Annual Security Report 2014
CRESCENT SCHOOLS OF GAMING & BARTENDING
Annual Security Report
As of October 1, 2015
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Crescent Schools of Gaming & Bartending (the school) provides current and prospective students, their families, and school employees with the institution’s security policy, as well as statistics of crime occurrences on and in the vicinity of school property. The school issues its Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Report on an annual basis. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning on-campus crimes as well as the school’s policies regarding campus security, crime reporting, emergency notification procedures, sexual abuse and drug and alcohol abuse policy. The full text of this report can be located on our web site at www.crescent.edu. Copies of the report are also available upon request to the school director at each school location. Staff and current students are advised of its availability annually.
Timely Warning Notification
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of school officials constitutes an ongoing or continuous threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through school announcement, posting to the student bulletin board, and the school’s facebook page. Notification may be issued alerting the campus community of any Clery Act crimes that are reported to campus or law authorities, when, in the judgment of those authorities, that situation represents a significant and on-going threat to the school community, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Anyone with information concerning a timely warning should report the circumstances to the school director or nearest school employee.
Preparation of Disclosure of Crime Statistics
Responsibility for preparing this report begins with the school director at each campus who compiles a report of crimes committed on campus grounds as well as adjacent areas around the campus in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. Each campus director will make a good faith effort to obtain crime statistics from local law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies are not obligated to reply. The completed report is submitted to the main campus director who prepares the final report for submission as required by the Department of Education.
Each year, a letter of notification is made to all enrolled students providing the web site to access this report. Faculty and staff are notified of the availability of the report via interoffice memo. Additionally, prospective students, prospective employees and other interested parties may obtain a copy of the report from the school director at any of the school’s campuses.
Campus Safety and Security Awareness
Campus security and the safety of our students, faculty and staff are of the upmost importance to the school. Emergency situations, whether natural or man-made, can occur without warning and prompt response to any such incident can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
The school does not employ the use of a campus security force. All reports of criminal activity are referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Although instances of serious crimes on-campus have been extremely rare or non-existent, there is no such thing as a risk-free environment. While the school strives to provide a safe learning environment by complying with all local, state and federal regulations, students and staff must assume responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. This can best be accomplished by adhering to the school rules & regulations and the student code of conduct, as well as the school’s security policy and emergency response and evacuation procedures.
The school is open on school days from 9AM to 10PM and all classroom and lab areas are available to current and returning students and to staff members during those times. All students, prospective students, staff and guests are required to have proper identification at all times while on school property. Current and returning students are required to wear the proper school identification issued to them. All other visitors, including vendors, maintenance/repair persons and prospective students must be properly identified and must sign in and out with the Admissions Office.
The school does not have a procedure to participate in formal crime prevention programs; Student safety issues, emergency notification and evacuation procedures are reviewed during the new student orientation process. Students are encouraged to take the following steps to reduce the possibility of being victimized:
1. Do not carry or flash large amounts of cash.
2. Whenever possible, leave school property in groups, especially at night, and always be alert and aware of your surroundings.
3. Protect your personal property at all times. The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property.
4. Keep car windows closed and doors locked.
The school does not have any off-campus organizations and does not monitor student activity once the student has left the campus. Off-campus crimes are investigated by local law enforcement.
Reporting a Crime or Emergency
All students and school staff are strongly encouraged to report all crimes or public safety issues to local law enforcement and school officials in a timely manner. Any person in immediate danger should contact authorities at 9-1-1. If it is not an emergency, report the incident to the school director or nearest school employee. The person(s) reporting or witnessing a crime will be asked to complete an incident report. All reports will be investigated. The school does not have procedures for voluntary confidential crime reporting. The school director will take immediate steps to notify local law enforcement of any reported criminal activity and if necessary, institute a timely warning or emergency notification procedures.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
The school has an emergency response and evacuation procedure that is detailed in our student handbook and reviewed with all students during the orientation process. The procedures are reviewed with staff on an annual basis and with new employees during the training period.
Upon notification that an evacuation is necessary, each instructor will take control of and supervise the evacuation of his/her class in a calm manner, following the planned evacuation routes to the nearest available exit and lead his or her students to the designated assembly area. If the normal evacuate route is blocked, students will be evacuated via the nearest safe alternate exit. Instructors will also bring their daily attendance records and once assembled, will take a head count to ensure that all students are accounted for.
