Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act provides for disclosure of the following:

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies. All criminal offenses that occur on campus should be reported to the University Safety and Security Office immediately. A Security Officer is available twenty-four hours a day, year around. You have easy access either by telephone, (830) 739-1111, or by going to the Tom Murray Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. university's normal hours of operation. The Security Officers are licensed and trained to respond to criminal actions or other emergencies that may occur on campus. All incident reports are on file. When the incident involves a student, a copy of the incident report is forwarded to the office of the Director of Residence Life.

Emergency Call Boxes and Telephones. The university has four emergency call boxes located at strategic locations on campus. The call boxes allow direct communication with the on duty Security Officer and provide a rapid means for reporting emergencies and crimes. University telephones, after punching "9" for an outside line, may be used to dial 911 (example, 9,911).
Access to Campus Facilities. Section 51.209 of the Texas Educational Code states "The governing board of a state institution of higher education or it's authorized representatives may refuse to allow persons having no legitimate business to enter on property under the board's control, and may eject any unauthorized person from the property on his refusal to leave peaceably on request. Identification may be required of any person on the property". It is required that members of the campus community should have their University issued identification card with them at all times.

Patrol of Campus, Student Patrol, & Hall Safety Personnel. Schreiner Security Officers patrol the campus area twenty-four hours each day.  A Resident Director and/or a Resident Assistant is available and on duty each night in each residence hall.  The residence halls exterior side doors remain locked at all times.  Residents must have a key and guests must be accompanied by a resident in order to enter the building. 

Electronic Fire Alarm System. The university monitors a comprehensive system of fire alarms. Operation Identification. Schreiner Safety & Security Office may provide, on loan, engravers for engraving driver's license numbers onto high-value items to deter theft.

Surveys. The Security Office in coordination with Environment Management conducts surveys of security and safety of buildings throughout the year, a monthly lighting survey of the campus, and an annual survey to see that shrubbery, trees and vegetation are properly trimmed.

Crime Victims Assistance. The Student Affairs Office is available to assist students and family members in finding help to deal with the emotional and psychological aftermath of violent crime.

Environment Management.  Environment Management has an emergency after normal hours call out policy for maintenance and repair of all buildings on campus.  These calls are received and processed by the on-duty Security Officer or the on-call Residence Director.  If the problem is in a residence hall, the student must contact the on-call Resident Director who will determine if Environment Management needs to be contacted.  If the emergency is in a non-resident building the on-duty Security Officer will contact Environment Management.  Environment Management will at all times, while on duty, wear their photo identification badge in a manner that it is plainly visible to others.

Code of Conduct Requirement. Schreiner University expects each student to be fully acquainted with the Student Code of Conduct and all published policies, rules, and regulations of the university. The Student Code of Conduct, policies, rules, and regulations are published in the Schreiner University Student Handbook. All students receive a copy of the Student Handbook. The University will hold each student responsible for compliance with these policies, rules, and regulations. If a student loses their copy of the Student Handbook they may receive another copy by going to the Student Affairs Office and requesting one. Students are also expected to comply with all federal and state laws.

Rights and Responsibilities on Campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are expected to maintain standards of personal discipline that are in harmony with the educational goals of Schreiner University, to observe federal, state, and local laws, university rules and regulations, and to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others. They are encouraged to give accurate information to the University Security Officers when reporting crimes.

Crime Prevention on Campus. If a crime is to be committed, the offender must have the desire, ability, and opportunity to commit the crime. Security Officers can do little to remove the offender's desire and ability to commit crimes, but together WE can remove the element of opportunity. THIS IS CRIME PREVENTION. Together we can remove the temptation of opportunity by taking a few simple precautions.

Protect Your Property:
•  Lock your residence and motor vehicle every time you leave, even for a short time.
•  Do not leave valuables lying out in the open or in vehicles.
•  Do not give anyone a key to your room
•  Never let strangers into your hall. This puts you and others at risk.
•  Engrave your driver's license number on all valuable property.
•  Record the serial numbers and brand names of all property of value.

Protect Yourself:
•  Lock your doors at all times. Do not block open entry doors to residence halls after hours.
•  Require identification before admitting someone unfamiliar into your residence or your vehicle.
•  Avoid walking alone at night, if possible, and stay on lighted routes.
•  Walk with confidence and determination, holding your head up high, looking behind and around you frequently.
•  Carry your personal belongings in a backpack or similar container so your arms and hands will be free.
•  Report suspicious persons or circumstances. This could stop a crime before it happens.

Crime Prevention Programs and Other Law Enforcement Interaction. Throughout the academic year there are programs on alcohol/drug awareness, date rape, and crime prevention, presented by the University Health and Wellness Center , Mental Health Counselor, and Residence Life

Disseminating Information on Campus Crime. The University has taken measures to ensure that the university community is fully aware of campus crime. For serious crimes these measures include: The Office of Advancement and Public Affairs preparing news releases and the Safety and Security Office notifying students, faculty, and staff by email. This will be done in a timely manner.