Baton Rouge Community College Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

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Baton Rouge Community College
Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
http://www.mybrcc.edu/public_safety/jeanneclery.php
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
2015 BRCC Annual Security Report
Baton Rouge Community College Nondiscrimination Statement
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972, which is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any
federally funded education program or activity. BRCC does not discriminate on the basis of gender
in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Latonya Guillory, Human
Resources Specialist serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the College with the following
employees serving as Title IX Deputy Coordinators.
Contacting Title IX Coordinator
Latonya Guillory, Human Resources
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-8065
Contacting Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Tommy Morris, Student Programs & Resources/SGA
Dr. Valerie Holliday, Faculty
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-6835
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-8146
Shawn Lafleur, Athletics
Wendy Devall, Disability Services
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-8771
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-8503
Stacia Hardy, Associate Dean of Students
[email protected]
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-8247
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (also sometimes referred to as
the Buckley Amendment), is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and the
obligations of the institution, primarily in the areas of release of the records and the access provided
to these records. Any educational institution that receives funds under any program administered by
the U.S. Secretary of Education is bound by FERPA requirements. Institutions that fail to comply
with FERPA may have funds administered by the Secretary of Education withheld.
A Member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)
Baton Rouge Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer
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BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Acadian Campus
3250 North Acadian Thruway East
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
225.359.9262 or 225.216.8001
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6am – 9pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: CLOSED
MidCity Campus
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.216.8001 or 225.216.8888
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6am-11pm
Saturday: 6:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED
BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NON-CONTIGUOUS COLLEGE PROPERTIES
Baton Rouge Metro Airport
9430 Jackie Cochran Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Hours of Operations: 24/7
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: No Classes
Business Training Center
350 North Donmoor Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
Hooper Road
10700 Hooper Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 9pm
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
BRCC Jackson
3337 Highway 10
Jackson, LA 70748
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 9pm
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
James M. Frazier
555 Julia St
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
BRCC New Roads
605 Hospital Road
New Roads, LA 70760
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 9pm
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
Port Allen
3233 Rosedale Road
Port Allen, LA 70767
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 9pm
Westside
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 9pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm (every other Saturday)
Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED-No Classes
*Although hours of operation may vary at BRCC locations, ALL emergencies should be
immediately reported to Campus Police at 225.216.8888 or dial 911 to reach local law enforcement.
This includes, but not limited to reporting crime, fire, hazardous conditions and/or suspicious
behavior.
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Availability of BRCC’s Annual Security Report ........................................................................... 5
Legal Requirements of the Campus Security (Jeanne Clery) Act ................................................ 5
BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE P O L I C E DEPARTMENT ............................ 6
Campus Security Authorities (CSA) ................................................................................................................ 8
Reporting Crime or Emergencies ..................................................................................................................... 9
Initial Reporting ............................................................................................................................................. 10
Emergency Response ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Testing Procedures ......................................................................................................................................... 13
Use and Security of College Facilities ........................................................................................................... 13
Academic and Administrative Buildings ........................................................................................................ 14
Sales or Use of Illegal Drugs .......................................................................................................................... 14
Sales or Use of Alcoholic Beverages ............................................................................................................. 14
TIMELY WARNINGS ................................................................................................................... 14
Campus Shuttle .............................................................................................................................................. 15
Campus Call Boxes ........................................................................................................................................ 15
RAPE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE, AND STALKING ............... 16
STATEMENT OF POLICY .......................................................................................................... 16
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY ................................................................................................... 16
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.............................................................................................................. 17
DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................................ 18
GENERAL PROVISIONS ............................................................................................................. 21
COMPLAINT PROCESS .............................................................................................................. 21
The Office of Human Resources....................................................................................................... 27
Haven Sexual Assault Prevention Program ...................................................................................... 31
SEX OFFENDER STATEMENT.................................................................................................. 36
CRIME STATISTICS .................................................................................................................... 37
CAMPUS SAFETY & CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................ 45
Campus Safety Zone Placard.......................................................................................................................... 46
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS ....................................................................................................... 47
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Availability of BRCC’s Annual Security Report
This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred
in on-campus buildings owned or controlled by Baton Rouge Community College; and on public property
within, immediately adjacent to, or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies
concerning issues of campus security, such as sexual assault and other matters.
BRCC’s annual security report is made available to the general public via the BRCC Police Department
(BRCCPD) section of BRCC’s website. A notice of the report’s release and availability is disseminated
electronically to all current students, faculty, and staff members; this notice includes the following direct link
to the report: http://www.mybrcc.edu/public_safety/jeanneclery.php If necessary, a paper copy may be
obtained by contacting Baton Rouge Community College’s Police Department at 225-216-8001, or by Email
at [email protected]
The Clery Act requires the publication of a Daily Crime Log used to record alleged criminal incidents
reported to campus police or security departments. Crime log entries include all crimes reported to campus
police or security departments, in addition to Clery-Act Crimes. BRCCPD provides the Daily Crime Log in
electronic format for all criminal incidents reported to the BRCC Police Department within a 60-day period.
Requests for data can be made on-site during normal business hours at the BRCC’s Police Department
(Bienvenue Building) located on the Mid-City Campus at 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
70806.
Legal Requirements of the Campus Security (Jeanne Clery) Act
The Campus Security Act (also known as the Jeanne Clery Act) requires colleges and universities to:
Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three calendar years of campus crime statistics
and certain campus security policy statements;
Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus,
and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police
or security, local law enforcement, and other college officials who have “significant responsibility for student
and campus activities;”
Provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students
and employees;” and Disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus… or within the
patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or campus security department and is reported to the campus police or
security department.”
It should be noted that BRCC does not have off-campus student clubs/organizations. While BRCC student
clubs/organizations may conduct activities off campus, college regulations require the approval of the college
administration and the presence of a faculty/staff advisor(s) at all such activities. These advisors serve as
monitors for such events and will notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of any criminal activity.
The Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Police Department is responsible for preparing and
distributing this report, which is compiled through a cooperative effort with other departments of the College,
such as the Dean of Students and local law enforcement agencies. The Annual Security Report may be
updated throughout the year and modified to reflect current employees of the institution, safety programs &
campus resources, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and/or institutional polices as needed.
We encourage members of the Baton Rouge Community College community to use this report as a guide for
safe practices both on and off campus.
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BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE P O L I C E DEPARTMENT
BRCC’s Police Department is charged with the responsibility for
on-campus security, safety, law enforcement, emergency
services, picture I.D.’s, traffic, and parking on campus. The
department is located in the Bienvenue Building, which is
commonly referred to as the Student Center. BRCCPD provides
uniform police coverage at the MidCity Campus, Acadian
Campus, BRCC Central, James Frazier, and relies upon local law
enforcement in the community to assist in providing security at
other BRCC locations.
OVERVIEW
The Baton Rouge Community College Police Department is committed to serving the constituents of the
college and promotes the safety and wellbeing of all. The department operates on a schedule that
encompasses college operating hours and employs full-time, commissioned police officers along with noncommissioned support staff. Police officers must successfully complete a certified police academy
approved by the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission. The training
curriculum is mandated by P.O.S.T. and includes such topics as criminal law and procedures, patrol and
investigation practices and techniques, firearms, first aid, and physical training. BRCC police provide a
range of police services and constantly strive to increase professional growth and enhance law enforcement
skills by providing an array of in-service training programs, refresher or recertification courses annually.
Our officers continually monitor the needs of our constituents, adjust when needed, and continue to seek
innovative approaches to resolve conflict. Types of police services and training attended may include but
are not limited to the following:
 Bicycle Patrol Unit
 Vehicle Patrol/ Foot patrol
 Criminal Investigations
 Provide Escorts
 First-Aid/CPR Training
 Security & Awareness Training
 Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System
 Annual Firearms training & qualification
 Active Shooter Training:
a. Classroom Training
b. Scenario Based Training
c. Coordinated Training with local law enforcement
d. Active Shooter Policy
 Community Policing
 Emergency Equipment & Functionality
BRCC police officers are vested with all of the powers, authority, and responsibilities granted to any
police officer of the state while on property owned by the college, (including adjacent public streets) as
set forth in Section 17:1805 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. The B R C C P o l i c e Department
cooperates fully with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in cases which involve both
on-campus and off-campus jurisdiction, or when the resources of another agency can be used to
facilitate the resolution of an investigation.
All BRCC police personnel derive their authority from the Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:1805:
17:1805 Authority of university or college police officer
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A. (1) Those persons who are university or college police officers responsible for maintaining general
order and exercising police power on the campus of a state supported or private college or university shall
be designated as university or college police officers.
(2) Each person named as police officer by the president of the college or university shall be
commissioned as a university or college police officer by the Department of Public Safety and
Corrections or as provided in Subsection E of this Section. Such commission shall remain in force and
in effect at the pleasure of the employing college or university.
(3) While in or out of uniform, these police officers shall have the right to carry concealed weapons and
to exercise the power of arrest when discharging their duties on their respective campuses and on all
street, roads, and right-of-way to the extent they are within or contiguous to the perimeter of such
campuses. In the discharge of their duties on campus and while in pursuit on or off the campus, each
university or college police officer may exercise the power of arrest.
(4) Each such police officer shall execute a bond in the amount of ten thousand dollars in favor of the
state for the faithful performance of their duties. The employing institution shall pay the premium bond.
B. Any person arrested by a college or such officer shall immediately transfer university police officer, in
the exercise of the power hereinabove granted, to the custody of the sheriff or city police wherein arrest
occurs.
C. On and after January 1, 1975, no person shall be commissioned as a college or university police officer,
unless prior to such commissioning the person has, as a minimum requirement, completed and graduated
from the six-week program of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy of Louisiana State
University and Agricultural and Mechanical College or possesses equivalent training or experience.
D. Upon authorization by the chief administrative officer of the educational institution, a college or
university police officer shall have authority to discharge his duties off campus as follows:
(1) If engaging in intelligence gathering activity.
(2) When investigating a crime committed on campus.
(3) When transporting prisoners in furtherance of duties as set forth in this Section
(4) When transporting money, securities, or other valuables on behalf of the college or university.
(5) While providing security or protective services for visiting dignitaries to the college or university
both on and off the campus.
(6) If specifically requested by the chief law enforcement officer of the parish or city.
E. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this Section to the contrary, any state supported or private
college or university situated within the territorial limits of any municipality having a population in excess
of two hundred fifty thousand persons may, at the option of said college or university, have its campus
police officers commissioned as university or college police officers by such municipal or city police
department, rather than the Department of Public Safety, upon complying with the requirements and
regulations as may be prescribed by said municipal or city police department for the commissioning of
special officers. Such commissions issued by a municipal or city police department shall confer upon
such campus police officers all rights and privileges as are enumerated in this Section with respect to
officers commissioned through and by the Department of Public Safety; provided, however, that such
officers shall not be entitled to supplemental pay for municipal police officers.
F. Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, on July, 1991 and thereafter, no person
shall be commissioned as a university or college police officer by the Department of Public Safety and
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Corrections or as otherwise provided in Subsection E of this Section until there has been a determination
made by the commissioning authority that the particular public or private college or university name the
police officers is in compliance with the provisions of R.S. 17:3351 (C), or, in the case of a private college
or university, is in compliance with substantially similar requirements adopted by the particular
institution, relative to reporting certain statistics on reported criminal offenses, adopting certain written
security policies and procedures, and publishing certain such policies and procedures.
G. Each person who is employed as a full-time college or university police officer may carry a concealed
handgun, whether in uniform or not and whether on or off duty, provided the person meets the requirements
for college and university police officers set forth in this Section and is certified by the Council on Peace
Officers Standards and Training.
