2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
  
    Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Safety and Security and Jeanne Clery Act



Safety and Security

The Nevada System of Higher Education puts forth the following Environmental Health and Safety Statement for all institutions in the system in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

The NSHE Board of Regents declares that the development, implementation, and compliance monitoring of environmental health and safety programs is integral to the NSHE mission. The programs will be structured in such a way that they will become an essential part of campus life.

It is the intention of the NSHE Board of Regents that all CSN institutions be good neighbors in their communities in regard to environmental health and safety issues. Environmental health and safety programs should be administered at the institutional level. The NSHE Board of Regents delegates the authority for the development, implementation, and compliance monitoring of environmental health and safety programs to the Presidents of each institution. Each institution shall develop environmental health and safety programs that best address the problems specific to that institution.

Each institution shall develop an administrative structure to implement environmental health and safety programs in a manner that educates all employees and students to provide knowledge and understanding of the programs. These programs shall include but are not limited to:

  • Biological safety
  • Chemical safety
  • Diving safety
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire protection
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Radiation protection
  • Sanitation
  • Occupational safety and accident prevention
  • Environmental protection/hazardous materials management
  • Relations with governmental agencies

Each institutional administrative structure shall establish oversight, advisory, and compliance programs for monitoring institutional operations and activities. The NSHE Board of Regents recognizes the right of institutions to enter into cooperative agreements with each other in order to address all environmental health and safety concerns.

Covert Video Surveillance Policy

The use of covert video surveillance for anything other than a criminal investigation on the campuses of the College of Southern Nevada is prohibited. This policy shall not interfere with the legitimate use of videotaping for academic purposes.

Emergency Procedures

The Emergency Management and Preparedness Guide outlining “Emergency Procedure Actions” is available online at the CSN website for students, faculty, and staff. Instructors will ensure students are made aware of these procedures and, in the case of an emergency, take appropriate action to evacuate the classroom and/or building. Students should review this information on the first day of class and understand what actions they may be expected to take during an emergency. Public Safety and floor wardens are trained for specific evacuation actions. Emergency Assembly Points have been established on all upper floor levels. Individuals with disabilities will be provided with information pertaining to this program from the Disability Resource Center. In case of a disaster situation, CSN will fall within the scope of the Clark County Emergency Operations Plan and its own emergency operations plan. Copies of this plan are located here: www.csn.edu/emergency-preparedness-guide.

CSN Police Department

The CSN Police Department consists of a Chief of Police, Assistant to the Chief, 2 Police Lieutenants, 1 Police Sergeant, 13 Police Officers, and 65 contract public safety officers. The Chief of Police reports to the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Administrative Services. All campus public safety officers are service-oriented security professionals trained to handle security and safety matters on campus.

All members of the public safety department are trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). All public safety personnel carry a two-way radio, flash light, and are in distinctive uniforms. The enforcement authority of the Department of Public Safety and its College Police Officers, as well as their working relationship with state and local police agencies, may be found in Nevada Revised Statue 396.325. All college police officers are Nevada POST Category 1 certified. They are armed, have arrest powers, and are service-oriented law enforcement professionals trained to handle police and safety matters on campus.

Contract Security Officers are deployed throughout the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a campus security vehicle and on foot patrol. A public safety vehicle is used primarily for inner perimeter patrol. Police Officers work overlapping shifts on the 8x6 and 1x11 tours. This type of deployment allows for optimum coverage during peak hours and also permits the officers to engage in community relations programs for public safety to better interact with students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Security officers are non-sworn officers and do not have arrest powers above that of a private citizen. The CSN Police Department has an excellent working relationship with external law enforcement authorities.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

The Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, recently renamed “The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act”, (Clery Report) was enacted by congress and signed into Law in November of 1990. In 1992, and most recently in 1998, Congress significantly amended the law, expanding the reporting criteria. It requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis through appropriate publications, mailings, or computer network to all current students and employees, and to all prospective students and prospective employees upon request. This report contains the annual report concerning specific campus crime and arrest statistics as well as information about campus policies and practices intended to promote crime awareness, and campus safety and security.

In order to comply with provisions of this Federal Law, reports from the College and several local law enforcement agencies are compiled and published annually by the CSN Police Department.

As public safety professionals responsible for providing and maintaining a safe and secure environment, we have an obligation to provide an accurate and comprehensive report describing the services we provide to the college community and accurate accounting of any incidents of crime, which occurred on our premises.

Crime Statistics for the three calendar years are also provided as is information regarding the number of arrests made for certain designated criminal offenses during these time periods. It should be noted that the crime statistics included in this report are organized by location that are identified as either owned or leased property belonging to the College of Southern Nevada. The statistics include incidents involving non-student, non-faculty, and non-staff individuals.

Successful public safety is a campus-wide endeavor and requires the cooperation and support of the entire college community. For this reason, we have prepared this information. We hope that it will be informative and useful in maintaining the safety and well being of the College of Southern Nevada community and our guests.

