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Lansdale School of Business (LSB) has a proud history of providing a safe learning environment for it students. In June of 2010, we moved into our new facility located at 290 Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales in Upper Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania.

Numerous federal and state laws have been adopted dealing with student and employee safety. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires specific policies, procedures, and information to be provided to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff.

Current Policy Regarding Campus Security

 

Lansdale School of Business does not employ a campus police force or a private security company. However, administrative personnel is available during our normal business hours to assist you should the need arise. The North Wales campus falls in the jurisdiction of the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department.

Lansdale School of Business operates no off-campus housing facilities or off-campus student organizations; therefore it has no security associated with these types of facilities or organizations.

Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies

All students, employees, instructional staff or guests should promptly report any suspected criminal incidents, accidents and other emergencies by

Dialing 911 to alert the Upper Gwynedd Township Police or other local police department depending on the location of your class

(North Wales call Upper Gwyneed;P hoenixville call Phoenixville Borough Police; Warminster call Warminister Township)

Then, you are asked to alert a senior administrator in the building of the concern.

Please note: Lansdale School of Business does not have a campus police force or security department, therefore, it does not maintain a daily log of criminal activity. However, any suspected criminal activity should be reported to a Campus Security Official to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to our school’s community, when appropriate.

Campus Security Officials

 

The following individuals are designated as Campus Security Officials (CSO) at the North Wales  location:    
    

Executive Director -  Marianne Johnson 
School President -  Marlon Keller

 

Distribution of Campus Safety Alerts – Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of any Campus Security Official constitutes a dangerous situation or a continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” notice will be issued via in-school/in classroom announcements, on the LSB messagaing service and on the LSB website:http://www.lsb.edu  and the Lansdale School of Business Facebook page.

Senior administrators also may notify the local media (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) providing the campus community with more immediate notification. In such instances, a copy of the notice is distributed to each classroom and office as well as posted on the student information boards. If a situation deems it necessary, LSB has the technology to alert each classroom via our projector message broadcasting system.

The LSB North Wales administrative phone chain will be activated to alert all instructors and staff individually of any change or alert that specifically affects the main campus. Both the Phoenixville and Warminister sites will be notified of any alert that may affect the staff, students or instructors who work at either location. Instructors are asked to notify their respective class rosters with the specific timely warning information.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to a Campus Security Official as soon as they are able.

In the event of any newsworthy situation, only the Executive Director or the School President will release statements to the media.

Access Policies


LSB staff and students have access to school facilities during our normal business hours. These times are generally Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 10:10 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The Spa at LSB is open for appointments: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm to 8 pm; Fridays, 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays, 9 am to 5 pm. (These hours are subject to change based on availability of our students)

During non-business hours access to the facility is by Campus Security Official approval. No employee should be in the facility alone.

All visitors must sign in and out at the front desk or with an administrator on location. Visitors to LSB include: friends and family of employees, staff, instructors and students; visiting lecturers, contractors; janitorial staff and vending machine personnel.
Clients with appointments in the Spa are not required to sign in at the school’s front desk.


Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs

While Lansdale School of Business is crime free, it remains in the best interest of all to abide by common sense security precautions. In any community there will be a small percentage that will engage in small item theft like a phone, a book or a purse or the theft of materials left in unsecured vehicles. As in any public place, one should always keep personal belongings close, safe and secure.

Please be aware that the North Wales campus is open to the public throughout the day and evening. It is wise to use the same care and caution that one would take in any public place when thinking of one’s personal safety.

In that same regard, we encourage you to be aware of your surroundings and avoid taking unnecessary risks by following these basic personal protection measures:
                
          D
on't walk alone in the parking lot after dark; walk in well-lighted areas
 

          Use the buddy system in areas of the building outside the LSB suite

         
Be aware of your surroundings; walk with confidence

          
Lock your car doors and keep valuables out of sight; know where your keys are
  
          Report all thefts, regardless of value

         
Report suspicious persons or activities to a Campus Security Official

 

          Be aware of the closest outside exit in the event of an emergency evacuation ( take note of emergency evacuation signs in the classrooms)

As an added measure, the North Wales facility is equipped with security cameras. These security cameras are positioned to record activity in the adjacent parking lots and at each entry way. Motion detectors have also been installed as part of the after hour building security system.