Coordination of Law Enforcement Efforts with Other Agencies
Baton Rouge Community College maintains memoranda of understanding and operational
agreements with local, parish, and state law enforcement agencies. The BRCC Police Department
responds to all emergencies on campus that may pose an immediate threat to the health or safety of
BRCC’s students, faculty, staff or visitors and investigates criminal activity and incidents committed on
BRCC property, but employ the services of local police within close proximity to the campuses outside of
Baton Rouge.
In the event of an emergency or crisis on campus that requires additional law enforcement support, the
college will call upon local law enforcement in the respective jurisdiction. BRCC currently has a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement agencies to assist in handling major
crimes/incidents occurring at any BRCC locations when needed.
This interagency Operations and Protocol Agreement between all parties clarifies agency jurisdiction
and the collaborative roles and responsibilities of each agency as required by the Higher Education
Act (HEA), amended July 2010.
Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
The Clery Act (and its accompanying guidance from the Department of Education) considers certain
personnel members at colleges and universities to be Campus Security Authorities (CSA). In addition to
all members of an institution’s campus police/security department, Campus Security Authorities also
include:
1) Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who are not part of
the campus police department or campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible
for monitoring the entrance into college/university property).
2) Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an
individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
3) An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities,
including (but not limited to) student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
An official is further defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond
to particular issues on behalf of the institution. Examples of CSAs include (but are not limited to) the Dean
of Students, Athletics team coaches, and faculty/staff advisors of student clubs/organizations. Pastoral
counselors and professional counselors functioning within the scope of those roles are not considered to
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be CSAs. A listing of individuals BRCC identifies as its Campus Security Authorities is maintained by
the College’s Police Department.
Encouragement of Prompt Reporting
It is the policy of Baton Rouge Community College that all crimes be promptly reported to campus police,
campus security authorities, and/or other law enforcement agencies as appropriate. BRCC’s All-Hazards
Emergency Response Plan provides information to aid in the rapid and accurate reporting of various
incidents, such as important details to report and the location of all on-campus emergency phones.
Additionally, this policy is reflected in the statements posted on various informational materials (including
this document’s section on Reporting Crime or Emergencies, below), which encourage faculty, staff, and
students to immediately report all suspicious activity to campus police.
Reporting Crime or Emergencies
Anyone who is involved in an emergency situation, is the victim of a crime, or witnesses any criminal
activity while on BRCC’s campus should notify BRCC’s Police Department as soon as possible by
dialing (225) 216-8888 o r 6-8888 from any campus line.
Emergency Buttons are also installed on all desk/office telephones at BRCC Campuses and Non-Contiguous
locations. Additionally, IF ON-CAMPUS at BRCC Mid-City Campus, James M. Frazier Sr. Building,
or Business Training Center, emergency communication tools are available, such as the emergency red
phones, emergency call boxes, emergency buttons in Campus offices, or solar-powered outdoor call
stations. All calls immediately contact Campus Police…NO DIALING IS NECESSARY
 RED EMERGENCY PHONES, located inside classrooms, campus buildings at BRCC Mid-City
Campus; James M. Frazier Sr. Building, Business Training Center and strategic locations around campus;
 EMERGENCY CALL BOXES, located in the parking garage at BRCC Mid-City Campus on each level
near the stairwells and elevators;
 SOLAR-POWERED OUTDOOR CALL STATIONS, with blue lights, located throughout the BRCC
Mid-City Campus grounds and parking lots. If you cannot use any of these phones, contact the BRCC
Police Department by dialing 225.216.8888. (6-8888 from a campus line).
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BRCC Acadian Campus: 225.359.9262 or utilize the emergency phones located in every classroom. To
activate, push the button; all call are immediately routed to Dispatcher on duty. NO DIALING NECESSARY.
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BRCC Mid-City Campus, James M. Frazier Sr. Building, or Business Training Center: 225.216.8001,
225.216.8888 or 6-8888 from any campus line or utilize the emergency equipment tools such as the emergency
red phones, emergency call boxes, or solar-powered outdoor call stations. NO DIALING IS NECESSARY.
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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Police Department: 225-355-2068
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All Other Non-Contiguous College Properties: Dial 911 to reach local law enforcement. BRCC Hooper
Road /BRCC Jackson / BRCC New Roads /BRCC Port Allen /BRCC Westside.
Students can also personally notify any uniformed BRCC police officer patrolling on-campus, or any of
the individuals BRCC has designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) as defined under the
Jeanne Clery Act. Off-campus crimes may be reported to local law enforcement or dial 911 for
immediate assistance. Crimes should be reported promptly to Baton Rouge Community College to ensure
inclusion in annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warnings to the community when
appropriate.
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Reports of crimes made to non-law-enforcement CSAs are forwarded to BRCC’s Department of Public
Safety for appropriate action. Individuals who wish to file a report of criminal activity should note that
while BRCC’s Police Department accepts reports made anonymously, BRCC Police are legally bound to
investigate and take appropriate enforcement action on any criminal activity reported. Additionally, since
all police reports are public records under state law, BRCC’s Police Department cannot hold reports of
crime in confidence.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Initial Reporting
The Office of Environmental Safety and the BRCC Police Department actively monitor the campus for
hazardous conditions. In the case of inclement weather or naturally-occurring conditions that can develop into
emergencies, the Office of Environmental Safety will monitor weather conditions to establish the safety of
our students, employees, and visitors for all BRCC locations. In such cases, the Crisis Management Team is
notified, and in consultation with other team members, recommendations to cancel classes and/or close the
College or other safety measures may be considered to ensure the safety of our constituents.
The BRCC Police Department is responsible for emergencies or incidents reported that pose an immediate or
on-going threat to the BRCC Community. Upon confirmation, incidents are assessed to determine if
additional resources are needed, including the activation of BRCCCONNECT- BRCC’s Emergency
Notification System used to notify constituents of the college in the event of an emergency. In such cases, the
Crisis Management Team is immediately notified and will coordinate with BRCC Police, Media Relations,
and other team members to determine the content of the emergency message. The message will be
communicated by utilizing various or all College emergency notification tools available to disseminate the
information to maximize safety of all constituents.
Additionally, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report emergencies and/or any incident that
pose an immediate or on-going threat to the health or safety of BRCC’s students, faculty, staff, or visitors to
the BRCC Police Department.
Emergency Response
A. Determination of Notification
Taking into account the safety of the college community, BRCC’s Crisis Management Team will,
without delay, take the following actions:
 Use the information reported to determine if the emergency is of significance to require notification
to the campus and college community,
 Determine the content of any such notification and who should be notified, and
 Authorize the activation of the institution’s emergency notification systems and dissemination of the
notification identified by the College.
The BRCC Police Department may decline to take any action or disseminate any information that, in
their professional judgment, would compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or
otherwise mitigate the emergency.
B. Dissemination of Information
BRCC will immediately, without delay, notify faculty, staff, students, and the BRCC Community
when incidents pose an immediate or on-going threat to the health or safety of our constituents.
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In keeping with its tradition of maintaining pace with current evolutions in technology, the college
utilizes BRCCCONNECT (a multi-faceted network designed to provide instant information to the
campus and community regarding emergency and weather related situations) to notify students,
faculty, staff, and visitors of emergency situations. One or more of the following communication
tools below will be used to notify students, faculty, staff, and visitors of emergency situations:
 BRCC Webpage Postings
 BRCCCONNECT
 Emergency Text Messaging
 Voice Messages
 Campus Email
 News Media
 BRCC’s Social Media outlets on: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.
C. Campus Evacuations
If you are instructed to evacuate, you should leave the indicated location at once. Evacuation requires
community members to exit a building or area and in some instances the campus.
If the need exists to evacuate the campus or an area of campus, faculty, staff, students, and visitors will
receive instructions (including what areas need to be evacuated & where you should assemble or relocate)
from law enforcement personnel, members of BRCC’s Crisis Management, Campus Administrators, and/or
first responders in the community working in concert with law enforcement agencies.
If a decision to evacuate is made, Stay CALM! Listen carefully to instructions & follow procedures
outlined below.
Evacuation Procedures
BRCC’s Police Department has primary responsibility for evacuating the campus facilities and grounds.
When an evacuation of a building is ordered, the evacuation will be performed in an orderly and safe
manner. All faculty and staff are to assemble in designated areas. Evacuation orders may be given for
multiple purposes, therefore, please follow directions and procedures given in order to effect a safe and
rapid evacuation by using the tips below:
o Become familiar with work areas.
o When the fire alarm is activated, prepare to evacuate immediately.
o Do not panic, but walk quickly to the closest emergency exit.
o Do not use elevators.
o Walk in a single file on the right through corridors and stairwells.
o Avoid unnecessary talking and keep the lines moving.
o Individuals requiring assistance in evacuation should proceed to the stairwell entrance areas and wait
for assistance.
o If smoke is encountered, drop to the floor and crawl along the wall to the nearest exit.
o When approaching closed door, feel the door with the back of your hand; if cool, carefully open the
door and, if safe, proceed with the evacuation.
o No one is allowed to return to the building unless authorized by the BRCC Police Department or other
law enforcement personnel.
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Disabled Students/Employees/Visitors
Baton Rouge Community College adheres to Federal laws and standards regarding the availability of
services to the disabled. The institution utilizes a variety of means to offer those with disabilities access
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to emergency resources and to ensure their inclusion in the institution’s emergency response and
evacuation procedures.
Some examples of how the college makes its emergency services available to the disabled include:
• Evacutrac stairwell evacuation systems are used for multi-floor buildings.
• Wheelchair-accessible and push-button emergency phones and call boxes.
• Readily accessible Automatic External Defibrillators (A.E.D.’s) are in Campus buildings.
• BRCCCONNECT Electronic Emergency Alerts (desk/mobile phone, PDA, text message, voice
messages, etc.)
• Handicapped parking and access ramps.
Additionally, BRCC’s Office of Environmental Safety, members of Facility Services and Campus
Administrators of each building will provide assistance to students, employees, and visitors of the college in
the event of an evacuation as necessary. The College complies with the National Fire Protection
Association fire protection standards and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office inspects and enforces
the fire protection regulations on Campus. The Fire Marshal visits BRCC locations at least once a year to
conduct inspections. If corrections are needed, the Environmental Safety Manager works in conjunction
with members of Facility Services as a cooperative effort.
D. Crisis Management Team Members & Key Personnel
The Crisis Management Team at BRCC is the group charged with executing the college’s
emergency response and evacuation procedures in the event of an incident on campus and make
appropriate recommendations to the Chancellor of the College (or designee) for action. Through
this Plan, the College seeks to minimize risk and prevent the severity of such emergencies in an
effort to ensure the safety of our students, employees and neighbors in the local community.
The Crisis Management Team is led by the Chief of Police, and comprised of the Vice
Chancellor of Academics; Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance; Vice Chancellor of
Student Affairs; Senior Vice Chancellor for Economic Development and Workforce Solutions;
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement/ Executive Director of the Foundation; Chief
Information Officer; Executive Director of Facilities & Risk Management; and Environmental
Safety Manager and additional staff support. The Chancellor of the College and Special
Assistant to the Chancellor for Media Relations will be centrally involved in each emergency
response.
The incumbents in these positions constitute the primary core of the Crisis
Management Team:
 Chancellor
 Vice Chancellor of Academics
 Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance
 Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
 Senior Vice Chancellor for Economic Development and Workforce Solutions
 Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement / Executive Director of the Foundation
 Chief Information Officer
 Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Media Relations
 Chief of Police
 Executive Director of Facilities and Risk Management
 Environmental Safety Manager
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The incumbents in the following positions constitute an additional staff support group
to be called upon to provide expertise, depending on the need:
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Assistant Chief of Police
Assistant Director of Facility Services
Associate Director of Facility Services
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Campus Safety Personnel (Police Officers, Police Radio Dispatchers, Guards)
Environmental Safety personnel
Supporting Staff -Office of the Chancellor
Supporting Staff- Chief Information Officer
Testing Procedures
Annual testing of the emergency response plan is designed for the assessment and evaluation of the plan
and capability. BRCC’s Crisis Management Team conducts emergency response exercises each year.
