The following report of crime statistics and policies are in compliance with Title II of Public Law 101-542, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act.
Buena Vista University encourages anyone with knowledge of crimes occurring on campus to report these crimes directly to the Campus Security and/or Storm Lake Police by dialing 911. Buena Vista University maintains an excellent working relationship with the Storm Lake Police and relies on them to provide security for our campus. In addition, crimes occurring on campus should be reported to the Office of Student Affairs either directly or through a Resident Advisor or Residence Director. Crimes reported to the Office of Student Affairs will be investigated and, if appropriate, adjudicated by the Dean of Students, her designee or a campus judicial board.
Buildings on campus, including campus residence halls, are locked regularly throughout the year. Buena Vista University has coverage by a security officer. Resident students are able to use their ID to gain access to their residence hall after the doors have been locked. Any suspicious persons should be reported to the Campus Security or to an RD or RA.
Campus security is a priority at Buena Vista University. We encourage all students and employees of Buena Vista University to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. Being responsible includes reporting crimes to Student Affairs and taking basic safety precautions such as locking rooms and cars. Periodically educational programs on crime prevention and campus security are offered on campus. In addition to these programs, campus security is addressed during new student orientation, residence hall meetings and programs, and through educational material posted in the residence halls.
In the event that a violent crime occurs on campus, the Office of Student Affairs will provide notice to the campus community through such media as campus newsletters, the student newspaper and through the residence hall staff. This notice is intended to warn, educate and aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. The specific action will depend on the particular circumstances of the crime, but the safety of the campus community will be paramount.