Fire & Safety Report 2017 - Austria

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Contents Quick Reference Resources ................................................................................................................................3 President’s Message ...........................................................................................................................................4 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................5 Policy for Preparing the Annual Report ..............................................................................................................5 Gaming Campus Profile ......................................................................................................................................5 Policy Concerning Campus Law Enforcement ....................................................................................................6 Policies Concerning the Reporting of Crimes and Emergencies .........................................................................6 Confidentiality ....................................................................................................................................................6 Educational Programs Related to Security Awareness and Prevention of Criminal Activity .............................6 Security of and Access to Campus Facilities .......................................................................................................7 Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Facilities ..................................................................................7 Timely Warnings .................................................................................................................................................8 Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures .............................................................................................8 Missing Person Procedures ................................................................................................................................9 Policy, Procedures and Programs Related to Sexual Misconduct (Various Sex-Related Offenses and Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking) .......................................................................................................9 Primary Prevention and Awareness Program ....................................................................................................9 Risk Reduction Tips ...........................................................................................................................................10 How To Be an Active Bystander........................................................................................................................11 Warning Signs of Abuse ....................................................................................................................................11 Ongoing Prevention and Awareness Campaign ...............................................................................................12 Procedures to Follow if You are a Victim of Sexual Misconduct (Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Other Sex related Offenses) ........................................................................................13 Restraining Orders ............................................................................................................................................14 Available Victim Services ..................................................................................................................................14 Procedures for Disciplinary Action ...................................................................................................................14 On-Campus Investigation and Adjudication .....................................................................................................15 Appeals .............................................................................................................................................................21 Possible Sanctions or Protective Measures that Franciscan-GC May Impose for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking Offenses ..................................................................................................22 Victims to Receive Written Notification of Rights ............................................................................................22 Sex Offender Registration Program ..................................................................................................................23 Other Resources ...............................................................................................................................................23 Drug and Alcohol Policy ....................................................................................................................................23 Crime Statistics .................................................................................................................................................23 Housing Facilities and Fire Safety Systems .......................................................................................................27 Policies on Portable Appliances, Smoking and Open Flames ...........................................................................27 Fire Prevention and Safety ...............................................................................................................................27 Fire Evacuation Procedures ..............................................................................................................................28 Fire Education and Training Programs .............................................................................................................28 Reporting Fires..................................................................................................................................................28 Fire Safety Definitions ......................................................................................................................................29 2 Quick Reference Resources EMERGENCY Local police 133 Fire house 122 Red Cross 144 HEALTH Dr. Claudia Reiter [Local Doctor] Im Markt 7 3292, Gaming, AUSTRIA +43 (0)7485 98400 Landesklinikum Scheibbs [Local Hospital] Eisenwurzenstrasse 26 3270 Scheibbs +43 (0)7482 9004-0 Dr. Mark Shats [Local Clinical Psychologist] Im Markt 7 