2017 Safety ("Clery Act") Report: October 1,2017

Introduction

This information is presented in accordance with the required reporting under the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended, including specifically the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (a 2013 amendment to the Campus Security Act), and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, as amended, the applicable Higher Education Amendments, including the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, as amended, as well as the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, as amended.

Graduation Rates

Washington and Lee University awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, normally completed in four years. Statistical information on student retention may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in Early-Fielding. W&L offers no athletically-related aid. The six-year completion rate for our cohort of 493 full-time students who entered Washington and Lee University in Fall 2011 is 92%.

Crime Awareness and Campus Public Safety Report

This campus awareness and public safety information is presented in accordance with the required reporting under the Clery Act ("The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," formerly The Campus Security Act of 1990), as amended, including specifically the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (a 2013 amendment to the Campus Security Act), and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, as amended, and the applicable Higher Education Amendments, including the Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998, as amended.

Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts institution, comprising a community of just over 3,000 people (approximately 1,827 undergraduates, 390 law students, and 900 faculty and staff in ongoing positions) within the borders of a 325-acre campus. Approximately 1,360 students and 35 faculty and staff members live in university-owned housing. While the Washington and Lee campus and the City of Lexington are relatively safe places, neither community is immune from incidents of crime.

Public Safety Department

Washington and Lee University Public Safety is staffed by 18 full-time and 2 part-time staff members - a Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director, Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, 2 Investigators, 8 Officers, 2 full-time Dispatchers and 2 part-time Dispatchers. Public Safety officers, while responsible for the enforcement of rules and regulations prescribed by the University are not empowered with arrest authority. These officers protect and serve the community 24 hours daily. Public Safety officers present an open and helping attitude that creates a trusting relationship with students and other members of the community. Public Safety personnel are always available to answer questions and deal with the problems young people encounter during their careers at Washington and Lee. The relationship with the Lexington Police Department, Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office, and Virginia State Police is excellent and the departments hold regular meetings to discuss common problems.

Members of Public Safety patrol the campus grounds 24 hours daily and provide various support services for members of the community. Escorts are provided to more distant parking areas, resident halls are patrolled with extra emphasis on major weekends, and the officers maintain a high degree of visibility. A card access system for the exterior doors of the first-year residence halls was installed in 1995, and the system was expanded to the upper-division residence halls in 1996. There are currently 64 emergency phones (34 "Blue Light" phones and 30 elevator emergency phones) located at various places on campus to allow contact with public safety personnel at all times.

Individuals are encouraged to report all criminal activity to Public Safety. Public Safety can assist students or employees in reporting criminal activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities, including the Lexington Police, Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office, or Virginia State Police. A Crime Log is maintained in the Public Safety Office and can be reviewed by contacting the Director of Public Safety during normal business hours.

Public Safety will provide Campus-Wide Alerts to the University community in cases of crimes and other emergency situations that occur in or near the W&L campus, are reported to either Public Safety or local law enforcement, and are considered to represent a serious and continuing threat to students, faculty and staff members or their property. These notices will be posted at various locations on campus and will be sent by campus wide e-mail. Public Safety also meets regularly with members of the student newspaper staffs to discuss and release timely information concerning safety and security.

In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained from the Virginia State Police online.

Reporting Crimes

Individuals who become victims of crime are encouraged to immediately report to Public Safety at 458-8999. Public Safety officers are on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. In addition to the 24-hour patrol coverage, the Public Safety Office, in the Heating/Cooling Plant, is staffed 24 hours daily. Any Public Safety Officer will take a report of crime. The Director of Public Safety or the Associate Director of Public Safety can also be reached for this purpose by calling 458-8400. The Public Safety Department will investigate any criminal activity reported. Reports may also be made to the Lexington Police Department by calling 911 or (540) 463-9177, the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office by calling (540) 463-7328, or the Virginia State Police by calling (804) 674-2000.

Students and employees who do not wish to contact Public Safety are encouraged to report criminal offenses to any of the following University administrators: Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dean of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students and Dean for First-Year Experience, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Sophomores, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Juniors, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Seniors, Director of Residence and Greek Life, Director of Student Activities, Director of Outdoor Education, Director of Athletics, Associate Dean for Administration and Law Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs, Associate Director for International Education, and Executive Director of Human Resources. Criminal offenses reported to the Public Safety Department or to one of the designated administrators will be investigated and those that fall into one of the required reporting classifications will be disclosed as a statistic in the University's annual compliance information.

If you are a victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University conduct system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. Confidential reports of crimes that will not reveal your identity may be made by using the anonymous crime reporting form. Reports filed in this manner will be counted in the annual crime statistics information, but will only be further investigated if the information provided leads Public Safety to believe that someone may be in imminent danger and where the information provided is sufficient to allow for follow up investigation.

Sexual Misconduct

This section contains information current as of the publication date of the Annual Campus Security Report. For the most current policy and procedures, see the Sexual Misconduct Resources page.

Washington and Lee University prohibits sexual misconduct and related relationship violence offenses constituting crimes under Virginia and/or federal law, specifically including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as sexual misconduct prohibited under the University's Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy. A detailed summary of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and related federal and Virginia laws is set out at the end of this section. For purposes of this section, "sexual misconduct" includes all such misconduct and criminal offenses outlined in the prior sentence.

Washington and Lee University encourages all students and employees to immediately report incidents of sexual misconduct. Designated Student Affairs professionals, clinicians in the Student Health and Counseling Center, Discrimination Policy Advisers (DPAs), and the Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Title IX Coordinator(s) are available as resources for support and to understand policies and procedures related to complaints of sexual misconduct. Designated university investigators, as well as the Sexual Assault Investigator of the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office, are specially trained to respond to sexual misconduct complaints. SPECIFIC CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE ABOVE UNIVERSITY AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES, AS WELL AS HEALTH CARE RESOURCES, IS AVAILABLE IN THE RESOURCES GUIDE.

