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Criminal actions and other emergencies may be reported by dialing Public Safety at 911, by using any of the emergency call boxes located in strategic areas around campus, or by means of this website on our Anonymous Tips Page. The emergency call box locations are identifiable by blue lights hanging above the boxes. Following a call, the department will send a public safety officer immediately to assist the caller or victim. If required or requested, the Town or State Police will be contacted.
When a criminal offense, a violation of College rules and regulations, or other emergency occurs on campus, anyone may report it. Incidents may be reported to Public Safety, the Dean of Students' office, or to any College official who in turn will take the proper action to notify the appropriate College agency.
For reasons of privacy, a person may choose only to inform the College Counseling Center, Student Health Services, or Campus Ministry. In cases involving harassment, as described in the College Human Rights Policy and Procedure, the affected person may refer the matter to the College's Human Rights Committee.
Access and Security for Siena Facilities
All campus facilities are patrolled by Public Safety, which routinely locks campus buildings evenings, weekends, and during holiday breaks. Several campus buildings have alarms that sound in the Public Safety Office, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Areas in Roger Bacon Hall and the Standish Library Computer Lab are monitored in Public Safety via video camera and alarms. There are also routine security patrols throughout all buildings.
Access and Security for Residential Areas
Siena residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, with access by magnetic card readers. Each resident student's identification card allows access to his or her residence hall. Students are responsible for upholding the integrity of the residence hall security system by not giving their cards to others and by using only authorized exit doors. The Townhouse Complex, which houses upper class students, consists of individual housing units that have keyed entrance doors and window locks.
In each residence hall, the Residence Director, Resident Assistants (upper class students living on each floor) and a Friar in Residence (clergymen and clergywomen) are available to assist students. Residence Directors have the overall administrative responsibility for the buildings and their residents.
Resident Assistants live in the residence halls and are trained by the residence staff. They are available 24 hours a day, and provide Siena students with a direct and ongoing source of information concerning campus procedures and practices. Resident Assistants have the authority to enforce campus procedures and practices.
Student residence rooms have telephone service available, and are provided with a list of emergency numbers. Student rooms also have peepholes in all doors. Students are an integral part of the security of their residence units and the campus as a whole. They are reminded frequently through Security Alerts and articles in the student newspaper to report strangers and suspicious activity (See Anonymous Tips) to Public Safety and to keep doors locked. (Security Alerts are notices posted throughout the campus that describe incidents of personal safety and criminal acts that affect the College community.)
Policies and Procedures Concerning Campus Law Enforcement
The Department of Public Safety enforces policies regulating the use, sale and possession of alcohol, controlled substances and weapons. Possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 is not allowed on campus. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be sold on campus except by the company contracted by the College to provide food service. Dispensing or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted outdoors or in public areas except under direct supervision of the College contracted food service company. Illegal drugs are not permitted on the College campus. In addition, firearms, weapons of any kind, or replicas, ammunition and explosives (including fireworks) are not permitted without prior authorization. Violations of these regulations may result in action by the College and/or civil action.