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2013 Annual Security Report

BROOKLYN COLLEGE
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall
Director of Public Safety - Donald A. Wenz 718-951-5511

College Overview

Brooklyn College’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Brooklyn College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The college, a component of The City University of New York, is recognized for its academic excellence, innovative programs, urban engagement and outstanding alumni accomplishments. The college offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the creative arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, education and business. For 80 years, Brooklyn College men and women—many of them immigrants or the children of immigrants—have received a superior, affordable education leading to productive careers and fulfilled lives. Noted for its renowned faculty, talented and diverse student body, and beautiful urban campus, Brooklyn College has been designated as one of "America’s Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review.

The campus is located in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, a borough of New York City with a population of approximately 2.5 million people. The campus is situated on a 26-acre site and is comprised of 14 buildings located on or contiguous to the campus. 

The college enrolls approximately 17,000 degree program students who attend day and evening classes. Brooklyn College undergraduates are largely traditional college age and come from all over the country and the world. The college’s admissions criteria have become increasingly selective, applications continue to rise, and high-achieving students are increasingly attracted to the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College and various programs in the Honors Academy.

The college employs approximately 2,000 full-time faculty /staff and 800 part-time/adjunct staff members.


Faculty, staff, students, and others who may be on campus or on the contiguous geographic perimeter of the campus are encouraged to promptly report any past crime, attempted crime, or actual criminal activity to the Department of Public Safety.  The department will expeditiously respond to the condition reported and make necessary notifications to the local police precinct.  Criminal activities, as well as other emergencies, can be reported by:

  1. Calling the Department of Public Safety’s emergency telephone line (718) 951-5444 or Extension 5444 may be dialed within the college’s telephone system.
  2. Reporting the information to any member of the Department of Public Safety or in person at the Public Safety Office located in Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall.
  3. All counselors are strongly encouraged when they deem it appropriate to inform the persons they are counseling of any procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
  4. Victims or witnesses may report crimes to persons designated as Campus Security Authorities, who will then forward only the report of the crime – without divulging the name of victim or witness – to the Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the annual crime report. The College recognizes the importance of confidentiality to victims and witnesses of crimes.  For the purposes of providing crime statistics pursuant to the Campus Security Act in the College’s annual crime report, victim and witness information will remain anonymous. However, complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in all other contexts. The College reserves the right to notify the police when it believes that such reporting is necessary for the protection of the College community.  In many cases, however, that notification will be done without divulging the victim’s identity and will be done only for the purpose of providing a campus-wide safety alert.    
  5. In the event that the situation you observe or are involved in is of an extreme or life-threatening nature, call 911, the New York City Police Department’s emergency phone number.  If you make a 911 call please also notify the Department of Public Safety.  They will also respond to assist and direct the police and other emergency personnel to the reported emergency.

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Daily Crime Log

As required by Federal Law, Brooklyn College Public Safety maintains a daily crime log that records by the date the crime was reported, any crime that occurred on campus, on a non-campus building or public property adjacent to the campus, or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus Public Safety Department.  This crime log is open to the public for viewing and contains all crimes occurring as described above for a period of 60 (sixty) days.  Arrangements for viewing of the crime log can be made by contacting the Director of Public Safety at 718-951-5511 – 0202 Ingersoll Hall.

 

Public Safety and Security Services

Brooklyn College’s main campus grounds, the contiguous geographic perimeter of the main campus, the off-campus sites, the entry gates, and the parking areas are patrolled on a 24-hour basis by Public Safety Officers. Public Safety Officers are sworn law enforcement/NYS Peace Officers under Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 subsection 79 and have the power to make arrests.

At Brooklyn College, incidents of a criminal nature that are reported to a Campus Peace Officer are referred via the complainant to the NYPD. The City University of New York and Brooklyn College have Memorandums of Understanding with the NYPD for emergency, non emergency and investigative response. 

Additionally, the college employs Campus Security Assistants who are assigned to parking lots and other fixed posts. Campus Security Assistants are licensed as NYS Licensed Security Guards and do not have arrest powers (outside of the powers of a private citizen).

The Public Safety Department also oversees the electronic intrusion alarm systems that protect various buildings as well as the fire alarm response system.

 

Off-Campus Organizations Crimes and Safety Hazard Monitoring

Brooklyn College does not have any recognized off-campus student organizations or housing facilities.

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Members of the college community may also make reports of crimes and security incidents to Campus Security Authorities. Each year, the Public Safety Department requests data via official letter request from these authorities for inclusion in this report.
Although we encourage the reporting of campus criminal activity directly to the Public Safety Department in some instances members of the campus community may choose to file a report with one of the other campus security authorities.  Crime statistics are continuously gathered from Campus Security Authorities.  Any reportable crime made to a Campus Security Authority can be immediately transmitted to the Public Safety Department via email, fax or campus mail.  For reporting purposes at Brooklyn College, Campus Security Authorities have been designated as:

  • Public Safety Department: Rm. 0202 Ingersoll Hall, 718-951-5511                            
  • Office of Judicial Affairs: Rm. 2113 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5352
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs: Rm. 2113 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5352
  • Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research: Rm. 3238 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5252
  • Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies: Rm. 3208 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5771
  • Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Intercollegiate Athletics: Rm. 426 West Quad Center, 718-951-5366
  • Intercollegiate Athletics, Head Athletic Trainer: Rm. 016 West Quad Center, 718-951-6753
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Coaches: Rm. 426 West Quad Center, 718-951-5366
  • Administrator / Director of Student Center: 1st Floor of Student Center, 718-951-5842

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The Brooklyn College campus is staffed by a full time Public Safety Office with primary responsibility for campus safety and immediate response to all emergency situations.  Emergency response to the campus, depending on the specific situation, is also provided by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

Brooklyn College participates in the University-wide CUNYALERT System. Upon activation by the college, this system sends messages during emergency events via email, text message and telephone (land-line/cellular). This system is tested monthly for administrative users and one (1) full scale test of the system to all users (students/faculty/staff) annually. New students and employees are also provided with information on signing up for CUNYALERT at orientations. A notification will be sent upon confirmation of a significant emergency (unless such notification presents an undue safety risk).  