If you are raped or sexually assaulted, or are the victim of any other domestic/dating violence or stalking, please follow these steps (as applicable):

  1. Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
  2. Try to preserve all physical evidence. Don't wash or change clothes if you can avoid it. If you do change clothes, put all of the clothing that you were wearing at the time of the attack in a paper (not plastic) bag.
  3. Get medical attention as soon as possible to make sure you are physically well and to collect important evidence in the event you may wish to later take legal action.
    Note: You do not have to answer any questions from the police, or otherwise cooperate in any criminal investigation, as a condition for receiving a forensic medical exam. In addition, the cost of this exam is borne by the state.
  4. Contact Public Safety (540-458-8999).
  5. Contact someone you trust to be with you and support you.
  6. Talk with a counselor who will maintain confidentiality, help explain your options, provide information and emotional support. Counseling for victims of sexual misconduct is available through the University Counseling Services (458-8590) [students only], through Project Horizon in Lexington (24-hour crisis line is 540-463-2594) [students and employees], or through the Employee Assistance Program (800-992-1931) [employees only].
  7. Consider notifying local law enforcement. At your request, University Public Safety will assist you through the process and help you access the appropriate law enforcement agency. It is your choice whether to report to law enforcement and whether to pursue criminal charges. Even if you decide not to pursue criminal charges, you may seek a protective order. Victims of criminal offenses involving violence, force or threat that result in bodily injury or create reasonable fear of death, sexual assault, or bodily injury may obtain a protective order prohibiting contact and other conditions necessary to prevent further such acts.

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Confidential Resources

Reporting Resources

There are University conduct procedures available to all students and employees reporting instances of sexual misconduct, as specified and incorporated in the University's Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy, which are incorporated into this report. The policy and the procedures are designed to provide prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution processes and will be conducted by individuals who have received training on the issues related to sexual misconduct cases (including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking). The procedures also address interim measures that can include, but not be limited to, changes in academic and living situations and no-contact directives.

The University's Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy and the sexual misconduct procedures incorporated in the policy outline the steps for conducting investigations, charges, hearings, and notification of both the complainant and the respondent throughout the process, as well as the range of potential sanctions for sexual misconduct. The respondent and the complainant involved in alleged student sexual misconduct cases are entitled to be accompanied to disciplinary proceedings by a hearing advisor and/or advisor of choice specified under the above-referenced procedures. The student respondent and the complainant are also entitled to prompt notification of the outcome of these proceedings as specified in the procedures, including contemporaneous written notice of the decision, the appeal process, any change to the decision, and when the decision becomes final.

The University may impose sanctions, detailed in the linked Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy, ranging from a warning to dismissal from the University for individuals found in violation of the policy. Sanctions for student respondents are listed at Section XI(D)(7) and sanctions for non-student respondents are listed at Section XII(H) of the policy.

Sexual Assault Laws and Related Laws in Virginia: 2017

The following is a paraphrase. For detailed information see the VA. Code sections cited.

NOTE: Victims of criminal offenses involving violence, force or threat that result in bodily injury or create reasonable fear of death, sexual assault, or bodily injury may obtain a protective order prohibiting contact and other conditions necessary to prevent further such acts. (19.2-152.8; 19.2-152.7:1) This includes victims of dating violence, which is not a separate offense under Virginia law.

Also, NOTE: Under Virginia law, victims of sexual assault are no longer required to cooperate with police or participate in the criminal justice system in order to be provided with forensic medical exams. (19.2-165.1)

