2017 ANNUAL SECURITY
& FIRE SAFETY REPORT

PREPARED BY:
THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Department of Public Safety
Based on 2016 Statistics
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
& Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

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Table of Contents

Message from the Chief of Police…………………………………………………………. 3
How to Reach the Mines Police Department…………………………………………….. 3
The Clery Act Requirements………………………………………………………………..4
Crime Log……………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Overview of the Mines Police Department……………………………………………….. 5
Interagency Relationships with Local and State Law Enforcement…………………… 5
Crime Prevention Education and Awareness……………………………………………. 6
Reporting Options………………………………………………………………………....... 6
Emergency Management & Response…………………………………………………… 8
Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications………………………………………….. 9
Missing Student Policy…………………………………………………………………....... 10
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic
Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking……………………………………………….......10
a. Colorado State Law Defintions…………………………………………………. 11
Sex Offender Registration and Information………………………………………………. 15
Victim Services and Resources ……………………………………………………………15
Workplace Violence & Safety……………………………………………………………… 15
Access to and Maintenance of Campus Facilities……................................................ 16
Alcohol & Illegal Drug Policy……………………………………………………………….. 16
Residence Hall Information……………………………………………………………....... 18
Crime Statistics & VAWA Definitions……………………………………......................... 19
Crime Statistics Tables…….……………………………………………......................... 22
ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT……………………………………………………….. 24
Fire Safety for Mines On-Campus Residence Halls…………………………………….. 24
Fire Alarms, Fire Drills, and Fire Equipment……………………………………………... 25
Emergency Procedures – Fire Evacuation……………………………………………….. 25
Plans for Future Improvement……………………………………………………………... 26
Fire Safety Education………………………………………………………………………..26
Fire Safety Systems and Fire Statistics…………………………………………………... 28
Campus Map………………………………………………………………………………… 32



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Message from the Chief of Police

Dear Colorado School of Mines Community:

Thank you for taking time to read this year’s annual security and fire safety report. This report is designed to provide you
with important information about safety and security at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines). In addition to outlining the
policies, programs, and resources the institution offers the campus community, this report also contains statistics about
crime and fire safety on campus. This information is provided because of our commitment to campus safety and in
compliance with federal law.

When you review the statistics, you will note that Mines is a safe campus. The vast majority of our students, faculty, staff
and visitors do not experience crime at Mines. However, despite our best efforts, crimes sometimes occur. The safety you
experience on campus is due in part to the combined efforts of many different departments and individuals. Safety is a
shared responsibility and we rely on every campus member to contribute to security on campus by reporting suspicious
activities and using common sense when going about their daily activities.

The Mines Police Department, within the Department of Public Safety, is a full-service police agency charged with the
enforcement of campus regulations and all federal, state and local laws. This function is essential to maintaining an
environment that is safe and allows our educational mission to occur without disruption. We are committed to enhancing
the quality of life of the campus community and primarily responsible for developing services, programs and strategies for
maintaining a safe campus.

In order to meet this goal, the department focuses on a strong working relationship with the campus community. We are
committed to the philosophy of community policing. Through this philosophy, we have trained our officers to serve as
partners with the campus community.

The Mines Police Department is here to serve and protect you. Together, we can ensure that our campus community
remains safe. We hope you find this report informative and helpful, and that your time at Mines will be enjoyable and safe.
If you have questions or would like further information about safety and security, please visit our website at
http://publicsafety.mines.edu or contact us at 303-273-3333.



Sincerely,

Greg Bohlen

Chief of Police - Mines Police Department
Director of Public Safety





How to Reach the Mines Police Department
Emergency: 911 (Golden City Dispatch)
Non-Emergency Phone: 303-273-3333
Administration: 303-273-333
Records: 303-273-3333
Website: http://publicsafety.mines.edu/



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About The Campus Community

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest
admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the United
States. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.
Mines has a student body of about 6,030 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students (2017-2018). Please visit
our website at http://mines.edu/ for information about our institution and various departments.

Colorado School of Mines is located in the City of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado – only 15 miles west of Denver’s
downtown business district. Golden, a thriving community of 20,000, offers outdoor adventure with small town atmosphere
and convenient access to big city attractions. The institution has some big-name neighbors in Golden, including the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory, a frequent research partner, and Coors Brewing Company. More information on the City of
Golden can be found at http://www.cityofgolden.net.

Although located in an urban environment, Colorado School of Mines’ campus has one of the lowest campus crime rates in
the state. This report includes crime rates for the campus proper along with any building or property owned or controlled by
the institution within the same contiguous geographic area of the institution. State of Colorado crime statistics can be found
in the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s annual report entitled “Crime in Colorado,”
http://cbi.state.co.us/CNC/index.html

The Clery Act Requirements

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law
requiring all institutions of higher education that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose
information about certain crime that occurs on and near the campus. The Clery Act affects nearly all public and private
institutions and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Clery Act, formerly known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, was signed in 1990 and is named after
19-year-old Jeanne Clery, who was sexually assaulted and murdered while in her Lehigh University residence hall room in
1986. The Clery Act has since been amended and requires institutions to provide timely warnings for Clery Act crimes that
represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees and to collect, report and disseminate certain crime data
to everyone on campus annually. The Act also requires the school to provide the campus community and the public with
statements of current policies and practices regarding procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other
emergencies on campus, and be compliant per the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Campus Crime Statistics
The statistics contained at the end of this report, which includes crimes on campus and crimes in adjacent public areas, are
collected by the Mines Police Department (Mines PD). The crime statistics are the number of all reported offenses, without
regard to the findings of a court, coroner or jury, or the decision of a prosecutor. Mines PD classifies and counts crimes from
records of calls for service, complaints and investigations. In preparation for annual reporting, the Golden Police
Department, and other law enforcement agencies near off-campus Mines Property, as well as Campus Security Authorities
(persons with significant responsibility for student and campus activities) are surveyed for knowledge of crimes that may
not have been reported to Mines PD. Crimes that occurred in residence halls are reported both in the “On Campus” category
and in the “Residential Facilities” category. Thus, “Residential Facilities” is a subset of “On Campus.” The presentation of
the tables is designed to enable the reader to compare crimes committed during the past three years. The Clery definition
of each crime is listed on the Crime Statistics page and may differ from the definition of comparable crimes by Colorado
law. Campus Security Authorities should immediately report Clery Act crimes to the Mines Police Department. If a Campus
Security Authority has knowledge of a reportable crime that was not reported for investigation or disciplinary action, he or
she is required to inform the Mines Police Department, and that occurrence will be included in the statistics.

Crime Log
Mines PD maintains a log of all crimes within its Clery geography that are reported to campus police, including those
observed by Mines Police Officers within their patrol jurisdiction. This log is stored in both hard copy and electronic version
within the department’s record management system. This information is available upon request at the Mines Police
Department weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.




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Distribution of the Annual Security and Fire Report
Each year, by October 1, a campus wide e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty and staff providing the
website to access this report. Printed copies of the report may also be obtained at the Mines Police Department located at
1922 Jones Road, Golden, CO 80401 or by calling (303) 273-3333. All prospective students and employees may also view
and print a copy at the website address http://publicsafety.mines.edu/

Overview of the Mines Police Department

The Mines Police Department is within the Colorado School of Mines Department of Public Safety and is the same
entity. The department is committed to the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are a full-service community-
oriented law enforcement agency providing service to the campus 24/7. There are always Mines Police Officers on duty to
assist a student, faculty, guest or staff member. It is a goal of the department to provide an environment in which all people
feel safe and secure and to maintain a professional workforce that is responsive to the needs of the campus community. In
addition, we work closely with the City of Golden Police Department to safeguard the campus.

The officers employed by Mines PD are fully trained commissioned police officers in accordance with Colorado Peace
Officer Standards and Training (POST). Mines Police Officers receive their police authority via the provisions of the Colorado
Revised Statutes, Title 16, Article 2.5, Part 105 (§16-2.5-105) and Title 24, Article 7, Part 101 (§24-7-101). The Colorado
School of Mines Board of Trustees, through Mines’ President and Vice President of Student Life, has delegated authority
to the Department of Public Safety (Mines PD) to enforce campus rules and regulations as well as Municipal Ordinances,
State Laws and Federal Statutes.

Mines Police Officers have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus
and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. If minor offenses involving Mines rules, regulations and policies are
committed by a Mines student, the officer may also refer the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Life. The Mines
Police Department’s patrol jurisdiction is the Colorado School of Mines main campus property in Golden and areas
immediately adjacent to campus. Mines owns property (approximately 200 acres) used for mine training in Clear Creek
County; however, that is not part of the Mines PD patrol jurisdiction.

