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Helpful, experienced Campus Safety Officers are on duty at all times to assist you. They have arrest powers similar to that of any person making a "citizen's arrest." However, they strive to promote an atmosphere which encourages enforcement of University policies to be viewed as educational opportunities, instead of punitive action.
Reporting Hate Crimes or Bias Incidents
California Lutheran University is committed to providing a safe place for students and staff to work and learn. In order to fulfill this commitment, Campus Safety and the University Administration need to know when a bias incident or hate crime occurs. You can report a bias incident or hate crime as a witness or a victim.
Although it's most helpful to know who is making the report, you can remain anonymous by calling (866) 943-5787 (see Campus Conduct Hotline under "Related Links" located on this page). The report you make will be forwarded to Campus Safety for immediate follow up.
If you prefer to make a report in person, you can go directly to Campus Safety, (805) 493-3208, contact Jim McHugh, Special Assistant to the President for Athletic Affairs and Title IX Coordinator, (805) 493-3684, or speak with anyone who has a SAFE ZONE sign displayed on their office.
What is a hate crime? A "hate crime" is any violation of criminal law motivated by the victim's actual or perceived race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
What is a bias incident? A act that is not a violation of criminal law, but that is motivated by bigotry or hate based on the victim's actual or perceived race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Bias incidents could include violations of University Policy or Codes of Student Conduct. Use of racial slurs or name calling are examples of a bias incident.
If you see visual signs of a hate crime or bias, it is important to contact Campus Safety immediately so it can be documented and photographed before it is removed.
Remember, "Silence is Consent." When you remain silent you are showing tolerance for hate and bias.
Report Terrorism Tips and Leads
Report possible terrorism tips and leads. If you see something, SAY SOMETHING. Contact the Joint Regional Intelligence Center at (562) 345-1100, or visit their website at www.jric.org to report information.
The mission of JRIC is to protect the people, infrastructure and economy from terrorism by collecting, analyzing and disseminating threat intelligence to local, state, tribal, and federal partners.
There are several ways for California Lutheran University students, faculty and staff to obtain information in case of an emergency:
- Emergency Notification System alerts — Students, faculty and staff can sign up in advance to receive information by phone, text message and/or email. Within minutes of an emergency, messages will be sent out to everyone who has registered.
To sign up, log into the MyCLU portal at http://www.callutheran.edu/myclu and click on the CLU Alert tab. Verify existing information and enter your additional contact information in the spaces provided.
- CLU Web site — Go to http://www.callutheran.edu
- 1-866-258-1810 — Call to hear a recorded message
- KCLU — Tune in to 88.3 FM for news coverage of the emergency
What We Do
The primary goal of Campus Safety is the protection of life and property and, secondly, to maintain peace and good order on the campus. These goals are accomplished by performing duties including, but not limited to the following:
- High visibility vehicle and foot patrol. (Please note that Officers frequently drive well below the speed limit, which allows them to observe more than at higher speeds).
- Immediate response to emergency calls and reasonably prompt response to other calls.
- Checking buildings, doors and windows, and monitoring alarms.
- Remaining alert for safety hazards and the relative potential for fire, flooding, earthquake, etc., and taking appropriate action as necessary.
- Observing and reporting suspicious persons and circumstances to local police.
- Enforcing University parking and traffic regulations.
- Providing late-night escort service on an "as available" basis, which will not interfere with other duties which must have priority.
- Maintaining a Ride-along program, which provides interested students with the opportunity to go on patrol with an Officer, thereby promoting mutual understanding.