Release of Information
Availability of information
Union College shall make available to the public information concerning criminal
offenses in the manner prescribed below.
The Union College Campus Safety Department maintains a Campus Crime Log, which is available for inspection at any time. All criminal incidents, which occur, are posted in this log within 24 hours of the first report of such incidents. Union College elects to archive crime log information sixty days after the date of the incident. The Union College Campus Safety Department shall respond to any request for this information within (2) business days from the receipt of the original request.
Union College strives to provide information concerning the safety and security of its
campus in a very open and timely manner. However, it may be necessary to withhold
certain information at times. This shall be done in accordance with all applicable
Federal and State Laws. The policy for such withholdings is as follows.
Information concerning criminal events shall be withheld if: there is clear and
convincing evidence that the release of the information would cause the suspect to flee
or avoid detection, would allow for the destruction of evidence. Also if the release of
the information would be a violation of law the information would be withheld. The
information will be withheld until the above stated damage is no longer likely to occur.
Only that information which absolutely must be withheld shall be. The crime shall still
be reported and made available for public inspection.
Missing Student Notification
Union College seeks to insure the safety of our students. To that end Union College has established the following policy.
investigation may have access to this information.
Emergency Response and Evacuation
In the event of a substantial emergency which requires Union College to alter its normal operations, the college will, without delay, issue a notification to the campus community. This noticed will be issued while taking into account the overall safety of the community, and will only be delayed if, in the judgment of the Emergency Management Team, its release would hamper efforts to assist victims, or to contain, respond to or mitigate the emergency.
permitting, this information and instructions will also be shared at hall
meetings within each residence hall.
2. Fire Safety
The administration of Union College believes that fire safety is of the utmost importance and we continually strive to be proactive in our approach to this issue. The following are common fire safety policies for residential students as well as the campus at large.
Pfeiffer Hall- Central alarm system covering all common areas and smoke detectors in each individual residential room.
Lakeside Hall- Central alarm system covering all common areas and smoke detectors in each individual residential room.
Stevenson Hall- Central alarm system covering all common areas and smoke detectors in each individual room
Stewart Apartments- Central alarm system covering all common areas and smoke detector in each individual room
Union Courts- Smoke detectors in all individual rooms tied to a central system which is monitored at all times
College Courts- Each individual apartment is equipped with smoke detectors