Campus Crime and Security Report
The information provided in this report is part of the University of Maine at Machias' commitment to campus safety, crime prevention and awareness. An informed community is a safety conscious community. Therefore, the following statistics are provided to complement UMM’s safety awareness and education effort and to comply with the Crime Awareness and Campus Safety Act of 1998.
Explanation of Crime Statistics: These charts include offenses that were reported to UMM Campus Safety, local law enforcement agencies and to UMM officials who have responsibilities for student and campus activities. These offenses are compiled in accordance with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of campus Security Policy and campus Crime Statistics Act. This federal legislation is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was assaulted and murdered while attending Lehigh University.
Your Right to Know (click on the title for the document)
The Your Right to Know document provides informaiton on reporting policies, sexual misconduct, fire report, and right to know information.
Reporting of Criminal Actions
Crimes and emergencies are reported to the Residential Education Staff if the incident occurs in the Residence Halls at 255-1209. If the incident occurs in any other campus area it is reported to Campus Safety and the Office of Student Affairs. If necessary, crimes and emergencies may be reported by calling 911 or the Machais Police Department at 255-8558. 911 is staffed 24 hours a day.
The University Security Office has two full-time and one part-time security officer, which are supervised by the Director of Physical Plant.
- Monday – Sunday 24 hour coverage Physical Plant Office monitors Security calls
- Tuesday– Saturday 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Campus Safety Officer on duty
Campus Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
The University of Maine at Machias Campus Safety Office is responsible for campus safety and emergency response on campus. Emergency response to campus is also provided by fire, rescue and other emergency services from the community as well as county and state emergency response.
Procedures and mechanisms to notify the campus community are in place and include one or more of the following depending on the specific situation:
- e2Campus Alert – text message notification.
Register at http://www.machias.edu/e2campus.html
- Email notification to all UMM campus community members.
- UMM Web site http://www.machias.edu/emergency
- UMM Emergency (Storm) telephone lines 207-255-1395
- Local television, radio and/or electronic media.
- Printed and posted notifications.
The members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are responsible for determining how to handle an emergency or other dangerous situations on campus including appropriate notification to the UMM Community. The current members of the (ERT) are the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Director of Student Life, Director of Physical Plant, Director of IT, Director of Marketing and Public Relations and the Coordinator of Health Services.
Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Retaliation
I. Policy Statement
The University of Maine System (“the University”) is committed to providing a safe environment which promotes the dignity and worth of each member of the community. In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For this reason, the University will not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation in any form. All conduct of this nature is considered a violation of this policy.
The University will respond promptly and effectively to complaints and reports of violations of this policy. In responding to all complaints and reports, the University will act to ensure the safety of students, guests, and employees while complying with state and federal laws and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements and employee handbooks.
It is important that members of the University community understand that the law does not just prohibit violations of this policy against employees by employers. The law also prohibits violations between members of the University community more generally: for example, between an instructor and a student, between two students, or between a student and an applicant or campus guest.
This policy applies to all members of the University community and to third parties, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. It applies to all University programs and activities, both on campus and off campus, including, but not limited to, instruction, grading, housing, athletics, electronic communication and employment.
This policy does not substitute for or supersede related civil and criminal law. It is the policy of the University to strongly encourage individuals to report all incidents and violations to law enforcement officials or agencies with appropriate jurisdiction and to avail themselves of all the services and rights to which they are entitled.
Any individual may file a complaint under this policy at any time. However, the University strongly encourages individuals to file complaints promptly in order to preserve evidence for a potential legal or disciplinary proceeding. A delay in filing a complaint may compromise the subsequent investigation. Reporting in a timely way also allows the University to provide all persons involved with information regarding their rights, options, and resources available under this policy and federal or state laws.
All members of the University community are expected to cooperate fully in investigations and other proceedings necessary for the effective execution of this policy.
