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Campus Security

Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act


UW-Eau Claire Annual Security Report and Policy Statement

Reports of criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on the campus of UW-Eau Claire shall be made to the University Police. The University Police shall respond in accordance with established law enforcement procedures.

General access to and use of the facilities at UW-Eau Claire is governed by Chapters UWS 18 & 21, Wisconsin Administrative Code and institutional policies on file in the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Administration, Finance and Facilities, the Director of University Centers, and the Director of Housing and Residence Life. Security is provided in the maintenance of the university’s facilities through a number of mechanisms, including limitations on hours of operation, policies on building key authorization, restricting access to those bearing proper identification as university staff or students, the provision of adequate lighting, and making available telephone call services for emergency assistance.

Specific security may vary with the type of university facility. At UW-Eau Claire foot, bike, and vehicular patrol by the University Police provide twenty-four hour services to the campus during the year. The University Centers, including the W.R. Davies Center, the Hilltop Center and Crest Wellness Center have supervisory staff on duty during the times they are utilized by students or the public.

University residence halls are staffed by full-time hall directors and student resident assistants living on each floor, and twenty four hour desk operations. Access to university residence halls is limited after 12:00 a.m. to students and their guests. Each student’s room is equipped with Unicam punch lock systems, one-way security viewing, and residents are provided information and instruction on university rules, regulations and policies that are intended to provide for their safety. Door alarms are utilized to secure closed areas of the residence halls during appropriate hours.

The Housing and Residence Life office provides a Resident Escort Shuttle Service (RESS) for the residence hall students. The service provides a shuttle van during limited hours each evening. The shuttle will not operate during inclement weather conditions. Contact RESS at 715-559-5468.

In accordance with s. 36.11(2), Wisconsin Statutes, the University Police at UW-Eau Claire are staffed by peace officers who meet the standards of the Wisconsin law enforcement standards board and have the power to arrest and bring before the courts persons violating the law on university property. The university’s peace officers cooperate with local police authorities in the exercise of their responsibilities. It is the policy of the University Police to encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the Office of Public Safety, or the appropriate local police authorities.

UW-Eau Claire provides information to students and employees about campus security procedures and practices, encourages them to be responsible for their own security and the security of others, and informs them about the prevention of others, and informs them about the prevention of crimes. The university conducts in-service programs with students and employees regarding crime prevention, safety, and sexual assault issues. It provides written information through the Student Services and Standards Handbook along with the publication “Your Right to Know” on sexual assault, crime statistics from the City of Eau Claire and sexual assaults reported to university officials in the previous year in accordance with UWS Act 177. In addition, the University utilizes public forums, the new student orientation program, the campus and local media, annual reports and news releases from the University Police and the Eau Claire Police Department to provide additional information and to address issues of safety and crime awareness.

UW-Eau Claire cooperates with local police authorities to monitor and record information concerning criminal activity representing a hazard to university students occurring away from the campus. Statistics concerning the occurrence of crime on campus during the most recent school year as reported under the Campus Security Act format are reprinted in the tables on this page. At UW-Eau Claire, training sessions are provided for faculty and students who make frequent presentations in residence halls to student organizations and in classes to promote an increased awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses. Counseling Services and Student Health Service staff members conduct outreach programs with University students, faculty and staff to make individuals aware of resources, treatment, additional sources of referral and follow-up services available to both prevent and deal with sex offenses. The Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault (CASA) provides professional advocacy services and a 24-hour crisis hotline maintained by volunteers. Victims can request an advocate for them at the hospital and police department as well as through the legal process. The office telephone number is 715-836-HELP (715-836-4357) and is located in Old Library 2119. CASA (Victim Services Director) provides training to first responders. The community–based Bolton Refuge House also provides programs in classes and to students dealing with the issues of relationship violence and sex offenses.

