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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 18, 2019
 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
  
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020]

Appendix: Crime Awareness and Campus Security


Florida State College at Jacksonville is dedicated to providing a safe working, learning and residential housing environment for all students, employees, and guests. In order for individuals to promptly report criminal actions or other emergencies, a security office is maintained on each campus. The College's security officers consist of both armed and unarmed personnel. They do not have police powers, but they work closely with local law enforcement agencies on follow up actions or investigations related to criminal activities on campus. All students and employees are encouraged to promptly report any criminal or suspicious activity to the nearest Campus Security Office and/or local law enforcement agencies.

Security Offices

  • Administrative Offices: (904) 632-3396
  • Advanced Technology Center: (904) 633-8200
  • Cecil Center: (904) 779-4100
  • Cecil Center Aviation Programs: (904) 317-3803
  • Open Campus/Deerwood Center: (904) 997-2650
  • Downtown Campus: (904) 633-8200
  • Kent Campus: (904) 381-3688
  • North Campus: (904) 766-6608/6609
  • Nassau Center: (904) 548-4450
  • Urban Resource Center: (904) 633-8200
  • South Campus: (904) 646-2357

The College has no recognized fraternities or other off-campus student organizations; therefore no records are maintained on liquor, drugs, or weapons violations by students associated with such organizations. As of September 14, 2019, the College opened its first residential housing facility located at 20 West Duval Street. All Clery reportable incidents are now being tracked for this site.

The College strictly prohibits:

  1. Consumption of alcohol on campus, at College functions or residential housing facilities unless specifically approved by the College President or otherwise provided for by approved College policy or procedure;
  2. Use, manufacture or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics on campus, at College functions or residential housing facilities;
  3. Carrying any type of weapon, concealed or otherwise, on campus or residential housing facilities, except for armed security officers, law enforcement officers or as part of the law enforcement training program, and
  4. Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) or use of tobacco products on College property, including residential housing.

The College must comply with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and other applicable laws pertaining to College safety and security practices. The College's Annual Security Report shall be posted on the College's Public Safety and Security website, fscj.edu/discover/public-safety-security, by October 1 each year. The College's crime reporting procedure can be found in APM 06-0909, Incident Reporting and Clery Compliance. To obtain a list of sexual offenders, visit to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at offender.fdle.state.fl.us or call (888) FL-PREDATOR.

Any student or employee reporting sexual misconduct will be treated with respect and sensitivity. Students who would like to report sexual misconduct to the College can do so by submitting a Title IX Complaint form at fscj-advocate.symplicity.com/titleix_report or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator at titleix@fscj.edu or (904) 632-3221. Complaints can also be filed with the Deputy Title IX Coordinators located on each of the College's campuses. All cases of sexual misconduct that are reported to Campus Security will be referred to the Title IX Coordinator who will oversee the investigation and resolution processes in accordance with APM 11-0801 and APM 11-0802. Individuals who believe they have been a victim of sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking are encouraged to seek assistance from a medical provider and/or local law enforcement immediately after an incident. The College's Department of Security will make a report of the incident and can assist with coordinating with local law enforcement. The College will assist any College community member to get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, and provide information about College and community resources.

An Annual Crime Statistics report is maintained for the number of occurrences for various crimes that have occurred on Florida State College at Jacksonville facilities for the last three years. The Annual Crime Statistics report can be found on the College's Public Safety and Security website, fscj.edu/discover/public-safety-security, contained within the Annual Security Report and Safety Guide. Campus crime statistics and a Daily Crime Log listing certain reported crimes are available at each Campus Security Office. Students can view the daily crime log for the most recent 60 days upon request at the Campus Security Office during business hours.

College APM 06-0910, Emergency Evacuation, establishes procedures and responsibilities for immediate communication and prompt evacuation or lockdown of College facilities in emergencies, if necessary to ensure the safety and well being of life and the protection of property.

Emergency Notification Text Alert Messages

Florida State College at Jacksonville has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) that enables the College to send urgent information and notifications to your cell phone and e-mail.

Individuals shall be given the option to receive ENS text-messages. All employees and students who have been assigned a College email address shall be automatically enrolled to receive e-mail notifications and are strongly encouraged to enroll for all forms of emergency notification messaging to include phone and text messaging. There is no provision for users having a FSCJ email account to opt-out of email emergency alert messaging. A link has been established in the College's PeopleSoft Portal to the vendor's ENS website for enrollment.

Depending on your personal cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from your carrier to receive text messages, but there is no charge from the College for using this service.

The Emergency Notification System enables College officials to send alerts directly to the registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via text messages. This system gives the College the capability to push time-critical emergency information to employees and students on and off campus. Except for an occasional test message, the Emergency Notification System is intended only to be used for this emergency purpose.

To receive emergency notifications, log in to myFSCJ, click on the Emergency Notification System link in the Quick Links section, and follow the instructions. If you want to sign up for text messages you must have your cell phone with you to receive a test message during the registration process. Once registered, you can update your account as necessary.

FSCJ Mobile Safety App

FSCJ has a Mobile Safety App that can be downloaded free of charge to your smart phone. The free app can be accessed from the College's website or from your cell phone app store by searching "FSCJ Safe". The App allows users to access features including safety alerts (weather, active shooter, other emergency information), a campus safety news feed, emergency contact information, a mobile blue light feature, a virtual walk home feature that tracks the users route when activated (from classroom to car, etc.), report a crime tip, campus maps, safety tool box, emergency plans, support resources, and many other safety related features.