Annual Security Report
Crime Prevention Guide
information is provided persuant to the Student-Right-To-Know
University-Baton Rouge's (SUBR) annual security report includes
statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crime
that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or
controlled by SUBR; and on public property within or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes
institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies
concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting
of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy
of this report by contacting the Deputy Administrator of the SUBR Police Department @ 225-771-2770.
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.
special requirements relating to registration and community notification
for sex offenders who are enrolled in or work at institutions of
higher education. In addition to Wetterling, the Act also amended
the Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
in the Wetterling Act, any person required to register under a state
sex offender registration program must notify the state as to whether
the person is a student, 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
must also alert the state of any change in enrollment or employment
State Police maintain the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator
Registry (SOCPR) for the State of Louisiana and are responsible
for the enforcement of the applicable sections of law cited above.
Information about any individual affliated with Southern Univeristy
in regards to this matter may be found at the public SOCPR website:
has taken steps to ensure the safety of its campus community.
SUBR does not experience serious crimes often, it is a large, urban
university campus on which serious crimes do occur. In any given
semester, SUBR has some 8,000 students and 1,500 full and part-time
employees on campus - more than the size of many Louisiana towns.
In addition, SUBR is surrounded on three sides by the city of Baton
Rouge- the capital of Louisiana and a leading petrochemical, financial
and industrial city with a metropolitan area population of more
University 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 the design of landscaping and exterior lighting.
of University Facilities
the exception of events that are open to the general public and
advertised as such, the University's facilities and programs are
generally reserved for accomplishing the objectives and programs
of the University. Visitors and non-University affiliated groups
seeking to utilize University facilities are expected to make prior
arrangements with the appropriate University office. Authorization
to use the SUBR facilities is determined by University regulations
then in effect. Visitors and guests to SUBR residence halls must
be registered by their hosts while in residence halls.
for guest visitation are established by the residents of each building
in accordance with rules printed in Southern Living, available at
hall desks. Residence halls are equipped with fire safety equipment
that includes smoke detectors. In the residence halls, emergency
exits are equipped with alarms that sound whenever opened. Residence
hall staff are trained to maintain security and to summon police,
fire, medical and maintenance assistance when needed. Criminal activity
observed within or in the vicinity of buildings is reported to the
SUBR Police Department. Firearms, explosives, fireworks, or other
hazardous materials are not permitted in or around residence halls.
Southern University Policy for missing student notification
Southern University as a residential campus ask each resident to complete the statement of notification of a contact person in the event that a student is reported missing for a period of 24 hours. The Department of Residential Life provides notification of a missing student to the University Police Department, and the Office of Student Life through use of the missing student report form. If the student does not register a contact person with the Department of Residential Life they are advised that Law Enforcement will be notified that the student is missing. Automatic notification of parents will occur if a student is under the age of 18. The Missing Student Report Form is primarily housed and initiated in the residence hall, but additional forms are housed in the Office of Residence Life. The form is completed and signed by the initiator, the person bringing forth the report, followed by the signature of the Hall Director who insures the timeframe is at least 24 hours and the Area Director who has the responsibility of insuring the validity of the report to include contacting the confidential contact person. The final signature required is that of the Director of Residential Life who transmits the report simultaneously to University Police and Director of Student Life. The timeframe is a maximum of two hours from point of initiation of the report to its final destination at University Police. The stated procedure does not preclude implementing this process in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant a faster implementation.
and Administrative Buildings
and administrative buildings are secured by Facility Services personnel.
Hours of security may vary from building to building, depending
on use. Like the residence halls, these buildings are equipped with
fire safety equipment that includes smoke detectors and/or heat
sensors that activate the central fire alarm system.
use of weapons by University police personnel is governed by state
law and departmental regulation. The use or possession of firearms
or other weapons by students, employees or visitors while on campus
or Use of Illegal Drugs
complies with all federal and state laws which prohibit the use,
possession and sale of illegal drugs. The University is a drug-free
zone under Louisiana law and will not shield any student, employee
or visitor from action by civil authorities.
or Use of Alcoholic Beverages
complies with all federal and state laws which regulate the sale
and use of alcohol. The University neither condones nor shields
from prosecution any individual found in violation of the Louisiana
Alcoholic Beverage Control laws. Possession or consumption of alcoholic
beverages by those under 21 years of age is prohibited by law.
Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
- The SU Police Department will notify the senior administrative officer available beginning with the Chancellor, Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and other such administrative personnel as is appropriate to confirm that there is a significant emergency.
The most senior administrative officer available will determine the content of the notification and will initiate the notification system.
- Once a response has been determined, a message will be formulated to be released to the University community.
- That message will be disseminated to the University community without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.
- Southern University will communicate vital information as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to provide the greatest safety to the University community. One or more of the following communication tools will be used to notify students, faculty, and staff:
- Web site: Notice posted on the University home page www.subr.edu
- E-mail: Broadcast message to campus e-mail addresses
- Media: Press releases distributed to all area print and media representatives
- Text Messaging: Messages will be sent to all users enrolled in the FirstCall Emergency Notification System (please sign up on the University home page www.subr.edu))
- The titles of the persons responsible for carrying out this process are:
Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, SUBR
Chief of Southern University Police
- Emergency information will be disseminated to the larger community through press releases to the television, radio and print media Issued by the Office of Media Relations.
