The office of Campus Safety and Security prepares an annual report in compliance with Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. This report is prepared in cooperation with South Euclid Police Department, the Associate Dean of Students and the Director of Residence Life. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to NDC Campus Security, campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, faculty, staff, coaches) and local law enforcement. Ohio law requires the prompt reporting to the local law enforcement by health care practitioners when they provide medical services to a person they know or reasonably suspect is suffering from wounds inflicted by a firearm or is a result of assaultive or abusive conduct. Notre Dame’s counseling office informs their clients of the procedures to report crime to Campus Security on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially during such a session.
Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, staff and faculty that provides the web site to access this report. In addition to the web site, this report is available to current and prospective students through the Office of Admissions and Campus Security.
The following statistics are obtained directly from reports made to the Notre Dame College Police/Security Department and South Euclid Police Department. Crime information is also obtained from other campus offices with security authority including, but not limited to, Student Affairs, Residence Life, College Counseling Services, and other college officials.
For more information go to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Campus Security Statistics website at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/
Crime is reported in the following categories:
On-Campus: Crimes reported and investigated by Notre Dame Police.
Residential Facilities: Crimes occurring in Notre Dame College Residence Halls. (This is a sub-total of On-Campus reports).
Non-Campus: Crimes reported to and investigated by the City of South Euclid Police that occur on private property owned and occupied by student organizations recognized by Notre Dame College.
Public Property: Public streets and sidewalks that are adjacent to Notre Dame College.
Disciplinary Referrals: Incidents that could be classified crimes that are referred to Judicial Affairs for adjudication. The Notre Dame College Police refers some arrests to Judicial Affairs. Those numbers include arrests referred by the police to Judicial Affairs. These numbers may also include policy violations that are not criminal offenses.
Per the Higher Education Act of 2008, signed into law on August 14, 2008, four new categories will be added under the “Hate Offenses” title for the 2008 criminal statistics.
- Larceny-Theft – A person, with purpose to deprive the owner of property or services, knowingly obtaining or exerting control over either the property or services without the consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent; beyond the scope of the express or implied consent of the owner or person authorized to give consent; by deception, threat, or intimidation.
- Simple Assault – A person knowingly causing physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
- Destruction, Damage to property, Vandalism – A person, knowingly or recklessly, causing or creating a substantial risk of physical harm or serious physical harm to any property of another without the other person’s consent.
- Intimidation – A person knowingly causing another to believe that the offender will cause physical harm or serious physical harm to the person, the property of the person, the person’s unborn, or the person’s immediate family.