To sign up for CUNY Alert log on to http://www.cuny.edu/news/alert.html and follow the instructions. Enrolled students, including continuing education students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community, are eligible to sign up. A notification will be sent upon confirmation of a significant emergency (unless such notification presents an undue safety risk).

The college conducts evacuation and fire drills three (3) times per year in each campus building. During theses drills, building occupants are familiarized with campus evacuation procedures. Each building has assigned fire/evacuation floor wardens who provide training and direction to the college community during drills and actual emergency events.

Emergency response policies and procedures for the campus are listed in the Brooklyn College Emergency Management Guide which can be reviewed at:  http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/offices/security/EmergencyManagementGuide.htm.

The Emergency Management Guide is used to assist members of the campus community in responding to a variety of emergency situations which they may encounter while working or attending classes or events at Brooklyn College.  All faculty, staff and students should become familiar with the contents of this guide.  In the event of emergency, it is designed to serve as a quick reference for effective action.  New employees and students should be made aware of this guide during orientation.  Please note that specific instructions during an emergency may vary from those appearing in the procedures and will be communicated to campus community members at the time of emergency through one or more emergency notification mechanisms outlined below:

The college community is notified at a minimum, on an annual basis as to the location of emergency response policies and procedures.  Emergency procedures and notification mechanisms are reviewed and tested on an annual basis.  Campus community members will be notified via one or more of the methods included below of any emergencies or when their participation in testing activities is required.

Procedures and mechanisms to notify the campus community are in place and include one or more of the following depending on the specific situation:

  • CUNY Alert – text and/or voice message notification.  Register at http://www.cuny.edu/alert
  • Public Address system emergency voice announcements
  • Mass e-mail notification to Brooklyn College students and employees
  • Brooklyn College website at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu
  • Fire alarm systems with public address capability
  • Other public address mechanisms – on vehicles, portable speakers and bullhorns
  • Local television, radio and/or electronic media
  • Printed and posted notifications

The following campus authorities are authorized by the President and are trained in sending emergency notification messages:

  • Senior Vice President Finance and Administration
  • Director Public Safety and selected staff members
  • Assistant Vice President ITS and selected staff members

Brooklyn College will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

 

Policies for Making Timely Warning Reports

Timely warning reports are made to the members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of crimes listed in the Clery Act and other events of significant note including threats to the health, safety or well-being of the campus community.  These warnings are disseminated within 24-48 hours, by the Brooklyn College Public Safety Office, from time of reported crime or whenever an incident occurs that presents an ongoing threat to the campus community unless an immediate emergency message is broadcast.  These timely warnings are in the form of flyers, emails, alerts, posters, safety messages displayed on electronic message boards, etc. Any member of the Campus Community (students or staff) are urged to immediately report to any member of the Public Safety Department any crime on or off campus, which may necessitate a timely warning to be distributed.

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The Department of Public Safety issues safety alert bulletins when deemed necessary and provides Timely Warning Notices (paper/electronic form) to the campus community when serious crimes occur in areas on or near the campus.  The department maintains a relationship with the New York City police precincts that are responsible for the public safety of the campus and its surrounding areas.  All persons reporting crimes to the Department of Public Safety are encouraged to promptly report the incident to the local police precinct concerned.  A record of each report made to the local precincts is maintained as part of the Public Safety Department’s annual statistical report.

All Members of the college community are encouraged to attend crime prevention seminars that are conducted by the New York City Police Department and the Department of Public Safety. Crime prevention seminars are scheduled each semester and members of the college community are encouraged to actively participate in their own safety and the safety of others.  All incoming students receive information about campus crime prevention programs during initial orientation meetings scheduled at the beginning of each semester.

Along with the Office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance and the Offices of Facilities Planning and Operations, the Director of Public Safety conducts on-going reviews of campus grounds and facilities.  Special emphasis is placed on the need to ensure safe accessibility to buildings with special attention to landscape hazards as well as inadequate lighting.

All public safety personnel, while on patrol, report potential safety and security hazards as well as entry door problems and elevator malfunctions.

 

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Access to campus buildings is limited to faculty, staff, students, guests and visitors who are conducting official college business.  When entering upon campus grounds, all faculty, staff and students are required to display their college identification card. Members of the campus community are encouraged to wear their ID cards while on campus and all persons on campus when it is closed are required to wear their photo ID cards. ID Cards are the property of Brooklyn College.

Visitors are issued passes after verification at campus entrances.  Special arrangements have also been made to provide community passes for nearby residents who are encouraged to use the college grounds. 

Administrators, faculty and staff are issued keys to their respective offices and/or buildings.  All buildings are locked after scheduled classes or special events.  During non-business hours when the college is closed entry to buildings is not allowed except with written authorization or with a valid After Hours Access ID card.

Except during Recess and holiday periods, the campus is open normally from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM – Monday through Friday and 7 AM to 6 PM – Saturday and Sunday.  The college is closed on public holidays. Students must also sign in an out and supply their intended locations.  Photo ID cards must be obtained from the Photo ID Center in the West Quad Building within a reasonable time following first-time registration.  This card must be validated every semester, and must be kept on the student's person during times that the student is on campus.  Packages and bags and unannounced vehicles, without a valid parking permit, entering the campus are subject to search.

