2014 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

2014 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
2014 Annual Security
& Fire Safety Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure
of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Table of Contents
1. Message from the Chief of Police ..................................................................................................................................................1
2. How to Reach the CU-Boulder Police Department .........................................................................................................................2
3. Clery Act Requirements .................................................................................................................................................................3
a. What is the Clery Act?........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
4. Overview of the CU-Boulder Police Department ............................................................................................................................4
a. Statement Addressing CUPD Mission, Law Enforcement Authority and Officer Training ................................................................. 4
b. Statement Addressing Interagency Relationships with Local and State Law Enforcement ............................................................... 5
5. Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies .....................................................................................................................................6
a. Statement Addressing How to Report a Crime or Emergency on Campus ........................................................................................ 6
b. Statement Addressing Anonymous and Voluntary Confidential Reporting ....................................................................................... 7
c. Statement Encouraging Accurate and Prompt Crime Reporting ....................................................................................................... 8
d. Statement Addressing Counselors and Confidential Crime Reporting ............................................................................................... 8
6. Crime Alerts (Timely Warnings) .....................................................................................................................................................9
a. Statement Addressing the Issuance of Timely Warnings ................................................................................................................... 9
7. Emergency Response, Notifications and Evacuation Procedures ................................................................................................. 10
a. Statement Addressing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures ...................................................................................... 10
b. Statement Addressing Testing Emergency Response ...................................................................................................................... 17
c. Statement Addressing Evacuation Procedures ................................................................................................................................ 17
8. Crime Statistics ............................................................................................................................................................................ 18
a. Statement Addressing Preparation of Disclosure of Annual Crime Statistics .................................................................................. 18
b. Statement Addressing Criminal Activity Off Campus ....................................................................................................................... 19
c. Statement addressing the Daily Crime Log ...................................................................................................................................... 19
d. Crime Statistics Tables ..................................................................................................................................................................... 21
9. Security Awareness, Crime Prevention and Education ................................................................................................................. 23
a. Statement Addressing Security Awareness Programs for Students and Employees........................................................................ 23
b. Statement Addressing Crime Prevention Programs ......................................................................................................................... 23
10. Missing Student Policy ............................................................................................................................................................... 25
11. Statement of Policy Regarding Sex Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Programs and Procedures ........ 26
a. Primary and On-Going Prevention and Awareness Programs ......................................................................................................... 26
b. Procedures Victims Should Follow and Reporting Options .............................................................................................................. 29
c. How CU-Boulder Will Protect Victim Confidentiality ........................................................................................................................ 32
d. Victim Accommodations .................................................................................................................................................................. 33
e. Victim Services and Resources ......................................................................................................................................................... 33
f. CU-Boulder Procedure for Disciplinary Action .................................................................................................................................. 35
g. Possible Protective Measures or Sanctions ...................................................................................................................................... 36
12. Sex Offender Registration Policy ................................................................................................................................................ 38
13. Drug and Alcohol Policy ............................................................................................................................................................. 38
a. Statement Addressing Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages ....................................................................................... 38
b. Statement Addressing Illegal Drugs ................................................................................................................................................. 40
c. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs.................................................................................................................................. 40
14. Campus Facilities ....................................................................................................................................................................... 40
a. Statement Addressing Access to Campus Facilities ......................................................................................................................... 40
b. Statement Addressing Security of Campus Facilities ....................................................................................................................... 41
c. Statement Addressing Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Campus Facilities ............................................................... 42
15. Campus Counseling, Mental Health and Other Resources ......................................................................................................... 42
a. Counseling and Psychological Services: (303) 492-6766.................................................................................................................. 42
b. Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: (303) 492-3020 ................................................................................................................... 42
c. Office of Victim Assistance: (303) 492-8855 .................................................................................................................................... 43
d. Psychological Health and Psychiatry at Wardenburg Health Center: (303) 492-5654 .................................................................... 43
e. Student Support and Case Management (SSCM): (303) 492-7348 .................................................................................................. 43
f. Other CU-Boulder Services ................................................................................................................................................................ 44
1. Message from the Chief of Police
Dear University of Colorado Boulder Community:
The safety and security of our campus is our utmost concern. The University of Colorado Boulder Police
Department (CUPD) employs 46 commissioned officers – as well as many civilian employees – who are
dedicated to keeping the campus a safe place to live, learn, work and play.
But we need your help. Maintaining a safe and secure campus is a community effort. This Annual Security and
Fire Safety Report has been produced in accord with the requirements of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure
of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and provides information you can use to help keep
yourself and your property safe. I encourage you to become familiar with this guide. Read it and learn how
you can be more aware of your surroundings, prevent crime and report suspicious incidents to police.
CUPD is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community
of nearly 30,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff members. Every year the department responds to
approximately 20,000 calls for service. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle and vehicle, CUPD
works diligently with the CU-Boulder community and surrounding agencies to ensure a prompt and
coordinated law enforcement response.
Notwithstanding the campus’ development of well-rehearsed plans to deal with major emergencies that may
threaten the health and safety of our community, your safety and security is enhanced when you are well
informed and take appropriate action to keep yourself safe. The Police Department website –
http://police.colorado.edu – serves as an excellent resource on emergency preparedness and crime
prevention. You can also find updates on crime trends, prevention tips and more on the CUPD social media
pages at http://www.facebook.com/CUBoulderPolice or http://www.twitter.com/CUBoulderPolice.
CUPD is here to serve and protect you. We want to hear your questions and concerns. Together, we can
ensure that our campus community remains safe.
You may request a printed copy of this report by calling CUPD at 303-492-7311.
Sincerely,
Melissa Zak
Chief of Police
University of Colorado Boulder Police Department
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2. How to Reach the CU-Boulder Police Department
Emergency:
911
Non-Emergency Phone:
303-492-6666
Administration:
303-492-7311
Emergency Management:
303-492-7418
Police Operations:
303-492-8168
Records:
303-492-5115
Website:
http://police.colorado.edu/
Facebook:
http://www.fb.com/CUBoulderPolice/
Twitter:
@CUBoulderPolice
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3. Clery Act Requirements
a. What is the Clery Act?
Signed into law in 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
(Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual
information about campus crime and security policies. All post-secondary public and private institutions
participating in federal student aid programs must adhere to these regulations. The Clery Act was championed
by Howard & Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.
To ensure compliance with the Clery Act, CU-Boulder must meet certain obligations required by federal law.
These obligations include: (1) policy disclosure; (2) records collection and retention; and (3) information
dissemination.
i. Policy Disclosure
CU-Boulder must provide the campus community and the public with accurate statements of current policies
and practices regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies on
campus, security of and access to campus facilities, and campus law enforcement.
ii. Records Collection and Retention
CU-Boulder is required to keep campus records of crimes reported on campus to campus security authorities,
make a reasonable good faith effort to obtain certain crime statistics from appropriate law enforcement
agencies to include in the annual security report, and keep a daily crime log open for public inspection.
iii. Information Dissemination
To provide members of the campus community with information needed to make informed personal safety
decisions, CU-Boulder must provide: 1) a “timely warning” of any Clery Act crime that represents an ongoing
threat to the safety of students and employees; 2) develop and maintain a log of all crimes reported to the CUBoulder Police Department and ensure public access to the crime log during normal business hours and; 3)
publish an annual security and fire safety report, make the report available to all current students and
employees, and ensure the annual security and fire safety report is made available to prospective students
and employees.
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4. Overview of the CU-Boulder Police Department
a. Statement Addressing CUPD Mission, Law Enforcement Authority and Officer
Training
i. Vision
We will define a national standard as one of the leaders among our peers in delivering progressive and
innovative University public safety services.
ii. Mission
The University of Colorado Police Department will become a cohesive organization, achieving a significant
improvement in the quality of the public safety services we provide as assessed by our constituents.
iii. Values
We are exclusively qualified to provide University public safety services that are:
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Operationally effective and efficient;
Considerate of the unique relationship between the University and its stakeholders framed in the
backdrop of higher education;
Integral to the growth and maturation of our students; and,
Sensitive to the unique experiences within the University culture and environment.
iv. Authority
CUPD proudly serves a community that works and studies on approximately 786 acres of property. With a
student enrollment of over 30,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, CUPD provides service for a
combined population that roughly equates in size to the cities of Littleton or Parker. At approximately 46
sworn officers, CUPD ranks as the 27th largest (city) police department in the State of Colorado. CUPD officers
are commissioned both through the provisions of Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24, Article 7.5, and by the
City of Boulder. In addition to state and municipal laws, the Board of Regents further delegates authority to
CUPD officers to enforce CU-Boulder rules and regulations. CUPD officers have full authority to make arrests
and issue summonses. CUPD employs non-sworn Community Safety Officials to monitor building access and
residence halls. Community Safety Officials and other campus security personnel work in collaboration with
police officers but do not have arrest authority.
CUPD remains a progressive law enforcement agency and actively participates in a multitude of campus crime
prevention programs, special events and safety‐oriented committees and projects each year. CUPD maintains
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strong organizational values that emphasize ethical behavior, commitment to community service, appreciation
for diversity and principled decision‐making.
v. Officer Training
CUPD officers receive the same training as other full-service police officers in Colorado; they must successfully
complete an authorized Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy program with a minimum of 540 hours
of specialized instruction. All CU-Boulder officers must also successfully complete an on-the-job field-training
program under the supervision of experienced officers and supervisors. This training lasts approximately four
months and provides additional training for security and crime concerns specific to the CU-Boulder
community. Finally, officers must complete a probationary period of one year before being certified for their
staff positions. Once officers have successfully completed their initial training and probationary year, they
remain obligated to complete annual in-service training on a variety of topics for the remainder of their
careers.
b. Statement Addressing Interagency Relationships with Local and State Law
Enforcement
CUPD maintains excellent working and mutual aid relationships with other State and local law enforcement
agencies and will coordinate responses to crime when appropriate. CUPD recognizes the importance of
maintaining close and cooperative working relationships with the Boulder Police Department, Boulder County
Sheriff's Office, and Boulder County District Attorney's Office. CUPD routinely meets with these departments
on a formal and informal basis and on specific issues as the need arises. CUPD also conducts joint training
exercises with these departments and other state and local emergency service providers on a regular basis.
These law enforcement departments share a computer-aided dispatching system and other information
systems to track offender criminal histories, arrest information and crime trend information. CUPD has direct
lines of communication with State and local law enforcement agencies, which allows for efficient coordination
when necessary.
The Boulder Police Department has entered into an agreement with CUPD to commission CU-Boulder officers
as Boulder police officers. Consequently, CUPD has police authority within the legal jurisdiction of the City of
Boulder. Also by agreement with the Boulder Police Department, CUPD provides personnel and equipment to
participate as members of the Special Weapons and Tactics team. Under Colorado Revised Statute 29-5-103
(Assignment of police officers or deputy sheriffs for temporary duty), CUPD has statutory authority to provide
assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed and required. Additionally, under Colorado Revised
Statute 29-5-104 (Request for temporary assignment of police officers or deputy sheriffs – authority), CUPD
has the authority to request law enforcement personnel from other agencies as needed or required to deal
with emergency situations on campus. CUPD does not have written agreements with the Boulder Police
Department or Boulder County Sheriff's Office regarding the investigation of criminal incidents.
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5. Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies
a. Statement Addressing How to Report a Crime or Emergency on Campus
i. Emergencies
In case of an emergency, call 911 to reach CUPD to report criminal incidents or emergencies on campus and to
reach fire, ambulance and rescue services. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 911 from a
TTY/TDD telephone to reach CUPD. CUPD operates its own Dispatch Center 24 hours a day.
Emergency telephones are located strategically throughout the campus and in parking structures for report of
crimes in progress, suspicious persons, medical emergencies or concerns about your personal safety. Large
“Emergency” signs identify the tall emergency telephones. These phones will connect you with the Police
Dispatch Center at CUPD.
ii. Accidents
In order to prevent accidents on campus, please be aware of traffic conditions while driving or riding your
bicycle on campus. If you have an accident on campus or in one of the campus parking lots, call CUPD Dispatch
at 303-492-6666.
iii. Online Crime Reporting
The CU-Boulder Police Department has a new timesaving crime reporting option. Bike thefts, criminal
mischief, and other crimes that are not in progress can be reported at the CUPD website at
http://police.colorado.edu/crimereporting/.
Online crime reporting can be used for reports of:
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Bicycle theft (no dollar limit)
Computer/other theft (value under $2,500)
Criminal mischief, including graffiti
Lost/mislaid personal or CU-Boulder property
Noncriminal property damage or personal injury
Traffic- or pedestrian-related concerns
The online crime reporting site is not for reporting “crimes in progress” or other emergencies.
Previously, an officer would respond to these incidents, interview witnesses, and then compile a police report.