Emergency response exercises may be in the form of a table-top exercise, drill, functional exercise or full
scale. The emergency notification systems on campus are tested annually. Additional information on the
emergency response and evacuation procedures for BRCC is available to the general public and can be
obtained by contacting the BRCC Police Department at 225.216.8001.
SAFETY POLICIES
Baton Rouge Community College makes every effort to ensure that the campus facilities, buildings, and
grounds are designed and maintained in such a way as to promote safety and reduce criminal
opportunity. Particular attention is paid to landscaping and exterior lighting.
Use and Security of College Facilities
With the exception of events open to the general public and advertised as such, BRCC’s facilities and
programs are generally reserved for accomplishing the objectives and programs of the College. As
an institution of higher education funded by the State of Louisiana, BRCC is considered public
property – however, access is reserved for those who have legitimate business with the college (students,
faculty/staff, authorized visitors, etc.) and who have not been restricted from campus (e.g., recipients of
disciplinary suspensions). Visitors and groups not affiliated with BRCC seeking to utilize college
facilities are expected to make prior arrangements with the appropriate office. Authorization to use
BRCC facilities is determined by BRCC Administrators and College regulations.
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Public Access- During normal operating hours, campus buildings are available to the public.
Security-sensitive and non-public areas (such as some offices) may have access restricted to
authorized personnel even during normal operating hours.
Closed/Limited Access- After business hours, when college offices are closed but
weekend/evening classes are being held certain areas within buildings (such as offices requiring
swipe-card access) become locked, requiring personnel to have the proper identification for entry.
When the college is closed for the night and during holidays, all campus buildings are locked.
Personnel- BRCC Police and Facilities personnel have full access to campus facilities during both
regular and non-business hours for security and maintenance purposes. Both departments’
personnel wear uniforms clearly identifying them as BRCC college employees. BRCC currently does
not have dormitories or residential facilities for students either on- or off- campus.
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Academic and Administrative Buildings
Personnel of the BRCC Police Department secure academic and administrative buildings. Hours of security
may vary from building to building, depending upon use. These buildings contain fire safety equipment that
includes smoke detectors and/or heat sensors that activate the central fire alarm system.
Weapons Policy
Baton Rouge Community College complies with federal, state, and local laws, (LRS 14:95. 2) that
prohibits the possession or use of a dangerous weapon by students, employees, or visitors while on campus.
Sales or Use of Illegal Drugs
Baton Rouge Community College i s c o m m i t t e d t o m a i n t a i n i n g a d r u g f r e e w o r k p l a c e
a n d complies with federal, state, and local laws which prohibit the use, possession, and sale of illegal
drugs on campus. BRCC is a drug-free zone; Anyone found in violating§ 40:1058.10 and § 40:964 or
Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812 will be subjected to criminal penalties.
Sales or Use of Alcoholic Beverages
Baton Rouge Community College complies with federal, state, l o c a l laws t h a t prohibit the purchase,
possession or consumption of alcoholic, including the beverages by those less than 21 years of age. The
College does authorize the consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus for sanctioned events as
prescribed by law. Anyone violating LRS 14:93.11 will be subjected to criminal penalties.
TIMELY WARNINGS
It is the policy of BRCC and its P o l i c e Department to keep the campus community informed of
serious incidents. Working in conjunction with other college departments, the P o l i c e Department
will issue Safety Bulletins in a timely manner to the campus community about crimes in and around
the campus.
When the department receives information that a violent crime against a person or a serious threat to
property has occurred or is imminent, a Safety Bulletin will be sent out via Email and
BRCCCONNECT, the Emergency Notification System for the campus. A Crime Alert will also be
posted to the BRCC Department of Public Safety Website.
The Safety Bulletin and Crime Alert will contain the following information:
 Type of incident.
 Time of the incident.
 Location of the incident.
 Description of the suspect(s).
 Summary of the incident.
 If possible, information that could help avoids a similar incident.
If a crime or serious incident is reported to a non-police campus administrator, that administrator should
notify the BRCC Police Department of the incident. Working with the reporting administrator and other
campus officials, the Police Department will decide whether or not to issue a Safety Bulletin and/or Crime
Alert.
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BRCC uses a variety of means to inform students and employees about campus security, crime prevention,
and personal safety principles applicable on- or off-campus. The college generally conducts a safety event
semi-annually on a relevant topic (e.g., safeguarding identity, physical defense tactics, etc.). Additionally,
various college brochures and publications such as this one include campus crime prevention and safety
information. Finally, BRCC may post information on its social media outlets that addresses present issues
of campus safety, based on current events and/or situations at other colleges and universities.
Campus Shuttle
BRCC’s Facility Services provides free shuttle service for all BRCC faculty, staff, and students traveling
to and from our Mid-City Campus, Acadian Campus, and the James M. Frazier Sr. Building located at
555 Julia Street, Baton Rouge, LA. The campus shuttle is operated by Facility Services staff 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session.
Lighting
BRCC police officers, the Environmental Safety Manger, and
Facility Services personnel examine the campus on a daily basis to
ensure adequate lighting. BRCC’s Police Department conduct a lighting
report on a daily basis and submit findings to the Environmental Safety
Manger, who works in conjunction with Facility Services for any areas
requiring lighting repairs and/or additional illumination.
Campus Call Boxes
BRCC has Emergency Call Boxes located throughout the campus grounds. Additionally, Emergency Red
Phones are located within campus buildings and in each classroom. These call boxes and phones are
designed for emergency use only; they are connected directly to BRCC’s Police Department and are
monitored during college hours of operation. To activate a call box and receive an immediate response from
BRCC’s Police Department, individuals need only to push the call button. Emergency phones can simply be
picked up for activation.
Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
R.A.D. is a comprehensive course for women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and
avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. Systems is
dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by
utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.
The R.A.D. program is taught by nationally certified instructors who are dedicated to the growth and
wellbeing of the women in our campus community. The course is suitable for women of all ages and
abilities. BRCC Police currently has a R.A.D. Instructor on staff that will begin to provide training to
faculty, staff, and students at the college. Participants in the program will learn a wide range of tactics,
including verbal techniques, ground defense options, escaping from bear hugs and choke holds, and many
more. The practical techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon
existing instinctive responses to provide women with effective self-defense options. In R.A.D., women will
have the opportunity for hands-on dynamic impact practice and realistic simulation exercises.
Additionally, the BRCC Police Department has two Defensive Tactics Instructors that will also provide
self-defense training to faculty, staff, and students of the College. The BRCC Police Department’s
specially trained staff will provide options in self-defense to assist in the prevention of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
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RAPE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE, AND STALKING
Baton Rouge Community College is diligent in its attempt to provide a safe environment in preventing and
responding to incidents of rape and sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. Sexual violence in
any form, including but not limited to rape, relationship violence and stalking is prohibited by College
policy. The College will take appropriate action to prevent, deter, and discipline behavior that violates
campus policy and other regulations forbidding any form of sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Sexual violence includes a range of behavior in which an act of a sexual nature is taken against another
person without her / his consent or when he or she is unable to consent. In March of 2013 The Campus
Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE or act) was passed as part of the Violence Against Women
Reauthorization Act (VAWA). As a result, colleges and universities that participate in financial aid
programs under Title IV of the Higher Education ACT of 1965 are required to expand their crime reporting
obligations implement specific policies and procedures, and training related to sexual violence and intimate
partner violence. Additionally, the Campus SaVE Act requires institutions to adopt primary prevention and
awareness programs for all incoming students to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape,
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Also in October of 2014 Executive Order
No. BJ 2014-14 directed the Board of Regents to “coordinate uniform policies and best practices” which
resulted in LCTCS Policy #2.015, Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy. Overall, BRCC seeks to reaffirm its
commitment in eliminating sexual violence and provide guidelines to support students in understanding the
Sexual Violence Policy for all members of the community.
STATEMENT OF POLICY
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is committed to providing a learning and working environment
that is safe and encourages integrity and mutual respect. Additionally, BRCC is dedicated to providing an
environment that is free of discrimination of any kind on the basis of sex and sexual misconduct. This
includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, rape, dating or intimate relationship
violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and or retaliation.
In accordance with Title IX and other applicable law, BRCC prohibits sex discrimination and sexual
misconduct and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that violates college
policy. Any person (student, visitor, employee, vendor, etc.) found in violation of this policy will be subject
to disciplinary action. Such actions can include, but are not limited to suspension, expulsion, criminal
charges, and/or separation from the College. Additionally, an individual criminally charged may be subject to
prosecution by the Office of the District Attorney under Louisiana Criminal Statutes.
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
This policy shall apply to all students, employees, vendors and all other individuals conducting business with
BRCC. This policy shall apply to any conduct that occurs on the property of any BRCC location or campus
building(s) owned or controlled by the College. This includes but not limited to, BRCC classes (on site or
online); BRCC sponsored events and activities; when a student or employee is representing BRCC; and/or
when the conduct of a student or employee would adversely affect the image of the College.
Additionally, BRCC shall have discretion to extend jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off-campus when
the conduct adversely and significantly affects the learning environment or the BRCC community and/or any
applicable campus policy or code of conduct, if the conduct had occurred on campus. In determining whether
or not to extend jurisdiction, BRCC may consider, among other factors, their ability to gather information and
affect a resolution. BRCC may extend jurisdiction (over off-campus conduct) if the alleged conduct by the
student or employee:
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(1) Involved violence or produced reasonable fear of physical harm; and/or
(2) Involved any other members of the BRCC community or any academic work, records, documents, or
property of any BRCC location.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Sexual Misconduct is a sexual act or contact of a sexual nature that occurs, regardless of personal
relationship, without the consent of the other person(s), or that occurs when the person(s) is unable to give
consent because of age, physical or mental incapacity, disability, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or
whose consent is coerced or obtained in a fraudulent manner. For the purpose of this policy, sexual
misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, sexual abuse, violence of a sexual nature, sexual
harassment, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, video voyeurism, contact of a sexual
nature with an object, sexual bullying or intimidation, sex trafficking, or the obtaining, posting or disclosure
of intimate descriptions, photos, or videos without the express consent of the persons depicted therein, as
well as dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Sexual Assault as defined by Louisiana State Law: An act of violence in which a person subjects a victim
to contact of a sexual nature against the victim’s will. Sexual assault covers a wide range of unwanted
behaviors, however, the various forms of sexual assault are defined under Louisiana law and include (but may
not be limited to rape, assault to commit rape, sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, object rape, statutory
rape, sodomy, aggravated sodomy, public indecency, and stalking.
 Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Having or attempting to have sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, or
fellatio without consent. Sexual intercourse is defined as anal or vaginal penetration by a penis, tongue,
finger, or inanimate object.
 Non-Consensual Sexual contact: Any intentional sexual touching or attempted sexual touching, without
consent.
Sexual Violence: Sexual violence is a term that identifies a range of behaviors in which an act of a sexual
nature is taken against another person without his or her consent or when he or she is unable to consent.
There are other types of gender-based misconduct such as harassment, dating violence, stalking, invasion of
privacy, etc. that are not physical acts of sexual violence but are also prohibited by law and College policy.
Examples of Sexual Violence include, but are not limited to:
 The unwanted touching or attempted touching of a person’s breast/chest, buttocks, inner thighs, or
genitalia.
 Forced penetration of another person’s oral, anal or genital opening with a body part or any object.
Sexual violence may be committed by: (1) Physical force, violence, or threats; (2) Coercion or intimidation
(3) Ignoring the objections of another person (4) Causing another’s intoxication or impairment with alcohol
or drugs; (5) Taking advantage of another person’s intoxication, incapacitation, unconsciousness, state of
intimidation, helplessness, or other inability to consent.
