The College prides itself on providing a safe learning and working environment for all. Various programs and methods exist to keep faculty, staff and students informed of safety initiatives on campus. In accordance with the Campus Security Act, Kishwaukee College conducts criminal background investigations prior to employing individuals in all full or part-time positions and in security-sensitive positions for student workers and volunteers.
Kishwaukee College Annual Security Report 2020
In order to maintain a safe campus environment and to be in compliance with section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act; and the State of Illinois Campus Security Act 88-629 (110 ILCS 12/1-12/99), Kishwaukee College publishes an Annual Security Report on security policies, procedures, and campus crime statistics.You can view a copy of the College's 2020 Annual Security Report in PDF format.
A hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this current catalog section on campus security policies and procedures and also reports criminal offenses occurring on campus and at authorized off-campus activities is available from the Director of Student Success in C2129.
Campus Safety Tips & Support
- Avoid walking alone after dark and always walk with others.
- Don’t wear headphones or use other electronics that distract you.
- Tell people where you’re going and when you expect to return.
- Keep to well-lit, busy routes.
- Lighting remains on during evening hours.
- Avoid shortcuts and isolated areas.
- Campus text and email alerts are sent to out to keep the community aprised of security risks.
- Have your keys ready as you approach your vehicle, and look inside before getting in.
- Crime Stopper signs have been posted around campus to call if anyone witnesses a crime.
- Emergency phones are located in all internal building wings and the A & B parking lots and connect directly to 911.
- A police officer or custodian is available to escort students or staff to their cars by contacting 815-895-2155 or if you are on campus, dial extension 9529 or Cadet Corps extension 9431.
Kish Cadet Corps
Kish Cadet Corps y are full-time students in good academic standing who have taken a minimum of 9 credit hours in the Criminal Justice program and work in coordination with the DeKalb County Sheriff officers on campus. For more information on the Kish Cadet Corps, visit their webpage.
Campus Security Policy/Procedures
Kishwaukee College as a public community college of the State of Illinois endeavors to provide safe and open access to its facilities by students, staff, and visitors during its posted regular hours of operation. However, access to some facilities and doors during regular hours of operation may be restricted for the safety and protection of individuals, equipment, or facilities. Access to facilities or equipment after normal hours of operation must be authorized by college administrative staff.
Students, staff, and visitors are expected to conduct themselves in a civil manner that does not violate any federal, state or local criminal statutes nor exhibit any illegal or prohibited behaviors as specified in the Kishwaukee College Policy on Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline Policy. To assist in maintaining a safe environment, the College has contracted with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department to provide campus security services. As such, the Campus Security Officers have full police authority including that of arrest. While the Campus Security Office and other college staff endeavor to provide safe facilities and grounds, individuals should adopt safe practices to help prevent criminal actions against themselves or their property.
On-campus emergencies requiring immediate police assistance should be reported from the nearest phone by calling 911. Emergency phones are also located in all campus wings for calling 911 or the College Switchboard Operator, dial. 0. For response to emergencies at off-campus locations, call 911. Emergencies reported first to local law enforcement officials should also be reported, as soon as possible, to the Campus Security Office located in C2177 or by calling 815-825-9529.
Reports of any suspicion of, or actual occurrence of, criminal activities that do not require immediate police emergency assistance should also be reported to the Campus Security Office, C2177, 815-825-9529, in order for an appropriate investigation to be conducted.
Campus Security Authorities
Members of the Kishwaukee College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from gender-based or sexual misconduct, as well as from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. College procedures pertaining to gender-based or sexual misconduct are contained in the Student Code of Conduct located online(link), in the college catalog and in the Director of Student Success office.
The College’s first concern for an individual, who has been the target of any act of gender based or other sexual misconduct, is that person’s safety and well-being. Confidential resources are available to provide support services to victims. It is recommended that a confidential resource be consulted prior to making a formal report.
The College has partnered with Safe Passage to provide confidential advisor services to students affected by sexual misconduct. A Confidential Advisor from Safe Passage can be reached by calling 815-756-5228.
The College’s Counseling Center is also a confidential resource. The College provides counseling and/or referral to other support services for victims. The College will also make every reasonable effort within its control to change students' academic situations and to protect them on-campus after the occurrence of an alleged sexual offense. Counseling can be reached in room C2110 or by calling 815-825-9514.
Reports made to the Sheriff’s Office or Director of Student Success will be considered formal reports to the college and will be investigated through administrative procedures.
On-Campus Law Enforcement
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office • C2177 • 815-825-9529
Director of Student Services • C2129 • 815-825-9738
Reports of criminal activities on or at off-campus locations will be investigated by the Campus Security Office in cooperation with appropriate federal, state, and/or local authorities. All incidents of criminal activities will require the timely filing of an incident report to be shared with police authorities and in compiling an annual report on campus crime. All students, staff, and visitors reporting criminal activity or witnessing crimes are expected to cooperate with college officials and law enforcement officers in the filing of campus incident reports. A log of campus criminal incidents is maintained by the Campus Security Office and is available for public inspection 24 hours after the reporting of an incident.
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, Sec. 1601 of 2000 and Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, information identifying registered sex offenders who are enrolled or employed at the college may be obtained from the Campus Security Office.
The state's concealed carry legislation allows Kishwaukee College to continue its practice of prohibiting guns on campus. In Accordance with the Board of Trustees Policy Manual and Student Code of Conduct any possession and/or carrying of a weapon on Kishwaukee College property is illegal and prohibited.
This extends to all College property (including College-owned vehicles and parking lots), at College-sponsored or College-related functions or events, and during times when acting as a representative of the College whether on or off College premises.