  1. Rape (18.2-61)
    • Vaginal sexual intercourse with a person against her/his will and by force.
    • Penalty: 5 years to life imprisonment
  2. Forcible Sodomy (18.2-67.1)
    • Oral sex (cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus) or anal intercourse by force and against the will of the victim.
    • Penalty: 5 years to life imprisonment
  3. Inanimate Object Sexual Penetration (18.2-67.2)
    • Penetration of the vagina or rectum with any object by force and against the will of the victim.
    • Penalty: 5 years to life imprisonment
  4. Aggravated Sexual Battery (18.2-67.3)
    • Sexual abuse (fondling) of the victim
      • through the victim's mental incapacity or physical helplessness OR
      • by force, threat or intimidation where either serious bodily harm or mental injury to the victim results or the assailant uses or threatens use of a weapon.
    • Penalty: 1 to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $100,000.
  5. Mental Incapacity Definition (18.2-67.10)
    • "Mental incapacity" means that condition of the complaining witness existing at the time of a criminal sexual offense under Virginia law which prevents that person from understanding the nature or consequences of the sexual act involved and about which the accused knew or should have known.
  6. Physical Helplessness Definition (18.2-67.10)
    • "Physical helplessness" means unconsciousness or any other condition existing at the time of a criminal sexual offense under Virginia law which otherwise rendered the complaining witness physically unable to communicate an unwillingness to act and about which the accused knew or should have known.
  7. Sexual Battery (18.2-67.4)
    • Sexual abuse (fondling) of the victim
      • by force, threat, intimidation or ruse, against the will of the victim OR
      • intentionally and without the victim's consent on more than one occasion within a two-year period, or of more than one victim within a two-year period.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine
  8. Attempted Rape and Other Attempted Sexual Offenses #1-5 above (18.2-67.5)
    • Penalty:
      • Attempted Rape/Forcible Sodomy/Object Sexual Penetration = 2 to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $100,000.
      • Attempted Aggravated Sexual Battery = 1 to 5 years imprisonment OR 12 months in jail and/or up to $2,500 fine.
      • Attempted Sexual Battery = same penalty as Sexual Battery.
  9. Incest (18.2-366)
    • Sexual intercourse between two people who are not permitted by law to marry.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $1,000 fine
  10. Indecent Liberties ("Statutory Rape") (18.2-370)
    • Sexual intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, or anilingus with a person aged 13 or 14, with consent, when the offender is 3 years or more the senior.
    • Penalty: 1 to 5 years' imprisonment OR 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine
    • (If the offender is less than 3 years the senior the charge is fornication, a misdemeanor. Any person under the age of 13 has no legal capacity to consent to sexual intercourse; therefore, if a person under the age of 13 has sexual intercourse, the offender could be charged with rape.)
  11. Infected Sexual Battery (18.2-67.4:1)
    • A person infected with HIV, Syphilis, or Hepatitis B having intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, or anilingus with another person with the intent to transmit the disease.
    • Penalty: 1 to 5 years' imprisonment OR 12 months jail and/or up to $2500 fine.
    • A person infected with HIV, Syphilis, or Hepatitis B having intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, or anilingus with another person without disclosing that status, even without intent to transmit the disease.
    • Penalty: 12 months in jail and/or up to $2,500 fine.
  12. Stalking (18.2-60.3 and 8.01-42.3)
    • Engaging in conduct on more than one occasion directed at another person, when the offender intends to place, or knows or should know that the conduct places, the other person in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault or bodily injury to self or family.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine, plus an order prohibiting contact between the offender and the victim/victim's family. Additionally, victim may bring a civil suit for damages, whether or not criminal charges are filed.
  13. Obscene Sexual Display (18.2-387.1)
    • Intentionally engaging in actual or simulated masturbation in a public place in the presence of other.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine.
  14. Harassment by Computer (18.2-152.7:1 and 18.2-152.12)
    • Use of a computer with intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass by communicating obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or making any obscene suggestion, or threatening any illegal or immoral act.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine. Additionally, the victim may bring a civil suit for damages.
  15. Use of Profane, Threatening or Indecent Language over Telephone (18.2-427)
    • Using obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or making any obscene suggestion, or threatening any illegal or immoral act over the telephone with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person.
    • Penalty: 12 months jail and/or up to $2,500 fine.
  16. Domestic Violence (18.2-57.2, 18.2-61 et seq., etc.)
    • "Family abuse" includes any act of violence, force, or threat resulting in bodily injury or placing one in reasonable apprehension of death, sexual assault, or bodily injury, including forceful detention, stalking, criminal sexual assault, or any other offense meeting those elements, which is committed against a member of the person's family or household member. Family or household member includes an individual's spouse, former spouse, parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, half siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, any individual who has a child in common with the person, and someone with whom the person has lived together and had conjugal relations in the last 12 months.
  17. Dating Violence (federal law definition per 42 U.S.C. Section 13925(a)(10))
    • "Dating violence" means violence committed by a person (A) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (B) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined by the reporting party based on a consideration of the following factors: (i) the length of the relationship; (ii) the type of relationship; and (iii) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
  18. Consent (the following definition is from the Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy)
    • Individuals who choose to engage in sexual activity of any type must first obtain the consent of the other party. Consent is demonstrated through mutually understandable words and/or actions that clearly indicate a willingness to engage freely in sexual activity.
    • Additional Guidance about Consent:
      • Consent to one form of sexual activity does not, by itself, constitute consent to engage in all forms of sexual activity.
      • Consent consists of an outward demonstration indicating that an individual has freely chosen to engage in sexual activity. Consent may not be inferred from silence, passivity, lack of resistance, or lack of an active response alone. A person who does not physically resist or verbally refuse sexual activity is not necessarily giving consent.
      • A verbal "no" is a clear demonstration of the lack of consent.
      • Individuals with a previous or current intimate relationship do not automatically give either initial or continued consent to sexual activity. Even in the context of a relationship, there must be mutually understandable communication that clearly indicates a willingness to engage in sexual activity.
      • Either party may withdraw consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent should be outwardly demonstrated by words or actions that clearly indicate a desire to end sexual activity. Once withdrawal of consent has been expressed, sexual activity must cease.
      • Consent is not effective if it results from the use or threat of physical force, intimidation, or coercion, or any other factor that would eliminate an individual's ability to exercise free will to choose whether or not to have sexual contact. See "Force" and "Coercion" in the Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy for further discussion.
      • An individual who is physically incapacitated from alcohol or other drug consumption (voluntarily or involuntarily) or is asleep, unconscious, unaware, or otherwise physically helpless is considered unable to give consent. See "Incapacitation" in the Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy for further discussion.

Resources Contact Information

available at: http://www.wlu.edu/http://go.wlu.edu/ogc/ResourcesContactInfo

Educational Programs

Members of the Student Affairs staff, including the Office of Public Safety, in cooperation with the Office of Health Promotion, coordinate student drug and alcohol prevention programs, sexual misconduct awareness/prevention and reporting/resources programs, and general crime prevention programs beginning with first-year orientation and continuing throughout each academic year. There are on-going programs that include lectures, workshops, videos and student surveys.

All new undergraduate and law students, Resident Assistants, peer health educators and counselors, and members of SPEAK (a campus group dedicated to prevention of sexual assault through education) are required to complete the Haven online program on sexual assault and relationship violence, which is also offered to all upperclass students. All new students are also required to participate in Bystander Intervention Training. There are also sessions for all new undergraduate and law students on W&L's policies, procedures and resources for sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.