This policy covers the following information:
• What to do if you are sexually assaulted or are the victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking;
• Common terms used in this policy;
• How and where to file a complaint;
• How the University will respond to a complaint;
• Support services and measures that are available;
• Options regarding reporting to Law Enforcement;
• Protection orders;
• Student Amnesty;
• Free Speech and Academic Freedom;
• Off-campus conduct;
• Educational programs;
• External complaints;
• Review and revision of this policy.
III. What to do if you are Sexually Assaulted or Experience Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking
• Get to a safe location. If you are a student and are unsure where to go or can think of nowhere that is safe at this time, please consider calling your campus Public Safety or Security Department at 207-255-1209 and/or local law enforcement at 911. Campus Residence Life or Student Affairs staff can help with housing arrangements as well.
• Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to be with you for support.
• Seek medical care as soon as possible. You may need basic medical treatment for injuries, and you may have injuries of which you are unaware. You also may be at risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection, and women may be at risk for pregnancy. Trained staff at your campus Health Center or the local emergency room can speak with you about all of the medical options available and provide information about a sexual assault forensic examination.
• You may choose to file a report with the local law enforcement agency. Your report puts in place support systems that you may choose to use. The University will provide someone to assist you in filing a report with Law Enforcement if you wish.
• Preserve all evidence of the incident. If you choose to file a report with the police, it is important that you:
• Do not bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, drink, eat, or even use the restroom—all these things can destroy evidence that may be helpful in a criminal investigation; however, if you have done any of these things since the incident, evidence can still be collected;
• Do not clean or remove anything from the location where the incident occurred;
• Write down as much as you can recall about the incident and the people involved.
• Seek some form of emotional support. While taking care of your physical needs may be the first step in taking care of yourself, it is important not to neglect the emotions you may be experiencing as a result of the assault, violence or stalking. University counseling services have employees who are specially trained to assist students with recovery and healing. CIGNA EAP services are available for employees at 1-877-622-4327.
• It is your choice to determine when and in what manner you recover from your trauma. Give yourself the time you need and know that it is never too late to get help.
• KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED WAS NOT YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
• For details about all of the available resources on your campus and in your community, see the campus brochure regarding sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking located at machias.edu/help.
IV. Terms Used in this Policy
A. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, can involve persons of the same or opposite sex. Consistent with the law, this policy prohibits two types of sexual harassment:
1. Tangible Employment or Educational Action (quid pro quo): This type of sexual harassment occurs when the terms or conditions of employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, living environment or participation in a University activity are made an explicit or implicit condition of submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or such submission or rejection is a factor in decisions affecting an individual’s employment, education, living environment, or participation in a University program or activity. Generally, a person who engages in this type of sexual harassment is an agent or employee with some authority conferred by the University.
2. Hostile Environment: Sexual harassment that creates a hostile environment is based on sex and exists when the harassment:
i. Is severe, pervasive, or persistent, and objectively offensive such that it denies or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs, services, opportunities, or activities; or ii. Unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance.
A hostile environment can be created by anyone involved in a University program or activity, such as an administrator, faculty or staff member, student, or campus guest. Offensiveness alone is not enough to create a hostile environment. Although repeated incidents increase the likelihood that a hostile environment has been created, a single serious incident, such as a sexual assault, can be sufficient.
Determining whether conduct creates a hostile environment depends not only on whether the conduct was unwelcome to the person who feels harassed, but also whether a reasonable person in a similar situation would have perceived the conduct as objectively offensive. The following factors will also be considered:
a) The degree to which the conduct affected one or more students’ education or individual’s
employment; b) The nature, scope, frequency, duration, and location of the incident(s); c) The identity, number, and relationships of persons involved; d) The nature of higher education.
B. Sexual Assault
Sexual assault means subjecting another person to sexual contact to which that person has not consented, to which that person has only submitted due to compulsion, or to which that person cannot legally consent due to age or physical or mental incapacity. All forms of sexual assault and sexual contact prohibited by Maine law are also included.
