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Lansdale School of Business (LSB) has a proud history of providing a safe learning environment for its students.  In June of 2008, we began teaching at our learning site located in Suite 102 of the Franklin Commons Building, 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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

Current Policy Regarding Campus Security

Though Lansdale School of Business does not employ a campus police force or a private security company at the Phoenixville site, administrative personnel is available during our normal business hours to assist you should the need arise. 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 Phoenixville Police

When the situation is under control, call the North Wales Campus to notify a senior administrator of the emergency. The Campus Security Official on site will complete an incident report form.

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) for the Phoenixville site: Frank Fazio, any member of the  instructional or administrative staff on site
or any senior campus official from the North Wales campus if the need arises.


Distribution of Campus Safety Alerts – Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off site, that in the judgment of the Phoenixville Campus Security Official or senior administrator of LSB constitutes a dangerous situation or a threat, a “timely warning” notice will be issued via in-suite/in classroom announcements and posted on the LSB Facebook page and our website.

Depending on the particular circumstance of the incident or crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the entire LSB community, the administration may also post an electronic notice on the LSB web site at:
http://www.lsb.edu.  This information will also be shared with the main campus in North Wales and the Warminister location. In such instances, a copy of the notice is distributed to each classroom and office as well as posted on the student information board. Notification may also be shared with the local media (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) providing the campus community with more immediate notification.

The LSB Phoenixville site phone chain will be activated to alert all instructors and staff individually of any immediate change or alert that specifically affects the Phoenixville site population.

Instructors are asked to notify their respective class rosters with the specific timely warning information.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning regarding the Phoenixville site or general Phoenixville area should report the circumstances to Frank Fazio, the Phoenixville Campus Security Official, as soon as they are able.

In the event of any newsworthy situation, only the Executive Director or the School President can release a statement to the media.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

If you are the victim of a crime in the Franklin Commons building, parking lot or in the LSB you are required to file an incident report for the school evey if you choose not to pursue action through legal channels.

A Campus Security Official can file the report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of this confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. 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 area, location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community and local law enforcement to potential danger. Activities recorded in these reports are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

Access Policy

LSB staff and students have access to school facilities and programs located in the suite during our normal business hours. These times are generally Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Phoenixville site is not open to students on Fridays and Saturdays.

Employees are permitted to have access during their scheduled work hours. During non-business hours, access to the facility is by Campus Security Official approval.

No employee is permitted in the facility alone without prior approval from the Main Campus Administration.

All visitors must sign in and out at the administrative office or with an administrator on location.

Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs

While Lansdale School of Business is virtually 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 petty theft of a phone, book or purse or, the theft of materials left in unsecured vehicles. As in any public place, one should always keep personal belongings safe and secure.

Please be aware that Franklin Commons is a public place and 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:

  • Walk in well-lighted areas
  • Don't walk alone in the parking lot after dark
  • 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
  • Keep track of your keys
  • Report suspicious persons or activities to a Campus Security Official
  • Be aware of the closest outside exit in the event of an emergency evacuation

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. Please note bulletin boards and campus announcements of such events.

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 administrative office. If an item of value is lost on school property, i.e. personal property or a textbook, it should be reported immediately to your instructor and to an administrator. If you find something of value in a classroom or on the property, please bring the item(s) to the administrative office for safe keeping.

N.B. 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 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 the school is subject to penalty with possible sanctions including 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 every members of the school community including students, faculty, administrators, and staff members.

 

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 beverages or illegal drugs on School property is governed by the Lansdale School of Business Drug- Free School and Workplace Statement and Pennsylvania state laws. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please note: enforcement of alcohol law violations on-campus is the primary responsibility of local law enforcement. Local police will be notified of any suspected abuse, unusual behavior or drunkenness.

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

Further, it is a violation to distribute, sell, consume or possess any controlled substances or non-prescribed prescription drugs anywhere on school property (including parked cars in the adjacent building parking lot); arrive on campus in an drug induced/altered state; cause disruption to or obstruction of the learning environment or interfere with the administration of business.

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

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, agency referrals and college disciplinary actions.

 

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 CSO for documentation. Retaliation against any person for having filed a complaint of sexual harassment or for having assisted in the investigation of a complaint will not be tolerated.

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 warning, written reprimand, transfer, suspension, or dismissal depending upon the nature and severity of the offense.
 
Sex Offender Registration

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Lansdale School of Business provides the link to the Pennsylvania State Police Sex Offender Registry in this report.

This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by the Commonwealth 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 with an appropriate, comprehensive, and effective means to monitor those persons who pose such a potential danger.

In accordance with the Wetterling Act, Megan's Law and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, 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. The PA Public Sex Offenders Registry can be accessed at:   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. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agency serving our campus  and the Offices of the executive Director and President of Lansdale School of Business.

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.

Printed copies of the report may also be obtained from our Executive Director, Marianne Johnson. Students can access the report for any location by logging into the student resource drive (T) on the LSB network.
Important Contact Information

Borough of Phoenixville Police Emergency - 911

Non-Emergency Borough of Phoenixville Police after hours

610- 935-2440

Borough of Phoenixville
140 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-1180

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             or      www.LSB.edu
 

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 Phoenixville Borough Police Department for 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 15 -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
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