Annual Security Report

The Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department maintains statistical crime data. Crime statistics for the most recent three-year period are maintained, including incidents reported to local law enforcement. These statistics also reflect incidents reported to the BC Public Safety Department from off-campus affiliated locations.

The BC crime statistics for the most recent three-year period are listed below. Definitions of these categories follow the statistics. The statistics listed below reflect incidents reported to the BC Public Safety Department. Crime statistics for adjacent public property can also be found at the Bellevue Police Department site at: http://www.crimemapping.com/map/wa/bellevue

Your Right to Know

This document is provided in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990).

Main Campus

Categories*201420152016
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Sex Offenses (Forcible)
- Forcible Rape100
- Forcible Sodomy000
- Sexual Assault with an Object000
- Forcible Fondling121
Sex Offenses (Non-Forcible)
- Incest000
- Statutory Rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated Assaults014
Burglary560
Motor Vehicle Theft504
Arson000
Hate Crimes **
- Any Incident030
Drug, Liquor, Weapons Violations
- Drug Law Arrests001
- Drug Law Disciplinary Actions095
- Liquor Law Arrests000
- Liquor Law Disciplinary Actions010
- Weapons Arrests000
- Weapons Disciplinary Actions000
Violence Against Women Act
- Dating Violence111
- Domestic Violence001
- Stalking10136

Main Campus: Hate Crimes

Criminal Offense2016 TotalRaceReligionSexual OrientationGenderGender IdentityDisabilityEthnicityNational Origin
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Rape000000000
Fondling000000000
Incest000000000
Statutory Rape000000000
Robbery000000000
Aggravated Assaults000000000
Burglary000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000
Arson000000000
Simple Assault000000000
Larceny-theft000000000
Intimidation000000000
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property0000
00000

Main Campus Public Property

Categories*201420152016
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Sex Offenses (Forcible)
- Forcible Rape000
- Forcible Sodomy000
- Sexual Assault with an Object000
- Forcible Fondling000
Sex Offenses (Non-Forcible)
- Incest000
- Statutory Rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated Assaults000
Burglary002
Motor Vehicle Theft234
Arson000
Hate Crimes **
- Any Incident000
Drug, Liquor, Weapons Violations
- Drug Law Arrests041
- Drug Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Liquor Law Arrests000
- Liquor Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Weapons Arrests000
- Weapons Disciplinary Actions000
Violence Against Women Act
- Dating Violence000
- Domestic Violence002
- Stalking000

Main Campus Public Property: Hate Crimes

Criminal Offense2016 TotalRaceReligionSexual OrientationGenderGender IdentityDisabilityEthnicityNational Origin
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Rape000000000
Fondling000000000
Incest000000000
Statutory Rape000000000
Robbery000000000
Aggravated Assaults000000000
Burglary000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000
Arson000000000
Simple Assault000000000
Larceny-theft000000000
Intimidation000000000
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property000000000

Non-Campus

Categories*201420152016
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Sex Offenses (Forcible)
- Forcible Rape000
- Forcible Sodomy000
- Sexual Assault with an Object000
- Forcible Fondling000
Sex Offenses (Non-Forcible)
- Incest000
- Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated Assaults000
Burglary000
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000
Hate Crimes **
- Any Incident000
Drug, Liquor, Weapons Violations
- Drug Law Arrests000
- Drug Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Liquor Law Arrests000
- Liquor Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Weapons Arrests000
- Weapons Disciplinary Actions000
Violence Against Women Act
- Dating Violence000
- Domestic Violence000
- Stalking000

Non-Campus: Hate Crimes

Criminal Offense2016 TotalRaceReligionSexual OrientationGenderGender IdentityDisabilityEthnicityNational Origin
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Rape000000000
Fondling000000000
Incest000000000
Statutory Rape000000000
Robbery000000000
Aggravated Assaults000000000
Burglary000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000
Arson000000000
Simple Assault000000000
Larceny-theft000000000
Intimidation000000000
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property000000000

North Campus

Categories*201420152016
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Sex Offenses (Forcible)
- Forcible Rape000
- Forcible Sodomy000
- Sexual Assault with an Object000
- Forcible Fondling001
Sex Offenses (Non-Forcible)
- Incest000
- Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated Assaults001
Burglary001
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000
Hate Crimes **
- Any Incident010
Drug, Liquor, Weapons Violations
- Drug Law Arrests000
- Drug Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Liquor Law Arrests000
- Liquor Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Weapons Arrests000
- Weapons Disciplinary Actions000
Violence Against Women Act
- Dating Violence000
- Domestic Violence000
- Stalking000

North Campus: Hate Crimes

Criminal Offense2016 TotalRaceReligionSexual OrientationGenderGender IdentityDisabilityEthnicityNational Origin
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Rape000000000
Fondling000000000
Incest000000000
Statutory Rape000000000
Robbery000000000
Aggravated Assaults000000000
Burglary000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000
Arson000000000
Simple Assault000000000
Larceny-theft000000000
Intimidation000000000
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property000000000