C. Dating Violence
Dating violence is violence committed by an individual who is or has been in a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with another person. Whether a dating relationship exists is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved. All forms of dating violence prohibited by Maine law are also included (see Assault and Domestic Violence Assault).
D. Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or offensive physical contact to a family or household member. “Family or household members” are current or former spouses or domestic partners, individuals presently or formerly living together as spouses, biological parents of the same child, adult household members related by consanguinity (by blood) or affinity or minor children of a household member when the violence is committed by an adult household member, individuals presently or formerly living together, and individuals who are or were sexual partners. All forms of domestic violence prohibited by Maine law are also included (see Domestic Violence Assault, Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Domestic Violence Terrorizing, Domestic Violence Stalking, and Domestic Violence Reckless Conduct).
Stalking is intentionally or knowingly engaging in a course of conduct involving a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious inconvenience or emotional distress, to fear bodily injury to self or a close relative, to fear death of self or a close relative, to fear damage or destruction to or tampering with property, or to fear injury to or the death of an animal owned or possessed by that person. All forms of stalking prohibited by Maine law are also included (Stalking and Domestic Violence Stalking).
Retaliation is action taken by the University or any individual or group against any person for opposing any practices forbidden under this policy or for filing a complaint, testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation or proceeding under this policy. This includes action taken against a bystander who intervened to stop or attempt to stop a violation of this policy. Retaliation includes intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against an individual because of the individual’s complaint or participation. Action is generally deemed retaliatory if it would deter a reasonable person in the same circumstances from opposing practices prohibited by this policy.
G. Sexual Misconduct
Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, prostituting another person, nonconsensual image capturing of sexual activity, presentation or unauthorized viewing of a nonconsensual videotaping of sexual activity, letting others watch you have sex without the knowledge or consent of your sexual partner, possession of child pornography, peeping tommery, incest, and/or knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another person. Sexual misconduct may constitute sexual harassment. All forms of sexual misconduct prohibited by Maine law are also included (see Violation of Privacy, Possession of Sexually Explicit Material, and Sex Trafficking).
Consent is agreement to engage in sexual contact. Consent must be informed, freely and actively given, and consist of a mutually agreeable and understandable exchange of words or actions. Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and conditions of) sexual activity. Past consent does not imply future consent. Consent to engage in one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to engage in any other sexual activity. Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with any other person.
It is not consent when the exchange involves unwanted physical force, coercion, intimidation, and/or threats. If an individual is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired such that one cannot understand the fact, nature or extent of the sexual situation, and the incapacitation or
impairment is known or should be known to a reasonable person, there is no consent. This includes conditions resulting from alcohol or drug consumption, or being asleep or unconscious. Consent is not valid if the person is too young to consent to sexual activity under Maine law.
VI. How to File a Complaint and How the University Will Respond
The University strongly encourages anyone who has experienced sex discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking to report the incident to the appropriate contact at the University (see VI (A)). A report can be made under this policy at any time, regardless of when the incident happened. Reporting the incident to the University does not mean that you have to file a formal complaint or bring criminal charges. Reporting the incident, however, will allow the University to provide individuals involved with information about available support and services, both on campus and off campus.
Any individual may make a third-party complaint about a violation of this policy. Individuals are encouraged to contact the appropriate office identified below as soon as possible. After receiving a complaint, the University will determine what further action, including contacting the alleged victim, is warranted. If a concern is reported by someone other than the alleged victim and the alleged victim is unwilling or unable to cooperate with an investigation, the University’s ability to respond may be significantly limited.
The EO Director/Title IX Coordinator, Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources is the person on your campus, or in the System Office, responsible for the University’s overall compliance and response to incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sex discrimination in general.
A. How and Where to File a Complaint
1. Complaints or Reports of Employees’ Conduct
All complaints or reports relating to violations of this policy by a University employee should be made to the Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources at 207-255-1213.
