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).

 

To print or download: Annual-Security-Report_2017

Archived files available at Annual Security Report (Archive)

CLERY OFFENSESMAIN CAMPUS  NON CAMPUS  PUBLIC PROPERTY   
CATEGORIES201520162017201520162017201520162017
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BURGLARY604000020
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ARSON000000000
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FORCIBLE SODOMY000000000
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INCEST000000000
STATUTORY RAPE000000000
VAWA OFFENSES
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DATING VIOLENCE111000000
STALKING1364000000
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LIQUOR LAW ARRESTS20000010
LIQUOR LAW DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 113000000
WEAPONS ARRESTS000000000
WEAPONS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 000000000
CLERY OFFENSESNORTH CAMPUS  NON CAMPUS  PUBLIC PROPERTY   
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WEAPONS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS 000000000
MAIN CAMPUS CLERY HATE CRIMES 2015         
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SEX OFFENSES (NON-FORCIBLE)
INCEST000000000
STATUTORY RAPE000000000
MAIN CAMPUS CLERY HATE CRIMES 2016         
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MAIN CAMPUS CLERY HATE CRIMES 2017         
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STATUTORY RAPE000000000
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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.

 

Annual Fire Statistics

 

Clery regulations state that facility name(s) and addresses need to be included in the Fire
Report. Student housing was not implemented until fall of 2018. Address:

2488 Kelsey Creek Rd SE
Bellevue WA 98007

 

 

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.

 

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
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs425-564-2205
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 Programs425-564-2026
Director of Housing425-564-1702

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. There are no
pastoral counselors on campus.

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, and 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 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; email; text alert 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 https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/publicsafety/
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.

Bellevue College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to offer an emergency alert
notification system called BC Alerts. The BC Alerts service delivers reliable emergency text
and email messages to you anytime there is an emergency on campus that poses a safety
concern for the community. Emergencies are considered any event that poses a safety risk
to the campus community.

Emergency Call Boxes are located throughout the Campus and are connected directly to
the BC Public Safety Department.

FlashAlert – BC (and many other Puget Sound area schools) posts emergency
communications on the FlashAlert website. This is the source the media uses to get their
closure information, and will be BC’s second priority in disseminating emergency messages.

You may subscribe to FlashAlert’s email and text message service here.
http://www.flashalert.net/id/BellevueCollege. Most TV and radio stations broadcast these
messages periodically. Please remember, TV and radio stations do not name schools that
will be staying open. If BC is not mentioned, assume that classes will meet and offices are
open.

BC’s emergency hotline message – Call (425)401-6680 for emergency information,
including campus closure information.

 

Notification Methods and Procedures

Upon confirmation, BC provides a number of distribution methods for getting this
information to you. It is highly encouraged that departments also use telephone trees to
inform staff members of any closure or emergency. The following procedures and
notification methods are used for campus closures:

  • On-campus notifications (if a decision to close is made during the day): The
    President’s Office or the Vice President of Administrative Services sends an e-mail
    to BC network users. Public Safety will immediately notify instructors and students in
    classrooms.
  • Off-campus notifications (at all times of the day): The college will make closure
    information available to people off-campus in the following ways:

    • Rave Alerts (BC’s emergency notification system) – BC will send an e-mail
      and/or text message as soon as possible when the college closes due to
      weather or any other emergency. Sign up for this service here. This system
      receives the highest priority among several channels the college uses to
      communicate emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff.
    • FlashAlert – BC (and many other Puget Sound area schools) posts
      emergency communications on the FlashAlert website. This is the source the
      media uses to get their closure information, and will be BC’s second priority in
      disseminating emergency messages. You may subscribe to FlashAlert’s
      email and text message service here Violent Intruder
    • If an armed or threatening intruder comes onto college property it is very
      important that you report it immediately and take protective actions. When a
      violent intruder incident occurs, your focus must be your personal safety and
      the safety of those around you. Remain calm and know your options for
      protecting yourself in violent intruder situations:

      • RUN: Have an escape route/plan in mind; leave belongings and vehicles
        behind; and keep your hands visible.
      • HIDE: If you cannot run, hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block entry
        to your hiding place, lock doors, and silence your electronic devices. Do not
        go near windows and close blinds if possible. Stay hidden until help arrives.
      • To lock certain doors on campus, use the key in the red box next to the door.
      • FIGHT: Attempt to incapacitate the intruder; act with physical aggression, and
        throw items at the intruder. This is a last resort.
      • Once you are in a safe location, call 911. Do not assume someone else has
        called. When there is a violent intruder on campus, it is extremely important
        that you follow the instructions of law enforcement personnel. They are there
        to help, but their goal is to neutralize the threat. Follow any and all
        instructions; keep your hands clearly visible; and avoid pointing and yelling.
    • Most TV and radio stations broadcast these messages periodically. Please
      remember, TV and radio stations do not name schools that will be staying
      open. If BC is not mentioned, assume that classes will meet and offices are
      open.
    • BC’s emergency hotline message – Call (425)401-6680 for emergency
      information, including campus closure information.