North Campus Public Property

Categories*201420152016
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000
Negligent Manslaughter000
Sex Offenses (Forcible)
- Forcible Rape000
- Forcible Sodomy000
- Sexual Assault with an Object000
- Forcible Fondling000
Sex Offenses (Non-Forcible)
- Incest000
- Statutory Rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated Assaults000
Burglary000
Motor Vehicle Theft000
Arson000
Hate Crimes **
- Any Incident000
Drug, Liquor, Weapons Violations
- Drug Law Arrests000
- Drug Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Liquor Law Arrests000
- Liquor Law Disciplinary Actions000
- Weapons Arrests000
- Weapons Disciplinary Actions000
Violence Against Women Act
- Dating Violence000
- Domestic Violence000
- Stalking000

North Campus Public Property: Hate Crimes

Criminal Offense2016 TotalRaceReligionSexual OrientationGenderGender IdentityDisabilityEthnicityNational Origin
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Negligent Manslaughter000000000
Rape000000000
Fondling000000000
Incest000000000
Statutory Rape000000000
Robbery000000000
Aggravated Assaults000000000
Burglary000000000
Motor Vehicle Theft000000000
Arson000000000
Simple Assault000000000
Larceny-theft000000000
Intimidation000000000
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property000000000

Preparation of Annual Crime and Fire Statistics

 

The Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department prepares the “Annual Security and Fire Report” (ASR) and discloses the annual crime and fire statistics in order to comply with the Clery Act. The crime, arrest, and disciplinary referral statistics for incidents on campus, in non-campus buildings or property, or on public property include those reported to the BC Public Safety Department and other campus officials with responsibility for student and campus activities such as:

  • Vice President for Student Services
  • Athletic Department
  • International Students
  • Title IX Office
  • Human Resources
  • Student Life

The Public Safety Department also obtains information from local law enforcement regarding the occurrence of crimes on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Public Safety Department collects all statistics and compiles with them in accordance with the Clery Act.

On or before October 1st of each year, a copy of the ASR will be available at the Public Safety Department located in the D-Building room D171 on campus at 3000 Landerholm Circle, Bellevue WA 98007. The ASR will also be available on the college website, the campus intranet, and is also e-mailed to all employees. The BC Public Safety Department is not required to obtain fire statistics at this time because we do not have Residential Halls.

Safety at BC is a concern for the students, parents, and college employees. BC’s administration recognizes the importance of making the Campus community aware of security on campus and has made this a top priority. Each year, an e-mail notification is sent to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff providing the web-site address to access the Clery Act report. Hard (paper) copies of the report may also be obtained from the BC Public Safety Department (D171) or by calling (425) 564-2400.

About Bellevue College Public Safety

The BC Public Safety Department’s well-trained, courteous, and non-commissioned staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, preliminary investigations, and other services to the campus community 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Public Safety staff is trained and instructed in non-violent crisis intervention skills allowing them to avoid and defuse most confrontational situations. All of the staff is trained in basic CPR and emergency response for major incidents (e.g., Weather Conditions, Earthquake, Medical Emergency, Power Failure, Fire, Evacuation Procedures, Acts of Violence, Hazardous Substances, Bomb Threats, Weapons Use, or Threats). The BC Public Safety Department acts as the first responder for all criminal incidents, provides general patrol of campus facilities and property, investigates collisions, manages traffic safety and parking, coordinates emergency preparedness planning, and provides crime prevention programs. The department responds to all reports of fire and/or medical aid while working in support of the Bellevue Fire Department (BFD).

The BC Public Safety officers do not have authority to make arrests, but they work closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Public Safety Officers have the authority to ask individuals for identification and determine if that person has lawful business on Campus property. The Public Safety Department maintains an extremely professional working relationship with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD), which has jurisdiction on the Campus; the majority of criminal incidents are referred to the Bellevue Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report any crime to the BC Public Safety Department as well as the appropriate law enforcement agency. Prompt reporting will ensure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

While BC does not have formal agreements or memorandums of understanding in place with any law enforcement agency, BC Public Safety does have cooperative relationships with BPD, King County Sheriff’s Department, Washington State Patrol, and other law enforcement jurisdictions. The BC Public Safety office works hand-in-hand with agencies such as, but not limited to, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Investigators, Detectives, Department of Corrections, etc., on arrests, warrants, missing persons, and any other matters where BC can be of assistance.

Jurisdiction: BC Public Safety Officers have authority to enforce all traffic codes of RCW title 46, City of Bellevue traffic code, and the rules and regulations on all property leased, rented, and owned by BC. This includes all areas of the Main and North Campuses as well as any additional property leased, rented, or owned by BC.

BPD has law enforcement jurisdiction on all BC properties. All crimes, arrests, or reportable incidents are forwarded along to a sworn Police Officer within BPD.

The King County Sheriff’s Office has secondary law enforcement jurisdiction on all BC properties. As a standard practice, the Sheriff’s Office does not respond to campus property unless needed for emergency assistance and called by BPD, or for self-initiated activity by a King County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The Washington State Patrol has secondary law enforcement jurisdiction on all BC properties. As a standard practice, the Washington State Patrol does not respond to campus property unless needed for emergency assistance and called by BPD, or for self-initiated activity by a Washington State Patrol Trooper.

Crime Log

 

The BC Public Safety Department (PSD) maintains a 60-day crime/incident log. The log includes: the nature of the crime/incident; the date and time the crime/incident was reported and when it occurred; the general location of the crime/incident; and the disposition of the complaint, if known. Information can be temporarily withheld if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of said information would: a) jeopardize an ongoing investigation, b) jeopardize the safety of an individual, c) cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, d) or result in the destruction of evidence. Note: The logs will not disclose the confidentiality of the victim(s) and victim information will be redacted prior to public inspection.

