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Phoenix Seminary is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty and staff. The Administrative staff makes every effort to quickly inform the seminary community of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Campus Crime Statistics/Clery Act Reporting

Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Clery Act Report (security policies in Student Handbook) and Campus Crime Statistics. This updated report is available by clicking the above link, in each Campus Director’s office, and on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus.

Student Right To Know & Campus Security Act

The Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to notify community members as to who is considered a campus security authority. The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority as (1) a campus law enforcement unit; and (2) an individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as the individual or organization that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, but does not have significant counseling responsibilities. For the purposes of meeting the requirements set forth in the act, Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Angela Ellis, Director of Human Resources (602.429.4948)
  • Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students (602.429.4919),
  • Danielle Cholly, Student Development Assistant (602.429.4918)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard

All campus security authorities are required to report criminal occurrences to the Phoenix Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will document all crimes reported to them using the Crime Incident Report Form. It is the responsibility of the campus security authorities to investigate reports of criminal activity on campus. Students may make a voluntary confidential report to the Director of Human Resources or the Dean of Students by stating so when making a report.

Timely Warning Policy

A Campus Crime Alert / Timely Warning is issued to heighten safety awareness and to provide students, faculty, and staff with timely notification of crimes that are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. The alert will provide pertinent information related to the crime and suspect, and will also seek information that may lead to arrest and conviction of offender(s). The Director of Human Resources is responsible for preparing and issuing Alerts / Timely Warnings, and will make the decision as to whether to issue an Alert / Timely Warning on a case‐by‐case basis considering the facts surrounding a crime, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Information for Alerts / Timely Warnings may also come from other law enforcement agencies or other officers. Alerts/Timely Warnings are issued to the campus community as soon as pertinent information about the crime is available. Alerts/Timely Warnings are delivered by e‐mail and posted on bulletin boards on campus. Campus Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings include:

  • A description of the incident and type of crime, including location, date and time of occurrence
  • A physical description of the suspect, including gender and race
  • Composite drawing of the suspect, if available
  • Apparent connection to previous incidents, if applicable
  • Race of the victim (only if there was an apparent bias motive)
  • Sex of the victim (if relevant)
  • Injury sustained by the victim
  • Date and time the campus alert was released
  • A notice to the campus community to exercise caution

Campus Crime Statistics

The administrative staff of Phoenix Seminary makes every effort to maintain a secure campus. Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Campus Crime and Security Report. This updated report is available on the Phoenix Seminary website, in each Campus Director’s office, and on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus.

Phoenix Seminary does not provide on‐campus student housing.

Security Officer Information

  • Angela Ellis, Director of Human Resources (602.429.4948)
  • Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students (602.429.4919),
  • Danielle Cholly, Student Development Assistant (602.429.4918)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard

OPE ID: 03478400

Crime Statistics

Criminal Offenses -  On Campus Criminal Offense 2014 2015 2016
Murder/Non- negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Non- forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offenses -  Public Property Criminal Offense 2014 2015 2016
Murder/Non- negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Non- forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Hate Crimes -  On Campus Criminal Offense 2014 2015 2016
Murder/Non- negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Non- forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0
Larceny- theft 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property 0 0 0
Hate Crimes -  Public Property Criminal Offense 2014 2015 2016
Murder/Non- negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses -  Non- forcible 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0
Larceny- theft 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property 0 0 0
Arrests -  On Campus Crime 2014 2015 2016
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests -  Public Property Crime 2014 2015 2016
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions -  On Campus Crime 2014 2015 2016
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions -  Public Property Crime 2014 2015 2016
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Campus Security Policies

Phoenix Seminary is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty and staff. The Administrative staff makes every effort to quickly inform the seminary community of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff. Phoenix Seminary publishes and disseminates an annual report disclosing campus security policies and crime statistics in compliance with the Higher Education Amendment of 1990. A copy of this report can also be found on the student lounge bulletin board.

Clery Act Report 2015‐2016

Campus Security Authorities

The Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to notify community members as to who is considered a campus security authority. The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority as (1) a campus law enforcement unit; and (2) an individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as the individual or organization that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, but does not have significant counseling responsibilities. For the purposes of meeting the requirements set forth in the act, Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Angela Ellis, Director of Human Resources (602.429.4948)
  • Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students (602.429.4919),
  • Danielle Cholly, Student Development Assistant (602.429.4918)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard

All campus security authorities are required to report criminal occurrences to the Phoenix Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will document all crimes reported to them using the Crime Incident Report Form. It is the responsibility of the campus security authorities to investigate reports of criminal activity on campus. Students may make a voluntary confidential report to the Director of Human Resources or the Dean of Students by stating so when making a report.

