Angeles College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their safety and security. The 2020 Angeles College community consists of approximately 350 students plus 35 faculty and staff. Being situated within the cities of Los Angeles (LA Campus) and City of Industry (Relocated from the Garden Grove campus since May 1st 2014), Angeles College shares many of the same interests and concerns as each city, one of which is providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. As safety and security is everyone’s responsibility, your actions and behaviors can significantly reduce your risk of personal harm.
At Angeles College, we understand the concern everyone has about campus safety. Our desire is for students, faculty and staff to enjoy their academic years free from threats to their safety or well-being. The purpose of this publication is to share with you information relating to the safety and security of campus facilities, the office involved in the coordination of campus safety and security, campus crime statistics, campus substance abuse policies, campus sexual assault policies, and timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
TITLE IX DISCLOSURE
If you have a complaint involving sexual assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, or if you have questions about Angeles College’s policies or procedures in these areas, please contact the designated Title IX Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (213) 487-2211
1. THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT
(OR CLERY ACT)
The Jeanne Clery Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act) requires colleges and schools to provide students and applicants a detailed report of crime statistics for the prior three years. The Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.
2. GEOGRAPHY: LOCATION
The Los Angeles campus of Angeles College occupies 13,807 square feet on the 3rd floor of Central Plaza, LLC located at 3440 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310, Los Angeles, California. The building is one of three identical structures that occupy the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, between Mariposa Avenue and Normandie Avenue.
The City of Industry campus (Relocated from Garden Grove location in May 2014) of Angeles College occupies 7,769 square feet on the 1st and 2nd floor. Located in the City of Industry north of Colima Rd. intersecting along with the cities of Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights. The campus is located at 17595 Almahurst St., Suite 101-3, City of Industry, California. The non-main campus is located close to State Route 60 (between the 605 & 57) between Azusa Ave. and Fullerton Rd. exits; readily accessible by public and private transportation.
The Separate Educational Center of Angeles College City of Industry campus occupies 2,000 square feet on the third floor of 111 N. Atlantic Blvd, Suite 353 A, Monterey Park, CA 91754. The SEC is located close to Freeway 60 and Interstate 10 and is easily accessible by both public and private transportation.
For purposes of Clery Act data collection and reporting, the following definitions apply:
- Campus: Areas of buildings which are leased, owned or controlled by Angeles College, including any classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, along with any hallways, lavatories, storage areas, stairwells, elevators or other areas used exclusively by Angeles College staff, faculty or students.
- Non-Campus Property: All other areas of campus buildings that are not otherwise included in the definition of “campus” (above), including any hallways, elevators or outdoor areas owned or controlled by the building/development owners and routinely used by Angeles College’s students. These areas are considered part of the “‘campus” for the purposes of the statistics above.
- Public Property: Any public thoroughfares, streets, alleys, sidewalks and/or public parking facilities that is immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus.
3. ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT
Angeles College is committed to assisting all members of the Angeles College community in providing for their safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the Angeles College website at http://www.angelescollege.edu
The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or properties owned or controlled by Angeles College; and on public properties within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the Angeles College administration office which is located in front of the 3rd floor elevators. If you would like to receive the Annual Campus Crime Statistics Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Angeles College Administration Office at 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90010 for information about the Los Angeles campus or at 17595 Almahurst Unit 101-3, City of Industry, CA 91748 for information about the City of Industry campus, or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling the Los Angeles campus at 213.487.2211 or the City of Industry campus at 626.965.5566.
4. CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
The detailed statistics in this policy reflect the number of crimes reported and referrals made at Angeles College for the past three calendar years (2017-2019). Those cases are as follows:
2017-2019 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Total Crimes)
|Offense||Year||On Campus||Not on Campus||Public Area|
|Motor Vehicle Theft|
(Includes theft attempts)
|Liquor Law Arrests||2017||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Weapon Law Arrests||2017||0||0||0||0||0||0|
2017-2019 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Disciplinary Actions)
|Offense||Year||On Campus||Not on Campus||Public Area|
2017-2019 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Violence Against Women)
|Offense||Year||On Campus||Not on Campus||Public Area|
|Liquor Law Violations||2017||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Drug Law Violations||2017||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Illegal Weapons Possession||2017||0||0||0||0||0||0|
For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Police Department Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT webpage.