Listed below are the BC crime statistics for the most recent three calendar year periods. Definitions of these categories follow the statistics. The below statistics reflect incidents reported to BC PSD. Crime statistics for adjacent public property can also be found at the BPD site at: http://www.crimemapping.com/map/wa/bellevue.

Reporting Crimes/Emergencies

The Bellevue College Campus is relatively safe, with property crimes being the main concern. Community members, students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to immediately, or in a timely manner, report incidents that may constitute an emergency, a crime, a student code of conduct violation, or a physical injury. Remember, prompt reporting improves campus safety and security.

To report a crime, emergency, or criminal activity, call the Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department at (425) 564-2400 (or  ext. 2400 from any campus office telephone). If it is a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1, immediately (NOTE: campus office telephones do NOT need to dial 9 for an outside line for emergency 911 calls, it is only necessary to dial 9-1-1 to reach the emergency dispatcher), then call Public Safety. Public Safety officers will assist by directing the emergency response vehicles to the location of the emergency. Emergency Call Boxes are located throughout the Campus and are connected directly to the BC Public Safety Department. In some instances individuals on the Campus may choose to file a report with one of the “Campus Security Authorities” in accordance with the Jeanne Clery disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

On BC, “Campus Security Authorities” include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Security AuthorityContact Number
Director of BC Public Safety425-564-2400
Vice President for Student Services425-564-2205
Vice President for Human Resources425-564-2274
Executive Dean of Instruction425-564-2305
Title IX Office425-564-2441
Vice President of Administrative Services425-564-2451
Vice President for Equity & Pluralism425-564-2300
Athletics Director425-564-2351
Director of Disability Resource Center425-564-2498
Director of International Student Programs425-564-3185
The Office of the President425-564-2301
Director of High School Programs (Running Start)425-564-2026
Any member of the Bias Incident Response and Support Team (BIRST)425-564-2300

Note: “Professional Counselors,” whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling, when acting in that capacity for BC within the scope of his/her license or certificate, are exempt from disclosing information on crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, counselors are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crime on a voluntary basis for inclusion in to the annual crime statistics.

Call the BC Public Safety Department if:

  • Someone is injured or ill
  • You see fire or smell smoke
  • You see anything suspicious or suspicious behavior
  • Someone is hurting another person
  • You see someone stealing
  • You discover something has been stolen or encounter stolen property
  • You see someone forcing entry into a building or vehicle
  • You see anything that may be a safety or hazardous situation

Call immediately. Do not assume that someone else has called or will call. Provide BC Public Safety Department with accurate, detailed information including your name, the location of the incident/emergency, the circumstances, the status of the victim(s), and a general description of what happened. Stay on the line until the operator ends the call. Crimes can be reported at any time of the day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Reports are confidential within the guidelines established by the General Education Provisions Act, the Campus Security Act, and applicable Washington State laws.

Public Safety officers will respond to reports of emergencies, crimes, or criminal activity. Officers will complete an incident report for any crime that occurs on the BC Campus or on BC leased land.

Confidentiality & Right to Privacy

 

Bellevue College will seek to protect the privacy of the complainant to the fullest extent possible, consistent with the legal obligation to investigate, take appropriate remedial and/or disciplinary action, and comply with the federal law, state law, and Bellevue College’s policies and procedures. Although Bellevue College will attempt to honor complainants’ requests for confidentiality, it cannot guarantee complete confidentiality. Determinations regarding how to handle requests for confidentiality will be made by the Title IX Coordinator.

Requesting Confidentiality

If a complainant wants to remain confidential, they must request it in writing to the Title IX Coordinator who will determine whether the College can honor the request. Factors to be weighed during this determination may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • the seriousness of the accusation
  • the age of the complainant
  • whether the sexual violence was perpetrated with a weapon
  • whether the respondent has a history of committing acts of sexual violence or violence or has been the subject of other sexual violence complaints
  • whether the respondent threatened to commit additional acts of sexual violence against the complainant or others
  • whether relevant evidence can be obtained through other means (e.g., security cameras, other witnesses, physical evidence)

If the College decides not to conduct an investigation or take disciplinary action because of a request for confidentiality, the Title IX Coordinator will evaluate whether other measures are available to limit the effects of the harassment and prevent its recurrence, and implement such measures if reasonably feasible. Maintaining confidentiality may limit the college’s ability to fully respond to the allegations.

If the College is unable to honor a complainant’s request for confidentiality, the Title IX Coordinator will notify the complainant of the decision and ensure that complainant’s identity is disclosed only to the extent reasonably necessary to effectively conduct and complete the investigation.

Currently, the only option for confidential reporting on campus is with a licensed professional counselor whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling.  To speak with a counselor, visit our Counseling Center.

Access to Campus Facilities

 

Access to Bellevue College (BC) is governed by Bellevue College Policies 6050 (Campus Hours of Operation); 6100 (Facilities Use); and 6130 (After Hours Building Use).

Policy 6130 states: “As a public agency whose responsibility is to serve the educational needs of students and potential students, it is the policy of Bellevue College to ensure that college services are available and buildings are open to the public during published hours of business (see policy 6100). The college’s public safety department is responsible for the security of the buildings and grounds of the campus.” Policy 6100 states: “Bellevue College District VIII is an educational institution provided and maintained by the people of the state of Washington. The college reserves its facilities, buildings and grounds for those activities that are related to its broad educational mission. At other times, the college facilities may be made available to other individuals and organizations.”

