RSCCD has a reputation for maintaining safe campuses, where staff, students and faculty can work and study without fear for their personal safety or property. This is, in part, a result of everyone working together to create an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning.
All crimes or serious incidents that occur on campus should be reported to the district safety and security department. Crime report logs for the district are maintained and available for review at the district safety office at Santiago Canyon College.
The Federal Student Right-to-Know, Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act is now cited as the, "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act." It requires colleges and universities to prepare, publish and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies annually through appropriate publications, mailings or computer network to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment request. This report contains the annual report concerning specific campus arrest and crime statistics as well as information about campus programs and activities intended to promote crime awareness, campus safety and security.
The report complies with the provisions as codified in: (1) United States Code, Title 20, Section 1092(f) and amendments of 1992 1998;(2) United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Chapter VI, Part 668, Section 668.47; and (3) California Education Code, Sections 67380 through 67385. For further reference please download the RSCCD Annual Security Report (PDF format).
Disclosure/Dissemination of Crime Information
The district advises members of the campus community on a timely basis about campus crime and crime-related problems. This information is disseminated by :
- An annual report, widely distributed to the media, prospective students and all members of the campus community;
- Periodic safety bulletins distributed to students, staff and faculty; and
- Special alerts distributed selectively to campuses or throughout the district.
- Annual crime statistics are also reported to the U.S. Department of Education.