Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Breakdown
In compliance with federally mandated actions, Marist College released the 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to all students, faculty and any visitor to the Marist Safety and Security web page on marist.edu.
This report houses information that satisfies the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Violence Against Women Re authorization Act.
The report encompasses a wide range of topics surrounding campus security. Its main purpose is to inform the student body and faculty of procedures if issues arise around campus and to give statistics of the last three calendar years.
“The laws are designed to provide individuals with a better understanding of campus security and safety issues so that they may make informed decisions,” as stated in the report.
Statistics included in the report concern criminal offenses such as sexual assault, rape and burglary on top of many other offenses. As well as arrests and disciplinary offense such as drug and liquor law violations.
Marist College saw substantially more liquor violations than drug violations. In 2018 there were 363 liquor law violations on-campus and 78 drug abuse violations which only resulted in disciplinary action. There was one reported arrest in 2018 surrounding a drug abuse violation.
This report also houses statistics for criminal offense which specifies murder, negligent manslaughter, rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson. The report shows eight instances of rape, two of fondling, 13 of burglary and one instance of arson in the 2018 calendar year.
These are just instances that were reported to the Office of Safety and Security and the school, some offenses may have gone unreported.
The 81 page report also recounts one instance of a hate crime in 2018 based on sexual orientation.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report doesn’t only represent the Poughkeepsie, NY campus but also the Marist campus in Florence, Italy. Which only shows one drug abuse violation out of sections in 2018.
While the entirety of the report highlights important aspects of campus policies that students should know, a vital section is the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan Policy.
Marist College wants to ensure that all students are able to readily have access to medical assistance, if they need without disciplinary repossessions. “In cases of intoxication by alcohol and/or other substances, the College encourages individuals to seek medical assistance for themselves or others,” the released report says. “ . . . s/he may be granted amnesty from formal disciplinary action 71 by the College for violating the alcohol or drug policies.”
All information regarding school policies and statistics can be found at the bottom of the home page for the Office of Safety and Security at www.marist.edu.