The Mines Police Department is located at 1922 Jones Road. The administrative office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The office phone number is (303) 273-3333. After hours, an on-duty officer may be reached
through the Golden Dispatch Center directly at (303) 384-8045. The department may also be reached at its website:
http://publicsafety.mines.edu

Interagency Relationships with Local and State Law Enforcement

Mines PD enjoys the support and cooperation of numerous government law enforcement agencies dedicated to the safety
and security of our community. When a Mines student is involved in an off-campus offense, Mines PD may assist local,
state or federal law enforcement. Agencies routinely communicate with Mines PD on any serious incidents occurring on-
campus or in the immediate neighborhood and business areas surrounding campus. Mines operates no off-campus housing;
however, many students reside in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. While Golden Police have primary
jurisdiction in areas off campus, Mines Police can respond to student-related incidents in close proximity and the agencies
have direct radio communications.

Under Colorado Revised Statute §29-5-103 (assignment of police officers), Mines PD has statutory authority to provide
assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed and required; and under Colorado Revised Statute §29-5-104
(Request for temporary assignment of police officers or deputy sheriffs – authority), Mines PD has the authority to request
law enforcement personnel from other agencies as needed, or required, to deal with emergency situations on campus.

Golden Police Department
Mines PD maintains an excellent relationship with the City of Golden, within which our campus is located. There is a written
memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Golden Police Department and Colorado School of Mines for the
enforcement of municipal crimes and parking ordinances. This agreement does not cover the investigation of alleged
criminal offenses. The Golden Police Department also provides dispatch services for Mines PD. The Golden Police
Department helps to maintain a safer campus by providing extra patrols when requested and jointly trains with Mines police
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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Mines PD partners with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in matters of countywide emergency management. Jefferson
County also has specialized units such as K-9, Victim Services, SWAT and Bomb Squad units that may be called upon and
utilized if needed. Mines does not have a written MOU with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Federal and State Law Enforcement
Mines PD often works with or utilizes the services of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol
(CSP), U.S. Secret Service, Federal Protective Service (FPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) while
investigating crimes or to provide security for dignitaries who may visit our campus. Mines does not have a written MOU
with these agencies.

Statement on Monitoring of Criminal Activity at Off-Campus Locations of Student Organizations
There are no student organizations with off-campus locations monitored by Mines PD. All fraternities and sororities affiliated
with Colorado School of Mines are located on campus.

Crime Prevention Education and Awareness

Mines PD stresses the importance of crime prevention. Each officer is responsible for problem identification and proper
education to the campus community of potential criminal activity and opportunity. The Department coordinates and
administers several programs available to all members of the campus community (students, faculty and staff), to include
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD); Active Shooter Training; Bicycle Registration; Officer Ride-Along; Escort Program;
Alcohol Enforcement and Education; and New Student Orientation. Mines PD works closely with Residence Life staff to
provide training and educational information each semester on crime prevention, problem identification, bicycle and
pedestrian safety, and personal safety techniques.

During student orientation sessions, Mines PD partners with Residence Life staff to offer crime prevention and personal
safety information to the incoming freshman class. Students are informed of services offered by Mines PD and other campus
resources relating to safety and security. Students are told about crime on-campus and in surrounding neighborhoods.
Crime prevention programs and sexual violence prevention programs are offered on a continual basis. During the academic
year Mines PD, in cooperation with other Mines student organizations and departments, present crime prevention
awareness sessions on sexual assault, dating violence, drug and alcohol abuse, theft and vandalism, as well as educational
sessions on personal safety and residence hall security. The Mines Police Department works with Residence Life to provide
outreach on crime prevention topics on a monthly basis. The Mines Police Department also offers Active Shooter response
training (including at Orientation). Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes are offered at least twice per semester. Informal
or formal lectures on crime prevention, personal safety or other safety issues can be scheduled for any size group by
contacting Mines PD directly at 303-273-3333.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of
their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. In addition to seminars, information is disseminated to
students and employees through crime prevention awareness brochures and crime bulletins. When time is of the essence,
information is released to the campus community through security alerts posted prominently throughout campus, through
computer memos sent over the electronic mail system, and/or the emergency alert system.

Reporting Options

Colorado law requires all persons who believe a crime has been committed to promptly report the suspected crime to law
enforcement authorities. For emergencies, call 911 from any campus or cell phone. Additionally, the institution has installed
emergency call boxes (Blue Light phones) around the campus for use during emergencies. By pressing the red button on
the stations, users are immediately connected with the Police Dispatch Center. Police Dispatch service is provided to Mines
by the Golden Police Department.

For non-emergencies, contact Mines PD at 303-273-3333 or 3333 from any campus phone, in person at Mines PD, or any
of the Campus Security Authorities (persons with significant responsibility for student and campus activities: Dean &
Associate Dean of Student Life, Housing & Residence Life, Auxiliary Services, Coaches, Facility Advisor, etc.). Mines PD
does not have a campus 911 center. Campus phones and cell phone users and who dial 911 will be directly connected to
the Golden Police Department Dispatch Center. Through the mutual agreement with Golden Police Department, efforts will
be coordinated to dispatch Mines Police Officers to the caller’s or incident location. Calls to Mines PD will dispatch officers
and relay that information to Golden Dispatch. Non-emergency crimes and suspicious activities that occur off campus can
be reported to the Golden Police Department at 303-384-8045.

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If you have a traffic accident on campus, including the campus parking lots, call Mines PD at 303-273-3333. Traffic accidents
are defined as unintentional damage or injury caused by the movement of a motor vehicle.

Mines PD responds to, documents in writing and investigates to the fullest extent of their capabilities all reports of crimes
and suspicious activities that occur on campus and other properties owned, operated or under the control of Mines. Mines
PD is generally the first to respond to any emergency or call for service on campus. The Golden Police Department responds
to crimes reported elsewhere in the city. However, Mines PD and the Golden Police Department may coordinate their
responses to crimes as appropriate. Officers respond to crime reports as appropriate, using state and municipal laws as
guidelines. These officers decide to detain, arrest or merely warn offenders based on established standards of criminal or
constitutional law. Officers write reports on all law violations; administration uses the reports to compile daily, monthly and
yearly statistics for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and FBI's Uniform Crime Report / National Incident Based
Reporting System.

Anonymous Reporting
Mines PD encourages anyone who is a victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. This
includes confidential reports (where the reporting party’s names are known but not released) and anonymous reports (where
the reporting party’s names are not known). We will support the decision of any person who wishes to report a crime
confidentially or anonymously to the greatest extent permitted under the law. If you are the victim of a crime and do not want
to pursue action within the school system or the criminal justice system, you may still consider making a confidential report.
With your permission Mines PD can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. 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. The information can help us keep an accurate record of the incidents involving our community.
Reports of this type are counted and disclosed in the annual crime report, which does not include any personal information.
However, because police reports are public records under state law, Mines Police cannot hold crime reports in confidence.
Anonymous reports within the metro area can also be made to Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Anonymous reporting within the Mines community can be reported through the Mines CARE or Speak UP@Mines websites;
Mines CARE: http://inside.mines.edu/Student-Life-Care or via email at CARE@mines.edu or Speak UP@Mines:
http://inside.mines.edu/SpeakUP-home

Mines Police encourages professional and pastoral counselors, although not required to report crimes, to tell victims about
reporting options and process. If these reports of crime are also reported to Mines Police, they will be included in the annual
campus crime statistics.

Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies
Crime reports can be made at any time. Police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We encourage
all students, employees and guests to report all criminal incidents, accidents, suspicious activity, safety-related incidents
and emergencies accurately and promptly to Mines PD either by phone: 911 for emergencies, (303) 273-3333 for non-
emergencies, in person at 1922 Jones Road, or from any campus Emergency Blue Phone. If a student, employee or guest
opts to report the crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA), the CSA will also report the crime to police, including in
circumstances where a victim of a crime elects to or is unable to make such a report directly. A Campus Security Authority
is generally defined as someone who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. At Colorado School of
Mines, this includes the following: The Dean or Associate of Students, Residence Life / Student Housing, Athletic Directors
and coaches, Student Activities Coordinators, Student Judicial Officers, Police Officers and Faculty Advisors to student and
Greek organizations.

