Campus Security

The following statements provide information regarding compliance with the requirements under the Title II Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act also known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Act. This information is distributed to all students through the Annual Security Report. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the EICC campuses; in certain off-campus buildings or property; or public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses. The report also includes information about institutional policies concerning campus security.

Crime Reporting:  EICC takes every possible precaution for crime prevention. If a crime should occur on one of the EICC locations, the victim or persons having knowledge of the crime should immediately contact the local law enforcement at 9-911. Additionally, the crime should be reported to the Dean of Student Development, Facilities Manager, or through Ancillary Services. The district Administrative Procedures Manual contains the policies of the District relative to campus security procedures and the reporting of incidents. This manual is available at each college and can be accessed from the District Intranet site. 

Security systems:  Security systems are in place at facilities owned or controlled by the college. The manager of buildings and grounds is responsible for ensuring that security systems are in place which protect and control access to the buildings.

Security Personnel:  The District does not employ security personnel. Law enforcement and private security firms are relied upon to provide quick response to security needs. In all matters where it is deemed appropriate, a policy report using the appropriate reporting form will be filed through the college’s Ancillary Services Office.

Programming:  Annually, the college provides programming that includes student orientation, and staff development activities designed to make people aware of their own security and the security of others. In the best interest of the entire college community, EICC students and staff are collectively encouraged to use good judgment in their actions on or around the college campus.  The individual well-being of each person should be the overriding goal of all people associated with the Community college District. The EICC will remain diligent in its efforts to promote a safe and secure campus environment.

Safety and Security programs offered include, but are not limited to self defense, home security, prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence, and substance abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Policy: EICC prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances by students and employees on property owned or leased by EICC or in conjunction with EICC sponsored activities. Violations of this policy will result in the initiation of disciplinary action.  Alcoholic beverages may be allowed at certain college events with prior administrative approval. The guidelines for the utilization of alcoholic beverages at student events are available from the designated college activities coordinator. Violations of the District policies regarding alcoholic beverages will result in disciplinary action.

Sexual Offense Reporting:  As with other incident reporting, contact should be made with the Dean of Student Development or Ancillary Services Office.  The local police department has law enforcement authority for campus crimes. After reporting occurrences to the site Administrator, any criminal occurrences should also be reported to the local police. Students have the option to contact proper law enforcement authorities, and the college will assist if requested.

Sex Offender Registration:  Iowa law requires a person who has been convicted of a sex offense crime anywhere to register with the sheriff in the county in which they reside. Information about sex offenders is maintained by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and can be accessed at http://iowasexoffender.com.

EICCAlert:  In the effort to keep students safe and informed in weather and other emergency situations, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges provides a mobile text message alert system to help notify students, faculty, and staff of school closings and other important information with EICC Alert. All current students, faculty, and staff can quickly and easily enroll in this program at no additional expense.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures:  EICC takes the safety of its students and staff seriously. Incidences should be made to the Dean of Student Development or the building manager at each location. These individuals will assess the report and determine the need for additional action. In the event of an incident that involves an immediate threat of the health or safety of students and staff, a notification will be made using the monitor system and intercom system at each location. The announcement will advise the actions that should be taken by all individuals. As appropriate, information regarding incidences on campus will be released to community sources.

Emergency Preparedness plans for each EICC location are posted on line and outline the steps that should be taken in case of emergencies. Fire and weather condition procedures are posted in each room.  Regular drills are scheduled for each location.

Timely Warnings:  In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Dean of Student Development, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide timely warning will be issued. The issue will be posted on monitor systems throughout the campus(es) and e-mail messages will be sent.

For more information refer to the Student Handbook.