BRCC shall use the federal and state definitions of the following terms when making all decisions regarding
sexual misconduct including publication of definitions, disciplinary decisions, Clery reporting decisions,
campus climate decision, and training and prevention decisions.
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DEFINITIONS
A) Bystander Intervention: a philosophy and strategy for prevention of various types of violence,
including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Bystander
Intervention is based on the fact that people make decisions and continue behaviors based on the
reactions they get from others.
B) Coercion: The use of explicit or implied threats, intimidation, or physical force which places an individual
in fear of immediate harm or physical injury or causes a person to engage in unwelcome sexual activity.
Coercion also includes administering a drug, intoxicant, or similar substance with the intent to impair that
person's ability to consent prior to engaging in sexual activity.
C) College Title IX Administrators: Any of the following that have been appointed or may have
volunteered to serve as a Title IX representative for the college: College Title IX Coordinator, Deputy
Title IX Coordinators, and/or Campus Title IX Coordinators.
D) Complainant: An individual whose report of sexual misconduct has not yet been investigated and
validated. (the person who brings or files the complaint of any sexual misconduct or discrimination against
another)
E) Confidential Advisor: A person who will be assigned if requested to the student or employee filing the
complaint. The advisor should not have any personal involvement and shall assist and/or consult with the
student or employee only. The advisor shall not act as a spokesperson. The confidential advisor primarily
serves to aid a student or employee involved in a sexual misconduct complaint in the resolution process
as a confidential resource. As suggested by the term "confidential advisor," confidential communications
with the advisor will be kept confidential in all circumstances except where the institution or advisor may
be required to disclose the communications under state and federal laws.
F) Consent: An affirmative decision to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity and is given by clear
words or actions. Consent to engage in sexual activity must exist from beginning to end of each instance
of sexual activity. Consent is demonstrated through mutually understandable words and/or actions that
clearly indicate a willingness to engage in a specific sexual activity. Silence alone, without actions
evidencing permission, does not demonstrate consent. Consent must be knowing and voluntary. To give
consent, a person must be of legal age. Assent does not constitute consent if obtained through coercion
or from an individual whom the Alleged Offender knows or reasonable should know is incapacitated. The
responsibility of obtaining consent rests with the person initiating sexual activity. Use of alcohol or drugs
does not diminish one’s responsibility to obtain consent. Consent to engage in sexual activity may be
withdrawn by any person at any time. Once withdrawal of consent has been expressed, the sexual activity
must cease. A person who is no longer capable of giving consent automatically withdraws consent. A
current or previous consensual dating or sexual relationship between the persons involved does not itself
imply consent or preclude a finding of responsibility.
G) Dating Violence (also known as Intimate Relationship Violence): The violent conduct that occurs by
any person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim,
according to the Louisiana (LA) Revised Statues (RS) 46:2151. The existence of such a relationship shall
be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
(1) The length of the relationship
(2) The type of relationship
(3) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
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Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional abuse.
Dating violence also includes stalking but does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic
violence. In compliance with Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 668.41, reporting and
disclosure of information, and the annual security report as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), any conduct meeting this
definition will is considered an offense for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
H) Domestic Violence (also known as Domestic Abuse): The intentional use of force or violence against
another household member. For the purpose of this definition, a household member is defined as:
(1) By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
(2) By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
(3) By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate
partner;
(4) By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws
of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or
(5) By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under
the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
This includes but is not limited to physical or sexual abuse and any offense against the person as
defined in the Criminal Code of Louisiana, except negligent injury and defamation, committed by one
family or household member against another, LA R.S. 46.2132. In compliance with Title 34, CFR
668.41, reporting and disclosure of information, and the annual security report as required by the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), any
conduct meeting this definition will is considered an offense for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
I) Family Violence definition in Louisiana State Law: Any assault, battery, or other physical abuse that
occurs between family or household members, who reside together or who formerly resided together. La.
RS 46.2121.1(2)
J) Harassment: Physical, verbal and visual conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile
environment, which interferes with work performance. This includes harassment because of race, sex,
sexual orientation, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability or medical condition, age, or
any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.
K) Hostile Environment: Conduct which results in an environment that is no longer conducive to a student’s
ability to learn or an employee’s ability to work productively and/or effectively.
L) Incapacitation: When an individual, if by reason of mental or physical condition, is manifestly unable to
make a knowing and deliberate choice to engage in sexual activity. Individuals who are asleep,
unresponsive or unconscious are incapacitated. Being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or
alcohol can lead to incapacitation. However, a person who is intoxicated or under the influence is not
necessarily incapacitated. Other indicators that may indicate that a person may be incapacitated include,
but are not limited to, inability to communicate coherently, inability to dress/undress without assistance,
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inability to walk without assistance, slurred speech, loss of coordination, vomiting, or inability to perform
other physical or cognitive tasks without assistance.
M) Perpetrator: An individual found guilty of sexual misconduct or discrimination.
N) Respondent: An individual against whom a sexual misconduct or discrimination complaint is brought,
which complaint has not yet been validated through investigation and/or adjudication.
O) Responsible Employee: BRCC requires all employees of the institution to report suspected or known
sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, Campus Police, or other appropriate
school designee; While all employees are mandated to report such conduct, employees that have been
designated by the College and have authority to take action to redress sexual violence and have been given
the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX
Coordinator or other appropriate school designee are considered “Responsible Employees”. All
employees designated by the College will be clearly identified and posted to the BRCC website, and
published in other documents such as the Annual Security Report for easy accessibility. Such information
will contain the name(s), phone number, email address and location of each Responsible Employee.
Employees who are authorized or required by law to keep information confidential by virtue of the
employee’s professional role such as Counseling Staff or similar shall not be designated as mandated
reporters or as Responsible Employees.
P) Retaliation: Acts or attempted acts for the purpose of interfering with any report, investigation, or
proceeding under this policy, or as retribution or revenge against anyone who has reported any
discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, or Relationship Violence or who has participated (or is expected to
participate) in any manner in an investigation, or proceeding under this policy. Prohibited retaliatory acts
include, but are not limited to, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination. Title IX prohibits
Retaliation. For purposes of the Policy an attempt requires a substantial step towards committing a
violation.
Q) Sex Discrimination: is conduct that limits or denies a student or an employee’s right to benefit from
educational or employment programs, services, or resources based on a person’s gender.
R) Sexual Exploitation: An act attempted or committed by a person for sexual gratification, financial gain,
or other advancement through the abuse or exploitation of another person’s sexuality. Examples of sexual
exploitation include, but are not limited to, non-consensual observation of individuals who are undressed
or engaging in sexual acts, non-consensual audio-or videotaping of sexual activity, prostituting another
person, allowing others to observe a personal consensual sexual act without the knowledge or consent of
all involved parties, and knowingly exposing an individual to a sexually transmitted infection without that
individual’s knowledge.
S) Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when
(1) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an
individual’s employment, (2) submission or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for
a decision affecting that person’s employment or education; (3) such conduct has the purpose and effect
of unreasonably interfering with a person’s employment or education, or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment, and has no legitimate relationship to the
subject matter of a course or academic research. Sexual Harassment also includes non-sexual
harassment or discrimination of a person because of the person’s sex and/or gender including
harassment based on the person’s nonconformity with gender stereotypes. For purposes of this Policy,
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the various forms of prohibited sexual harassment are referred to as “sexual misconduct”.
T) Sexually Oriented Criminal Offense: Any sexual assault offense as defined in: La. R.S. 44:51 and any
sexual abuse offense as defined in R.S. 14:403.
U) Stalking is the intentional and repeated following or harassing of another person that would cause a
reasonable person to feel alarmed or to suffer emotional distress, according to LA R.S. 14:40.2. Also,
Louisiana law states that stalking shall include but not be limited to the intentional and repeated uninvited
presence of a person at another person's home, workplace, or school.
Additionally, such uninvited or unwanted presence can be at any place which would cause a reasonable
person to be alarmed, or to suffer emotional distress as a result of verbal or behaviorally implied threats
of death, bodily injury, sexual assault, kidnaping, or any other criminal act to the person, any member of
the person’s family, or anyone with whom the person is acquainted.
 Harassing the repeated pattern of verbal communications or nonverbal behavior without invitation
which includes but is not limited to making telephone calls, transmitting electronic mail, sending
messages, via a third party, or sending letter or pictures. LRS 14:40.2(A)
 Pattern of Conduct- a series of acts over a period of time, however, short, evidencing an intent to
inflict a continuity of emotional distress upon the person.
V) Victim is an individual who, after all due investigation and/or adjudication, has been found to be the
target of any sexual misconduct or discrimination.
W) Victim Protection Orders- Violation of protective orders is the willful disobedience of a preliminary or
permanent injunction or protective order issued after a court hearing, or the willful disobedience of a
temporary restraining order or any protective order issued, criminal stay-away orders as provided for in
Code of Criminal Procedure, if the defendant has been given notice of the temporary restraining order or
protective order by service of process as required by law. (14:79)
GENERAL PROVISIONS
BRCC applies these definitions to the areas of student affairs (academic advancement, academic standing,
and academic performance), human resources (employment, employee performance evaluations, and
promotions), to all campuses, and to all events and activities held on BRCC’s campuses or any BRCC
sponsored event or activity, regardless of whether held on or off campus.
Any student or employee who believes that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, sexual harassment or
sexual misconduct has a right to report the incident or conduct to the College Title IX Coordinator who shall
be responsible for the coordination, implementation and enforcement of Title IX for the college. A student or
employee also has the right to report an incident or conduct to any of the Title IX administrators for the
college who shall be responsible for Title IX coordination, implementation, and enforcement for the campus.
Additionally, a student, who participates in any of BRCC’s athletic sports programs, who believes that he/she
has been subjected to discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct has a right to report the
incident to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for athletics.
COMPLAINT PROCESS
Any student or employee who believes that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, sexual harassment,
or sexual misconduct shall report the incident to any of the Title IX administrators for the college mentioned
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above, a student affairs administrator, or a human administrator as soon as possible after the alleged incident
occurs. Any person who witnesses an incident or receives a complaint shall be responsible for notifying any
of the Title IX administrators for the college.
All complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct should be reported to the BRCC
Police Department. However, a student or employee who feels that he/she is the victim of such conduct has
the legal right not to report the incident to the college police or law enforcement. Also, no student or
employee is required to report or make a complaint of discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual
misconduct to the person who is or has engaged in the conduct in question.
Once a complaint has been received, the College Title IX Coordinator may recommend to have interim safety
measures or remedies put in place for all involved parties, including any and all witnesses. Such remedies
may include making an alternative classroom, or workplace, or limiting contact between the parties involved
until a thorough review has been completed. All parties involved shall keep information regarding the
complaint private. Failure to do so by any person involved may result in disciplinary or corrective action.
Initial Review
The College Title IX Coordinator, or any of the Title IX administrators for the college, shall conduct or
supervise the initial review of the complaint. This shall be done with assistance, as needed from appropriate
college administrators regarding the complaint. A review shall be conducted in a manner that is adequate,
reliable, thorough, and impartial. A review or investigation shall be completed as quickly as possible, within a
reasonable amount of time, but not more than sixty days (60) of the complaint being made. A student or
employee who has made a complaint has the right to be assigned a confidential advisor who will serve as a
liaison to the student or employee until the review has concluded and until a resolution has been rendered.
To ensure a timely and thorough review, a student or employee should provide the following information in
writing as soon as possible:
(1) The name, position, department, and organization (if applicable) of the person(s) allegedly in violation of
this policy;
(2) The alleged incident(s), including the date(s), location(s), and any witness(s) that may have been present;
(3) The alleged effect of the incident(s) on a student or employee (academic standing, grades, promotion,
salary, termination, etc.);
(4) The name of any other students or employees who may have been subjected to the same type of conduct;
and/or
(5) Other information that may be of importance to the review (past incidents at another school or workplace).