  

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University Policy Relating to Drugs and Alcohol

The City University of New York is an institution committed to promoting the physical, intellectual, and social development of all individuals. As such, CUNY seeks to prevent the abuse of drugs and alcohol, which can adversely impact performance and threaten the health and safety of students, employees, their families, and the general public.  CUNY complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol.  The following standards of conduct are in effect at CUNY:
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of drugs or alcohol by anyone, on CUNY property (including residence halls), in CUNY buses or vans, or at CUNY-sponsored activities, is prohibited.  In addition, CUNY employees are prohibited from illegally providing drugs or alcohol to CUNY students.  Finally, no student may possess or consume alcoholic beverages in any CUNY residence hall, regardless of whether the student is of lawful age.

Students are expected to comply with the CUNY and college policies with respect to drugs and alcohol.  Any student found in violation may be subject to disciplinary action under Article 15 of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws, which may result in sanctions up to and including expulsion from the University.   In addition, any student who resides in a CUNY residence hall and who is found to have violated any CUNY or college policy with respect to drugs and alcohol may be subject to sanctions under the CUNY Residence Hall Disciplinary Procedures, up to and including expulsion from the residence hall.

Any employee hound to have violated the CUNY policy may be subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with the procedures set forth in applicable CUNY policies, rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements. Sanctions may include reprimand, suspension without pay or termination.

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Weapons Policy

No one within the University community (including visitors), except Campus Peace Officers, pursuant to authorization of the College President, shall have in his/her possession a rifle, shotgun, firearm, or any other dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict bodily harm on an individual or damage to a building or the grounds of the campus.

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College Regulations / Code of Conduct

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 129-A OF THE EDUCATION LAW (THE “HENDERSON RULES.”)

The tradition of the University as a sanctuary of academic freedom and center of informed discussion is an honored one, to be guarded vigilantly. The basic significance of that sanctuary lies in the protection of intellectual freedom: the rights of professors to teach, of scholars to engage in the advancement of knowledge, of students to learn and to express their views, free from external pressures or interference. These freedoms can nourish only in an atmosphere of mutual respect, civility, and trust among teachers and students, only when members of the University community are willing to accept self-restraint and reciprocity as the condition upon which they share in its intellectual autonomy.

Academic freedom and the sanctuary of the University campus extend to all who share these aims and responsibilities. They cannot be invoked by those who would subordinate intellectual freedom to political ends, or who violate the norms of conduct established to protect that freedom.

Against such offenders the University has the right, and indeed the obligation, to defend itself.

We accordingly announce the following rules and regulations to be in effect at each of our colleges which are to be administered in accordance with the requirements of due process as provided in the Bylaws of the Board of Higher Education.

With respect to enforcement of these rules and regulations we note that the Bylaws of the Board of Higher Education provide that:

"THE PRESIDENT. The president, with respect to his education unit, shall:

a. Have the affirmative responsibility of conserving and enhancing the educational standards of the college and schools under his jurisdiction;

b. Be the advisor and executive agent of the Board and of his respective College Committee and as such shall have the immediate supervision with full discretionary power in carrying into effect the Bylaws, resolutions, and policies of the Board, the lawful resolutions of the several faculties;

c. Exercise general superintendence over the concerns, officers, employees, and students of his educational unit."

1. RULES

1. A member of the academic community shall not intentionally obstruct and/or forcibly prevent others from the exercise of their rights. Nor shall he interfere with the institution's educational processes or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution's instructional, personal, administrative, recreational, and community services.

2. Individuals are liable for failure to comply with lawful directions issued by representatives of the University/college when they are acting in their official capacities. Members of the academic community are required to show their identification cards when requested to do so by an official of the college.

3. Unauthorized occupancy of University/college facilities or blocking access to or from such areas is prohibited. Permission from appropriate college authorities must be obtained for removal, relocation, and use of University/college equipment and/or supplies.

4. Theft from, or damage to University/college premises or property, or theft of or damage to property of any person on University/college premises is prohibited.

5. Each member of the academic community or an invited guest has the right to advocate his position without having to fear abuse, physical, verbal, or otherwise, from others supporting conflicting points of view. Members of the academic community and other persons on the college grounds shall not use language or take actions reasonably likely to provoke or encourage physical violence by demonstrators, those demonstrated against, or spectators.

6. Action may be taken against any and all persons who have no legitimate reason for their presence on any campus within the University/college, or whose presence on any such campus obstructs and/or forcibly prevents others from the exercise of the rights or interferes with the institution's educational processes or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution's instructional, personal, administrative, recreational, and community services.

7. Disorderly or indecent conduct on University/college-owned or controlled property is prohibited.

8. No individual shall have in his possession a rifle, shotgun, or firearm or knowingly have in his possession any other dangerous instruments or material that can be used to inflict bodily harm on an individual or damage upon a building or the grounds of the University/college without the written authorization of such educational institution. Nor shall any individual have in his possession any other instrument or material which can be used and is intended to inflict bodily harm on any individual or damage upon a building or the grounds of the University/college.

9. Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization is prohibited.

10. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs or other controlled substances by University students or employees on University/college premises, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited. Employees of the University must also notify the College Personnel Director of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace not later than five (5) days after such conviction.

11. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by students or employees on University/college premises or as part of any University/college activities is prohibited.

 

2. PENALTIES

1. Any student engaging in any manner in conduct prohibited under substantive Rules 1-11 shall be subject to the following range of sanctions as hereafter defined in the attached Appendix: admonition, warning, censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, suspension, expulsions, ejection, and/or arrest by the civil authorities.

