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Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report

Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

The Cabrillo Community College District Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous four years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the District, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.  You may obtain a current copy of this report by contacting Admissions and Records, Vice President of Student Services office, or Sheriff’s Office, Cabrillo Division.  The current copy and prior copies may also be reviewed by using the links below.

Prepared by:
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division
(Updated October 2013)

 



Table of Contents

1.0   INTRODUCTION

2.0   CABRILLO COLLEGE LAW ENFORCEMENT

2.1   Police Authority
2.2   Investigation Division
2.3   Mission Statement
2.4   Sheriff's Security Officers

3.0   REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

3.1   Emergencies
3.2   Non-emergencies

4.0   CRIME STATISTICS

4.6   Definition of Crimes

5.0   CRIME PREVENTION

5.1   Megan's Law
5.2   Incident Information Procedure
5.3   Daily Crime Logs
5.4   Escort Service

5.5   Safety Tips

6.0   SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION

6.1   Sexual Assault
6.2   Sexual Assault Investigative Guarantee
6.3   Counseling and Health Services
6.4   Student Crisis Intervention
6.5   Sexual Harassment

7.0   CAMPUS FACILITIES ACCESS AND SECURITY

8.0   WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED

9.0   SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION

10.0 SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES

 


 

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1.0   INTRODUCTION

The Federal Student Right-to-Know, Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act now cited as, "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis through appropriate publications, mailings or computer network to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request. This report contains the annual report concerning and crime statistics as well as information about campus programs and activities intended to promote crime awareness, campus safety and security.

This report complies with the provisions as codified in: 1) United States Code, Title 20, Section 1092(f) and amended in 1992 and 1998, 2) United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Chapter VI, Part 668, Section 668.47, and 3) California Education Code, Sections 67380-67385.

This report is printed annually in the Cabrillo College Student Schedule of Classes. Copies of this report may also be obtained, in person, from the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division or by visiting the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division Web Site located at http://www.cabrillo.cc.ca.us/busserv/police/.

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2.0 CABRILLO COLLEGE LAW ENFORCEMENT

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division is contracted by the Governing Board with the authority and responsibility to enforce, on College property all applicable local, state, and federal laws, with a special emphasis on the laws involving weapons, alcohol, drugs and narcotics. Cabrillo College Sheriff's Deputies have the authority and duty to conduct criminal investigations, arrest violators and suppress campus crime.

2.1 Police Authority

Cabrillo College Sheriff's Deputies are duly sworn peace officers under California Penal Code Section 830.1(a). The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards (POST). The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division is comprised of one (1) Sheriff Sergeant, two (2) sworn Deputy Sheriffs, and three (3) Sheriff's Security Officers. Deputies patrol the campus 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division is the primary agency for reporting and investigating criminal activity occurring on the Cabrillo College campuses. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division also provides immediate response to all police, fire and medical emergencies.

When a crime is reported, a uniformed officer will take the initial report outlining the circumstances of the incident, as well as any other pertinent information.

2.2 Investigation Division

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office investigation division is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of criminal activities which have occurred on the College campuses. The investigation division works to determine the exact nature of all reported cases to determine the identity of the criminal offender. Cases involving identifiable criminal offenders are regularly filed with the District Attorney's office for criminal prosecution and/or with the Vice President of Student Services for administrative action when the offender is a Cabrillo College student.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is computer linked to city, state and federal criminal justice agencies for access to criminal records, information on wanted persons, as well as stolen property and stolen vehicle information.