Upon receiving a complaint or report of a violation of this policy by a University employee, the Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator will assess the complaint or report and will follow the procedures described in the University of Maine System Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure. The EO Director/Title IX Coordinator, Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources will provide the complainant with information about options for informally resolving a complaint and formal investigation of a complaint. Mediation is never appropriate in sexual assault cases. When a complaint is investigated, the University will use a preponderance of the evidence standard – whether it is more likely than not that the alleged violation occurred. For more information about the complaint procedure, follow these links:
Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure for Internal Complainants
Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedure for External Complainants
2. Complaints or Reports of Students’ Conduct
All complaints or reports relating to violations of this policy by a University student should be made to Melvin D. Adams, III, Dean of Students and Admissions 207-255-1320, who will notify the Title IX Coordinator of the complaint or report.
Upon receiving a complaint or report of a violation of this policy by a University student, Melvin D. Adams, III, Dean of Students and Admissions will assess the complaint or report and follow the procedures described in the University of Maine System Student Conduct Code. The Student Rights and Responsibilities Office within Student Affairs will provide the complainant with information about options for informally resolving a complaint and formal investigation of a complaint. Mediation is never appropriate in sexual assault cases. When a complaint is investigated, the University will use a preponderance of the evidence standard – whether it is more likely than not that the alleged violation occurred. For more information about the procedure for adjudicating complaint against students, see the UMS Student Conduct Code.
3. Complaints or Reports of Third Parties’ Conduct (Campus Guests, Vendors, Contractors, etc.)
All concerns regarding violations of this policy by third parties such as vendors, contractors and campus guests should be made to the Kimberly Page, Director of Human Resources at 207-255- 1213. Upon receipt of a report or complaint, the University will respond appropriately depending on the nature of its relationship to the third party.
B. How the University Will Respond to a Complaint
The University’s investigation and decision-making process is completely independent of any criminal or civil investigation and adjudication regarding the same incident.
The University will provide a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of the complaint. The investigation and decision-making shall be conducted by officials who receive annual training on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of all individuals and promotes accountability.
The complainant and the respondent are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during any investigative interview or disciplinary meeting or proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied by an advisor of their choice.
In investigating sexual assault allegations, the investigator and decision-makers will not question the complainant about the complainant’s prior sexual conduct with anyone other than the respondent. Information regarding any prior sexual conduct or dating relationship between the complainant and the respondent by itself shall not imply consent or preclude a finding of a violation. No direct questioning of the complainant by the respondent will be permitted.
The respondent’s use of alcohol and other drugs in connection with a violation of this policy does not mitigate accountability for the behavior or diminish the seriousness of the incident. The respondent’s intentional use of a substance to affect an individual in order to facilitate a violation of this policy will be considered when determining responsibility and appropriate sanctions.
In the investigation and decision-making processes for all complaints of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking made under this policy, both the complainant and the respondent shall be simultaneously informed, in writing, of: (1) the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding that arises from the alleged violation including all sanctions; (2) the procedure for the respondent and the complainant to appeal the results of the institutional disciplinary proceeding; (3) any change to the results that occurs prior to the time that they become final; and (4) when the results are final. The University shall not require a party to abide by a non- disclosure agreement in writing or otherwise regarding the final results of the institutional disciplinary proceeding.
Any student or employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or dismissal/termination from the University. Sanctions for third parties who violate this policy will be in accordance with the circumstances.
For information about sanctions, students should refer to the University of Maine System Student Conduct Code.
For information about possible disciplinary action, represented employees should refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement. Non-represented employees should refer to the non- represented employee handbook.
The University and the law prohibit retaliation against an individual for opposing any practice forbidden under this policy, for bringing a complaint, for assisting someone with a complaint, for attempting to stop a violation of this policy, or for participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint. It is central to the values of this University that any individual who believes he or she may have been the target of a violation of this policy feels free to report their concerns for appropriate investigation and response, without fear of retaliation or retribution. After making, assisting with or otherwise participating in a report or complaint to the University, any individual who believes he or she has been subjected to retaliation by the respondent, the University or any other person or group should report the alleged retaliation immediately to the appropriate person identified in this policy. The University will take strong responsive action when retaliation is found to have occurred.