Power Failure

  • Shut off computers and other sensitive equipment.
    Contact Public Safety at 425 564-2400 (ext. 2400).
  • If there is no or little natural light in the area, evacuate to an area with natural light or
    your nearest and/or safest evacuation zone.
  • If there is a fire or other emergency associated with the power failure, follow the
    appropriate procedures.
  • Public Safety, the Vice President of Administrative Services, and other members of
    the President’s Cabinet will make a determination on closures or other arrangements
    for long-term power outages.

Fire

If you hear a fire alarm, leave the area immediately and follow the evacuation procedures to
your nearest or safest evacuation zone. Remain in your evacuation zone until otherwise
directed by Public Safety or Fire Department personnel.
Attempt to prevent others from entering the area.

  • Do not use elevators to evacuate. Assist others in need if possible.
    Avoid locations close to the fire, especially if it is near a gas line.
    If you suspect or witness a fire near or inside of a building with no alarm sounding:
    Pull an evacuation alarm pull station for the building. Each building has multiple pull
    stations, which will activate the evacuation alarm. If the fire is outside and not near a
    building (bark or bush fire), avoid the area and try to prevent other from entering the
    area as well. Fire Pull Station

    • Call 911 and provide them with your location, the location of the fire (building
      and room), the telephone number you are calling from, and the size/type of
      the fire (example: large trash can fire or small electrical fire).
    • Call Public Safety at (425)564-2400 or ext. 2400 from a campus phone and
      provide them with the same information.
    • If you are trained in the use of a fire extinguisher, you may attempt to
      extinguish the fire. Remember, your safety comes first. If extinguishing the
      fire puts yourself or others at risk, evacuate the area.

Do not re-enter the building until you are authorized to do so by Public Safety
or emergency personnel.

 

Earthquake

What to Do During an Earthquake:

  • Stay calm and stay where you are.
  • If you are indoors, stay indoors. Take shelter under a desk or table, cover your head
    and neck with one arm, and hold the leg of the desk or table with your other arm. If
    you cannot move under a desk or table, stand along an inner wall and cover your
    head and neck with your arms. If you are in a wheelchair or unable to stand along a
    wall or take shelter, move as close as you can to an inner wall and cover your head
    and neck with your arms. Move away from windows, glass walls, doors, and
    unsecured falling hazards.
  • If you are outdoors, stay outdoors. Move away from overhead electric wires, poles,
    buildings, or anything that may fall. Crouch down, if possible, and cover your head
    and neck with your arms.
  • Remain in your sheltered area until the shaking stops, then proceed to your nearest
    or safest evacuation zone. Avoid areas near gas mains. Assist others in need and
    provide aid if you are qualified to do so. Wait for further instruction before returning
    to buildings.

 

Medical Emergency

What to Do in the Case of Injury or Other Medical Emergency:

  • Call 911 if necessary. If not necessary or after dialing 911, call Public Safety at ext.
    2400 or 425-564-2400. State that medical aid is needed and describe:

    • Your location, including the building and room number if you know them;
    • The telephone number from which you are calling;
    • The location of the injured or sick person (if different from your location);
    • The person’s present condition (e.g. bleeding, breathing erratically,
      unconscious);
    • The nature of the injury or medical problem if the person has been able to tell
      you what is wrong.
  • If 911 has not been called and Public Safety deems it necessary, an Officer or
    dispatcher will call for aid. A Public Safety Officer will arrive at the scene as soon as
    possible.

 

What to Do While Waiting for Help to Arrive:

  • Do not leave the scene or leave the injured person alone
  • Do not move the injured person.
  •  Provide first aid if you are qualified to do so.

 

Violent Intruder

If an armed or threatening intruder comes onto college property it is very important that you
report it immediately and take protective actions. When a violent intruder incident occurs,
your focus must be your personal safety and the safety of those around you. Remain calm
and know your options for protecting yourself in violent intruder situations:

  • RUN: Have an escape route/plan in mind; leave belongings and vehicles behind;
    and keep your hands visible.
  • HIDE: If you cannot run, hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block entry to your
    hiding place, lock doors, and silence your electronic devices. Do not go near
    windows and close blinds if possible. Stay hidden until help arrives.

    • To lock certain doors on campus, use the key in the red box next to the door.
  • FIGHT: Attempt to incapacitate the intruder; act with physical aggression, and throw
    items at the intruder. This is a last resort.