Victims
Mines provides support for victims of crime. Therefore, do not hesitate to report a crime, including incidents of sexual assault
and discrimination or sexual harassment. Sexual violence reporting information is available through the website:
http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Student

Mines will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence (as that term is defined in Section 16
of Title 18, United States Code) or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding
conducted by the school against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is
deceased as a result of such crime or offense, Mines will provide the results of the disciplinary proceeding to the victim’s
next of kin, if so requested. (See pages 14-15 for additional information)


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Colorado School of Mines Emergency Alert (MEA) System

The Mines Emergency Alert (MEA) System is an emergency notification service that allows university officials to quickly
communicate emergency messages to students, faculty and staff via cellular phone text and voice messages, and broadcast
on-campus e-mail and phone messages. During an actual emergency, an emergency siren can be activated at various
locations on campus and directs the campus community to check the various message services for additional details and/or
evacuation procedures.

Students and faculty are entered into the MEA system through Information Technology to receive emergency messages on
your cell phone. To update, opt-out or confirm your information, log on to the Mines Trailhead system at
http://trailhead.mines.edu and go to "Self Service," click on "Personal Information" and then "Mines Emergency Alert
System." The Emergency Notification Team, comprised of various campus administrators including the Chief of Police,
Police Commander and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, have the capability to activate the system from various
locations on and off campus. The MEA system and emergency siren are tested campus wide at least once per year, and
such tests may be announced or unannounced.

Emergency Management

Emergency management involves four key phases: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Mines’
emergency management program brings together numerous campus departments to implement an effective and
comprehensive program. Training master planning, risk management, laboratory safety and fire and life safety are the key
areas of preventing an emergency from occurring. Notification mechanisms, trained personnel, procedures, assessment
and practice are the main measures taken to ensure the campus is ready to respond in the event of an emergency. Mines
Police practice various emergency scenarios with outside agencies. Mines Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regularly
provides laboratory building familiarization tours to the Golden Fire Department. The Mines Emergency Operations Team
trains quarterly, this team regularly evaluates potential hazards and seeks ways to keep the campus community and
emergency responders prepared for both natural and manmade disasters, as well as coordinates emergency preparedness
with various local, county and federal departments.

Emergency Response
The Mines Campus State of Emergency plan includes information about the Emergency Operations Team (made up of the
Incident Control Team and the Business Continuity Team), incident priorities and expectations, evacuation guidelines, and
local contingency and continuity planning requirements. Mines regularly conducts emergency response exercises, such as
tabletop exercises, field exercises and tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to
assess and evaluate the emergency plans and capabilities of the institution.

Mines Police Officers and supervisors have received training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how
to respond to critical incidents. When a serious incident causes an immediate threat to the campus, the first responders to
the scene are usually the Mines Police Department, Golden Police Department and the Golden Fire Department, who will
work together to manage the incident. Depending on the nature of the incident, other county, local or federal agencies could
also be involved in responding to the incident.

The President (or his/her designee) is tasked with declaring a campus state of emergency, activating the emergency
operations team and authorizing the dissemination of emergency notifications. If there is no time to contact the president,
the Chief of Police (or his/her designee) or the EHS Director may declare the state of emergency immediately and
commence emergency notifications.

Evacuation Drills
The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of an emergency. At
Mines, evacuation drills are used as a way to educate and train occupants on issues specific to their building. During the
drill, occupants practice drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits and the sound of the fire alarm.
In addition to educating the occupants of each building about the evacuation procedures during the drills, the process also
provides Mines an opportunity to test the operation of fire alarm system components.

Evacuation drills are monitored and coordinated by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety; residence halls
include coordination with Residence Life staff and Mines Police to evaluate egress and behavioral patterns. Reports are
prepared to identify deficient equipment so that repairs can be made immediately. Recommendations for improvements are
also submitted to the appropriate departments for consideration.

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Evacuation drills occur in every campus building at least once a year, normally during the first month of the fall semester.
These drills are unannounced, designed for assessment and evaluation of emergency plans and capabilities.

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications

Timely Warnings
As soon as pertinent information is available, the Mines Police Department, in consultation with the Emergency Notification
Team, will evaluate the need to issue a timely warning based upon the following conditions:

1. A Clery Act crime, occurring within the institution’s Clery geography, has been reported to campus security
authorities or police; and
2. The crime is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

In determining whether to issue a timely warning, on a case-by-case basis, the institution will consider all the facts
surrounding the crime including factors such as: the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community,
and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. In compliance with the Violence Against Women
Reauthorization Act, the names of crime victims will not be published in timely warnings.

The intent in issuing a timely warning is to enable members of the campus community to protect themselves and to aid in
the prevention of similar crimes. Timely warnings will be distributed via methods reasonably likely to reach the entire campus
community. This is typically accomplished via email but may also include: emergency text message notification and/or
bulletins posted on building entrances and exits.

Once the decision has been made to issue a timely warning, the Mines Police Department and/or the Emergency Notification
Team is responsible for distributing the warning. Anyone with information they feel warrants a timely warning should
immediately contact Mines PD by dialing 911.

Emergency Notifications
The Mines Police Department or Emergency Notification Team will issue an emergency notification in order to immediately
notify the campus community, or segment(s) of the community, when there is confirmation of a significant emergency or
dangerous situation that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees and is currently
occurring on the campus or immediately threatening the campus.

Mines Police and the institution will utilize all information resources at their disposal to confirm there is an emergency and
to determine which segments of the campus community must be warned.

Once an emergency or dangerous situation is confirmed by Mines PD, an emergency notification will be initiated without
delay unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist
a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

An emergency notification may apply to both criminal and non-criminal incidents and can include but is not limited to: weather
or natural disaster events, public health emergencies, hazardous materials spills or gas leaks, civil unrest or rioting, armed
intruders, bomb threats or terrorist incidents.

The method and content of the emergency notification may vary based upon the circumstances. The emergency notification
will typically be accomplished via the Colorado School of Mines Emergency Alert (MEA) System (which includes cell phone
text and voice messaging). But additional methods may also be used such as PA systems, press releases, e-mail alerts,
social media and the Mines webpage. Depending on the circumstances, it may be appropriate to alert only a specific
segment or segments of the campus.

The Mines Police Chief (or designee), in consultation with the Emergency Notification Team, is responsible for determining
the content of the notification and appropriate segment(s) of the campus community to receive the notification. The Police
Department or the EHS Director is responsible for initiating all emergency notifications. Information will be provided to the
broader community though website postings and local media. As needed, follow-up information will be provided to the
community utilizing the same systems as the initial emergency notification.



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Missing Student Policy

If a member of the Mines community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he
or she should immediately notify Mines Police at 303-273-3333. Missing student response and investigation will be timely
and accurate. The response to missing persons is a joint effort by Mines Police and the Division of Student Life. Reports of
missing students should immediately be made to Mines Police or any Division of Student Life member including Resident
Life Coordinators, Resident Assistants and Hall Directors. Whenever a Colorado School of Mines student is believed
missing, the institution will initiate steps to locate him or her to determine why the student has not been seen. Although
students are under no obligation to notify the institution of plans to spend time away from the campus, we encourage them
to do so if they expect to be absent for extended periods of time.

Once a Police Officer is notified that a Mines student has gone missing, he or she will immediately begin an investigation
by attempting to locate the student. The officer will make all reasonable efforts to locate the student. These efforts could
include: vehicle and records checks; calling parents, roommates, friends and employers; and notifying other law
enforcement agencies by entering the missing person into national law enforcement computer databases (NCIC/CCIC).
The officer will also notify the Vice President of Student Life’s Office, which will assist in making notifications and provide
additional support and resources as needed. The School of Mines and/or Mines Police Department will notify the Golden
Police Department and/or other appropriate law enforcement agencies within 24 hours of the missing person report (unless
that agency was the entity that determined the student was missing).

Each student living in an on-campus housing facility has the option to register a confidential contact person to be notified in
the case that the student is determined to be missing, and only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers in
furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to this information. The confidential contact is not required
to be a parent or guardian. The Mines Police Department or Student Life personnel will make contact with such confidential
contact person within 24 hours of the missing person report. A parent or guardian of any student under 18 years of age and
not emancipated will automatically be notified within 24 hours of the missing person report. The missing student policies
along with other important student policies are available online at: http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Student.

