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Student Services

Campus Safety

Enforcement of Policy (Residence Halls)

The college reserves the right to enter rooms to inspect for health and safety violations, to check on the welfare of students, to perform routine or scheduled maintenance, or to enforce college policies and/or state regulations. The Hall Directors will conduct, at a minimum, monthly room inspections for the above purposes

Campus Law Enforcement

The campus of Allen County Community College lies within the jurisdiction of the City of Iola Police Department. The Iola Police Department will patrol the college premises, enforce city and state ordinances, and respond to calls for assistance.

Law enforcement officials may be summoned in order to conduct an investigation of alleged criminal conduct on college property or during college-sponsored activities. They may also be summoned for the purpose of maintaining or restoring order when necessary to prevent injury to persons or property.

Administrators have the responsibility and the authority to determine when the presence and assistance of law enforcement officers is necessary within their respective jurisdictions. College administrators shall strive to protect the rights of students cooperating with law enforcement officials.

Policy on Sexual Assault

Allen Community College values the safety of every individual on campus and expects them to treat other persons with respect and dignity. Any behavior, which causes the sexual abuse/assault of another person, will not be tolerated, is a violation of college policy, and may result in sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. Whether or not criminal prosecution is pursed shall not affect or be determinative upon the college's right to pursue disciplinary action.

Sexual assault is the sexual abuse, sexual battery, and rape can take place any time of the day or night. Both men and women have been sexually assaulted by strangers, people whom they have known and trusted, and people whom they have dated.

What To Do in Case of Sexual Assault

  • Get to a safe place. For your protection, call a member of the Allen Staff or the police immediately, especially if the assailant is still nearby. Staff will assist you whether or not you choose to prosecute the assailant. Call a friend or family member for support or the Allen Counseling Center is available to assist you. Also, a number of college staff are willing and able to assist in reporting the assault to the proper authorities.
  • Get medical attention immediately. The primary purpose of a medical examination is to check for physical injury and/or the presence of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy as a result of the attack. The secondary purpose of the examination is to aid the police in the investigation and legal proceedings.
  • Don't bathe or douche. You might be literally washing away valuable evidence. Wait until you have a medical evaluation.
  • Save your clothing. It is all right to change clothes, but save what you were wearing. Place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag and save for the police. Your clothing could also be used as evidence for prosecution.
  • Report the incident. Don't attempt going through this alone. If you do not want to contact the police you can get assistance from the college staff or from the other local services.

If you are a victim of sexual assault and decide not to notify college staff or police, please secure medical attention and contact a victim support resource.

Where To Go for Help

Many sexual assaults go unreported because the victim fears retaliation or possible humiliation if word gets out she/he has been a victim of a sex offense. Victims tend to feel guilty as thought they did something to bring it on themselves. They often keep the incident to themselves or share some of the incident with a close friend. While this might be helpful in the immediate sense, we encourage you to talk to a knowledgeable counselor about your reactions to being a victim. There are various services on and off campus that can assist you overcome the incident.

Services:

 

 

Vice President of Student Affairs
Administrative Office
620-365-5116 ext. 213

 

Counseling Center
Student Success Center
620-365-5116 ext. 257 or 255

 

Iola Police Department
2 W. Jackson
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-4960

 

Allen County Sheriff's Department
Courthouse
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-1400

 

Hope Unlimited
Box 12
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-7566
800-498-7566
 

 


Alcohol

The possession, use, distribution, transportation or consumption of any alcoholic beverage on the campus is not permitted by any student or non-student, regardless of age. Possession, use, distribution, transportation or consumption of alcohol on the campus, includes but is not limited to any college owned property, as well as all student functions on and off campus sponsored by the college.

Students who violate the college and campus policy regarding alcohol possession, use, consumption or distribution will be subject to referral for disciplinary action through the Dean of Student Affairs Office. Disciplinary sanctions may include separation or suspension from the college and/or cancellation of the student's residence hall contract. Local law enforcement agency may also be contacted.

Students, regardless of age, are not permitted to be intoxicated in or around the residence hall areas or on college property. This includes but is not limited to the residence hall entrances, the public areas surrounding the residence hall, parking lots and recreation areas. Students who are visibly intoxicated may also be referred for disciplinary action. Behavior that is disruptive to the residence hall community by students, individually or in a group, regardless of age, due to intoxication will be referred to the Dean of Student Affairs. Sanctions may include separation or suspension from the college and/or cancellation of the student's housing contract. Local law enforcement may also be contacted.

Actions

If a student is found in violation of the Campus Alcohol Policy, the Residence Hall Staff is required to confiscate the contraband. Disciplinary sanctions may include separation or suspension from the college and/or cancellation of the student's housing contract. Local law enforcement may also be contacted.

Controlled Substance/Drugs

The possession, use, distribution, transportation, or manufacture of controlled substances or drug paraphernalia will not be tolerated on campus. Disciplinary sanctions may include separation or suspension from the college and/or cancellation of the student's housing contract. Local law enforcement may also be contacted.

Where To Go for Help

If you feel that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and need assistance the following services are available to provide you with that assistance.

Services:

 

Vice President of Student Affairs
Administrative Office
620-365-5116 ext. 213
Counseling Center
IRC
620-365-5116 ext. 257 or 255
SEK Mental Health Center
304 N. Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-5717
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Corner of Buckeye & Lincoln
Meetings Monday, Thursday and Friday - 8 pm
620-365-34
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
202 S. Walnut
Meetings Monday and Wednesday - 8 pm
620-365-2754
 

 

Sex Offender Registry and Access to Related Information

The State of Kansas maintains a system for making certain Registry information on sex offenders publicly available by means of the Internet. The web site address for this related information is:http://www.accesskansas.org/kbi/ro.shtml