatinformationbeprovidedthem.[StudentHandbook]
CrimesAllegedlyCommittedbyCollegeEmployees
CrimesallegedlycommittedbyacollegeemployeecanbereviewedundertheCollege’sgrievancepolicy.However,incasesofaconcurrent
criminalprosecution,theCollegereservestherighttoinitiateaseparatedisciplinaryinvestigation.Althoughthecriminalcasewillleadtoa
conclusion,theCollegemaytakeinterimdisciplinaryactiontoprotecttheCollegecommunityregardlessoftheoutcome.
PotentialSanctions–Employees
Theemployeedisciplinaryprocessisgenerallyprogressive,withsanctionsrangingfrominformalcoachingtotermination.However,when
anemployeeisfoundresponsibleforaviolentorthreateningactsuchassexualassault,domesticviolence,datingviolence,orstalking,the
collegewill,inmostcases,terminatetheemployeeor,inraresituations,suspendtheemployee.
ProgramsonCrimeAwareness&SafetyTools
The Campus Police Department, in cooperation with the Office of Residential Life, makes crime awareness programs available to every
residencehallandstudentgroup.Thefollowingareofferedregularlyoncampus:
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Workshopsonself‐defense,
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RapeAggressionDefense(RAD),
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crimeawareness,and
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Sexualassault,domesticviolence,datingviolence,andstalkingawarenessinformationisincludedaspartoffirst‐yearorientationand
throughouttheyear.
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Trainingforincomingstudentsandemployeesaswellasonanongoingbasis
ResourcesforSurvivors&Victims
OnCampus
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CampusPoliceOfficers(bothmenandwomen)trainedtoassistvictimsandinvestigatesexualassaults,domesticviolence,dating
violence,stalking,andotherpersonalcrimes|Dial1‐911or413‐538‐2304
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HealthServices|x2121
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CounselingservicesattheHealthCenter|x2037
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TheOfficesoftheDeanoftheCollege|x2481
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DeanofStudents|x2550
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TitleIXCoordinator(DeanofStudents)|x2550
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PamphletssuchasMountHolyoke’sSexualAssaultResourceGuideandDomesticViolenceAssistanceGuideavailableattheCampus
PoliceOfficeandonlinehttps://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice/victim_assistance
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StudentHandbookat:https://www.mtholyoke.edu/deanofstudents/student_handbook
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StaffHandbook
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CourseCatalogue
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FacultyHandbook
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CrimepreventionmaterialsfromtheCampusPoliceoffice
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TheCollege’sguidelinesandproceduresforgrievances
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Thedepartment’sWebsite:(https://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice)
OffCampus
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TheSouthHadleyPoliceDepartment|413‐538‐5050
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CooleyDickinsonHospital|582‐2000
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HolyokeMedicalCenter|534‐2500
NorthwestDistrictAttorneyVictim/WitnessAdvocates(assistanceinobtainingprotectiveorders,assistanceinpreparingforcourt,
referralstomentalhealthresources,etc.)|413‐586‐5780
SafePassage(Supportforvictimsofdomesticviolence)|413‐586‐506)ortollfree888‐345‐5282
SAFEPlan(DistrictCourtAdvocates)|413‐586‐4545
VictimRightsLawCenter|617‐399‐6720inMassachusetts
CenterforWomenandCommunity‐|413‐545‐0800rapecrisislineCounselor/AdvocateProgramprovidesfreeandconfidential
crisisservicesinHampshireCountyandtheFiveCollegeCommunity.Supportssurvivorsofrape,sexualassault,stalking,domestic
violence,emotional,psychologicalandverbalabuse
MassachusettsOfficeofVictimAssistance–OneofMOVA’smostimportantfunctionsistoprovidedirectassistancetocrimevictims
JaneDoeInc.–TheMassachusettsCoalitionAgainstSexualAssaultandDomesticViolence
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Stalking,SexualHarassmentandSexualAssaultpoliciescanbefoundat:
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https://www.mtholyoke.edu/deanofstudents/sexual_assault_policy
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/hr/handbook/policies
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/ombuds/harrassment
SexualOffenderRegistry&AccesstoRelatedInformation
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act law requires colleges to issue a statement advising the campus community where law
enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders
alreadyrequiredtoregisterinastatetoprovidenoticetothestateofeachinstitutionofhighereducationinthatstateatwhichthepersonis
employed,carriesonavocation,orisastudent.
In Massachusetts, convicted sex offenders must register with the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board; this includes anyone enrolled at or
employedbytheCollege,eveniftheyareregisteredintheirhomejurisdiction.TheSexOffenderRegistryBoardclassifieseachregistered
offenderintooneofthreecategories(Level1—consideredalow‐riskoffender,Level2—consideredamoderateriskoffender,andLevel3—
consideredahigh‐riskoffender).Anymemberofthepublicwhoisatleast18yearsofagemayrequestsexoffenderinformation.
MassachusettsSexOffenderRegistryBoard
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/sorb/
The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board is the state agency responsible for keeping a database of convicted sex offenders and
classifyingeachoffendersothatthepublicmayreceiveinformationaboutdangeroussexoffenderswholiveorworkineachcommunity.The
goaloftheSexOffenderRegistryistoeducatethepublicandtopreventfurthervictimization.Membersofourcommunitymayalsocontact
theSouthHadleypolicedepartmentforinformationonsexoffendersinthatcommunity.
NationalSexOffenderRegistry
http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Portal.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
ThisWebsiteisprovidedasapublicservicebytheU.S.DepartmentofJustice.UsingthisWebsite,interestedmembersofthepublichave
accesstoandmaysearchparticipatingstateWebsitepublicinformationregardingthepresenceorlocationofoffenders,who,inmostcases,
havebeenconvictedofsexually‐violentoffensesagainstadultsandchildrenandcertainsexualcontactandothercrimesagainstvictimswho
areminors.ThepubliccanusethisWebsitetoeducatethemselvesaboutthepossiblepresenceofsuchoffendersintheirlocalcommunities.
BeinganActiveBystander A term originally used in communities fighting against violence toward women, bystanders are the largest group of people involved in
violent,oppressive,andinsensitiveactsgreatlyoutnumberingboththeperpetratorsofthoseactsandthevictims.
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Bystandershavearangeofinvolvementintheseacts.
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Some know that a specific situation is happening or will happen, some see the act in progress, and some know that situations do
happen.
Regardless of how close to the situation they are, bystanders have the power stop relationship and sexual violence, insensitivity, and
oppressionfromoccurringandtogethelpforpeoplewhohavebeenaffected.
Understand,wearenotadvocatingthatpeoplerisktheirownsafetyinordertobeanactivebystander,thoughwealsobelievethatthecreation
oftheinclusivecampuswewanttakesallmembersofthecommunitytobeinvolvedintheworkofchange.Remember,thereisarangeof
actionsthatareappropriate,dependingonthesituation.
WhatcanIdoifIBelieveSomeoneisinanUnsafeSituation?
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First,assessthesituationtodeterminewhatkindofaction,ifany,mightbeappropriateandsafe.
Second,evaluateoptionsandchoosestrategiesforrespondingeitheratthetimeorlater.
WhetherorhowanActiveBystandertakesactionwilldependonthesituation.Suchactionsmayinclude:
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Explaintothevictimthatyouareconcernedfortheirsafetyandwhy–theymaynotrecognizetheyareinanunsafesituation,ormaynot
realizetheycangethelpstoppingtheunacceptablebehavior.
Interruptingthebehavior–ifitissafeforthebystander,tellthevictimthatyouhaveanimportantcallforthem,orthatitistimefor“that
meeting”
Callingforhelpwhenneeded–hallstaff,Deans,andCampusPoliceareallavailabletohelpavictimidentifyandeliminateadangerous
situation.
Supportthevictim–offer,iftheyarewilling,toaccompanythemtoreportthesituation
Ifthepersonisnotwillingtoaccepthelp,youcantalktotheTitleIXCoordinator,DeansOffice,orCampusPoliceformorestrategiesand
howtosupporttohelpthevictim.Additionalresourcesinclude:
IfIncidentInvolves…
Anotherstudent
Afacultymember
Astaffmember
Contact…
DeanofStudentsOffice
The Chair of that Faculty Member’sDepartment
ortheofficeoftheDeanofFaculty
The director of that employee’s department or
theDirectorofHumanResources
ImportantCautions
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Donotengageaviolentpersonandendangeryoursafety;stepbackandcallCampusPolicetorespond
ForimmediatehelpfromCampusPolicedialx1‐911fromacampusphoneor(413)538‐2304fromacellphone
FiveCollegeEmergencyResources
Ifyouaretakingacourseat,orarevisitingoneoftheFiveCollegeinstitutions,theircampuspolicedepartmentsarewillingtohelpyouif
there is an emergency on their campus. The Five College campus police departments work cooperatively to support the students of our
memberinstitutionsastheytravelamongthecolleges.
CampusPoliceDepartments
AmherstCollegeCampusPolice|413‐542‐2291
HampshireCollegeCampusPolice|413‐559‐5424
MountHolyokeCollegeCampusPolice|413‐538‐2304
SmithCollegeCampusPolice|413‐585‐2490
UMASSCampusPolice|413‐545‐2121
MunicipalPoliceDepartments
AmherstPolice|413‐259‐3000
NorthamptonPolice|413‐587‐1100
SouthHadleyPolice|413‐538‐8231
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CleryActCrimes2012–2014