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating
Violence and Stalking

Colorado School of Mines prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment or any form of sexual violence
(including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) among the Mines campus community. Mines
will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence within the Mines campus community. Mines will also
not tolerate any form of retaliation against a community member for reporting complaints, cooperating with investigations
and proceedings relating to such complaints, or opposing gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual
violence. The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees’ Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual
Harassment, and Sexual Violence can be found online at: https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Human-Resources

Sexual Harassment
Colorado School of Mines wishes to foster an environment for its students and employees that is free from all forms of
sexual harassment, intimidation and exploitation. Accordingly, Mines will not tolerate sexual harassment and will take all
necessary measures to deter such misconduct and discipline violators of this policy with appropriate sanctions. Furthermore,
retaliation in any form against an individual for reporting sexual harassment or cooperating in a sexual harassment
investigation is strictly prohibited.

Sexual Violence
Sexual violence may be considered an extreme form of harassment. Mines is committed to providing accessible and
responsive services for responding to and dealing with such offenses. Mines does not tolerate sexual violence in any form.
Sexually abusive behavior is acutely harmful to victims and survivors of such crimes and also generally harmful to the
educational, social and community environment of Mines. Severe forms of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault,
sexual battery, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual coercion, are in violation of Mines’ Policy Prohibiting
Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, as well as violations of state and federal law.

Colorado School of Mines treats allegations of sexual violence and harassment extremely seriously and has a support
system in place to assist victims in obtaining medical treatment, counseling and legal assistance. Reporting of Sexual
Harassment and Violence is governed by Colorado State Law, Mines’ policies and procedures, and Title IX of the

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Educational Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any educational program
or activity that receives federal funding. Whenever a complaint is received, the Title IX Coordinator will be advised of the
complaint and may assist in the investigation or resolution of the complaint as directed by the School. The Mines Title IX
Coordinator is Karin Ranta-Curran, Executive Director of Institutional Compliance and Equity – Title IX Coordinator,
Telephone: 303-384-2558, Email: Karin Ranta-Curran (krcurran@mines.edu)

Anonymous Reporting
Anonymous sexual violence reporting can be done through the Title IX coordinator’s office, the Mines Police Department
or Speak Up @ Mines (http://inside.mines.edu/SpeakUP-home). Anonymous sexual violence reporting information is
available through the Mines Title IX website: https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Title-IX

Colorado State Law
Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are prohibited on campus and violations of such may be
enforced through criminal and/or administrative sanctions. This fact is reflected in the primary prevention and awareness
programs for all incoming students and new employees, and ongoing prevention and awareness programs for campus.

State of Colorado Revised Statutes defines sexual assault, domestic violence and consent as follows:

Sexual Assault
§18-3-402. Sexual assault
(1) Any actor who knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim commits sexual assault if:
(a) The actor causes submission of the victim by means of sufficient consequence reasonably calculated to cause
submission against the victim's will; or
(b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct; or
(c) The actor knows that the victim submits erroneously, believing the actor to be the victim's spouse; or
(d) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years
older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
(e) At the time of the commission of the act, the victim is at least fifteen years of age but less than seventeen years of age
and the actor is at least ten years older than the victim and is not the spouse of the victim; or
(f) The victim is in custody of law or detained in a hospital or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary
authority over the victim and uses this position of authority to coerce the victim to submit, unless the act is incident to a
lawful search; or
(g) The actor, while purporting to offer a medical service, engages in treatment or examination of a victim for other than a
bona fide medical purpose or in a manner substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices; or
(h) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented.

§18-3-404. Unlawful sexual contact
Any actor who knowingly subjects a victim to any sexual contact commits unlawful sexual contact if:
(a) The actor knows that the victim does not consent; or
(b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct; or
(c) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows that the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not
consented; or
(d) The actor has substantially impaired the victim's power to appraise or control the victim's conduct by employing, without
the victim's consent, any drug, intoxicant, or other means for the purpose of causing submission; or
(e) Repealed.
(f) The victim is in custody of law or detained in a hospital or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary
authority over the victim and uses this position of authority, unless incident to a lawful search, to coerce the victim to submit;
or
(g) The actor engages in treatment or examination of a victim for other than bona fide medical purposes or in a manner
substantially inconsistent with reasonable medical practices.
(1.5) Any person who knowingly, with or without sexual contact, induces or coerces a child by any of the means set
forth in section 18-3-402 to expose intimate parts or to engage in any sexual contact, intrusion, or penetration with
another person, for the purpose of the actor's own sexual gratification, commits unlawful sexual contact. For the
purposes of this subsection (1.5), the term "child" means any person under the age of eighteen years.
(1.7) Repealed.
Additional laws under the criminal code cover sexual assault as related to assault on a child, internet considerations and
other specific violations. The above listed violation elements are the most common violations related to sexual assault.


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Domestic Violence
§18-6-800.3
(1)"Domestic violence" means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been
involved in an intimate relationship. "Domestic violence" also includes any other crime against a person, or against property,
including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when
used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor
is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
(2) "Intimate relationship" means a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or
persons who are both the parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived
together at any time.

Dating Violence: Colorado state statutes do not contain a specific definition of dating violence. For reporting purposes,
Mines defers to the definition of “dating violence” set forth in the Violence Against Women Act (Page 20).

Stalking:
§18-3-602. Stalking - definitions
(1) A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:
(a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts,
or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person
has or has had a continuing relationship; or
(b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of
communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or
has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or
(c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with another
person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing
relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that
person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing
relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she
received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.
(2) For the purposes of this part 6:
(a) Conduct "in connection with" a credible threat means acts that further, advance, promote, or have a continuity of purpose,
and may occur before, during, or after the credible threat.
(b) "Credible threat" means a threat, physical action, or repeated conduct that would cause a reasonable person to be in
fear for the person's safety or the safety of his or her immediate family or of someone with whom the person has or has had
a continuing relationship. The threat need not be directly expressed if the totality of the conduct would cause a reasonable
person such fear.
(c) "Immediate family" includes the person's spouse and the person's parent, grandparent, sibling, or child.
(d) "Repeated" or "repeatedly" means on more than one occasion.

Consent (to Sexual Activity):
§18-3-401. Definitions
(1.5) "Consent" means cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise of free will and with knowledge of the nature
of the act. A current or previous relationship shall not be sufficient to constitute consent under the provisions of this part 4.
Submission under the influence of fear shall not constitute consent.
(3) "Physically helpless" means unconscious, asleep, or otherwise unable to indicate willingness to act.

Immediate Action and Interim Measures
Depending on the nature of the complaint, Mines reserves the right to take any and all interim measures it deems necessary
to protect the Complainant, Witnesses and/or Respondent. Examples of these interim measures may include, but are not
limited to the following:
• Issuing “no contact” directives;
• Issuing temporary “no trespassing” directives;
• Temporary suspension of a student’s enrollment or participation in campus programs;
• Making changes to class schedules and/or campus housing assignments;
• Placing an employee on administrative leave with or without pay; and
• Obtaining restraining or other protective orders through appropriate law enforcement and judicial mechanisms.


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Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and
Sexual Violence
All complaints alleging sexual violence will be investigated and resolved promptly and effectively. Upon receipt of a formal
complaint, Mines will designate one or more investigators who have specific training and experience investigating
allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual violence. Investigators will review any available and
relevant documents and interview witnesses and other individuals with relevant information. The parties may bring an
advisor of their choice to the investigation interviews and any other meetings that may be a part of the investigation. At the
conclusion of the investigation, the investigator(s) will prepare a written investigative report that summarizes and analyzes
the relevant facts and any supporting documentation. All complaints concerning violations of Mines’ Policy Prohibiting
Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence will be investigated resolved using a
“preponderance of the evidence” standard. The report will be submitted to the appropriate decision-maker for review and
issuance of a written decision setting forth whether or not gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual
violence was found to have occurred. The decision-maker will also determine what sanctions, if any, should be imposed.
Both parties have the right to file an appeal of the decision. Reports of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence,
or stalking made within the primary reporting jurisdiction of the Mines Police Department will be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator for investigation regardless of if the victim chooses to pursue criminal charges. Names of victims of a sexual
assault will only be released with the victim’s consent in accordance with state law.

Possible Sanctions
Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the following: mandatory attendance at gender-based discrimination, sexual
harassment and/or sexual violence awareness and prevention training programs or seminars; mandatory attendance at
other training programs; oral reprimand and warning; written reprimand and warning; student probation, suspension or
expulsion; academic sanctions; educational sanctions; restitution; suspension without pay; termination of employment or
appointment; termination of relationship with third party; and prohibition of entering the Mines campus or attending Mines-
sponsored events.

