Reporting Criminal Offenses and Other Emergencies

In order to facilitate a comprehensive and accurate annual report and to aid in providing timely warnings notices to the community, all students, faculty, staff, and guests of York College are encouraged to report emergencies, criminal activity, and suspicious persons in an accurate and timely manner to Campus Safety at 717.815.1314 or the appropriate local police department by calling 9.1.1. You may also report in person at the Campus Safety Office located in the Manor Northeast lobby, or by approaching an officer on duty. Campus Safety will conduct a thorough investigation of reported incidents when deemed appropriate. All felony offenses and most misdemeanor of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code will be reported to the appropriate local police agency.

Facilities for Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies

Any person who needs to report a criminal action or emergency should call Campus Safety at extension 1314 from a campus phone, or 717.815.1314 if using an off campus phone or cell phone. Reports may also be made in person in the Campus Safety Office located in Manor Northeast. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There are a number of emergency call boxes located throughout campus that can be used to contact Campus Safety. Most have a blue light to indicate their presence. Pushing the emergency button will automatically place a call to Campus Safety. These call boxes are inspected monthly to ensure that they are operating correctly.

Local Police, Fire, and Ambulance personnel can be contacted by dialing 9.1.1 on any College house phone.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

If you are a witness to, or victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, a Campus Safety officer can report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the College can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to location, method or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Campus Safety may initiate an investigation based on your report, however you will not be required to take part in any judicial hearings that may take place and your name will be kept in confidence at all times. Reports filed in this manner are included in the annual crime statistics for the institution and in the Daily Crime and Fire Log.

Individuals wishing to report an incident may also use the York College Spartans Watch Anonymous Tip Program.

Reporting Crimes to College Officials other than Campus Safety

Although we encourage the reporting of campus criminal activity directly to Campus Safety, in some circumstances individuals choose to report to other campus officials. The following is a list of some campus officials who are considered campus security authorities and are required by College policy to immediately notify the Department of Campus Safety of any crime reported to them or that they may have knowledge of:

1. Dean of Student Affairs
2. Assistant Dean of Athletics and Recreation
3. Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation
4. Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation
5. All Athletic team Coaches and Assistant Coaches
6. Director and Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation
7. All Student Organization Advisors
8. Director of Residence Life
9. Assistant Director of Residence Life, Housing
10. Assistant Director of Residence Life, Judicial Affairs
11. Area Coordinators
12. Resident Directors
13. Resident Assistants
14. Residence Hall Desk Workers
15. Director of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming Office
16. Assistant Director of Intercultural Student Life and Global Programming Office
17. Coordinator of Spiritual Life
18. Director of Recreation

All incidents of crime and fire reported to these individuals will be investigated by Campus Safety.

Pastoral and Professional Counselor Reporting Procedures

Professionally licensed counselors and campus clergy are exempt from reporting requirements. York College encourages counselors and clergy, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform those who they counsel of procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.