Crime Log

All crimes reported to the campus security authorities are kept in the Crime Log. The Log will include the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime as well as its disposition if known. Incidents are to be included within two business days but certain limited information may be withheld to protect victim confidentiality, ensure the integrity of ongoing investigations or to keep a suspect from fleeing. The Log is publicly available during regular business hours and is kept at the circulation desk in the library.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Emergencies, accidents and injuries can happen at any time and place. Being prepared mentally and physically is the best defense. Each of us must take a pro‐active approach and although not every incident can be covered here, the following procedures can help you should an emergency or accident arise:

  • Familiarize yourself with your surroundings
  • Know the locations of the exits – there are three stairwells marked with exit signs
  • All classrooms and the student lounge have fire/emergency escape plans by the doors – make yourself aware of the closest exit
  • Know the locations of the fire extinguishers and how to use them
  • Know where the closest phone is to call 911
  • Be aware of what is going on around you
  • Lock your car and don’t leave valuables in it
  • Have the security guard walk with you to your car if you feel uneasy or see any unfamiliar people on campus

For all life threatening accidents or those involving serious injury, call 911 immediately. If a non-life threatening accident or emergency takes place between 8:30 and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, please report it to the Receptionist. If it takes place outside of those hours and days, please report it to your professor or the security guard on campus.

Accident Response

  • In case of a medical emergency, call 911 immediately
  • If the accident or injury is not serious, contact the Receptionist, security guard or your professor

Fire Response

  • Vacate the fire area
  • Call 911
  • Evacuate the building using the stairs – DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS
  • Notify the Receptionist, security guard or your professor

Suspicious Persons on Campus

It is sometimes difficult to determine who does or does not belong on campus. There are situations where a person’s actions such as prowling parking lots, looking into cars or verbal comments raise suspicions. We depend on faculty, students and staff to notify security immediately if you encounter an individual or situation you feel is out of place or suspicious.

Policy for Preparing the Annual Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics

All campus security records compiled and maintained by Phoenix Seminary shall be considered law enforcement records and are governed by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990). Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Campus Crime and Security Report. This updated report is available on here, in and on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus. For more information, contact the Dean of Students or Associate Dean of Students.

To make a report for the purpose of making timely warnings and the annual statistical disclosure please do so with the following persons:

  • Angela Ellis, Director of Human Resources (602.429.4948)
  • Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students (602.429.4919),
  • Danielle Cholly, Student Development Assistant (602.429.4918)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard

Phoenix Seminary does have a voluntary confidential reporting system for the annual crime statistics. To make a confidential report, please see the Director of Human Resources or the Dean of Students and state that your report is confidential.

Safety of and Access to Campus Facilities

Phoenix Seminary makes every effort to maintain a secure campus. The campus is well‐lighted, landscaping is maintained and has a security guard on duty Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The parking garage is also well‐lighted and secure from unauthorized vehicles and only accessible via the use of security cards or fobs to open the gates. The security guard actively patrols the garage and is available to escort students to their cars after evening classes.

The building is open during the business hours of 7 AM to 7 PM. Outside of those hours, the students can access the campus only by using security cards or fobs.

Policy of Campus Law Enforcement

Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Angela Ellis, Director of Human Resources (602.429.4948)
  • Dr. Chip Moody, Dean of Students (602.429.4919),
  • Danielle Cholly, Student Development Assistant (602.429.4918)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard

The campus security authorities will report criminal occurrences to the Phoenix Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will work with state and local agencies when a crime occurs. Phoenix Seminary encourages its students to make accurate and prompt reports of all crimes to the campus security authorities and the Phoenix Police Department.

Programs to Inform Students

Security procedures and preventions are listed in the Student Handbook and are discussed at New Student Orientation held at the beginning of each academic year. All degree students are required to take courses TH 506 Contemporary Moral Issues and CD 504 Foundations of Intimacy, which discuss the issues of alcohol, drug abuse and sexual conduct.

Phoenix Seminary has a policy of no alcoholic beverages on campus or at any school function. Underage drinking laws and laws regarding possession, use and sale of illegal drugs will be strictly enforced. Students must adhere to the Student Conduct Policy located in Appendix I in the Student Handbook.

Students in Distress

Counseling is available to students who are distressed in any fashion. This includes alcohol and drug dependence and/or abuse. This policy is listed in the Student Handbook. A list of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs available to students are listed in Appendix I of the Student Handbook.

Responding to a Sexual Assault

Should a sexual assault occur, contact the police and/or the campus security authority immediately. It is important to preserve evidence for proof of a criminal offense. The Director of Human Resources or the Dean of Students will be available to assist you in any way. Should a student request a change in their academic registration or schedule as a result of a sexual assault, Phoenix Seminary will honor that request if the change is reasonably available. Phoenix Seminary has a list of counseling services at the reception desk. The accuser and accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during any Seminary imposed disciplinary proceedings and both shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceedings brought alleging a sex offense. Campus disciplinary procedures are listed in Appendix I (Page 176) of the Student Handbook. Information on Registered Sex Offenders can be obtained at: http://www.azdps.gov/services/sex_offender/.

Victims’ Rights in Arizona

Anyone reporting a crime including sexual assault is afforded the following Basic Victim’s Rights in Arizona:

  • To be informed of rights at various stages of the process.
  • To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity.
  • To receive notice of proceedings.
  • To receive notice of offender’s release.
  • To attend proceedings.
  • To be heard at proceedings.
  • To confer with the prosecutor.
  • To a speedy trial and disposition.
  • To refuse an interview with the Defendant or defense attorney.
  • To prompt restitution.

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