Complaints
There are two types of complaint procedures that a student or employee may bring forth, an informal
complaint or a formal complaint. As set forth below, an informal complaint procedure is available under
certain circumstances. If after the initial review the College Title IX Coordinator, or any of the Title IX
administrators for the college, finds that reasonable cause exists to believe that this policy has been violated,
the College Title IX Coordinator or a designee will determine whether the informal complaint procedure is
appropriate. If it is not appropriate, a full investigation is required (formal complaint procedure).
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If the College Title IX Coordinator or designee determines that the informal complaint process is appropriate,
the complainant and responding person shall be advised of the informal complaint procedure. If both consent
in writing, the informal complaint procedure will be followed, without further investigation, unless the
informal complaint procedure is unsuccessful. Informal procedures are not appropriate for, or applied in,
cases involving violence or non-consensual sexual intercourse. In both procedures, information obtained
regarding the complaint will be treated as privately as possible, with only those with a need to know being
informed of the complaint. The complainant and the responding student or employee has the right to one
confidential advisor at any stage of the informal resolution process or formal resolution process.
Any student or employee shall utilize one, and/or both of the following procedures for possible resolution:
Informal Complaint Procedure
A student or employee may file a complaint with the College Title IX Coordinator or any of the Title IX
administrators for the college. All parties involved in the complaint must agree to the informal complaint
procedure. Through the use of this procedure, a review will be conducted and a report will be prepared with
findings. No more than sixty days (60) shall be allotted for this procedure. Once the informal complaint
procedure is complete, written notification of findings and the proposed resolution shall be given to all
parties.
Such informal resolution can include meeting with each party to the complaint; review of any initial findings;
recommending reassignment, separation or monitoring of the parties (however, no complainant shall ever be
required to meet with the responding parties in an informal resolution); and any other actions deemed
appropriate by the parties at the institution. At any time, a formal complaint procedure can be initiated if:
(1) A person filing an informal complaint chooses to discontinue and file a formal complaint;
(2) Any of the parties involved do not agree to the informal complaint process;
(3) The Title IX administrator determines that the informal complaint process is not appropriate or sufficient
for the alleged incident(s); and/or
(4) A successful resolution has not been reached through the use of the informal complaint process.
Any party dissatisfied with the outcome of the informal complaint procedure has the right to make a written
request, within fifteen (15) calendar days of written notification of the proposed resolution, to the College
Title IX Coordinator the formal resolution procedure, set forth below, be pursued.
Formal Complaint Procedure
A student or employee filing a formal complaint should do so in writing to the College Title IX Coordinator
or any of the Title IX administrators for the college. A formal complaint must include the following:
(1) The name, position, department, and organization (if applicable) of the person(s) allegedly in violation of
this policy;
(2) The alleged incident(s), including the date(s), location(s), and any witness(s) that may have been present;
(3) The alleged effect of the incident(s) on a student or employee (academic standing, grades, promotion,
salary, termination, etc.);
(4) The name of any other students or employees who may have been subjected to the same type of conduct;
(5) Other information that may be of importance to the review (past incidents at another school or workplace);
and
(6) The resolution desired.
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Under the formal complaint procedure, the College Title IX Coordinator or any of the Title IX administrators
for the college will conduct a formal investigation. Upon completion, a report will also be prepared with
findings. The investigation will be conducted within a timeframe not to exceed sixty days (60). Investigators
may include, but are not limited to, employees from human resources or student services. The investigation
may include in-person interviews with all parties involved and interviews of any direct witnesses. The
investigator may also collect and review any documents or other relevant information to include but not
limited to photographs, video recordings, or other social media.
All parties involved in the complaint will:
(1) Be provided written notice regarding the details of the alleged violation of this policy prior to the initiation
of the full investigation;
(2) Have an opportunity to identify pertinent evidence to be considered by the investigator; and
(3) Have an opportunity to identify witnesses to be interviewed
The investigator will present a written investigative summary, based on a preponderance of the evidence
standard, and will submit the summary to the College Title IX Coordinator, who will notify the appropriate
Title IX administrators and campus offices. The complainant and the individual who is the subject of the
complaint will be notified in writing of the results of the investigation. The investigation as well as
information obtained as a result of the investigation is confidential. All parties involved shall keep
information regarding the investigation, as well as the complaint, private. Failure to do so by any person
involved may result in disciplinary or corrective action. Aside from the complainant and the respondent, only
those with a legitimate educational interest shall further be notified of the outcome of the investigation.
Resolution – Disciplinary or Corrective Action
Any student or employee who is found, after appropriate review and/or investigation, to have engaged in
discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct is subject to appropriate disciplinary or
corrective action. (Note: Violations of this Policy may subject an individual to civil or criminal liability under
state or federal law).
For a student found to be in violation, a Title IX administrator for the college, along with a student affairs
administrator, will determine the appropriate action necessary, as applicable according to the student code of
conduct and/or policies governing students. Such action may include the withholding of transcripts. If a
student accused of sexual misconduct or discrimination seeks to transfer to another institution during an
investigation, BRCC will withhold the student's transcript until the investigation is complete and a final
decision has been made. BRCC will inform the respondent of the college’s obligation to withhold the
transcript during the investigation. If a student is found to be guilty of sexual misconduct or discrimination
upon the completion of an investigation and seeks to transfer to another institution, BRCC will communicate
such a violation, when it becomes aware of the student's attempt to transfer, with the institution(s) to which
the student seeks to transfer or has transferred.
For an employee found to be in violation, a Title IX administrator for the college, along with a human
resources administrator, will determine the appropriate corrective action necessary, as applicable according to
the faculty handbook and/or policies in place governing all employees.
BRCC will not tolerate any type of retaliation, direct or indirect, against any student or employee who, in
good faith, files a complaint of or responds to questions in regard to having witnessed prohibited conduct
outline in this policy. False charges are treated as serious offenses and may result in disciplinary and/or civil
action.
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Cooperation with Law Enforcement
BRCC will cooperate with law enforcement. In doing so, BRCC may temporarily suspend its investigation if
law enforcement’s is in the process of conducting its own investigation. If suspended, BRCC will promptly
resume its investigation once law enforcement has finished gathering facts needed.
In further effort to cooperate, BRCC will make a diligent effort to enter into a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Such MOU’s will be
updated every two years and may include:
(1) Delineation and sharing protocols of investigative responsibilities;
(2) Protocols for investigations, including standards for notification and communication and measures to
promote evidence preservation;
(3) Agreed-upon training and requirements on issues related to sexually-oriented criminal offenses for the
purpose of sharing information and coordinating training to the extent possible;
(4) A method of sharing general information about sexually-oriented criminal offenses occurring within the
jurisdiction of the parties to the MOU in order to improve campus safety; or
(5) Assurances that local peace officers in addition to each full-time college or university police officer
complete a sexual assault program required by state law La. R.S. 17: 1805(H); 40:2405.8(A); (C)(l).
Reporting of Campus Crime Statistics
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics (Clery Act) is a
federal law which requires colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose
information about crime on, and near their respective campuses. BRCC will adhere to all requirements of the
Clery Act and Section 304 of the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VA W A), which
extends the Clery Act to include dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
REPORTING OPTIONS
A victim of sexual violence has the right to pursue criminal charges through the BRCC Police Department (or
the local law enforcement in which the incident occurred) and/or to pursue disciplinary action through Baton
Rouge Community College if the accused is a BRCC student.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault at BRCC, your first priority should be to get to a place of safety. You
should then obtain necessary medical treatment. The BRCC Police Department strongly recommends
victims of sexual assault to report the incident as soon as possible to the Police Department by calling 68888 or 6-8001 from any campus phone line. Doing so maximizes the successful collection of physical
evidence to achieve a successful prosecution of the perpetrator. Remember suspects of sexual assaults
repeat their behavior until stopped.
Reporting however remains a personal decision, but at minimum the survivor should take advantage of the
numerous resources available and assistance with classes. Additional reporting options include the Dean of
Students or Campus Judicial System, Counseling and Disability Services, Campus Security Authorities
(CSA’s), and the Office of Human Resources.
Reporting such crimes can help prevent it from happening again to you or others. In most cases, the strength
of the case could be affected by the length of time the survivor waits before pressing charges. Persons who
make a complaint and those who are responding to complaints have the following rights:
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The option to have another member of the College community present during interviews that are part of
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To be notified of counseling and support services available;
To be notified of options to change academic, living, or work arrangements.
Anyone who is involved in an emergency situation, is the victim of a crime, or witnesses any criminal
activity while on BRCC’s campus should notify BRCC’s Police Department as soon as possible by
dialing (225) 216-8888 (6-8888 or 6 -8001 from any campus line), or using any of the following
campus emergency phones:
 Red Emergency Phones, located in every campus building and at strategic locations around
campus;
 Emergency Call Boxes, with user instructions, located in the garage on each level near the stairwells
and elevators;
 Solar-Powered Outdoor Call Stations, with blue lights, located throughout the campus grounds and
parking lots.
Students can also personally notify any uniformed BRCC police officer, other local law enforcement
officers patrolling on-campus, or any of the individuals BRCC has designated as a Campus Security
Authority (CSA) as defined under the Jeanne Clery Act. Off-campus crimes may be reported to the
l o c a l law enforcement agencies by dialing 911. Due to various BRCC locations the police jurisdiction
will vary, however the 911 operators will dispatch accordingly.
Although BRCC Police is the primary investigative agency for crimes that occur on property owned or leased
by the college, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) exist with local law enforcement agencies to assist
when needed. Such incidents include, but are not limited to, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible
rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny theft, arson, hostage situations, and/or campus shooters.
Campus Judicial System
A survivor may choose to pursue action through the campus judicial system if another student
committed the assault. The Dean of Students and/or Associate Dean of Students (225) 216- 8247 is
available to advise victims of their rights under the Code of Student Conduct, that is located in the
Bienvenue Building, commonly referred to as the “Student Center”. Even if you choose not to pursue
disciplinary action, you are encouraged to report your experience to the Dean of Students and/or
Associate Dean of Students.
In any campus disciplinary action, disciplinary proceedings shall provide a prompt, fair, and impartial
investigation and resolution. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have
others present during the proceedings. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed in writing at the
same time about the decision, changes to the decision, when the decision becomes final, and how to appeal.
Disciplinary sanctions can include but are not limited to suspension, expulsion, and/or separation from the
College. Students that are victims of sexual assault may choose to pursue both the Campus Judicial System
and criminal charges for students who are found responsible for rape or other sexual violence, relationship
violence or stalking incidents.
Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
The Clery Act (and its accompanying guidance from the Department of Education) considers certain
personnel members at colleges and universities to be Campus Security Authorities (CSA). In addition to
all members of an institution’s campus police/security department, Campus Security Authorities also
include:
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Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who are not part of
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the campus police department or campus security department (e.g., an individual who is
responsible for monitoring the entrance into college/university property).
Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as
an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities,
including (but not limited to) student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.
An official is further defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond
to particular issues on behalf of the institution. Examples of CSAs include (but are not limited to) the Dean
of Students, Athletics team coaches, and faculty/staff advisors of student clubs/organizations. Pastoral
counselors and professional counselors functioning within the scope of those roles are not considered to
be CSAs. A listing of individuals BRCC identifies as its Campus Security Authorities is maintained by the
College’s Police Department.
The Office of Human Resources
Incidents of rape and sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking involving employees of the college
may be reported to the Office of Human Resources. Members of the Office of Human Resources may be
consulted about situations, take reports/complaints, initiate investigate/proceedings, and make
recommendations and /or determinations in such cases. Depending on the outcome of the
investigation/proceedings, if corrective action needs to be imposed, the Office of Human Resources will
advise College leadership on appropriate action.