5. TIMELY WARNING
In addition to the required Annual Campus Security Report, Angeles College will provide a timely warning to the campus community of any occurrences of crimes considered to represent serious or continuing threat to students and employees whether they are reported to campus officials or the local police agencies. Crimes that Angles College view as serious includes but not limited to:
- Sex offense
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Hate crimes
- Arrests for liquor/ drug or weapons violations
- Campus discipline for liquor/ drugs/ weapons
If the school is aware of such a crime, and the management of the school feels that a serious and continuing threat to students and employees exists, the Campus Security Director will post appropriate warning notifications in various locations throughout the campus, including all entrance/exit doors of the campus buildings. These warning notifications will remain in place for ten days or longer if school management feels that a continuing threat remains.
6. SECURITY OF CAMPUS FACILITIES
Angeles College campus facilities are private property. All visitors must report to the reception desk and be admitted to the campus grounds/buildings. Any unauthorized visitation or other trespassing on Angeles College’s facilities, including trespassing by students during non-business hours, is strictly prohibited.
7. CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT
Angeles College does not maintain a law enforcement department or employ a security force. However, the building in which Angeles College facilities are housed does maintain security personnel. All crimes and other emergencies will be handled by the building security or local law enforcement agencies appropriately.The building security officers patrol the campus around the clock. Foot and vehicle patrols enable officers to monitor and maintain security on campus, and promote contact between the campus community and building security officers.
8. DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICIES
It is the policy of Angeles College to provide a safe and productive environment for all its students. The goal of this policy would be severely compromised by drug or alcohol abuse. Angeles College requires that every student be free of alcohol, illegal drugs and controlled substances.
Angeles College prohibits following: possession of controlled substances which would constitute a violation of the California Health and Safety Code Section 11350 or the Business and Professions Code Section 4230; use of alcoholic beverages while on any property owned or used by Angeles College. The controlled substances, as used in this section, include, but are not limited to the following drugs and narcotics: opiates, opium and opium derivatives, mescaline, hallucinogenic substances, peyote, marijuana, stimulants, depressants and cocaine.
Smoking is not permitted in any classroom or other enclosed facility that any student is required to occupy or which is customarily occupied by students, faculty, staff and/or administrator. Smoking is only allowed at locations outside the main building in designated smoking areas.
9. SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION/REPORTING
Angeles College does not maintain dormitories or other facilities that are used outside of regular school hours. Sufficient faculty and staff are available throughout the building and grounds during business hours to accommodate each student’s need. Any crime, including sexual assault, on or off campus, should be reported immediately to the local police department or other appropriate law enforcement agency.
However, Angeles College realizes that the decision to report a rape or sexual assault can be a difficult one. We do, however, strongly encourage immediate reporting of these crimes to appropriate agencies. A rape or sexual assault is a serious crime and the reporting of the incident may prevent another unsuspecting individual from becoming a victim. Victims are encouraged to call any law enforcement agency by dialing “9-1-1″ immediately for criminal investigation, medical treatment, and referral to crisis counseling and legal advocacy services. Victims may request the entire reporting process remain confidential.
If both the victim and the suspect are enrolled students, a college disciplinary action may be sought. In this event, the accuser and the accused are entitled to same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding held by school committee. Both parties shall be informed of the proceeding outcomes after a decision has been made by the committee. If found to be in violation of Angeles College’s Code of Student Conduct, the offender may be placed on probation, suspended, expelled, and/or excluded from the campus. If certain circumstances the victim may request changes in academic arrangements.