A number of educational and awareness raising materials and events are provided throughout the academic year. These typically involve staff in-service seminars, community awareness activities and, orientation sessions. Notice about these events are published on campus bulletin boards, announced in individual classrooms and listed on the LSB website. Because our school is virtually a crime free environment, it is unnecessary to provide extensive programming regarding crime prevention to students and employees.

Lost and Found

The School does provide a Lost and Found area in the Business Office. If an item of value is lost on school property, i.e. personal property or textbooks, it should be reported immediately to your instructor and to a CSO. If you find something of value on the property, please bring the item (s) to the Business Office for safe keeping.

 

Please Note: Lansdale School of Business is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Parking in the adjacent parking lot is offered as a convenience but parking is at your own risk. LSB is not responsible for any damages or loss that occurs in the adjacent parking lots.

Student Code of Conduct

Every student attending classes at LSB is subject to all laws governing public behavior and civil authority. Any student who exhibits conduct not in keeping with the established standards of our school is subject to penalty with possible sanctions including fines, arrests, disciplinary probation, restitution, temporary suspension, or expulsion.

Violations of the LSB Code of Conduct are listed in our school catalog.

 

Enforcement


The ultimate responsibility for enforcement of the code of conduct rests with the School President or the President's delegated officials. Day-to-day enforcement responsibility rests with each member of the school community.


Policy on Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs

In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, the possession, sale or the furnishing of any alcoholic beverage or illegal substance on School property is governed by Pennsylvania state laws and the Lansdale School of Business Drug Free School and Work Place Policy. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol are also enforced by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


It is a violation under the Lansdale School of Business Drug Free School and Workplace Statement for anyone to:
consume or possess alcoholic beverages while on school property; arrive on campus in an inebriated state; cause
disruption of the learning environment or obstruction of the administration of school business.

It is also a violation of our Drug Free School and Workplace Policy to: distribute, sell, consume or possess any controlled substances or non-prescribed prescription drugs anywhere on school property (including parked cars in the adjacent school parking lot); arrive on campus in a drug induced/altered state; cause disruption to the learning environment or interfer with the administration of business.

Violators are subject to School disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

 

Please note: Local police will be notified of any suspected abuse, unusual behavior or drunkenness.


Prevention Programs

As stated above, the School policy prohibits the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The school’s programs related to the prevention of drug use and abuse includes dissemination of informational materials and agency referrals.

 

Guns on Campus
 
Guns or weapons* of any kind are not permitted on campus whether on your person, in a parked car or in the parking lot.
 
Unauthorized possession or use of firearms, including pellet/BB devices, knives (minimum 6 inch blade), switchblade, chemical or other dangerous or prohibited offensive weapons or fireworks is prohibited on campus.  Violators of the school policy and/or the law are subject to School’s disciplinary action and criminal prosecution under state and/or federal laws.
 
In accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, possession of firearms on campus, in any vehicle located on the LSB campus or any property that is leased by the School is prohibited.
 
*A weapon is any instrument or implement which is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury,   
 and shall include but not be limited to: 
  • Any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machine gun, or other firearm, or antique firearms suitable for use; any airgun, spring gun, B-B gun, or implement that is not a firearm, which propels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm; any starter pistol, flare gun, tranquilizer gun, stun gun, zip gun, spear gun, dart gun, sling shot; or ammunition of any type for weapons governed by these regulations. 
  • Any knife with a blade larger than that of a folding pocket knife; dagger; razor or other cutting instrument, the blade of which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring mechanism, or otherwise. 
  • Any striking instrument to include clubs, truncheons, blackjacks, sandbags, metal knuckles, or sap gloves. 
  • Any martial arts weapons to include nunchakus, tonfas, staffs, and throwing stars. 
  • Any bow and arrow combination.  
  • Any device which discharges chemical irritant or tear gas and smoke grenades. 
  • Any incendiary device to include flammable liquids enclosed in readily breakable containers that can be equipped with an igniter of any type.  
  • Any explosive device to include hand grenades, bombs, black powder, smokeless powder, percussion caps, friction primers, and pyrotechnic fuses.  