2. Any tenured or non-tenured faculty member, or other member of the instructional staff, or member of the classified staff engaging in any manner in conduct prohibited under substantive Rules 1-11 shall be subject to the following range of penalties: warning, censure, restitution, fine not exceeding those permitted by law or by the Bylaws of The City University of New York or suspension with/without pay pending a hearing before an appropriate college authority, dismissal after a hearing, ejection, and/or arrest by the civil authorities, and, for engaging in any manner in conduct prohibited under substantive rule 10, may, in the alternative, be required to participate satisfactorily in an appropriately licensed drug treatment or rehabilitation program. A tenured or non-tenured faculty member, or other member of the instructional staff, or member of the classified staff charged with engaging in any manner in conduct prohibited under substantive Rules 1-11 shall be entitled to be treated in accordance with applicable provisions of the Education Law, or the Civil Service Law, or the applicable collective bargaining agreement, or the Bylaws or written policies of The City University of New York.

3. Any visitor, licensee, or invitee, engaging in any manner in conduct prohibited under substantive Rules1-11. shall be subject to ejection, and/or arrest by the civil authorities.

4. Any organization which authorized the conduct prohibited under substantive rules 1-11 shall have its permission to operate on campus rescinded.

Penalties 1-4 shall be in addition to any other penalty provided by law or The City University Trustees.

  1. Any student violating any law or regulation established by the College, University, City, State, or Federal Government (including the use of drugs), shall be subject to the formal disciplinary procedures as outlined in Articles 15.3 to 15.5 of the Board of Higher Education Bylaws and Sanctions as listed in the Board of Higher Education Bylaws and Article 129A of the Education Law (CUNY Henderson Rules).  The initiation of disciplinary procedures requires notice to the student pursuant to 15.3 of the Board of Higher Education Bylaws.

In emergency or extraordinary circumstances, immediate suspension can be effectuated pending a hearing within seven (7) school days.

  1. All other persons who violate New York State or Federal laws including those that govern gambling activities, the use of alcohol, and the possession, distribution, or consumption of any controlled substance will be subject to arrest. 

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

Brooklyn College’s Office of the Dean of Student Affairs directs the college’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. The purpose of this program is to:

  1. Educate students about alcohol and substance abuse.
  2. Identify students with problems related to alcohol and substance abuse.
  3. Intervene in the lives of students who are affected by such abuse.
  4. Provide counseling and/or referral for students with problems.

 

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Strategies for Education and Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

  1. College-wide workshops on substance abuse that focus on drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and food.
  2. Ongoing availability of pamphlets, books, videos, and audios designed to heighten awareness and provide information on the subject.
  3. Individual and group counseling and referral.

Campus Resources

Personal Counseling Services, Room 0203 James Hall, provides free and confidential drug and alcohol counseling and referral for students, employees, and their families. Professionals and trained, supervised students provide help with drug or alcohol-related problems through individual and group counseling and referrals to off-campus services. A special support group program for former drug users is also offered. Appointments may be made in person or, if anonymity is desired, by calling 951-5363.

Union-Sponsored Services

DC 37 and all AFSCME union locals provide their members with short-term counseling and referrals to substance abuse programs. For more information, call (212) 815-1260 or visit www.dc37.net.

Health Insurance Plans

Eligible employees and retirees are provided with inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment services under all New York City health plans.

To determine the specific requirements to obtain these benefits, please review your New York City health benefits booklet or contact your health care provider.

 

Reporting and Prevention of Sex Offenses

CUNY has adopted Policies and Procedures Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking and Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence against Students, which addresses the prevention of sexual assaults and other forms of violence against CUNY students, on and off CUNY campuses.  Specifically, the goal of the Policy is to:  1) provide the most informed and up-to-date sexual assault, domestic/intimate partner violence and stalking prevention education information to CUNY students; 2) create a comprehensive plan for CUNY colleges to follow in the event that a student is the victim of a sexual assault or other act of violence;  3) provide clear and concise guidelines for students to follow in the event that they or someone they know has been the victim of a sexual assault or other act of violence;  4) ensure that all appropriate CUNY personnel receive education and training to assist victims of sexual assaults and other acts of violence; and 5) ensure that disciplinary procedures are followed in the event that the perpetrator is a CUNY student or employee.

Reporting Procedures

If a student wishes to report the occurrence of a sex offense, he or she should be guided by the following procedures:

  1. Report the incident to the Department of Public Safety (718) 951-5511.  A formal report will be made of the allegation and a copy of the report will be forwarded to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.
  2. Report the incident to the College’s Dean of Student Affairs, who at the student’s request, will contact the Department of Public Safety to commence an appropriate investigation; or 
  3. A student can call the New York City Police Department or 911, or go directly to a hospital.  It is important to note that if you are a victim of a sex offense, do not destroy any evidence (including clothing) and do not take a shower or bath. 
  4. It is important that such physical evidence be preserved in order to assist with any ensuing criminal investigation.  If the student believes that she/he may be the victim of date rape by being drugged, she/he should go directly to a hospital to receive a toxicology examination since such drugs only remain in a person’s system for a short period of time.  The Department of Public Safety will assist with notification of other law enforcement authorities and/or medical professionals if the student so chooses.

Files relating to sex offenses are kept confidential by the Department of Public Safety and by the Division of Student Affairs, unless otherwise required by law or CUNY policy.

 

Definitions of Sex Offenses

Sexual assault is a crime.  Under Article 130 of the New York State Penal Law, it is a sex offense to engage in sexual contact or to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy or sexual abuse by contact without the consent of the victim or where the victim is incapable of giving consent.  Criminal sex offenses are classified in degree according to the seriousness of sexual activity, the degree of force used, the age of the victim and the physical and mental capacity of the offender and victim. 

See chart below for a list of some of the major sex offenses and their maximum penalties under New York State Law.

Sexual assault is a crime of power, aggression and violence.  Terms such as “date rape” and “acquaintance rape” tend to minimize the fact that the act of rape, or any sexual assault, is a serious crime.  There is never an excuse or a reason for a person to rape, assault or even touch another person’s private parts without consent.  The impact on survivors of such an attack can cause severe and lasting physical, mental and emotional damage.  