If you become a victim of a sexual assault on or off campus:
- Go to a safe place
- Immediately contact the local police department
- Contact someone you trust to be with you or ask the police department dispatcher to do so for you
- Do not shower, bath, douche, change or destroy your clothing
- Do not clean or straighten up the area
A police officer will arrange for forensic and medical services as appropriate and a report will be accepted in confidence through a 3rd-party or anonymously.
11. POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS AGENTS AND/OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS POLICY
It is the policy of Angeles College that all students who are exposed (i.e. needle stick, inhalation, mucus membrane or skin exposure or percutaneously to infectious agents and/or hazardous materials including radiation, blood-borne pathogens) while engaged in an educational program seek and obtain prompt medical attention, including counseling, prophylactic drug treatment, and baseline and follow up laboratory values, as necessary.
12. HATE CRIMES AND THE LAW
Angeles College is mandated to protect all members of the campus community by preventing and prosecuting bias or hate crimes that occur within the campus jurisdiction.
Hate crimes, also called bias crimes or bias-related crimes, are criminal activity motivated by the perpetrator’s bias or attitude against an individual victim or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics, such as their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Anyone committing such acts can be referred to the Angeles College Administration for disciplinary action, as well as facing prosecution under the California law.
13. VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT COMPLIANCE
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) (Pub. Law 113-4), which, among other provisions, amended section 485(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), otherwise known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety- and security-related requirements as a condition of participating in the Federal student financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the HEA. Notably, VAWA amended the Clery Act to require institutions to compile statistics for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to include certain policies, procedures, and programs pertaining to these incidents in their annual security reports (ASRs).
The Higher Education Act defines the new crime categories of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in accordance with section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 as follows:
Domestic violence means a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by: (1) a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, (2) a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, (3) a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, (4) a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies [under VAWA], or (5) 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.
Dating violence means violence committed by a person: (1) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (2) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: (a) the length of the relationship, (b) the type of relationship, and (c) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to (1) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or (2) suffer substantial emotional distress.
14.DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT/POLICY
A notice of this report and policy statement will be given to all students and employees annually. Those wishing a printed copy of this report may print directly from our webpage or may contact any member of the Angeles College administration for a printed copy sent by mail or picked up.
15. CRIME PREVENTION
Angeles College does not maintain dormitories or other facilities that are used outside of regular school hours. Sufficient faculty and staff are available throughout the building and grounds during business hours to reduce the likelihood of crime during school hours. Students and employees are encouraged to be vigilant and observant when in the non-campus or public areas, and to protect themselves and each other by reporting suspicious or illegal activity to proper authorities immediately. To help students and employees protect themselves and their properties, Angeles College develops and makes available to students and an updated crime log and safety tips.
16. DAILY CRIME LOG
The Clery Act requires that institutions of higher education maintain a daily crime log. This log may be publicized as a hard copy log and it will be accessible on campus. The crime log for the “most recent 60-day period” must be available for public review during normal business hours. Any requests to view logs older than the 60 day recent period must be made available within two business days of the request for public inspection.
A hard copy of the daily crime log for Angeles College is maintained in the Campus Security and Safety Department located in the administration office. Angeles College does not make available an electronic version of the daily crime log. The business hours of the Campus Safety and Security Office are M-F, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
17. EMERCENCY NOTIFICATION
Angeles College Alerts will deliver messages using some or all of the following channels:
- The Angeles College homepage
- Broadcast e-mail to all Angeles College students
- Blackboards in classrooms
- Phone Alerts
- Classroom/hallway alarms
18. SAFETY TIPS
Effective policing is a community activity. Protect yourself against crime by taking the following common-sense precautions.
- Fire: Leave the building and call 911
- Health/Medical: call 911
- Report unusual or suspicious activities to the Angeles College Administration Office in person or call (213) 487-2211 (LA Campus) or (626) 965-5566 (CI Campus).