Once you are in a safe location, call 911. Do not assume someone else has called. When
there is a violent intruder on campus, it is extremely important that you follow the
instructions of law enforcement personnel. They are there to help, but their goal is to
neutralize the threat. Follow any and all instructions; keep your hands clearly visible; and
avoid pointing and yelling.

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.

Missing Student Policy

The College requires that every student who resides on campus, regardless of their age,
must identify a contact strictly for missing person’s purposes. That person shall be the first
contact person in the event that the student would be officially reported missing during his
or her tenure at the College. This information will be maintained confidentially, and will only
be provided to appropriate authorized campus officials. It will be disclosed to law
enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation. If any member of
the campus community, family member or friend has reason to believe that a resident
student’s absence is contrary to their normal behavior, the Campus Safety Office shall be
notified immediately and will initiate an investigation.

The College has 24 hours after receiving the report that the student is missing to initiate
specific missing student notification procedures. However, the College can initiate their
procedures for a missing student before 24 hours has passed

When the student is under the age of 18 and not emancipated, the institution must notify a
custodial parent or guardian within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing,
in addition to notifying any additional contact person designated by the student.

Reports of missing persons will be expeditiously investigated. Bellevue College Campus will
be the investigative agency when in receipt of a missing person report, unless another law
enforcement agency assumes primary responsibility. When possible, a liaison will be
established to support the missing student’s family and to assist in the investigation.

A person is presumed missing when their absence is inconsistent with their established
patterns of behavior and the deviation cannot be readily explained. Before presuming that a
person is missing, reasonable measures should be taken to determine that no one familiar
with the person has seen or heard from the person for an unusual period of time or is aware
of where they may be. At that point, they need to notify Campus Safety at 425-564-2400.

Informing Designated Missing Person Contact or Appropriate Others: After investigating a
missing person report, should Bellevue College determine that the student has been
missing for 24 hours, Bellevue College will notify:

  • the Bellevue Police Department
  • the student’s missing person contact(s)
  • the student’s parent or legal guardian (if the person is under the age of 18 and is not
    an emancipated individual)

 

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 federallysponsored
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:

Bellevue College Counseling Center:

  • Call us: 425-564-5747
  • See us in person: Our front desk is located on the second floor of the Student
    Affairs building (B-Building)
  • Email us: askacounselor@bellevuecollege.edu
    • If you email a counselor please email only one counselor.
    • Please allow 24-48 hours for a response if you send an email during regular
      business hours (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
    • If you have an immediate health-related emergency, please call 9-1-1,
      campus safety at 425-564-2400 or the 24-hour crisis line at 206-461-3222.

 

External Resources:

Eastside Intergroup 425-454-9192 (24 hour hotline) Address:

13401 Bel-Red Rd.
Bellevue, WA 98005

 

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

Policy and Procedures for Disciplinary Proceedings used by the Institution Bellevue
College is committed to providing students with an environment conducive to the pursuit
of knowledge. Admission to the College carries with it the presumption that students will
conduct themselves as responsible members of the community and refrain from actions
that would endanger the health, welfare, or safety of others. Students who commit
sexual offenses of any form can be prosecuted under Washington State Criminal Code
(RCW Chapter 9A) and/or disciplined under the College’s Student Conduct Code (WAC
132J-125-270 through WAC 132J-125-300).

Proceeding in the context of disciplinary proceedings means a standard series of
actions or manner of action in following steps of discipline. A proceeding does not
include communications and meetings between officials and victims concerning
accommodations or protective measures to be provided to a victim. Result in the
context of the “result of the proceeding” means the consequence, outcome or effect.
There may be different proceedings and results, depending on whether the involved
parties are students, employees or faculty.

 

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

 

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.

 

Relationships with other Agencies

Bellevue College recognizes that laws and rules are necessary for society to function and supports the enforcement of law by governmental agencies and rules by officials of the College. All persons on the campus are subject to these laws and rules at all times. While the College is state property, and Constitutional protections apply, law enforcement officers may enter the campus to conduct business as needed.

Additionally, the officers are invited to patrol the campus to assist Public Safety in deterring crime. Public Safety enjoys an especially good relationship with the Bellevue Police Department. A Memorandum of Understanding is maintained between the college and the BPD. Public Safety Officers are expected to render assistance provided such assistance can be given without significantly endangering the officer or others not involved in the crime.