There are numerous other educational programs and training efforts to prevent sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking for incoming and continuing students. These prevention programs focus on various content areas including: definitions of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, and consent; addressing the root causes of sexual assault; promoting healthy relationships and sexual encounters; safe and positive options for bystander intervention; the effects of trauma; relationship between alcohol and sexual assault; and risk awareness and risk reduction. Some of these offered during the 2016-2017 academic year included Voices of W&L orientation program with facilitated discussion, Bystander training, a communication and consent workshop, Rock Against Rape, Educational/Awareness items distributed to students (pens with important phone numbers and safety tips), Take Back the Night Event, articles in Student Health 101 (online resource), posters across campus on healthy dating ideas, activities sponsored by Sexual Health Awareness Group, and information in Stall Street Journals posted in all campus bathrooms.

There are a variety of educational programs and training efforts for new and existing employees to prevent sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking, and to communicate the University's expectations and resources for reporting of such offenses. All new employees are oriented in person on University sexual misconduct policies, procedures, and resources; as well, all new employees are required to complete an online United Educators program on workplace harassment. There are also sessions for all responsible employees (those required to report sexual misconduct), and all University faculty, staff, and students who handle complaints of sexual misconduct. Many of the student educational programs described above are also open to employees.

There are numerous educational resources online on the University website designed to promote positive and healthy behaviors and relationships and to educate the campus community on reporting and resources for sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking (some of these can be found on the Sexual Misconduct Resources site).

Responsibilities of the University Community

Members of the University community must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property. The following precautions should be used for guidance.

  1. Report all suspicious activity to Public Safety immediately.
  2. Never take personal safety for granted.
  3. Avoid walking alone at night. Contact Public Safety for an escort.
  4. Limit your alcohol consumption, and leave social functions that get too loud, too crowded, or that have too many people drinking excessively. Call Public Safety at the first sign of trouble.
  5. Carry only small amounts of cash.
  6. Never leave valuables (wallets, purses, books, computers, etc.) unattended.
  7. Carry your keys with you at all times and don't lend them to anyone.
  8. Lock up your bicycles. Lock your car doors and close the windows when leaving your car.
  9. Always lock the door to your residence hall room whether you are there or not. Be certain that your door is locked when you go to sleep and keep the windows locked when you are not at home.
  10. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they are easily noticeable.
  11. Inventory your personal property and make records of the serial numbers of all items of value.

Crime Statistics

The Campus Security Act requires that institutions collect and report statistics for certain offenses. In addition to collecting information from Public Safety officers and from those administrators specifically designated as alternatives to receive reports of crimes (identified above in the section on "Reporting Crimes,") the Act requires that all other "campus security authorities" report to Public Safety statistical information only (not including any personally identifiable information) on any of those offenses reported to them. "Campus security authorities" are individuals who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. For purposes of collecting statistical information, Public Safety considers that campus security authorities at Washington and Lee include, but are not limited to, the following positions (in addition to Public Safety officers, and those individuals designated under the heading "Reporting Crimes" in this document):

The statistical data gathered for Washington and Lee University includes reported violations for the period January 1-December 31 for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Washington and Lee maintain statistics using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System as a guideline. Public Safety also maintains a daily crime log as required by the Clery Act.

Clery Stats

2016: January 1 - December 31

CrimeOn-Campus (including residential)On-Campus ResidentialNon-CampusPublic PropertyTotals
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 6 6 0 0 6
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 1 1 0 0 1
Stalking 3 0 0 0 3
Burglary 3 2 0 0 3
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 0 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Possession,
Arrests
0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations,
Arrests
4 3 0 3 7
Liquor Law Violations,
Arrests
2 2 0 25 27
Weapons Possession,
Disciplinary Referrals
0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
34 33 0 0 34
Liquor Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
63 41 0 0 63
Hate Crimes 1 1 0 0 1*

*The one hate crime was a vandalism incident characterized by sexual orientation bias in an on-campus residential area.

2015: January 1 - December 31

CrimeOn-Campus (including residential)On-Campus ResidentialNon-CampusPublic PropertyTotals
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 1 1 0 0 1
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 1 1 0 0 1
Dating Violence 2 2 0 0 2
Stalking 3 0 0 0 3
Burglary 6 3 0 0 6
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 0 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Possession,
Arrests
0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations,
Arrests
3 2 0 0 3
Liquor Law Violations,
Arrests
3 3 0 12 15
Weapons Possession,
Disciplinary Referrals
3 3 0 0 3
Drug Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
14 13 0 0 14
Liquor Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
49 39 0 1 50
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0 0

2014: January 1 - December 31

CrimeOn-Campus (including residential)On-Campus ResidentialNon-CampusPublic PropertyTotals
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 3 3 0 0 3
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 1 0 0 1
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Possession,
Arrests
0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations,
Arrests
1 1 0 0 1
Liquor Law Violations,
Arrests
0 0 0 11 11
Weapons Possession,
Disciplinary Referrals
0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
23 22 0 0 23
Liquor Law Violations,
Disciplinary Referrals
35 27 0 0 35
Hate Crimes 0 0 0 0 0

Missing Student Notification Policy

available at: http://www.wlu.edu/http://www.wlu.edu/general-counsel/code-of-policies/alcohol-drugs-safety/missing-student-notification

Emergency Management Policy Statement

The following statement is a summary of Washington and Lee University's Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures.