ThefollowingstatisticsonannualincidenceratesareprovidedyearlyandcomplywiththefederalCrimeAwarenessandCampusSecurityActof1990,the
HigherEducationAmendmentsof1992andasamended,andMassachusettsGeneralLaws(1996)Chapter6,Section168C.Thesestatistics,whichconformto
FBI Uniform Crime Reporting standards, vary pending outcomes of ongoing investigations. These statistics are compiled from all incidents reported to
Campus Police, as well as any third party reports forwarded by other campus officials, as well as any reported to police departments with concurrent
jurisdictionoveroncampusandnon‐campusCollegeproperty.TheyarecompiledbytheCampusPoliceDepartment.PleaseseeAppendixAfordefinitions.
Offense
CleryActCrimes
Manslaughter&Non‐Negligent
Manslaughter
NegligentManslaughter
SexOffenses,Forcible(1)
Rape
ForcibleFondling
SexOffenses,Non‐Forcible
Incest
StatutoryRape
Robbery
AggravatedAssault
Burglary
MotorVehicleTheft
Arson
DomesticViolence
DatingViolence
Stalking
Location
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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0
0
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
8
7
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
U(2)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
7
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
‐‐
‐‐
‐‐
Arrest&ReferralStatistics
LiquorLawViolations
DrugLawViolations
WeaponsLawViolations
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
ResidentialFacilities
Non‐campus
PublicProperty
Arrests
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2014
Referrals
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
Arrests
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
Referrals
5
0
0
0
7
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
Arrests
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
Referrals
25
25
0
0
9
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
Notes:
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Residentialstatisticsareasubsetofthetotalincidentsreportedoncampus.
Non‐campuspropertyincludes:anycollege‐ownedpropertynotwithinthedirectjurisdictionofthecampusproper.ThisincludestheVillage
Commons,OrchardsGolfCourse,OutingClubCabin,andMaryLyon’sBirthplaceinBucklandMA.
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PublicPropertyistheareaimmediatelysurroundingthecampus,includingthesidewalkonthecampusside,theroad,andthesidewalkon
thenon‐campussideoftheroad.
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DomesticViolence,DatingViolence,andStalkingwereaddedtorequiredstatisticsin2013.
(1) Priorto2014,sexoffenseswereclassifiedasforcibleornon‐forcible.In2014,sub‐classificationswereadded.
(2) NumberofcrimesdeterminedtobeUnfoundedfortheyear,uponinvestigationbylawenforcement.
FederalLawBiasIncidents Collegesarerequiredtoreportanycrimesinthecategoriesabovethatincludedanybiastowardthevictim’srace,gender,genderidentity,
religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability, as well as for the following additional crimes if they have a bias
component:larceny(theft),simpleassault,intimidation,vandalismandothercrimesinvolvingbodilyinjury.
Year
Number&Location
CategoryofBias
2014
2013(1)
2011
OnCampus
2
InaResidence
1
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
0
1
OnCampus
InaResidence
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
OnCampus
InaResidence
Non‐Campus
PublicProperty
Onevandalismincidentwasreportedtohaveanapparentbiasagainst
religion,ethnicity,andnationalorigin(anti‐Muslimgraffiti)
One intimidation incident was reported to have an apparent bias
against race (anti‐Caucasian), sexual orientation (anti‐heterosexual),
andgenderidentity(anti‐female/non‐trans)
One intimidation incident was reported to have an apparent bias
against race (anti‐Caucasian), sexual orientation (anti‐heterosexual),
andgenderidentity(anti‐female/non‐trans)
n/a
Onevandalismincidentwasreportedtohaveanapparentbiasagainst
race(anti‐African‐American).
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
(1) In2013,oneincidentnotmeetingtheClery‐definedcrimeswasreportedinvolvinganti‐Semiticmessages.
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CampusEmergencies
EmergencyResponse
AnyemergencyshouldbepromptlyreportedtoCampusPolicebydialing1‐911fromacampusphone,orbycellphonedialing(413)538‐
2304.AlertCampusPoliceonthenatureandlocationoftheemergencyandfollowinstructionsprovided.
Shouldacampusemergencyexist,CampusPolicewillactivatetheEmergencyResponseTeam.Thecollegehasacomprehensiveemergency
responseplanthatisactivatedanytimeanemergencyoccursthatwillrequireemergencyresponseteamoversighttoprovideguidancefor
theCollege’sresponse.
TheCollege’sEmergencyResponseTeamassuresappropriateresponsetoanycampusemergencyandismadeupofmembersofCampus
Police, Facilities Management, Student Services, and othervitaldepartmentsandmeetsregularlytoplancampusemergencyresponse,to
conducttable‐topandlivedrillstoprepareforavarietyofcampusemergencies,assessadevaluateemergencyplansandcapabilities,andto
debrief after any campus emergency. The Emergency Response Team also works with town police, fire and ambulance personnel to
coordinateresponseeffortsandtoconductjointdrills.
BuildingEvacuation
Every personin a building where the fire alarm is sounding or when directed to do so by emergency officials, regardless of known or
suspected cause, is required to evacuate immediately, including employees, students, visitors, and contractors. Persons evacuating must
leaveviatheclosestexit.Anyequipmentthatcouldcauseafireshouldbeturnedoffbeforeexitingifitcanbedonequicklyandsafely.Exits
arepostedthroughouteachbuilding.
Elevators:Elevatorscannotbeusedbyanypersonasameansofemergencyevacuation.Elevatorsinmostbuildingsarepre‐settoreturn
automaticallytothebottomfloor.Useofanelevatorcanresultinopeningonthefirefloor,exposuretolife‐threateninglevelsoffireorgases,
andbeingtrappedinamalfunctioningelevator.
EvacuationfortheMobilityandVisuallyImpaired:Personswithmobilityimpairmentmaybeallowedto"defendinplace"andnotbe
requiredtoevacuateiftheyare:(1)locatedaboveorbelowthelevelofbuildingexit,and(2)physicallycannotexitwithoutassistance.
DefinitionofMobilityImpaired:Personswhouseawheelchair,crutches,canes,walkers,etc.Personswhoareabletowalkshouldexit
if possible, but need to decide if they can safely descend the stairs. Those with emphysema, asthma, heart disease, and arthritis,
dependingonthesituation,mayalsofollowtheguidelinesfordefendinginplace.
VisuallyImpaired:Personswhoarevisuallyimpairedshould,withtheassistanceofothers,evacuatethebuildingusingthestairs,if
theyarefamiliarwiththeirimmediatesurroundingsandfrequentlytraveledroutes.Ifvisuallyimpairedpersonsareunfamiliarwiththe
emergencyevacuationrouteandassistanceisnotavailable,theyshoulddefendinplace.Toassistvisuallyimpairedpersons:
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Announcethetypeofemergency.
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Offeryourarmforguidance.
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Tellthepersonwhereyouaregoing,obstaclesyouencounter.
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Whenyoureachsafety,askiffurtherhelpisneeded.
HearingImpaired:Toalertpeoplewithhearinglimitations:
 Turnlightson/offtogaintheperson'sattention,or
 Indicatedirectionswithgestures,or
 Writeanotewithevacuationdirections.
PersonswithDisabilities
Students with health concerns that may make it difficult to exit a building in an emergency should workwiththeAccessAbilityServices
Officetodevelopaplantoensuresafeegressinthecaseoffireorotheremergencyforcingtheevacuationofacampusbuilding.
Assembly:Onceoutsidethebuilding,alloccupantsshouldproceedtothedesignatedassemblyareasforarollcall.
 Each organization is responsible for determining the assembly areas for all buildings that their participants and staff may be using,
especiallythehousingareas.
 Theseareasshouldbeatleast25feetawayfromthebuildingandshouldleaveaccessforemergencypersonneltoenterthebuilding.
 Thebuildingliaisonand/orfaculty/instructorwilltaketherollcallandreportbacktotheemergencycoordinator.
 Therollcallisanimportantfunctionastownemergencypersonnelrespondingtotheincidentneedtodetermineifanyoneismissing
andmaybeinthebuilding.
 If students or employees are missing, do not re‐enter the building! Notify emergency response personnel and/or the emergency
coordinatorandinformthemofthemissingperson'snameandlastknownlocation.
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 Re‐entryintotheareawillbemadeonlyafterclearanceisgivenbytheemergencycoordinatorortheirdesignee.
Campus‐WideEvacuation
1.
EvacuationofallorpartofthecampuswillbeannouncedbytheCampusPoliceDepartmentorotherappropriateagency(localauthorities,
Deans,etc.,dependingonthecircumstances).
Allpersons(studentsandstaffandtheirvisitors)aretovacateimmediatelytheareaofcampusinquestionandrelocatetoanotherpartofthe
campusgroundsoroffcampusasdirected.
2.
ThecollegeincollaborationwiththeothercampusesintheFiveCollege,Inc.hasagreementsandplansofmutualaidforrelocationof
residentsshouldshelterbeneededoffcampus.
3.
EmergencyInformationandDrills
Emergency Procedures are posted in each building and are provided to new employees at orientation. All Mount Holyoke College
residentialbuildingshavetwoevacuationdrillseachsemester.Academicbuildingshavedrillsgenerallyonceperyear.
SafetyAlerts(“TimelyWarnings”)andtheEmergencyNotificationSystem
TheMountHolyokeCollegeEmergencyNotificationSystemallowstheCollegetocontactthecommunityintheeventofanemergencyby
sendingmessagesvia:
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Textmessagetoregisteredcellphonesormobiledevices
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E‐mailtoMountHolyokeaddresses
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Voicemessagetoregisteredcellphones
CampusPolicealertsaredistributedwhenincidentsaredeterminedtobeathreattothecommunity(examplesinclude,butarenotlimited
to,violentincidentsinwhichtheperpetratorhasnotbeenapprehended(weaponsincidents,sexualassaults,murder,aggravatedassault,
etc.),aswellasconditionsthatposeathreattothecommunity(gasleaks,imminentdangeroushurricanes,tornadowarnings,etc.)TheChief