The University of Maine at Machias does not tolerate sexual assault in any form. University policy prohibits any unlawful sexual act and/or forced sexual contact. Violators of the sexual assault policy may be subject to criminal prosecution and disciplinary measure up to and including dismissal. The complete sexual assault policy and procedures are maintained by the Office of Student Affairs. Click here to view a copy on the web, or you may call the Office of Student Affairs at 255-1305 to request a hard copy.
The Residental Education staff, Coordinator for Student Health, and Mental Health Counselor provides informational sessions, trainings, and programs throughout the semester on the subject of sexual misconduct, safety, and consent. Resident Assistants also undergo a training session on sexual assault during the annual training session.
In the event of sexual assault or rape, students should seek the support and assistance of another person immediately. The University provides a number of resource people including the University Counselor, Residential Education staff, Coordinator for Student Health, Dean of Students and Admissions, and Campus Safety, all of whom are aware of the need for sensitivity. For confidential reporting, please contact Anne Leaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 255-1305 or Beth Russet at email@example.com or 255-1275. Students may also use Downeast Sexual Assault Services 1-800-228-2470 for confidential reporting.
Medical treatment can be accessed at Downeast Community Hospital emergency room. Such treatment does not initiate legal action; however, it is important that if important to preserve the evidence in case the individual opts to report the crime.
The Student Conduct Officer or the Student Conduct Committee will investigate all charges against students violating this policy. Student who are found to be in violation of the University of Maine System Student Conduct Code regulations on sexual assault will be sanctioned by the University. Imposed sanctions can include such action as suspension or expulsion for the University. Both the accused and the accuser will be notified of the outcome of disciplinary actions in relation to sexual assault. All reasonable living and academic arrangements will be made to protect hose involved in a sexual misconduct.
Official Reporting: You can report incidents by calling 263-4802. All University of Maine at Machias employees including student employees are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct between students to Melvin Adams, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Dean of Students and Admissions. Cases involving faculty and staff are reported to Kimberly Page, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Human Resources. All University of Maine at Machias students, employees, or visitors are strongly encouraged to make an official report of any incident of sexual assault to the Office of Student Affairs (255-1305), Campus Safety (255-1450 or cell 263-9315) or Machias Police Department (255-8558) whether the incident occurred on or off campus. Official reporting may initiate a course of action.
Anonymous Reporting: Any University of Maine at Machias students, employees, or visitors may file an anonymous report using the Universal Incident Report form located at http://machias.edu/student-alert. Anonymous reports are not identifiable by the recipient. Such reports may be filed regardless of any legal or University disciplinary action.
Complaints against University faculty or staff will be handled by the Equal Opportunity Officer.
Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Domestic Violence is described as the attempt to cause physical harm or physical or mental abuse to a current or former spouse of the victim, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or to a person who shares a child with the victim, or who lives with the victim as a spouse, or any student or roommate who is currently living in the same room or apartment with the abuser, or anyone who is a blood relative. Domestic violence also includes forcing a former or current spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate, or blood relative to engage in a sexual act by threat or duress.
Dating Violence is described as a physical or mental abuse to another who is or was in a social or substantial intimate dating relationship. Dating violence also includes forcing another to engage in a sexual act by threat or duress. This also includes any attempts to cause physical or mental abuse. Stalking is defined as a series of willful and malicious threatening acts toward another with intent to place the victim in fear
or emotional distress.
The University of Maine at Machias will not tolerate acts of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, and will take appropriate action against those accused of these crimes.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policies
The University of Maine at Machias views alcohol and substance abuse as a serious problem. In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act, the University publishes and distributes annually a booklet which informs all students and employees of the substance abuse policy, sanctions for violation of the policy, and state and federal alcohol and drug laws, offenses and sanctions. For additional copies of the booklet “Alcohol and Drugs, What Every Employee Should Know about the Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Illegal Drugs,” please contact Human Resources at 255-1220.