While that method remains an option, the online reporting site can save time for both the reporting party and
CUPD officers. You may upload a case summary, possible suspect info and incident photos, which will be
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transferred into CUPD’s records management system and investigated in the same manner as reports filed by
CUPD officers.
iv. Response
Dispatchers are available at these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day to answer your calls. CUPD
policies and procedures require immediate responses to emergency calls. CUPD works closely with the City of
Boulder and Boulder County first responders (police, sheriff, fire, ambulance) to coordinate effective
responses to emergency calls. Priority response is given to crimes against persons and incidents involving
personal injuries. Upon receipt of non-emergency calls, CUPD will either dispatch an officer or ask the victim
to file an incident report in person at CUPD.
Like other full-service law enforcement agencies, CUPD provides police patrol, investigations (detectives),
police records, E-911 communications (dispatch) center, property and evidence and event management
services. CUPD maintains excellent working relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and
emergency response agencies.
CUPD incident reports involving students are forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for review. The
OSC is vested with authority to sanction students for violations of CU-Boulder policy and inappropriate
behaviors on and off the campus. OSC sanction options include suspension and expulsion.
b. Statement Addressing Anonymous and Voluntary Confidential Reporting
CUPD works in conjunction with the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers program to encourage the anonymous
reporting of crime-related activity. Rewards are given when the information leads to an arrest and the filing of
criminal charges. A CUPD detective or patrol officer investigates information on criminal activity received
through confidential informants or third party reporting. You may anonymously report a crime on the Crime
Stoppers website at http://www.nococrimestoppers.com/.
If you are not comfortable identifying yourself, CUPD also offers anonymous reporting on its website. Tips are
reviewed by CUPD Command Staff and, if appropriate, investigated by detectives. The anonymous reporting
form is available at http://police.colorado.edu/content/anonymous-reporting-form. Voluntary confidential
reporting is not offered through this site.
The CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance has a Confidential Reporting site, available at
http://www.colorado.edu/confidentialreporting that allows CU community members (students, staff, faculty,
and their significant others) to confidentially report harmful and/or traumatic events they or others have
experienced. This option allows you to provide information about harmful and/or traumatic events in a
confidential manner that does not constitute a report to CU-Boulder or law enforcement. This information
goes to the confidential Office of Victim Assistance and will not be shared except in an aggregate, nonidentifiable form for the purposes of annual disclosure of crime statistics.
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c. Statement Encouraging Accurate and Prompt Crime Reporting
Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety
related incidents to CUPD in a timely and accurate manner. Colorado Revised Statute
18-8-115 (Duty to report a crime – liability for disclosure) states: “It is the duty of every corporation or person
who has reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed to report promptly the suspected
crime to law enforcement authorities. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, a
corporation or person may disclose information concerning a suspected crime to other persons or
corporations for the purpose of giving notice of the possibility that other such criminal conduct may be
attempted which may affect the persons or corporations notified. When acting in good faith, such corporation
or person shall be immune from any civil liability for such reporting or disclosure. This duty shall exist
notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary; except that this section shall not require
disclosure of any communication privileged by law.”
Crimes should be reported to CUPD for inclusion within the annual crime statistics (if they occurred within CUBoulder’s defined Clery boundaries) and may be used to aid in the provision of timely warnings or safety
advisories to the CU-Boulder community.
Crimes reported to CUPD that fall outside the department’s jurisdiction will be referred to the appropriate law
enforcement agency. CUPD will help connect the reporting party to the appropriate agency.
d. Statement Addressing Counselors and Confidential Crime Reporting
Occasionally, victims of crime wish to report a crime but do not want to give their names and/or do not want
to pursue action through the criminal justice or CU-Boulder judicial systems. Pastoral and professional
counselors who receive confidential reports of crime are not required to report these crimes to CUPD for
inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics or for the purpose of a timely warning. These positions
are defined as follows:
Pastoral Counselor: A person who is associated with a religious order or denomination, is recognized by that
religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and is functioning within
the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor
Professional Counselor: A person whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to
members of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or
certification.
Pastoral counselors and professional counselors, if and when they deem it appropriate, are encouraged to
inform the persons they are counseling of the procedures to a report crime to CUPD for inclusion in the annual
disclosure of crime statistics. However, CU-Boulder does not have a procedure that requires pastoral and
professional counselors to inform the persons they counsel of procedures for reporting crime voluntarily and
confidentially for inclusion in CU-Boulder’s crime statistics.
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Certain other CU-Boulder departments whose members include Campus Security Authorities may also accept
anonymous reports of a crime from a victim. The Clery Act, however, requires these departments to report the
crime to CUPD. This reporting allows CU-Boulder to maintain accurate records on the number of incidents that
take place, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant
and alert the campus community of an ongoing threat if needed.
6. Crime Alerts (Timely Warnings)
a. Statement Addressing the Issuance of Timely Warnings
CUPD is responsible for developing and disseminating Timely Warning notices to members of the CU-Boulder
community. The Chief of Police or his/her designee will determine if a Timely Warning should be issued. The
decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, including a variety of factors. These factors include:
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Whether the incident poses a serious or continuing threat to the CU-Boulder community, as
determined at CU-Boulder’s sole discretion;
If the suspect has been apprehended;
Timeliness of the reported crime to CUPD; and,
Whether a pattern of crimes exist that places CU-Boulder students or employees at risk of becoming
victims of a similar crime.
In general, Timely Warnings will be issued when the following three conditions are met:
1. One of the following statutorily designated crimes is reported to CUPD:
 Homicide – Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
 Sex Offenses – Forcible and non-forcible
 Robbery involving force or violence
 Aggravated Assault
o The decision to release a Timely Warning for an Aggravated Assault depends on the facts of
the case and the information known by CUPD. For example, if an assault occurs between
two students who have a disagreement, there may be no continuing threat to other CUBoulder community members. As such, a Timely Warning would not be distributed.
 Burglary and/or Motor Vehicle Theft
o In general, Timely Warnings will not typically be issued for single incidents. A Timely
Warning may be distributed if a series of incidents poses a continuing threat to the CUBoulder community.
 Major incidents of Arson
 Hate Crimes involving bodily injury
 Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking
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o Timely Warnings will only be issued when there is a serious or continuing threat to the CUBoulder community at-large.
2. The reported crime occurred at a Clery-reportable location, which is defined as:
a. on campus;
b. on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus boundaries; or,
c. in buildings or on property beyond the core campus, but designated as a non-campus location.
Non-campus locations are owned or controlled by CU-Boulder, used for educational purposes
and frequently used by students.
3. The reported crime presents a serious or continuing threat to CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff.
CUPD staff will work with University Communications in the development and dissemination of the Timely
Warning. Timely Warnings will generally be disseminated via email to the CU-Boulder community and posted
on both the CU-Boulder and CU-Boulder Police Department websites. CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff
will automatically receive timely warning e-mail notices through their University of Colorado e-mail accounts.
For a list of past Timely Warnings, visit the CUPD website at http://police.colorado.edu/advisories/mediareleases.
7. Emergency Response, Notifications and Evacuation Procedures
When an emergency occurs on campus, CU-Boulder strives to provide students, faculty and staff with the
critical information needed to protect themselves. To be able to provide this information to the CU-Boulder
community, CU-Boulder students should sign up for CU Alerts text messages through the MyCUInfo portal at
http://my.cu.edu/. CU-Boulder faculty and staff are also strongly advised to sign up for CU Alerts at
http://www.getrave.com/login/cuboulder. For more information on CU Alerts, visit http://alerts.colorado.edu.
a. Statement Addressing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
i. Policy Statement
This policy establishes the emergency response and evacuation procedures for the University of Colorado
Boulder. This policy has been established to ensure the safety and welfare of CU-Boulder students and
employees to the greatest extent possible. This policy is aligned with and in compliance with the Higher
Education Opportunity Act, which requires all Title IV institutions, without exception, to have and disclose
emergency response procedures in response to a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an
immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.
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ii. Scope
The requirements set forth in this policy are only applicable to emergency or dangerous situations occurring
on campus. The institution may issue emergency notifications about emergency or dangerous situations that
occur in the broader community if institutional officials determine that such notifications provide helpful or
relevant information to the campus population.
iii. Situation
CU-Boulder will, upon confirmation of an ongoing significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an
imminent threat to the safety of campus community members, immediately issue emergency notifications to
the campus community. While it is impossible to predict every significant emergency or dangerous situation
that may occur on campus, the following situations are examples that may warrant an emergency notification
after confirmation.
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Armed/hostile intruder
Bomb/explosives (threat)
Communicable disease outbreak
Severe weather
Terrorist incident
Civil unrest
Natural disaster
Hazardous materials incident
Structure fires
CU-Boulder officials shall use their best, reasonable judgment in all other situations to determine whether an
emergency notification is warranted.
Situations that may create business, academic or research interruptions, but do not pose a health or safety
risk, do not necessitate an emergency notification. University Communications will facilitate notifications
about such situations with coordination of involved departments as appropriate. Examples of such situations
include:
a) Snow closures
b) Temporary building closures
c) Power outages
CU-Boulder will, upon confirmation of an ongoing significant emergency or dangerous situation that poses an
imminent threat to the safety of campus community members, immediately issue emergency notifications to
the campus community, unless the notification will, or is likely to:
a) Compromise the efforts of first responders
b) Compromise efforts to assist the victim
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c) Compromise efforts to contain the emergency
iv. Assumptions
This policy was established with the following assumptions:
a) Utilization of multiple notification methods is needed, as no single notification method will reach
everyone, everywhere, every time.
b) 100 percent delivery of notification to each member of the campus population cannot be
guaranteed.
c) Other information sources outside the institution’s control may generate erroneous or conflicting
information (i.e. unaffiliated social media sites, word of mouth).
d) Regular testing of emergency notification systems is required to ensure proper functionality and
operator skill.
e) Notification systems must account for communication impairments.
f) Several notifications are considered passive notifications requiring an action by recipients. Some
recipients will not take this action and, therefore, not all recipients will receive notifications during
the desired timeframe.
g) There is no mechanism to ensure that campus members that have registered for the CU Alert
system have updated contact information
h) Several notification methods rely on the functionality of third party vendors that are outside of the
institution’s control (i.e. cell phone service providers, electricity).
v. Confirmation of an Emergency or Dangerous Situation
Reports of emergency or dangerous situations can originate from various sources including:
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Reports from first responders
Reports from established warning points
Reports from other campus departments
Reports from citizens through 911
For all of the processes listed below, CUPD, Emergency Management and/or University Communications will
confirm if there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus.
Confirmation of these situations will occur through several different processes:
(1) Criminal Nature
Emergency or dangerous situations that are criminal in nature will be considered confirmed if a law
enforcement officer observes the situation as it is occurring. For situations that are criminal in nature
that are not apparent or not directly observed by law enforcement, CUPD command-level staff will
make confirmation. Command-level staff will review the readily available information and determine if
there is enough information to reasonably conclude a significant emergency or dangerous situation is
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occurring on campus. Command-level staff may consult with additional departments and policy-level
personnel as practical without jeopardizing life safety.
(2) Other Emergency or Dangerous Situations
Confirmation of non-criminal situations will be determined after campus emergency management, law
enforcement or policy-level personnel review readily available information.
(3) Established Warning Points
Established warning points are considered entities with subject matter expertise on particular hazards
that may affect campus. When a warning is issued by one of these entities, it is considered confirmed,
however, additional consultation with campus officials will occur as practical without jeopardizing life
safety.
Established Warning Point*
Hazard
National Weather Service
Warnings for weather events, flood events and wildfires
Urban Drainage Flood Control District Warnings for flash flood events
Boulder County Public Health
Communicable disease/public health emergencies
Boulder Fire Department
Structure fire and hazardous material events
*This table is not all-inclusive, but represents a sampling of established warning points.
vi. Population Notified/Segmented Notification
In the situations when a single facility/area is involved, facility alarms, public address systems, phone trees,
and other available technologies may be utilized to provide warning. Campus personnel may also provide
warning if needed and feasible. Should a segmented emergency notification be issued, on-going assessments
of the situation will occur and a campus-wide notification will be sent as necessary. CUPD will determine the
appropriate segment or segments of the campus community to receive a notification.
vii. Emergency Notification Content
The content of an emergency notification will depend on the situation and the notification method. However,
the following information will be included in all initial emergency notifications regardless of the situation or
method:
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A description of the situation (i.e., flash flood warning, dangerous situation)
Relevant safety instructions (i.e., move to higher ground, shelter in place)
A third element of where to get additional information will be included in the initial notification if feasible.
Because of text character limits or the immediate availability of information, the third element of where to get
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information may not always be included in the initial emergency notification. Typically, more information will
be provided on the CU-Boulder website at http://alerts.colorado.edu.