of Campus Police or his/her designee is responsible for determining if and when threats to the community exist using the following
procedure.
ItisMountHolyokeCollege’spolicytoprovidetimelyandaccurateinformationtothecommunityintheeventofanincidentthatputsthe
communityatrisk.Thecollegewilluseofthebestcommunicationmethod(s)bebasedontheseverityoftheemergencyanddetermination
ofthecontinuingrisktothecommunity.
Aspartofthissystem,theCollegeannuallypublicizestoitsstudentsandemployeesemergencyresponseandevacuationprocedures.
Procedures
1. Campus Police is alerted to any emergency on campus; officers then respond to assess, evaluate and contain the emergency.
Officersthenconfirmnatureandseverityoftheemergency.
2. On‐dutyofficersnotifycommandstaffondutyoroncall.Thecommandstaffmemberondutyoroncalldeterminesthealertlevel
required (see below for alert levels). Should the emergency pose a danger to the community, that command staff member will,
withoutdelay,initiatethecollege’semergencynotificationsystem,accordingtotheEmergencyAlertLevelsdefinedbelow.
3. This decision process also includes which level of alert is required, as well as which contingencies require the most urgent
notification.Forexample,afireinasingleresidencehallwouldcausealertsandcommunicationsmostdirectlywiththeresidents
ofthathall.Thecollegehastemplatesforcontentforthemostcommonemergencies;CampusPolicesupervisors,inconsultation
withotheradministratorswhenthereistimeanditisappropriate,willdeterminethemosteffectivecontenttodistribute.
4. Alertswillbeissuedinsuchawayastokeepthenamesofanyvictimsconfidential.
EmergencyAlertLevels
Theappropriatealertlevelwouldbeactivateduponconfirmationofanemergencyorcrimeoccurringoncampus.
Level1Notification–usingthemassnotificationsystem.Emergenciesinthislevelincludecredible,immediatethreatstothecommunity
wherethereisaneedtoaffectcommunitybehavior.
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Activatedimmediatelyuponconfirmationofanemergencyposinganimmediatehealthorsafetydangertothecommunity.
Notification may only be delayed if, based on the professional judgment of responsible authorities such notification will
compromiseeffortstoassistvictimsortocontain,respondto,ormitigatetheemergency.Insuchcases,notificationwouldbemade
assoonastheemergencycanbecontained.
Level2Notification–usingcampus‐wideemail.Emergenciesinthislevelincludesituationsthatrequirecommunitynotificationbutno
immediatethreatexists.MaybeissuedbyCampusPolice,DeanofStudents,DirectorofHumanResources,orDirectorofResidentialLife.
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Activatedwithintwobusinessdaysofconfirmationofanoccurrence,orseriesofoccurrences,thatrequirecommunitynotification
tochangebehaviorsorallowcommunitymemberstoprotectthemselvesfromsimilaroccurrences.
May be issued not only for single incidents in which community notification is required, but also for lesser incidents whose
frequencycausestheneedforanotification.Examplesaseriesofbicycletheftsorcarbreaks.
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Noticeisgiventothecampuscommunityusingtheemergencynotificationsystemore‐mail.Typically,alertsincludethedate,time,
generallocation,andnatureoftheincident,aswellasrecommendedprecautionarymeasuresthatshouldbeobservedoractionto
betakenbymembersoftheCollegecommunity.
o Alerts may also be posted online orinotherlocationsdependingonthecircumstancesofthealertandavailabilityofother
methodstoshareinformationwiththecommunity.
Level3Notification–usingtheCampusPolicelogwhichisavailableontheCampusPolicewebsiteat.Incidentsatthislevelincludemore
routineincidents.
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Updateddaily,within2businessdaysofanincidentoccurringorofachangeincasestatus.
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ThislogincludesallincidentsandfiresreportedtoCampusPolice.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Campus Police Department by phone
(x2304fromoncampus;(413)538‐2304fromoff‐campusoracellphone)orinpersonintheCampusPoliceBuildingat1EverettRoad.
AbouttheEmergencyMassNotificationSystem
Whenanemergencyoccursthatrequirescommunityattentionoraction,thesystemwillbeactivatedandyouwillbenotifiedbyphone,text
message(ifyouhaveprovidedavalidcellphonenumber)ande‐mail.
TestingoftheEmergencyMassNotificationSystem
Thenotificationsystemwillbetestedatleastonceayear.Testsmaybeannouncedorunannounced.CampusPolicemaintainsarecordofall
testsconductedincludingdate,time,descriptionofthetest,andwhetheritwasannouncedorunannounced.Residencehallevacuationdrills
aredocumentedbyResidentialLife.Additionaltestingmaybeconductedaspartofdrillsandexercises,orasnecessary.Moreinformation
about Mount Holyoke’s Emergency Notification System can be found online at: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice. Additionally,
thecollegeEmergencyResponseTeamconductstabletopemergencyresponsedrillsregularly.
EmergencyContactInformation
Emergency contact information is collected from each student and employee. Students are directed to ISIS. Employees may update
informationwithHumanResources.Newemployeesareaskedtoprovidetheinformationatthetimeofhire.
DailyCrime&FireIncidentLogs(https://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice/logs)
DailylogsarepostedontheCampusPoliceWebsite.CampusPolicecrimelogsforthemostrecent60daysareavailableforpublicinspection
viathedepartment’swebsite.Olderlogswillbemadeavailablewithintwobusinessdaysofarequestforinspection.
 ThedailyCampusPolicelogsdetailincidentandarrestreports(includingnatureoftheincidents,incidentandreportingdates,times,
generallocations,anddispositions,ifknown)thatoccuroncampusorwithinthepatroljurisdictionoftheCampusPoliceDepartment
thatarereportedtoCampusPolice.
 Ininstanceswherethereleaseofinformationwouldresultinanadverseeffect—suchasjeopardizeanongoingcriminalinvestigationor
thesafetyofanindividual,affectanindividual’srighttoprivacy,causeasuspecttofleeorevadedetection,orresultinthedestructionof
evidence—informationwillnotbereleased.However,oncetheadverseeffectisnolongerlikelytooccur,informationwillbereleasedin
thedailylogconsistentwithexistingstateandfederallaws.
 Whenchangesinincidentcasestatusesareknown,thelogwillreflectsuchchangeswithintwobusinessdays.
AnnualSecurityReport
EveryyeartheCampusPoliceDepartmentisresponsibleforpreparingandpostingareportcontainingsecuritypoliciesandstatistics.
 Annually,allenrolledstudentsandcurrentemployeeswillreceiveanoticeoftheavailabilityoftheCollege’sannualsecurityreporton
thedepartment’swebsiteviaemail.
 Notices are also provided to prospective students and staff through the Human Resources and Admissions offices. This notice will
includetheexactwebsiteaddressoftheCollege’sCleryLaw‐compliantpublicationaswellasinformationthatadditionalcopiescanbe
requestedfromtheCampusPoliceDepartmentduringnormalbusinesshours.
 Hard copies of this notice are provided to employees in departments where employees do not typically use computers during their
workday.
AccesstoCampusBuildingsandGrounds
TheCollegehastherighttorestrictaccesstocampusgrounds,academicandadministrativebuildings,andcampushouses,whichareopen
tofaculty,staff,students,andinvitedguests.
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Buildinghoursaregenerallybusinessdaysduringclasshours,andunauthorizedindividualsmaybeaskedtoleave.
Campus Police has the authority to issue trespass notices to unauthorized people, which is usually done upon receipt of a
complaint,andtoarrestanyonereturningtocampusafterreceivingsuchanotice.
Most academic buildings are secured and closed between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am. Campus Police checks that only people with
authorizationareinbuildingsafterhours.
Manyacademicbuildingshavenonpublichoursformembersofthecommunity.
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Whenabuildinghasnonpublichours,theoutsidedoorsaresecuredandmembersofthecommunity(whohavebeenauthorized)
canusetheirkeytoenterthebuildinguntilclosingtime.
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VisitorsandothersmaybeaskedtoleaveCollegebuildingsduringnonpublichours.
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DuringCollegerecesses(lowoccupancyperiods,holidays,etc.),allbuildinghoursaresubjecttochange.
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Bothacademicandadministrativebuildingsaregenerallysecuredat6:00pmonweekdaysandclosedonweekendsandholidays
duringrecesses.Thecardaccessprivilegesarelimitedincampushousesthatareclosedduringrecesses.
Campusresidencehallsarealwayslocked;eachstudentisissuedakeytotheirroom.
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Campusresidencestudentroomdoorsandwindowsareprovidedwithlockingdevices.
Duringlow‐occupancyperiods,ResidentialLifedistributestostudentswhoremainoncampusinformationaboutsafetyprotocols
andspecificemergencyprocedures.
SecurityConsiderationsintheMaintenanceofFacilities
Security is very important in the maintenance of campus facilities. The College’s Department of Facilities Management processes repair
orders on a priority system that places safety and security items as most important. Trees are cut back from lights, outdoor lighting is
checked weekly, and shrubs are cut back from building entrances and paths on a regular basis. These items are also reviewed annually
duringthecampuslightingwalk.MembersofthecommunityareinvitedtojointheChiefoftheCampusPoliceDepartmentandDirectorof
FacilitiesManagementastheywalkthecampusreviewinglighting,blue‐lightphoneneeds,andothersecurityconsiderations.
AccesstoCampusPrograms
MountHolyokeCollegeisamemberoftheFiveCollegeConsortium(Amherst,Smith,andHampshireColleges,andtheUniversityofMassa‐
chusetts)thatsharessomefaculty,programs,andservices.StudentsfromtheFiveCollegesregularlyattendmemberinstitutionprograms,
classes,events,etc.Additionally,thecampuswelcomesvisitorsandgueststomanyprogramsandevents.
AccesstoCampusResidenceHalls
CollegeresidencehallsareforMountHolyokestudentsandtheirguests.Whiletherearenoformalidentificationpoliciesforguests,withthe
exceptionofresidencehallevents,individualsmaybeaskedforidentificationbyresidencehallstafforotherCollegeofficials.