The BC Public Safety Department is available on Campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. At the end of normal business hours, Public Safety Officers will secure all the doors on the Campus. During after-hours use, access to all College facilities is by key, if issued, or by admittance by Public Safety Officers. Permission/approval for all after hours building use must be submitted to the BC Director of Public Safety in advance of the building use.

Unauthorized access to buildings, rooms or facilities and/or disorderly, disruptive or criminal behavior on Campus, or in any College controlled facility, may at a minimum result in the person being removed from the Campus. Failure to leave when lawfully requested may result in charges of criminal trespass. If a person served with a prior trespass notice reappears on campus, or if a person is found in a posted facility with no legitimate purpose, he or she is subject to immediate arrest.

Any individual or group granted permission to use college facilities shall agree in advance to abide by all college rules and regulations (Policy 6100).

Timely Warnings: In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Director of Public Safety, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued as soon as practical as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Depending on the circumstances of the crime, especially in situations that could poses an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department may employ a variety of different mechanisms to notify the Campus (i.e., BC web-site; postings; the BC newspaper, the Watchdog; email; or other methods of communication that may be deemed appropriate.)

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to BC Public Safety Department by telephone at (425)-564-2400 or in person at D171.

In the case of a campus emergency an archive of alerts will display below. The most recent alert will also display at the top of web pages and be emailed to all campus addresses. Alerts will also be texted to you if you have registered your mobile number. Further  information regarding the RAVE Alert System is available on the public safety website.

To report an emergency, dial 9-1-1! You can also contact public safety at (425) 564-2400.

Emergency Procedures

 

The college has established the following procedures to help prevent or minimize injury to BC students, employees and visitors in the event of a fire, medical emergency, earthquake, or other crises. Students and employees are encouraged to review and learn the steps for each emergency scenario, as well as familiarize themselves with the location of all first-aid stations, manual fire alarm boxes, and fire extinguishers. Detailed procedures can be found on the Public Safety Website under Emergency Procedures.

Emergency maps are posted in classrooms, offices and stairwells point out the location of these items as well as the evacuation routes and assembly areas. Employees at college sites other than main campus should call 911 first and the BC Public Safety office second in any potentially life-threatening situation.

In the event of an emergency, Bellevue college will, taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim, or to contains, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency

Alcohol & Drug Policies

 

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages, except at authorized and properly licensed functions, is prohibited. Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department staff may be required for any events serving alcohol. Alcoholic beverages may not be served at student club meetings or events. See BC Policy 6150.

BC Policy 4500 states: “Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform his/her assigned duties. Each student is expected to be in an appropriate mental and physical condition to participate fully in the learning process.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in or on Bellevue College owned or controlled property, or while conducting Bellevue College business, is prohibited. Violation of this policy will be reason for appropriate personnel action, or for mandatory evaluation/treatment for substance abuse. Any personnel actions and student violations will be processed in accordance with state regulations, bargaining unit agreements, student conduct of code, or other appropriate policies of the college. Any disciplinary action for employees or students will be decided on a case-by-case basis depending upon the specific circumstances.

Employees must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring in or on property owned or controlled by Bellevue College or while conducting Bellevue College business. An employee shall report any such conviction to her/his supervisor within five (5) days after the conviction. Bellevue College must report the conviction to the appropriate federal grant/contracting agency within ten (10) days after having received notice that a person employed under a federally-sponsored grant or contract has any drug statute conviction or violation occurring in the workplace.

Bellevue College recognizes drug abuse and/or dependency to be a health, safety, and security problem. Employees needing assistance with problems related to drug or alcohol abuse are encouraged to use the State Employee Advisory Service and/or employee medical insurance plans, as appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize employment.

The Board of Trustees of Community College District VIII recognizes alcoholism, alcohol abuse, chemical dependency, and other health and related behavioral problems as treatable conditions which repeatedly and continually interfere with an employee’s ability to perform his/her job. A college employee having these conditions will be given the same consideration and offer of assistance presently extended to employees having other illnesses.”

In addition, BC Policy 2050 – Student Code Prohibits the use of Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco except as permitted by law.

  1. Alcohol.  The use, possession, delivery, sale, or being visibly under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, except as permitted by law and applicable college policies.
  2. Marijuana.  The use, possession, delivery, sale, or being visibly under the influence of marijuana or the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana and intended for human consumption, regardless of form.  While state law permits the recreational use of marijuana, federal law prohibits such use on college premises or in connection with college activities.
  3. Drugs.  The use, possession, delivery, sale, or being under the influence of any legend drug, including anabolic steroids, androgens, or human growth hormones as defined in RCW 69.41, or any other controlled substance under RCW 69.50, except as prescribed for a student’s use by a licensed practitioner.
  4. Tobacco, electronic cigarettes and related products.  Tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products: The use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products in any building owned, leased or operated by the college or in any location where such use is prohibited, including twenty-five feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of any building owned, leased or operated by the college.  “Related products” include, but are not limited to cigarettes, pipes, bidi, clove cigarettes, water pipes, hookahs, chewing tobacco, and snuff.