Confidentiality
The entire process for investigating and resolving complaints should be concluded within 60 calendar days following the
receipt of a formal complaint. Complaints will be investigated as discreetly and expeditiously as possible with due regard
to thoroughness and fairness to all parties. Mines treats all complaints as confidential matters and will make reasonable
efforts to protect the confidentiality of the complaint process, any investigation or resolution, and all individuals involved with
the complaint process. All materials and documents prepared or compiled by the investigators during the course of
investigating a complaint will be kept confidential to the fullest extent of the law.

The complete Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual
Violence Against Students, Employees, or Third Parties and applicable definitions can be found in the Policy section,
under “Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, online at:
https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Human-Resources

Programs to Prevent Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking
Colorado School of Mines is committed to creating a safe and secure environment where the pursuit of higher education
can take place. Colorado School of Mines provides primary and ongoing prevention and awareness programs for all
incoming students and new employees as well as ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for students and faculty.
These programs include information about:
• The fact that the institution prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
• Information about definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in Colorado.
• Information about the definition of consent, in reference to sexual activity, in the jurisdiction
• Safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to prevent harm or intervene
when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking against a person other than such
individual.
• Information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks.
• Possible sanctions or protective measures that such institution may impose following a final determination of an
institutional disciplinary procedure regarding rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault or stalking.
• Procedures victims should follow if a sex offense, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking has
occurred.

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• Procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or
stalking. Information about how the institution will protect the confidentiality of victims, including how publicly available
record keeping will be accomplished without inclusion of identifying information about the victim, to the extent that
maintaining such confidentially would not impair the ability of the institution to provide the accommodations or protective
measures.

Furthermore, Colorado School of Mines has taken the following steps to provide greater awareness of sexual assault,
domestic violence, dating violence and stalking:
• Creation of a Sexual Violence Education & Prevention Committee
• All faculty and staff are required to attend 90-minute in-person training courses on primary prevention and awareness
of sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking prevention, policy and
procedures, and victim resources.
• All graduate students attend a 60- to 90-minute in-person course on primary prevention and awareness of sexual
harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking prevention, policy and procedures, and
victim resources.
• Residence Life professional staff receives intensive training on university policy and procedures, victim resources and
common dynamics of sexual violence.
• Incoming undergraduate students, including transfer students, attended 2.5 hours of training during new student
orientation in August of each year, focused on primary prevention and awareness of sexual violence, dating violence,
domestic violence, and stalking, institutional policy and procedures, victim resources and bystander intervention.
• Campus awareness events focused on sexual violence and gender violence have included It’s On US, Take Back the
Night, Clothesline Project and Denim Day. The campus plans to repeat these events in future years.

Actions for Victims of Sexual Assault
In the event a student is sexually assaulted or a victim of sexual violence, Mines strongly encourages reporting of the
incident as soon as possible. In compliance with Colorado State law and the Duty to Report Statute, all Mines employees
are encouraged to report any crime they may become aware of, including sexual assault or crimes of sexual violence, to
the Mines Police Department. It is the policy of the Mines Police Department to investigate reported sexual assaults or
sexual violence occurring on campus, and forward any reports occurring off-campus to the appropriate police jurisdiction.
If the assault occurred off-campus, the report should be made to the local police agency where the crime occurred. If in
doubt, call the Mines Police Department. They will facilitate notifying the proper agency and other appropriate services to
assist the victim. We urge survivors of sexual assault to take the following steps:

1. To get immediate assistance, dial 911. Get Medical Treatment. Your physical well-being is a priority.
Find a way to ensure your immediate safety; separate yourself from a dangerous environment if possible, get to a safe
place and call 911. It is important that a person who has been recently assaulted receive prompt medical attention to
ensure that he/she is medically well. It is also important to preserve evidence, as it may be necessary for proof of
criminal domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, or in obtaining a protection order. To assist with
any potential evidence, while waiting for police, do NOT shower, wash, use the toilet or change clothing if you can avoid
it. Preferably, you will not change clothes; if you do change clothes, put all clothing you were wearing at the time of the
attack in a paper, not plastic, bag. Do not wash the sheets or clean the area where the assault took place. Cleaning or
washing may result in the loss of valuable evidence. Time can also be critical. Some rape-facilitating drugs disappear
from the body in a matter of hours. Don't delay – report immediately. Because physical injury is not always noticeable
at first, it is important to receive a medical examination and treatment as soon as possible. This may include screening
and/or treatment for sexually transmitted infection and emergency contraception if appropriate.

2. Report the Sexual Assault
The safety and well-being of survivors are of paramount importance. Mines strongly encourages victims to contact
trained professionals, counselors and victim services for emotional support, medical services and advocacy with
reporting and the criminal justice system. Mines has several resources available for individuals who have experienced
sexual violence.

3. Seek Counseling
Colorado School of Mines and the community offer a variety of counseling resources to survivors of sexual assault. For
more information on the full range of supportive services, contact Mines Police at 303-273-3333.



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Victim Services and Resources

The following are some of the resources available both on and off campus:
Disclaimer: The following contact information was current as of the date of publication of this report, but may not remain accurate. It
is recommended that individuals verify this information.

Contact / Campus Resource options include:
• Mines Police Department, 1922 Jones Road, Golden CO 80401, 303-273-3333 or 911
• Residence Hall Coordinator, Director or RA, Residence Halls on campus, 303-869-5433
• Dean or Associate Dean of Students, Student Center or Elm Hall Campus Living Office, 303-273-3350
• Karin Ranta-Curran, Title IX Coordinator, Guggenheim Hall, 303-384-2558
• Colorado School of Mines Counseling Services / Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street, Golden, CO 80401.
303-273-3377: http://counseling.mines.edu
• CARE at Mines: http://healthcenter.mines.edu/Student-Life-Care
• Speak up @ Mines: http://inside.mines.edu/SpeakUP-home

Off Campus & On-Lines Resources
• Golden Police, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO 804017, 303-384-8045 or 911
• Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80419, 303-277-0211 or 911,
http://jeffco.us/sheriff/
• Victims Outreach: 303-202-2196, http://victimoutreach.org
• Jefferson County Victim Services: 303-277-0211, http://jeffco.us/sheriff/community-programs/victim-services
• Colorado Office of Victim’s Programs: https://sites.google.com/a/state.co.us/dcj-victim-program/home
• Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault: http://www.ccasa.org/
• Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://ccadv.org/
• Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: https://www.rainn.org/
• Any medical treatment facility
• Any trusted friend, adviser or faculty member to help provide support.
• Request an officer to meet you at the hospital or other location of your choice

Representative on the above list – including institutional personnel – will assist a survivor in notifying law enforcement
authorities, if requested by the survivor. We urge survivors to consider contacting Mines Police personnel, who will assist
and accompany the victim every step of the way through the process. You may also contact Mines staff and/or faculty to
guide you and/or assist you if you wish to report the incident to the police. Although the institution strongly encourages
pressing criminal charges, we respect the survivor’s choices. Several reporting options are available to the victim,
including remaining anonymous, confidential reporting and/or not reporting at all.

Workplace Violence and Safety

Colorado School of Mines is committed to maintaining an environment of respect that is free from violence or threats of
violence. As a diverse community requiring trust, openness and physical safety, Mines will not tolerate violence or threats
of violence in the campus community and workplace. It is the policy of Mines not only to prohibit such behavior, but also to
take seriously all reports of incidents addressing each appropriately. If at any time you do not feel safe on campus, dial 911
for immediate assistance.

Sex Offender Registration and Information

Registered sex offenders who are students, employees or volunteers for Colorado School of Mines are required by state
law to advise the local law enforcement agency of their affiliation with the institution. This information is forwarded to the
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and is available at the Golden Police Department (911 10th St.) during normal
business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The individual making a registration request will be provided with the list of
registered sex offenders within the City of Golden, including Colorado School of Mines. State and federal law require the
release of information supplied by the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) on registered sex offenders. The release
of such information does not violate the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).

For further information on Sex Offender Registration Information, please visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's
Convicted Sex Offender Site at http://sor.state.co.us/.