Additionally, the Office of Human Resources collaborates with BRCC Police, Dean of Students, the and
other campus and community partners to conduct training programs for employees who interact with
students, including but not limited to Campus police officers, coaches, and student affairs staff.
Reporting Procedures
Students should immediately report incidents of sexual assault to the BRCC Police Department. The
following procedures govern the handling of report sexual assaults.
1) Upon receipt of a report of sexual, the BRCC Police will complete/submit a police report to document
such incident and notify the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. All criminal reports involving arrest
are submitted to the District Attorney’s office in a timely manner to assist with the prosecution of
criminal cases, as well as, adhering to all guidelines established by the U S department of Education
Jeanne Clery Act.
2) The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs will ensure students will be assisted in seeking counseling and
follow-up medical care, addressing academic concerns, and reporting incident(s) to the appropriate
authorities. It is critical that a victim receive prompt medical attention. For medical and counseling
services, contact the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center’s 24 hour Crisis line a t (225) 924-3900.
3) A victim of sexual assault should preserve any evidence that can be used to prove an occurrence of sexual
assault. Victims are advised to consult law enforcement official before showering, bathing, changing, or
laundering clothing worn during an assault. Even if a victim bathes, showers, or somehow compromises
evidence, the victim should report the assault. Valuable information can still be obtained and an
investigation conducted from remaining evidence taken from a victim’s person.
4) After a sexual assault is reported, campus personnel will take reasonable and necessary steps to secure
the crime scene and protect the victim.
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Rights of the Victim
1. A report of sexual assault is treated seriously and the victim treated with dignity. Campus
organizations/personnel who deal with sexual assaults should be contacted to assist the victim.
2. A victim has the right to have the alleged sexual assault(s) investigated and adjudicated by the duly
constituted criminal and civil authorities of the governmental jurisdiction where the alleged incident(s)
occurred, and to full and prompt cooperation/assistance of campus personnel in notifying the proper
authorities and providing any relevant information.
3. Campus personnel are prohibited from pressuring a victim to not report the crime(s) to civil/criminal
investigating authorities, campus law enforcement personnel, or disciplinary authorities, or 2) report the
crime as less than what actually occurred.
4. BRCC offers a victim advice, assistance, or representation at campus disciplinary proceedings in the
same manner as offered to the accused.
5. A victim is notified of the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.
6. Campus personnel will cooperate in obtaining, securing, and maintain evidence (including medical
examination documentation) required to prove the occurrence of criminal sexual assault for subsequent
legal and campus disciplinary proceedings.
7. BRCC personnel are to exercise the option(s) provided by state and federal laws and regulations
regarding mandatory testing of a sexual assault suspect(s) for communicable diseases and in notifying a
victim of the results of the testing.
8. A victim is to be provided information regarding counseling.
Rights of the Accused
1. The accused has the right to have the alleged sexual assault(s) investigated and adjudicated by the duly
constituted criminal and civil authorities of the governmental jurisdiction where the alleged incident(s)
occurred, and to full and prompt cooperation and assistance of campus personnel in notifying the proper
authorities and providing any potentially exculpatory information.
2. BRCC offers the accused advice, assistance, or representation at campus disciplinary proceedings in the
same manner as offered to the victim.
3. The accused is notified of the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.
4. The accused will receive full and prompt cooperation from campus personnel in obtaining, securing, and
maintain evidence that may disprove the occurrence of criminal sexual assault in subsequent legal and
campus disciplinary proceedings.
5. The accused is to be provided information regarding counseling.
Record Keeping
Records will be kept in accordance with Louisiana law and federal law. For students, records will be kept for
7 (seven) years, except in cases of suspension and expulsion, in which case the records shall be permanent.
Employment actions will be filed in the employee's respective file and will be kept on file permanently in
Human Resources.
Confidentiality
BRCC respect victim confidentiality and recognize the importance of empowering victims to make the
decisions that are best for them. The College will honor student’s requests to keep reports confidential to
the extent permitted by law, and to the extent consistent with the College’s obligations to investigate
allegations. Students are encouraged to inquire about confidentially when seeking assistance and support
from the varying offices. Under the Clery Act, federal law mandates the disclosure of certain statistics
regarding sexual violence that occurs within the geographical boundaries of an institution of higher
education. Clery Act reports do not include the names of anyone involved, or any other information that
identifies an individual.
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More information about the Clery Act mandates and reports can be found at the link below.
http://www.mybrcc.edu/public_safety/jeanneclery.php
Programs & Resources
Through various programs made available by the college, students are provided educational and support
programs in the subject matter of sexual assault, as well as counseling, mental health, and support services
for the victims of sexual assault or rape. Educational, counseling, and support programs are available through
Advising and Counseling. Through the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs, assistance is available to students
offering options for or assistance in changing academic and parking because of the threat of, or having been
a victim of, sexual assault. The Dean of Students and/or Associate Dean of Students, and the Office of
Advising and Counseling are available to help victims identify their options following an assault and to notify
the proper law enforcement authorities, including campus police. In all situations involving sexual assault or
rape, victims are encouraged to report the incident and seek further assistance.
Provisions for Support Services
Upon receipt of a report of sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct, BRCC will immediately provide to
complainants and respondents the following: on-and off-campus resources, including but not limited to local
advocacy, counseling, health and mental health services, as applicable. Such support services will be offered
regardless of whether the complainant chooses to formally report the incident.
Medical Care
The primary concern of the police is your safety and well-being. Secondly, we strongly encourage victims to
quickly obtain medical care from a hospital emergency room. Timing is critical in cases involving rape and
sexual violence, as obtaining medical care will assist in preserving evidence that cannot be obtained later.
Ideally, a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a
medical/legal exam. The treatment for rape may require an examination by a physician for injuries at a
designated hospital, tested and treated for sexually transmitted diseases, medication to prevent
pregnancy, and the documentation of evidence so you can decide whether to pursue prosecution.
Counseling is also available. Victims desiring to pursue criminal charges will be referred to the Baton Rouge
Stop Rape Crisis Center and the appropriate law enforcement agency in accordance with established
procedure.
Counseling & Disability Services
Whether or not you report the assault or pursue prosecution, you should consult a trained counselor
for help in dealing with the emotional aftermath of a rape. BRCC’s Office of Counseling and
Disability Services is available to victims of sexual assault. Individuals can contact the BRCC
Counseling & Disability Services at 225.216.8503 or 225.216.8661, located in the Magnolia Building (MidCity Campus) during regular business hours. A licensed professional counselor can assist with decisions
about available options and can help in working through the healing process.
BRCC does not have any specific measures for encouraging professional/pastoral counselors; if and when
they deem it appropriate, to inform individuals being counseled of procedures to report crimes on a
voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in annual crime statistics. While BRCC’s Police Department
accepts reports made anonymously, BRCC Police are legally bound to investigate and take appropriate
enforcement action on any criminal activity reported. Additionally, since all police reports are public
records under state law, BRCC Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence.
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Additional Resources
It is important to keep in mind the resources available off-campus, as they may need assistance after-hours.
Additional resources and contact numbers are listed below.
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The Rape Crisis Center – Provides hospital accompaniment for forensic exam, crisis hotline support,
legal advocacy assistance and individual and group counseling.
Office: 225.389.3456
Crisis Hotline- 24 hours: 225.383.7273
Battered Women’s Program- Provides crisis hotline, safety planning, safe housing, and/or protective
order assistance for women in abusive relationships.
Office: 225.389.3001 (24 hours)
Statewide Hotline: 1.800.541.9706
After-Hours Counseling Services/ 24 Hour Hotlines
 The Phone – Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center – 225/924-5781
Training
All BRCC employees involved in implementing the college’s student grievance procedures, including each
individual who is responsible for resolving complaints of reported sexual discrimination or sexual
misconduct, and each employee who has responsibility for conducting an interview with an alleged victim of
a sexually-oriented criminal offense will receive annual training developed by the Board of Regents/Attorney
General, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year.
Education
BRCC proactively address sexual harassment, rape and sexual violence, relationship violence (dating
violence and domestic violence), and stalking by providing ongoing outreach, education, and support
through College-wide collaborations. Such training (sexual Assault, sexual harassment, rape, sexual
violence, relationship violence (dating violence and domestic violence), and stalking) may be administered
during new student orientation each semester and/or new employee orientation or “onboarding” at the
College. Additionally, this training may include, but not limited to:
BRCC policies and protocols include extensive information for students, faculty, staff and visitors
regarding campus and community resources available to provide counseling and support and/or to
investigate complaints.
Education and Training Programs
The College engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault and stalking. Educational programming consists of primary prevention and
awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees and ongoing awareness and prevention
campaigns for the campus community that:
o Identifies domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as prohibited conduct;
o Defines what behavior constitutes domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
o Defines what behavior and actions constitute consent to sexual activity in Louisiana;
o Provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to
prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or
stalking against a person other than the bystander;
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Provides information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning signs of
abusive behavior and how to minimize the risk of potential attacks;
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Provides an overview of information contained in the Annual Security Report in compliance with the
Clery
Act.
Haven Sexual Assault Prevention Program
As part of Baton Rouge Community College’s comprehensive approach to creating a safe and secure
learning environment, all students who enrolled for the first time this semester (Spring 2015) are required to
complete HAVEN, a sexual assault prevention program being offered online.
All students classified as a “First Time Freshman” and who began their studies this semester, must
complete the HAVEN program in order to register for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. For a brief
overview of the HAVEN program, please take a few minutes to watch our latest episode of Campus
Update.
The College has developed an annual educational campaign consisting of presentations that include
distribution of educational materials, including Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR)
Organization (a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to victims of sexual assault,
including comprehensive education to youth and adults in our community.) Such material is available to
new students/ employees during orientation.
Additionally, HAVEN is currently updating its Faculty and Staff Course, which will be readily available to
BRCC employees during the 2015 Fall Semester. Such training will have the same
functionality/customization options as the student course. More specifically, new Haven for Faculty/Staff
course will address and provide the following training below:
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Title IX and Clery Act compliant
Addressing employees’ dual roles
Recognizing, preventing, and responding to violence in their lives
Recognizing, preventing, and responding to violence in students’ lives
Scenario- and reflection-based learning
Entire course is built around individual scenarios for each of the four main content areas
Sexual assault
Intimate partner violence
Sexual harassment
Stalking
FEEL, KNOW, DO model
Addressing attitudes, feelings, and perceptions in scenarios
Guidance to support understanding of key information
Resources, skills, and approaches for taking action
Prevention and Awareness Programming
BRCC will annually offer, and document, education and prevention programs that include, but are not limited
to:
(1) Awareness programs which consist of community-wide or audience-specific programming, initiatives,
and strategies that increase audience knowledge and share information and resources to prevent violence,
promote safety, and reduce sexual misconduct.
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(2) Bystander intervention programs which consist of safe and positive options that may be carried out by an
individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic
violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It also includes recognizing situations of potential harm,
understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers
to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, a and taking action to intervene.
(3) On-going prevention and awareness campaigns which consist of programming, initiatives, and strategies
that are sustained over time and focus on increasing understanding of topics relevant to, and skills for
addressing, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, using a range of strategies
with audiences throughout the institution.
(4) Prevention programs which consist of initiatives and strategies informed by research or assessed for value,
effectiveness, or outcome that are intended to stop dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and
stalking before they occur through the promotion of positive and healthy behaviors that foster healthy,
mutually respectful relationships and sexuality, encourage safe bystander intervention, and seek to change
behavior and social norms in healthy and safe directions.
(5) Risk reduction programming which consists of options designed to decrease perpetration and by stander
inaction and to increase empowerment for victims to promote safety and to help individuals and
communities address conditions that facilitate violence. Additional options may include designation and
publication of “red zones” (i.e., times and places of high incidence of crimes, including sexual violence).
