Carthage Security Reports 2015
Carthage College, Office of Student Life
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Carthage is committed to maintaining a safe campus. This document presents the College policies and procedures designed to create and maintain a safe, collegial environment. The College believes that maintaining a safe campus results from an informed and educated community. The information herein promotes a safe living and working environment educating and informing members of the Carthage community about the nature and frequency of criminal acts on campus. This brochure is prepared and distributed in compliance with The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. Questions should be directed to the Dean of Students Office at Carthage. Similar to many other small, private colleges, Carthage generally has been free from the threat of many types of crimes. The College’s location, unlike that of many larger and urban schools, is a component of campus safety. While violent crimes are infrequent, the institution and all members of the community must collectively accept responsibility to be aware of the potential for crime and to cooperate to reduce risks where they may exist. Beginning with campus awareness programs at the start of each academic year and continuing throughout the time that students are at Carthage, the professional staff of the Dean of Students Office is committed to educating the student body about personal safety. Educational programs occur monthly in each residence hall and in the Todd Wehr Center on a variety of social topics, including responsibilities of communal living, crime prevention, state and federal laws governing alcohol and drug possession, the pharmacological effects of alcohol and other drugs, and the procedures for reporting crimes.