Jun 17, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 College Catalog

Safety, Security, and Emergencies



Accident Reporting

Students having an accident or needing medical assistance while on campus should call the Public Safety Office at ext. 355.

BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team) and CARE (Crisis-Assessment-Referral-Evaluation)

The purpose of the Behavior Intervention/CARE Team is to serve as a central network for the behavior situations which raise concerns for the safety of the students or others.  The multidisciplinary team focuses on intervening in situations involving students who are experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behavior.  Early and prescriptive intervention is the key to preventing the occurence of a major crisis.  The CARE team accepts referrals and responds to students and employees when concerns for health, welfare, and safety are identified.  

The BIT/CARE functions with a focus on safety and then on the prescriptive early intervention which hopefully will prevent an individual’s behavior from escalating and interfering with retention of the student and successful completion of coursework. Behaviors which breach the Student Code of Conduct are referred to the Vice President of Student Services.  The BIT/CARE acts in a proactive manner to assist students and will:

  • maintain confidentiality and handle all matter discreetly.
  • provide consultation and support to faculty and staff.
  • connect students with needed resources.
  • recommend interventions.
  • monitor and review ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behaviors.

To learn more about BIT/CARE or to submit a referral, visit http://www.kirtland.edu/bit.

Campus Crime Occurrence Statistics

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires colleges to collect and share occurrence statistics for certain crimes reported as occurring on the college campus. Kirtland’s on-campus occurrence statistics (reported offenses; does not infer alleged offenders were convicted) are listed below:

Criminal Offenses – On Campus

 

2020

2021

2022

Murder/Non-negligent

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Forcible

0

0

0

Rape

0

0

0

Fondling

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Non-forcible

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

Statutory rape

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Criminal Offenses – Public Property

 

2020

2021

2022

Murder/Non-negligent

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Forcible

0

0

0

Rape

0

0

0

Fondling

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Non-forcible

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

Statutory rape

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Hate Offenses – On Campus

 

2020

2021

2022

Murder/Non-negligent

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Forcible

0

0

0

Rape

0

0

0

Fondling

0

0

0

Sex offenses - Non-forcible

0

0

0

Incest

0

0

0

Statutory rape

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

Motor vehicle theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Simple assault

0

0

0

Larceny-theft

0

0

0

Intimidation

0

0

0

Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

0

0

0

VAWA Offenses - On Campus

 

2020

2021

2022

Domestic violence

0

0

0

Dating violence

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

VAWA Offenses - Public Property

 

2020

2021

2022

Domestic violence

0

0

0

Dating violence

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

Number of Arrests Crime – On Campus

 

2020

2021

2022

Weapons:  carrying, possessing, etc.

0

0

0

Drug abuse violations

0

0

0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

Number of Persons Referred for Disciplinary Action Crime – On Campus

 

2020

2021

2022

Weapons:  carrying, possessing, etc.

0

0

0

Drug abuse violations

0

0

0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

Number of Arrest Crime – Public Property

 

2020

2021

2022

Weapons:  carrying, possessing, etc.

0

0

0

Drug abuse violations

0

0

0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

Number of Persons Referred for Disciplinary Action Crime – Public Property

 

2020

2021

2022

Weapons:  carrying, possessing, etc.

0

0

0

Drug abuse violations

0

0

0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

Unfounded Crimes

 

2020

2021

2022

Total unfounded crimes

1

0

1

NOTE: For more information regarding the college’s compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, contact the director of public safety.

Crime Reporting

If anyone witnesses a crime or is a victim of any criminal activity, he or she should take immediate action by contacting the Public Safety Office at extension 355 or by contacting Central Dispatch at 911.
NOTE: Upon request, data can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety or the Student Service Office regarding incidents reported.

Campus Safety and Security

Kirtland is a relatively safe place to be, it is certainly not exempt from many of the same crime problems that exist in the surrounding communities. Kirtland has implemented measures to promote safety awareness and strives to ensure that the campus is a safe environment for the campus community. Please contact the Department of Public Safety for more information about the ways Kirtland works toward this goal.

Department of Public Safety

The personal safety and security of those on campus are the primary concerns of the Department of Public Safety. The goal is to ensure a safe environment in which all of the campus community members can work and learn. In order to attain this goal, cooperation is needed. Members of the campus community must take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves, their neighbors, and their belongings.

Emergencies

Sometimes emergencies arise on campus that requires the services of the fire department, county sheriff’s office, Michigan State Police, or an ambulance. The services can be reached by calling extension 355. The public safety department can assist with these situations and refer them to the proper authorities. Battery jumps and assistance in unlocking car doors are performed by the Public Safety officers and campus security.

Fire Safety and Fire Alarms

Students and employees of the college are encouraged to know where fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and emergency exits are located in each building.

If a fire alarm sounds, get out of the building! Treat all fire alarms as real, even if there is reason to believe the alarm is a false alarm. Do not reenter the building until given permission to do so by college officials.

NOTE: A false alarm is dangerous and a felony. Anyone sounding a false alarm will receive the minimum sanction of suspension from college.

Parking and Traffic on Campus

Through enforcement of parking and traffic policies, it is Kirtland’s desire to provide a safe means for entry and departure from campus lots. It is also hoped that fire, safety, and maintenance vehicle access lanes, handicap spaces, and loading/unloading opportunities can be provided with the least amount of inconvenience.

Parking on campus is free and allowed in approved areas only. Parking is not allowed in fire lanes, on or besides walking paths, on grass, or next to buildings.

Parking spaces for service vehicles and the handicapped are posted. A permanent or temporary handicapped sticker from the Secretary of State’s Office is needed to park in the handicapped areas.

Parking and traffic violators on campus will be ticketed by Kirtland’s Public Safety officers. The following fines are imposed on violators:

$40.00 Parked in handicap space $25.00 Parked within 15 feet of fire hydrant $25.00 Blocking emergency exit
$25.00 Parking in fire lane $10.00 All other parking violations  

Policy on Use of Alcohol/Drugs

Unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages on the college campus or at a college-sponsored event, and use, possession, or distribution of narcotic or other dangerous drugs (including look-alike drugs) are strictly prohibited. Violation of these regulations could lead to removal from college property, suspension, or dismissal from the college, and/or liability for legal prosecution.

Policy on Weapons (Firearms, Knives, Explosives)

Possession or use of knives (blade in excess of 3-1/8 inches), firearms, firecrackers, explosives, other lethal weapons, and/or toxic or dangerous chemicals on campus or at any college- sponsored events, unless specifically authorized in writing by a college administrator for educational/safety purposes, is prohibited. However, possession in a locked vehicle may be permitted according to state laws. Law enforcement officers are exempt from this policy.

Public Safety Services

The Public Safety Department maintains staff during the normal operation of the College to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors. Public Safety services include:

  • After-dark escort service from the buildings to students’ vehicles
  • Response to criminal behavior complaints
  • Preventative workshops/seminars on drug/alcohol awareness, rape awareness, use of weapons, etc.
  • The addressing of parking and traffic violations
  • Provision of vehicle emergency assistance (keys locked inside of vehicle, jump-starting vehicle, etc.)
  • Confidential evaluation of threatening statements or behavior.