• Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • Campus Security Information and Crime Statistics

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    Coastal Bend College promotes individual responsibility for personal safety and the institution strives to provide an overall safe learning environment.

    Where to Report Crime 

    For emergencies, employees and students should first call 911 and then notify the following personnel. For non-emergency situations, employees and students are to report campus crimes to the Dean of Student Services (361-354-2301) in Beeville or to the Director/Coordinator in Alice (361-664-2981 ext.3030), Kingsville (361-592-1615 ext. 4076), or Pleasanton (830-592-1615 ext.1202). 

    Process 

    The Dean of Student Services or the appropriate Campus Director/Coordinator will contact the appropriate law enforcement authority and initiate a campus investigation if warranted. If and when anyone is identified and charged with the crime, the Dean of Student Services or the appropriate Campus Director/Coordinator will initiate appropriate discipline. Anyone subjected to disciplinary proceedings shall be afforded due process outlined in the policy manual. Victims of violence will have access to the institutional disciplinary proceedings against the alleged perpetrator of the crime.

    Drug-Free and Weapons Free 

    Coastal Bend College is a drug and weapons free campus. 

     

    The possession, transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of the following substances on campus or at college-sponsored student activities is an offense:

    • Any controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by law. That includes any non-prescription marijuana, narcotic drug, hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant, amphetamine, or barbiturate;
    • Alcoholic beverages;
    • Abusable glues, aerosols, or other volatile chemical inhalation substances;
    • Other intoxicants, mood-changing, non-prescription, and mind or behavior altering chemicals.

    In order to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of employees, students and the public, Coastal Bend College will provide an environment free from exposure to tobacco smoke. Neither smoking nor the use of tobacco products (cigars, cigarettes, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff) is permitted in college facilities or in college-owned vehicles.

     

    Although the Concealed Handgun Bill allows eligible individuals who have acquired a permit to carry a concealed weapon, it is illegal for an individual to carry a firearm on the campus of an educational institution according to the Texas Penal Code, Section 46.03 entitled “Places Weapons Prohibited.”  Therefore, in spite of the legalization to carry a firearm, this law will NOT allow a person to carry a weapon on any property owned or leased by Coastal Bend College. This includes all off campus sites, college housing, and the day care center.

    Sex Offender Registration 

    A person is required under Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to register as a sex offender. The individual must do so no later than seven days after the person begins to attend school. The student must report his or her status to an authority for campus security, or to municipal or county law enforcement. The authority will forward that information to the college administration. A registered sex offender must notify authorities within seven days of terminating enrollment at the college, as per Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

    Sex Offender Registry Data 

    The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act provides for the collection and disclosure of

    information about convicted, registered sex offenders either enrolled in or employed at institutions of higher education. Members of the Coastal Bend College campus community may access information on sex offenders residing in Texas from the Texas Department of Public Safety website at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx.

    Campus Crime 

    Coastal Bend College, in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, continually collects statistics on campus crime. An annual report is prepared and distributed to students and employees. The following statistics have been reported for the past three years.

    From July 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010: Alice Center: 1 theft Bee County Campus: 1 assault, 5 burglaries, 1 burglary of a motor vehicle, 3 arrests on public property, 2 drug violations Kingsville Center: 2 thefts, 1 drug violation, 1 alcohol violation, 2 arrests occurred on public property Pleasanton Center: 1 burglary of a motor vehicle, 1 weapons violation, 1 drug violation

    From July 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011: Alice Center: 1 theft, 1 burglary of motor vehicle, 1 drug violation, 1 arrest Bee County Campus: 2 thefts, 2 burglaries, 1 burglary of a motor vehicle, 4 drug violation, 3 alcohol violation, 2 arrests Kingsville: 1 motor vehicle theft, 1 arrest Pleasanton: No incidents reported

    From July 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012: Alice Center: No incidents reported Bee County Campus: 1 sexual assault, 1 assault, 3 thefts, 3 burglaries, 1 burglary of motor vehicle, 4 arrests Kingsville: 1 alcohol violation, 1 arrest Pleasanton: 1 assault, 1 theft, 1 vandalism of property

     

    Safety Contacts

    IMMEDIATE and LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY    
    911
    361-354-2200

    Also call CBC President Office to advise that emergency vehicle is enroute
    Director 361-354-2559
    BEEVILLE CAMPUS: President.  361-354-2200
    Dean - Student Services  361-354-2301
    ALICE CENTER: Campus Director  361-664-2981, ext. 3030
    KINGSVILLE CENTER: Campus Director 361-592-1516, ext. 4076
    PLEASANTON CENTER: Campus Director 830-569-4639, ext. 1202


    Other Numbers:   

    Counseling Office          866-722-2838 ext. 2266

    Poison Control              800-764-7661

    Suicide Hotline              800- SUICIDE

    Safety Tips 

    1. Put emergency numbers in your cell phone.
    2. Use the buddy system.  Always go somewhere at night with a friend.
    3. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times.
    4. If you live off campus, call someone when you are leaving and after you arrive at your destination. 
    5. If you live on campus, keep your room locked and expect the same from your roommate.
    6. Stay alert.  Notice who and what is around you.  Follow your instincts.  Do not be distracted by a phone call. Avoid headphones.
    7. Lock your vehicle.
    8. Have your car keys ready to enter your car.
    9. Stay in your vehicle if it breaks down until help arrives.
    10. If approached by a vehicle while walking, keep your distance and have your phone ready.
    11. If you are being followed in your vehicle, drive to a safe place like a police station.
    12. Be careful of an accident because it may not be real and may be a way to commit a criminal act.
    13. If approached by a stranger, be cautious.  Be safe, not sorry.
    14. Report strange persons or behavior.
    15. Do not accept drinks from anyone.  Be aware that predatory drugs like Rohypnol and Ketamine may cause "blackouts" so a person may not remember what happened while under their influence. They are often odorless and undetectable (looks and taste) when mixed with water. The drugs metabolize rapidly so they do not leave much evidence.  
    16. Report harassment or bullying behavior.
    17. Protect your belongings. Put a locking and/or tracking device on your laptop and phones.
    18. Protect items such as books, backpacks, jewelry, keys, credit and debit cards, school IDs, cash and computers.
    19. Do not loan out your keys or put identifiers on them like your name or room number.
    20. Do not share passwords, PINS, or too much personal information.
    21. Know evacuation routes. 
    22. Be aware that most students are sexually assaulted by someone they know.
    23. Be aware that a majority of sexual assaults happen in situations involving drinking by the victim, the perpetrator, or both. 
    24. Be aware that the most common date rape drug is alcohol.  
    25. Be smart ask for help if needed.