Violations will be treated as a student code violation with disciplinary action ranging from strict discipline to expulsion from the college and denial of future registration. Students who feel they might have a problem with drug and/or alcohol abuse are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Center.

Additional resources include the following:

Disciplinary Sanctions

 

BC enforces disciplinary sanctions in a consistent manner and in accordance with local, state, and federal laws to include the Code of Student Conduct. Disciplinary actions include warning; probation; suspension; termination of employment; arrest; referral for prosecution or requirement of satisfactory participation in substance abuse treatment, counseling, or education program condition of reinstatement or continued employment. Actual disciplinary action will be imposed based upon a review of the circumstances of the case.

The Code of Student Conduct may be found under the WAC (Washington Administrative Code) 132H-125-030 WAC. There you will find definitions, jurisdictions, student standards, procedures and violations of campus policies.

BC also has a BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team). The BIT is a team consisting of staff members from the Campus Public Safety Department, Student Conduct Administrator and Counseling Department. Other college departments may be asked to serve on the team in specific situations as needed.

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) serves as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in situations involving students experiencing serious distress or engaging in harmful disruptive behaviors. You may find the BIT form to report a situation in your portal under My Quick Links, Security, and Student Conduct Report. The BIT referral form is also under my BC, Instructional tab, Student Conduct Report.

Supplemental Compliant Process

 

The following supplemental procedures shall apply with respect to complains or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student:

  1. The College’s Title IX compliance officer or designee shall investigate complaints or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student. Investigations will be completed in a timely manner and the results of the investigation shall be referred to the student conduct officer for disciplinary action.
  2. Informal dispute resolution shall not be used to resolve sexual misconduct complaints without written permission from both the complainant and the respondent. If the parties elect to mediate a dispute, either party shall be free to discontinue mediation at any time. In no event shall mediation be used to resolve complaints involving allegations of sexual violence.
  3. College personnel will honor requests to keep sexual misconduct complaints confidential to the extent this can be done without unreasonable risking the health, safety, and welfare of the complainant or other members of the college community or compromising the college’s duty to investigate and process sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints.
  4. The student conduct officer, prior to initiating disciplinary action, will make a reasonable effort to contract the complainant to discuss the results of the investigation and possible disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions, if any, that may be imposed upon the respondent if the allegations of sexual misconduct are found to have merit.
  5. The student conduct officer, on the same date that the disciplinary decision is served on the respondent, will serve a written notice informing the complainant whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were found to have merit and describing any disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions imposed upon the respondent for the complainant’s protection, including disciplinary suspension or dismissal of the respondent. The notice will also inform the complainant and respondent of their appeal rights. If protective sanctions and/or conditions are imposed, the student conduct officer shall make a reasonable effort to contact the complainant to ensure prompt notice of the protective disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions imposed upon the respondent for the complainant’s protection is given.

 

Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Sexual misconduct, includes sexual harassment, sexual intimidation and sexual violence and are violations of the Bellevue College policy. (Student Code – WAC 132H-125-030)

The following are the definitions of conduct prohibited by the sexual misconduct policy:

Sexual Harassment (13.a) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination

  • Unwelcome conduct (verbal, nonverbal, written, physical)
  • That is sexual in nature, sex-based or gender-based AND
  • Severe, persistent or pervasive AND
  • Objectively offensive AND
  • Interferes with, denies or limits access/ability to participate in or benefit from education/educational activity or employment

Sexual Intimidation (13.b) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination

  • Incorporates the definition of “sexual harassment” AND
  • Threatening or emotionally distressing conduct based on sex
    • Including, but not limited to, non-consensual recording of sexual activity or the distribution of such recording

Sexual Violence (13.c)
Sexual violence is a type of sexual harassment and includes:

Non-consensual Intercourse (13.c.ii) Sanctions typically result in suspension or expulsion/termination.
  • Any intercourse (anal, oral, vaginal) OR
  • Oral copulation by mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact,
  • However slight,
  • With any object
  • By a person upon another person,
  • That is without consent or where the person is unable to give consent AND/OR
  • With force.
Non-consensual Sexual Contact (13.c.iii) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination.
  • Any intentional sexual touching,
  • However slight,
  • With any object,
  • By a person upon another person,
  • That is without consent or where the person is unable to give consent AND/OR
  • With force
Sexual Coercion (13.c) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination.
  • Incorporates the definition of “sexual harassment” AND
  • Unreasonable amount of pressure for sexual access
Sexual Exploitation (13.c) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination.
  • Occurs when one person takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, AND
  • That behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses.
Dating Violence (13.c.V) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination.
  • Is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the complainant; AND
  • Where existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on consideration of the following factors:
    • Length of relationship
    • Type of relationship
    • Frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
  • Includes, but not limited to, sexual or physical abuse threat of such abuse
Domestic Violence (13.c.Iv) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination. 
Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a
  • Current or former spouse or intimate partner of complainant,
  • Person with who the complainant shares a child in common,
  • Person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the complainant as a spouse or intimate partner,
  • Person similarly situated to a spouse of complainant under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which it occurred
Stalking (13.c.vi) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination.
  • Intentional AND
  • Repeated (2 or more acts)
  • Harassment or following of another person
  • That places that person in reasonable fear that there is an intent to injure, intimidate or harass OR
  • Where the perpetrator knows or reasonably should know that the person is frightened, intimated or harassed even if there is no such intent.