Who is a perpetrator?

Many people think that sexual assaults are only perpetrated by vicious strangers on dark, deserted streets.  In fact, studies indicate that between 80 and 90 percent of all people who have been raped know their perpetrator(s).  This is called “date rape” or “acquaintance rape.”  “Date rape” is not a legally distinct or lesser category of rape.  It refers to a relationship and situational context in which rape occurs on a date.  Rape or any sexual offense, whether on a date or not, is the same criminal offense involving the same elements of force, exploited helplessness or underage participation. With sexual assaults where the victim knows the perpetrator, alcohol use is often involved on the part of either the victim or the perpetrator.  However, a sexual assault is still a crime regardless of the intoxication of the perpetrator or the victim.

Who is a victim?

Anyone can be a victim, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, class or national origin.  Though women and girls are primary targets of these crimes, men and boys are sexually victimized too, and have been found to suffer the same aftermath as women.  Regardless of whether the victim was abusing alcohol and/or underage, she or he is still the victim of the sex offense.

When is there lack of consent?

Under New York law, lack of consent to a sexual contact may be demonstrated in the following ways: (1) forcible compulsion including the use of physical force or threat (express or implied) which places the person in fear of physical injury to self or another; (2) incapacity to consent on the part of the victim; (3) circumstances in which the victim does not expressly or impliedly acquiesce in the actor’s conduct; or (4) circumstances in which the victim clearly expressed by words or actions that he or she did not consent to engage in such sexual act and a reasonable person would have understood such person’s words or actions as an expression of lack of consent to such conduct. 

A person is deemed incapable of giving consent if she/he is (a) under the age of 17, (b) mentally incapacitated (which may include incapacity due to the victim’s ingestion of alcohol or drugs), (c) physically disabled or (d) physically helpless (asleep, unconscious or for any other reason physically unable to communicate unwillingness to act, which may also include incapacity due to the victim’s ingestion of alcohol or drugs). 

 • Who is responsible for a sexual attack?

In the absence of consent, the attacker is always responsible for having committed the sexual assault regardless of the victim’s appearance, behavior, or conduct on previous occasions.  An attacker cannot assume that the way a person dresses or acts is an invitation for sexual advances.  A person may welcome some forms of sexual contact and be opposed to others. The more impaired a person is from alcohol or drugs, the less likely she/he can give consent; having sex with someone who is “passed out” or sleeping is rape.  And regardless of previous sexual activity, if someone refuses sexual contact, the failure to respect that limit constitutes non-consensual sex.

 

University Policy Relating to Prevention Education Programs

Each CUNY College is required to develop materials and programs to educate its students, faculty and staff on the nature, dynamics, common circumstances and effects of sexual assault, domestic/intimate partner violence and stalking, and the means to reduce their occurrence and prevent them.  The prevention education should seek to provide the most recent and relevant information, such as education pertaining to bystander intervention, the importance of peer networks and the significance of fostering a community of responsibility. 

Prevention education materials and programs must be incorporated into campus orientation activities for all incoming undergraduate and graduate students (including transfers), and is required to be made available to all student activity groups, clubs and athletic teams.  In addition, all residence halls are required to have a mandatory orientation on sexual assault, stalking and domestic/intimate partner violence prevention.  Colleges are encouraged to assist in the organization of peer education groups and to provide resources to such groups so that the groups can provide training and outreach to other students throughout the academic year.  Since the abuse of alcohol is frequently involved in occurrences of sexual assault and other forms of violence, it is important that the education program include education about the deleterious effects of alcohol abuse. 

In addition, each College is required to provide periodic training relating to the prevention and handling of sexual assaults, stalking and domestic/intimate partner violence for all relevant personnel, including public safety officers, counselors, student affairs staff and residence hall assistants by experts trained in the field.  Education and training must also be made available to any interested faculty and staff member.  Each campus must have at least one qualified staff or faculty member serve as a designated liaison and trainer for additional trainings. 

The Department of Public Safety provides Sexual Assault Crime Prevention information to all incoming students at all new student orientation programs, open houses and campus fairs. These brochures are also available at the Public Safety Office, Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall. In addition, the Public Safety Department in coordination with other college departments, specifically the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Women's Center, conduct seminars, lectures and workshops on domestic violence and sexual assault. These programs are advertised via a variety of media announcements during the academic year.

Disciplinary Procedure

The College shall act promptly in response to information that a student has been sexually assaulted by another member of the CUNY community.  Upon receipt of a complaint, the College shall undertake an appropriate investigation.  If it appears that there is sufficient evidence to warrant disciplinary charges against a student, such charges shall be brought pursuant to Article 15 of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws.  If the matter is brought before a hearing, the victim and alleged perpetrator are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present and to be informed of the outcome of the proceedings.  The victim is entitled to a report of the results of the proceeding at her/his request.  If a student is found guilty of committing a sexual assault or other act of violence against another CUNY student or employee after a disciplinary hearing, the penalties may include suspension, expulsion from residence halls, or permanent dismissal from CUNY. 

 

On-Campus Assistance

Victims of a sexual assault are encouraged to contact the Dean of Student Affairs/Student Development to obtain assistance in accessing medical and counseling services, or to make any necessary changes to the student’s academic program or residential housing situation.  Public Safety can assist the victim getting to and from campus safely, filing a police report and obtaining an order of protection against the perpetrator.  The victim can also file a complaint with the College against a perpetrator who is a student or employee of the University with the Dean of Student Affairs/Student Development and the Public Safety Office.   