3292, Gaming, AUSTRIA +43 (0)660 575 3062 UNIVERSITY OFFICES Director, Austrian Program +43 7485 98678 12 Director of Student Life +43 7485 98678 15 Residence Director +43 7485 98678 24 Main Office Manager +43 7485 98678 10 OTHER RESOURCES U.S. Consulate Vienna: KONSULARABTEILUNG (CONSULAR SECTION) Parkring 12A-1010 Wien Tel: +43 (0) 1 31339 7535 (working hours) Tel: +43 (0) 1 31339 0 (after hours) Fax: (+43-1) 512 58 35 Email: ConsulateVienna@state.gov Hotel Kartause Gaming Kartause 1 3292 Gaming Tel: +43 7485 98466 3 President’s Message Dear Franciscan University of Steubenville Community Member: As a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher education, Franciscan University stands with the Catholic Church in seeing “in men and women, in every person, the living image of God himself.” This understanding is the basis for the University’s commitment to promote and to defend the human dignity of all persons as Franciscan University strives to provide a safe and secure learning, working, and living environment. I am pleased to introduce the 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Gaming, Austria campus that includes statistics from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 calendar years for Franciscan University of Steubenville, Gaming, Austria Campus. This report was prepared by a comprehensive team representing various campus departments including Campus Safety and Security, Human Resources/Title IX, Student/Residence Life, Finance and Administration, and Marketing and Communications. Not only does this report comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, it is part of our ongoing effort to inform you of the programs and services available to students, faculty, and staff. This key resource provides crime prevention and awareness information as well as steps that you can take to maintain your personal safety and the security of our campus community. Franciscan University works diligently to reduce risk and the potential for crime. Safety and security are shared responsibilities, and the University expects all current and prospective community members to contribute to the safety and security of our campus. The best protections against campus crime are: a strong campus security presence; an aware, informed, alert campus community; and a commitment to reporting suspicious activities and using common sense when carrying out daily activities. If you have any questions or suggestions concerning this publication, please contact Mike Conn, Director of Campus Security at (740) 283-6319 or John J. Pizzuti, J.D., Director of Campus Safety and Compliance at (740) 283-6238. In Christ and St. Francis, Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, JD, JCD President, Franciscan University of Steubenville 4 Introduction This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended. It provides students and employees of Franciscan University’s Gaming, Austria Campus (“University” or “Franciscan-GC”) with information on the University’s policies and procedures for that campus location relating to safety and security; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the University will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Its purpose is to provide students and employees at Franciscan-GC with information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others. Policy for Preparing the Annual Report This report is prepared by Thomas M. Wolter, Director, Austrian Program, in cooperation with local law enforcement authorities and includes information provided by them as well as by the Franciscan-GC’s campus security authorities and various other elements of the Franciscan-GC. Each year an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students that provides the website link to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notifications. Hard copies of the report may also be obtained at no cost by contacting Thomas M. Wolter, Director, Austrian Program, located on the Gaming campus or the Community Center Building, Assisi Heights, located on the Steubenville campus. Franciscan-GC is committed to taking the actions necessary to provide a safe and secure working/learning environment for all students and staff. As a member of the campus community, you can feel safe and comfortable knowing that security procedures are in place that represent best practices in the field, and are constantly tested and re-evaluated for their effectiveness. Gaming Campus Profile The Study Abroad Program of Franciscan University, situated in Gaming, Austria, allows students to experience an integration of the intellectual, cultural, spiritual, and Franciscan life. Those who fully participate in this singularly unique program are presented the opportunity to grow, develop, and be formed into a more mature student while deepening their love for and experience of different cultures, creation, God, and the Catholic Church. The former monastery that serves as dormitory and home base, the Kartause Maria Thronus Iesu, is an international historical landmark. The Kartause serves as an elegant hotel during summer months. Its location in central Austria positions it as an ideal central point for explorations throughout eastern and western Europe. With the Eurail pass, students can ski the Swiss Alps, see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, and take a gondola ride in Venice, all within a normal travel weekend from the Kartause. The four-story Fraziskus Haus (Franciscan House), in addition to several wings of the Kartause complex, serves as the residence hall for the 160 to 200 Franciscan students studying in Gaming. Originally built in 1332, it was renovated in the mid-1980s, completed well before Franciscan began sending students to the Kartause in 1991. Each room is unique, with double, triple, and quadruple occupancy arrangements. Each room has a private bath; most floors contain a small tea kitchen; and there are two computer labs, two laundry rooms, a fitness room, and multiple common areas that serve the student body. Mail boxes in the main lobby make receiving mail and packages from home simple. The Gaming Campus does not have any recognized student organizations with off- campus locations. 