GuestswhodonotidentifythemselvesandarenotincompliancewithCollegerulesorregulationsmaybeaskedtoleavecampus
orbetrespassed.

Residencehalldoorsarealwayslocked.Guestsuseaccessphonesoutsidethemaindoortocontacttheirhostswhowillthencome
tothedoortoallowaccess.
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Allguestsmustbeescortedbytheirhosts,exceptwhileontheflooroftheirhostsandmustbeescortedtootherfloorsinthehall
includingwhileatresidentialparties.
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Inthecaseofcoedbathrooms,guestsneedtorequestpermissiontoenter.
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Guestsmustabidebytheregulationsoftheresidencehallandthelargercampuscommunitywhiletheyareoncampus.

PeoplewhoarenotregisteredMountHolyokestudentsarewelcomeasshort‐termguestsofaregisteredstudentinaccordance
withthepolicyoftheresidencehall.
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Eachresidencehallwillbegiventheresponsibilitytodeveloppolicymodificationsperresidencehallfloororspontaneousevents
or special weekends as members of the community deem appropriate. Policy modifications must be consistent with current
communitystandards.
Additionally,theCollegehasguestroomsforrentthroughtheWillits‐HallowellCenter.Twoon‐campusguestsuitesarealsoavailablefor
visitingfaculty.ContacttheOfficeofResidentialLifeforinformationaboutthesespaces.
Off‐CampusStudentOrganizations
MountHolyokeCollegedoesnothaveanyrecognizedoff‐campusstudentorganizations(suchassocialsororities)orstudentorganizations
withoff‐campushousingfacilities.
CrimePreventionPrograms
The Campus Police Department is actively involved in student life on campus, providing security information, planning, and training for
largeeventssuchasorientation,springjam,andcommencement,aswellassportingeventsandvariousCollegeassemblies.
CampusPolicestaffworkwithcampusorganizationstoclarifyroles,relevantcampuspoliciesandstatelaws,andbehaviorexpectedfrom
participants.Inaddition,CampusPoliceOfficersareavailabletopresentcrimepreventionprogramsonsuchtopicsas

self‐defense,
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alcoholanddrugawareness,and
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sexualassault,domestic&datingviolence,andstalking
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ActiveThreatworkshops
Each year Campus Police and Student Services provide seminars on crime prevention; such programs are also offered to faculty/staff
departments as well. Normally, at least six programs are scheduled on campus; additional programs are provided in cooperation with
studentandemployeegroups.
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A common theme among crime prevention programming is that not only do students and employees have a responsibility for their own
personal security, but we are responsible for the safety of others. We encourage students and staff to call Campus Police if they are
concernedaboutsomethingthatthreatensthesecurityofthemselvesandothers.
The Department makes these programs available to employees, and also offers active threat training and security assessments for
departmentstoincreasesafetyawarenessandaidinimprovingsecurityprocedures.Suchprogramsareavailablethroughouttheyearatthe
convenienceoftherequestingdepartment.
TheDepartmentalsoparticipatesineventssuchasOrientationandAlcoholAwarenesseventswhenrequested.
Students’ResponsibilitiesundertheLaw
StudentshavethesamerightsandresponsibilitiesasothercitizensandareexpectedtofollowCollegepoliciesandapplicablefederal,state,
andlocallaws.
DrugsandAlcoholonCampus
MountHolyokeCollegefollowsthefederalDrug‐FreeSchoolsandCommunitiesActof1986,asamended,andtheDrug‐FreeWorkplaceAct
of 1988, as amended, and complies with all current laws regarding the sale, use, and possession of illegal narcotics and alcohol. Mount
Holyoke College policies attempt to provide a healthy environment by preventing the use of illegal drugs or abuse of alcohol within the
Collegecommunityandinresponsetothefederaldrug‐freelegislation.
Mount Holyoke College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances and
alcoholbyanymemberofthefaculty,staff,orstudentbodyonCollegepropertyoratanyCollege‐sponsoredfunction,whetheronoroffthe
campus,andrequiresthecooperationoftheentirecampuscommunityinitspursuittomaintainadrug‐freeenvironmentinallphasesof
campuslife.
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Any faculty, staff member, or student who violates this prohibition, or who does not cooperate with the College in its attempts to
maintainadrug‐freeenvironment,willfacedisciplinaryactionuptoandincludingexpulsionordismissalfromtheCollegeandmay
berequired,asaconditionofcontinuingthefaculty/staff/studentrelationshipwiththeCollege,toenrollatherorhisownexpensein
asubstanceabusecounselingandtreatmentprogram.
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Inaccordancewithfederallaw,ifyouwereconvictedofadrugoffenseinanycriminalproceedingwhileyouwerereceivingfederal
studentaid(suchasgrants,loans,orwork‐study),itmayaffectyoureligibilityforfinancialaid.