 

 

Sexual Harassment   

Sexual harassment is unacceptable at Lansdale School of Business and is contrary to the commitment of this school to provide a safe and effective learning and working environment.

Unwelcomed advances whether physical, sexual or verbal are prohibited. Lansdale School of Business students and employees are individually responsible to ensure such harassment does not occur.
Incidents of sexual harassment must be reported to a Campus Security Officer for documentation. Retaliation against any person for having filed a complaint of sexual harassment or for assisting in the investigation of a complaint is unacceptable.

Discipline imposed upon students for violation of this policy may include suspension or expulsion depending upon the nature and severity of the offense. Discipline imposed upon an employee for violation of this policy may include written reprimand, suspension, or dismissal depending upon the nature and severity of the offense.

Sexual Assault Response

If you are a victim of a sexual assault on campus or on the property your first priority is to get to a safe place. You or a campus security officer (CSO) should call 911 immediately. The School strongly reccommends that any victim of an sexual assualt seek medical attention from a doctor or hospital for any necessary treatment. Time is a critical factor in this situation.

You can choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system with the assistance of the Student Services Department. The Student Services Department can guide the victim through the available options and support the victim in their decision and provide a referral for counseling services available to the victim.

The Law requires that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner to the a campus official. The campus official will file an incident report with the Executive Director. Any information regarding such an incident will be held in strict confidence.

 

Confidential Reporting Procedures

 

If a member of the LSB communtiy is the victim of a crime in the building or on the property, filing a confidential incident report with the Executive Director or other CSO is required.  They can file this report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and other members of the LSB community. With such information, Lansdale School of Business can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students; determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community and local law enforcement personnel to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are included and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

Sex Offender Registration

In accordance with the the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 that amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and the Sexually Violent Offenders Registration Act and the Jeanne Cleary Act, it is now mandatory that all registered sex offenders report to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in which the institution of higher learning is located. These laws also require all institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. 

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Pennsylvania State Police maintain a public registry and provides guidelines on the type of offender information available to the public. The registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act are intended to provide the people of this state withan appropriate, comprehensive, and effective means to monitor those persons who pose such a potential danger.

In keeping with the requirement under these laws, Lansdale School of Business provided the following link to the PA State Police Sex Offender Registry: 
http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us


In Closing

The College prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA*). This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agency serving our campus, the Office of Student Services, and the Office of the President. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to designated Campus Security Officials and local law enforcement agencies. Each year, a notice is sent to all enrolled students as well as distributed to all current employees and staff. Copies of the report may also be obtained from the Executive Director and is available in our resource center.

Important Contact Information

Emergency - 911

Upper Gwynedd Township Police: 215-699-5862
1 Parkside Place
West Point, PA

Pennsylvania State Police:
717-783-5599
www.psp.state.pa.us

The PA Public Sex Offenders Registry
http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us

Weather Alert or Timely Warning access:
www.NBC10.com    and/or  www.lsb.edu

Campus Crime Statistics – North Wales Campus
STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT 

In accordance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act we publish the
following statistical information as reported to us by

the Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department for the previous 3 years:

Crime Category
2014
 
2015
2016
Criminal Homicide
 
0
0
0
Sex offenses – Forcible
 
0
0
0
Sex offenses –
Non-forcible
 
0
0
0
Robbery
 
0
0
0
Aggravated assault
 
0
0
0
Burglary
 
0
0
0
Motor Vehicle Theft
 
0
0
0
Arson
 
Hate Crimes
0
 
0
0
 
0
0
 
0
 
The following are arrest statistics for three offense categories for the award year 2015 -16 and the preceding two years.
 
ARRESTS/ REFERRALS
 
2014
2015
2016
Liquor
 
0/0
0/0
0/0
Drugs
 
0/0
0/0
0/0
Weapons
 
0/0
0/0
0/0

 

 Lansdale School of Busines does not report crimes that fall into the VAWA* catgories as we do not have on campus housing or conduct off campus activiites

that would require such reporting.

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