(1) Pre-scripted Emergency Notifications
To the greatest extent possible, the institution will develop and utilize pre-scripted emergency
notifications that have been collaboratively developed and agreed upon by CUPD, campus Emergency
Management, University Communications and appropriate policy-level personnel. The development of
pre-scripted notifications facilitates faster dissemination. Pre-scripted notifications have been
developed primarily for the CU Alert system, the CU-Boulder website and the CU-Boulder emergency
information line.
During situations for which a pre-scripted notification has not been developed, or when the
responsible official determines different content is needed, the guidelines listed above will be followed
to craft these notifications. The following departments have the authority to develop the content for
an Emergency Notification message: CUPD, Emergency Management and/or University
Communications.
(2) Additional Content Considerations
As feasible, after the situation description, relevant instructions, and additional information sources
are provided, the following content should be considered for inclusion:
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Campus operating status (open, closed, etc.)
Information update frequencies
Additional instructions that are not specific to life safety
(3) Follow Up Information
As deemed appropriate by the responsible institution official, follow-up messages deemed necessary
during an emergency may be distributed to the campus community and an “all clear” notification may
be distributed at the conclusion of a significant emergency or dangerous situation. Any follow-up
notifications and the “all clear” message will be sent using some or all of the same communication
methods used to send the original emergency notification. These follow up notifications should include
campus operating status, if relevant.
viii. Concept of Operations
The primary method of issuing an emergency notification is the CU Alert system. The CU Alert system is
capable of sending text messages, voice messages and emails to registered users. Registered users are
responsible for maintaining correct contact information and for regularly checking registered devices and
accounts. This is the primary alerting tool for campus-wide emergency notification as it utilizes both “active”
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and “passive” alerting functions. The campus recognizes the need for public safety partners in the broader
community to have situational awareness of emergencies that occur on campus and, as such, select members
of the broader public safety community are registered to receive campus-wide CU Alerts.
CU Alert notifications may be used in conjunction with other campus warning systems such as the CU-Boulder
home page, http://www.colorado.edu, the campus emergency information line, and campus social media
sites. Other warning systems that will be used as appropriate include Boulder County public warning sirens,
vehicle public address systems, building public address systems, and local television and radio news stations.
The campus alert website (http://alerts.colorado.edu) is designed to accommodate increased traffic during
emergency situations so that both campus community members and the broader community are provided
with emergency notifications and information. The website will be the primary point of information
dissemination for the broader community, including parents, neighbors and other members of the larger
community.
(1) Initiation of Notification
Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation, the following process to initiate
an emergency notification will be used:
(a) Decision Criteria for Emergency Notifications
1. Life Safety Considerations
a. What is the potential for injury or death?
b. What is the potential for damage?
c. What is the potential for interruptions to critical services?
2. Situation
a. What is the impact to the campus?
b. Is the situation stable, what is the potential for the situation to worsen?
c. What is the urgency of the situation?
3. Audience
a. Who needs to receive the notification?
4. Limitations
a. Are there any known limitations of the notification systems?
(b) Initial Emergency Notification Responsibilities
(i) University of Colorado Police Department
CUPD is responsible for initiating emergency notifications regarding criminal incidents that
warrant an emergency notification rather than a timely warning notice because there is an
immediate threat to the health and safety of the community, such as an active shooter on
campus.
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

CUPD Dispatch or the CUPD Public Information Officer staff are responsible for sending
CU Alerts
CUPD Command Staff or their designees are responsible for contacting University
Communications to initiate additional notification methods (CU-Boulder website,
Emergency Information Line)
(ii) Emergency Management
Emergency Management is responsible for sending all emergency notifications that are not
criminal in nature.


Emergency Management staff or police dispatch is responsible for sending CU Alerts
Emergency Management staff is responsible for contacting University Communications
to initiate additional notification methods (CU-Boulder website, emergency information
line)
(iii) University Communications
University Communications is responsible for maintaining and disseminating emergency
notifications using:




The CU-Boulder website (http://www.colorado.edu)
The CU-Boulder Emergency Information Line (303-492-4636)
Campus social media sites
Internal campus email systems
Campus emergency management or law enforcement is responsible for providing the necessary
content to University Communications.
Whenever possible, the CUPD Public Information Officer staff and Emergency Management
staff will assume the responsibility of sending initial emergency notifications in order to allow
CUPD Dispatch to focus on assignment of police and other first responders to the emergency,
information gathering and dissemination to support officer safety and effective emergency
response and other duties. However, because CUPD Dispatch is often the first campus entity to
receive confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation, they may need to
initiate emergency notifications in some circumstances.
(c) Additional Emergency Notifications
After the initial notification, campus Emergency Management or the CUPD Public Information
Officer staff will assume responsibility from CUPD Dispatch for additional messages.
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ix. Emergency Response Organization
The campus maintains an Emergency Operations Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus departments
during emergencies. This plan outlines incident priorities, campus organization and specific responsibilities of
particular departments or positions.
CU-Boulder departments are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations
plans for their areas and staff. Campus Emergency Management provides resources and guidance for the
development of these plans.
x. Emergency Response Education
Information about emergency response procedures is provided at the beginning of each semester at student
orientation, and it is re-emphasized throughout the year on a campus-wide basis as other relevant advisories
are issued, such as those posted at the start of flood season. Information on how to receive emergency
notifications is also located in the campus closure policy, which is provided electronically to the entire campus
community on an annual basis.
Every campus building is equipped with an emergency evacuation sign that illustrates the emergency
evacuation route. Additionally, campus facilities that are located in the 100-year flood plain have flood specific
emergency instructions. These instructions are located on the campus emergency management website. The
campus emergency management website also provides information and instructions about hazards that are
likely to affect campus.
b. Statement Addressing Testing Emergency Response
In compliance with federal law, the CU Alert system, CU-Boulder webpage and campus emergency
information line are tested at least once a year. During these scheduled (announced) test periods, campus
community members are encouraged to register for CU Alerts and to become familiar with the location of
emergency information. Testing of the emergency response system is typically announced through internal
campus e-mails and by local media outlets. In addition to the emergency notification system test, the campus
conducts tabletop exercises and participates in drills and exercises with community partners when possible.
The campus publicizes a summary of the emergency response and evacuation procedures via email at least
once each year in conjunction with a test (exercise and drill) that meets all of the requirements of the Higher
Education Opportunity Act.
c. Statement Addressing Evacuation Procedures
The residence halls conduct emergency evacuation drills at the beginning of each semester. Other campus
facilities are responsible for organizing and conducting their own emergency evacuation drills. The purpose of
evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of a fire or other
emergency. Evacuation drills are used as a way to educate and train occupants on fire safety issues specific to
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their building. During the drill, occupants “practice” drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the
location of exits and the sound of the fire alarm. In addition to educating the occupants of each building about
the evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also provides the college an opportunity to test the
operation of fire alarm system components.
At the sound of a fire alarm or if you are instructed to evacuate, leave your work area immediately, proceed to
the nearest exit and leave the building. If you are the first to recognize a fire situation, activate the alarm,
evacuate to a safe location using the nearest exit and notify CUPD by dialing 911. Other tips for response in a
fire situation include:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
Remain calm.
Do not use elevators; use the stairs.
If you are unable to self-evacuate without the use of elevators, proceed to the “temporary
gathering place” as identified on the building emergency evacuation plans posted in all buildings;
often, this is near or in a stairwell. If you are part of a personal support network for someone who
is unable to self-evacuate, evacuate the building and immediately inform CUPD or the Boulder Fire
Department of the individual’s location. Proceed to a clear area at least 150 feet from the building.
Keep all walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
Make sure all personnel are out of the building.
Do not re-enter the building.
8. Crime Statistics
a. Statement Addressing Preparation of Disclosure of Annual Crime Statistics
Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to CUPD, the Office of Student Conduct and
other Campus Security Authorities as defined by the Clery Act, the Boulder Police Department and Boulder
County Sheriff’s Office. Crime statistics are gathered for buildings and property within the core campus that
are owned or controlled by CU-Boulder and used for educational and institutional purposes. Other geography
included for crime statistics purposes includes areas on public property within or immediately adjacent to the
campus boundaries, and in buildings outside the core campus and designated as “non-campus” locations that
are owned or controlled by CU-Boulder, used for educational purposes and frequently used by students.
By October 1st of each year, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty and staff that
provides the website address for accessing crime statistics and information regarding how interested persons
can request a printed copy. CU-Boulder’s most current Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is posted at
http://www.colorado.edu/clery.
Additionally, information about the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is made available to all applicants
who apply for a position on the Boulder campus. This information is readily located on our applicant system at
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http://www.jobsatcu.com. Clery Act information for current employees our annual statistics are located on
the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.colorado.edu/pages/cleryact.aspx.
b. Statement Addressing Criminal Activity Off Campus
CU-Boulder has university owned or controlled off-campus housing, which is included in the “non-campus”
reporting area. CU-Boulder is also required to report crimes that occur at non-campus buildings or property
that are owned or controlled by student organizations officially recognized by CU-Boulder. For purposes of
Clery crime reporting, Panhellenic sororities and Multicultural Greek organizations (listed at
http://www.colorado.edu/greeks) are officially recognized by CU-Boulder and own or control off-campus
housing buildings. As such, CUPD monitors and obtains crime reports from the city of Boulder Police
Department for residential addresses belonging to the Panhellenic sororities and Multicultural Greek
organizations. CU-Boulder does not officially recognize Interfraternity Council member houses; therefore,
crimes that occur on their properties are not counted in the annual Clery statistics.
CUPD maintains excellent working relationships with all area law enforcement agencies including the City of
Boulder Police Department, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado
Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the local field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These
working relationships are maintained through periodic communication among agency administrators and by
frequent contact between line officers and investigators cooperating on specific cases.
CUPD handles all criminal matters on CU-Boulder property. CUPD also has concurrent jurisdiction in the City of
Boulder through a commission granted by the Chief of Police of the Boulder Police Department. In addition, if
one of the local law enforcement agencies responds or is contacted about criminal activity occurring off‐
campus but involving CU-Boulder students, that law enforcement agency may notify CUPD; however, other
agency policies do not require such notification. Students in these cases may be subject to arrest by the local
agencies and subject to CU-Boulder disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct. Information
about
the
Office
of
Student
Conduct
may
be
found
at
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/.
In general, prospective students, employees and visitors to CU-Boulder should know that, as with any
community, criminal activity occasionally occurs both on‐ and off‐campus and it is important to take
reasonable precautions at all times. CUPD can assist any member of the CU-Boulder community in
determining an appropriate point of contact for police matters falling outside of the department's jurisdiction.
Contact the department at 303-492-6666 for assistance. For additional local, off‐campus information, you may
contact the Boulder Police Department or the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
c. Statement addressing the Daily Crime Log
As required under federal law, CUPD maintains a daily crime log (police blotter), which is made available at
http://police.colorado.edu/records-reports/cu-police-blotter. The daily crime log is normally updated each
business day and contains all crimes reported to CUPD. The daily crime log is a secondary means of
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distributing information to the CU-Boulder community about crimes and crime trends on campus. The Crime
Log entry includes all crimes reported to the campus police that occur within CUPD jurisdiction. The log
records the nature, date and time reported, date and time occurred, general location, and disposition of each
offense.
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d. Crime Statistics Tables
i. 2013
On-Campus
Non-Campus
All
Total
Residential
Residential
Residential
Only
Only
Facilities
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Aggravated Assault
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
Burglary
26
7
0
33
13
3
16
Motor Vehicle Theft
3
2
0
5
0
0
0
Arson
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
All On-Campus
Non-Campus
Public
Property
Property
Property
2013
2013
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter
0
Negligent Manslaughter
Robbery
University of Colorado Boulder
Selected Criminal Offenses:
VAWA Offenses:
Sex Offenses (Total):
10
3
1
14
5
2
7
Forcible Rape
7
0
1
8
3
0
3
Forcible Sodomy
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
Sexual Assault with an Object
1
1
0
2
1
1
2
Forcible Fondling
1
2
0
3
0
1
1
Non-Forcible (Incest/Statutory Rape)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Domestic Violence
5
4
0
9
4
4
8
Dating Violence
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Stalking
5
2
0
7
4
2
6
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
Liquor, Drug & Weapons Statistics:
Arrests: Liquor Law Violations
394
68
49
511
139
53
192
Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations
1038
443
0
1481
1038
443
1481
Arrests: Drug Law Violations
199
77
24
300
104
41
145
Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Law Violations
446
142
0
588
446
142
588
Arrests: Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, etc.