2.3 Mission Statement

Our mission is to be united with Cabrillo Community College to make the campus a place where all people can attend safely and without fear.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has a proud history of aggressively attacking crime in a proactive and timely manner. We strive to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and personal integrity. We are also committed to developing and applying community-based policing and problem solving techniques. To this end, we augment our time-tested policing methods with innovative approaches to Cabrillo Community College protection and involvement. In our professional responsibilities, we value:

  • Excellence and effectiveness solving crime and college community problems
  • Partnerships with the college community
  • Flexibility in adapting to change
  • Risk taking, innovation, and creativity
  • Equal protection and service for all
  • Quality training and commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Managing all of our resources prudently and effectively
  • Ongoing evaluation of our progress

In our individual conduct and relationships with others, we value:

  • Integrity and ethical behavior
  • Respect for the rule of the law and for the dignity of all people
  • The acceptance of responsibility and accountability for our actions
  • Empathy and compassion for others
  • Direct and open communications
  • The acceptance of healthy, respectful disagreements
  • Problem resolution methods that are supportive and positive for all involved

2.4 Sheriff's Security Officers

In addition to the sworn peace officers, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division employs three (3) Sheriff's Security Officers who patrol the campus during the evening hours and weekends. Security Officers provide on-site security to assist students and staff in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminal offenders.

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3.0 REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

For safety sake, community members are strongly encouraged to immediately report criminal activity and suspicious person(s) to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division has primary jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating crimes and providing police protection and services to the College community. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is located on campus in building # 1185

3.1 Emergencies

Police, fire or medical emergencies can be reported by dialing "911" from any telephone on campus. All telephones located at Cabrillo College (campus, or public telephones) are tied to the 911 emergency system. Emergencies can also be reported by using any one of the 27 blue light emergency call-boxes located throughout campus, or by using the emergency intercom system located in all elevators. At off-campus locations, calls for service should be directed to the local law enforcement agency.

3.2 Non-emergencies

Non-emergencies can be reported to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division by dialing 831-479-6313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; or County dispatch 831-688-1117, 24 hours a day. All suspected crimes, regardless of their nature, should be reported immediately to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division. At off-campus locations, calls for assistance should be directed to the local law enforcement agency.

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4.0 CRIME STATISTICS

Crime statistics are collected and reported annually by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division. Statistics for specified criminal offenses are collected by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffss Office Cabrillo College Division and reported for the following locations: 1) all buildings and property located on campus or public property located within a reasonable contiguous geographic area surrounding the Cabrillo College campus.

4.1 CRIME STATISTICS REPORT - Update in progress

 

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013  

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

 

0  

Alcohol Offenses

1 1 0 0  

Arson

0 1 0 0  

Battery

6 3 0 0  

Bomb Threats

1 0 0 0  

Burglary

22 19 16 4  

Drug Arrests/Citations

6 3 4 2  
Drug Sales 0 0 0 0  
DUI 2 1 0 0  
Exposure 1 0 0 0  
File Fraud Police Report 0 0 0 0  
Fraud 2 1 0 0  

Hate Crimes

0 0 0 0  

Hit & Run - Vehicle Accident

10 7 0 2  

Missing Person

0 0 0 0  

Motor Vehicle Theft

0 1 0 0  

Murder

0 0 0 0  

Possess Stolen Property

1 0 0 0  

Rape

0 0 0 0  

Robbery

1 0 0 0  

Simple Assault

3 1 0 0  

Sexual Battery

3 0 0 0  

Suspended License

1 0 0 0  

Theft

26 11 0 10  

Vandalism

34 23 0 2  

Violate Court Order

0 2 0 2  

Warrant Arrest

0 4 0 0  

Weapons Offenses

3 3 0 0  

Other

65 44 0 11  

 

         

Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo College Division

 

4.6 Definitions

Murder

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

Manslaughter

The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offenses (Forcible)

Any sexual act against another person without the other person's consent.

Sexual intercourse with another person without the other person's consent.

Sodomy, anal penetration or oral copulation with another person without the other person's consent.

Rape with a foreign object (vaginal, anal) of another person without the other person's consent

Sexual battery is the touching of the intimate parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the other person's consent..

Sex Offenses (Non-forcible)

Any unlawful, but consensual sex act with another person.

