Preventing campus crime is a shared responsibility between the College and its campus community members. The campus includes the College building and property, and all parking lots.
Public apathy is a criminal’s greatest ally. You cannot assume that someone else has reported criminal activity. Suspicion is the only reason you need for contacting security.
Whether you are the victim or someone else, you should report a crime, suspicious activity or other emergency on campus. During regular business hours (M-F 8:00-4:30pm) contact the Security Officer Onsite or Student Service Office (920-433-6699). There will be security provided during the regular business hours, and a security officer on duty during all non-regular business hours that the College Health Sciences Resource Center/library and computer lab are open.
If you contact security, please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Your name
- Location of the incident you are reporting
- A description of the scene and suspects
- A description of any vehicles involved in the incident especially a license plate number
The most important thing to remember is that suspicion of a crime does not require proof. If you suspect that a crime is being committed or has been committed, contact security immediately. During non-regular business hours the security personnel will be patrolling the campus, and will have a primary desk area in the main floor atrium.
Security contacts the local police department for any actual or potential criminal offenses. The security officers are able to detain suspects but not able to make arrests. The arrest of suspects is via the Village of Bellevue Police Department or the Brown County Sherriff’s Department.
Reporting Criminal Activity
If you are assaulted:
Contact security as soon as possible. Try to remember as much about the person as possible. Important characteristics to include: sex, race, hair color, length and texture, body size, clothing description, scars and other noticeable markings, mode of travel, type of vehicle, color and license number. The campus will be searched immediately for suspects and neighboring police agencies will be notified. In many incidents, the victim may already know the name of the person committing the assault.
If you see a suspicious person/ or suspicious activity:
If you see suspicious situations, contact security at once. Do not approach the person yourself. Report the type of suspicious activity and give a general description of the subjects (number of persons, sex, race, dress, vehicle and location).
If you receive a bomb threat:
If you receive a bomb threat, it is important to obtain as much information from the caller as possible.
Things to ask include:
1) location of bomb,
2) time of explosion
3) type of bomb.
Observe the caller’s voice and any background noises you may hear. Such information may assist in identifying the caller. Contact security immediately. DO NOT PANIC! Security will provide further directions.
To access the College outside of regular business hours each student and employee uses their Bellin College ID Badge. For students, the Bellin College ID Badge unlocks the Main Entrance only. Students can access the building during designated hours. These hours will be communicated. Once a student or employee withdraws or 09/15 terminates from the College, their card is collected.
Emergency Phones/Call Buttons
The parking lots are equipped with Emergency Phones. The phones can be identified by their blue lights. These phones access 911 Emergency responses.
There are also Emergency Call Buttons located in the campus Wellness Center. Activation will access 911 Emergency responses.
Alcohol and Drug Policies
Students and employees should refer to the College brochure on Alcohol & Drug Policies and Sanctions. This brochure is available via the Bellin College website. This brochure covers College policies and legal sanctions, health effects and campus and community resources.
Campus crime statistics are updated and communicated annually. Crime statistics and policies are available in the Catalog and the Student Handbook. The College adheres to the provisions of the Clery Act.