Retaliation (15) Sanctions range from warning through expulsion/termination

  • Any adverse action,
  • Taken against a person participating in a protected activity,
  • Because of that person’s participation in that protected activity
    • Subject to limitations imposed by the First Amendment and/or academic freedom..

Examples of Sexual Harassment Behaviors:

  • Deliberate touching, stroking or repeated brushing against another’s body
  • Repeated requests for a date or for sexual activity
  • Written, verbal, pictorial or nonverbal communications of a sexual nature not related to the work, service or education activity being conducted
  • Pressure or demands for a date or for sexual activity
  • Jokes, offensive comments that are gender-based
  • Unwanted, repeated email
  • Non-consensual sex, sexual activity
  • Attempted or actual sexual violence, including acts involving sexual coercion and incapacitation
  • Non-consensual recording of sexual acts, distribution
  • Relationship violence including emotional, verbal, physical, financial
  • Following someone in person, via a third party, online
  • Sexual innuendos and comments, sexually explicit questions
  • Pervasive displays of pictures, calendars, cartoons, or other materials with sexually explicit or graphic content

Please note:

  • Anyone present who is subjected to the behavior because they can see it, hear it, etc. can bring forward a complaint of unwanted behavior.
  • There is not necessarily a requirement for the person to explicitly say the words “no” or “stop” for it to be made clear that the behavior is unwanted.
  • Intent is not required. A person may not intend to sexually harass another, but still violate the policy because their actions have met the criteria.

Consent

Consent requires knowing, voluntary and clear permission by word or action, to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Each party has the responsibility to make certain that the other has consented before engaging in the activity. For consent to be valid, there must be, at the time of the act of sexual intercourse or sexual contact, actual words or conduct indicating freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact. A person may be incapable of giving consent by reason of age, threat or intimidation, lack of opportunity to object, disability, drug or alcohol consumption, or other cause.

Sex without consent is sexual assault.

Consent is:

  • clear affirmation (words, actions) that create mutually understandable permission
  • voluntary
  • given for each sexual act during an encounter and for each encounter

Consent is NOT:

  • silent
  • passive
  • a lack of resistance
  • given while unconscious or incapacitated
  • transferable — you need consent every time

Sexual Assault

Bellevue College (BC) is committed to providing an environment conducive to the pursuit of education and knowledge. Conduct constituting a sexual offense, whether forcible or non-forcible, such as rape, assault, forcible fondling or sexual harassment, is not tolerated. College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution and civil suits are all options available to victims of sexual assault. When sexual assault occurs in the workplace, it may result in a variety of disciplinary actions, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination from BC. In cases involving an alleged sexual offense, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary hearing. Both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding as a result of an alleged sexual assault.

The Washington State Criminal Code (RCW 9A) defines rape as engaging in sexual intercourse with another person:

  1. by forcible compulsion; or
  2. when the victim is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated (e.g., when the victim has consumed alcohol and/or other drugs, either voluntarily or involuntarily); or when the victim does not consent to sexual intercourse with the perpetrator and such lack of consent was expressed by the victim’s words or conduct.

In some instances the victim may know the assailant (“acquaintance rape”) and often does not realize the incident meets the legal definition of rape. The definition of sexual assault is not limited to rape, and may include other acts as defined in RCW 9A. A sexual assault may involve any unwanted touching with a sexual motivation. Acquaintance rape may fall into any of the following categories: First or second degree rape, Class A felonies punishable under the Washington State Criminal Code by up to life in prison and/or a $50,000 fine; third degree, Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Evidence Preservation

If a sexual offense should occur, the victim should take the following actions:

  • Go to a safe place.
  • Call the Bellevue Police then BC Public Safety Department. If the victim requests, the BC Public Safety Department will assist in notification to the local police of the incident
  • The BC Public Safety Department or the police will contact counseling and victim’s advocate services.
  • Contact a friend or family member.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or douche.
  • Do not urinate, if possible.
  • Do not eat, drink liquids, smoke or brush teeth if oral contact took place.
  • Keep the clothes worn during the offense. If clothes are changed, place clothes in paper bag (evidence deteriorates in plastic).
  • Get prompt medical attention.
  • Do not destroy the physical evidence that may be found in the area of the crime. The victim should not clean or straighten until the police have had an opportunity to collect evidence.
  • Tell someone all details remembered about the assault.
  • Write down all details remembered as soon as possible.

Following an incident, victims are encouraged to make a report to BC Public Safety Department at (425) 564-2400 or in D171, or to contact the local police. This action does not obligate prosecution, but it does make legal action possible if the decision to prosecute is made at a later date. The earlier an incident is reported, the easier it is to collect valuable evidence.