Incest--consensual sexual intercourse between persons who are related to one another within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited.

Statutory rape--consensual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent.

Sex Offenses (Other)

All other unlawful misdemeanor behaviors of a sexual nature.

Indecent exposure

Unlawful voyeurism

Prostitution

Loitering in a public restroom for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting in any lewd act.

Robbery

The unlawful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his/her immediate presence, and against his/her will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful assault upon the person of another with a firearm, deadly weapon, object , instrument or by any means or use of force likely to produce great bodily harm. (Includes attempts, whether or not an injury occurred.)

Physical Abuse

Means any reported act of physical abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, threats of violence and/or threatening conduct to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division.

Burglary

The unlawful entry into a defined structure or locked vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or any felony.

Vehicle Theft

The unlawful taking of a vehicle (as defined) without the consent of the owner with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the owner of title or possession of the vehicle.

Narcotics/Drug Offenses

The unlawful possession, sale, use, transportation, cultivation, manufacturing, and/or making of narcotic drugs.

Alcohol Offenses

The unlawful possession, sale, transportation, manufacturing furnishing alcohol to a minor (under 21 years), transportation, manufacturing, or maintaining an unlawful drinking place, and/or public drunkenness.

Weapons Offenses

The unlawful possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, illegal knife (blades 2-1/2"), or explosive device with certain exceptions, while on the property except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division Supervisor. In addition, the California Penal Code prohibits the possession or control of fireworks, explosive devices, Pellet or BB guns, switch blade knifes, nunchakus, billy clubs or any other deadly weapon.

Hate Crime:

No person shall by force or threat of force, willfully injure, intimidate, interfere with, oppress, or threaten any other person , or knowingly deface, damage, or destroy the real or personal property of any other person for the purpose of intimidating or interfering in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or laws of this state or by the Constitution or laws of the United States because of the person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation, or because he/she perceives that the other person has one or more of those characteristics.

Hate Incident:

Any noncriminal act of bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or political beliefs of that person or group, or bias based upon a perception that the person or group has one or more of those characteristics.

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5.0 CRIME PREVENTION

One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of Cabrillo College to inform students, staff and visitors, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problem that poses a reasonable threat to their safety. Such information will normally be distributed through fliers, posters, brochures, Email, Internet, and through press releases. The Voice, a student newspaper, will be utilized for these communications to students. Internal publications will be used to disseminate information to faculty and staff.

Another critical element of a campus crime prevention program is training. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, the Women's Center, the Associated Students Rape Prevention Program, and the Student Health Services department sponsor programs on various topics ranging from self-defense and sexual assault prevention to substance abuse awareness.

Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of people watching out for one another. All faculty, staff, students and visitors are asked to be alert, security conscious, and involved. Call the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office by dialing 9-1-1 from any phone on campus whenever a suspicious person or circumstance is observed. The prevention of crime is a top priority. The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division supports a proactive crime prevention unit that works closely with community members to make Cabrillo College a safer place. Crime prevention and awareness programs begin with freshman orientation presentations involving issues of student conduct, academic dishonesty, civility, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, substance abuse, alcohol, and hate violence. Then throughout the year, Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division regularly gives presentations and workshops on topics such as personal safety, self-defense, office safety, rape prevention, vehicle and residential security.

Crime is a serious problem for which there are no easy answers or solutions. Therefore, all members of the Cabrillo College community are encouraged to assist one another by taking responsibility for one's own security and assist with the security needs of others. While the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division may offer advice and assistance regarding safety considerations, the primary responsibility for your safety rests with you.

5.1 Megan's Law

The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division obtained a computer system to inform students and staff members regarding registered sex offenders at the campus. This information can be disclosed under Californiaâs Meganâs Law. Megan's Law information is available at the Sheriff's Office, at Cabrillo College, building 950.

The so-called "Meganâs Law" is named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka of Hamilton Township, NJ, who was killed in 1994. Charged with the crime was a convicted sex offender, who the Kankas were unaware, lived across the street from them.