Retaliation
Retaliation against a person who has been subjected to sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct, or is
assisting in the investigation of such a complaint, who in good faith brings a complaint of sexual
discrimination or sexual misconduct, is prohibited and shall be a violation of this Policy and shall constitute
misconduct subject to disciplinary action or other actions, as described above. Any employee or student
bringing a sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct complaint or assisting in the investigation of such a
complaint will not be adversely affected in terms and conditions of employment and/or academic standing,
nor discriminated against, terminated, or expelled because of the complaint.
Campus Climate Surveys
To adequately assess perceptions and behaviors of sexual misconduct on the campus, BRCC will administer
the statewide campus climate survey annually as developed by the Board of Regents and will submit the
results to the Louisiana Community & Technical College System Board by June 1 of each year, and to the
Board of Regents by June 15 of each year. The survey will be voluntary, and student s will be given the
ability to decline to participate.
Institutional Task Force
BRCC will establish a task force to address sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct. All student
stakeholder groups will be invited to be represented on the task force through the student body government.
Amnesty
Any student who reports, in good faith, sexual discrimination or sexual misconduct shall not be sanctioned by
BRCC for a nonviolent student code of conduct violation that is revealed in the course of such a report.
On Campus Sexual Assaults
If you are the victim of a sexual assault that occurred on campus, contact the BRCC Police Department at
225.216.8888 or 225.216-8001 (6-8888 or 6-8001 from any campus phone line.) If the perpetrator of the
assault is a BRCC employee, the victim has the option of filing the complaint with both BRCC Police
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Department AND the Office of Human Resources for violation of the College’s Sexual Assault/ Sexual
Harassment Policy. BRCC Police Department can also be reached by using any of the following campus
emergency phones:
 Red Emergency Phones, located in every campus building and at strategic locations around
campus;
 Emergency Call Boxes, with user instructions, located in the garage on each level near the stairwells
and elevators;
 Solar-Powered Outdoor Call Stations, with blue lights, located throughout the campus grounds and
parking lots.
Off Campus Sexual Assaults
If you are the victim of a sexual assault that occurred off campus, dial 911 to contact the local law
enforcement agency. Should incidents should be reported to the local law enforcement agencies by dialing
911. Due to various BRCC locations/ jurisdiction may vary, as 911 operators will dispatch accordingly.
The victim may press criminal charges against the perpetrator with the appropriate law enforcement agency.
College officials can assist the victim in notifying these authorities if the student so chooses.
Risk Reduction Tips
1. Examine societal and personal attitudes that tolerate sexual aggression.
2. Know you sexual intentions and limits and communicate them firmly.
3. BE aware that alcohol may affect judgment in a dating situation. Set safe boundaries in its use.
4. Attend functions with friends you can trust. Go in a group and return home with the group.
5. Be aware of surroundings; many acquaintance rapes occur in private dwellings under the cover of loud
music.
6. Listen to your instincts; if the situation feels risky, it probably is.
7. Do not leave beverages unattended.
8. Accept drinks only from bartender or wait person.
9. Consider buddy system; look out for one another. Be alert to behavior of friends who appear intoxicated
and unable to make appropriate and safe decisions.
Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
R.A.D. is a comprehensive course for women that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and
avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. Systems is
dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by
utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.
The R.A.D. program is taught by nationally certified instructors who are dedicated to the growth and
wellbeing of the women in our campus community. The course is suitable for women of all ages and
abilities.
BRCC Police currently has a R.A.D. Instructor on staff that will begin to provide training to faculty, staff,
and students at the college. Participants in the program will learn a wide range of tactics, including verbal
techniques, ground defense options, escaping from bear hugs and choke holds, and many more. The practical
techniques are designed to maximize the strengths of a woman’s body and build upon existing instinctive
responses to provide women with effective self-defense options. In R.A.D., women will have the opportunity
for hands-on dynamic impact practice and realistic simulation exercises.
Additionally, the BRCC Police Department has two Defensive Tactics Instructors that will also provide
self-defense training to faculty, staff, and students of the College. The BRCC Police Department’s
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specially trained staff will provide options in self-defense to assist in the prevention of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Statutes/Penalties/Legal Definitions in Louisiana
Offense
Simple Rape
Statute Number
14:43
Aggravated Rape
14:42
Forcible Rape
14:42.1
Sexual Battery
14:43.1
Second
Degree
Sexual Battery
Oral Sexual Battery
14:43.2
Carnal Knowledge
of Juvenile
Crime
Against
Nature
14:80
14:43.3
14:89
Penalty
Imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 25
years
Imprisoned for life at hard labor without benefit of Parole,
probation, or suspension.
Imprisoned at hard labor not less than 5 years nor more than
40 years.
Imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10
years.
Imprisoned with or without hard labor for no more than 15
years
Imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10
years
Fine not more than $5,000, Imprisoned with or without hard
labor not more than 10 years or both.
Fine not more than $2,000. Imprisoned with or without
hard labor not more than 5 years or both.
Legal Definitions
 Rape- The act of anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse with a person, male, or female, without lawful
consent of that person.

Simple Rape
A. Rape where the victim is incapable of resisting or understanding the act because of a stupor or
abnormal condition (i.e. drunk or drugged).
B. The victim is of unsound mind, whether temporary or permanent, and the offender knows or should
have known of the condition.

Aggravated Rape
A. The victim resists to the utmost but is overcome by force.
B. Where there is a threat of great physical harm.
C. The offender is armed with a dangerous weapon.
D. When the victim is under 13 years-of-age. Lack of knowledge of victim’s age shall not be a
defense.
E. When there are two or more offenders.
F. The victim is prevented from resisting the act because the victim suffers from a physical or mental
infirmity preventing such resistance.

Forcible Rape:
A. When the victim is prevented from resisting the act by force or threat of physical violence and the
victim has reason to believe resistance would not prevent the act.
B. The victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of stupor or
abnormal condition of the mind produced by a narcotic or anesthetic agent or other controlled
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dangerous substance administered by the offender and without the knowledge of the victim.

Sexual Battery
A. The touching of the anus or genital area of a victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any
part of the body of the offender without the consent of the victim.
B. The touching of the anus or genitals of the offender by the victim using any instrumentality or any
part of the body of the victim without the consent of the victim.

Second Degree Sexual Battery- A sexual battery where the offender intentionally inflicts serious
bodily harm to the victim.

Oral Sexual Battery- The intentional engaging in the touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by
the offender using the mouth or tongue or the touching or the anus or genitals of the offender by the
victim using the mouth or tongue; when the victim has not yet attained 15 years of age and is at least 3
years younger than the offender. Lack of knowledge of the victim’s age shall not be a defense.

Sexual Battery
A. The touching of the anus or genital area of a victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any
part of the body of the offender without the consent of the victim.

Second Degree Sexual Battery - A sexual battery where the offender intentionally inflicts serious
bodily harm to the victim.

Oral Sexual Battery- The intentional engaging in the touching of the anus or genitals of the victim by
the offender using the mouth or tongue or the touching or the anus or genitals of the offender by the
victim using the mouth or tongue; when the victim has not yet attained 15 years of age and is at least 3
years younger than the offender. Lack of knowledge of the victim’s age shall not be a defense.

Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile
A. A person who is 19 years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is
13 years of age or older but is less than 17 years of age.
B. A person who is 17 years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is
13 years of age or older but less than 15 years of age.

Crime Against Nature- The unnatural carnal copulation by a human with another of the same or
opposite sex or with an animal.
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SEX OFFENDER STATEMENT
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA), signed into law October 28, 2000, amends
the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, and
the Clery Act.
Any person required to register under a state sex offender registration program must notify the state
regarding whether he/she is enrolled or works at an institution of higher education; identify each
institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or
is a student; and alert the state of any change in enrollment or employment status. CSCPA is a federal
law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, such
institutions; it requires state law enforcement agencies to provide Baton Rouge Community College
with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that they are enrolled, employed, or carrying
on a vocation at the college.
The Louisiana State Police maintains the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry (SOCPR)
for the State of Louisiana, and is responsible for the enforcement of the applicable sections of law
cited above. Information about any such registered individual affiliated with Baton Rouge Community
College may be found at the public SOCPR website: www.lasocpr.lsp.org/socpr. In addition to the
amendments previously mentioned, the CSCPA also amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in FERPA can prohibit an educational institution from
disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders.
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CRIME STATISTICS
The BRCC Police Department complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Crime Statistics Act. Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those incidents reported
to the BRCC Police Department, designated campus officials, and local law enforcement agencies.
These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses, and is not
required by law.
Crime statistics are requested from local law enforcement of certain crimes occurring on or
immediately adjacent to the College. The requested information however may not be available for
the area requested and therefore the crimes for a larger area are posted to website of the
perspective law enforcement agency.
For example, the Baton Rouge City Police Department assists BRCC Police as necessary with crimes
that occur within the geographical confines of BRCC’s campus. However, within the Public Property
reporting category, crimes occurring in locations that are adjacent to or easily accessible from the
campus fall under the direct jurisdiction of the Baton Rouge City Police. Because of the reporting
standards utilized by that agency, the statistics for those areas cover geographical patrol zones and
subzones which are far larger than the adjacent-area standard required by the Clery Act. For details
on crimes occurring within those non-campus areas, please review the Baton Rouge City Police
website and click on Crime Statistics for 2014: this website will provide a district map including the
boundaries of the city’s four districts that are patrolled by the Baton Rouge City Police Department,
along with the crime statistics for each district, zone, and subzone.
The BRCC Police Department currently reports crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education, and
continual efforts are made to inform the BRCC community of matters that affect their personal safety
and wellbeing – Baton Rouge Community College believes that an informed public is a safer public.
For more information on the BRCC P o l i c e Department, please visit our website at www.mybrcc.edu
or call us at (225) 216-8001.
The following BRCC statistics are provided for your information, in compliance with the 1998 provisions
of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery Act).
*BRCC currently does not have dormitories or residential facilities for students on- or off- campus.
Crimes occurring in locations that are adjacent to or easily accessible from the campus fall
under the direct jurisdiction of the Baton Rouge City Police. Because of the reporting standards
utilized by that agency, the statistics for those areas cover geographical patrol zones and
subzones which are far larger than the adjacent-area standard required by the Clery Act. For
details on crimes occurring within those non-campus areas, visit the Baton Rouge City Police
website, click on “Crime Statistics,” and select the appropriate year. The website will provide a
district map including the boundaries of the city’s four districts that are patrolled by the Baton
Rouge City Police Department, along with the crime statistics for each district, zone, and
subzone.
