Annual Security Report for 2011

The federal law, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, was passed in 1990 and amended in 1992 and in 1998 by the Higher Education Amendment of 1965.  It requires all institutions of higher education that receive federal financial assistance to produce an annual security report which is distributed to all current students and employees and a summary of which is available to all prospective students and employees.

At Medical Professional Institute campus safety is a major concern.  All members of the institute community are responsible for using the security procedures and for their own well-being and that of others.  All members of the institute are encouraged to participate in campus safety and to report any suspicious incidents, accidents, or criminal activity to the Campus Security Administrator at (781) 397-6822 x204.

The Campus Security Administrator is located on the second floor of the Leonard School Building, 380 Pleasant Street, Suite 21.  The Administrator cannot make arrests, but does enforce the Institute’s rules and regulations in Institute locations, including hallways and the parking lot.  The Administrator frequently walks around the building and parking lot during business days.  The Administrator cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel with respect to monitoring, recording and/or reporting criminal activities engaged in by students and personnel in connection with the Institute.

To report an incident on campus, contact the Campus Security Administrator.  Contact the Malden Police Department immediately if you suspect a crime is being committed or has been committed, where you are the victim or a witness.  The Malden Police Department General Business telephone number is (781) 397-7171.  If it is an emergency, call 911 and then the Campus Security Administrator.

To ensure promptness of advisories to the community, reporting incidents in a timely manner is encouraged.  Members of the Institute community will be notified of an incident by written notification given to each individual and also posted on announcement boards.

The Medical Professional Institute classroom locations are open during times of class and locked when no classes are in session.  Students or faculty are recommended to notify the Administrative Office if they would like to utilize a classroom while classes are not in session.  The hallways and parking lot are open to the public.  There are other businesses within the institute campus also open to the public during business hours.  The 380 and 388 Pleasant Street entrance doors are on timers.  They will unlock Monday through Friday at 7am.  They will lock Monday through Friday at 8pm.  Entrance into the building when the door is locked is only possible if an individual office is notified by buzzer and the person is let into the building or let in by an office that has a key.  The front door is locked during the weekend.  The back entrance into the 388 Pleasant Street section is always locked.  There are cameras surveying the 3rd floor hallway at all times and in the hallways of 380 Pleasant Street.  The 390 Pleasant Street entrance locks at the end of the business day and is closed during the weekend.


Drug-Free Workplace

POLICY:

MPI is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and productive educational environment.  MPI wishes to ensure that students will perform their duties safely and efficiently in a manner that protects their interest and those of other students.  In keeping with this commitment, MPI has a strict policy regarding the inappropriate use and possession of drugs and alcohol.  This policy recognizes that student involvement with alcohol or drugs can be disruptive and harmful to the school place.  Accordingly, MPI prohibits the use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs.  All students must adhere to the rules stated in this policy.

No student may use, possess, transfer, distribute, and sell alcohol or any illegal drug while on MPI’s property.  In addition, no student or school staff may report to school while under the influence of or impaired by any illegal drug or alcohol.  It is essential that all students and employees comply fully with this policy.  Students and staff members who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge.

 

HARASSMENT FREE ENVIRONMENT POLICY

MPI‘s success and the achievement of an appropriate working environment are dependent on a work environment based on mutual respect.

MPI is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of harassment.  Each staff member has a responsibility to ensure that harassment based on an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation does not occur in the workplace.

Behavior is considered harassment when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a staff member’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.  Harassment can be physical or verbal behavior and can include stereotypical terms, derogatory statements, abusive language, and discriminatory remarks that are offensive or objectionable to the recipient.  This policy statement highlights sexual harassment because it is one of the most common forms of harassment.  However, this policy is intended to apply to all forms of harassment outlined above.

Please note that while this policy sets forth our goals of promoting a workplace that is free of harassment as outlined above, the policy is not designed or intended to limit our authority to discipline or take remedial action for workplace conduct which is deemed unacceptable, regardless of whether that conduct satisfies the legal definition of harassment.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

Sexual harassment refers to any repeated, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or behavior of sexual nature that degrades its victims and negatively impacts the MPI educational environment.  While in some cases individuals may make sexual comments or unwelcome sexual jokes or personal advances without intending harm, such actions can be unwanted, threatening and perceived as harassment.  Stopping sexual harassment in its many forms requires an increased awareness by everyone at MPI of the impact that such actions may have on others.

  • Unwelcome and unwanted sexual jokes, language, epithets, advances or propositions;
  • The display of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters or cartoons;
  • Asking questions about sexual conduct;
  • Harassment consistently targeted at only one sex, even if the content of the verbal abuse is not sexual

 

MPI Procedures in Response to Sexual or Other Forms of Harassment

MPI will not tolerate any form of harassment including sexual harassment.  Any student who feels that they are a victim of sexual harassment will be assisted by the Institute in filing a formal complaint with the proper authorities and if available may be able to provide resources to get further assistance.