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Access to Campus Facilities

Mines PD works closely with the Facilities Management Department to maintain building security and key control. During
normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, the Mines campus (excluding residence halls) will be open to
students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to all campus facilities is by
key, BlasterCard or by admittance via Mines Police or Residence Life staff. After-hours access may not be granted
without prior notice. All visitors to Residence Halls must be hosted by a resident who assumes responsibility for their
visitor. Those without a valid Mines BlasterCard are considered visitors and will be admitted only after the approval of their
hosts. Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. In cases requiring emergency maintenance, Mines maintains a
Building Access Policy for Facilities Management employees and vendors. Policies can be found under Facilities
Management at: https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Facilities-Property-Safety

Maintenance of Campus Facilities

The Mines Police Department and Facilities Management collaborate to provide ongoing maintenance and physical security
enhancements on campus. This includes design review using CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
principles, routine inspections of locks and elevators, cameras and lighting systems. When the Mines Police Department
notices propped or damaged doors, officers will address the issue or contact Facilities Management for repair and/or
remediation. The Mines Facilities Management Department has a regular preventive maintenance schedule for
maintenance checks around the Mines campus, including exterior lighting, landscaping and grounds. When Facilities
Management staff respond to maintenance calls, they track all requests and completions as well as verifications that the
issue was addressed to the requesting party’s satisfaction. All Facilities Maintenance Policies are found at:
https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Facilities-Property-Safety

Alcohol Policy

The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees has adopted an alcohol use policy in keeping with state and local laws
governing the use, distribution and consumption of alcohol. Mines is committed to responsible behavior and as such, the
alcohol policy is designed to encourage responsible drinking and behavior. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary
and/or legal action. Mines Police and Golden Police regularly enforce that policy and state and local laws pertaining to
unlawful underage alcohol possession, sale and use. The Mines Student Life Division offers an annual alcohol and drug
prevention education program to all incoming students. Further, the Student Life Division maintains an alcohol policy page
for the student population that can be found at: http://inside.mines.edu/Alcohol-Policy.

Colorado law prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages for people under age 21. Furthermore, social host liability may
be imposed on persons serving or permitting the serving of alcohol to minors, visibly intoxicated persons or habitual drinkers.

Any attempt to sell alcoholic beverages without authorization and licensing violates Colorado State liquor code and is also
subject to university disciplinary action. To obtain a special event liquor license, meet with the Associate Dean of Students
a minimum of 60 days prior to the event. Student organizations wishing to hold a function at which alcoholic beverages will
be served in any campus facility or on campus grounds must first receive approval by the Associate Dean of Students.

Student Residence Halls – No alcoholic beverages, regardless of the person’s age, may be possessed or consumed in
individual rooms of the residence halls or in any public area of the residence halls.
Fraternity and Sorority Houses - Alcoholic beverages may be possessed and consumed by those of legal age only as
approved by the Dean of Students and individual chapter rules. All events at which alcoholic beverages are served must be
approved by the Dean of Students and use a third-party vendor.

Illegal Drug Policy

Colorado School of Mines prohibits the sale, manufacture, distribution, use or possession of illegal drugs on the Mines
campus. This policy applies equally to administrators, faculty, staff and students. Sale, distribution or manufacturing of illegal
drugs by a member of the Mines campus community will normally result in the administration taking action to curtail the
activity. This policy applies within or upon the grounds, buildings or any other facilities of the campus. Sanctions may be
imposed upon individuals found in violation of these policies, as well as violation of criminal laws controlling drugs and
alcohol.


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In 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing the possession and private consumption of small amounts of
marijuana for those at least 21 years old. Please note that this amendment changed no drug laws as it pertains to those
under the age of 21. The consumption of marijuana in residence halls and other campus buildings and outdoor areas of
campus is prohibited by law and Colorado School of Mines policy.

Mines Police and Golden Police regularly enforce state drug laws and may from time to time assist federal agencies with
the enforcement of federal drug laws.

More specific and detailed information about Mines institutional policies addressing drugs and alcohol concerns can be
found in student handbooks, personnel offices or administrative policy information. Faculty, staff and students are
encouraged to obtain this information through Student Life or the Mines Human Resource office.

Mines offers, through the Student Health Center or Counseling Center, proactive alcohol and drug abuse programs designed
to educate students to the dangers of substance abuse and making healthy choices. These programs are supplemented by
a drug education component of the freshman general physical education course.

Drug Free Schools & Communities Act
Colorado School of Mines, in compliance with the federal government’s Drug Free Schools & Communities Act, wants
students to be aware of community standards and potential consequences pertaining to the illegal use of alcohol or drugs.

Mines will impose sanctions on any student found to be in violation of campus standards as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Sanctions include, but are not limited to, requirements to complete an appropriate education or rehabilitation program,
suspension or expulsion from Mines, and/or referral to the appropriate authorities. For more information, please see Mines’
Alcohol and Other Drugs Education and Prevention Policy at https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Human-Resources and/or
https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Student

Education, Counseling and Referrals for Treatment
Anyone who has a concern about the use of alcohol or other drugs is invited to call the Student Wellness Center to contact
the Student Health Center or Counseling Center at 303-273-3377, website: http://healthcenter.mines.edu/

Information regarding the physiological and psychological effects of alcohol is available through the Student Health Center,
Student Life Staff, or Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students Office.

The Engineers Choosing Healthy Options (ECHO) Program is the drug and alcohol education through the Counseling
Center. Over the years ECHO has acquired a substantial library of information on alcohol and other drugs that is readily
available in the Student Health Center, located in the W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center, 1770 Elm Street.

Presentation programs are available to any campus group that makes a request. Referrals to the ECHO program are
encouraged from all segments of the campus community. Individuals who have problems beyond the educational scope
are referred to appropriate agencies in the community for further assistance. For more details and resources, visit the
Colorado School of Mines Alcohol and Other Drugs Information page at http://counseling.mines.edu/CNSL-services

Hazing Policy
Colorado law governing all state institutions provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any practice called
hazing or any acts of torturing, tormenting or maltreating a fellow employee or student. Students who interfere with the
personal liberty of a fellow student may face disciplinary and/or legal action. https://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Student

Firearms and Weapon Policy
Any type of gun, including BB and pellet guns, paintball guns or any other device capable of launching a projectile, is not
permitted on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Other weapons such as illegal knives, picks or axes are also not
allowed. All weapons brought to campus must immediately be checked in at the Mines Police Department for storage.

Explosives of any kind, including firecrackers or any other type of fireworks and gunpowder, may not be used or stored on
any property owned or operated by the School, unless it is for the explicit purpose of classroom or laboratory instruction
and is under the direct supervision of a faculty member and with the consent of Mines Police.


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Possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon on Mines’ property without permission is a violation of School policy and in
some cases a violation of state law and will be dealt with accordingly. A person who possesses a valid permit to carry a
concealed handgun in accordance with Colorado law, C.R.S. § 18-12-201, et seq., and is acting in compliance with this
state law, will not be deemed to have violated this policy. A concealed carry permit does not authorize the use of a handgun
in a manner that violates state or federal law or School policy. Further, the exception in this policy for concealed carry permit
holders applies only to handguns as defined in C.R.S. § 18-12-202; all other firearms, explosives and weapons are subject
to this policy. For additional information on the campus Firearms Policy (as well as other policies) visit:
http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Facilities-Property-Safety.

About Residence Halls

Colorado School of Mines has several on-campus resident facilities including traditional residence halls, apartment units
and fraternity/sorority houses. For more information on residence hall policies and procedures, please visit the Housing and
Residence Life webpages at http://inside.mines.edu/Residence-Life and http://inside.mines.edu/RSL-Policies.

Security of Residence Halls
Access to residential facilities is limited to students and authorized personnel only. All visitors must be hosted by a resident
who assumes responsibility for their visitor. Those without a valid Mines BlasterCard are considered visitors and will be
admitted only after the approval of their hosts. Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day.

Residence Hall Policies and Regulations
Quiet Hours:
Quiet Hours will be maintained, unless otherwise specified, Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following
day, and Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. During the Quiet Hour period, TVs, stereos, voices, etc. must be lowered
until inaudible in neighboring rooms and hallways.

Weapons: Handguns, hunting and illegal knives, rifles, shotguns, bows and arrows, swords, paintball guns, air soft guns
and similar dangerous devices and objects are strictly prohibited in the residence halls or on campus. Possession of any of
these items will result in disciplinary action. All switch-blade and fixed-blade knives are not permitted in the halls. Staff
members reserve the right to require the forfeiture of any device housing a knife blade in violation of these guidelines.
Misuse or abuse of any dangerous device resulting in a possible threat to the safety of any resident may result in disciplinary
action and if the case warrants, will be turned over to Mines PD.

