Safety and Security
We take safety seriously.
At Clark State we are committed to campus safety and security. With various campus policies and procedures, training exercises and on-campus security, we strive to create the safest space possible for our students, staff, faculty and community.
We're proud of our close working relationships with the Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Bellefontaine Police Department, Beavercreek Police Department and Xenia Police Division; as well as other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The Campus Police Department for our Springfield locations are staffed by officers from the Springfield Police Department. We also employs cadets to assist with patrolling our grounds and facilities, in addition to providing safety escorts and battery jump starts. The Beavercreek location is staffed by a private security firm. The Bellefontaine location follows the procedures established by Ohio Hi-Point, including having the Bellefontaine Police Department respond in case of emergencies. Our Xenia location relies on services provided by the Xenia Police Division.
Annual Campus Security Report
Clark State College, in compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990), provides the following campus crime statistics and information.
The crime and fire log records all fire, criminal incidents, and alleged criminal incidents (date, time, nature of crime, location, disposition of complaint) that are reported to the institution, occurring on campus or on non-campus buildings or property, on public property within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The Clery Police and Fire Log is for the most recent 90-day period and is available for public inspection in LRC 122 at 570 E Leffel Lane. Any requested portion of the Crime and Fire Log older than 90 days can be made available within two business days.
Additionally, the College’s statistics as well as statistics submitted by other colleges and universities can be found online at the U.S. Department of Education. Follow the directions to access the report desired.
Sexual Predator Information
In a continuing effort to keep students aware of safety information, sexual predator information can be found on the following websites for the College's four service counties, as well as the website for the State of Ohio:
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a team of trained staff who monitor student behavior, develop appropriate intervention plans, and coordinate services for students in order to provide a safe environment for our campus community. BIT provides a proactive and team approach to enhance students’ physical and emotional safety. BIT does not take the place of standard classroom management techniques used by faculty.
What to Report to BIT:
- Violations of the Student Code of Conduct
- Behavioral issues
- Concerns about a student’s well-being
- General incidents
- Unusual occurrences
How to Report to BIT:
- Call 937.328.6056 – a BIT member is on call.
- Submit an Incident Report Form. The information will be routed to a BIT member.
The CARE Team Referral Form is for faculty, staff, students, and others to refer a student who may be struggling with academic, personal, or emotional difficulties or exhibiting concerning behavior. Your concern will be routed to the CARE (Concern, Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) Team.
This form is to be used for non-emergency reporting. If there is any threat of immediate harm, call 911 immediately.
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