Washington and Lee University has in place systems and procedures to help the University respond to significant emergency situations promptly and effectively. During an emergency, the President of the University (or in his absence, by designation specifically for purposes of the Emergency Management Plan, designated senior administrators) has ultimate emergency responsibility and authority for activating the Emergency Management Plan, as necessary, and designating an Incident Commander to oversee the management of all emergency activities, including development, implementation, and review of strategic decisions and post-event review.. The President (or surrogate/designee) is assisted and advised by the Emergency Management Executive Team (EMET)1. The EMET provides executive leadership, advice, and counsel to the President or his surrogate/designee on high level emergency management and recovery decisions for the University. Depending on the nature and scope of a particular emergency situation, some or all of the members of the EMET may be involved in tactical management of the response and recovery under the leadership of the designated Incident Commander, and may be designated as the Emergency Operations Group (EOG) for that emergency situation.

Upon notification of a situation involving a significant emergency, the Department of Public Safety will consult one or more senior staff members of the EMET, who will then review the situation, consult with the President (or surrogate/designee) and other internal and external sources, as appropriate to the nature of the situation and the potential for threat to health, safety or property. In accordance with the Emergency Management Plan, an Incident Commander will be designated, or other appropriate measures will be taken to address the situation.

Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate or impending threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus, or in any other situation deemed appropriate by the President (or surrogate/designee), the President (or surrogate/designee, including the Incident Commander) will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, work to determine the content of an emergency notification and will instruct the Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs to provide notice of the emergency using the Emergency Communications Systems, unless issuing the notification would compromise efforts to respond to the emergency. In certain emergency situations, when time does not permit consultation, the Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs, upon notice from the Director of Public Safety, or the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, may independently determine to issue a campus alert using one or more of the communications systems listed below:

In significant emergencies, the Incident Commander, overseeing the Emergency Operations Group (EOG), will lead a coordinated response effort, with members of the EOG charged with particular duties and leadership roles based on their areas of expertise. The Incident Commander and EOG will communicate and coordinate with community partners and emergency response officials as necessary and appropriate to the particular emergency situation. The Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs or designee will be the principal media contact and University spokesperson with external audiences.

The Director of Facilities is in charge of conducting damage assessments and conveying that information to the Incident Commander. The Director, working with the Engineer, has temporary emergency authority to evacuate or close an emergency site they deem an immediate threat to life or safety, subject to review by the Incident Commander. If it is necessary to evacuate a building, section of campus, or the entire campus, because of extensive failure of any critical system or other danger present on campus, the Incident Commander, in consultation with the EOG and the President (or surrogate/designee), may order an evacuation. In that case the Executive Director for Communications and Public Affairs or designee will notify the campus community through the Emergency Communications Systems options listed above. A summary of evacuation procedures is provided below.

The President (or surrogate/designee), in consultation with the Incident Commander and EOG, has the sole authority to declare an end to any state of emergency. Follow-up information will be sent to the campus community via the Emergency Communications Systems options listed above.

The EMET, or a subgroup of that team, as directed by the President, will be responsible for regular review of the Emergency Management Plan and for structuring and executing training and tests of the emergency management procedures on an annual basis to affirm their efficacy. These tests may be announced or unannounced, and will include documentation by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students of a description of the test, the date and time of the test, and whether the test was announced or unannounced. In conjunction with the annual test, the University will publicize the Emergency Management Plan. These tests will be coordinated with city and county officials, as appropriate.

Summary of Evacuation Procedures

All members of the University community should become familiar with these recommended evacuation procedures. This includes learning where exits are located in classroom, work, and residential buildings, knowing the location of the assembly area designated for your location, and knowing the off-campus transportation pick up site. Full evacuation procedures, additional information regarding assisting individuals with disabilities, and a complete listing of designated assembly areas, are detailed in Appendix B of the Emergency Management Plan.

An evacuation may be necessary when conditions are such that it is no longer safe for individuals to remain inside of a single building or area, within a section of campus, or anywhere on campus, whether due to extensive failure of critical systems or other danger(s). You may be notified of the need to evacuate by the sounding of a fire alarm in the building, a directive from Public Safety or University Facilities personnel, or by an evacuation order communicated through the Emergency Communications Systems. However, if you are in a campus building and, despite not having received any order to evacuate, you believe it is not safe for individuals to remain inside the building (due to a fire or hazardous materials leak, for example), pull the nearest fire alarm to alert all those in the building to evacuate, and follow the evacuation procedures below.

1. Building or Area Evacuation

If a fire alarm sounds or you receive an order to evacuate from Public Safety or University Facilities personnel or through the Emergency Communications Systems, follow these procedures:

Accounting for Individuals following Building/Area Evacuation

2. Campus Evacuation

In case of a campus-wide disaster, such as a major earthquake, large hazardous materials release, or widespread fire, certain sections of campus, or the entire campus, may need to be evacuated, whether because of extensive failure of critical systems or other dangers on campus. In such cases, the Incident Commander, in consultation with the EOG and the President (or surrogate/designee), Public Safety, and others, depending on the situation), may order an evacuation and, with the coordination of any appropriate external agencies, will determine the scope and method of implementing such an evacuation, as warranted by the situation.

Public Safety and the Emergency Communications Systems will alert the campus community on specific evacuation details. However, if an order is given to evacuate the campus or a section of campus, follow these general procedures:

Accounting for Individuals During or Following Campus Evacuation

3. Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability and are unable to evacuate a building or area on your own, stay calm and take steps to protect yourself, as appropriate. Call 911 or Public Safety at extension 8999, or 540.458.8999 from off-campus, and tell the responder where you are or where you will be and if you have a service animal or other assistive devices or equipment. If you must move:

It is suggested that individuals with disabilities prepare for emergencies by learning the locations of exit corridors and enclosed stairwells and by informing co-workers, professors, and/or classmates of the best methods of assistance during an emergency. For assistance with preplanning for an emergency, contact the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Disability Resources or your supervisor or department head (for employees). A few non-exclusive examples of preplanning measures include:

Further information on Campus Evacuation is provided in Appendix B of the University's Emergency Management Plan.

