Policies

Campus Crime Report Details

The Campus Crime Report has been compiled from incidents reported to Campus Security or Newberry Police Department during the 2007, 2008 and 2009 calendar years. The statistics do not reflect any reports that might have been made to other departments or individuals at the College unless those individuals or departments informed Campus Security of the incident. Victims or witnesses may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. Pastoral or professional counselors, when acting as a counselor, are not required to report any crimes or incidents; however, the College urges its counselors to provide “statistical information” should they become aware of a sexual assault incident.

Since 1999 institutions have been required to compile and report crime statistics in four categories by location. These categories are: on-campus, in dormitories or residence halls, non-campus buildings or property, and public property. The definition of a non-campus building or property is any building or property controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution. Newberry College does not have any property in this category, so it is not included in the crime statistics.

When a serious crime occurs a special bulletin will be posted on the College website in addition to notification of various campus offices and personnel. Heard a rumor and want the facts? Call Campus Security, at 803-321-5600 or 803-940-0672. Come by the Director of Security’s Office and request to see the log of criminal incidents reported to Campus Security.

Campus Crime Statistics Mandated by the Clery Act

United States Code 20 Section 1092 referred to as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” requires all institutions of higher learning who participate in Federal Student Aid Programs will annually publish and distribute, through appropriate publications and mailings, an annual security report that contains information on campus security issues and relation to, the institution’s educational purpose; or, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution. The campus has several off-campus facilities used by the College.

Sex Offender Notification

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. A list of Sex Crime Offenders registered with the State of South Carolina is available through this web page. Go to www.sled.state.sc.us and click on registered sex offenders.

Campus Crime Report Definitions

Campus Residence: Residence halls, apartments and other facilities used for student or staff housing.

Campus Other: All non-residential facilities.

Non-Campus Property: Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or relation to, the institution’s educational purpose; or, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution. The campus has several off-campus facilities used by the College.

Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Sex Offenses, Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/ her youth).

Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Sexual Assault With An Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person forcibly and/or against that person’s will or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.

Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or, not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Sex Offenses, Non-forcible: Unlawful non-forcible sexual intercourse.

Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safe cracking; and all attempts to commit any of the fore mentioned.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/ or by putting the victim in fear.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. This includes all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned (including joyriding).

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Hate Crimes: Crimes that manifest evidence the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act and Campus Security Act.

Larceny-Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another

Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither offender displays a weapon, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.

Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack

Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property(EXCEPT ARSON): To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure or deface any public or private property real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth or any other such means as may be specified by local law. Any other crime involving bodily injury.

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (demerol, methadones); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).

Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Registered Sex Crime Offenders: A list of Sex Crime Offenders registered with the State of South Carolina is available through this web page. Go to www.sled.state.sc.us and click on registered sex offenders.