- Keep small valuable items (jewelry, cash, wallets, purses, etc.) out of sight or in a closed/locked backpack.
- Small electronics such as iPods, mp3 players, cell phones, thumb drives, and laptops are easily taken by thieves and must be secured.
- Do not walk alone to your car.
- Lock your car at all times.
- Take your valuables with you or lock them in the trunk.
- Use anti-theft and safety devices, including remote key access for lighting, car alarms, and steering wheel locks.
- Always let someone know where you are.
- Never walk alone at night, always walk with a friend.
- Do not leave a party or bar with a casual acquaintance.
- Never leave drinks of any type alone, when at a social gathering.
- Report any rape or sexual assault, even if you know the assailant. It’s still a crime.
- Report unusual or suspicious activities to the Angeles College Administration Office immediately at (213) 487-2211 (LA Campus) or (626) 965-5566 (CI Campus).
- In Your Car
- Do not signal breakdowns or request help from strangers.
- Check the back seat before entering your car.
- Do not open your window more than an inch if you respond to strangers who approach your car.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep your door locked at all times.
- Don’t walk alone late at night.
- Keep your valuables locked up in a safe place.
- Don’t leave your laptop computer unattended.
- Mark your valuables with your name.
Notice, Remember and Report
- License plate number
- Which way the car or person went
- Anything left at the scene by the assailant or the victim
- Description of car (color, number of doors, rust)
- Description of person, including
- approximate age, weight, height, and build
- color and length of hair
- color of eyes
- color of skin
- distinctive marks including scars, tattoos
- distinctive accessories including rings, earrings, piercings
- Don’t give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or on the Internet unless you initiated the contact or are sure you know who you are dealing with.
- Don’t carry your SSN card in your wallet; store it in a secure place.
- Keep your purse or wallet in a safe place; do the same with copies of administrative forms that have your sensitive personal information.
Fire prevention and safety programs at Angeles College include:
- Fire drills (Building Services)
- Inspection and maintenance of fire-detection and fire-fighting equipment (Campus Services)
- Routine checks of emergency firefighting equipment (Campus Services)
Preventing Fire-Related Crimes
The following activities are illegal:
- Causing a false alarm
- Maliciously activating building fire alarm system
- Discharging a fire extinguisher mischievously
- Tampering with fire-detection and fire-prevention equipment (smoke detectors, sprinklers)
Any student who commits these crimes will be referred to the College Disciplinary Board. Criminal charges may also be filed.
In Case of Fire Drill
When the alarm sounds:
- Always leave the building immediately. Never assume the alarm is a false alarm.
- Continue to evacuate the building even if the alarm stops.
- Use the nearest exit. If the nearest exit is blocked by fire, heat or smoke, go to another exit.
- Always use the stairs. Stairway fire doors will keep out fire and smoke if they are closed and will protect you until you get outside. Never use an elevator. If the power fails, you will be trapped.
- When to use 9-1-1 versus 7-digit telephone lines
- Call 9-1-1 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency service such as police, fire or paramedic. Always call 9-1-1 when there is a medical problem or something that requires the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond, because they do not have non-emergency lines.
- When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, use non-emergency dial 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273) or The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Olympic Community Police Station 1-213-382-9102.
It is a misdemeanor under California Penal Code Section 148.3 for any person to willfully use the 9-1-1 system for any purpose other than reporting an emergency. It is a felony if someone is injured or dies as a result of emergency service response to a false call.
19. IMPORTANT SECURITY PHONE NUMBERS
Angeles College LA Campus – Campus Security Department
3440 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Angeles College CI Campus – Campus Security Department
17595 Almahurst St., Suite 101-3
City of Industry, CA 91748
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) –LA Campus
Olympic Community Police Station
1130 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Or Main Number 1-877-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273)
The City of Industry Sheriff Station– CI Campus
150 North Hudson Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91744
♦ Please Remember to Call 9-1-1 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency service such as police, fire or paramedic.