In addition, the victim of a sexual assault will be provided with on-campus support in the form of an advocate from the Women’s/Men’s Center (if there is one on campus) or an appropriately trained counselor to assist the victim in handling the various aspects of his/her ordeal, such as: 1) explaining to the victim her/his options of whether to report the incident to campus or law enforcement authorities or not; 2) providing guidance if she/he requires medical attention; 3) providing guidance in obtaining crisis intervention and/or ongoing counseling services (or a referral to obtain the necessary services if such services are not available on campus); and 4) assisting the student throughout the College’s disciplinary process if she/he chooses to file a complaint against the perpetrator.

 

College and Community Counseling and Support Services for Sex Offense Victims

Campus Resources

Victims of sex offenses can get help on campus through Personal Counseling located in Rm. 0203 James Hall or the Women's Center in 227 New Ingersoll Hall. These offices can refer victims to off-campus support services.
Additionally, the Personal Counseling Office has prepared a comprehensive brochure about sexual harassment, including sexual assault. It describes what sexual harassment and assault are and how they can be prevented. It discusses the policies governing sexual harassment at Brooklyn College and the New York State laws concerning sexual assault crimes and the penalties for committing them.
There is a list of resources for sexual harassment and sexual assault survivors who need counseling, medical and/or legal help, or just empathetic, understanding support. This brochure can be accessed directly on Brooklyn College’s Personal Counseling website at:  

http://pc.brooklyn.cuny.edu/sexprvf.htm

 

Pertinent Sex Offenses and Criminal Sanctions Under New York State Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws

 

       Crime

 

                 Illegal Conduct

   Criminal   
   Sanctions

Rape in the first degree
(PL § 130.35)

A person is guilty when he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion, with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless (e.g. being asleep, unconscious or due to alcohol or drug consumption), who is less than 11 years old or less than 13 and the actor is 18 or older.

Is a class B felony, with penalties up to 25 years in prison.

 

 

Rape in the second degree
(PL § 130.30)

A person is guilty when being 18 years old or more, he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than 15, or with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally disabled or mentally incapacitated

Is a class D felony, with penalties up to 7 years in prison.

 

Criminal sexual act
in the first degree
(PL § 130.50)

A person is guilty when he or she engages in oral sexual contact or anal sexual contact with another person by forcible compulsion, or with someone who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless, or with someone less than 11 or with someone less than 13 and the actor is 18 or older.

Is a class B felony, with penalties up to 25 years in prison.

Forcible touching (PL § 130.52)

A person is guilty when he or she intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the sexual or other intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire

Is a class A misdemeanor, with penalties up to 1 year in jail.

Sexual abuse in
the first degree
(PL § 130.65)

A person is guilty when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact: by forcible compulsion, when the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless, or when the person is less than 11 years old.

Is a class D felony, with penalties up 7 years in prison.

Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree
(PL § 130.70)

A person is guilty when he or she inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person causing physical injury to such person by forcible compulsion, when the person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless, or when  the person is less than 11.

Is a class B felony, with penalties up to 25 years in prison.

Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree
(PL § 130.66)

A person is guilty when he or she inserts a foreign object in the vagina, urethra, penis or rectum of another person by forcible compulsion, when the person is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless, or when the person is less than 11.

Is a class D felony, with penalties up to 7 years in prison.

Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance
(PL § 130.90)

A person is guilty when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance or any substance that requires a prescription to obtain to another person, without such person’s consent and with intent to commit against such person conduct constituting a felony, and commits or attempts to commit such conduct constituting a felony defined in Article 30. 

Is a class D felony, with penalties up to 7 years in prison.

 

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services maintains a registry of convicted sex offenders which is available to local law enforcement agencies, including CUNY’s Public Safety Departments.  To obtain information about a Level 2 or Level 3 registered sex offender you may:

  • Contact the police department in the jurisdiction in which the offender resides and/or in which the college is located.
  • Contact Chief Donald Wenz, Director of Public Safety at 718-951-5511.
  • Call the Division’s sex offender registry at (800) 262-3257.

To obtain information about Level 3 offenders only, you may:

and then click on “Search for Level 3 Sex Offenses;” or

  • Access the Division’s Level 3 subdirectory electronically or via CD – ROM at the college’s public safety department or the local law enforcement agency for the jurisdiction in which the offender resides.

The college’s Public Safety Department will disseminate information to the campus community on registered sex offenders attending or working at Brooklyn College when required to do so by law.

 

Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the City University of New York and this College to prohibit sexual harassment of employees and students.  It is a violation of policy for any member of the college community to engage in sexual harassment.  It is a violation of policy for any member of the college community to take action against an individual for reporting sexual harassment.
This policy is related to and is in conformity with the equal employment opportunity policy of the University to recruit, employ, retain and promote employees without regard to sex, age, race, color or creed.  Prompt investigation of allegations will be made on a confidential basis to ascertain the veracity of complaints, and appropriate corrective action will be taken.

 

Sexual Harassment Advisory Panel

To implement the City University’s and Brooklyn College’s policy on sexual harassment, a Brooklyn College Sexual Harassment Advisory Panel has been established by the President.

Panel Functions

To help educate the Brooklyn College Community about sexual harassment.

To assist in the informal resolution of complaints of sexual harassment brought by students, faculty and staff at Brooklyn College.
To provide a formal procedure, with full respect for due process, for formal complaints of sexual harassment brought by Brooklyn College Community members and to investigate formal complaints fairly, thoroughly and expeditiously. The Panel will report its findings and recommendations for corrective action to the President or appropriate Vice President.

Reporting Incidents

Students, staff and faculty may report potential security problems or concerns to the Campus & Community Safety Services Office located at Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall or to Safety Services personnel on patrol or at stationary posts or to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at 2113 Boylan Hall - (951-5352), or to any college officer, supervisor or chairperson. It is the responsibility of any of the above to inform the Coordinator of the Sexual Harassment Advisory Panel of the incident.
NOTE: THERE ARE TIME LIMITS FOR FILING COMPLAINTS. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.