0
1
3
4
0
0
0
Disciplinary Referrals: Carrying, Possessing, etc.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
Race
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gender
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Religion
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sexual Orientation
1
2
0
3
1
2
3
Ethnicity
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Disability
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Reportable Hate Crimes****
**** Hate Crimes: 2013 - Sexual Orientation/Vandalism of Property/On-Campus Residential,
Sexual Orientation/Intimidation/Non-Campus Building (2 victims, 1 reported incident)
Note: CU-Boulder completed a review of our geographical boundaries for CY2013, which led to the re-classification of certain residence halls
as non-campus property. As such, for transparency additional, non-mandated columns for non-campus residential and all residential facilities
have been added to this table.
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ii. 2011 & 2012
All OnUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Campus
Property
Selected Criminal Offenses:
On-Campus
Non-Campus
Public
Property
Property
Total
Residential
Only
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Negligent Manslaughter
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sex Offenses, Forcible (Total):
7
7
0
2
0
0
7
9
7
6
Forcible Rape
4
7
0
2
0
0
4
9
4
6
Forcible Sodomy
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Sexual Assault with an Object
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Forcible Fondling
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Incest
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Statutory Rape
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
1
0
0
1
2
6
0
0
Aggravated Assault
11
8
0
1
1
0
12
9
0
4
Burglary
31
42
1
6
0
0
32
48
15
12
Motor Vehicle Theft
7
10
0
1
0
1
7
12
0
0
Arson
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
771
767
0
5
123
92
894
864
408
425
Liquor Law Disciplinary Referrals
1420
1748
0
92
0
56
1420
1896
1397
1515
Drug Law Arrests & Summonses
371
442
1
8
32
26
404
476
212
303
1145
1319
0
1
0
2
1145
1322
1106
1020
Illegal Weapons Arrests & Summonses
1
3
0
0
0
3
1
6
0
1
Illegal Weapons Disciplinary Referrals
1
9
0
0
0
0
1
9
1
9
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible (Total):
Robbery
Liquor, Drug & Weapons Statistics:
Liquor Law Arrests & Summonses
Drug Law Disciplinary Referrals
Reportable Hate Crimes****
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
Race
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Gender
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Religion
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sexual Orientation
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ethnicity
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Disability
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
* 8 of the 11 aggravated assaults in 2012 are from a case in which two students sickened their professor and
classmates with marijuana-infused brownies.
**** Hate Crimes: 2011 - Race/Aggravated Assault/On Campus-Residential Facility;
Ethnicity/Intimidation/On Campus-Residential Facility
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9. Security Awareness, Crime Prevention and Education
a. Statement Addressing Security Awareness Programs for Students and
Employees
CUPD provides a number of services and programs to the campus community to ensure the safety and
security of our campus affiliates. Our services strive to emphasize proactive measures in order to minimize the
need for reactive responses. We must all take responsibility for our own safety and the safety of others.
Promptly and accurately reporting any and all criminal acts, dangerous situations and suspicious behaviors
greatly assists in the provision of a safe campus community.
The following are descriptions of CUPD security awareness programs provided to CU affiliates on at least an
annual basis:





Student Orientation & Faculty Orientation: Tips on personal safety while on campus and in the
surrounding community, information on registering bicycles and computers on campus, and
information regarding local laws and regulations.
Active Shooter Response training: In-person training offered to residential advisors and campus
departments (by request) on actions you should take if you encounter an active shooter.
Clery Act Campus Security Authority training: In-person and online training provided to all Campus
Security Authorities regarding responsibilities under the Clery Act and mechanisms in place to report
Clery-related offenses. This training is provided in compliance with the mandatory training provisions
of the Clery Act.
Fire Academy: CUPD, Boulder Fire Department and Housing & Dining Services collaborate to educate
Resident Advisors on fire safety at the beginning of the school year.
Housing Liaison Program: CUPD officers are connected with Hall Directors and resident advisors to
serve as liaisons and provide safety tips and solve problems in the residence halls.
In addition, throughout the year, police department personnel routinely present information or facilitate
programs for student organizations, campus departments and residence halls on a variety of educational
strategies and tips on how to protect themselves.
In addition to presentations offered by the department, information is available on a variety of topics through
CUPD’s website at http://police.colorado.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety. This site offers information and
videos designed to enhance student awareness and personal safety.
b. Statement Addressing Crime Prevention Programs
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i. CU NightRide
CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty,
and staff by proviing night-time transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible
environment both on campus and in the community. CU NightRide is free for CU students, faculty, and staff.
CU NightRide provides service on the main CU-Boulder campus and from or to any point off campus within the
city boundaries. Rides can be scheduled by visiting the CU NightRide dispatch desk in the UMC or from any
location by calling 303-492-SAFE. For more details, see http://www.colorado.edu/umc/cunightride.
ii. Laptop Registration
A laptop is a valuable resource for students and employees on the go. Laptops often contain personal
information and data that is important to the owner. Unfortunately, they also have great value to thieves and
burglars.
Registering laptops can be an important step in preventing theft. Registration stickers often act as a deterrent,
making the item difficult to pawn or sell quickly. Information obtained during registration, such as make,
model and serial number, may make it easier for police to identify recovered items and return them to their
proper owners.
CUPD offers a laptop computer registration program that is quick, easy and free. Owners can bring their
laptops to the University of Colorado Boulder Telecommunications Center, 1045 18th Street, Monday through
Friday from 8am to 5pm so that their computers can be marked with a tamper-resistant sticker.
iii. Bicycle Registration
CU-Boulder encourages you to register your bike online or at the UMC or Folsom bike stations. The free
registration discourages theft and aids in identification if your bike gets stolen. In addition, any personalization
on your bike (stickers, markings, etc.) should be documented and kept in case your bike is stolen. This will
make it easier for police to identify your bike. All of this information should be stored and saved along with
purchase receipts, manufacturer’s information and a photograph of the bicycle. For more information on bike
registration or to complete the registration process, visit the CU Parking & Transportation Services page at
http://www.colorado.edu/pts/content/register-your-bike-online-free.
iv. Active Harming Response Training
Active harming incidents have occurred at a number of locations in recent years, and the University of
Colorado Boulder is not immune these types of situations. While the odds of this type of incident occurring at
CU-Boulder are small, the consequences are so potentially catastrophic it makes sense that all CU-Boulder
students, staff, faculty and visitors should consider the possibility of such an incident occurring here.
Students, faculty and staff can watch the “Shots Fired: When Lightning Strikes” training video. This video
portrays situations that could occur if an active harmer is on campus and provides safety techniques useful in
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such situations. The video is accessible at http://police.colorado.edu/activeharmerresponse. CUPD also
provides in-person safety training for interested campus departments. If you have questions, please contact
CUPD at 303-492-8168.
10. Missing Student Policy
As required by federal law, every student residing in on-campus housing will be given the option of providing
confidential contact information that will be used in the event that the resident is reported missing. The
confidential contact is not required to be a parent or guardian. A student’s confidential contact information
will be registered confidentially and is accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement in
the process of investigation. Parents or guardians will be called if the resident is under the age of 18 years of
age and not emancipated. During the residence halls application process, every student will be offered the
opportunity to register a confidential missing person contact person or persons to be notified by CU-Boulder
in the event they are determined to be missing by CUPD or local law enforcement. If the student does not
wish to list a contact, they may decline to do so.
Reports of missing on-campus residents should be made to CUPD. Reports of missing students who live offcampus should typically be made to the law enforcement agency in that jurisdiction. No waiting period exists
for CUPD to document information and report an individual as missing. CUPD will ensure all reasonable and
necessary investigation, notification, dissemination of information, coordination of resources and searches are
conducted to resolve missing person cases or missing / abducted juveniles.
CUPD will ensure:



The listed missing person emergency contact, if registered, is contacted within 24 hours by CUPD, a
representative of Housing and Dining Services or the Office of the Dean of Students, and is made aware
of the missing student’s status.
If the student is under 18 years of age and not emancipated, CUPD will notify the custodial parent or
legal guardian and any other designated contact within 24 hours of the student being determined
missing.
Regardless of whether the student has identified a contact person, is above the age of 18, or is an
emancipated minor, CUPD will inform the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in the area
that the student is missing within 24 hours.
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11. Statement of Policy Regarding Sex Assault, Domestic Violence,
Dating Violence, and Stalking Programs and Procedures
In accordance with federal law, CU-Boulder does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational
programs and employment. Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking are forms of
sex/gender discrimination and are violations of criminal law in addition to prohibited offenses by CU-Boulder.
For more information regarding CU-Boulder’s relevant policies, see:
Student Conduct Code Policies & Procedures 2014-15, Appendix 1:
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/downloads/OSC_Handbook_2014-15.pdf
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Response Protocol for Faculty, Staff and Student Employees:
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/sexual-assault-and-sexual-harassment-response-protocol-facultystaff-and-student-employees
APS 5014 – Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures:
https://www.cu.edu/ope/efficiency-and-effectiveness/presidents-task-force-efficiency/aps-5014sexual-harassment-policy
Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures:
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/discrimination-and-harassment-policy-and-procedures
a. Primary and On-Going Prevention and Awareness Programs
CU-Boulder engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent and bring awareness about sexual
assault (which includes, but is not limited to, rape), domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
i. Programming Content
Educational programming consists of primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students
and new employees and ongoing awareness and prevention campaigns for students, faculty, and staff that:
a. Identifies sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as prohibited conduct by
CU-Boulder policies and state criminal law;
b. Defines what behavior constitutes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
pursuant to CU-Boulder policies and state criminal law;
c. Defines what behavior and actions constitute consent to sexual activity pursuant to CU-Boulder
policies and state criminal law;
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d. Provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an
individual to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of sexual assault, domestic violence,
dating violence, or stalking against a person other than the bystander;
e. Provides information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning
signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks; and,
f. Provides an overview of the information that follows below in this policy statement.
ii. Description of Programs
(1) New Student Orientation and New Hire Programming
CU-Boulder has developed an annual educational campaign consisting of presentations that include
distribution of educational materials to new students; participating in and presenting information and
materials during new employee orientation; participating in the Faculty orientation program; and
presenting educational programs throughout the year.
Specifically, CU-Boulder requires all incoming students to participate in three orientation programs:



Student’s Rights and Responsibilities (including information on sexual assault, dating and
domestic violence, stalking and support services);
What the Help!? (Skill-building program to train students in bystander intervention); and
I Wish I Had Known (peer-led session covering issues such as definition of consent and decisionmaking).
CU-Boulder also requires faculty, staff and student employees to complete discrimination and
harassment training according to the following schedule:



Staff and student employees: within first 30 days of employment
Faculty: within their first semester of employment
Everyone: after initial training, again at least once every five years.
(2) Ongoing Programs
All employees, including student employees, must complete Discrimination & Harassment training at
least once every five years. Some departments require more frequent completion of this training
requirement. The Office of Discrimination and Harassment also offers specialized departmental
trainings for faculty, supervisors, and other employee groups upon request.
(3) Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) Presentations
The Office of Victim Assistance offers presentations on all of our topic areas and how to support
people who may be impacted by difficult life events. OVA topic areas included, but are not limited to:
physical assault, hazing, bias motivated incidents, grief and loss, discrimination, harassment, sexual
harassment, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
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Upon request, OVA provides tailored presentations on various subjects, including:
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What does OVA offer: Overview of OVA services
o How can we support you and how to refer people to OVA
How to help a friend (responding to a disclose of trauma, for example sexual assault or
intimate partner abuse)
o Tips on how to positively respond to someone after a traumatic or life disrupting event
Impact of Trauma and the Healing Process
o Information on what people may experience physically, emotionally and cognitively in
the aftermath of a traumatic event. Presentation is geared towards people already
involved in a helping role or for a class discussing trauma.
Reporting Options
o What to expect when reporting to the police and/or Office of Student Conduct
(OSC)/Office of Discrimination and Harassment (ODH). Session can be co-presented
with staff in OSC and or ODH.
More information on OVA’s programs and presentations can be found at
http://www.cuvictimassistance.com/resources/.
(4) Community Health Programs
What The Help?! (Bystander Intervention)
This is a multi-session education and skill-building program to train students in bystander intervention.
All incoming students receive a one-hour initial session on factors that promote or prevent helping. We
offer the basics to any group and can provide subsequent training in awareness, intervention options,
and skill building for effectively intervening in a variety of situations where someone needs assistance.
Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Sexual Assault
This booster session on helping builds skills to recognize and interrupt a potential sexual assault.
Interactive videos and discussion are used to practice skills.
Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Allies in the Classroom
This booster session on helping builds skills to recognize and interrupt harmful language and micro
aggressions that occur in academic environments. Interactive videos and discussion are used to
practice skills.
What is Gender Violence Anyway?
