Your Right to Know Security and Crime Statistics
The New England College Department of Campus Safety is a capable, professional department serving students’ needs and helping to ensure a safe, secure environment. If you would like more information about safety at New England College, please contact the Director of Campus Safety at (603) 428-2323.
The following statistics are reported criminal acts required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act ((Clery Act). The Clery Act is codified at 20 usc 1092 (f) under the authority of the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education and is a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. (For additional information, go to http:/ope.ed.gov/security.)
The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to publish an annual report containing three years of crime statistics and selected security policy statements (including sexual assault policies, which assures basic victim’s rights), the law enforcement authority of campus safety, and where community members should go to report crimes.
Please be aware that these statistics reflect incidents that have been reported to the Department of Campus Safety. The Department of Campus Safety at New England College will investigate any questionable behavior that comes to their attention. However, it is important to note that some victims prefer to NOT report incidents to Campus Safety, but choose to confide in other confidential sources.
As required by the Federal Campus Safety and Security Act of 1991, a statistical report on campus crime at New England College is available upon request at the Campus Safety Building. This information is also available on line by going to http:/ope.ed.gov/security.
Additionally, colleges are required to maintain a daily crime log detailing alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the campus police or security department. The daily crime log is also available for inspection at the Campus Safety Building.
NOTE: The time period covered by these statistics is January 1 through December 31 for the year(s) listed.
(in accordance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime reporting program.)
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 section 40002(a) defines the following crime categories of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Domestic Violence: A “felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by
- a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim,
- a person with whom the victim shares a child in common,
- a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner,
- 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,
- 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
- who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and,
- where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors;
- the length of the relationship;
- the type of relationship; and,
- 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
- fear for his or her safety of others; or
- suffer substantial emotional distress.”
Murder: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being
Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. ( It is not necessary that injury result from aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used, which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed).
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classified as motor vehicle theft in cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned – including joyriding).
Sex Offenses –Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person forcibly and/or against that person’s will.
Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly or against the person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable to give consent because of his/her youth or temporary/permanent mental or physical incapacity.
Sexual Assault With an Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent or physical incapacity.
Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another.
Hate Crimes: The commission of any of the aforementioned crimes, plus crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction/damage/vandalism or any other crime involving bodily injury where the perpetrator personally selected the victim because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin or disability.
Illegal Weapons Possession: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
Drug Law Violation: The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.
Liquor Law Violation: The violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
Drug Free School and Campus Act
(Located in the Student Handbook – The Compass – under Student’s Right to Know)
Statement of Care
The New England College believes that individual choices involving the use of alcohol have an impact on both the individual and the community. National studies have found that alcohol use is closely linked to sexual assault, declining academic performance, violent crime and alcoholism among college students. For these reasons, the college’s alcohol policy demonstrates a strong ethic of care and establishes healthy standards for the community in relation to the responsible and legal use of alcohol. As a residential college, NEC students have the opportunity to learn within a group of individuals who make up their community. A part of the learning that takes place is social in nature. Responsible and legal alcohol use is a part of that educational process. Development of individuals and social choices can have long-term effects on behaviors, attitudes and values. Learning to know one’s limits and to care about the impact of one’s actions on the community is a part of the residential experience. Students are expected to use caution in choosing to use alcohol and are responsible for their behavior at all times. Being a part of the NEC community means individuals are also responsible for others. Taking action to care about and confront inappropriate alcohol use among one’s peers makes the community stronger. New England College will intervene when inappropriate behavior regarding the use or abuse of alcohol is demonstrated. Students, whether of legal age or note, will be held responsible and accountable for their actions.
All students must comply with federal, state and city laws and/or the New England College policy concerning alcohol use.
Drunkenness and public intoxication, regardless of age, are unacceptable behaviors.
Any students of legal drinking age who choose to room with a student not of legal drinking age may not possess or consume alcohol in their residence hall room.
Those persons not of legal age may not transport, possess, or consume alcohol or be present in a residence hall room where alcohol is being consumed.
Attendance at an illegal alcohol gathering is a violation of College policy.
New England College prohibits any possession or use of kegs, pony kegs, multi-quart containers or alcoholic punches on the College campus. Drinking games or events (e.g. quarters or around the world parties) are strictly prohibited.
Visitors to New England College must comply with state laws and college policy regarding use of alcohol. Responsibility to assure that a guest is of legal drinking age rests with the resident host(s).
New England College prohibits use of alcohol in its vans, buses and other College vehicles.
Students of legal drinking age may have small quantities of alcohol in their residence hall rooms for their responsible personal consumption. Students 21 years or older may consume and transport alcoholic beverages on campus under the following conditions only:
Students of legal drinking age may consume alcohol in their residence hall rooms, but not in lounges, hallways, common areas, or other unauthorized public places (for example, all school grounds, academic buildings, and locales of off-campus NEC functions. Any alcohol in unauthorized situations will be confiscated and the individual(s) will be subject to disciplinary action.
Students of legal drinking age may consume alcohol in the room of another student of legal drinking age.
Students of legal drinking age may transport alcohol in an enclosed container to their own room or the room of another student of legal drinking age.
Students of legal drinking age may not consume alcohol in residence hall rooms in the presence of students not of legal drinking age.
Students of legal drinking age may not transport alcohol to or consume alcohol in the residence hall room of a person under legal drinking age.
A student who is experiencing health issues associated with the use of alcohol may be suspended from NEC and required to undergo professional evaluation and treatment prior to reapplying for admission to complete their education.
New England College does not tolerate the illegal use of drugs, narcotics or paraphernalia. The college considers the use, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of illicit drugs, narcotics or paraphernalia as detrimental to the welfare of the individual and to the health, security and safety of the NEC community. The college has a responsibility to maintain a safe and secure environment for students to pursue their educational goals free from the use and/or presence of illicit drugs. Additionally, federal and state drug abuse control laws are applicable to all members of the campus community. Violators of the college’s drug policy will be encouraged to seek professional help or their enrollment at New England College will be terminated.
All students must comply with federal, state and city laws and/or The New England College policy concerning the use, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of drugs.
Possession or use of marijuana, or other illicit drugs or narcotics, are unacceptable behaviors.
Attendance at a gathering where illegal drugs or narcotics are being used is a violation of College policy.
New England College prohibits any possession or use of drug paraphernalia such as bongs, pipes, or blow tubes on the college campus.
Visitors to New England College must comply with state laws and college policy regarding use of drugs. Responsibility for the behavior of guests rests with the resident host(s).
New England College prohibits use of drugs in its vans, buses, and other College vehicles.
A student who is distributing, selling or manufacturing illicit drugs or narcotics may be subject to immediate dismissal without rebate or academic credit. Any information that comes to the attention of college authorities in regard to the trafficking of drugs will be communicated to law enforcement.
A student who uses or possesses illegal drugs, narcotics or drug paraphernalia and/or disrupts any segment of the campus community as a result of drug use is subject to disciplinary actions ranging from fines to chemical use assessment and/or treatment to suspension or expulsion.
A student who is experiencing health issues associated with the use of chemicals may be suspended from NEC and required to undergo professional evaluation and treatment prior to reapplying for admission to complete their education.