 

Campus Crime Statistics for 2008 – 2010

On-Campus
Type of Crime                                                                                     2008                         2009                           2010

Murder/Non-negligent Homicide

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Forcible)

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Non-Forcible)

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

1

Larceny – Theft

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

0

0

0

Liquor Law Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Drug Violation Arrests

0

0

0

Drug Violation Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Arrests

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Non-Campus
Type of Crime                                                                                     2008                     2009                              2010

Murder/Non-negligent Homicide

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Forcible)

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Non-Forcible)

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

Larceny – Theft

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

0

0

0

Liquor Law Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Drug Violation Arrests

0

0

0

Drug Violation Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Arrests

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

 

Public Property
Type of Crime                                                                                      2008                          2009                           2010

Murder/Non-negligent Homicide

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Forcible)

0

0

0

Sexual Assault (Non-Forcible)

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

Larceny – Theft

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

Liquor Law Arrests

0

0

0

Liquor Law Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Drug Violation Arrests

0

0

0

Drug Violation Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Arrests

0

0

0

Weapons Possession Disciplinary Referrals

0

0

0


Professional Counselor:

MPI does not employ a professional counselor on campus; however, if the situation is an emergency or is of a more serious nature, the student will be referred to a local hospital or the appropriate facility for immediate attention.  If the student feels the need for any reason to speak confidentially with a professional counselor outside of the Institute, MPI provides brochures to several different counseling services within the Boston area. These brochures can be found in the library.

 

Sexual Assault Policy:

Sexual assault is a violent criminal offense in which a sexual act is directed against another person, forcibly or against that person’s will. It also includes sexual acts in which the victim is incapable of giving consent, the victim is under the statutory age of consent, or when the sexual act is between persons who are related to each other in such a way wherein marriage between them would be prohibited by law.

If a sexual assault offense should occur at MPI, in which the offender is a member of the campus community, the offender would be subject to the severest of disciplinary actions as well any criminal charges pressed by the victim. If a sexual assault offense is committed on the campus but by a person who is not a member of the campus community, the offender will be permanently banned from the MPI campus and will face whatever criminal charges the victim will decide to pursue.

MPI encourages victims of sexual assault to promptly report such incidents to the police department. Victims are also encouraged to contact the Director of MPI, who can assist the victim in reporting the offense to the police department, obtaining medical intervention, and finding counseling or recovery services as necessary. If the Director of MPI is unavailable, or if the victim does not wish to contact the Director, the victim is strongly advised to immediately contact the police department directly. If the victim can not or does not wish to contact the Director of MPI or the police department, the victim is strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical attention, which provides a medical evaluation, treatment, and documentation of injury and evidence of assault.

In all cases of sexual assault, MPI recognizes the importance of confidentiality and will see that confidentiality will be maintained at all costs. If a victim does not wish to report a sexual assault offense to the police department, MPI will abide by the wishes of the victim in all situations unless the Director of MPI believes the seriousness of the offense requires police intervention to ensure the safety of the campus.

In such cases in which a sexual offense is reported, but cannot be verified, both the victim and the sex offender will have the opportunity to present an accusation/defense to the Director of MPI. Both parties are entitled to have others present during the proceeding, including any witnesses. The director may assign an investigator to the case, as stated under the policy on harassment, or may choose another means to determine if the person accused is indeed guilty of the offense. Appropriate actions will then be based upon that decision. In either case, both the accused and the accuser will be notified of the outcome of the disciplinary proceeding. If the police department or another law enforcement department becomes in any way involved in the situation, the decision made by these decisions will override any previous judgment or discipline enacted by MPI.

Depending on the seriousness of the offense, disciplinary action MPI may impose following a final determination of a sex offense may include, but is not limited to, dismissal of the offender from the school with or without full or partial refund of tuition or other payments, probationary status for the remainder of the student’s academic program at MPI, and permanent expulsion and banishment from the MPI campus.

Sex Offender Registry:

Any member of the public who is at least 18 years of age or older may request sex offender information. The information will be provided to any person who is seeking the information for his/her own protection or for the protection of a child under the age of 18 or for the protection of another person whom the requesting person has responsibility, care, or custody.

Students can request the sex offender information at the Malden Police Department or through the Sex Offender Registry Board directly.   Level 3 offenders are posted on the www.mass.gov/sorb web site through Community Search.  A Request for Sex Offender Information From City/Town Police Departments form is available in the Financial Aid Administrators office and on the Internet at www.mass.gov/sorb.