In this interactive, discussion based session, participants learn and discuss what gender violence
includes, prevalence, characteristics of perpetrators, and risk factors associated with the college
environment. Students practice addressing typical situations that they may encounter.
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Sex you Want…Sex You Don't Want
Explores internal and external factors that both support and hinder sexual decision-making. Sexual
agency is examined along with skills for improving communication about boundaries and desires.
Is it conflict or abuse? – Recognizing harmful dynamics
In this interactive, discussion-based session, participants learn and discuss risk factors associated with
coercive and abusive relationships. Students also discuss different dynamics and practice addressing
common situations that they may encounter.
With Pleasure: A Conversation about Sex and Relationships
A workshop that explores issues related to healthy relationships and sexuality. Discussion includes
information on consent as it relates to relationships and sexual behavior.
More information on bystander intervention programs and gender violence prevention programs can
be found by contacting Community Health, the public health division of Wardenburg Health Center, at
303-492-2937 or http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/what-we-offer/presentations.
b. Procedures Victims Should Follow and Reporting Options
CU-Boulder has procedures in place that serve to be sensitive to those who report sexual assault, domestic
violence, dating violence, and stalking, including informing individuals about their right to file criminal charges
as well as the availability of medical, counseling and support services, and additional remedies to prevent
contact between a victim and an accused party, such as housing, academic, transportation and working
accommodations, if reasonably available.
i. Preservation of Evidence
Bathing, smoking, changing clothing or cleaning the bed/linen/area where a sexual assault occurred may
reduce the ability to collect forensic evidence to support that criminal activity occurred. If a victim elects to
change the clothing they were wearing at the time of the assault, put all of the clothing into a paper (not
plastic) bag. The preservation of evidence can be important for the purposes of obtaining a protection order
or the successful prosecution of a crime; however, forensic evidence collection may still take place regardless
if a victim of sexual assault has followed these steps.
In circumstances of sexual assault, if victims do not opt for forensic evidence collection, health care providers
can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted disease.
Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are encouraged to also preserve
evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, other communications, and
keeping pictures, logs or other copies of documents, if they have any, that would be useful to University and
law enforcement investigations.
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After an incident of sexual assault the victim should consider seeking medical attention as soon as possible.
The Medical Center of the Rockies, located at 2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538 or St.
Anthony’s North Hospital located at 2551 West 84th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, have Sexual Assault
Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs that collect forensic medical evidence.
In Colorado, evidence may be collected even if you chose not to make a report to law enforcement. Colorado
law contains provisions to ensure the collection and preservation of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases.
A victim of a sexual offense shall not bear the cost of a forensic medical examination that includes the
collection of evidence that is used for the purpose of evidence collection even if the victim does not want to
participate in the criminal justice system or otherwise cooperate with the law enforcement agency,
prosecuting officer, or other government official.
ii. To Whom Victims Should Report Information To
The procedures set forth below are intended to afford a prompt response to charges of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, to maintain confidentiality and fairness consistent with
applicable legal requirements, and to impose appropriate sanctions on violators of this policy.
(1) Confidential Reporting
If a victim is are not sure about making a police report or initiating an University investigation, the
victim can receive free, confidential information and support by calling the Office of Victim Assistance
at the University of Colorado Boulder at 303-492-8855, by e-mail at [email protected], in person at
the Center for Community (C4C), Suite S440, or at the OVA website (http://cuvictimassistance.com/.)
All employees in this office are advocates and licensed counselors.
Additional confidential resources are listed in the section entitled “Victim Services and Resources” later
in this policy.
(2) CU-Boulder Title IX Violation Reporting
If a victim would like to initiate a CU-Boulder Title IX investigation into an incident of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, they should report the incident to the Director of
Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Valerie Simons (by phone at (303) 4922127, or by e-mail at [email protected])
The Title IX reporting process is not a confidential process, and will initiate an investigative process.
A complaint may also be filed via the EthicsPoint website, located at http://www.ethicspoint.com/.
CU-Boulder will provide resources to persons who have involved in an incident of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking. Appropriate disciplinary procedures will be taken
against parties who violate this policy.
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(3) Law Enforcement Reporting
The victim has the option to contact the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department by calling
(303) 492-6666 or in person at 1050 Regent Drive UCB 502, Boulder, CO 80309-0502. Additional
information about the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department may be found online at:
http://police.colorado.edu/.
iii. Options Regarding Notification of Law Enforcement and Campus Authorities
Whether or not criminal charges are filed, the university or a person may file a complaint under the
University’s Sexual Harassment Policy or the Boulder Campus Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. For
more information, refer to the Guidelines for Filing a Complaint of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment or
Discrimination or Harassment Based on Gender or Sex, including Intimate Partner Abuse and Gender-Based or
Sex-Based Stalking Policy. This policy is located at
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/downloads/GuidelinesforFilingaComplaintofSexualA
ssault(7-14).pdf.
Reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking made within the primary reporting
jurisdiction of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department will be referred to the Director of
Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator for investigation regardless of if the victim chooses
to pursue criminal charges. Names of victims of a sexual assault will only be released with the victim’s consent
in accordance with state law.
Federal and state law requires some faculty and staff positions to report certain criminal activity to law
enforcement. CU-Boulder also strongly encourages all members of its community to report any criminal
activity to law enforcement. Victims who wish to report incidents confidentially should contact the CUBoulder Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) or another confidential reporting resource (listed later in this
document.)
OVA can assist any victim with notifying local police if they should decide to report criminal activity. OVA is
located at the Center for Community (C4C), Suite S440, UCB 140, Boulder, CO 80309-0140. OVA can be
reached 24/7 by telephone at (303) 492-8855 or via e-mail at [email protected]
Additional resources on campus, who can provide assistance in notifying law enforcement authorities if the
victim so chooses, includes: the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Director of
Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator; the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources;
and the Director of the Office of Student Conduct.
Reports of criminal activity that occurred on the CU-Boulder campus may be made directly to the University of
Colorado Police Department at (303) 492-6666. Reports of criminal activity that occurred elsewhere in the
City of Boulder can be made directly to the City of Boulder Police Department at (303) 441-3333.
Victims can also decline to notify any or all of these authorities at any time.
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iv. Orders of Protection, No Contact Orders, Restraining Orders, or Similar Lawful Orders
Issued by a Criminal, Civil, or Tribal Court
Victims who are interested in obtaining an Order of Protection, or any other order issued by a criminal, civil, or
tribal court, must pursue those options on their own behalf. Restraining orders are obtained through the
Boulder County Consolidated Courts. More information on obtaining a restraining order in Colorado is located
at http://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/File/Media/Brochures/restraining.pdf.
The Office of Victim
Assistance (OVA) can assist victims free of charge with the process of obtaining a restraining order. CU
Student Legal Services (SLS) may also be able to provide resources.
CU-Boulder complies with Colorado law in recognizing orders of protection. Any person who obtains an order
of protection from Colorado or any other state should provide a copy to the University of Colorado Boulder
Police Department and the Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator.
For further information regarding University No Contact Orders and other interim measures, see the section
titled “Possible Protective Measures and Sanctions.”
c. How CU-Boulder Will Protect Victim Confidentiality
For students who are victims of crime, the University complies with the provisions of the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in regards to record keeping. For faculty and staff members who are victims of
crime, the University adheres to the applicable law, including the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA.) For
more information, see Administrative Policy Statement 2022 – Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), including
Appendix A: Information Not Public by Law. A current copy of this policy statement is located at
http://www.cu.edu/sites/default/files/2022_Appendix-A.pdf.
These record-keeping protections are also applicable to any accommodations or protective measures provided
to the victim, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the University
to provide the accommodations or protective measures.
CU-Boulder students may request that directory information be withheld from public release by contacting
the Office of the Registrar, Regent Administrative Center 101, 20 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0020. The Office of
the Registrar can be contacted by telephone at (303) 492-6970. More information on Student Privacy is
located at http://www.colorado.edu/registrar/ferpa/student-resources.
CU-Boulder recognizes that employees might have unique circumstances that justify removing an employee's
name from campus phone directories (the hard copy and online versions and via the switchboard). However,
this need must be balanced against the legitimate business need of the campus to ensure that all employees
are accessible to the campus community. As a result, a process has been created to assist employees who
have a legitimate need to be removed from these sources for safety purposes (e.g., stalking). For more
information, contact the Department of Human Resources at (303) 492-6893.
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d. Victim Accommodations
Sometimes experiencing a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking can compromise
concentration, ability to focus on school, or feeling able to get to class. The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)
can discuss options for managing academic issues while maintaining privacy, and provide assistance with
identifying other options under the policy.
Regardless of whether a victim elects to pursue a criminal complaint with CUPD or other law enforcement, CUBoulder will assist victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking by providing
assistance and accommodations, and will provide each victim with a written explanation of these options.
For example, if reasonably available, a victim may be offered changes to academic, living, transportation, and
working situations, such as changing residence hall rooms, alternative transportation options, adjustment to
course schedules, or a leave of absence. CU-Boulder must make these accommodations if the victim requests
them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to
campus police or local law enforcement. Victims should communicate accommodation requests to the
Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator.
e. Victim Services and Resources
Disclaimer: Note that the following contact information was current as of the date of publication of this report,
but may not remain accurate. It is recommended that individuals verify this information.
i. On-Campus
Office of Victim Assistance *
Center for Community (C4C), Suite S440
(303) 492-8855 **
Counseling and Psychological Services *
Center for Community (C4C), Suite S440
(303) 492-6766 **
Director of Student Athlete Wellness *
Gate 1, Folsom Stadium
(303) 681-8600
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program *
Administrative Research Center A353, 3100
Marine Street
(303) 492-3020
Ombuds Office *
Center for Community (C4C), Suite N440
(303) 492-5077
Faculty Ombuds Office *
Administrative Research Center 25, 3100 Marine
Street
(303) 492-1574
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Wardenburg Psychological Health and
Psychiatry Center *
Wardenburg Health Center 130
(303) 492-5654 **
Director of Institutional Equity and
Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
Regent Administrative Center, Room 203E
(303) 492-2127
University of Colorado Boulder Police
Department
1050 Regent Drive
(303) 492-6666
CU Student Legal Services
University Memorial Center (UMC) Room 311
(303) 492-6813
* notes confidential services
** has after-hours phone coverage
ii. Off Campus, Boulder County Community
Boulder Police Department
1805 33rd Street, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 441-3333
Boulder Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 441-4444
Boulder Community Hospital
1100 Balsam Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 440-2273
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for
Nonviolence (SPAN) *
835 North Street, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 444-2424 **
MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault) *
2336 Canyon Blvd, Suite 103, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7300 **
Boulder County Housing and Human Services
3460 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 441-1000
TRU Community Care (Hospice)
1855 Plaza Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 449-7740
Emergency Family Assistance
1575 Yarmouth Drive, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 442-3042
Mental Health Crisis Line *
1333 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 447-1665 **
Boulder County District Attorney’s Office
1777 6th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-2273
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Boulder County Sheriff’s Victim Advocates
5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 441-3656
* notes confidential services
** has after-hours phone coverage
iii. Off Campus, Online State and National Resources:
Other resources available to persons who report being the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating
violence, or stalking, include:
http://www.ccasa.org/ - Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
http://ccadv.org/ - Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
http://coavp.org/ - Colorado Anti-Violence Program (LGBTQ survivors of sexual or domestic violence)
http://womenofcolornetwork.org/ - Women of Color Network (minority women survivors of sexual or
domestic violence)
http://www.wingsfound.org/ - WINGS Foundation (survivors of childhood sexual abuse)
http://www.rainn.org – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/sexassault.htm - Department of Justice
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
f. CU-Boulder Procedure for Disciplinary Action
The CU-Boulder disciplinary process provides a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution
process. The proceedings are conducted by officials who receive training on issues related to sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and how to conduct an investigation and to ensure a process
that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.
All investigations and subsequent findings as applicable use the “preponderance of the evidence standard,”
which means whether it is more likely than not that the conduct occurred.
CU-Boulder investigators will determine the most appropriate means for addressing the report or complaint,
which may include informal and formal options. The accuser (“Complainant”) and the accused (“Respondent”)
are entitled to the same opportunities to have an advisor of their choice present during the disciplinary
process. The advisor may be an attorney or any support person. A list of resources for students, faculty, and
staff are listed above. The Complainant and Respondent are not permitted to directly question each other and
are not required to be present together at any point. The Complainant and the Respondent each have the
right to identify witnesses and provide other information relevant to the investigation.