Disciplinary Action

The purpose of any recommended corrective action to resolve a formal complaint will be to correct or remedy the injury, if any, to the complainant and to prevent further harassment. Such actions may include written or verbal reprimand, suspension, dismissal or transfer of the harasser, a change of grade or other academic record for a student who has been the victim of harassment, a change in personnel action for an employee who has been victimized or other appropriate action.

NOTE:

  • The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and
  • Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault.

 

Bias Related Crimes

The Hate Crimes Act of 2000 (Article 485 of the Penal Law) provides for increased penalties for specified crimes that have been committed based upon a victim's race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, disability, religion, religious practice or sexual orientation. These crimes are known as "hate" or "bias related" crimes. The crimes covered by this law include: assault, menacing, manslaughter, stalking, rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, criminal trespass, grand and petit larceny, robbery and harassment. Hate crime laws are designed to send the message that hate and bias motivated crimes will not be tolerated, because they are often attempts to silence and instill fear into entire groups. The University also has policies prohibiting bias related crimes. They are: "University-Wide Program to Combat Bigotry and to Promote Pluralism and Diversity", adopted on January 24, and March 21, 1994, and "A Statement of Principles and Recommendations for Actions on Pluralism and Diversity in The City University of New York” adopted on March 31, 1988.
Any student who is a victim of a bias related crime should immediately report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Room 2113 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5352, and the Office of Campus & Community Safety Services, Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall, 718-951-5511. Students are encouraged to seek counseling from our trained psychologists on staff. They will assist with the consequences of bias related crime trauma and provide crisis intervention, in-office counseling, referral to other support services and self-help groups. Please contact Personal Counseling at 718-951-5363. The college will assist any student wishing to contact outside agencies, including local police, regarding charges and complaints of a bias related crime.


Bias Crime Prevention Education Programs

Similar to the Department's Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Program, the Brooklyn College Public Safety Department is now actively engaged in educating the campus community on the prevention of Bias (Hate) Related Crimes. Informational pamphlets are available at new student orientation programs, open houses and all campus fairs. In cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, the prevention of Bias Related Crimes are the subject of seminars/lectures and workshops throughout the academic year. These programs also are advertised via various media announcements.

 

Investigation of Violent Felony Offenses and Missing Persons on Campus

In accordance with the New York State Education Law Article 124 Section 6205 sub. 15, Brooklyn College has implemented procedures in cooperation with the New York City Police Department on the investigation of Violent Felony Offenses and Missing Persons on Campus.

Violent Felony Offenses
Defined in Section 70.02 sub. 1 of the New York State Penal Law and include Class A, B, C, D and E violent felony offenses. These crimes will be immediately reported to the New York City Police Department by the Office of Campus & Community Safety Services. A joint initial investigation will be conducted and follow up investigation by the appropriate unit of the New York City Police Department will be conducted with the New York City Police Department as the lead agency. The college administration and college community will be kept informed and updated on developments.

Missing Persons on Campus Investigation
Brooklyn College does not maintain any dormitories or housing facilities on or off campus for students. Therefore, all reports of missing persons, as per New York City Police Department procedures, will originate in the precinct of residence of the missing person. The New York City Police Department will be the lead investigative agency on all reports of missing persons. However, the Office of Campus & Community Safety Services will assist in both on and off campus wide searches for any reported missing persons who have reason to be on campus.

 

Whistleblower Protection & Anti-Retaliation

The Higher Education Opportunity Act establishes safeguards for “whistleblowers” by prohibiting any retaliatory action against any individual “with respect to the implementation of any provision” of the Clery Act.

 

"See Something...Say Something" Program

Inaugurated in the fall of 2007, the Department’s “See Something…Say Something” Program was adopted.  The program utilizes the entire campus community to be the eyes and ears of the Public Safety Department.  In response to the war on terrorism and the tragic shooting incident at Virginia Tech in the spring of 2007, the campus community is encouraged to report suspicious activity, packages, persons etc. to the Public Safety Office for investigation.  Reporting persons may call the Public Safety Office emergency number directly or if they prefer to remain anonymous, they can call the “Anonymous Reporting Hot Line" at (718) 951-4628.  All information received will remain confidential.  Persons are requested to report suspicious activity or persons even if they have doubts about the information or observations.  “If it is nothing…it will be nothing”.

 

Off-Campus Student Organizations and On-Campus Dormitories

Brooklyn College does not have any off campus student organizations nor does it have any on campus dormitories.

 

Civilian Complaint Procedure

Any member of the campus community who has reason to lodge a service related complaint against a member of the Public Safety Department may do so as follows:

1. In writing, by preparing a “Civilian Complaint Form” available at the Public Safety Office – Room 0202 Ingersoll Hall; or
2. By phone at 718-951-5511, The Public Safety Office, by speaking with any supervisor or Public Safety Manager; or
3. By contacting the Director of Public Safety via e-mail at Donald@brooklyn.cuny.edu; or 
4. By contacting the Office of the University Director of Public Safety by phone at 212-541-0407 or in writing at 555 West 57th Street, Room 1030, New York, New York 10019.

In addition, if you feel that the complaint may be criminal in nature it may be reported directly to the New York City Police Department.
All civilian complaints will be investigated.  If the complaint is substantiated, appropriate disciplinary action against the officer will be taken, including criminal prosecution if the complaint is criminal in nature.

Complainants will be notified of the results of the complaint investigation upon request.