The CSN Annual “Clery Notice” Compliance:

Copies of this report may be obtained in person at any of the CSN Police Department Offices located at our three main campus sites or on-line at the CSN Police Department website located at: www.csn.edu/csn-police-department. The CSN “Clery Notice” is made available to anyone upon request. It is also distributed (directly) via Internet email to all students, faculty, and staff in October each year.

In accordance with the Office of the President, and pursuant to federal law: “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998” all currently enrolled students, campus employees and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Report.

The report contains crime statistics about certain specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to Campus Public Safety Authorities over the past three years and that have occurred either on-campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to the campus.

The report also contains policies and practices pertaining to campus security, crime reporting, alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources, community safety alerts, crime prevention, access to campus facilities as well as personal safety tips.

The report encourages the reporting of all crime occurrences. The report tells how and to whom to report crimes, especially sexual assault crimes.

The CSN Clery Notice is printed and distributed via email, on several college department web pages posting, publication in various campus periodicals, to ensure campus-wide dissemination and to meet federal law mandates.

The CSN Police Department: Offices

The CSN Police Department has offices located at each of the three main campuses and individual officers are assigned at all of the Urban and Rural Learning Centers. The Department takes proactive measures to create and maintain a safe environment for all members of the college community and our guests. While our contract security officers are trained to be alert for anything that might breach campus safety and security, it is important that any irregularity noticed by you be reported immediately.

The CSN Department of Public Safety: 24-Hour Patrol Coverage

Public safety personnel staff the office, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays. While on patrol, the officers are instructed to be alert for anything that might breach campus safety and security on the campus. It is important that any irregularity noticed by you be reported immediately.

NON-Emergency: 702-651-5613
Emergency: 702-651-7911

Campus Security Policies and Crime Reporting Procedures:

We encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors of the college to report actual or suspected criminal behavior or other emergencies that occur on campus to The Department of Public Safety in a timely manner. To report a crime or emergency, call:

Charleston Campus 702-651-5613
Henderson Campus 702-651-3113
North Las Vegas Campus 702-651-4055
CSN Police Administrative Office 702-651-2677

Learning Centers Main Number:

City Hall Center 702-651-4480
Green Valley Center 702-651-2629
Mesquite Center 702-346-2485
Moapa Valley Center 702-398-7545
Nellis Center 702-651-4155
Sahara West Center 702-651-4597
Summerlin Center 702-651-4900
Western Center 702-651-4800

You may also call the CSN Public Safety Emergency Telephone Number: 702-651-7911. This number is manned 24 hours a day by a trained contract security officer. You may also use the emergency Red and Yellow call boxes located throughout the campus.

The CSN Police Department is the official “Campus Security Authority” and will accept for investigation a report of a crime from any member of the college community.

In cases of off-campus criminal activity, the complainant is encouraged to report the incident to the proper law enforcement authorities. CSN has always advocated prompt and accurate reporting of all crimes. Every report of a criminal incident received is recorded on a CSN Campus Security Incident Report and assigned a sequential number for that reporting period. All crimes that are reported are logged in the daily crime log and reports are filed with a unique identification number. This daily log contains the nature of the crime, date, time, general location, and disposition of the complaint. Also, crime information is exchanged between the College’s Police Department and local police authorities. In compliance with the Student Right To Know “Clery Act” our crime reporting statistics are published annually and are available at The CSN Police Department, Student Information Center, and on our CSN Police Department website at: www.csn.edu/csn-police-department.

Illegal Weapons:

In accordance with NRS 202.265, it is illegal to carry or possess a firearm on any NSHE property unless the owner has written permission from the College President.

Crime Prevention Tips:

The CSN Police Department believes it is more beneficial to prevent crime than to react after the fact. All members of the college community are encouraged to take responsibility of his/her own security, and when possible assist other with their security needs. A primary vehicle for accomplishing this goal is the department’s comprehensive crime prevention strategy. This strategy is based on a multi-layered approach that includes proactive area patrol of the campus and crime prevention education and training.

Crime Prevention/awareness programs begin with new student orientation presentations. Topics of discussion include the Student conduct code, academic dishonesty, sexual harassment, substance abuse, alcohol, and hate violence.

Public Safety personnel are available to provide seminars on a host of topics: workplace violence, sexual awareness and responsibility, crime prevention/personal safety, domestic violence and acquaintance rape. The college makes every effort to advise and update students about public safety procedures and security conditions on campus. Some of the media utilized to notify and inform students are:

  1. Electronic mail postings – to ensure maximum dissemination of information about potential risk to the campus special email broadcasts or “blast” are issued to all students, faculty, and staff via campus-wide email system and via the college cell phone text messaging system. Electronic postings of notices can be viewed on the CSN Police website at: www.csn.edu/csn-police-department.
  2. Intercampus Communication System (ICS) – CSN maintains a network of 60 flat screen monitors strategically mounted in faculty office areas and student areas of the Charleston, North Las Vegas and Henderson campuses. This digital network is in place to provide a forum for visual content pertinent to the CSN community.
  3. Physical posting of bulletins at designated campus facilities. The identity of all victims will be kept confidential within the scope of the law and/or investigation. Notices are removed within 30 days after their original posting dates.