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Once a formal investigation is complete, the investigator will issue an investigative report, which is reviewed
by a standing review committee. The standing review committee reviews the report to assess the
thoroughness and fairness of the investigation and determine if the conclusions reached in the report are
reasonable. The review committee may review any information contained in the investigative file, may
consult with the investigator, or may recommend that further investigation or a new investigation be done by
the same or another investigator. The review committee may not conduct its own investigation. After the
standing review committee has approved the investigative report it is considered final. Investigative findings
related to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and/or stalking cannot be appealed. Both the
Complainant and the Respondent shall be simultaneously informed, in writing, of the outcome of any formal
investigation.
For student Respondents a copy of the investigator’s written report as approved by the standing review
committee shall be provided to: (1) the Complainant; (2) the Respondent; (3) Director of the Office of Student
Conduct; (4) Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator; and (5) the Chancellor. If
CU-Boulder finds the student Respondent responsible for violating a provision of Code of Student Conduct, see
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct, the student Respondent will be referred to the
Office of Student Conduct for sanctions. For employees, a copy of the investigator’s written report as
approved by the standing review committee shall be provided to (1) the Complainant; (2) the Respondent; (3)
the Respondent’s supervisory upline; (4) Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator;
and (5) the Chancellor. If CU-Boulder determines that the employee Respondent has violated the University’s
Sexual Harassment Policy or the Boulder Campus Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, the Respondent
will be subject to sanctions imposed by the Respondent’s disciplinary authority in consultation with the Title IX
Coordinator.
g. Possible Protective Measures or Sanctions
Protective measures for victims may be available and put into place on an interim basis pending the final
outcome of disciplinary procedures regarding sexual assault (which includes, but is not limited to, rape),
domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
In the case of an accused student, the Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator,
Dean of Students, Office of Student Conduct, and/or their designees will determine appropriate interim
protective measures, which could include, but are not limited to: an order of no contact and/or residence hall
relocation.
In the case of an accused employee, the Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
will determine together with the appropriate disciplinary authorities and/or supervisors the appropriate
interim measures, which could include, but are not limited to: reassignment to a different position or
supervisor, modification of job duties, and/or a temporary leave of absence.
These remedies may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved. Violations of these directives and/or
protective measures will constitute related violations that may lead to additional disciplinary action.
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Protective measures imposed may be temporary pending the results of an investigation or may become
permanent as determined by CU-Boulder.
Pursuant to the Student Conduct Code Policies and Procedures 2014-15 (located at
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/downloads/OSC_Handbook_2014-15.pdf), students
who violate the provisions of the Code, which includes provisions that prohibit sexual assault (which includes,
but is not limited to, rape), domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, will be sanctioned by the Director
of the Office of Student Conduct or their designee. These sanctions may include one or more of the following:
1. Expulsion
2. Suspension
3. Residence Hall Reassignment
4. Residence Hall Contract Termination
5. Exclusion from Some/All Campus Facilities
6. Restriction or Denial of University Services
7. Delayed Conferral of Degree
8. Recommendation for Revocation of Degree
9. Warning/Written Reprimand
10. Probation
11. Educational Sanctions
12. Additional Sanctions
Any student found responsible for violating the provision on non-consensual sexual intercourse will likely
receive a sanction of suspension or expulsion. Any student found responsible for violating the provision on
non consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment or protected class discrimination or
harassment will likely receive a sanction ranging from probation to expulsion, depending on the severity of the
incident and taking into account any previous conduct code violations. The OSC director reserves the right to
broaden or lessen any range of recommended sanctions in the event of mitigating factors or egregiously
offensive behavior.
If it is determined that an employee has violated the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy or the Boulder
Campus Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, which includes provisions that prohibit sexual assault
(which includes, but is not limited to, rape), domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, the employee will
be subject to appropriate employment sanctions imposed by the employee’s disciplinary authority that
include, but are not limited to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Termination of Employment
Salary Reduction
Demotion
Mandatory Training
Termination of Employment Contract
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6. Paid or Unpaid Leave
7. Job Duty Modification
8. Exclusion from Some/All Campus Facilities
9. Ineligibility for Rehire
10. Additional Sanctions
12. Sex Offender Registration Policy
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher
education 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
already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of
higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services or is
a student.
Law enforcement information concerning registered sex offenders at CU-Boulder may be obtained from
CUPD’s Records Section during normal business hours. The Records Section can be reached at 303-492-5115.
To view the State of Colorado sex offender registry, see http://sor.state.co.us. To view the Boulder Police
Department’s sex offender registry, see https://bouldercolorado.gov/police/sex-offenders.
13. Drug and Alcohol Policy
a. Statement Addressing Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
i. Alcohol Use at CU-Boulder
CU-Boulder is committed to excellence in all aspects of personal and academic life. Alcohol abuse and misuse
is a significant impediment to achieving this excellence. Therefore, CU-Boulder permits only responsible, legal
consumption of alcohol.
CU-Boulder complies with all federal, state and local laws concerning alcohol and illegal drugs. As a CUBoulder student, you are responsible for acquainting yourself with the laws and CU-Boulder policies regarding
alcohol and illegal drugs.
ii. Alcohol Policies
The policies listed below apply to the Boulder campus and to CU-Boulder sponsored activities at off-campus
locations. Administrators, alumni, faculty, guests, staff and students must adhere to all applicable state and
local laws and CU-Boulder policies related to the possession, sale and use of alcoholic beverages. Those
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persons or organizations making decisions that control the service of alcoholic beverages are responsible for
compliance with applicable laws and CU-Boulder policies.
iii. Standards of Conduct
The information contained within the Student Conduct Code Policies & Procedures 2014-15 (“code”) applies
to all students at CU-Boulder regardless of designation, program, or residence. The code is available online at
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/downloads/OSC_Handbook_2014-15.pdf. To obtain
a paper copy of the publication, contact the Office of Student Conduct at 303-492-5550.
The code governs:
a) Student conduct that occurs on or as it relates to CU-Boulder property or at official functions and CUBoulder sponsored programs conducted away from the campus. CU-Boulder property is defined as
land, buildings and facilities in possession of or owned, used or controlled by CU-Boulder or funded by
CU-Boulder budgets.
b) Student conduct that occurs off CU-Boulder property is subject to this policy if it: (1) adversely affects
the health, safety or security of any member of the CU-Boulder community or the mission of CUBoulder; or (2) involves any records or documents of CU-Boulder.
c) For purposes of this policy, CU-Boulder’s mission is broadly defined to include both its academic goals
and the importance of developing civic responsibility by our students.
CUPD enforces all state and local underage drinking laws related to the possession, use and sale of alcoholic
beverages. Students can have fun, but in a responsible way so that does not endanger others. In effect, a
student would not face suspension for first-time illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, but CU-Boulder
would hold accountable any student who provided alcohol or other drugs in violation of state and federal laws
and as a result caused harm to or potentially endangered another person.
iv. Laws Related to Alcohol Use and Sale
1. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited except in designated areas at times and dates licensed by
the Colorado State Department of Revenue.
2. Persons under 21 years of age cannot legally possess or consume malt beverages, fermented malt
liquor or vinous or spirituous liquor. The furnishing of alcoholic beverages to underage persons is
prohibited.
3. No person under legal drinking age or any obviously intoxicated person shall be furnished, served or
given an alcoholic beverage.
4. Alcohol cannot be consumed or carried in open containers on any street, sidewalk, alley, automobile or
public area.
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The University of Colorado’s alcohol service and alcohol events policy is available
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/alcohol and http://www.colorado.edu/events/plan/alcohol.
at
b. Statement Addressing Illegal Drugs
The sale, manufacture, distribution, use, and/or possession of illegal drugs are prohibited. Students accused or
suspected of violating CU-Boulder’s drug policy may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for
disciplinary action. CUPD enforces all federal and state drug laws and all CU-Boulder policies regarding drug
use, possession, sale, etc. Please note that the 2012 passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 (legalization of
small amounts of marijuana) does not affect any drug law as it pertains to those under the age of 21. The
consumption of marijuana in campus buildings and outdoor areas of campus is prohibited by federal law and
CU-Boulder policy. For frequently asked questions on Amendment 64, please visit the CU-Boulder website at
http://www.colorado.edu/node/1915971.
Contact the Office of Student Conduct at 303-492-5550 for more information concerning CU-Boulder drug
policy and disciplinary procedures, as well as students’ rights within the disciplinary procedures.
In accordance with the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the Department of Human
Resources sends information annually to all campus employees regarding the campus drug and alcohol policy.
The campus drug and alcohol policy can be found at http://hr.colorado.edu/Pages/Alcohol-and-DrugPolicy.aspx.
c. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs
CU-Boulder offers a variety of drug- and alcohol-abuse education programs for students and employees. For
information on these programs and other resources, visit http://aod.colorado.edu/resources or
http://counseling.colorado.edu, which contains information about CU-Boulder’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Prevention Program, pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
To see CU-Boulder’s Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations Biennial Review Report, visit
http://www.colorado.edu/aod/node/16/attachment.
14. Campus Facilities
a. Statement Addressing Access to Campus Facilities
i. Residence Halls
All residence hall doors that lead to living areas are locked 24 hours a day. The lobbies or common areas of
residence halls are open from 7am to midnight. During these hours, a resident may enter the hall through the
lobby or common area to access the living areas, using the Buff OneCard electronic access. Access to residence
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halls is restricted to residents and guests. Friends and guests of a resident may enter the lobby or common
area until midnight and call the resident to gain access. All visitors and guests must be escorted by the resident
while in the residence hall. After midnight, the visitor must call the resident to gain access from outside the
residence hall, and the resident must go to the locked lobby door and allow the visitor to enter. The visitor
then must be escorted by the resident while in the building.
All residence halls use an electronic key access system. Access to a resident’s room will be placed on the
resident’s Buff OneCard. Only the residents of each respective room are given access to that room. When
temporary key cards are made in when a Buff OneCard is lost, the new card overrides the access on that
student’s Buff OneCard for security purposes. The temporary key has a short expiration date and the resident
is instructed to get a new Buff OneCard for permanent access. When the new Buff OneCard is issued, the
temporary access is overridden and the new card provides the only access to the room. It is the responsibility
of the resident to notify the residence hall office if the Buff OneCard is lost.
ii. Campus Buildings
As a member of the campus community, you, in addition to CU-Boulder guests and visitors, have access to
most campus buildings and facilities during regular hours on weekdays and for scheduled events in the
evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding most holidays. CUPD’s Community Safety Operations is
responsible for locking and unlocking designated CU-Boulder buildings and for patrolling campus grounds and
buildings. If you need assistance in gaining authorized entry outside of business hours to a CU-Boulder building
or room and no other help is available, you may call CUPD at 303-492-6666.
b. Statement Addressing Security of Campus Facilities
i. Residence Halls
Residents are instructed to maintain high security in the residence halls by not admitting unescorted guests.
Residents should never allow strangers to follow them through locked security doors into their residence halls.
At check in, residents are provided with a Buff OneCard that has access to the residence hall and the resident’s
specific room. Additionally, the student receives a mailbox key. Outside doors to the residence hall should
never be propped open, and malfunctioning doors should be reported to the hall office. Residents are advised
to keep their room door locked and closed whenever they leave and to carry their Buff OneCard with them at
all times.
Security cameras are installed on the outside doors of the residence halls and in the lobby areas.
ii. Campus Buildings
CU-Boulder police officers and Community Safety Operations personnel regularly patrol the exterior and
interior of campus buildings throughout the night, on weekends and during holidays. These employees report
door lock and security hardware failures to Facilities Management on an as-needed basis.
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c. Statement Addressing Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Campus
Facilities
i. Lighting
Exterior campus lighting is essential in creating a safe campus environment. Motor vehicle parking lots and
structures, main pedestrian walkways and bike paths and most campus building exteriors are lighted
throughout the night. Maintenance, custodial, police, parking and residence hall personnel advise the Facilities
Management Service Desk on an ongoing basis of any lighting outages that occur. Exterior lighting receives
periodic inspections to identify any unreported lighting failures. These failures are assigned a high priority in
the high-voltage electrical shop and are normally repaired within 24 to 48 hours.
ii. Trees, Vines, and Shrubs
The campus groundskeepers trim trees, vines, shrubs and other vegetation on a regular basis to enhance
campus security. Pedestrian walkways, building entrances, windows and lighting fixtures are kept free from
obstructing vegetation. Building proctors are encouraged to report any specific concerns regarding vegetation
to the Facilities Management Service Desk at 303-492-5522.
15. Campus Counseling, Mental Health and Other Resources
a. Counseling and Psychological Services: (303) 492-6766
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free individual and group counseling and workshops for all
CU-Boulder students. All contacts are confidential. Walk-in services without appointment are available from
10am to 4pm Monday through Friday. CAPS provides free consultation about any student of concern to
students, staff, faculty and parents. Call anytime. Need to talk to someone after hours? If you are a CUBoulder student or if you need to discuss concerns about a CU-Boulder student that cannot wait until business
hours, call the main number at 303-492-6766 and press “2“ to speak to a mental health professional.
