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Responsibility for pursuing campus disciplinary actions involving students rests with the Center for Student Conduct, which reports to the Dean of Students. The office is also responsible for notifying the UC Police Department and the Title IX Compliance Officer of any allegations of sexual assault. At the direction of the Title IX Compliance Officer, the Center for Student Conduct will conduct an investigation of the allegations in the case and interview any witnesses.
If you are concerned about the well-being of any residential student or have reason to believe that a student might be missing, you should contact UCPD immediately. UCPD works closely with the Residential Student Service Programs (RSSP), International House, and the Berkeley Student Cooperative housing authorities and will begin its investigation immediately if a resident is suspected to be missing. Students living in any of these residential facilities may designate a contact person to be notified in case the student is determined to be missing.
Public Law 110-315 states that all Title IV eligible institutions participating in any Title IV program and that maintain on-campus student housing facilities must publish an Annual Fire Safety Report, maintain a fire log, and report fire statistics to the Secretary of Educa- tion. A printed copy can be obtained by contacting EH&S at (510) 642-5995 or can be downloaded at http://ehs.berkeley.edu/fp/328-fire-safety-reports.html
Links to Fire Safety Pages for Your Campus Residence
Take some time to go over the fire and life safety rules and guidelines for these kinds of residences at the following links:
Residential Student Services Program (RSSP)
Cooking is the leading cause of fire injuries on college campuses, followed by careless smoking and arson. Always use caution when around fire (including candles, grills, fireworks, or burning embers) and dispose of fire properly.
Never leave cooking unattended.
Never smoke in bed.
Report all arson threats to
Alcohol is implicated as a factor in about 50% of all fire fatalities. The number of fires in off-campus housing have overshadowed the number of all other campus-related fires in the United States.
Messy buildings are likely to have multiple fire hazards, so work with your neighbors to keep things in clean and orderly condition.
- Extension cords are fire hazards and should only be used temporarily. Use a power strip with circuit breaker protection if you must plug many devices into one outlet.
Follow these guidelines for how to live safely in your residence, whether it is privately owned, operated by the campus’ Residential Student Services Program (RSSP), or by any campus affiliate. If you live in an off-campus privately owned rental unit or apartment, do not assume your safety is anyone else’s chief concern. It is up to you to know how to escape a fire successfully and evaluate your home for basic fire safety.
While UCPD does not have primary responsibility for responding to most non-University properties (Noncampus), such as fraternities, sororities and some cooperative housing, UCPD does regularly collaborate with local law enforcement agencies to respond to crimes and incidents at these locations and to collate incident data for required statistical reporting under the Clery Act.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act--known as the Clery Act--is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C Section 1092(f) in 1990. This law requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to annually compile and publish the reported instances of criminal activity on their campuses, along with campus safety policies and procedures, and to make a log of all daily police activity and deliver timely warnings of campus threats throughout the year.
TThe University is concerned about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the health and safety of all members of the campus community. Through the use of new, evidence-based strategies the campus aims to reduce the negative consequences of unsafe and illegal alcohol and drug use.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and your preparation, awareness, and response to fire can save lives and valuable property. If you attend classes or work on campus, you must follow all fire safety regulations as set by the State, as well as all Campus fire safety rules.
According to campus policy, UCPD maintains control of access to all campus facilities, monitors the issuance of keys and administers alarm systems. It is important to understand, however, that the Berkeley campus is generally open to the public. Theft is the most common crime on the Berkeley campus. Over $100,000 worth of University property and equipment is stolen annually from the Berkeley campus. Wallet, purse, laptop and backpack theft make up a large percentage of personal property theft.