- The University will test the emergency response and evacuation procedures on at least an annual basis per calendar year, and document a description of the exercise as well as the date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
college campuses, acquaintance and date rape are more apt to occur
than rape by strangers. Research on college women indicates as many
as 20 percent of the female population may at some time be sexually
coerced by acquaintances. While some students may not think of forced
sexual relations as rape, such action constitutes a serious crime
and is a felony under Section 14:42 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
You Are the Victim of Sexual Assault
a friend to help you collect your thoughts and focus on your needs.
If the assault occurred on campus, call the SU Police Department
at 771-2770 (3-2770 from a campus telephone). If the assault occurred
off campus, call the Baton Rouge Police Department or the East Baton
Rouge Sheriff's Office by dialing 911, or the Rape Crisis Center
at 389-3456 or the Crisis Hotline 383-7273.
obtain medical care from the SU Student Health Center or from a
hospital emergency roo. Do not bathe, shower, douche, or change
clothes before seeking medical attention. The treatment for rape
may require an examination at a designated hospital, testing for
sexually transmitted diseases, medication to prevent pregnancy and
documenting evidence of the crime.
in the Investigation
is a personal decision whether to report a rape or sexual assault
to police, but you are strongly encouraged to do so. The primary
concern of the police is your safety and well-being; Their second
and third concerns are apprehending the assailant and preserving
the evidence of the crime.
you decide not to report an assault, you are encouraged to call
or to have a friend call the police, The Rape Crisis Center, or
the Office of the Director of Student Life to report the crime anonymously.
The information provided will be helpful in tracking the number
and nature of assaults on campus, but it is not helpful in furthering
an investigation or apprehension.
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. Trained counselors are available at the SU
Counseling Center (771-2480 or 3-2480 from any campus telephone)
or the Rape Crisis Center (383-7273). Talking with a counselor or
psychologist in no way compels a victim to take further action.
Options/Student Health Services
The Student Health Center is available to victims of sexual assault.
A victim may be examined by a physician for injuries, tested and
treated for sexually transmitted diseases and tested for pregnancy.
Victims desiring to pursue a criminal case will be referred to the
Rape Crisis Center and the approprite law enforcement agency in
accordance with established procedures.
The Student Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. All services are confidential. Call 771-4770 (3-4770
from any campus telephone).
victim may choose to pursue action through the campus judicial system
if the assault was committed by another student. The Office of the
Director of Student Life 771-3920 (3-3920 from any campus telephone)
is available to advise victims of their rights under the Code of
Student Conduct. Even if you choose not to pursue disciplinary action,
you are encouraged to report your experience to the Director of
any campus disciplinary action, 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
of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging a
after Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers and similar nationwide programs,
SUBR Jag Watch serves the community as an informant interaction
system whereby the public is invited and encouraged to provide valuable
information that might lead to the arrest and possible conviction
of criminals. Participants who call the SUBR Jag Watch hotline at
771-3784 (3-3784 from any Campus phone) remain anonymous.
help protect students who need to reach a particular destination
on campus after dark, SUBR established the Evening Shuttle Service,
which is run and staffed by the SUBR University Police Department.
Carefully selected staff members offer free rides, on campus only,
from 5 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, when school
is in session. Call 771-6222 (3-6222 from any Campus phone).
group of administrators examine the campus several times a year
and determines which areas require lighting repairs and which areas
need additional illumination.
has a system of 6 Emergency Call Boxes located around the campus.
These call boxes are designed to be used for emergency purposes
only. The call boxes are connnected directly to the SU Police Department,
which mans the system around the clock. All you have to do is push
the button for instant contact with a member of the SU Police.
REPORTING CRIME OR EMERGENCIES
you are involved in an emergency situation, are the victim of a
crime, or witness any criminal activity, you are urged to notify
the SUBR Police Department as soon as possible by dialing 771-2770
(3-2770 from any Campus phone) or using one of the emergency call
boxes. Off-campus crimes may be reported to the Baton Rouge Police
Department or the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office. Both
of these law enforcement agencies can be reached by dialing 911.
SUBR Police Department is located in William L. Pass Station on
B.A. Little Drive. The department operates 24 hours a day and employs
commissioned police officers along with non-sworn support staff.
Police officers must successfully complete 280 hours of basic training
at an approved police academy. The training curriculum is as mandated
by the Louisiana Police Officer Standards and Training Commission
and includes such topics as criminal law and procedures, patrol
and investigation practices and techniques, firearms, first aid
and physical training. An array of in-service training programs
are presented to update and enhance the professional skills of the
Police officers are vested with all of the powers, authority and
responsibilities of any police officer of the state on property
owned by the University, including adjacent public streets . Police
authority is derived from Section 17:1805 of the Louisiana Revised
Statutes. The Police 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.
Continual efforts are made to inform the SUBR community of matters
that affect their personal safety and well-being. Regular reports
regarding current problems and reported crimes are published in
the student newspaper, The Digest. The SUBR Police Department, in
conjunction with the Department of Residential Life and the Division
for Student Affairs, offers programs on personal safety, security
of property, crisis intervention and crime prevention. Students
and parents are also provided with public safety information during
SUBR Police Department reports crime statistics to the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, National Crime Information Center. University
Police blotters and arrest reports are available to the media daily
and formal press releases are issued to address serious or unique
problems which may arise on campus. The University believes that
an informed public is a safer public. For more information on the
SUBR Police Department, or to check the daily blotter visit our
web site at www.subr.edu/police . The following SUBR statistics,
in compliance with the 1998 provisions of the Student Right-To-Know
and Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery Act), are provided for your
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SUBR Police Department 771-2770
SUBR CrimeStoppers 771-3784
Baton Rouge City Police 911
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff 911
Baton Rouge Fire Department 911