 

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

 

Washington State Definitions

 

RCW 69.41.010

Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

  1. “Administer” means the direct application of a legend drug whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:
    1. (a) A practitioner; or
    2. (b) The patient or research subject at the direction of the practitioner.
  2. “Commission” means the pharmacy quality assurance commission.
  3. “Community-based care settings” include: Community residential programs for persons with developmental disabilities, certified by the department of social and health services under chapter 71A.12 RCW; adult family homes licensed under chapter 70.128 RCW; and assisted living facilities licensed under chapter 18.20 RCW. Community-based care settings do not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities.
  4. “Deliver” or “delivery” means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a legend drug, whether or not there is an agency relationship.
  5. “Department” means the department of health.
  6. “Dispense” means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a legend drug and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.
  7. “Dispenser” means a practitioner who dispenses.
  8. “Distribute” means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a legend drug.
  9. “Distributor” means a person who distributes.
  10. “Drug” means:
    1. (a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States pharmacopoeia, official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official national formulary, or any supplement to any of them;
    2. (b) Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in human beings or animals;
    3. (c) Substances (other than food, minerals or vitamins) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of human beings or animals; and
    4. (d) Substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in (a), (b), or (c) of this subsection. It does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.
  11. “Electronic communication of prescription information” means the transmission of a prescription or refill authorization for a drug of a practitioner using computer systems. The term does not include a prescription or refill authorization transmitted verbally by telephone nor a facsimile manually signed by the practitioner.
  12. “In-home care settings” include an individual’s place of temporary and permanent residence, but does not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities, and does not include community-based care settings.
  13. “Legend drugs” means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the pharmacy quality assurance commission to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.
  14. “Legible prescription” means a prescription or medication order issued by a practitioner that is capable of being read and understood by the pharmacist filling the prescription or the nurse or other practitioner implementing the medication order. A prescription must be hand printed, typewritten, or electronically generated.
  15. “Medication assistance” means assistance rendered by a non practitioner to an individual residing in a community-based care setting or in-home care setting to facilitate the individual’s self-administration of a legend drug or controlled substance. It includes reminding or coaching the individual, handing the medication container to the individual, opening the individual’s medication container, using an enabler, or placing the medication in the individual’s hand, and such other means of medication assistance as defined by rule adopted by the department. A non practitioner may help in the preparation of legend drugs or controlled substances for self-administration where a practitioner has determined and communicated orally or by written direction that such medication preparation assistance is necessary and appropriate. Medication assistance shall not include assistance with intravenous medications or injectable medications, except prefilled insulin syringes.
  16. “Person” means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.
  17. “Practitioner” means:
    1. (a) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, an osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, an East Asian medicine practitioner to the extent authorized under chapter 18.06 RCW and the rules adopted under RCW 18.06.010(1)(j), a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, an optometrist under chapter 18.53 RCW who is certified by the optometry board under RCW 18.53.010, an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, a naturopath licensed under chapter 18.36A RCW, a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW, or, when acting under the required supervision of a dentist licensed under chapter 18.32 RCW, a dental hygienist licensed under chapter 18.29 RCW;
    2. (b) A pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or to administer a legend drug in the course of professional practice or research in this state; and
    3. (c) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or a physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in any state, or province of Canada, which shares a common border with the state of Washington.
  18. “Secretary” means the secretary of health or the secretary’s designee.

 

RCW 69.41.210

Definitions.

The terms defined in this section shall have the meanings indicated when used in RCW 69.41.200 through 69.41.260.

  1. “Commission” means the pharmacy quality assurance commission.
  2. “Distributor” means any corporation, person, or other entity which distributes for sale a legend drug under its own label even though it is not the actual manufacturer of the legend drug.
  3. “Legend drug” means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the commission to be dispensed as prescription only or are restricted to use by prescribing practitioners only and shall include controlled substances in Schedules II through V of chapter 69.50 RCW.
  4. “Solid dosage form” means capsules or tablets or similar legend drug products intended for administration and which could be ingested orally.

 

RCW 69.41.300

Definitions.

For the purposes of RCW 69.41.300 through 69.41.350, “steroids” shall include the following:

  1. “Anabolic steroids” means synthetic derivatives of testosterone or any isomer, ester, salt, or derivative that act in the same manner on the human body;
  2. “Androgens” means testosterone in one of its forms or a derivative, isomer, ester, or salt, that act in the same manner on the human body; and
  3. “Human growth hormones” means growth hormones, or a derivative, isomer, ester, or salt that act in the same manner on the human body.

 

RCW 69.50.101

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

  1. “Administer” means to apply a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, directly to the body of a patient or research subject by:
    1. (a) A practitioner authorized to prescribe (or, by the practitioner’s authorized agent);
    2. (b) The patient or research subject at the direction and in the presence of the practitioner.
  2. “Agent” means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. It does not include a common or contract carrier, public warehouseperson, or employee of the carrier or warehouseperson.
  3. “CBD concentration” has the meaning provided in RCW 69.51A.010.
  4. “CBD product” means any product containing or consisting of cannabidiol.
  5. “Commission” means the pharmacy quality assurance commission.
  6. “Controlled substance” means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through V as set forth in federal or state laws, or federal or commission rules, but does not include industrial hemp as defined in RCW 15.120.010

 

 

 

 

Last Updated October 10, 2018