Crime Awareness, Campus Security and Crime Reporting

In compliance with the Campus Security Act of 1990, the following information is a result of reviewing valid incidents at CSN. These categories must be reported and distributed to current students and employees.

Copies of this report may be obtained in person at any of the Public Safety Offices located at our three main campus sites or on-line at the CSN Police Department website under Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crimes Statistics: www.csn.edu/csn-police-department.

Student Right to Know

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act requires that CSN comply with provisions and updates on the graduation rate and/or persistence rate of all fall first time, first year degree seeking or certificate seeking undergraduate students. This information is listed below.

Student Right to Know Data

Student Demographics

Fall 2018 First-time, Degree/Certificate Seeking Students
  Full-Time Part-Time Total
No Pct No Pct No Pct
Men 1,529 47% 1,455 49% 2,984 48%
Women 1,743 53% 1,486 51% 3,229 52%
Total 3,272 2,941 6,213
Nonresident Alien 68 2% 1 0% 69 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1,200 37% 1,040 35% 2,240 36%
American Indian/ Alaska Native 11 0% 12 0% 23 0%
Asian 321 10% 234 8% 555 9%
Black or African American 355 11% 377 13% 732 12%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 36 1% 67 2% 103 2%
White 802 25% 718 24% 1,520 24%
Two or more races (non-Hispanic) 250 8% 171 6% 421 7%
Unknown 229 7% 321 11% 550 9%
Total 3,272 2,941 6,213

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey - Part A, 2018-19 Reporting Year

Pell Grant Recipients
All Fall 2016 Students 33,876
Total Pell Grant Recipients 10,020 30%

Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey - Section 1, 2018-19 Reporting Year

First-Time Student Fall 2018 Cohort Retention Rates

Full-time, First-time Degree/Certificate Seeker Cohort
Students in Cohort 2,467
Students in cohort still enrolled or completed as of Fall 2018 1,539
Cohort retention rate 62.4%
Part-time, First-time Degree/Certificate Seeker Cohort
Students in Cohort 2,763
Students in cohort still enrolled or completed as of Fall 2018 1,344
Cohort retention rate 48.6%

Source: IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey - Part A, 2018-19 Reporting Year; CSN Institutional Research

Graduation and Transfer-out Rates

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate seeking students beginning in Fall 2012
  Revised 2012 Cohort Total Completers within 150% of normal time Total Transfers- Out Graduation Rate % Transfer-out Rate %
Total 1,842 171 325 9% 18%

 

Completers and Transfers by race/ethnicity
Men 890 64 162 7% 18%
Women 952 97 221 10% 23%

 

Completers and Transfers by race/ethnicity
Nonresident Alien 81 22 2
Hispanic/Latino 554 38 84
American Indian/Alaska Native 6 - 2
Asian 135 10 31
Black or African American 206 8 36
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 37 4 7
White 573 60 121
Two or more races 114 13 19
Race/ethnicity unknown 136 16 23

 

Average Graduation Rate for Cohorts 2009 - 2012: 8%
Average Transfer Rate for Cohorts 2009 - 2012: 17%

*Counts in categories with 5 or fewer students are not identified to protect student privacy. Source: IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey - 2018-19 Reporting Year

 

Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid beginning in Fall 2012
  Athletic 2012 Subcohort Total Completers within 150% of normal time Total Transfers- Out Graduation Rate % Transfer-out Rate %
Men’s Baseball
Total 3 0 0 0% 0%
Completers and Transfers by race/ethnicity
Nonresident Alien * * *
Hispanic/Latino * * *
American Indian/Alaska Native * * *
Asian * * *
Black or African American * * *
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander * * *
White * * *
Two or more races * * *
Race/ethnicity unknown * * *
Women’s Softball  
Total 10 0 0 0% 0%
Completers and Transfers by race/ethnicity
Nonresident Alien * * *
Hispanic/Latino * * *
American Indian/Alaska Native * * *
Asian * * *
Black or African American * * *
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander * * *
White * * *
Two or more races * * *
Race/ethnicity unknown * * *

 

Average Graduation Rate for Cohorts 2009 - 2012:
Men’s Baseball n/a
Women’s Softball n/a
Average Transfer Rate for Cohorts 2009 - 2012:
Men’s Baseball n/a
Women’s Softball n/a

*Counts in categories with 5 or fewer students are not identified to protect student privacy. Source: CSN Institutional Research

 

Athletically Related Student Aid 2018 - 2019
Men’s Baseball  
Fall 2018 recipients: 21
Spring 2019 recipients: 21
Total amount disbursed: $ 68,471.00

 

Women’s Softball  
Fall 2018 recipients: 12
Spring 2019 recipients: 12
Total amount disbursed: $ 55,094.00

Source: CSN Institutional Research