Fire Safety Report

Fire Safety Report 2016

Residential FacilityTotal FiresFire NumberCause of FireInjuries Requiring a Medical FacilityDeathsProperty Damage
Davis Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gaines Dorm, Nelson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gilliam Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graham Lees Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek East Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek Central Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek West Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 12 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Omega Sorority, 2 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, 4 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Delta Sorority, 8 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 10 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 6 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 101 N. Jefferson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Psi Fraternity, 5 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 300 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 220 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 225 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 5 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 112 Preston St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, 301 E. Washington St. THIS HOUSE WAS EMPTY THIS YEAR N/A N/A N/A
Leadership and Engagement House, 11 N. Jefferson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 106 N. Main St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 201 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARC House, 203 West Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Chi Fraternity, 216 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Nu Fraternity, 4 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sustainability House, 218 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Global Service House, 105 S. Lee Ave. 1 1 A student was frying Plantain in a pan of oil. She decided to cover the pan with a lid to try to speed up the cooking. It was apparent that the oil boiled over onto the stove and caught fire. The fire was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. N/A N/A $450.23 for stove and cord
Outing Club Housing, 203 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spanish Club Housing, 4/5 S. Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chavis House, 10 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Number of Fires: 1
Total Number of Persons With Fire-Related Injuries: 0
Total Number of Fire-Related Deaths: 0
Total Value of Property Damage Cause by Fire: $450.23

NOTE: Public Safety employees make a report on all responses to fire alarms and any other reports of fires. They then provide a copy of the reports to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety who then completes any investigations necessary and completes the fire report log.

Fire Safety Report 2015

Residential FacilityTotal FiresFire NumberCause of FireInjuries Requiring a Medical FacilityDeathsProperty Damage
Davis Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gaines Dorm, Nelson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gilliam Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graham Lees Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek East Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek Central Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek West Apt., East Denny Cir. 1 1 Student caught a paper towel on fire cooking spaghettios N/A N/A N/A
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 12 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Omega Sorority, 2 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, 4 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Delta Sorority, 8 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 10 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 6 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 101 N. Jefferson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Psi Fraternity, 5 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 300 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 220 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 225 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 5 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 112 Preston St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, 301 E. Washington St. THIS HOUSE WAS EMPTY THIS YEAR N/A N/A N/A
Leadership and Engagement House, 11 N. Jefferson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 106 N. Main St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 201 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARC House, 203 West Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Chi Fraternity, 216 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Nu Fraternity, 4 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sustainability House, 218 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Global Service House, 105 S. Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Outing Club Housing, 203 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spanish Club Housing, 4/5 S. Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chavis House, 10 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Number of Fires: 1
Total Number of Persons With Fire-Related Injuries: 0
Total Number of Fire-Related Deaths: 0
Total Value of Property Damage Cause by Fire: $0

NOTE: Public Safety employees make a report on all responses to fire alarms and any other reports of fires. They then provide a copy of the reports to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety who then completes any investigations necessary and completes the fire report log.

Fire Safety Report 2014

Residential FacilityTotal FiresFire NumberCause of FireInjuries Requiring a Medical FacilityDeathsProperty Damage
Davis Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gaines Dorm, Nelson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gilliam Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graham Lees Dorm, Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek East Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek Central Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Woods Creek West Apt., East Denny Cir. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 12 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Omega Sorority, 2 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, 4 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Delta Sorority, 8 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 10 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 6 Frank Parsons Way 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 101 N. Jefferson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chi Psi Fraternity, 5 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 300 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 220 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 225 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 5 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 112 Preston St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, 301 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Leadership and Engagement House, 11 N. Jefferson St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 106 N. Main St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 201 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sustainability House, 203 West Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Chi Fraternity, 216 E. Nelson 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Nu Fraternity, 4 Henry St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, 218 E. Nelson This House Was empty this year. N/A N/A N/A
Global Service House, 105 S. Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Outing Club Housing, 203 E. Washington St. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Spanish Club Housing, 4/5 S. Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chavis House, 10 Lee Ave. 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Total Number of Fires: 0
Total Number of Persons With Fire-Related Injuries: 0
Total Number of Fire-Related Deaths: 0
Total Value of Property Damage Cause by Fire: $0

NOTE: Public Safety employees make a report on all responses to fire alarms and any other reports of fires. They then provide a copy of the reports to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety who then completes any investigations necessary and completes the fire report log.