5 Policy Concerning Campus Law Enforcement Franciscan-GC does not have its own campus security force. Rather, it relies on local Austrian law enforcement authorities. There is no written memorandum of agreement between Franciscan-GC and local law enforcement for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses, but those local authorities cooperate closely with Franciscan-GC whenever the need arises. Policies Concerning the Reporting of Crimes and Emergencies Franciscan-GC encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all criminal actions, accidents, injuries, or other emergencies occurring on campus or on nearby public property to appropriate local police agencies even when the victim of a crime elects not to do so or is unable to make such a report. Crimes and emergencies can be reported at any time, seven days a week as follows: • Local police : 133 • Fire house : 122 • Red Cross : 144 To further encourage the timely reporting of crimes on campus and to ensure they are included in the annual chart of crime statistics, the following individuals have been designated as “Campus Security Authorities” to whom incidents also should be reported: • Thomas M. Wolter, Director, Austrian Program +43 7485 98678 12 • Brian Kissinger, Director/Student Life +43 7485 98678 15 • Scott Johnson, Residence Director +43 7485 98678 24 • Shamaya Smith, Residence Director +43 7485 98678 24 • Andrea Krenn, Main Office Manager +43 7485 98678 10 Campus security authorities will offer assistance in contacting local authorities and will cooperate with any criminal investigation that may result. They also may report information to other University officials for appropriate handling, investigation, and disposition. Confidentiality Statistical crime reporting required by the Clery Act does not include personally identifiable information. Franciscan-GC will protect the confidentiality of victims by not including personally identifiable information in publicly available records to the extent permitted by law. Personally identifiable information regarding victims of sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other crimes will not be publicly released except where required by law or court order. Personally identifiable student information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If a victim or witness does not wish to come forward with a report, Franciscan-GC encourages voluntary, confidential reporting as it will help ensure accuracy in the annual report of crime statistics. Currently, Franciscan-GC does not have any procedure that encourages pastoral and professional counselors to inform persons they are counseling of the availability of reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. Educational Programs Related to Security Awareness and Prevention of Criminal Activity 6 Students desiring to participate in the Study Abroad Program at Franciscan-GC are required to attend predeparture orientation sessions held on main campus. These pre-departure sessions are designed to prepare the prospective students by covering the key safety-related topics such as how to maintain awareness of surroundings, how maintain a low profile, and how to respond to emergency situations. All materials discussed in these resources are available in the Study Abroad Office. Upon arrival in Austria, all students again undergo safety-related discussions that are held during their three-day orientation process. The same topics above are discussed more in detail in addition to covering the topics of the university’s travel policy, emergency contact procedures with university personnel and local police, seeking medical help and health coverage, alcohol awareness, how to sign in and out of the GC travel log, and explaining which resources exist on the GC to assist in their travel planning process. Additionally, the Student Life and Chapel Ministry team address the dangers of rape, acquaintance rape, and other non-forcible sex offenses are addressed, especially in the context of alcohol and drugs. Within the first few days in country, all American students are registered in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna for their semester in Gaming. If one of our students is in need of assistance in another country, the embassy has the ability to communicate with another embassy and help American citizens. For all non-American students, the GC staff will assist those individuals to contact their respective embassy if it is needed. Before each university sponsored excursion/pilgrimage, students receive a crime and personal safety brief and before their first free travel weekend, the student life staff holds a travel seminar to introduce students in the best methods of how to plan, organize, and handle unforeseen situations that arise. The GC staff also provides on- going updates through email, bulletin boards, and meetings based on the current environment and recent events. Note: The provisions of the Privacy Act are designed to protect the privacy and rights of Americans, but occasionally they complicate efforts to assist citizens abroad. As a rule, consular officers may not reveal information regarding an individual American’s location, welfare, intentions, or problems to anyone, including family members and congressional representatives, without the expressed consent of that individual. Although sympathetic to the distress this can cause concerned families, consular officers must comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act. Security of and Access to Campus Facilities The Study Abroad Program is located in a renovated 14th-century monastery complex alongside a hotel and restaurant. Only University personnel, their guests, and officials from the Maria Thron Foundation have immediate access to the spaces used by the Study Abroad Program. On occasion, the hotel associated with the Maria Thron Foundation will hold daytime conferences that share access corridors with University spaces, but these events are always announced beforehand and signs are posted to warn Austrians where further access is prohibited. As the monastery complex is protected by the local historical heritage foundation, public access is permitted to designated public areas. All student dorm rooms and common rooms throughout campus are secured through a magnetic keycard system. Security Considerations in the Maintenance of Facilities Franciscan University rents facilities for the Study Abroad Program (i.e. dorm rooms, classrooms, mess hall, etc.) from the Maria Thron Foundation. The representative appointed by the Maria Thron Foundation is responsible for the day-to-day safety and maintenance of its facilities. The Gaming staff (director of Austrian Program, Student Life staff, and Physical Plant manager) assists by routinely walking through the area to note any discrepancies and
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