 

Preparing the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

As required by federal law, Brooklyn College’s Annual Security Report and yearly crime statistics for this report are compiled on a calendar-year basis by the Brooklyn College Public Safety Office in accordance with the definitions of crimes provided by the FBI for use in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. These statistics include the previous 3 years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Brooklyn College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus (Public Property consists of the following streets: All of Campus Road; Avenue H from Campus Rd. to Nostrand Avenue; Avenue H from Campus Rd. to Ocean Avenue; and Bedford Avenue from Campus Rd. to LIRR overpass).  In addition, these stats are gathered from reported crimes to the safety services office/officers, crimes reported to other campus officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities as well as those crimes reported to the local police precinct.  These statistics also include persons referred for campus disciplinary action for categories required under the Clery Act including liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession.  In addition to being attached to this report, these statistics can also be accessed at the Brooklyn College Security Website and at the United States Department of Education Website at:

http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html#data

Copies are available at the Public Safety Office – 0202 Ingersoll Hall.

 

Annual Security Report

Brooklyn College’s Annual Security Report and Crime Statistics can be accessed via the internet at: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/offices/security.
A printed copy of the guide is available, upon request, from the Office of Campus & Community Safety Services.

                                                                                                              

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The Office of Campus and Community Safety Services submits monthly crime reports to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services through the Office of the University Director of Public Safety. This data is then submitted to the United States Department of Justice for the Uniform Crime Report. The following statistics reflect the number of on-campus offenses reported to college officials according to the reporting periods required by the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act. The definitions for these offenses can be found in the Uniform Crime Report.

The City University of New York (CUNY)
Brooklyn College Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Crime Statistics 2010 All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property   On Campus Residential Only
Reported to   Reported to   Reported to     Reported to  
DPS NYPD  *Non DPS SUB TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS SUB TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS SUB TOTAL GRAND TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS Section TOTAL
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 11 0 17 17 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation Referrals  1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation Referrals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Referrals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0
Brooklyn College does not have
* Denotes Report to other campus authorities           On Campus residential facilities
Crime Statistics 2011 All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property   On Campus Residential Only
Reported to SUB Reported to SUB Reported to SUB GRAND Reported to Section
DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 9 9 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible  1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation Referrals  1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Arrests 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation Referrals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Referrals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0
Brooklyn College does not have
* Denotes Report to other campus authorities           On Campus residential facilities
Crime Statistics 2012 All On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property   On Campus Residential Only
Reported to SUB Reported to SUB Reported to SUB GRAND Reported to Section
DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL TOTAL DPS NYPD  *Non DPS TOTAL
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 0 9 10 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation Referrals  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation Referrals 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession Referrals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0
Brooklyn College does not have
* Denotes Report to other campus authorities           On Campus residential facilities


 

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REMEMBER: REPORT A LOSS OR A THEFT TO THE OFFICE OF CAMPUS SECURITY & PUBLIC SAFETY LOCATED IN INGERSOLL HALL - ROOM 0202 - 951-5511

FOR QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION:

Visit the Information Booth located in Boylan Hall Room 1139A - 951-3208.

The Registrars Counter of the Enrollment Services Center is located in the lobby of the West Quad building - 951-5441.

The Bursars Office is located on the second floor of the West Quad building - 951-5200.

The Financial Aid Office is located on the third floor of the West Quad building - 951-5051.

The Health Clinic is located in the Roosevelt Building Room 114 - 951-5580.

Recreation, Intramurals & Athletics is located on the fourth floor of the West Quad building - 951-5366.

The Photo ID Center is located in the lobby of the West Quad building - 951-2400.

PLEASE NOTE: BROOKLYN COLLEGE HAS A “NO SMOKING” POLICY. THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY OF THE BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS.


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DIRECTIONS: HOW TO REACH BROOKLYN COLLEGE

SUBWAY:

Q Local to the Avenue H station, at Avenue H & East 16th Street. Walk 4 blocks east (you’ll see the famous LaGuardia bell tower; walk towards that) to the Ocean Avenue entrance.

Q Local to the Avenue J station, at Avenue J & East 16th Street. Transfer to the B6 or B11 bus and take either to Bedford Avenue at Campus Road.

#2
(7th Avenue Local) or #5 (Lexington Avenue Express) to the Flatbush Avenue/Nostrand Avenue station.

BUS:

B6 or B11 on Avenue J, to Bedford Avenue at Campus Road.

B8 on 18th Avenue, to Flatbush Avenue at Foster Avenue.

B41 on Flatbush Avenue, to Nostrand Avenue.

B44 on Nostrand Avenue, to Flatbush Avenue.

B49 on Ocean Avenue, to Avenue H.

Q35/Green Bus Line, to Flatbush Avenue at Nostrand Avenue.

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD:

The LIRR to the Flatbush Avenue/Atlantic Avenue station. Transfer to the subway: Q Local to Avenue H or #2 or # 5 to the Flatbush Avenue station. OR, transfer at Atlantic Avenue to the B41 bus, to the Nostrand Avenue stop.

CAR:

From Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). BQE to Prospect Expressway to Ocean Parkway. Ocean Parkway to Foster Avenue and turn left. Foster Avenue to Flatbush Avenue and turn right. Flatbush to Avenue H.

Alternate route from Manhattan (This route includes a toll)
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Prospect Expressway. Proceed as indicated in driving instructions indicated directly above.

From Staten Island and New Jersey
Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Belt Parkway East to Flatbush Avenue. North on Flatbush Avenue to Avenue H.

From the North Shore of Long Island
Jackie Robinson Parkway (formerly the Interboro) to the last exit: Pennsylvania Avenue. Pennsylvania Avenue to Linden Boulevard. Right on Linden Boulevard to Kings Highway. Left on Kings Highway to Avenue H. Right on Avenue H to Campus Road.

From the South Shore of Long Island
Sunrise Highway or Southern State Parkway to Belt Parkway West to Flatbush Avenue North. North on Flatbush Avenue to Avenue H.



PARKING
:

METERED PARKING: Bedford Avenue; Campus Road; Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
BICYCLE PARKING: Adjacent to campus entrance at Campus Road and East 27th Street

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