If the assembly area is within the danger zone or will interfere with responding emergency personnel, instructors will assemble their groups in the nearest available safe area. Students should not leave the assembly area unless directed to do so by staff members. If it is determined that students should be dismissed, instructors will so notify the students and assist in the orderly departure from the parking lot.
Designated Safe Area
When evacuation is not feasible/possible (tornado warning, imminent danger, e.g.), instructors will lead their students to one of the designated safe areas inside the building, close the door(s), lock if necessary, and wait for further instructions from the senior manager on site or emergency personnel.
Emergency Evacuation Testing
The school will test its emergency evacuation procedures and the notification system on at least an annual basis. The tests may be announced or unannounced. The school director will review the results and determine whether any revisions to the procedures are necessary. All such testing will be documented by the school director and will include a description of the test, the date and time, and any other information deemed pertinent by the director.
The school strictly prohibits sexual harassment of its students or staff. Situations wherein an individual is made to feel that submission to such advances is a term or condition of continued enrollment or employment, or where reaction to such treatment is used as a basis for decisions affecting the individual’s enrollment or employment, or where such conduct creates such a hostile environment that the individual’s ability to continue with his or her continued education or employment is jeopardized, should report the incident to the school director immediately.
Reports of sexual harassment will be investigated immediately and appropriate disciplinary action taken, which may include probation, suspension or termination of the harassing party. No form of retaliation is permitted for filing bona fide charges of illegal discrimination or harassment; however, should such allegations prove groundless, disciplinary action may be taken against the complainant.
Domestic/Dating Violence, Stalking, Bullying, Sexual Assault
The school has a zero tolerance policy in regard to stalking, bullying and any form of violence. Persons who engage in these activities are in violation of the school code of conduct and will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined therein. Additionally, offenders may be in violation of state and federal laws. Victims of these offences are encouraged to report them to local law enforcement as soon as possible. Offences committed on school property should be reported to a school official so that appropriate action can be taken.
The school educates the student community about sexual assaults, date rape and other forcible and non-forcible sex offences via sexual violence education information distributed to all new students during the orientation process. Faculty and staff receive the same material during the new employee training period.
Victims of a sexual assault should, as a first priority, get to a place of safety. The victim should then obtain the necessary medical treatment. The school strongly recommends that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation (ideally, a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet or change clothing prior to a medical/legal exam). The victim may either elect to contact local law enforcement directly or request the school’s assistance in notifying the appropriate authorities.
The school does not offer on-campus counseling services. Victims seeking off-campus counseling and support services can contact the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. Local off-campus counseling agencies are also available:
New Orleans Campus: Crescent House Healing and Empowerment, New Orleans, LA 70113, hotline 504-310-6864
Gulfport Campus: Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non Violence, Biloxi, MS 39833, hotline
Las Vegas Campus: The Rape Crisis Center, Las Vegas, NV 89146, hotline 888-366-1640
Tunica Campus: Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38655, hotline 800-230-9929, or, Rape Crisis Center, Memphis, TN 38104, hotline 901-272-2020
School disciplinary proceedings, as well as special guidelines for cases involving sexual misconduct provide, in part, that the accused and the victim will each be allowed to choose one person who has had no formal legal training to accompany them throughout the hearing. Both the victim and accused will be informed of the outcome of the hearing. A student found guilty of violating the School’s sexual misconduct policy could be criminally prosecuted in the state courts and may be suspended or expelled from the school for the first offense. Student victims have the option to change their academic situations/class schedules after an alleged sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably available.
Registered Sex Offenders
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires schools to inform the campus community of the availability of information on registered sex offenders who may be enrolled or employed at the school. This information is available at the following law enforcement websites:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
The school is a drug free environment and only under certain, controlled circumstances is the consumption of alcoholic beverages permitted (alcoholic beverage “tastings” as part of the Beverage Management Program, for instance). 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 school. This policy is detailed in the student handbook and is reviewed with all new students during the orientation process. Students sign off on the policy during that process. New employees are informed of the policy during the new hire training session. All are notified that violations may result in school disciplinary action, loss of federal financial aid eligibility, criminal prosecution, fines and imprisonment.
The school maintains drug and alcohol abuse education information and a list of treatment centers can be obtained from the Admissions Office.