Fire Safety Systems

FacilityFire Alarm Monitoring is done off-site by Emergency 24 and reported to the Fire Dept. and to our Public Safety OfficePartial1 Sprinkler SystemFull2 Sprinkler SystemSmoke DetectorFire ExtinguishersEvacuation Plans and PlacardsEvacuation Drills Per Year
Davis Dorm, Washington St. (used only for overflow) X X X X Plans 4
Gaines Dorm, Nelson St. X X X X X 4
Graham Lees Dorm, Washington St. X X X X X 4
Woods Creek East Apt., East Denny Cir. X X X X Plans 4
Woods Creek Central Apt., East Denny Cir. X X X X Plans 4
Woods Creek West Apt., East Denny Cir. X X X X Plans 4
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 12 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Chi Omega Sorority, 2 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, 4 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Kappa Delta Sorority, 8 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 10 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 6 Frank Parsons Way X X X X Plans 4
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, 101 N. Jefferson X X X X Plans 4
Chi Psi Fraternity, 5 Lee Ave. X X X X Plans 4
Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 300 E. Nelson St. X X X X Plans 4
Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 220 E. Nelson St. X X X X Plans 4
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 225 E. Nelson St. X X X X Plans 4
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 5 Henry St. X X X X Plans 4
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, 112 Preston St. X X X X Plans 4
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, 301 E. Washington St. X X X X Plans 4
Culinary House, 11 N. Jefferson St. X X X X Plans 4
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 106 N. Main St. X X X X Plans 4
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 201 E. Washington St. X X X X Plans 4
ARC House , 203 West Washington St. X X X X Plans 4
Sigma Chi Fraternity, 216 E. Nelson St. X X X X Plans 4
Sigma Nu Fraternity, 4 Henry St. X X X X Plans 4
Sustainability House, 218 E. Nelson St. X X X X Plans 4
Global Services House, 105 S. Lee Ave. X X X X Plans 4
Outing Club Housing, 203 E. Washington St. X X X X Plans 4
Spanish Club Housing, 4/5 S. Lee Ave. X X X X Plans 4
Chavis House, 10 Lee Ave. X X X X Plans 4
Vacant House, 205 W. Washington St. X X X X Plans 4
Civic Building A, 314 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Civic Building B, 312 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Apartment C, 302 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Apartment D, 304 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Apartment E, 209 Larry Stuart Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Apartment F, 207 Larry Stuart Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Apartment G, 205 Larry Stuart Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Apartment H, 201 Larry Stuart Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Apartment I, 101 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse J, 103 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse K, 105 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse L, 107 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse M, 109 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse N, 111 Lewis John Avenue X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse O, 306 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse P, 308 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4
Townhouse Q, 310 Augusta Square X X X X Plans 4

*1. Partial Sprinkler System is defined as having sprinklers in the common areas only. *2. Full Sprinkler System is defined as having sprinklers in both the common areas and individual Rooms

Policies or Rules on Health, Fire, and Life Safety Systems, Portable Electrical Appliances, Smoking, and Open Flames in Student Housing Facilities

Students are required to read and comply with the information in the "Student Handbook" the "RESIDENCE HALL FIRE SAFETY & PREVENTION" brochure and listed in the "Housing Contract".

  1. The following regulations pertaining to University property and to the health and safety of residents are outside the scope of statements of social responsibility and remain effective throughout the academic year for all residence halls, including Woods Creek, the Village, Greek houses and theme houses:
    1. All Washington and Lee housing facilities are smoke-free. This includes, but is not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vapors, oils, hookahs or any other smoking devices. Smoking is not permitted in any areas of the residence halls or houses, including student rooms, hallways, balconies, porches, stairwells and breezeways. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any building containing residential units.
    2. Health, Fire and life safety systems
      1. These systems are designed to protect people and property. These items are of critical importance and are maintained and monitored by the University. Tampering with or disabling such equipment puts lives at risk.
      2. Any student who deliberately activates the fire alarm system, for reasons other than that of fire prevention, will receive an automatic fine of $500 and will be referred to the Student Judicial Council (SJC) with a recommendation of immediate suspension. Defacing, destroying or inappropriate use of life safety equipment is considered a violation of University policy and depending upon the violation, could be considered a felony offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Examples include tampering with pull alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads, exit signs and emergency lights.
      3. Types of Violations and Associated Fines:
        1. Smoke Detectors - disabling or removal, putting the device in a bag, or placing tape or other material over the smoke sensor is prohibited. Fine - $250
        2. Sprinklers - covering the device with anything or hanging items form sprinkler heads and sprinkler piping is prohibited. Fine - $250
        3. Fire Extinguishers - Discharging a fire extinguisher as a prank or removing a fire extinguisher from its location. Fine - $250
        4. Vandalism to fire extinguisher cabinet. Fine - $100
        5. Exit Signs - Vandalism, taking or possessing a University exit sign. Fine - $500
        6. Smoking in residence halls, theme or Greek Houses, including the Village Fine - $250
        7. Smoking on porches or balconies of residence halls, theme or Greek Houses, including the Village. Fine - $250
        8. Use of Candles or Other Open Flames.
          1. First Offense = warning and items confiscated
          2. Subsequent Offenses = Fine $250, items confiscated, and/or conduct referral as appropriate.
        9. Use of Decorations or other materials that are not fire retardant. Examples include: sawdust, bales of hay or straw, loose hay or straw, bamboo, Styrofoam peanuts, plastic materials and cloth material. Fine - $250. Questionable items should be brought to the attention of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.
        10. Roofs - Being on the roof of any residential building, including residence halls, Village buildings, theme and Greek houses is strictly prohibited. Fine - $250
        11. All incidents of this nature will be thoroughly investigated. The University has a zero-tolerance policy pertaining to tampering with fire and life safety equipment. Repeat offenders will be fined double for a second violation.
    3. Objects are not to be hung from any pipes, pipe chases, and sprinkler heads.
    4. Students must be present when holiday lights are on. Only non-flammable or fire retardant decorations may be used. Curtains, clothing, paper, and other flammables must be kept away from all wires. Banners and sheets must not be placed over any lights.
    5. Live Christmas Trees must be installed and cared for in accordance with University Guidelines. Contact Residential Life staff for a copy of the Guidelines.
    6. In-room refrigerators and microwaves must fit W&L's size and energy-use specifications - see letter N. There is a limit of one microwave per Woods Creek apartment kitchen. Electrical appliances such as radios, stereos, televisions, computers, hair dryers, etc. may be used within the electrical usage guidelines stated in these regulations.
    7. Use of electric outlets is subject to reasonable standards of safety. Consequently, items such as electric heaters, ceiling fans, refrigerators of more than 2.5 cubic feet capacity, air conditioners, and cooking appliances are strictly prohibited. Maximum wattage for double outlets is 1500 watts.
    8. Only UL approved multi-plug adaptors (power strips) with circuit breakers that are UL1363 are allowed. Up to three items may be plugged into a multi-plug adaptor. Maximum wattage for a multi-plug adaptor is 1500 watts. Do not confuse a surge protector with a circuit breaker.
    9. The following are also strictly prohibited:
      1. Possession or use of fireworks or explosives of any kind in or near the residence halls.
      2. Incense, candles, halogen lights or lamps, or any open flame or other incendiary agent.
      3. Use or storage of any flammable liquids and solvents (gasoline, kerosene, propane, etc.) in or near student rooms or living areas.
      4. Extension cords and multi-prong adapters except power strips with a circuit breaker that are UL 1363.
    10. Violation of any of the above regulations may result in temporary or permanent removal from housing and discipline consistent with applicable University policies. Vandalism and deliberate destruction of University property are included.
    11. All Village housing units come equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven range, refrigerator and microwave. It's essential for students to review and know how to properly use all of the appliances. Please don't simply start from scratch without knowing how to utilize the machines. Be mindful of any and all items left in or on the stove and in the microwave as well. Never leave such items unattended. Fire safety is everyone's business. Please be alert, awake and cognizant when using appliances. If students have questions on how to use something in their unit, or concerns of a safety nature, please contact a Community Assistant or University Facilities.
    12. All Village cooking grills are strictly prohibited on the interior and exterior of apartments and townhouses. This includes all balconies, porches, and breezeways. Permanent charcoal grills are available for student use and enjoyment in designated areas of the Village.