After the murder, New Jersey passed "Meganâs Law," and in 1994 federal crime measures included similar provisions allowing states to inform a community when a convicted sex offender moves into the area. In 1996 President Bill Clinton signed legislation requiring states to notify communities when a sex offender moves into the area. In signing the law Clinton noted the rights of former offenders, but said "there is no greater right than a parentâs right to raise a child in safety and love."

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has categorized each registered sex offender as either "High Risk Sex Offender", "Serious Sex Offender", or "Other". This information is accessed in a CD-ROM format through the Cabrillo Division lap top computer. Only registered sex offenders in the category "High Risk Sex Offender" and "Serious Sex Offender" can have their information released to the public.

The procedure for the release of this information is covered in Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Policy and Procedures, which allows viewing the computer after signing a waiver that the information will not be used illegally.

This computer is updated monthly, assuring the latest information available to the viewer.

5.2 Incident Information Procedure

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office is committed to ensuring that the Cabrillo College campus is a place where all people can attend safely and without fear. We are also committed to developing and applying community-based policing and problem solving techniques. To this end, we augment our time-tested policing methods with innovative approaches to Cabrillo Community College protection and involvement. In the event that a crime occurs on-campus the following procedures will be used to inform faculty, staff, students, and the community at large.

The following procedures will be used when a crime has been reported and only when the disclosure of the information does not jeopardize the criminal investigation.

Email

An email will be sent to all college members as soon as logistically possible upon receipt of the report of a crime on campus. Emails may include precautionary measures on how to prevent further occurrences of a particular crime.

News Release

A written news release will be sent to local newspapers, radio and television stations to ensure widest possible dissemination of information.

Safety Alerts

Flyers will be widely distributed and posted on bulletin boards and in other conspicuous areas around campus to immediately alert the community of any violent incidents that occur on or near the campus. The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office will distribute Safety Alerts as soon as logistically possible upon receiving a report of a violent crime on campus, when applicable.

Safety Bulletins

Flyers will be published and posted on bulletin boards and distributed widely to inform the college community of any nonviolent crime occurring on campus. Bulletins will include precautionary measures on how to prevent further occurrences of a particular crime.

Internet Postings

Information will be posted to the Cabrillo College Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Website at http://www.cabrillo.cc.ca.us/busserv/police

Your role in keeping the campus safe

If you see a crime committed on campus, or you are a victim of a crime you should report the incident immediately by contacting the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division by dialing 9-1-1 from any campus phone. Emergency blue light telephones are located on buildings throughout the campus.

5.3 Daily Crime Logs

Daily Crime Logs are available for review by going to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office on the Cabrillo College Campus in Room 1185.

5.4 Escort Service

The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division offers a campus escort service. The on duty deputy carries a cellular telephone and a pager. If a student or staff member requests an escort, the on duty deputy meets them at a requested location and escorts them to their classroom, vehicle or other desired location on campus. This service is available to everyone on both the Watsonville and Aptos campus.

How to request Escort Service

Use any of the courtesy/emergency phones located throughout campus.
Click below for a map of phone locations.

Courtesy/Emergency Phone Locations

Hours of operation: 8am-11pm

Telephone num

 

 

 

 

 

Aptos Campus (831) 212-8464
Watsonville Campus (831) 212-8466
Scotts Valley Campus (831) 212-8464

5.5 Safety Tips

On Campus

Car Safety

  • Always lock your car doors after entering or leaving your car.
  • Always try to park in well-lit areas.
  • Have your car keys in your hand so you don't have to linger outside before entering your car.  Keys can also serve as a possible weapon against an attacker.
  • Always check the back seat of your car before getting into your car.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division or an open business for help.  Do not go home. Don't let a potential attacker or robber know where you live.
  • If your car breaks down, raise the hood and attach a white cloth to the car antenna.  If someone stops to help, stay in your car with your car doors locked, and ask them to call the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division 479-6313, or 809-0364 (Aptos), or 809-0365 (Watsonville) and/or a tow truck.
  • You may not be able to avoid crime or a confrontation with a criminal no matter how careful you are.  That is why it is important to know what to do if you do become a victim of a crime.