CAPS’ website is located at http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/home.
b. Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: (303) 492-3020
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program can be reached at 303-492-3020 and is located at 3100 Marine
Street, ARC Building, 3rd Floor, Room A353, 565 UCB. FSAP’s website is http://hr.colorado.edu/fsap/.
FSAP provides short-term counseling for faculty and staff as individuals, couples and families. FSAP provides
supervisors with consultation services and also provides workshops on communication, team building, MyersBriggs, etc. Also provides conflict resolution and mediation. FSAP services are confidential.
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FSAP provides up to six sessions per individual per year for those clients appropriate for a short-term
therapeutic model. For those needing longer team care (e.g., chronic mental illness, high risk for suicide,
personality disorders, or others needing long-term care), FSAP helps clients find resources in the community
to obtain longer-term counseling.
c. Office of Victim Assistance: (303) 492-8855
The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) provides free, confidential response services for students, faculty, staff
and their significant others who experience traumatic, disturbing or disruptive life events. OVA does this by
providing information, support, advocacy and short-term counseling. OVA responds to situations involving
physical assault and hazing, bias-motivated incidents, death, discrimination and harassment including sexual
harassment, intimate partner violence, serious accidents, sexual assault and stalking, as well as other
potentially traumatic situations. OVA helps people learn about and assess their options in these situations, as
well as offers counseling.
OVA can be reached by telephone at (303) 492-8855 24 hours a day, seven days a week. OVA is located at the
Center for Community, Suite S440, and can be reached on the web at http://cuvictimassistance.com/. OVA is
open weekdays from 8am to 5pm. For after hours, call 303-492-8855 and press “2” to speak to a counselor.
d. Psychological Health and Psychiatry at Wardenburg Health Center:
(303) 492-5654
Confidential counseling for a fee or free if using the Buff Gold Insurance. PHP offers: individual and group
psychotherapy, Psychiatric evaluation and medication management, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(ADHD) screening, Learning Disability Assessment and General Psychological Testing, Substance abuse
evaluation, treatment, and psycho-educational diversion programs. If you are a CU-Boulder student or if you
need to discuss concerns about a CU-Boulder student that cannot wait until business hours, call the main
number at 303-492-5654 and press “2“ to speak to a mental health professional. More information on PHP is
located at http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/services/php.
e. Student Support and Case Management (SSCM): (303) 492-7348
Student Support and Case Management (SSCM), includes two case managers who act as members of the
Student of Concern Team (SOCT) and reach out to students, offering assistance with referrals to campus and
community resources, and assisting in the development of an action plan with the student. The goal is to
assist the student, avert more serious difficulties, and ensure the safety of both the student and the CU
community. Campus staff, faculty and students may refer a student to SOCT by submitting a report through
their online form that goes directly to a case manager, via phone at (303) 492-7348, or by email at
[email protected] For more information visit: http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/student-supportand-case-management
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f. Other CU-Boulder Services
CU-Boulder offers a multitude of resources for students, faculty, and staff to ensure their success while a part
of the CU-Boulder community.
For up-to-date information on these programs, please visit the following websites:
Students: http://www.colorado.edu/audience/students/
Staff/Faculty: http://www.colorado.edu/audience/faculty-staff/
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2014 Annual Fire Safety Report
Reporting Year 2013
Prepared by Fire- and Life- Safety Group (FLS)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................2
2. Description of Fire Safety Systems for On-Campus Student Housing Facilities ...............................................................................2
a. Table 1: Fire Safety Systems Summary .............................................................................................................................................. 2
3. Number of Fire Drills Performed ....................................................................................................................................................4
4. Fire Safety Policies in Student Housing Facilities............................................................................................................................4
a. Portable Electric Appliances .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
b. Smoking ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
c. Open Flames ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
5. Procedures for Student Housing Fire Evacuation ...........................................................................................................................5
a. If You Hear a Fire Alarm ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6
b. If You Discover a Fire ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6
c. Once You Have Evacuated ................................................................................................................................................................. 7
6. Policies Students and Employees Should Follow In Case of a Fire ..................................................................................................7
7. Fire Safety Education and Training Programs .................................................................................................................................8
a. RA Academy ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
b. Leadership Fire Academy ................................................................................................................................................................... 8
c. Community Living Agreement Workshop (CLAW) .............................................................................................................................. 9
8. Fire Reporting ................................................................................................................................................................................9
a. Emergency Procedure ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9
b. Non-Emergency Procedure ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
9. Plans for Future Improvement ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
10. Fire Statistics ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
11. Appendix A: 2011-2013 Fire Statistics Tables ............................................................................................................................. 12
a. 2013 ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12
b. 2012 ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
c. 2011 ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
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1. Introduction
On August 14, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. In order
to comply with this act and to better inform University of Colorado students, prospective students, and
parents of how fires affect university residential facilities, the Fire- and Life-Safety Group (FLS) has compiled all
required fire statistics and fire safety information for on-campus student housing facilities into the 2014
Annual Fire Safety Report. Additional campus fire and life safety policies can be found at the following
website:
www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety
2. Description of Fire Safety Systems for On-Campus Student Housing
Facilities
Table 1 below describes the safety systems in place at each of the residence halls at the University of Colorado
Boulder. It also includes information on university owned family and apartment housing. All buildings also
have portable fire extinguishers sized and located in accordance with adopted building code and fire code.
Each facility also has emergency evacuation plans in place indicating locations of exits, manual fire alarm
boxes, and portable fire extinguishers.
a. Table 1: Fire Safety Systems Summary
On-Campus
Residence Halls
Firesprinkler
protection
Single-Station
Smoke Alarms
(not centrally
monitored)
System Smoke
Detection
(monitored by
building fire alarm
system)
Date of Fire Drills Performed
Spring
Semester
2013
Fall
Semester
2013
Aden Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/20/13
9/10/13
Andrews Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/29/13
9/5/13
Arnett Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/29/13
9/5/13
1/30/13
Under
construction/
Not occupied
Baker Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
Brackett Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/20/13
9/10/13
Buckingham Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/29/13
9/5/13
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Cheyenne
Arapaho Hall
1/30/13
9/11/13
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cockerell Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/20/13
9/10/13
Crosman Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/20/13
9/10/13
Farrand Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/6/13
9/11/13
Hallett Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/30/13
9/11/13
Kittredge West
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/29/13
9/5/13
Libby Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/30/13
9/11/13
Reed Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/20/13
9/10/13
Sewall Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/6/13
9/11/13
Smith Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/29/13
9/5/13
Willard Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
1/30/13
9/11/13
On Campus
Family Housing
Apartments and
Homes
Athens Court
Athens North Bldg
Expansion
Faculty/Staff
Newton Court
Marine Court
Firesprinkler
protection
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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Single-Station
Smoke Alarms
(not centrally
monitored)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Smoke
Detection
(monitored by
building fire alarm
system)
Date of Fire Drills Performed
Spring
Semester
2013
Spring
Semester
2013
Yes
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
Yes
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
No
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
No
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
No
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
Yes
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
Non-Campus
Residence Halls
Bear Creek
Apartments
Firesprinkler
protection
Yes
Single-Station
Smoke Alarms
(not centrally
monitored)
Yes
System Smoke
Detection
(monitored by
building fire alarm
system)
Date of Fire Drills Performed
Spring
Semester
2013
Fall Semester
2013
Yes
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
No drills
performed
Bear Creek
Commons
Yes
Yes
Yes
No drills
performed
Darley North Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/13/13
8/28/13
Darley South Hall
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/13/13
8/28/13
Stearns East
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/13/13
8/28/13
Stearns West
Yes
Yes
Yes
2/13/13
8/28/13
2/13/13
8/28/13
Williams Village
North
Yes
Non-Campus
Family Housing
Apartments and
Homes
Smiley Court
Firesprinkler
protection
Partial – All
B Buildings
Yes
Single-Station
Smoke Alarms
(not centrally
monitored)
Yes
Yes
System Smoke
Detection
(monitored by
building fire alarm
system)
Yes – B Buildings
Date of Fire Drills Performed
Spring
Semester
2013
No drills
performed
Fall Semester
2013
No drills
performed
3. Number of Fire Drills Performed
Fire drills are performed in on-campus residential occupancies once per semester (twice per calendar year).
Refer to Table 1 in previous section for dates of each fire drill performed.
4. Fire Safety Policies in Student Housing Facilities
A full list of policies in student housing facilities and procedures that promote fire safety can be found at:
http://www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/residence-halls
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a. Portable Electric Appliances
Electrical appliances that can generate heat or malfunction should never be left unattended. They should be
unplugged after use and not stored until they are cool enough to touch. Personal portable electric heaters
should not be used except under extraordinary circumstances and after conditional written approval by the
Department of Housing and the Campus Fire Marshal. UL listed baseboard heaters distributed by the
Department of Housing are acceptable provided the circuits are not overloaded and other safety precautions
are observed.
b. Smoking
All residence halls are designated as completely smoke free. Smoking is not permitted in residential or
common areas of the residence halls. Smoking is permitted outside the residence halls 25 feet away from
entrances, windows, vents or any other area where the smoke may impact other community members.
Careless disposal of matches and cigarette butts is a common cause of fire. Use caution when disposing of
such items.
If living in off-campus rentals, avoid smoking on all type of combustible furniture. Smoking in bed is extremely
dangerous and is one of the primary causes of fires in living areas. Also please ensure that a sufficient number
of ashtrays are provided and that ashtrays are emptied on a regular basis and when necessary.
c. Open Flames
Many fires occurring in residence halls are a result of burning candles. Camp stoves, open coil heating or
cooking elements, kerosene lamps, etc., can be extremely hazardous. These open flame devices are not
permitted in student rooms. Similarly, burning incense is not allowed. Cooking on barbecue grills and hibachis
is not allowed in or around the halls. Activities such as making candles or waxing skis are not permitted in
your room or areas in the halls other than those designated by the Department of Housing and approved by
the Campus Fire Marshal.
5. Procedures for Student Housing Fire Evacuation
In the event of a fire, all building occupants are instructed to always evacuate the building promptly via the
nearest clear exit and to remain in the designated area outside the building until they are given the word to
re-enter the building. Staff and residents have been made aware of manual fire alarm box locations within the
facility and the fire alarm system may be activated while exiting the building, but in no case should residents
jeopardize their safety to activate the alarms. Once outside the building, the fire should be reported by dialing
9-1-1.
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The following fire emergency instructions are posted in each student room:
a. If You Hear a Fire Alarm
1. Immediately evacuate the building via the shortest and safest route. Do not use elevators.
2. If you notice smoke, use the alternative escape route.
3. Test doors with the back of your hand before opening them. If the door is warm or if you notice smoke,
use an alternative escape route. Check paths for safety before proceeding and close doors behind you.
4. Crawl low if you have to go through smoke.
5. Go to a safe area or to a pre-assigned exterior area for your building.
6. If you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact the emergency personnel outside the
building.
7. If you are trapped during a fire emergency, close all doors between you and the fire. Stuff cracks
around the doors to keep out smoke. Wait at a safe window and signal/call for help. If there is a phone
in the room, call the fire department or 911 and tell them exactly where you are.
8. Stop, Drop and Roll if your clothing catches fire.
b. If You Discover a Fire
1. Leave the fire area and close the door to the area.
2. Sound the fire alarm.
3. Immediately evacuate the building via the shortest and safest route. (Proper use of fire extinguishers
within extinguisher limits and by trained individuals is optional but should not be attempted until
building alarm is actuated and people are evacuated.
4. Do not use elevators. A fire can disrupt the operation of elevators and trap occupants inside.
5. If you notice smoke, use the alternate escape route.
6. Test doors with the back of your hand before opening them. If the door is warm or if you notice smoke,
use an alternative escape route. Check paths for safety before proceeding and close doors behind you.
7. Crawl low if you have to go through smoke.
8. Go to a safe area or to a pre-assigned exterior area for your building.
9. From the nearest phone in a safe area, call 911.
10. Await emergency response personnel at safe location and direct them to the scene.
11. If you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact the emergency personnel outside the
building.
12. If you are trapped during a fire emergency, close all doors between you and the fire and stuff cracks
around the doors to keep out smoke. Wait at a safe window and signal/call for help. If there is a phone
in the room, call 911 and tell them exactly where you are.
13. Stop, Drop and Roll if your clothing catches fire.
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c. Once You Have Evacuated
1. From the nearest phone in the safe area, call 911.
2. If you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact firefighters on scene or at the fire engine,
police officers, or ambulance personnel.
3. Await emergency response personnel at a safe location and direct them to the scene. Report the fire to
the hall office or the nearest available resident advisor. Do not reenter the building until instructed to
do so by the fire department.