Alcohol and Drugs: The use of alcoholic beverages is governed by the Colorado School of Mines Alcohol Policy included
in the student handbook. Furthermore, alcohol is strictly prohibited in all residence halls, regardless of the age of the person
in possession. Underage Consumption and/or Intoxication are prohibited in and around the residence halls. Alcohol bottle
collections are prohibited. Colorado School of Mines abides by and enforces all State and Federal laws regarding alcohol
possession, use and sale. Students violating these policies are subject to disciplinary action.

Smoking: The residence halls, as well as ALL campus and State buildings, are designated as non-smoking areas. Students
of legal age may only smoke outside buildings at a reasonable distance (typically 50 feet) away from open windows, doors
and ventilation intake systems. Hookahs and open-flame/coal smoking devices are not permitted in the residence halls.

Resident Advisor Emergency Training
At the beginning of each semester, Student Life provides training for Resident Advisors concerning management of
emergency incidents. This includes instruction concerning operation of alarm systems, building evacuation procedures
and coordination with police and fire authorities. The Mines Police Department and / or the Mines EHS Department
assists in providing this training.










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Crime Statistics

Definitions

The term "On Campus" means:
1. Any building or property owned or controlled by this institution of higher education within the same reasonably
contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to,
the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls and fraternity or sorority houses located within the
campus boundaries.
2. Crimes that occurred in residence halls are reported both in the “On Campus” category and in the “Residential Facilities”
category. Thus, “Residential Facilities” is a subset of “On Campus.”
3. Property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution that is owned by the institution but
controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail
vendor).
4. The Colorado School of Mines Campus is defined as those properties, streets, retail operations and facilities owned by
the State of Colorado and used by Mines students, staff, faculty and visitors.

The term "Non-Campus Building or Property" means:
1. Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; and
2. Any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is
used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within
the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

The term "Public Property" means:
All public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a
street, other thoroughfare or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility
is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes.

Criminal Offenses
The following definitions are crimes that Federal Law requires institutions to report. The reported statistics are a count of
the offenses on the bases of calls for service, complaints or investigations. They do not include findings of courts, jury,
prosecutorial decisions and student judicial boards.

Criminal Homicide-Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by
another.

Criminal Homicide-Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by
force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated
bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or
great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is
used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes:
unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny;
housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. An incident must meet the following
three conditions to be classified as a Burglary:
1. There must be evidence of unlawful entry (trespass). Both forcible and non-forcible entry is included.
2. The unlawful entry must occur within a structure, which is defined as having four walls, a roof, and a door.
3. The unlawful entry into a structure must show evidence that the entry was made in order to commit a felony or theft. If
the intent was not to commit a felony or theft, or if the intent cannot be determined, the proper classification is Larceny.




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Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where
automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned including
joyriding.)

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building,
motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Liquor, Drug, & Weapon Violations
(The following violations should be reported to Mines Police or to the appropriate institutional Judicial Affairs office. Police
or judicial affairs staff will make tabulation of statistics from these referrals.)

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase,
transportation, possession or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.
To include the manufacturing, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing, etc., of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful
drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; underage person; using a
vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the
aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled
substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture,
distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled substance or narcotic
substance. To include arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession,
sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and
their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics that can cause true addiction (Demerol,
methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation,
possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.
This classification encompasses weapons offenses that are regulatory in nature.
Classified as weapons violations: Manufacture, sale, or possession of a deadly weapon; Carrying deadly weapon, concealed
or open; Using, manufacturing, etc., of silencers; Furnishing deadly weapon to minors; aliens possession deadly weapon;
Attempts to commit any of the above. This type of violation is not limited to “deadly” weapons; it also applies to weapons
used in a deadly manner.

Hate Crime
A crime reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was
intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. The categories of bias include the victim’s
actual or perceived race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, and disability.

Sexual Assault Offenses:
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) definitions and statistical categories for sexual assault
(sex offenses) and for dating violence, domestic violence and stalking:
Sexual Assault (Sex Offenses): Any sexual act directed against another person without the consent of the victim, including
instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent (including any attempted sexual assault).
Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by
a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. This offense includes the rape of both males and
females.
Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the
consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or
because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein
marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

State of Colorado C.R.S. definitions provided on page 11.

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VAWA Offenses:
Dating Violence: Defers to the Violence Against Women’s Act definitions as Colorado does not have a specific dating
violence statute: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature
with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with
consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons
involved in the relationship. Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such
abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed:
• By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
• By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
• By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
• By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in
which the crime of violence occurred, or
• By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or
family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for
the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress. For the purpose of this definition:
• Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or
through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or
communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
• Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
• Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily,
require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.































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Colorado School of Mines Crime Statistics

Non-Campus
Criminal
On
Residential
Public
Year


Building &

Offenses
Campus
Facilities
Property
Property
Murder /
2014
0

0

0

0
Non-Negligent
2015
0

0

0

0
Manslaughter
2016
0

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Negligent
2015
0

0

0

0
Manslaughter
2016
0

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Robbery
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
0

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

*1
Aggravated
2015
1

0

0

0
Assault
2016
0

0

0

*1
2014
2

1

0

0
Burglary
2015
3

1

0

0
2016
1

1

0

0
2014
0

0

0

*1
Motor Vehicle
2015
1

0

0

0
Theft
2016
2

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Arson
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
0

0

0

0
Liquor Law
2014
4

0

1

*5
Violations
2015
12

9

0

*5
(Arrest /Charge)
2016
11

1

0

*14
2014
7

4

0

*5
Drug Violations
2015
8

3

0

6
(Arrest /Charge)
2016
1

1

0

7
Weapons
2014
0

0

0

0
Violations
2015
0

0

0

0
(Arrest /Charge)
2016
0

0

0

0
Disciplinary Referrals
Liquor Law
2014
76

71

0

1
Violations
2015
96

80

0

8
for Disciplinary
Referrals
2016
76

71

0

0
Drug Violations for
2014
13

12

0

0
Disciplinary
2015
20

16

0

0
Referrals
2016
16

7

0

0
Weapons Violation
2014
1

1

0

0
for Disciplinary
2015
0

0

0

0
Referrals
2016
2

0

0

0

Crimes that occurred in Residence Facilities are reported both in the “On Campus” category and in the “Residential Facilities” category.
Reported crimes may involve individuals not associated with Mines.
* Includes crimes reported by other law enforcement agencies with public property bordering the campus.
No Unfounded Crimes

Hate crimes: There were no reported hate crimes for Calendar Years 2014, 2015 or 2016 on Mines’ Clery geography.



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Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking**

Non-Campus
Criminal
On
Residential
Public
Year


Building &

Offenses
Campus
Facilities
Property
Property
Sex Assault /








Sex Offenses
2014
1

1

0

0
Rape
2015
1

1

0

0
2016
8

8

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Fondling
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
1

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Incest
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
0

0

0

0
2014
0

0

0

0
Statutory Rape
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
0

0

0

0
VAWA Offenses








2014
0

0

0

0
Domestic
2015
2

0

0

0
Violence
2016
2

2

0

*1
2014
2

1

0

0
Dating Violence
2015
0

0

0

0
2016
0

0

0

0
2014
1

1

0

0
Stalking
2015
2

0

0

0
2016
4

2

0

0
**The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) requires the publication of crime statistics
for Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking.
* Includes crimes reported by other law enforcement agencies with public property bordering the campus.
No Unfounded Crimes

Hate crimes: There were no reported hate crimes for Calendar Years 2014, 2015 or 2016 on Mines’ Clery geography.




















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ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT
Reporting Year 2016

Fire Safety for Colorado School of Mines On-Campus Residence Halls

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 (HEOA), Colorado School of Mines is providing
mandatory fire safety information as part of this Annual Report. (Detailed fire data for all on-campus student housing facilities
can be found at the end of this report.) All reports of fires are maintained at the Mines Police Department and are available
upon request, in compliance with the fire log requirements of federal law. Any fire should be reported immediately by
calling 911.

Some of the following information is from the Colorado School of Mines Residence Life Handbook. A copy of the current
year handbook can be found online at: http://residencelife.mines.edu/RSL-More-Information

Description of Student Housing Fire Systems
Many of the on-campus resident room/suites are equipped with automatic fire suppression sprinklers. Sprinklers are
activated by heat, not smoke. At a minimum, each sleeping room is equipped with a smoke alarm that is either hard-wired
into the system or battery operated. Fire extinguishers are also located throughout the residence halls and are designed to
be used to fight small fires.