The University will aggressively prosecute perpetrators who engage in sex offenses, utilizing law enforcement agencies and established University procedures. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Disciplinary Procedures (University of Wisconsin System - Chapter UWS 17) provides specific authority for the University to discipline students who engage in conduct which constitutes a danger to the personal safety of others. Section 17.06(1) authorizes disciplinary action against a student “for intentional conduct which constitutes a serious danger to the personal safety of other members of the University community or guests.” Disciplinary sanctions under this provision would include actions affecting the status of the student including probation, suspension or expulsion. A full description of these procedures is available on request from the Dean of Students Office and on-line: Blugold Code

The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding and both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging a sexual assault. Students are encouraged to notify the University Police (715-836-2222) or the Eau Claire Police Department (9-911 from on-campus phones; 911 from a pay phone or off-campus phones) if they are the victim of any sexual offense. Whether or not the student decides to press charges, reporting the event will ensure that evidence is preserved should you decide to press charges later. It may also prevent the attacker from victimizing others. You may also contact the agencies and individuals listed in the index under Emergency Contacts for assistance if you have been sexually assaulted. Additional assistance is available in the Dean of Students Office. Assistance could include providing alternate living locations in residence halls, alternate enrollments in courses and academic arrangements, and assistance in obtaining “No-contact” or “Restraining Orders.”

The possession, use, and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs are regulated at UW-Eau Claire in accordance with the Drug Free Schools Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, applicable provisions of state and federal law, and Chapter UWS 18, Wisconsin Administrative Code. The University Police enforce violations of underage drinking laws, and other violations of state and federal laws regulating the possession, use and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs. In addition, UW-Eau Claire provides counseling and referral services for students and faculty dealing with alcohol and drug abuse concerns. A variety of community and county resources are also available to assist individuals who need help in this area. Additional information can be obtained by calling Counseling Service, 715-836-5521. Confidential employee assistance is available by contacting the same number.

Employees who have problems with alcohol or controlled sub-stances are encouraged to contact their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coordinator for referral to counseling or treatment programs. Voluntary contacts with the EAP coordinator are confidential. The UW-Eau Claire EAP Coordinator can be reached by phone 715-836-5521.

Student Right to Know completion rates

Graduation rates for UW-Eau Claire and all UW system institutions are published and available through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Uniform Crime Report

National statistics
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
Year       Number of Offenses*
2005       94,347
2006       92,757
2007       90,427
2008       89,000
2009       85,500 (Est.)

State statistics
Office of Justice Assistance, State of Wisconsin, Sexual Assaults in Wisconsin
Year       Number Reported†
2005       5,364
2006       5,407
2007       5,227
2008       4,650
2009       4,627

2010       4,857

City sexual assault statistics
Eau Claire Police Dept. arrests
Year       Number Reported †
2005       54 (of 65 incidents)
2006       48 (of 64 incidents)
2007       56 (of 93 incidents)
2008       41 (of 74 incidents)
2009       74 (of 97 incidents)
2010       32 (of 75 incidents)
2011       37 (of 88 incidents)

2012       60 (of 111 incidents)

University sexual assault statistics
Year       Number of Reports**
2008       14
2009       13
2010       20
2011       17
2012       22

2013       52

 

* Includes forcible rape, assaults, or attempts to commit rape by force or threat of force.
† Sexual assaults as defined by Section 940.225, Wisconsin Statutes. One out of six sexual assaults is a rape.
**S36.11(21)(a)(1)a Wisconsin Statutes, requires the University to publish sexual assaults reported to or witnessed by employees. Statistics are not available regarding whether or not these have been reported to law enforcement agencies. These statistics are almost always different from sexual assault data reported under the Student Right To Know & Campus Security Act (Clery Act).

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA) is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. The CSCPA requires sex offenders, who must register under state law, to provide notice of enrollment or employment at any institution of higher education (IHE) in that state where the offender resides, as well as notice of each change of enrollment or employment status at the IHE. This information will then be made available by the state authorities to the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the IHE is located.

Sex offender information in the State of Wisconsin is compiled by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC website allows you to search their sex offender database online: http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public. To learn the identity of registered sex offenders on or near campus, or anywhere in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry. This site can be searched by zip code or by name.

Below is helpful zip code information for conducting your search:
• UW-Eau Claire's zip code is 54701
• Eau Claire's zip codes are 54701, 54702, 54703
• Chippewa Falls' zip code is 54729
• Altoona's zip code is 54720
• Eleva's zip code is 54738
• Fall Creek's zip code is 54742

For more information on crime statistics contact University Police.

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