Refer to the Student Handbook for more information about the federal, state, local, and campus sanctions against illegal drug and
alcoholuseandabuse,possession,distributionanddispensationoffense.
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Inaddition,theDrug‐FreeWorkplaceActof1988requiresanyemployee(includingstudentsworkingundertheFederalWorkStudy
Program)directlyengagedinworkingatMountHolyokeCollegeunderprovisionsofafederalgrantoracontractwhoisconvicted
underacriminaldrugstatuteforconductintheworkplace(siteforperformanceofworkdoneinconnectionwithaparticularfederal
grantorcontract)mustreportthisconvictiontotheCollegenolaterthanfivedaysaftertheconviction.
o Onceinformedofsuchaconviction,theCollegeisrequiredbylawtonotifythefederalcontractororgrantorwithintendaysafter
anemployee’sconvictionorwithintendaysafterithasactualknowledgeofsuchconviction,whicheverisearlier.
Guidelinesforcommunityresponsibility,specificrulesandregulationsgoverningtheconsumptionofalcoholicbeveragesatCollegesocial
functions,sanctionsagainstinfractionsofthesocialhonorcodeorviolationsofCollegepoliciesbyanymemberoftheCollegecommunity,
anddescriptionsofcampusdrugandalcoholabuseprogramsareoutlinedintheHandbookofFacultyLegislationandRelatedInformation,
the Student Handbook, and the Staff Handbook. If questions arise related to any of these guidelines or policies, direct them to the
appropriateCollegedepartment.
Campus,Local,&StateSanctionsforDrugs&Alcohol
Local, state and federal laws make the illegal use ofdrugsand alcoholacriminaloffense.Convictioncanleadtoimprisonment,finesand
otherpenalties.Courtsdonotaltersentencessothatconvictedpersonsmayattendcollegeorcontinuetheirjobs.Afelonyconvictionmay
preventonefromcontinuingorenteringcertainprofessions.SouthHadleyhasordinancesforbiddingthepossessionofanopencontainerof
alcoholonanypublicstreetbyapersonofanyage.Anyonechoosingtoviolatesuchordinancesissubjecttoarrest.
Nopersonundertheageof21maypossessorusealcoholinMassachusetts.
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Massachusettslawprohibitsthesaleordeliveryofalcoholicbeveragestopersonsunderage21.Thepenaltyforviolatingthislawmaybea
fine of up to $2,000 or one year imprisonment, or both. Misrepresenting one’s age or falsifying an identification to obtain alcohol is
punishablebyfine.
Massachusettslawalsoprohibitsthepossessionofanopencontainerofalcoholinthepassengerareaofanymotorvehicle.
AmongthepenaltiesunderMassachusettslawforthefirstconvictionofdrivingundertheinfluenceofalcoholarea$5,000fine,aoneyear
revocationofdriver’slicense,uptotwoandahalfyearsinprisonandamandatoryalcoholeducationprogram.Fordriversbetween16and
21,anyalcohollevelgreaterthan.02(aboutonedrinkoronebeer)willresultinimmediaterevocationofthedriver’slicense.Forthoseover
21,themaximumbloodlevelis.08.
There are criminal penalties for the possession and/or distribution of controlled substances or drugs without valid authorization, with
penaltiesvaryingastothetypeofdrug.
Saleandpossessionofdrugparaphernaliaisillegal.UnderbothMassachusettsandfederallaw,penaltiesforpossession,manufacture,and
distribution are greater for subsequent conviction, and include mandatory prison terms, with the full minimum term being served.
Paraphernaliaisdefinedasitems“onereasonablyshouldknow,thatitwillbeusedtoplant,propagate,cultivate,grow,harvest,manufacture,
compound,convert,produce,process,prepare,test,analyze,pack,repack,store,contain,conceal,ingest,inhale,orotherwiseintroduceinto
thehumanbodyacontrolledsubstance.”
Itisillegaltobeinaplacewhereheroiniskeptandtobeinthecompanyofapersonknowntopossessheroin.
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The penalty for unlawful distribution of drugs is loss of benefits for five years after the first conviction and for a longer period after the
second.
Underfederallaw,penaltiesmaybedoubledwhenapersonatleast18yearsolddistributesdrugstopersonsunderage21within1,000feet
ofapublicorprivateelementaryorsecondaryschoolorapublicorprivatecollege.
Thesepenaltiesincludeamandatoryoneyearprisonterm.
Drugtraffickinginvolvestheillegalmanufacturing,supplying,transporting,storingand/ordistributionofdrugs;drugpossessioninvolves
havingdrugsforpersonalconsumptionwhilepossessionoflargequantitiesmaybedeemedanintenttodistributewhichissubjecttolarger
penalties.
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Personsconvictedofdrugpossessionunderstateorfederallawsareineligibleforfederalstudentgrantsandloansforuptooneyearafter
thefirstconvictionanduptofiveyearsafterthesecond.
PossessionofMarijuana
While possession of an ounce or less of marijuana was changed to a civiloffenseinMassachusetts(i.e.,carryingafine),itisstillagainst
Federallawtopossessmarijuanaoncollegecampuses.Possessionofmarijuana‐relatedparaphernaliaalsoremainsillegalunderstateand
federallaw.Studentsinpossessionofmarijuanaorparaphernaliaface,minimally,referraltotheDeans.
Medical Marijuana: Marijuana: Students with prescriptions for medical marijuana should contact the Office of Disability Services to
registeranddevelopareasonableaccommodationplaninvolvingoff‐campususe.
DrugandAlcoholTreatmentPrograms
Counseling Services, the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project, and the College’s Health Center are available to assist students with
substance‐related problems. Employees may utilize the services of the Employee Assistance Program which can provide referrals to
appropriateresources.
ADAPoffersthefollowingresources,programs,andservices,amongothers:
BriefScreeningsandInterventions
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SelfAssessmentTools
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ProgramsforNewStudents
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Programsforstudents,faculty,andstaffhighlightingthedangersofalcoholanddruguse,drivingwhileundertheinfluence,etc.
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Educationattheemployeebenefitsfair
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Alcohol&DrugAwarenessProgram|x2616
CounselingServices|x2037
HealthServices|x2121
EmployeeAssistanceProgram(EAP)|800‐828‐6025
AlcoholicsAnonymous|413‐532‐2111
Al‐AnonandAla‐Teen|413‐253‐5261
NarcoticsAnonymous|866‐624‐3578
NationalAlcoholandDrugAbuse24‐HourHelpline|800‐252‐6465
CocaineAbuse24‐HourHotline|800‐222‐0828
Foremergenciesoncampus,callCampusPoliceatx1‐911orviacellphoneat(413)538‐2304.
FirearmsandOtherWeapons
InaccordancewithMassachusettsGeneralLawChapter269Section10J,weaponsareprohibitedonthegroundsoftheCollegewiththe
exceptionoflawenforcementofficersdulyauthorizedtocarrysuchweapons.
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No person shall be permitted to carry firearms or otherweapons, concealed or not concealed, with or without a
concealedweaponpermit,whileonpropertiesownedorcontrolledbytheCollege.
“Weapons”include,butarenotlimitedto,firearmsofanynatureordescription,includingshotguns,rifles,pistols,andrevolvers,paintball
guns,or BB/pellet guns; firearm replicas; ammunition; martial arts‐typeweapons; explosives (including fireworks); bows, crossbows,
arrows;slingshots;switchbladeknives,double‐edgedknives,hunting(pocket‐style)kniveswithabladelengthofthreeinchesorgreater;
swords;pointedmetaldarts;pepperspray;oranyotherdestructivedeviceorinstrumentthatmaybeusedtodobodilyinjuryordamageto
property.Inaddition,itemsthatmaybeusedasweapons,whetherornottheyfitthedefinitionabove,willbesubjecttoseizure.
Because theseweaponsmay pose a clear risk to persons and property on the campus, violation of the regulations may result in
administrativeactionfromthecollegeand/orprosecutionundertheappropriatestateorfederallaws.
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PersonalSafety
Makeitahabittobecautiousaroundcampus,inbuildings,andintransit.CampusPolicehopesyouwillmakethefollowingstepspartof
yourdailyroutine.
Aroundcampus
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Walksafely.Don’twalkaloneatnight,especiallyindark,vacantareas.Avoidshortcuts.Ifyoumustwalkalone,proceeddirectlytoyour
destinationonwell‐litpaths.Lookalert;beawareofyoursurroundings.Leavebuildingsonthehourorthehalf‐hour,whenmostpeopleare
walking.Askafriendtowalkwithyou.
Helpotherswalksafely.Teamupwithanotherpersonwalkingaloneatnight.
Usesafetyescorts.StudentsmayrequestasafetyescortafterdarkbycallingCampusPolice.Thisserviceisonlyavailableatnightandis
notavailableforgroups.CampusemergencyresponsealwayshasahigherprioritysoCampusPoliceadvisesthestudenttowaitinhis/her
carorinsidethebuildinguntiltheofficerentersthelot.Ifinavehicleinaparkinglot,keepyourlightsonandflashyourvehiclelightswhen
thecruiserentersthelot.CampusPoliceprovidesthisserviceonafirstcome,firstservedbasisasstaffingallows.
CampusPoliceadvisesstudentswhoareconcernedabouttheirwalkingsafetyoncampusatnighttowalkwithafriend,lettheirroommate
know that they are leaving a building and will be arriving in a specific time frame, or walk on the hour or half hour when there is more
campuspedestriantraffic.Asalways,CampusPoliceencouragesmembersofthecommunitytoreportsuspiciousbehaviorbycallingx2304
orx1‐911.(Dial413‐538‐2304fromacellphonewhenoncampus.)
Officersareonpatrol24hoursadayandwillrespondquicklytoemergencies.Campussafetyisapartnershipbetweenthecommunityand
thedepartment.WorkingtogetherwecankeepMountHolyokesafe.
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Don’tjogaloneinremoteareasduringtheday;neverjogaloneatnight.
Carryawhistleorotherdevicethatmakesnoise;keepitreadytouse.
Don’thitchhike.AskafriendforarideorusetheFiveCollegebus.
ReportsuspiciousbehaviororactivitytoCampusPolice.
Don’tsunbatheinremoteareas.
Carryyourcellphone.Pre‐programtheCampusPolicephonenumber(413‐538‐2304).
Watch for strangers around your car before entering your vehicle. Look around the vehicle from the ground up and front to back. Use
cautionwhenyourvehicleisparkednexttoothercarsorvans.Lookinsideyourcarbeforegettingin.
Whiledriving,keepdoorslockedandwindowsup.Donotpickuphitchhikers.
Ifanotherdriverharassesyou,blowyourhorncontinuouslytoattractattentionanddiscouragetheotherdriver.Drivetoapolicestationor
CampusPoliceifnecessary.
Parksafelyinalightedarea.CallCampusPoliceoruseablue‐lightphonetorequestasafetyescortfromthelottoyourresidencehall.
Wearyourseatbelt.Massachusettshasamandatoryseatbeltlaw;failuretouseyourseatbeltcouldresultinafineof$25.
Inanemergency
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Rehearseinyourmindhowyouwouldreactinanemergencysoyourresponsewillbeautomaticifsomethingshouldhappen.
Ifyouarefollowed...
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Remaincalm.
Crossthestreet.
Changedirection.
Walkinlightedareas.
