Crime Reporting

General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all alleged crimes and campus safety-related incidents to the Lebanon Valley College Office of Campus Safety in a timely manner.

To report an alleged crime or an emergency on the Lebanon Valley College campus, call Lebanon Valley College campus safety at ext. 6111 or from outside the college phone system, 717-867-6111. The same numbers are used to report a non-emergency security or campus safety related matter. Officers are available at these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

In addition, you may report an alleged crime to the following:

Robert Mikus, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students 717-867-6863
Allan W. Mund College Center*
Andrea Haldeman, Chaplain & Coordinator of Spiritual Life 717-867-6136
Frederic K. Miller Chapel#
TBD**, Director of Counseling Services 717-867-6698 Shroyer Health Center 83 E. Sheridan Ave.Annville, Pa. 17003 & Bishop Library@
TBD**, Registered Staff Nurse Shroyer Health Center 83 E. Sheridan Ave.Annville, Pa. 17003

*The Allan W. Mund College Center is on the northeast corner of the intersection of SR934 and E. Sheridan Ave. The offices of the above listed employees are on the main floor in the Center for Student Engagement (CSE). The CSE is next to the elevator.

@ The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library is on the southern edge of the Academic Quad, housed between the Neidig-Garber Science Center and the Carnegie Building. Counseling Services is located on the second floor of the library. Signs are posted to assist clients. Director of Counseling has office space in Shroyer and Bishop Library, which houses additional counselors.

#The Frederic K. Miller Chapel is on Sheridan Ave. mid-block between SR934 and N. College Ave., south side of the street. The chaplain’s office is on the main floor, Engle Family Lobby area.*

**Confidential reporting is available.

LVC campus safety officers will investigate reports. All incident reports and investigatory findings are forwarded to the vice president of student affairs and dean of students or their designee for review and potential on campus judicial action.

If assistance is required from the Annville Township Police Department or the Annville-Cleona Fire District, LVC’s Office of Campus Safety will contact the appropriate agency. If a sexual assault or rape occurs, College staff on the scene, including campus safety, will offer the victim a wide variety of services. LVC has a sexual misconduct policy.

Incidents should be reported to the LVC Office of Campus Safety to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate, and to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics.

If you are a victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College or the criminal justice system, you are still encouraged to make a confidential report with one of the College’s confidential reporting resources noted above.

The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the College can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents; determine where there is a pattern of crime about a location, method, or assailant; and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

The College also provides access to the Campus Conduct Hotline (1-866-943-57870), a confidential and anonymous way to alert College officials regarding unsafe or unethical behavior. Please note that this is not a first responder system. Therefore, in the case of an immediate emergency, please call 911. Links to and information regarding the Campus Conduct Hotline can also be found on the offices of campus safety, counseling services, and human resources home pages.

Campus health care staff, pastoral counselors, and campus professional counselors, when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority, and are not required to report crimes for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they encourage clients of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion in the annual crime statistics.

Counselors are defined as:

Pastoral Counselor
An employee of an institution who is associated with a religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.

Professional Counselor
An employee of an institution whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution’s community, and who is functioning within the scope of their license or certification.