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Platt College Annual Security Reports
Platt College complies fully with the published mandates of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public law 101-542), the Higher Education Technical Amendment of 1991 (Public Law 102-26), the Higher Education Amendment of 1992 (Public Law 102-325), and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f ). Each year Platt College prepares and publishes an annual report containing the information required by Section 485(f ) of the Higher Education Act or 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f ) and distributes the findings on the College's web site. Handouts are available in the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Platt College makes timely reports to the campus community on crimes committed on campus when it is determined that there may be a continued threat to others and that the report may prevent similar occurrences. No privileged information shall be reported at anytime.
Paper copies of all reports are available from the Office of the President.
Campus Crime Statistics are recorded by calendar year, not academic year, and are to be reported no later than October 1 of each year. The Crime report covers a three-year period; for example, the 2020 report covers the time period of October 1, 2018- September 30, 2019. Records are archived for three years. This information is not designed to serve as an agreement of contractual arrangement for providing security services to the members of the campus community, nor to guarantee an individual’s personal safety when utilizing campus facilities or grounds. The following report is generated for years 2019 through 2020; additionally, the back-up data, the Aurora Police Department report, and certificate of completion that support the data is included for review.
Campus Security Annual Report (Last Updated December 4, 2020)
*VAWA stands for The Violence Against Women Act, which is an amendment to the Clery Act that expands the rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Campus Security Policies
Anyone suspecting that a criminal act has been committed on campus, suspecting a criminal act is in progress, or witnessing an emergency is encouraged to accurately and promptly report to the Aurora Police Department and then by notifying a Platt College Administrator. Reports may be by phone to the Aurora Police Department (emergency number 911) (non-emergency number 303-627-3100). Suspicious activities on campus shall be monitored by local authorities to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Campus crime prevention programs and reporting procedures shall be defined and communicated clearly to all students and employees. Criminal activity occurring at off-campus college functions (including clinical agencies) shall be monitored and recorded through communications with local law-enforcement agencies. The Office of President and Director of Financial Aid/Title IX Coordinator updates, prepares, and publishes on the College website an annual security report to all employees and students by October 1 of each year.
Any person who is a victim of a sex offense occurring on campus or at a campus sponsored activity should immediately report the offense to local law enforcement officials. Victims of sex offenses are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention and to preserve any physical evidence of such crimes. More information is available on Title IX Resources and sexual assault, including frequently asked questions, what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, and sexual respect at Platt College.
With the approval of the President or a designated official shall notify the campus community of campus crimes that may constitute a threat to other students and employees. This notification shall be timely to reduce potential risks on campus and prevent further criminal actions.
The college is authorized to refuse admission to the campus to any person who does not have legitimate business with a college community member. Any college employee may request proper identification of individuals that they encounter on the campus.
Maintenance of lighting and landscaping near sidewalks, walkways and entrances to buildings and parking lots is performed on a regular basis. Access to the campus building is limited to times designated for the building to be open for classes.
Reporting Campus Crimes
Criminal activity may reported through several avenues:
Notify a College administrator in person or by phone (i.e. President, Chief Financial Officer, Dean of Nursing, or by calling the Aurora Police Department. (Emergency number = 911). (Non-emergency number = 303-627-3100) While Platt College does not allow confidential reporting of crimes on campus, state law requires that no person, knowing that a felony has been or is being committed shall knowingly fail to report such information to law enforcement officials.
Timely Warning Notice
In the event that a situation arises - either on or off campus - that, in the judgment of College personnel, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide "timely warning" will be issued. The warning will be issued through the College's emergency notification system, called Rave, to students, faculty and staff via college email and text. Those communications systems include, but are not limited to, the college's e-mail system and text messaging. Platt College emails are automatically subscribed to the College's Emergency Alert System once individuals are officially enrolled as a student or for employees upon official hire date. Mobile phone numbers may be added to the system if individuals elect to receive text alerts; standard messaging rates with personal phone carriers may apply. Students and employees cannot opt out of emergency messages delivered to Platt College-issued email address; however, students and employees may unsubscribe mobile phones by texting the word STOP to 67283 or 226787. For more information please visit the College's Emergency Alert Page.
Informational Programs Available
The Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator creates lunch and learn programs for students and employees as part of the College's commitment to campus safety. Programs are designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices, to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others, and to provide information on crime prevention.