Enteranopen,lightedbuilding.
Useablue‐lightphoneordial1‐911oncampus,911whenoffcampus.Cellphoneusersshoulddial413‐538‐2304.
GototheCampusPoliceofficeorthepolicestation.Ifyoudonotknowwhereapolicestationislocated,gotoabusyarea,firestation,or
hospital.Findaplacewhereyoucangethelp.
Aboveall,donotgohome(givingawayyouraddress).
Ifyouareattacked...
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Don’tbepassive;mostattackersexpectapassivevictim.
Doorsaywhateveryoucantothrowtheassailantoffguard—becreative.
Attractattention—scream,breakawindow.
Disarmtheattacker—bite,punch,kick.
Grindapen,keys,lightedcigarette,orknucklesintothetopoftheattacker’shand.
Dowhateveryoucantobreakthehold,thenrunandscream.
Useablue‐lightphoneordial1‐911oncampusfromacampusphone,or413‐538‐2304fromacellphone
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InBuildings
CRIMEPREVENTIONTIPS
Don’t
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Do
Leavevaluablesvisibleinaroom
Leave valuables unattended in an
unlockedarea,evenbriefly
Letstrangersintoabuilding
Prop open outside doors to any
building
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Lockyourdoor
KeepyourkeysandOneCardonyouatalltimes
IfyourOneCardisstolen,reportitimmediately
Participate in Operation Identification; we can help you engrave electronics
andvaluables.Callusformoreinformation
Reportstrangersinyourresidencehall
Keepwindowslocked,particularlyifyouareonagroundleveloryourwindow
openstoafireescape
Report burned‐out lights to Facilities Management (after hours to Campus
Police)
RegisteryourcarwithCampusPolice
Parkinwell‐litareas
Removekeysandlockdoors
Installanti‐theftdevices(locks,alarms)forignition,steeringwheel,andbrake
andclutchpedals.
Record serial numbers of mp3 players, cellular phones, GPS devices, satellite
radios, and other easily removable accessories. Engrave valuables with your
driver’slicensenumber.CallCampusPoliceforassistance.
ReportsuspiciousactivitytoCampusPolice,includingpeoplelookingintocars.
RegisteryourbicyclewithCampusPolice;affixtheissueddecaltoyourbike.
Unregisteredbicyclesareperiodicallyremovedfromcampus.
NotifyCampusPoliceimmediatelyifyourbicycleisstolen
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Bicycles
Automobiles
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Leavevaluablesvisibleinyourcar–
take them with you; if you cannot
take them with you, lock them in
yourtrunk
Leave GPS units OR their mounts in
yourcar
Leaveyourbicycleunlocked.
Use a hardened steel lock; lock the
entire bicycle to a bike rack,
includingquick‐releasewheels
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ActiveShooterProcedures RUN‐‐‐‐‐HIDE‐‐‐‐‐FIGHT
Quicklydeterminethemostreasonablewaytoprotectyourownsafety.Studentsandvisitorsarelikelytofollowtheleadoffacultyandstaff
duringanactiveshootersituation.Alwaysfleefirstandhidesecondwhenpossible.
1. Evacuate
a. Haveanescaperouteandplaninmind
b. Keepyourhandsinplainsight
2. Hideout
a. Hideinanareaoutoftheshooter’sview
b. Lockthedoors‐mostclassroomsandlecturehallscanbelocked.Allofficesandresidencehallroomscanbelocked.
c. Blockadedoors
3. Fightback
a. Asalastresortandonlywhenyourlifeisindanger
b. Attempttoincapacitatetheshooter
Calllawenforcementwhenyousafelymaydoso.
CampusPolice|413‐538‐2304fromacellphoneorX1‐911fromacampusphone
SouthHadleyPolice|413‐538‐8231or9‐1‐1fromacellphone
MassachusettsStatePolice|413‐584‐3000or9‐1‐1fromacellphone
Whattodowhenlawenforcementarrives:
• Remaincalmandfollowofficers’instructions
• Immediateraisehandsandspreadfingerswide
• Keephandsvisibleatalltimes
• Avoidmakingsuddenmovementstowardspoliceorgrabbingthem
• Donotstopofficerstoaskforassistanceordirectionsinevacuating;justproceedtotheareafromwhichofficersareentering
• Ifpossibleprovidelawenforcementwiththelocation,number,anddescriptionoftheshooters
MakeCampusPoliceaspeeddialfunctiononyourcellphone.
Secondscountinemergencies
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MissingPersonPolicies&Procedures ThefollowingpoliciesregardingMissingPersonsarebeingprovidedaccordingtorequirementsofthe2008AmmendmentstotheHigher
EducationOpportunityAct.
Anyperson(student,stafforfaculty)believedtobemissingfromthecampusunexpectedlyshallbeimmediatelyreportedtotheCampus
PoliceDepartment.
ItisthepolicyoftheMountHolyokeCollegethattheCampusPoliceDepartmentwillinvestigateanyreportofamissingpersonfiledwiththe
officethatisfiledbysomeonewithknowledgeofthatstudentbeingmissingorotherwisenotwheres/heisexpectedtobe.Thisreportmay
befiledbyaparent/guardianorotherfamilymemberoftheperson,byaroommate,astudentservicesorResidentialLifestaffmember
(includingstudentstaff),HealthServicesstaffmember,facultymember,employmentsupervisor,oranyoneelsewithinformationthat
indicatesthepersonismissing.CampusPolicewillconductaninitialinvestigationtodetermineifthepersonappearstobemissing,orhas
simplychangedherorhisroutineunexpectedly,andwhetherornotthereisreasontobelievethepersonisendangered.
Officerswillcheckstudent’sloginrecords,classschedules,interviewfellowstudentsandfaculty,anduseothermethodstodeterminethe
statusofamissingperson.Fromthisinitialinvestigation,thescopewillcontinuetoexpandtomakeattemptstodeterminethelocationof
thepersonreportedmissingtoassuretheyaresafe.
DesignationofMissingPersonContact:EachstudentatMountHolyokeCollegecanidentifyonISIS(https://isis.mtholyoke.edu),aperson
thattheCollegecancontactintheeventthatthestudentisreportedmissing.IMPORTANTIncludethefollowinginformation:theperson’s
nameaswellasanycontactmethods(cellphone,homephone,email,etc.)ThisinformationwillbecollectedviaISIS,thecollege’sstudent
informationsystem.
Thispersonwouldbecontactedwithin24hoursofamissingpersonreportbeingfiledwithCampusPolice.
Confidentiality:ThiscontactinformationisconfidentialandissharedonlywithCollegeadministratorswhowouldhaveresponsibility
formakingconnectionswithemergencycontactsintheeventofadeterminedemergency(suchasstudentservicesstaff,CampusPolice
staff,etc.)
ShouldCampusPolicenotbeabletolocateastudentreportedmissing,CampusPolicewouldthennotifyyourdesignated‘missingperson’
emergencycontactwithintwenty‐four(24)hoursofthereport.
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Intheeventthatnoseparateemergencycontactisidentified,aparentorguardianaslistedincollegerecordswillbecontacted.
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Studentsshouldbesurethatthiscontactknowshowtoreachthetheminthecaseofanemergency,andhaveageneralideaofthe
theirgeneraldailyroutineandanytravelplans.
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Thispersonshouldbesomeoneyoutrusttoaidofficersindeterminingyourwhereabouts,orverifyingthatfurtherinvestigation
and/orentryintonationalmissingpersondatabasesiswarranted.
CampusPolicewillalsonotifylocallawenforcementagencieswithinthis24hourwindow,startingwiththetownsharingjursidictionwith
thecollege,aswellasanyotheragencieswherethemissingstudentmaybe.
STUDENTSUNDERAGEOF18&NOTEMANCIPATED:TheCollegemustnotifyacustodialparentorguardiannolaterthan24hoursafter
thetimethestudentisdeterminedtobemissing,inadditiontonotifyinganymissingpersoncontactprovidedbythatstudent.
Foranysituationinwhichamissingpersonisbelievedtobeendangered,thisnotificationwillbemadeasearlyaspossiblewhileofficers
arecontinuingtoinvestigate.
STUDENTSUNDERAGEOF21:Suzanne’sLawrequiresthatstudenttobeenteredintothenationalmissingpersondatabaseassoonasit
isdeterminedthatstudentismissing.
Shouldastudentbedeterminedtobemissingforatleast24hours,CampusPolicewill:
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Againcontactthestudent’semergencycontactand/orparentorguardiantoupdatethemoninformationknownatthattime,
effortsmadetolocatetheperson,andtogetfurtherinformationthatmayleadtothelocationofthemissingperson.(Inthecaseof
astudentunder18,theparentorguardianmustbecontactedregardlessofwhoislistedasthestudent’semergencycontact.)
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NotifySouthHadleyPoliceaswellasanythepoliceinanyotherjurisdictionwherethemissingpersonmayhavegone.
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Whencircumstancesindicateitwouldbeuseful,theStatePolicecanactivateandAMBERAlert.
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FiresandFirePrevention
FirepreventionistheresponsibilityofallmembersoftheMountHolyokeCollegecommunity.Collegeresidencehallsareparticularly
susceptibletofires,andstudentsresidinginthehallsmustcarefullyadheretofiresafetyregulations.
StudentFireSafetyEducationProgram
MountHolyokeCollege’sfiresafetyeducationprogramismulti‐faceted.Initialtrainingonthecollege’sfiresafetyprogramisprovidedatthe
first hall meeting each year. Additional information and reminders on fire safety zones and evacuation procedures is provided to all
studentspriortothestartoffiredrillsfortheyear.Studentfiresafetyreps(coordinatorsoffiresafetyforeachhall)andresidencehallstaff
receiveadditionaltraining.Thecollegeprovidesadditionalfiresafetyeducationtostudentswhoviolatecampusfiresafetypolicies.
ExtensivefiresafetyinformationisalsoavailableontheResidentialLifewebpageat:https://www.mtholyoke.edu/reslife.
FireEvacuationPolicy
Every personin the building, including staff, faculty, students, visitors, and contractors where the fire alarm is sounding, regardless of
known or suspected cause, is required to evacuate immediately. Persons evacuating must leave via the closest exit. Any equipment that
couldcauseafireshouldbeturnedoffbeforeexitingifitcanbedonequicklyandsafely.Alloccupantswillassembleatasafedistancefrom
thebuildingandawaitfurtherinstructionsfromfireand/orCampusPolicepersonnel.Nooccupantwillre‐enterabuildinguntilclearanceis
givenbyfireand/orCampusPolicepersonnel.
CollegePolicyonReportingofFires:Firealarmsforcollege‐ownedbuildingsringdirectlytoCentralDispatch.However,anymemberof
thecommunitywhobecomesawareofanyactiveorpastfiremustnotifyCampusPoliceimmediately.
Seedesignatedresidentialevacuationlocationsat:https://www.mtholyoke.edu/reslife/evacuation_locations
FireSafetyPolicies
Ofallthesafetyconcernsoncampus,firesafetyiswherethestudent'sactionorinactioncanhavethegreatestimpactonotherstudentsand
thecommunity.
Candles,Incense,andOpenFlames
Themostfrequentcausesofresidencehallfiresonourcampushavebeencandlesandincense.Candles,oillamps,incense,alcohollamps,
andopenflameburnersareprohibited.Thepolicyalsoprohibitslisteditemsfordecorativepurposes.
Corridors
State fire regulations require that all paths of exit, including corridors and stairwells, be kept free of obstructions. Bicycles, boots, shoes,
boxes,trash,suitcases,clothes,beds,andfurnitureshouldneverbeleftincorridorsorstairwells.Anyitemleftinthecorridorsorstairwells
