Campus Safety and Security reporting

In compliance with the campus security and safety reporting requirements specified by the Federal Government, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary reports our combined Campus Safety and Security Report.

This report covers incidents of campus crime during the year, and meets the federal regulations that require all public and private post-secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs to publish an annual report that contains three years of campus crime statistics, and fire statistics for the on-campus student housing facility.

Policy

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is committed to fostering a welcoming, safe, and secure campus environment.  Toward that end, and in order to comply with the United States’ Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, AMBS has adopted this policy statement on campus security.

  1. To raise awareness about campus security issues and procedures and to work toward the prevention of crimes on campus, the following settings will be used to inform students and/or employees about campus security procedures and crime prevention student orientations at the outset of each semester; new employee orientations; and occasional forums.
  2. Reporting of criminal actions and other emergencies:
    a) If a criminal act is being committed, or a related or suspected emergency is in progress, the Elkhart City Police should be called at once. Use the emergency system number: 911.

    b) All criminal actions which happen on campus involving seminary personnel (employees or students), seminary property, or property on campus belonging to seminary personnel should be reported as soon as possible to the president’s office.
  3. AMBS maintains records and statistics related to crimes that occurred on campus during the three previous years, including any of the following criminal offenses reported: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, vandalism, motor theft, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and weapons possession. These records are publicly accessible and may be requested from the president’s office by any current student or employee or any applicant for enrollment or employment.\

    If and when someone is apprehended and charged with a criminal offense against AMBS as an institution (theft, vandalism, etc.), the seminary is committed to working redemptively with those so charged and possibly convicted. This may involve, for instance, petitioning the court system to work with the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP).
  4. At present AMBS employs no campus security personnel.
  5. Waltner Hall, Lambright Center, maintenance building and chapel are "secured" with an electronic system that is activated during off-hours (when the offices and/or library are closed).  Only authorized persons (faculty, administrators, staff, and the student[s] hired for lock-up purposes) are to have access to the security code, key to the outside door, or to the building itself in off-hours.
  6. AMBS discourages the possession and use of alcoholic beverages on campus and in seminary-owned housing; AMBS prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages at any seminary-sponsored function on or off campus and the illegal use of alcohol by minors on campus.AMBS persons (students and employees) who abuse or become addicted to alcohol will be subject to disciplinary action depending upon the severity and frequency of the problem.Disciplinary action may consist of mandatory participation in alcohol addiction programs, temporary suspension from academic programs or employment, or permanent dismissal from academic programs or employment.
  7. AMBS prohibits the possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs.(For more information, see the "Drug-Free Policy for all Students and Employees of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.")

Campus Security Statistics

Criminal Offenses – On Campus
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Offenses – Public Property
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes – On Campus
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes – Public Property
 
Criminal Offenses 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses – Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Simple assault 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny-theft 0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 0 0 0 0 0
Destruction/damage/vandalism of property 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests – On Campus
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests – Public Property
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions – On Campus
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Actions – Public Property
 
Criminal Offense 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc. 0 0 0 0 0
Drug abuse violations 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0 0 0