Each room/townhouse/apartment will be examined for the presence of prohibited items or prohibited activity (e.g. smoking in the room; tampering with life safety equipment; possession of pets; etc.) during the Safety and Health inspections conducted each semester. In addition, during the semi-annual inspection of life safety equipment conducted during the Winter Break, the inspectors also look for violations.

Procedures for Student Housing Evacuation in the Case of a Fire

When the alarms sound, immediate evacuation is mandatory and reentry to a building is prohibited until Campus Public Safety has given proper clearance approval. Residents who have physical or other concerns are requested to notify Residential Life staff so that additional assistance during emergencies can be arranged if necessary.

In the event of a fire, the University expects that all campus community members will immediately evacuate by the nearest exit, closing doors and activating the fire alarm system (if one is present) as they leave. Once safely outside a building, it is appropriate to contact 911 and the Public Safety Office. Students and/or staff are informed where to assemble in order to do a head count and make sure everyone is out or the location of anyone that might be left in the building.

RA's are trained to do a quick check of their areas of the building to make sure everyone has exited except when there is smoke or fire that is putting them in jeopardy and then they are to exit immediately.

Employees and Students who have been properly trained by the University Director of Environmental Health and Safety to operate a fire extinguisher may attempt to extinguish an incipient stage fire if they have the proper extinguisher and feel safe in doing so. No other students or employees are to attempt to use a fire extinguisher but are to exit immediately. At no time should the closing of doors or the activation of the alarm delay the exit from the building.

Fire Safety Education and Training Programs Provided to Students and Employees

Fire safety education programs are taught to all RA's, Facility Management personnel, Athletic Department Grounds and Custodial personnel, Public Safety Officers, Scene Shop Students, and offered on a voluntary basis for the entire campus community. These programs are designed to: familiarize everyone with the fire safety system in each housing facility, train everyone on the procedures to be followed in case there is a fire and distribute information on the college's fire safety policies. During these programs, trainers emphasize that participating in fire drills is mandatory. They are also advised that in the event persons do not exit during a fire drill that they will have an additional drill at an inconvenient time.

Fire safety education and training programs are taught by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, who is experienced in fire safety matters.

If a fire occurs, students are instructed to leave hazardous areas per the evacuation routes and get to a predetermined location before calling 911 for help. They are to remain in that location so that those in charge of the building or someone from the Public Safety Office has documented that all the students have left the building. RAs are instructed to pull the fire alarm as they are leaving the building if the fire alarm is not already activated and they can do so without risking their safety.

Fire Drills

The University conducts four (4) unannounced fire drills per year in each student housing facility. One of these fire drills is within the first 10 days of classes and one is conducted after sunset and before sunrise. It is then assessed if any problems were noted, such as residents not being able to hear the alarm, exit problems, exit lighting, etc. Any deficiencies are addressed. The fire drills are conducted by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Fire Prevention Specialist, and Public Safety Officers.

It is mandatory that everyone exits during a fire drill (or an actual fire). If all occupants do not exit then another fire drill is scheduled at an inconvenient time.

List of the Titles of Each Person or Organization to Whom Students and Employees Should Report That a Fire Occurred

Per federal law, Washington and Lee University is required to annually disclose statistical data on all fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities. Listed below are the non-emergency numbers to call to report fires that have already been extinguished in on-campus student housing. These are fires for which you are unsure whether the Public Safety Office may already be aware. If you find evidence of such a fire or if you hear about such a fire, please contact one of the following:

When calling, please provide as much information as possible about the location, date, time and cause of the fire.

Plans for Future Improvements in Fire Safety, if Determined Necessary by the University

The University plans to continue to upgrade older fire alarm systems on a regular basis. The University continues to include the monitoring of alarm systems by an outside agency anytime new systems come online. All Fire Alarm System monitoring for residential housing as well as most other buildings is performed by Emergency 24 Monitoring, which then contacts the Fire Department as well as Washington & Lee University's Public Safety Office.

1The EMET consists of: President; Provost; Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Vice President for Finance and Treasurer; General Counsel; Associate Dean for Administration and Law Student Affairs; Director of Public Safety; Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs; Executive Director of University Facilities; Chief Technology Officer; Director of Student Health and Counseling Services/University Physician; Director of Environmental Health and Safety; Executive Director of Human Resources.