will be confiscated and may be thrown away. Students are financial responsible for any missing room furniture, including furniture
confiscatedfromcorridors.
ElectricalEquipmentandAppliances
AllcollegeelectricalequipmentissubjecttoinspectionthroughouttheyearbytheCollegeelectricianaspartofMountHolyoke'scontinuing
fire safety program. For example, before an electrician will reset a breaker or replace a fuse, they must first determine the cause of the
electricoverloadandthereforemustcheckallroomsontheinvolvedcircuitforproblems.
ExtensionCords
Extensioncordsmaybeused,buttheymustbeUL‐approved,includingmulti‐outletcordswithindependentfuseprotection.Extensioncords
shouldnotberununderrugs,intravelways,orunderfurniture.Donottackextensioncordstobaseboardsorotherareasoftheroom.
ProhibitedItems
Thestorageanduseofthefollowingelectricalappliancesinstudentroomsareprohibited.
 openheatingcoils
 refrigeratorsmeasuringover2.5cubicfeet
 outsideradioandtelevisionantennas
 spaceheaters
 heatgeneratinghumidifiersorvaporizers
 toasters
 toasterovens
 electricgrills/griddles
 electricblankets
 halogenlightsofalltypes
While most appliances are prohibited, there are a few exceptions, such as coffeepots, hot pots, and popcorn makers. Due to the limited
capacity of the electric circuits, students are encouraged to confine electrical use to radios, stereos, tape players, television sets, clocks,
razors,hairdryers,andcomputers.Appliancesnotinusemustbeturnedoffand/ordisconnected.
FireExtinguishers
Fireextinguishersarelocatedonthemainfloorofeachresidencehall.Extinguishersshouldbeusedfortheirintendedpurposeonlyand
should not be removed from their assigned location. Extinguishers should be used only after the alarm has been pulled and the fire
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departmenthasbeennotified.Onlythenshouldyoutrytocontrolasmallfire,ifyoucandososafely.Reportfiresofanysizebydialing1‐911
fromacampusphone,or413‐538‐2304fromacellphone.
FireDoors
Keepfireandsmokedoorsclosed.Thesedoorspreventthespreadofsmokeandfire,savinglivesandminimizingdamagetothebuildingand
personalproperty.
FireSafetyInspections
In order to keep the residence hall free of fire hazards, fire safety inspections are performed four times a year: at the beginning of each
semester,inNovember,andoverthesummer.TheHallCommitteewillfollowuponanyfiresafetyviolationsthatarediscoveredduring
theseinspections.
FlyersandotherPostings
Flyersandotherwallpostingsmakethespreadoffiremuchquickerandeasier.Toincreasethesafetywithintheresidencehalls,weask
studentstopostflyersandannouncementsindesignatedareasonly.Thisistypicallythecorkboardontheroomdoorandacommunity
eventsboardonthemainflooroftheresidencehalllobby.Flyersplacesonwalls,glassoffiredoors,oronentrywayswillberemoved.
GasolineandotherCombustibles
Any item with agasolineengineisprohibitedinresidentialbuildings.Gasbarbequegrills,charcoal,andlighterfluidsare alsoprohibited
items.Grillingonthecampusgroundsisprohibited.(Studentsorgroupswishingtohostabarbequeshouldcontactthecateringservicesvia
WillitsHallowellConferenceCenter.)
RoomFurnishings
Statelawprohibitstheuseofupholsteredfurnitureinstudentrooms.Futonsshouldbefire‐resistant.Waterbeds,lofts,andhangingchairs
areprohibitedinresidencehallrooms.Decorationsmaynotbehungfromtheceilingorsprinklerpipes.
ApprovedDecorations
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Alldecorationsthroughoutthebuildingmustbeflame‐resistant.
OnlyfireproofartificialtreesmaybeusedinCollegebuildings.Massachusettslawprohibitsnaturaltreesandothernaturaldecorations.
Ifaholidaytreeissetupinaresidencehall,decorationsmustbemadeofflameprooforfireproofglassormetal.Itemsmustbelabeledas
fireproof,notassumedtobefireproof.OnlyUL‐approvedlightingsetsmaybeusedtodecorateatree.
Balloons(filledwithnonflammablegas)
Aluminumfoilandothermetaldecorations
Postersmadeofheavycardboardorpaperthathasbeentreatedwithflame‐resistantsolution(Checklabelforthisinformation.)
Windowdecorationsmustbelimitedtotheglassarea.Onlywatercolorpaintsmaybeused.Thesteelorwoodenframesofthewindows
arenottobepaintedortapedwithanykindoftape.Windowsmustbecleanedattheendoftheeventorholidayseason.
ProhibitedDecorations
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Nodecorationsofanykindareallowedincorridors,stairwells,oranymeansofexit.Doors(exceptforbulletinboardsondoorsmaynotbe
decoratedwithcards,ribbons,wrappingpaper,ornaturalwreaths.
Nofiresaretobelightedinthefireplacewhenthemantelisdecorated.Fireplacemanteldecorationsshouldbekepttoaminimum.
Cornstalks,hay,straw,andexcelsiorareprohibited.
Cutorlivetrees,wreaths,andspraysmaynotbeusedinthebuilding.Theymaybeusedontheoutsideofexteriordoors.
Itemsthatmaydamagetheinteriorpaintorwallpaperofanybuildingareprohibited.
Paperlanternsareprohibited.
Plasticfilmandcoveringsareprohibited.
Itemsprohibitedintheresidencehallsinclude,butarenotlimitedto:
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Candles,incense,openflames
openheatingcoils
Household‐sizeandapartment‐sizerefrigeratorsmeasuringover16"x19"x18"
Outsideradioandtelevisionantennas
Spaceheaters
Heatgeneratinghumidifiersorvaporizers
Toasters
Toasterovens
Upholsteredfurnitureunlesstreatedwithafire‐retardantchemicalandislabeledassuch
Allresidencehallsarecompletelysmoke‐freespaces.Nosmokingshouldtakeplaceinanyspaceinthesebuildings.Thisincludes,
butisnotlimitedto,studentrooms,loungespaces,bathrooms,porches,andbalconies.Failuretocomplywiththispolicywillresult
inCollegedisciplinaryactionandmayleadtoalossofhousingprivileges.PleaseseetheHousingContractformoreinformation.
Formoreinformation,seetheFireSafetyPoliciesintheResidentialLifewebsiteat:
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/reslife/fire_policy.
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CommunityFireSafetyResponsibilities
Allmembersofthecommunityarerequiredto:
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Participate in all fire drills and promptly leave a building when the fire alarm sounds. Follow any instructions of Campus Police or fire
officialsduringadrilloranactualalarm.
Report any condition that creates a fire hazard (trash in the corridors or stairwlls, missing fie extinguishers, blocked floor exits or
stairwells,etc.)toCampusPolice.
ReportanyactiveorpastfirestoCampusPoliceimmediately.
Know where the fire extinguishers are located. Learn how to operate them. If you need training, contact the Facilities Management
Department.
Knowthelocationofthefirealarmsandhowtoactivatethem.
Know where the nearest exits are and be prepared to use an alternative exit, if necessary. Plan how you would escape through each of
theseexitsincaseofafire.
Knowthelocationofthefirestairwells.
Neveruseanelevatortoevacuateabuilding.
Ifyoubecometrapped,dial1‐911fromacampusphoneor(413)538‐2304fromacellphoneandalertthedispatchertoyourlocation.
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WhatshouldIdoifIdiscoverafire?
Anypersonwhodiscoversafire,smoke,oranunusualamountofheatshoulddothefollowing:
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Pullthenearestfirealarm.
Exitthebuildingimmediately;notifythoseintheimmediateareaofthedanger.
Assistinremovinganypersonneedingassistancefromtheimmediateareaandtothestairwellstowaitforfiredepartmentpersonnel(or
totheoutsideifthatcanbedonesafely).However,neverplaceyourselfindanger.
Assembleoutsideyourbuildingatthepredeterminedlocation.
FollowtheinstructionsgivenbytheCampusPoliceOfficersandtheSouthHadleyFireDepartmentpersonnel.
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CampusFireStatistics
EvacuationDrillStatistics
Evacuations drills are conducted three times per year in residential buildings and periodically in other buildings. The purpose of these
evacuationdrillsistopreparebuildingoccupantsforanorganizedevacuationincaseofafireorotheremergency.Evacuationdrillsareused
asawaytoeducateandtrainoccupantsonfire‐safetyissuesspecifictotheirbuilding.
2014
2013
2012
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ResidenceHallEvacuationDrillsConducted
ResidentialFiresbyLocation2012‐2014
Date
Time
Location
Cause
2014
Noresidentialfiresreported
02/22/2013
05:29am
NorthRockefellerHall
Accidental
#of
#of
ValueofProperty
Fatalities
Injuries
Damage
0
0
Under$100
2012Noresidentialfiresreported
CampusFireLogs
A log of all fires and fire alarms in which there was a physical cause (i.e., smoke, heat, etc., rather than a faulty detector or system
malfunction) are listed in the Campus Police online Daily Crime & Fire Logs within two business days of occurrence. Visit the Campus
Police website at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice for more information. When changes in the cause, or information about a
campusfirebecomeknowntoCampusPolice,updateswillbemadetothelogwithintwobusinessdaysofthestatuschange.
StudentResidenceHallFireSafetyandSprinklerSystems
Therearenoimmediateplansforsystemupgradestothefollowingsystems;howeversystemsareconstantlybeingreviewed.
MountHolyokeCollegeResidentialFireSystems
(Initiatingpointsincludessmokedetectorsineveryresidencehallroomaswellasstrategiclocationsinhallways)
Building
Centrally
Monitored
orLocal
CODetectors
SprinklerTypes
1837Hall
Central
Yes
n/a
AbbeyHall
Central
Yes
n/a
BrighamHall
Central
Yes
Drysystementirebldg
BucklandHall
Central
Yes
n/a
DickinsonHall
Central
Yes
n/a
HamHall
Central
Yes
Kitchensuppressionsystemonly
MacGregorHall
Central
Yes
n/a
Mandelles,N&S
Central
Yes
n/a
MeadHall
Central
Yes
Wetanddrysystemsmixedthroughoutbldg
CreightonHall
Central
Yes
Wetsystementirebldg
PearsonsAnnex
Central
Yes
Drysystementirebldg
PearsonsHall
Central
Yes
Drysystemmainbuilding;wetsystemkitchenarea
PorterHall
Central
Yes
Wetsystemmostofbuilding;dryinattic
ProspectHall
Central
Yes
Kitchensuppressionsystemonly
RockefellerHall,N&S
Central
Yes
Kitchensuppressionsystemonly
SaffordHall
Central
Yes
Wetsystemmainbuilding;wetsystemkitchenarea
TorreyHall
Central
Yes
Kitchensuppressionsystemonly
WilderHall
Central
Yes
Drysystemmainbldg;wetsystemkitchen.Separatekitchenhood
system
Non‐ResidenceHallStudentApartments(studenthousingfacilitieshold8orfewerstudents)
17MorganStreet*
LocalAlarm
Yes
n/a
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3ParkStreet*
LocalAlarm
Yes
n/a
24SilverStreet*
LocalAlarm
Yes
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Emergency“Blue‐Light”Phones Mount Holyoke College has 42 blue‐light phones. Their use is not restricted to emergencies; use them to report incidents or suspicious
people,ortoaskforassistanceoranescort.Simplyliftthereceiverorpushtheredbuttonofanyblue‐lightphone(exceptatthecanoehouse
whereyouneedtodialx2304).ThephonewillsignalCampusPoliceautomaticallyanddirectsomeonetoyou.
•
Gorseparkinglot,southeast