Students who may have been the victim of a sexual assault are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Center. Additional resources include the following:

Other Resources:

Disclosures to Alleged Victims of Crimes of Violence or Non-forcible Sex Offenses

Bellevue College will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary hearings conducted by the college against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, Bellevue College will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

Clery Act Crime Definitions:
Main Campus is defined as the buildings and property owned by Bellevue College, used by BC employees and/or students, includes buildings and property commonly referred to as Bellevue College: Main Campus and located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007.
North Campus is defined as all buildings and property owned by Bellevue College, used by BC employees and/or students, includes buildings and property commonly referred to as Bellevue College: North Campus and located at 14673 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007.
Non-Campus is defined as all buildings and property owned by Bellevue College, used by BC employees and/or students, not inclusive of Main Campus or North Campus.
Public Property is defined as the public property inside and directly adjacent to but accessible from college property (examples include pathways, streets and sidewalks).
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter is defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another (excludes deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides).
Negligent Manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery is 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 is 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 an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Violence against Women
Domestic violence includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim’s current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
Dating violence means violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
Stalking means intentional and repeated harassment or following of another person, which places that person in reasonable fear that the perpetrator intends to injure, intimidate, or harass that person. Stalking also includes instances where the perpetrator knows or reasonably should know that the person is frightened, intimidated, or harassed, even if the perpetrator lacks such intent.
Hate Crimes

A hate crime is an actual criminal offence motivated in whole or in part by the offender’s bias towards the victim’s status based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, gender expression, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation identities. To be classified as a hate crime it must meet two criteria: (1) a crime must occur, such as physical assault, intimidation, or arson, and (2) the crime must be motivated by bias or    prejudice. Incidents of this nature are criminal; along with violating college policies, they are illegal and punishable through customary law enforcement channels.

Drug, Liquor, and Weapon Violations
Drug Law Violations are violations of state and/or local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone’s); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Liquor Law Violations are violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
Weapon Law Violations are violations of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacturing, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Burglary is 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 a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
Arson is 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 kind.
Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession of constructive possession of another.
Vandalism is willfully or maliciously destroying, injuring, disfiguring, or defacing any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law.
Intimidation is to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
Simple Assault is an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.

The Public Safety Department collects and compiles pertinent information to be disclosed to the public from on and off campus sources, those described above as well as law enforcement agencies with concurrent and neighboring jurisdiction for publishing on an annual basis.

Any questions or clarifications regarding the data presented on this web site should be directed to the Bellevue College Public Safety Department, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue WA or by sending an e-mail to: publicsafety@bellevuecollege.edu.

Sex Offenders

Federal law, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires state law enforcement agencies to provide BC with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that they are either enrolled, intend to enroll, carries on a vocation, or is an employee. Nothing in Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits an educational institution from disclosing information about registered sex offenders. Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department maintains a list of registered sex offenders who are attending or have attended BC.

Level I

The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered at low risk to re-offend. These individuals may be first time offenders and they are usually known by their victims. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs. Many are first time offenders. Level I offenders MAY NOT be the subject of general public notification. Washington State Law strictly limits public disclosure of all Level I Registered Sex Offender information. Information shall be shared with other law enforcement agencies and, upon request, relevant, necessary and accurate information may be disclosed to any victim or witness to the offense and to any individual community member who lives near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found. Level I offenders MAY NOT be the subject of general public notification.

Level II

Level 2 offenders have a moderate risk of reoffending. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long-term. These offenders usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes; they have a higher likelihood of reoffending than the Level 1 offenders. They are considered a higher risk to re-offend, because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (drug and alcohol abuse and other criminal activity). Some have refused to participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.

Washington state law prohibits the Public Disclosure of Level II Registered Sex Offenders except under specific criteria. Level II notifications including relevant, necessary and accurate information may be disclosed to public and private schools, child day care centers, family day care providers, businesses and organizations that serve primarily children, women or vulnerable adults, and neighbors and community groups near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found. Level II offenders MAY NOT be the subject of general public notification.

Level III

Level 3 offenders are the greatest risk to the community. Most are predatory, have other violent crime convictions, refused treatment and are known substance abusers. Community notification is the most extensive.

Washington state law permits notifications about Level III offenders that include relevant, accurate and necessary information. This information MAY BE disclosed to the public at large.

BC Policy 1600 states: “Pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, Bellevue College is authorized to release relevant and necessary information regarding sex offenders to the public when release of the information is necessary for public protection. This notification shall be in accordance with applicable state law and shall be in such a manner that maintains safety without creating excessive anxiety among students and staff.

The extent of public disclosure of relevant and necessary information shall be directly related to:

  • The level of risk posed by the offender to the community.
  • The locations where the offender resides, expects to reside or is regularly found.
  • The needs of the affected community members for information to enhance their individual and collective safety.

Immunity Public employees and/or public agencies are immune from civil liability for damages for any discretionary decisions or release of relevant and necessary information, unless it is shown that the employee or agency acted with gross negligence or in bad faith (RCW 4.24.550).

  • Procedures: Upon notification from law enforcement that a sexual offender has registered or intends to register, the dean of student services will be informed. All official notifications to the college community shall come from the office of the dean of student services. Requests for additional information will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • Upon learning of the enrollment/presence of a convicted sexual offender at Bellevue College, the dean of student services will take the following steps:
    • Obtain additional information, as necessary, from law enforcement.
    • Meet with president and/or her staff and review relevant information to assess safety issues posed for currently enrolled students and the Early Learning Family Childcare Center.
    • Meet with the convicted offender to make him or her aware of the notification procedure. Other than the notification procedure, convicted sex offenders will receive the same rights and privacy protections provided to all students.
  • Notification will correspond with the classification level in the following manner:
    • Level I – Low Risk
      • President’s Staff
      • Deans/ Associate Deans of Instruction and Student Services
      • Director of the Early Learning Family Childcare Center
    • Level II – Medium Risk
      • All Level I notifications
      • Information to college employees via campus ALL BC OFFICIAL email and portal advising there is a Level II Offender enrolled on campus.
    • Level III – High Risk
      • All Level I and Level II notifications
      • “Public Notification: Sex Offender Release” (picture, name and other information provided by the law enforcement agency) posted on various bulletin boards around campus including the Public Safety Office, Early Learning Family Child Care Center, Student Services Building, Bookstore, Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Library, Learning Support Center, Computer Labs, and other areas frequented by students.
      • Notification of all underage students and their parents registered in classes with the offender.
      • All students registered in class with offender.
      • Contact the offender’s instructors.

