Every fall each college and university is required to publish its crime statistics for the previous year to the campus community and to any applicant who requests this information. This requirement is part of the Student Right To Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. The law requires institutions to report statistics on the following crimes: murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. In addition, the institution must report the number of arrests college judicial actions on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and weapons possessions. The statistics show comparison numbers for calendar year 2008.
The definition of crimes is taken from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook. A crime or violation of College policy becomes a statistic when the VP for Student Life, Campus Security or the Alma Police Department determines that a crime or policy violation has occurred. A recent crime classification for burglary vs. larceny resulted in the following: To be considered a burglary, an incident must include evidence of unlawful entry (trespass), regardless of force; the unlawful entry must occur within a structure; and there must be evidence that the entry was made in order to commit a felony or theft. If the intent was not to commit a felony or theft, or if intent cannot be determined, the proper classification is larceny.
Alma College works closely with the Alma Police Department and strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to report suspected criminal activity to the VP for Student Life Office, Campus Security or the Police Department. Please see the Student Life Handbook for further information.
The College is continually attempting to educate students regarding crime prevention and the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. Preterm Orientation Workshops, residence hall programs, residence hall bulletin board displays, Resident Assistant training sessions, Greek new-member programs and the student judicial system are a few of the vehicles used to provide this ongoing educational effort. The Alma College Alcohol Policy and the policy on drugs and narcotics are also found in the Student Life Handbook. All first year students receive the Alma College Student Manual on Policies and Procedures for Responding to Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment. If you have lost your copy of the Handbook or the Manual or wish another one, please contact the Student Life Office. The Alma College Student Life Handbook is also linked to the Student Life Office main web page
Addressing Timely Warnings
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the president and executive staff, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide timely warning will be issued through telephone contact, the e-mail system, in the residence halls, and to and through faculty and staff.
For information regarding Alma College's fire procedures, policies, and statistics. Please follow this link.
Missing Person Policy
For information regarding Alma College's missing person policy please follow this link
Sexual Offender Registration
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSPA) of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education.
Alma College is required to inform the campus community that a list of registered sexual offenders in Michigan is available from Michigan Sex Offenders Registry PSOR
At Alma College, students who are victims of crimes or who bring charges against another student through the campus judicial systems for violations of college policies are informed of the results of criminal or disciplinary proceedings.
Any questions regarding any of the above information, policies, procedures or statistics should be directed to the VP for Student Life at x7333.
To see the Alma College crime statistics.
Vice President for Student Life