ArtBuilding,south
•
Gorseparkinglot,southwest

BettyShabazzCulturalCenter,south
•
Greenhouse,north

CanoeHouse,south
•
79‐83CollegeStreet,west

Ciruti,south
•
Ham/MacGregorparkinglot,north

Ciruti,west
•
Ham/MacGregorparkinglot,south
•
Kendallparkinglot,north

Clapp,west
•
Kendallparkinglot,south

CreightonHall,northeast
•
Mandellesfootbridge,east

CreightonHall,northwest
•
Mandellesfootbridge,west

CreightonHall,southeast
•
MaryLyonGate,east

CreightonHall,southwest
•
MaryLyonparkinglot,north

Dickinson,north
•
MaryWoolley,east
•
MaryWoolley,west

1837/Mandellesparkinglot
•
MaryLyon

1837,west
•
Newhallparkinglot,west

EquestrianCenterroadway
•
Observatory,east

EquestrianCenter,insidenorth
•
OttoKohlerBuilding(FacilitiesManagement),west

EquestrianCenter,insidesouth
•
Pratt,northeast
•
Prospect,pathbetweenProspectand1837Halls

EquestrianCenter,outsidewest
•
SkinnerGreen,northwest

Equestrian Center, north
•
Wilder,east
•
Gorseparkinglot,north
•
Gorseparkinglot,south
ImportantCampusPhoneNumbers
CampusPolice Fromacellphonedial(413)538‐2304
24hours/day
x2304 fromacampusphone
Emergencies: dial1‐911fromacampusphone
RESOURCE
PHONE
HealthServices(duringbusinesshours)
X2121
DeanofStudents(Mon‐Fri8:30am‐5:00pm)
X2550
TitleIXCoordinator(ReneDavis)
X2550
ResidentialLife(Mon‐Fri8:30am‐5:00pm)
X2088
CenterforWomen&Community
UMASS/Amherst24‐HourCrisisLine
545‐0800
AuxiliaryServices(includingCardAccess)
X3111
HelpfulWebsites
RESOURCE
WEBSITE
AuxiliaryServices
(OneCard,phones,mail)
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/auxservices
CampusPolice
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/campuspolice
DeanofStudents
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/deanofstudents
EnvironmentalHealth&Safety
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/ehs
HealthServices
ISIS
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health
https://isis.mtholyoke.edu
(maintainemergencycontactinfo,missingpersoncontactinfo)
ResidentialLife
(housingpolicies&resources)
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https://www.mtholyoke.edu/reslife
AppendixACleryActDefinitions
DefinitionsofCleryActCrimes
AggravatedAssault
Anunlawfulattackbyonepersonuponanotherforthepurposeofinflictingsevereoraggravatedbodilyinjury.Thistypeofassaultusually
isaccompaniedbytheuseofaweaponorbymeanslikelytoproducedeathorgreatbodilyharm.(Itisnotnecessarythatinjuryresult
fromanaggravatedassaultwhenagun,knife,orotherweaponisusedwhichcouldandprobablywouldresultinseriouspersonalinjuryif
thecrimeweresuccessfullycompleted.)
Arson
Anywillfulormaliciousburningorattempttoburn,withorwithoutintenttodefraud,adwellinghouse,publicbuilding,motorvehicleor
aircraft,personalpropertyofanother,etc.
Burglary
Theunlawfulentryofastructuretocommitafelonyoratheft.Forreportingpurposesthisdefinitionincludes:unlawfulentrywith
intenttocommitalarcenyorfelony;breakingandenteringwithintenttocommitalarceny;housebreaking;safecracking;andall
attemptstocommitanyoftheaforementioned.
Consent
Consent to engage in sexual activity must be knowing and voluntary; it must exist from the beginning to end of each instance of sexual
activity and exist for each form of sexual contact.Consentisdemonstratedthroughmutuallyunderstandablewordsand/oractionsthat
clearlyindicateawillingnesstoengagefreelyinsexualactivity.Consentisactive,notpassive.
Anysexualactthatoccurswithoutconsentmaybeconsideredaviolationofthissexualassaultand/orsexualmisconductpolicy.
DatingViolence(definitionfromthefederalViolenceAgainstWomenAct,amended2013;thereisnotaspecificcrimedefinedas
“datingviolence”inMassachusetts)
Violencecommittedbyapersonwhoisorhasbeeninasocialrelationshipofaromanticorintimatenaturewiththevictim.

Theexistenceofsucharelationshipshallbedeterminedbasedonthereportingparty’sstatementandwithconsiderationofthelengthofthe
relationship,thetypeofrelationship,andthefrequencyofinteractionbetweenthepersonsinvolvedintherelationship.

Forthepurposeofthisdefinition,datingviolence–
o Includes,butisnotlimitedto,sexualorphysicalabuseorthethreatofsuchabuse
o Doesnotincludeactscoveredunderthedefinitionofdomesticviolence
DomesticViolence
Theoccurrenceofoneormoreofthefollowingactsbetweenfamilyorhouseholdmembers:

Attemptingtocauseorcausingphysicalharm;

Placinganotherinfearofimminentseriousphysicalharm;

Causinganothertoengageinvoluntarilyinsexualrelationsbyforce,threatorduress.
“Familyorhouseholdmembers”,personswho:
 Areorweremarriedtooneanother;
 Areorwereresidingtogetherinthesamehousehold
 Areorwererelatedbybloodormarriage;
 Havingachildincommonregardlessofwhethertheyhaveevermarriedorlivedtogether;or
 Are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship, which shall be adjudged by district, probate or Boston municipal
courtsconsiderationofthefollowingfactors:
o
Thelength&typeoftherelationship;
o
Thefrequencyofinteractionbetweentheparties;and
o
Iftherelationshiphasbeenterminatedbyeitherperson,thelengthoftimeelapsedsincetheterminationoftherelationship.
ForcibleFondling
Thetouchingoftheprivatebodypartsofanotherpersonforthepurposeofsexualgratification,forciblyand/oragainstthatperson'swill;or,notforciblyor
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.
HateCrimes
Hate crimes must also be reported by category of prejudice based on the following: Race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation,
ethnicity, national origin, or disability. For the purpose of reporting the statistics with respect to the crime statistics that must be compiled in
accordance under the categories of: On campus, on non‐campus building or property; public property; and Dorms/residences. Reportable hate
crimes include crimes in the above categories with a bias component, as well as bias‐involved larcenies (thefts), simple assault, intimidation,
vandalism,andanyothercrimeinvolvingpersonalinjury.
Homicide
ManslaughterbyNegligence
Thekillingofanotherpersonthroughgrossnegligence.
Homicide‐MurderandNon‐negligentManslaughter
Thewillful(non‐negligent)killingofonehumanbeingbyanother.
Incest
Non‐forciblesexualintercoursebetweenpersonswhoarerelatedtoeachotherwithinthedegreeswhereinmarriageisprohibitedbylaw.
MotorVehicleTheft
Thetheftorattemptedtheftofamotorvehicle.(Classifyasmotorvehicletheftallcaseswhereautomobilesaretakenbypersonsnothavinglawful
accesseventhoughthevehiclesarelaterabandonedincludingjoyriding.)
Rape
Thecarnalknowledgeofaperson,forciblyand/oragainstthatperson'swill;ornotforciblyoragainsttheperson'swillwherethevictimisincapableofgiving
consentbecauseofhis/hertemporaryorpermanentmentalorphysicalincapacity(orbecauseofhis/heryouth).
Robbery
Thetaking/attemptingtotakeanythingofvaluefromthecare,custody,orcontrolofaperson/sbyforce/threatofforceorviolenceand/orby
puttingthevictiminfear.
SexOffenses‐Forcible
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is
incapableofgivingconsent.IncludesRape&ForcibleFondling.
SexOffenses‐Non‐forcible
Unlawful,non‐forciblesexualintercourse.IncludesIncest&StatutoryRape.
Stalking

Engaginginacourseofconductdirectedataspecificpersonthatwouldcauseareasonablepersonto–
o Fearfortheperson’ssafetyorthesafetyofothers,or
o Suffersubstantialemotionaldistress

Forthepurposeofthisdefinition–
o Courseofconductmeanstwoormoreacts,including,butnotlimitedto,actsinwhichthestalkerdirectlyorindirectly,orthroughthirdparties,by
anyaction,method,device,ormeansfollows,monitors,observes,surveils,threatens,orcommunicatestoorabout,aperson,orinterfereswitha
person’sproperty
o Substantial emotional distress means significant suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional
treatmentorcounseling
o Reasonablepersonmeansareasonablepersonundersimilarcircumstancesandwithsimilaridentitiestothevictim

Oneincidentofstalkingisrecordedforeachyearinwhichacourseofconductinvolvingthesameperpetratorandvictim,andisrecordedatthefirst
locationoftheincidentseries
StatutoryRape
Non‐forciblesexualintercoursewithapersonwhoisunderthestatutoryageofconsent.
DefinitionofWeaponLaw,DrugAbuse,&LiquorLawViolations
(OnlyArrests&ReferralsareReportable)
The law also requires that colleges and universities provide statistics for the following categories of arrest or referrals for campus
disciplinaryaction(ifanarrestwasnotmade):Liquorlawviolation,druglawviolation,andillegalweaponspossession.
WeaponsLawViolations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of
firearms,cuttinginstruments,explosives,incendiarydevices,orotherdeadlyweapons.
DrugAbuseViolations
Theviolationoflawsprohibitingtheproduction,distribution,and/oruseofcertaincontrolledsubstancesandtheequipmentordevices
utilizedintheirpreparationand/oruse,including:
Drug/NarcoticViolations—theunlawfulcultivation,manufacture,distribution,sale,purchase,use,possession,transportation,orimportation
ofanycontrolleddrugornarcoticsubstance.
Drug Equipment Violations—the unlawful manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, or transportation of equipment or devices utilized in
preparingand/orusingdrugsornarcotics.
LiquorLawViolations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor;
maintainingunlawfuldrinkingplaces;bootlegging;operatingastill;furnishingliquortoaminororintemperateperson;usingavehicle
for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
(Drunkennessanddrivingundertheinfluencearenotincludedinthisdefinition.)
HateCrimes
Hatecrimesmustalsobereportedbycategoryofprejudicebasedonthefollowing:Race,gender,religion,sexualorientation,ethnicityor
disability.Forthepurposeofreportingthestatisticswithrespecttothecrimestatisticsthatmustbecompiledinaccordanceunderthe
categories of: On campus, non‐campus building or property; Public Property; and Dorms/residential. Reportable hate crimes include
crimesintheabovecategorieswithabiascomponent,aswellasbias‐involvedlarcenies(thefts),simpleassault,intimidation,vandalism,
andanyothercrimeinvolvingpersonalinjury.
FireSafetyDefinitions
Cause of fire: The factor or factors that give rise to a fire. The causal factor may be, but is not limited to, the result of an intentional or
unintentionalaction,mechanicalfailure,oractofnature.
Fire:Anyinstanceofopenflameorotherburninginaplacenotintendedtocontaintheburningorinanuncontrolledmanner.
Firedrill:Asupervisedpracticeofamandatoryevacuationofabuildingforafire.
Fire‐relatedinjury:Anyinstanceinwhichapersonisinjuredasaresultofafire,includinganinjurysustainedfromanaturaloraccidental
cause, while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire. The term ‘‘person’’ may include students,
faculty,staff,visitors,firefighters,oranyotherindividuals.
Fire‐relateddeath:Anyinstanceinwhichaperson(1)iskilledasaresultofafire,includingdeathresultingfromanaturaloraccidental
cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire; or (2) dies within one year of injuries
sustainedasaresultofafire.
Fire‐safetysystem:Anymechanismorsystemrelatedtothedetectionofafire,thewarningresultingfromafire,orthecontrolofafire.
Thismayincludesprinklersystemsorotherfireextinguishingsystems;firedetectiondevices;stand‐alonesmokealarms;devicesthatalert
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onetothepresenceofafire,suchashorns,bells,orstrobelights;smoke‐controlandreductionmechanisms;andfiredoorsandwallsthat
reducethespreadofafire.
Valueofpropertydamage:Theestimatedvalueofthelossofthestructureandcontents,intermsofthecostofreplacementinlikekind
andquantity.Thisestimateshouldincludecontentsdamagedbyfire,andrelateddamagescausedbysmoke,water,andoverhaul;however,
itdoesnotincludeindirectloss,suchasbusinessinterruption.
Phone:
Emergencies:
(413) 538-2304
x 1-911 from Campus Phone
(413) 538-2304 from a Cell Phone
Physical Location:
Campus Police Building
1 Everett Road (across from Health Services and Career Resources)
Find us on Social Media:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Campus-Police/121551621250949
http://www.flickr.com/photos/campuspolice
https://twitter.com/Campus_Polic
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