Security & Safety Programs

Presentations

At Bellevue College (BC), there are a series of programs offered throughout the year to students, faculty and staff that promote safety and security. The programs are offered by BC Public Safety Department and the Bellevue Police Department. BC Public Safety Department wants to encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of their own responsibility for their security and the security of others. If any department or organization would like to schedule an offered program, contact m.tran@bellevuecollege.edu or (425) 564-2400. Offered programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention
  • Introduction to the Campus and Public Safety Department (new student orientation)
  • Personal Safety
  • Driver Safety

Safety Escorts on Campus

BC Public Safety Department offers an escort program to all students, faculty and staff to and from any location on the Campus. Call (425) 564-2400, if you are in need of a Public Safety escort.

Crime Prevention

Personal Safety is a shared responsibility. You are encouraged to think and act in ways that increase your personal safety, the safety of your belongings, and the protection of your vehicle. Below are some tips that can help you prepare yourself and your property. This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, but merely a list to start you thinking about your personal and property safety and security. For more information go to: http://www.ncpc.org/

Guard Yourself

  • Be physically and psychologically prepared to defend yourself. By preparing, you will have more options in a confrontation.
  • When walking on campus, especially at night, use well-traveled, open routes to get to your destination. If possible, walk with another person or call BC Public Safety Department at (425) 564-2400 for an escort.
  • Avoid using isolated stairwells.
  • Walk assertively, without day-dreaming, and be alert to everything around you. Dress for movement; wear low-heeled shoes if possible and do not carry too many bulky packages.
  • At night, never walk alone unless absolutely necessary. Wait in a well-lit place if someone is meeting you. Contact Public Safety Department (425) 564-2400, for an on campus escort.
  • Have your car keys in your hand before leaving the building. Get into your vehicle quickly and lock your doors, immediately. Caution: If you see someone loitering around your vehicle, leave and call (425) 564-2400 for a Public Safety officer escort before approaching.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and any signs that something is out of place.
  • In the Office: Some employees carry a loud whistle or other noise device to alert nearby colleagues in case of emergency. Lock building doors. Do not prop open outside building doors that are supposed to remain locked.
  • If you are working late, notify BC Public Safety Department so that they can check on you periodically.
  • On the Street: Police advise saying “No” to requests for money from strangers and avoid confrontation by not saying or doing anything to provoke further conversation.
  • If you feel threatened, try to avoid the danger by getting away from it quickly.

Get Help

  • Scream loudly for help, “Call the Police!”
  • From any Campus phone, dial ext. 2400 for BC Public Safety Department or dial 911 for the police
  • Dial 911 for police or fire from any public phone

Guard Your Belongings

  • Do not carry more cash than necessary and limit other valuables that you bring to campus.
  • Engrave your name on valuables such as tape recorders, calculators, and private computer equipment.
  • In the office, always store your handbags and wallets in locked cabinets or drawers even while you are in the room. Do not make it easy for strangers to walk into an office and leave with your property seconds later. If you leave your work area, find someone to stay in the office. Otherwise, lock your door even if you are only going down the hall to the room next door.
  • In the classroom, library, or cafeteria keep your backpacks, handbags, or other valuables with you at all times.
  • Keep your keys with you, not in a desk drawer, or coat pocket. Do not put your name and address on the key ring, and do not loan your keys to others.
  • Backpacks, Wallets and Purses
  • Keep personal items with you at all times or locked away.
  • Make sure your purse is closed or your wallet does not protrude from your pocket.
  • Police advise that if you must carry a large amount of cash, separate it from your purse or wallet and carry it in an inside or hidden pocket.

Theft Prevention

  • Bicycles: Use a case hardened U-bolt locking device. Kryptonite locks are recommended over chains and cables. If you use cables, wind it through the frame and both wheels and then around a fixed object or bike stand.
  • Motorbikes: Use a case-hardened chain at least 3/8″ thick and sturdy padlock to secure your motorbike.
  • Vehicles
    • Close all windows and sunroof, lock doors and remove your key from the ignition when leaving it parked on campus. Visible steering wheel locks prevent the steering wheel from being turned.
    • Never hide a second set of keys in your vehicle. Thieves know all the hiding places.
    • Never leave your car running while unattended, even if you will only be gone for a minute.
    • Do not leave valuable items in plain view. Items left out in the open attract thieves.
    • Do not leave important documents such as bank statements, credit card bills/statements or other personal information in your vehicle. Thieves can use this information to steal your identity and have access your bank and credit card accounts.

Student affairs maintains contact with recognized clubs and programs on campus. BC Public safety does not provide law enforcement service to off campus events.

Last Updated March 23, 2018