The University provides educational and awareness programs on the subject of substance abuse and abuse in a number of ways. UMM is a member of the Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Program (HEAPP) in Maine. UMM utilizes “e-chug” which is an on-line program on alcohol awareness.
If a member of the University of Maine at Machias campus community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on campus is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Division of Student Affairs-Residential Education and Commuter Life On-Call Phone (207) 263-4371. The on-call professional staff will work with work with Campus Safety to determine whether or not a student is missing. After investigating the missing person report, should the Division of Student Affairs determine that the student is missing and all available means have been reached; the on-call professional will contact the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students or designee will contact the Machias Police Department to facilitate the entry of that individual into the National Crime Information Center computer system no later than two (2) hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not emancipated, the Dean of Students or designee will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian immediately. In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing on campus have the option to list confidentially an individual they wish to be contacted by the Dean of Students or designee in the event the student is determined to be missing. If a student has identified such an individual, the Dean of Students or designee will notify that individual no later than 2 hours after the student is determined to be missing. Students who wish to identify a confidential emergency contact can do so at the Division of Student Affairs, 116 O’Brien Avenue (2nd Floor Powers Hall), Machias, Maine 04654, (207) 255-1305.
Access to Campus Facilities
UMM buildings and facilities (excluding residence halls) are accessible to members of the campus community, guests and visitors during normal operating hours Monday through Friday. Buildings are also opened on weekends and holidays on an as-needed basis. Exterior doors on campus buildings are locked and secured after normal operating hours. Campus Safety officers routinely check campus buildings.
Exterior doors to the residence halls lock at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and are locked 24 hours on the Saturday and Sunday. Students that live in the residence halls have access to their hall via a swipe card.
Maintenance and Security of Campus Facilities
The University is committed to maintaining a safe environment which extends to maintenance issues such as campus landscaping, lighting and door locks. Both the campus Physical Plant Department and Campus Safety continually checks for maintenance and security deficiencies and strives to maintain a safe environment. Members of the campus community are encouraged to report any deficiency to the Director of Physical Plant at 255-1315.
Law Enforcement Authority and Interagency Relationship
The University of Maine at Machias Campus Safety have authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the University. The University of Maine at Machias Campus Safety officers have the authority to issue parking tickets, which are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty, and staff. Campus Safety officers do not possess arrest power. The Campus Safety Office at The University of Maine at Machias maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Machias Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report crime to the Campus Safety Office and the Machias Police Department. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs
Security awareness and crime prevention programs are part of UMM’s effort to provide a safe environment for students and employees. The University’s crime prevention efforts are based upon the concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever possible, and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. The following is a listing of the crime awareness and prevention programs offered by the University of Maine at Machias:
- Printed Material: Sexual assault and sexual harassment brochures are mailed to all students, faculty, and staff.
- Residence Hall Safety: A variety of programs are offered for students living in the residence halls covering topics on safety awareness, sexual assault and date rape prevention, fire safety, and drug and alcohol awareness programs. Prevention is stressed but response to these concerns is also an important consideration.
Location of Sex Offenders Registry
In accordance with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained at:
- Maine State Police, Bureau of Sex Offender Registry http://sor.informe.org/sor/
- Machias Police Department - Outer Broadway Street, Machias, ME -255-8558
- Washington County Sheriff’s Department – Court Street, Machias, ME – 1-800-432-7303
The Annual Safety and Security report is compiled and published annually by the Office of Student Affairs. Campus crimes and security violations are reported to any member of the University staff, Office of Stuent Affairs empoyees and the Dean of Students. Information and statistics for the report are compiled in the Office of Student Affairs (starting in August of 2014) with the help of written reporting mechanisms from campus departments or personnel.
Annual Fire Safety Report
Fire safety is extremely important when living in a community setting and it is everyone's responsibility to ensure they are following the rules when it comes to fire safety.
Annual Fire Safety Report and Policies (PDF) (includes residential procedures for fire emergencies)
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