Get Help Immediately - map for location of Courtesy Emergency Phones

  • Dial 9-1-1 and tell the 911 operator where you are and what happened.
  • Try to remember as many details about the assailant as possible, such as clothing, hair color, tattoos, scars or other identifiable marks.  Write this information down, don't trust your memory.
  • Do not disturb or destroy any possible evidence.

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6.0 SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION

Cabrillo College is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment, free from intimidation and the fear of falling victim to a sexual assault. Members of the Cabrillo College community are encouraged to avail themselves to the special services offered by campus programs designed to assist, educate, and promote crime awareness, prevention programs/strategies. These programs/departments also provide valuable assistance to those who have fallen victim to such crimes. These departments are:

 

1. Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division

479-6314

2. Cabrillo College Health Services office, Katie Dowling

479-6435

3. Barbara Schultz-Perez, Counselor

477-5108

4. Dianne Avelar, Pyschological Counselor

479-6230

 5. Vice President of Student Services, Dennis Baily

479-6317

 

6.1 Sexual Assault

Persons who believe they have been sexually assaulted or who were the object of any sex offense should immediately contact their Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division by dialing 9-1-1 to initiate a crime report. Students may also contact their Vice-President of Student Service, 479-6317, for information and assistance regarding the filing of a criminal complaint or to initiate a complaint under the Cabrillo College Student Rights and Responsibilities.

The preservation of criminal evidence is essential to the successful prosecution of a sex offense. Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division personnel have been specially trained in the proper handling, identification, collection and preservation of such evidence. Therefore, it is essential that in cases of sexual assault, the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division be contacted as soon as possible.

Cabrillo College students and employees suspected of committing a sex offense of any kind are subject to criminal prosecution in addition to disciplinary action under college policies and regulations. Campus disciplinary action can be initiated even if criminal charges are not pursued. Following the final determination of a campus disciplinary procedure regarding an allegation of sexual criminal misconduct, sanctions may be imposed that include, but are not limited to, suspension or dismissal of offending student(s) and censure, demotion, suspension, or termination of employment of an offending Cabrillo College employee(s).

In addition to criminal prosecution, complaints against students accused of sexual battery, attempted rape, rape, or other sex offenses will be processed in accordance with the procedures in the Cabrillo College Student Rights and Responsibilities. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and both shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought forth alleging a sex offense. A copy of the Cabrillo College Student Rights and Responsibilities is available by calling the Student Services Office at 479-6317.

6.2 Sexual Assault Investigative Guarantee

If you have been sexually assaulted, you have the right to report the assault to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division. As an encouragement to report sexual assaults, the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division is committed to the following principles by providing ten guarantees.

WE WILL meet with you alone, privately, and you may be accompanied by a personal advocate.

WE WILL provide a female officer to conduct the initial interview if requested and one is available.

WE WILL fully investigate your case, regardless of the gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or religion of the parties involved.

WE WILL not pre-judge you or your actions. Assault victims are victims and therefore not responsible for the criminal actions of others.

WE WILL treat you and your case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, and understanding.

WE WILL assist you in arranging for your medical needs, and/or hospital treatment.

WE WILL provide you with advocate and counseling referral information.

WE WILL not release your name to the public or to the press.

WE WILL discuss and explain the criminal justice process. You will be kept informed as to the progress of the investigation, which may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the offender.

WE WILL be available to answer your questions, and to assist you as the process of investigation and/or prosecution progresses.

6.3 Counseling and Health Services

Counseling is available on campus. Victims may also be referred to community based counseling resources. Students may also contact the Cabrillo College Student Health Center for medical care and advice.