4. Follow directions of fire and police personnel and the housing staff.
5. Report to the person who is taking roll.
6. Never reenter the building to save your personal belongings.
7. Stay calm.
6. Policies Students and Employees Should Follow In Case of a Fire
Your worst enemy during a fire is smoke. If you’re surrounded by smoke, get down on the floor and crawl to
safety. Hold your breath and close your eyes if you can. Close doors behind you as you escape. Always use
stairs to escape. Never use an elevator. Here are a few simple fire safety tips:
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Learn the location of fire exits and alarm pull stations near you and know the emergency number for
assistance – 911.
Sound the fire alarm if you see smoke or detect a burning odor.
Have a prepared escape plan and know your escape route.
Remember to remain calm.
Use exit stairs. Never use elevators.
Close doors behind you as you escape. In most cases, this will prevent smoke damage and fire from
entering the room you are exiting.
Do not re-enter a fire-damaged building until it has been declared safe.
If you become trapped, seal off cracks around doors and vents with cloth or rugs. (Soak them in water
if possible.)
Shut off fans and air conditioners.
Signal for help from a window. If a campus phone is still operational, call the University of Colorado
Police Department at 911.
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7. Fire Safety Education and Training Programs
a. RA Academy
The Resident Advisor (RA) Fire Academy is held each August at the University of Colorado Boulder. The
program is run by Boulder Fire-Rescue and is design the help teach student staff about fire safety and lead
effectively during emergencies. Included in this training is: fire extinguisher techniques and practice; smoke
tower evacuation through non-toxic theatrical smoke to teach the importance of evacuating immediately,
scavenger hunt activity through the burn building to demonstrate the importance of clear and accurate “passon” messages, and group classroom scenarios on what to do while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive.
Kim Scott, Boulder’s Fire Safety Education Coordinator, organizes this event and can be contacted at
[email protected]
b. Leadership Fire Academy
The Boulder Fire Department hosts the annual Leadership Fire Academy the second week of September at the
University of Colorado Boulder. The Leadership Academy trains student leaders from sororities, fraternities,
student government and other influential student organizations in hopes of giving them life-saving
information to share with their peers. These students learn the importance of evacuation strategies, fire
behavior in structures, how to properly use a fire extinguisher, and familiarity with search and rescue
techniques used by firefighters. During the academy, students are assigned to work in a “fire crew” that is
placed in situations that require teamwork and cooperation in order to overcome simulated fire emergencies.
The crews will rotate through various activities including:
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A five-story evacuation simulation
A hose station requiring them to connect a hose to a hydrant
Pull hose from a truck and charge a water line
Fire extinguisher use
Compression-only CPR training
Emergency responder and campus fire policy panel discussion
This program is a joint venture of Boulder Fire Rescue Safety Education and University of Colorado Boulder
Office of Student Affairs. It represents an ongoing collaboration between City and University leaders on
important safety issues. Kim Scott, Boulder’s Fire Safety Education Coordinator, organizes this event and can
be contacted at [email protected]
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c. Community Living Agreement Workshop (CLAW)
At the beginning of the fall semester, fire safety information, and information regarding common fire
hazards/safety violations are addressed with residents. Each Resident Advisor (RA) will address fire safety as
part of their Community Living Agreement Workshop (CLAW). Similar information relating to the hazards of
fires in residence halls is repeated to residents during the academic year. This may be relayed to residents via
newsletters, fliers, or by special memoranda to residents coordinated through the Associate Director.
8. Fire Reporting
Per federal law, University of Colorado Boulder is required to annually disclose statistical data on all fires that
occur in on-campus student housing facilities. The following directions are for use by CU-Boulder faculty, staff,
students, and visitors, for ensuring that the proper authorities are contacted when a fire occurs.
a. Emergency Procedure
These directions are specifically for when a small fire has been discovered even if it is extinguished before the
fire department is called. Please note that the Boulder Fire Department needs to be called (dial 9-1-1) for any
fire accidents on campus, no matter how small it may be.
1. Contact 9-1-1, even if the fire appears to be extinguished. If using a non-campus (cell) phone, mention
that you are calling from CU-Boulder.
2. Wait, in a safe location, for the fire department to arrive.
b. Non-Emergency Procedure
Listed below is the procedure for reporting fires that have already been extinguished or where evidence of an
extinguished fire exists. These are for fires for which you are unsure whether Facilities Management may
already be aware. If you find evidence of a fire or if you hear about such a fire, please contact the following:
1. Contact the Facilities Management Service Center at (303) 492-5522.
a. Inform them of your location, the fire location and whether you believe it has been
extinguished.
b. Inform the service desk if a fire extinguisher was discharged during the fire and request a
replacement extinguisher as soon as possible.
c. Provide them with the location of this extinguisher.
All calls related to fire incidents received by the Facilities Management Service Desk are routed to the
University of Colorado Police Department and the Boulder Fire Department for response by the
emergency/first responders on duty. The Service Center Supervisor, Sharon Rice relays immediate
information to the Campus Fire Marshal. Susan Matthews, Records Manager, forwards incident reports to the
Campus Fire Marshal. Annually, fire alarm statistics are compiled by Charles Molocznik, Work Management
Services Manager, and forwarded to the Campus Fire Marshal.
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i. Reporting Flow Chart
Sharon Rice
Service Center Supervisor
Facilities Management
Susan Matthews
Records Manager
Department of Public Safety
Charles Molocznik
Work Management Services Manager
Facilities Management/Operations
Zachary Niehues
Campus Fire Marshal
Facilities Management
9. Plans for Future Improvement
In an effort to promote safety, new campus buildings will continue to be constructed in full compliance with
building and fire codes. We continue to improve fire safety features in older buildings as we request funds
and they become available, e.g., fire sprinklers are continuously installed in many older buildings, stairwells
are being enclosed, etc. These actions will greatly increase student and staff safety, and in the regrettable
event of a fire, will reduce the extent and severity of the emergency.
Specific goals towards this plan for improvements include:
1. Provide fully supervised automatic fire sprinkler coverage for the following buildings
a. Student Recreation Center (REC – 384) – COMPLETED MAY 2014
b. University Club (CLUB – 202)
c. McKenna Languages Bldg (MKNA – 237)
d. Economics Building (ECON – 215)
e. Education Building (EDUC – 217)
f. Denison Arts & Sciences Building (DEN – 207)
g. Litman Research Lab No. 1 (LITR – 566)
h. Science Learning Laboratory (SLL – 576)
i. Housing System Service Center (HSSC – 575)
2. Implement an integrated fire alarm/mass notification system on campus using a combination of new
and existing infrastructure.
3. These improvements will be made barring any unforeseen circumstances.
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10. Fire Statistics
The University of Colorado at Boulder maintains a written fire log that records any fire that occurs in an oncampus student housing facility. To view a hard copy of the current Fire Log, please contact the Campus Fire
Marshal at (303) 492-4042. An up-to-date electronic version of this Fire Log is accessible anytime at the
following links:
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Fire Log 2013:
o https://www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attached-files/FireLog_2013_0.pdf
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Fire Log 2012:
o http://www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attached-files/FireLog_2012.pdf
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Fire Log 2011:
o http://www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attached-files/FireLog_2011.pdf
Additionally, annual fire statistics are compiled for every on-campus student housing facility. An electronic
copy is accessible anytime at the following link:

Fire Statistics 2013:
o http:/www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attached-files/FireStatistics_2013.pdf
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Fire Statistics 2012:
o https://www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attachedfiles/FireStatistics_2012_0.pdf
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Fire Statistics 2011:
o http:/www.colorado.edu/firelifesafety/sites/default/files/attached-files/FireStatistics_2011.pdf
The three most recent years are included within Appendix A of this report.
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11. Appendix A: 2011-2013 Fire Statistics Tables
a. 2013
Residential Facility
Total Fires
in Each
Building
Fire
Number
Cause of Fire
Number of
Injuries That
Required
Treatment in
a Medical
Facility
Number of
Deaths
Related to
a Fire
Value of
Property
Damage Caused
by Fire
Residence Halls
Aden Hall (ADEN)
Andrews Hall (ANDS)
Arnett Hall (ARNT)
Baker Hall (BKER)**
Bear Creek Apartments
(BCAPB)
Bear Creek Commons (BCC)
Brackett Hall (BRKT)
Buckingham Hall (BUCK)
Cheyenne Arapaho Hall
(CHEY)
Cockerell Hall (CKRL)
Crosman Hall (CROS)
Darley North Hall (DLYT)
Darley South Hall (DLYT)
Farrand Hall (FRND)
Hallett Hall (HLET)
Kittredge West (KITW)*
Libby Hall (LIBY)
Reed Hall (REED)
Sewell Hall (SWLL)
Smith Hall (SMTH)
Stearns East (STRN)
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
< $100
n/a
< $100
Stearns West (STRN)
Willard Hall (WLRD)
Williams Village North
(WVN)
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Arson
n/a
Electrical transformer
failure
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
< $100
n/a
n/a
n/a
2
1
Family Housing Apartments and Homes
Athens Court (ATCT)
Athens North Court (ATHN)
Faculty/Staff Court (FACT)
Newton Court (NTCT)
Marine Court (MRCT)
Smiley Court B1 (SMCTB1)
Smiley Court B2 (SMCTB2)
Smiley Court B3 (SMCTB3)
Smiley Court B4 (SMCTB4)
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
3
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Stove cooking materials
n/a
n/a
n/a
* Kittredge West was under construction during spring semester 2013 and not occupied
** Baker Hall was under construction during 2013 and not occupied
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b. 2012
Residential Facility
Total Fires
in Each
Building
Fire
Number
Cause
of Fire
Number of Injuries That
Required Treatment in a
Medical Facility
Number of
Deaths Related
to a Fire
Value of Property
Damage Caused by
Fire
Residence Halls
Aden Hall (ADEN)
Andrews Hall (ANDS)
Arnett Hall (ARNT)
Baker Hall (BKER)
Bear Creek
Apartments (BCAPB)
Bear Creek
Commons (BCC)
Brackett Hall (BRKT)
Buckingham Hall
(BUCK)
Cheyenne Arapaho
Hall (CHEY)
Cockerell Hall (CKRL)
Crosman Hall (CROS)
Darley North Hall
(DLYT)
Darley South Hall
(DLYT)
Farrand Hall (FRND)
Hallett Hall (HLET)
Kittredge West
(KITW)*
Libby Hall (LIBY)
Reed Hall (REED)
Sewell Hall (SWLL)
Smith Hall (SMTH)
Stearns East (STRN)
Stearns West (STRN)
Willard Hall (WLRD)
Williams Village
North (WVN)
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Family Housing Apartments and Homes
Athens Court (ATCT)
Athens North Court
(ATHN)
Faculty/Staff Court
(FACT)
Newton Court (NTCT)
Marine Court (MRCT)
Smiley Court B1
(SMCTB1)
Smiley Court B2
(SMCTB2)
Smiley Court B3
(SMCTB3)
Smiley Court B4
(SMCTB4)
0
0
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
0
0
0
0
0
n/a
n/a
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
* Kittredge West was under construction during 2012 and not occupied
13 | 2014 ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT
c. 2011
Residential Facility
Total
Fires in
Each
Building
Fire
Number
Cause
of Fire
Number of Injuries That
Required Treatment in a
Medical Facility
Number of
Deaths
Related to a
Fire
Value of Property
Damage Caused by Fire
Residence Halls
Aden Hall (ADEN)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Andrews Hall (ANDS)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Arnett Hall (ARNT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Baker Hall (BKER)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Bear Creek Apartments
(BCAPB)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Bear Creek Commons (BCC)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Brackett Hall (BRKT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Buckingham Hall (BUCK)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Cheyenne Arapaho Hall
(CHEY)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Cockerell Hall (CKRL)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
College Inn (CICC)*
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Crosman Hall (CROS)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Darley North Hall (DLYT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Darley South Hall (DLYT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Farrand Hall (FRND)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Hallett Hall (HLET)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Kittredge West (KITW)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Libby Hall (LIBY)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Reed Hall (REED)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Sewell Hall (SWLL)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Smith Hall (SMTH)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Stearns East (STRN)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Stearns West (STRN)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Willard Hall (WLRD)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Williams Village North
(WVN)**
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Family Housing Apartments and Homes
Athens Court (ATCT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Athens North Court (ATHN)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Faculty/Staff Court (FACT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Newton Court (NTCT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Marine Court (MRCT)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Smiley Court B1 (SMCTB1)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Smiley Court B2 (SMCTB2)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Smiley Court B3 (SMCTB3)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
Smiley Court B4 (SMCTB4)
0
n/a
0
0
n/a
* College Inn closed at start of semester Fall 2011
** Williams Village North opened at start of semester Fall 2011
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