We take care of our people
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act went into effect in August of 1991. All higher education institutions receiving Title IV financial aid are required to compile and report crime statistics. In compliance with this requirement, and in the interest of protecting persons and property, a Campus Safety and Security Committee was formed. The committee is responsible for writing policies, implementing processes for record-keeping and reporting campus crimes, and identifying and promoting programs to encourage crime prevention and personal safety.
Belief in the myths “it can’t happen to me” or “it can’t happen here” causes a serious lack of awareness about the possibility of crime occurring on campus. All higher education institutions, especially urban ones, reflect the society of which they are a part. In essence, colleges operate as small “cities,” with the same crime problems that occur outside the boundaries of campus. The solutions to such problems start with students and employees working together by promoting cooperation, communication and accountability.
The whole campus community must work together as a team to increase awareness and prevent crime. A proactive approach to campus safety is required to create an environment conducive to personal and academic growth.
Cleveland University-Kansas City participates with approximately 90 school districts throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in a cooperative venture to make public announcements regarding emergency school closing, usually due to weather conditions.
Area news media that carry such public service announcements include the following:
RadioKCKC FM 102.1
KBEQ FM 104.3
WDAF FM 106.5
KQRC FM 98.9
KUDL FM 98.1
KYYS AM 1250
KXTR AM 1660
KCSP AM 610
A full-time security staff patrols the campus with routine building and parking lot checks. Parking on campus is by permit only. All lots are monitored by security guards on a regular basis Monday through Friday.Campus Security: (816) 204-6074
Director of Facilities: (816) 365-5671
ASAP Security: (816) 429-7000
- Do not leave belongings where they are visible in your car – lock them in the trunk.
- Keep track of your belongings – don’t leave them where someone could easily take them.
- Put your driver’s license number and state on your property with an engraving tool or indelible marker, but don’t put identifying information on your keychain.
- Carry insurance on all valuable property and keep an inventory of possessions.
- Avoid working or studying late on campus alone. Avoid using stairs in remote sections of the building. Never prop outside doors open.
- Walk confidently and be constantly aware of persons and things around you. Walk in pairs when possible. Stay in well-lit areas, walk mid-point between curbs and buildings and away from alleys and bushes.
- When using elevators, get on with a group of people and stand near the control panel to hit the alarm button if needed.
- If you suspect you are being followed, run toward lights and people or scream “FIRE” to attract quick attention. Turn to look at the suspicious person so he/she knows you won’t be taken by surprise and so you can provide an accurate description.
- Report all suspicious activity on campus to help make Cleveland University-Kansas City a safe place to learn and work.
- If you are a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or other crimes, resources are available to you. Talk to someone you trust. The Office of Student Services can provide support and referral services.
- Remember – you can do all the “right things” and still be a victim of crime. Do not blame yourself or other victims.