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BRCC MIDCITY CAMPUS- CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARREST OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug law violations
Liquor Law Violations
REFERRAL OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug Law Violations
Liquor Law Violations
2012
2013
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2012
2
2
1
2013
0
4
0
2014
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
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BRCC MIDCITY CAMPUS- HATE CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
2012
2013
2014
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Non-Campus Building & Properties
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
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BRCC ACADIAN CAMPUS- CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARREST OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug law violations
Liquor Law Violations
REFERRAL OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug Law Violations
Liquor Law Violations
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2012
2013
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
BRCC 2015 Annual Security Report
BRCC ACADIAN CAMPUS- HATE CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
2012
2013
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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BRCC NON-CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIES – CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
2012
2013
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ARREST OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug law violations
Liquor Law Violations
REFERRAL OFFENSE TYPE
Illegal Weapons Possession
Drug Law Violations
Liquor Law Violations
2012
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport; Jackson; New Roads; Port Allen; Westside; Hooper Road
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BRCC NON-CONTIGUOUS PROPERTIES- HATE CRIMES REPORTED
OFFENSE TYPE
MURDER & NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
SEX OFFENSES ‐ NON FORCIBLE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ROBBERY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
BURGLARY
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
ARSON
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DATING VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
STALKING
On Campus*
Non-Campus Building & Properties
Public Property
2012
2013
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport; Jackson; New Roads; Port Allen; Westside; Hooper Road
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DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS
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Substance Abuse Policy
This information is provided pursuant to the Student-Right-To-Know Act. The mission of Baton Rouge
Community College is to identify and meet the educational and workforce needs of our community
through innovative, accessible, and dynamic programs. In order to accomplish this mission, the
illegal u s e of drugs or alcohol by any member of the Baton Rouge Community College is
prohibited. BRCC complies with federal, state, and local laws which prohibits: (1) t h e use,
possession, and sale of illegal drugs on campus. BRCC is a drug-free zone; Anyone found in
violating§ 40:1058.10 and § 40:964 or Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812
will be subjected to criminal penalties and (2) the purchase possession or consumption of alcoholic,
including the beverages by those less than 21 years of age. The College does authorize the
consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus for sanctioned events as prescribed by law. Anyone
violating LRS 14:93.11 will be subjected to criminal penalties.
Counseling and support services are available at BRCC’s Office of Advising and Counseling, located
within the Center for Academic Success, for all full-time and part-time students who are
experiencing alcohol and other drug problems. Students who have substance abuse problems, which
require in-patient or specialized outpatient drug treatment are also encouraged to visit Advising and
Counseling. Additionally, there are special campus-wide educational events such as “Substance
Abuse Awareness Week” which are offered throughout the academic year.
Conduct Prohibited by the College
Students and employees are responsible for knowing and abiding by the provisions of
Louisiana and federal law that make it a crime to possess, consume, possess with intent to
distribute, dispense, or manufacture drugs, including alcohol, except as provided for by law.
Any member of the campus community who violated state or federal law, either on property
owned or controlled by BRCC, or at such other locations in the community, which affect
the community college interest as an academic institution, shall be considered in violation
of BRCC policy. The College will take disciplinary action against any student, faculty
member, unclassified staff, classified staff, or community college employee whose alleged
criminal conduct is deemed by responsible authority to affect the community college’s
interest as an academic community. Students are encouraged to consult their BRCC College
Catalog for additional information.
BRCC 2015 Annual Security Report
CAMPUS SAFETY & CONTACT INFORMATION
MIDCITY CAMPUS
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.216.8001 or 225.216.8888 (emergencies)
ACADIAN CAMPUS
3250 North Acadian Thruway East
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.359.9262 or 225.216.8001
BRCC NON-CONTIGUOUS COLLEGE PROPERTIES
Baton Rouge Metro Airport
9430 Jackie Cochran Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
(225) 255-2068
Business Training Center
350 North Donmoor Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 216-8001
BRCC Central
10700 Hooper Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
225-216-8276
BRCC Jackson
3337 Highway 10
Jackson, LA 70748
225.634.2636
James M. Frazier
555 Julia St
Baton Rouge, LA
225-216-8444
BRCC New Roads
605 Hospital Road
New Roads, LA 70760
225.638.8613
Port Allen
3233 Rosedale Road
Port Allen, LA 70767
Westside
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA 70764
225.342.5061
225.687.5500
Although hours of operation may vary for BRCC locations, campus/locations
emergencies, including all after-hour emergencies should be reported to local law
enforcement or by immediately dialing 911. This includes, but limited to reporting
crime, fire, hazardous conditions and/or suspicious behavior.
Emergency Communications
In the event of an emergency, BRCC will communicate vital information as quickly and
efficiently as possible in a manner to provide the greatest safety for the college community.
One or more of the following communication tools will be used to notify students, faculty, and
staff:
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BRCC Webpage Postings
BRCCCONNECT
Emergency Text Messaging
Voice Messages
Campus Email
News Media
BRCC’s Social Media outlets on: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc.
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Additionally, BRCC has incorporated the use of BRCC CONNECT EMERGENCY
NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, an electronic notification system, to provide free emergency
notifications. This service is optional and offers communication through a variety of means –
text messages sent to mobile communication devices, phone calls, and messages sent to
school/personal Email accounts – to inform students, faculty, and staff in the event of a crisis
situation. Everyone is encouraged to sign up at https://brcc.bbcportal.com/.
Emergency Preparedness Plan
Baton Rouge Community College has an extensive Emergency Preparedness Plan in place that
includes procedures to ensure an immediate response to crisis situations. Our Emergency
Preparedness Plan, which is also referred to the All Hazards Emergency Response Plan,
provides detailed information on the college’s procedures in responding to various
emergencies and incidents; a printed copy of the plan is post ed i n vari ous loca tions
t hr oughout the College.
The goal of Emergency preparedness at all BRCC locations is to prevent, prepare for, respond to
and recover from any and all emergencies that could affect each location. At the direction of
local law enforcement, emergency response/officials, and the BRCC Crisis Management Team,
drills are conducted each year.
All emergency equipment (call boxes, red phones, etc.) is tested and evaluated on a regular
basis.
Campus Safety Zones
Campus Safety Zone Placard
BRCC has designated Emergency Safe Zones
within campus buildings. Emergency Safe Zones
can be identified by the decal/logo illustrated at left.
All BRCC locations utilize the same Emergency Notification System BRCC CONNECT and
encourage everyone to sign up at https://brcc.bbcportal.com/. The services are free and offer
communication through a variety of means, – text messages sent to mobile communication
devices, phone calls, and messages sent to school/personal Email accounts – to inform students,
faculty, and staff in the event of a crisis situation.
All Campus policies governing incidents such as Rape, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence,
and Stalking, Alcohol and Drugs, Timely Warnings, and Campus Sex Crime Prevention is
applicable and enforced at all BRCC locations.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS
Crime prevention means being aware of your environment and remaining alert to situations
that could make you vulnerable to crime.
It is impossible to list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation
that may arise. Instead, we hope to teach you how to think "crime prevention" in day-to-day
living. The suggestions presented should not be thought of as a list of crime prevention
measures, but as examples and common-sense principles that will help you to make life safer
and more secure.
IF ANYTHING MAKES YOU “LOOK TWICE” OR FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, CALL THE
POLICE. REPORT ANY UNUSUAL OR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY.
Protect Yourself
Do not give your name, address, or phone number to strangers. If you have your name
published in the local telephone directory, use only initials and do not list your address.
At night, travel in frequently used and well-lit areas. Avoid taking “shortcuts” that you may
not be as familiar with or that may take you out of frequently traveled areas.
Walk w h i l e facing traffic whenever possible. This increases awareness of potential traffic
hazards and also reduces the possibility of being followed by someone in a vehicle. Avoid
walking by the curb, near buildings, or close to shrubbery. Walk in the middle of the sidewalk
with confidence.
If you feel threatened or suspect that you are being followed, walk toward lighted areas
where there are people. Look over your shoulder frequently - this lets the follower know
that you are aware of both his presence and your surroundings.
Vehicle Safety
Keep your car in good working order and the gas tank at least half full. When riding in a car,
keep the doors locked.
Do not park in isolated, dark places if these areas can be avoided. Park where the car will
be well illuminated, and if possible, where people will also be about.
Lock your car and take the keys with you. Many car burglaries and car thefts occur because
the owner did not take the time to secure the car. Don't make your vehicle a target of opportunity
by leaving it unlocked.
Do not leave valuable items unattended in your car. Place y o u r expensive items such as
cameras, packages, and even textbooks out of sight in the locked trunk.
Upon returning to your car, have your keys ready as you approach your vehicle. Check the back
and front seats to make sure that the car is empty before you get in.
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Protect Yourself While Driving
If you get a flat, drive carefully on it until you reach a safe, well-lit, and well-traveled area.
If your car breaks down, put the hood up and the hazard lights on…stay inside the car with the
doors locked. Use flares as roadside markers if you have them and it is safe to deploy them.
If someone stops to help, don't get out of your car. Roll down the window slightly and ask the
person to contact the police or a tow service.
Never stop to assist a stranger whose car has broken down. Instead, call the police for help.
Exercise extra caution when using underground and enclosed parking areas. Try not to enter
alone.
If you are being followed, don't drive home. Go to the nearest police or fire station and honk
your horn. If that is not possible drive to an open gas station or other business where you can
safely contact the police. Don't leave your car unless you are certain you can make it inside the
building safely. If possible, try to obtain the license plate number and the description of the
vehicle following you.
Protect Yourself in Public Areas
Do not leave personal property unattended in public areas such as the library and
classrooms…not even "just for a minute."
Do not carry more cash than you need. Avoid "flashing" your cash in public.
Avoid carrying both your identification cards and checks in your wallet. Keep them separate:
I.D.’s in your wallet in one pocket and your checkbook in another pocket. Do not write your
PIN number down – this helps prevent a thief from gaining access to that number if you do
lose your checkbook or bankcard.
Carry your purse or your backpack close to your body, and keep a tight grip on it.
Mark items that you normally take to class, such as textbooks, backpacks, and calculator, with
either your name or school ID number.
Keep a list of your credit cards, identification cards, and checking account numbers. If they
are stolen or lost, you will have a list of numbers to provide to the police. Remember that you
must contact not only the police, but also all of the credit card companies and banks with
which you do business. Make these notifications immediately.
Keep and maintain a working cellular telephone…it is an excellent way to remain in touch and
summon help in an emergency.
Personal Security at the Office
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Never leave your purse, backpack, or briefcase in plain view.
Personal property should be marked with your driver's license number.
Don't leave cash or valuables at the office.
If you work alone or before/after normal business hours, keep the office door locked.
If you work late, try to find another worker or call for a security escort when exiting the
building.
Be alert for pickpockets on crowded elevators.
Be aware of escape routes for emergencies, and post phone numbers of the campus
police near telephones.
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Be extra careful in stairwells and restrooms.
In an elevator, stand near the controls and locate the emergency button.
If you are assaulted while in an elevator, hit the emergency or alarm button and press as
many floor buttons as possible.
If You are Attacked
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Stay focused “Keep your head”.
Stay as calm as possible, think rationally, and evaluate your resources and options.
It may be more advisable to submit than to resist and risk severe injury or death. You
will have to make the appropriate decision based on the circumstances. Be especially
careful if your attacker has a weapon.
Continue to assess the situation as it develops.
If one strategy doesn't work, try another.
Possible options in addition to nonresistance include negotiating, stalling for time,
distracting the assailant and fleeing to a safe place, verbal assertiveness, screaming to
attract attention, and physical resistance.
Stay alert and observant so that you can better describe your attacker(s) and the assault
to the police.
After an Attack
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Go to a safe place and call the police.
The sooner you make the report, the greater the chances the attacker will be caught.
Do not destroy any clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault.
Do not disturb anything in the area where the assault took place.
Write down a description of the attacker and the circumstances of the assault. Police
will need all the information they can get about the assailant.
Know How to Call for Help
The following guidelines apply to emergency conditions on campus. It is not possible to
establish procedures for every type of emergency, but these guidelines cover many emergency
or hazardous situations. Please review them frequently so that you will be prepared in an
emergency.
FIRE ALARMS - If you hear a fire alarm, you must leave the building immediately. In multistory buildings, do not use the elevator; exit via the stairway. Cooperate with all staff members
and other authorities. Do not reenter the building until you are given permission to do so by
a police officer, fire fighter, or staff member.
BOMB THREATS - Notify the police at once if you receive a bomb threat. Try to be as specific
as possible when relaying what the caller said.
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES - For any situation requiring emergency medical assistance on
campus, call 216-8888.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS - State statutes require that the appropriate police department
be noti f i ed of any motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury or property damage in
excess of $500.00. Accidents on campus should be reported to the BRCC Police Department
at 216.8001.
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