Campus Security Information
Security Report | School of Nursing at Stormont Vail Health
Jeanne Clery Crime Reporting Requirements
In compliance with the federal Clery Act, Baker University publishes an annual security report, which is posted here:
Baker University School of Nursing regards the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff and visitors as a primary responsibility. This responsibility is shared by all members of the School of Nursing and Stormont Vail Health (SVH) campus. Active involvement in one’s personal safety and the safety of others, and cooperation in prompt reporting of observations and incidents, will ensure that the School of Nursing continues to be a safe atmosphere for learning and growth.
The SVH Security Department works in cooperation with the Topeka City Police Department to protect the SVH campus. Uniformed security patrol officers conduct patrols on campus 24 hours a day and are charged with enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, as well as SVHC policies and regulations. Although the officers do not make arrests, they may involve the Topeka City Police Department.
Violence Against Women Act
The director of security is responsible for the general security of the SVH campus and for reporting crimes to appropriate authorities. Students, employees and guests of the School of Nursing are encouraged to report emergencies and all situations that may involve criminal activity to Security at extension 6158.
Security officials will respond with appropriate action, which may include the following:
- Contacting the city police or county sheriff
- Intervening to resolve a problem or obtain additional information
- Working with the School of Nursing to discipline the individuals involved or to provide support and assistance for the victims of a crime
- Reporting to the campus community in a timely manner to increase awareness regarding crimes that have occurred
If no immediate danger exists, victims of or witnesses to criminal activity may file a report at the Security Office, which is located in the South Tower basement of SVH.
Adherence to all School of Nursing, SVH, local, state and federal laws, as well as general practices of common sense, helps assure personal safety and the safety of others. Although the opportunity for crime exists throughout society, the diligence of everyone will lessen the chance of crime occurring.
The SVH Security Department provides 24-hour coverage of all buildings and parking lots on the campus. This includes the following:
- Student, employee and visitor protection escort service
- Parking and traffic control
- Closed-circuit monitoring
- Intrusion and motion-detection alarm monitoring
- Access control to include:
- No access to controlled areas without proper SVH identification
- All doors to facility locked after hours except main entrance
- ID badges required for all employees and students
Alcohol, Drugs & Contraband
The School of Nursing prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture or distribution of alcohol, drugs or contraband by students on its property or as part of any of its activities. The School of Nursing is committed to a program to prevent the abuse of alcohol and illegal use of drugs. Any student found to be abusing alcohol or using, possessing, manufacturing or distributing controlled substances in violation of the law on University property or at University sites may be administratively dismissed from the program.
Assistance with alcohol or other drug abuse is available to all Baker students. Individuals may contact Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, whose programs are free and have the highest long-term recovery rates known. The University Health and Counseling Center is at 606 Eighth Street on the Baldwin City campus. The School of Nursing Assistant Dean will assist with referrals to local agencies and medical facilities in the area.
Sexual Assault & Rape
The School of Nursing is committed to the maintenance of all environments free from sexual exploitation and intimidation. Persons who have been raped or sexually assaulted on site are encouraged to contact security for assistance. The Security Department will investigate all incidents related to the sexual assault or rape and will institute action and sanctions as necessary.
Individuals also are encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault and rape to police. Counseling for sexual assault and rape may be arranged through the Employee Assistance Program, New Directions Behavioral Health at 1.800.624.5544.
Safety and security programs are required for all new employees and students and must be completed annually. Examples of information presented includes the following:
- Explanation and discussion of crimes that may be committed on the SVH campus
- Information about reporting procedures
- Self-protection and awareness issues
- Protection of values
- After-hours protection
- Identification of unusual or suspicious behavior
- Mechanism of reporting unusual of suspicious behavior
- Fire and electrical safety
- Hazardous materials
- Infection control
The cooperation and involvement of students are crucial to ensure a secure environment. Students must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings by taking simple, common-sense precautions. Student awareness of the environment and surroundings is the best place to start.
- Emergencies and suspicious-looking individuals should be reported immediately to the Security Department. Report should include race, gender, hair color, age, clothing, height, weight, identifying characteristics and license number of vehicle, if applicable.
- ID badge should be worn at all times while on campus.
- Cars should be parked in designated areas and kept locked at all times. Valuables should be concealed.
- In addition to the annual campus security report, written memos are distributed to all employees and students regarding the occurrence of crimes reported to the Security Department or local police agencies and that are considered to be a threat to students and employees.