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Timely Warning

2.L – Timely Warning

In accordance with the Clery Act, Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) will keep the campus community informed by providing timely warning of crimes occurring on or near campus that represent a serious or continued threat to students and employees, once such crimes are reported to VGCC Police or Security. All members of the College community are encouraged to report any crime or hazard to the VGCC Police department as soon as possible. Timely warnings may be made about any serious crimes whether reportable under the provisions of the Clery Act or not.

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of Learning, Student Engagement & Success shall ensure compliance with this policy. The Police Chief or a designee shall implement the policy in compliance with the College Emergency Management Plan.

Definitions used in this policy are as follows:

Clery Act – Federal law with associated regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Education which requires that institutions of higher education provide students, employees and requesting applicants with an Annual Security Report. The Annual Security Report must contain crime statistics concerning specified reportable offenses and other security related information.

“Campus Security Authority” (“CSA”) – are individuals at the college who, because of their function for the college, have an obligation under the Clery Act to notify the college of alleged Clery Crimes that are reported to them in good faith or alleged Clery Crimes that they may personally witness.

For the purposes of this policy, “crimes” means offenses enumerated in the Clery Act and associated regulations, which have been reported to Vance Granville Community College or a local police agency, and which occur on or near campus.

Clery Act reportable crimes are defined by the Clery Act as any of the following:

  • Criminal Homicide
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Sex Offense, Forcible
  • Sex Offense, Non-forcible
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate Crimes, including Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, or Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property if the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Illegal weapons possession
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Liquor law violations

(approved July 16, 2018)