Counseling & Guidance (831) 479-6247

Cabrillo Advancement Program (831) 479-5637

Disabled Student Programs & Services (831) 479-6395

Extended Opportuninty Program & Services (831) 479-6530

International Student Services (831) 479-6200

Puente Project (831)479-6541

Transfer & Career Center (831) 479-5731

Watsonville Center Counselors (831) 786-4734

 

NOTE: Contact the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division at all times during medical emergencies, student intoxication and/or under the influence or for any threat or act of physical violence.

Dial "9-1-1" if the student is unconscious!

6.4 Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the Cabrillo Community College District to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal statutes, or the force of law.

It shall be a violation of this policy for anyone who is authorized to recommend or take personnel or academic actions affecting an employee or student, or who is otherwise authorized to transact business or perform other acts or services on behalf of the Cabrillo Community College District to engage in sexual harassment as defined in District Administrative Regulations 5040 on Nondiscrimination.

It is the intent of this policy and Administrative Regulations 5040 to provide all parties with due process of law against irresponsible or false accusation. It is also intended that retaliatory or retributive behavior may not occur simply because an accusation has been made.

Within the educational environment, sexual harassment is prohibited between students, between employees and students, and non-students and students.

Within the work environment, sexual harassment is prohibited between supervisors and employees, between employees, and between nonemployees and employees.

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7.0 CAMPUS FACILITIES ACCESS AND SECURITY

Cabrillo College is a community facility open to those who have business on the campus or who wish to visit for any legitimate reason during hours of operation. The only persons barred from visiting the campus are those restrained by court order or by order of the college president or his/her agent for reasons specified by California law.

Keys are provided to individual staff members on a need-to-enter basis as determined by the appropriate manager or administrator. Lost keys must be reported to employee supervisor(s) and to the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division on campus.

Keys should not be loaned to other staff members and may never be given or issued to students. The Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division will confiscate any keys which have not been specifically issued to the individual found with key. Unlawful possession or duplication of District keys is a misdemeanor.

District property may not be removed from the college facilities without expressed written permission from the division chair or department manager. Unauthorized removal of district property is a violation of law and may be prosecuted by the District.

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8.0 WEAPONS ARE PROHIBITED

California state law prohibits the possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, explosive device, fireworks, nunchakus, mental knuckles, shuriken, billy club, sap, or any other deadly weapon or prohibited knife and/or knives while on the property of the Cabrillo College campus', except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Cabrillo Division.

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9.0 SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION

Cabrillo College students and employees with substance abuse problems (including alcohol) create a health and safety risk for themselves and for others. Such abuses can also result in a wide range of serious emotional and behavioral problems. Therefore, Cabrillo College makes available to students and employees a variety of alcohol and substance abuse programs. These programs are designed to discourage the use of illicit substances and to educate students and others as to the merits of legal and responsible alcohol consumption.

Cabrillo College Counseling Services provides counseling and referral services to students who are troubled by a substance abuse problem. Group and individual counseling sessions are available to students at no cost. All information regarding any contact or counseling is confidential and will be treated in accordance with College policies, state and federal laws. A student's decision to seek assistance will not be used in connection with any academic determination or as a basis for disciplinary action.

Cabrillo College employees who have substance abuse problems are encouraged to seek assistance through the Cabrillo College Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) located on campus. Individual counseling, referral and other valuable services are available through this office.

To learn more about alcohol and substance abuse prevention online visit the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies ö or the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

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10.0 SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES

The Cabrillo College campuses have been designated "Drug free workplace" (BP 5200) and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted.

The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division. Violators are subject to Cabrillo College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the Cabrillo College Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior College approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by Cabrillo College. The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on the College campus is governed by Cabrillo College Alcohol Policy and California state law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC). However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the Santa Cruz County Sheriffâs Office Cabrillo Division.

Alcohol may be served on campus only as part of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management educational program



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