Campus Security Information
Pursuant to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, 20 U.S.C. 1092, Dixie State College annually updates and provides valuable information regarding campus law enforcement, report of criminal activity, crime awareness and prevention, and campus crime statistics. This information is available to all students, employees or anyone legitimately interested in Dixie State College who requests such information.
Choose from the following links below:
- Crime Statistics
- Security Personnel
- Reporting of Criminal Activity to Proper Authorities
- Crime Prevention Programs
- Sex Crime Policies
- Utah Sex Offender Registry
- Dissemination of Campus Crime Information
Campus Security officers of Dixie State College are peace officers of the State of Utah and are empowered as Category 1 Certified Officers. It is also a requirement of Dixie State College that all full-time security personnel be EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certified either at the time of hire or within one year of their hire date.
In accordance with state law, the college security office works closely with local and state law enforcement agencies. The authority of officers of all three agencies may be called upon to assist one another as dictated by manpower needs and, if the occasion arises, where agents see the need for cooperative assistance and information. These may also relate to needs of the Washington County Attorney's Office or the circuit court.Back to Top
Reporting of Criminal Activity to Proper Authorities
Dixie State College encourages students, employees and others to report all criminal activity and emergencies to law enforcement officials:
- Central Dispatch 911, Emergency
- City Police
- Fire Department - 634-5888
- Campus Security and Campus Police - 652-7515
A Dixie State College security officer will respond to each report of criminal activity made to the security office.
The St. George City Fire Department will respond to reports of fire on campus. A fire station is located one block from the campus.
If needed, a Dixie State College security officer will offer medical assistance in emergency situations to anyone injured on campus until an ambulance or doctor is summoned.Back to Top
Crime Prevention Programs
At the beginning of each academic year (August), Dixie State College conducts a general student orientation program to acquaint students with their rights and responsibilities. This information includes security policies, the college code of conduct, housing rules and regulations, and the proper conduct expected in a safe learning environment.
Mini courses are also taught regarding crime prevention, student rights and responsibilities, and guidelines for accepted social behavior.
A daily police log is kept to record all criminal activity, and "incident reports" are kept on file whenever criminal acts are reported. If the case reported is a violation of state or federal law, the offender may be referred to proper law enforcement authorities for prosecution.
Courses are also taught regarding these policies in campus housing offices. All off-campus housed students are invited to attend these courses.Back to Top
Sex Crime Policies at Dixie State College
Sex crimes are defined as rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Students are given orientation programs dealing with the prevention of the crimes at the beginning of each year. Victims should report crimes to any college official who will then refer each case to the Dean of Students or the Campus Security Office for investigation and victim assistance. Every effort will be made to prosecute offenders either through campus disciplinary procedures or criminal court.Back to Top
Whenever a violation of the Dixie State College Code of Conduct occurs, the Dean of Students may call the student before a disciplinary board (Student Affairs) for a hearing and possible action.Back to Top
Dissemination of Campus Crime Information
Safety is a priority at DSC. The Campus Security Report is made available annually to all current students and employees; and all prospective students and employees have a right to request the Campus Security Report. This report includes specific crime statistics for the three previous calendar years relating directly to the DSC campus, as well as campus security policies, crime prevention information, and crime reporting procedures.Back to Top