In addition, each residence hall (Elm, Maple, Morgan, Randall, Weaver Towers, Bradford and Thomas), many of the Mines
Park buildings and the fraternity/sorority houses are each equipped with a fire alarm warning system that is monitored 24
hours a day/7 days a week to alert occupants and automatically notifies the Golden Fire Department of a potential fire. All
fire alarm systems are tested by Residence Life and maintained by the Facilities Management Department, at a minimum,
on a yearly basis.

Creating a false alarm is a Class 3 Misdemeanor (Class 4 Felony if a physical injury to a person results). Criminal
prosecution is possible for falsely pulling a fire alarm (Colorado Revised Statutes 1973 18-8-111(a) as amended) and for
damage resulting from the unauthorized use of firefighting equipment (Colorado Revised Statutes 1973 18-4-506 as
amended). In addition to criminal charges and civil liabilities, it can cause building occupants to ignore real alarms and may
lead to fatalities.

Prohibited & Regulated Items in the Residence Halls
Portable Electrical Appliances - Only small electrical appliances that are UL approved are permitted in the
residence halls. Examples of permitted devices include:
• Radios, stereos, clocks, desk lamps (NO halogen lights of any kind are permitted)
• TVs, DVD players
• Personal grooming items
• Rice cookers (5 cup max), hot-air popcorn poppers, fans, tea pots (32 oz./1 liter max), coffee makers (4 cup,
700w max), compact microwaves (900 w. max), compact refrigerators (3.2 cubic ft. max)
• Personal computers. If you feel like you need a personal printer, we encourage inkjet printers rather than laser.
We do not allow 3D printers in the residence halls or apartments. There are several labs around campus that
students can use for all printing needs.
Toasters/ovens/grills/cooking - Are fire hazards and allowable only in Mines Park apartment kitchens. All open
heating element devices, including but not limited to toasters, camp stoves and range-top burners, hot plates, toaster
ovens and personal grills (think George Foreman) are forbidden per fire code. All cooking must be performed in the
designated kitchen areas, using the existing appliances in those areas. COOKING IN ANY OTHER MANNER IS NOT
PERMITTED IN STUDENT ROOMS. There are kitchen facilities available in Weaver Towers, Aspen Hall, Maple Hall,
Elm Hall, the Traditional Halls, as well as within Community Centers at Mines Park.
Halogen lamps – Not Permitted. Contain hot gas that can quickly ignite.
Smoking - No smoking is allowed in any residence hall.
Incense or cigarettes – Not Permitted. Hot ash can drop onto cloth or papers causing a fire.
Open Flames - No open flames. Starting any fire, intentionally or unintentionally, may result in severe sanctions
(including suspension or expulsion) and/or criminal prosecution. Mines may seek criminal prosecution of any person
deliberately setting or maintaining a fire on Mines premises without first obtaining the required City of Golden and Mines
permits. For the above reasons, the Department of Residence Life prohibits the use of candles and incense in our
residence halls.

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Candles – Not Permitted. Can ignite plastic, wood, cloth, carpet, curtains – anything that can burn.
Flammable Substances - Flammable liquids, flammable vapors and other dangerous substances, as well as any
containers holding (storing) such substances, constitute a serious danger and are prohibited in the residence halls
and Mines Park apartments. Reasonable provision will be made for aerosol hairsprays, deodorants and such, but
these are potentially hazardous and should not be stored in the halls in large quantities.

Fire Alarms, Fire Drills, and Fire Equipment:

• All possible measures are taken to ensure the safety of the residents. This includes fire evacuation rules and regular
fire drills.
• Tampering with fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment, discharging a fire extinguisher, hanging decorations from any
part of a fire sprinkler or registering a false fire alarm is prohibited and can endanger lives and cause the possibility of
hindering student response in a regular fire drill or actual fire. PROSECUTION AND/OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION,
WHICH MAY INCLUDE DISMISSAL from Mines, is the penalty for intentionally setting off false fire alarms,
using/tampering with fire equipment without authorization, failure to vacate a building when a fire alarm is set off or
setting fires or using fireworks.
Fire Drills are conducted in each residence hall once per semester. All students must exit the building immediately to
a safe distance at a minimum of 100 feet. Failure to evacuate during a fire alarm will result in disciplinary referral for
violating Residence Life policies.

Failure to Comply
A student is expected to comply with the reasonable request of a university staff member. Examples of failure to comply
would include but are not limited to refusal to open a room door, refusal to produce identification, giving false or
misleading information or failing to complete a disciplinary sanction.

Emergency Procedures – Fire Evacuation / Escape

• Don’t panic and stay as calm as possible. You will need to think clearly to make safe decisions.
When a Fire Alarm sounds, GET OUT! Take fire alarms seriously; always evacuate.
• If you discover the fire, pull the nearest alarm activation station, GET OUT and call 911.
• Even though most residence halls have fire sprinklers, deadly smoke can travel in ventilation systems, so you must
GET OUT! As you leave, make sure all fire doors are closed.
• Feel the doorknob with the back of your hand, never your palm.
• If the door is cool, lean yourself against it and open the door slowly. As you leave the room, make sure all doors and
windows are shut (not locked).
• Find your nearest exit, not just your most familiar route.
• If there is smoke in the air, stay low because the most breathable air will always be near the floor. In a crouched position
or crawling, move quickly towards the nearest exit. If the closest exit is blocked, try the next nearest exit.
• If it is safe, alert others by shouting or knocking as you make your way to the stairs.
• Always use the stairs when evacuating. Elevators can trap you between floors or open onto the fire floor. Elevators are
not an option.
• Once you are outside, stay clear of the building. Follow the directions of Residence Life staff, fire and police personnel.
Never re-enter a burning building for any reason. If you know someone is trapped inside, notify the nearest fire or police
personnel.
• For the safety of all residents, do not interfere with residence hall staff members or emergency personnel as they
perform their duties. Remain quiet and listen for instructions from fire, police or Residence Life staff.
• Do not re-enter the building until official staff have given you permission.
• If you are trapped and cannot evacuate, Call 911 with your location. Do not jump!
• Take responsibility for your own safety.

If you are trapped in a fire:
• Remain calm.
• Some facilities are designed with fire safety materials and to withstand a quick-spreading fire.
• Utilize wet towels or bed linens to prevent smoke from entering under the door to your room.
• Open the window. (Rooms on the first floor will be able to vacate this way).
Call 911 as well as draw attention to yourself through your window by waving a large sheet or towel.
• Stay low in the room and reduce to a minimum smoke inhalation.

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• Plan ahead and think about what you would do in the event of a fire in the residence hall. Have a plan in place in the
event of an emergency. Knowledge and preparation is your best bet for surviving a fire.

Residence Hall Fire Safety Checklist
General Electrical
• There are no power cords/extension cords that run across traffic paths or under rugs or furniture, or on or through the
ceiling.
• There is no tacking or nailing any electrical cord to any surface.
• There are no power cords/extension cords that run under or on top of heaters or heat registers.
• Don’t use extension cords on a continuous basis; they are temporary solutions.
• Limit the energy you are demanding of the circuit. Use surge protectors and not multiple receptacle power strips.
• Do not use halogen and floor lamps due to increased fire risks; replace them with more efficient, cooler-burning
fluorescent, CFL or LED lamps.
• Switch off appliances before unplugging them.
• Check all cords and plugs to all appliances to ensure they are free from cracks, breaks, fraying and exposed wiring.
• Extension cords must be sized and rated to carry the maximum current that can be delivered by the outlet they are
plugged in to.

Appliances
• All appliances should pass the electrical inspection and have a UL listing/sticker.
• Check to see if the appliances have plenty of air space to prevent overheating.
• All appliances should be plugged into a multi-plug surge protector.

General Housekeeping
• No combustible gas or liquids are stored in rooms or closets.
• No candles that require a flame are in the room. You can use flameless candles instead.
• Smoke alarms, exit lights, fire sprinkler systems or fire extinguishers are not covered and have not been altered.
• No items or furniture that would make it difficult to escape the room in the dark during an emergency in the way of the
exits.
• Ensure that there is a clear path from the furthest point of the room to the exit.
• The amount of combustible materials hung on walls are a maximum of 20% of the entire wall area.
• If the room is equipped with sprinklers all storage shall be 18 inches below the ceiling.
• If the room is not equipped with sprinklers all storage shall be 24 inches below the ceiling.

Plans for Future Improvement

During new construction, Mines ensures that all structures are built in compliance with building and fire codes. As permitted
by available funds, Colorado School of Mines plans to bring older buildings up to current fire code standards. When Mines
updates a building’s fire alarm system, integrating the fire alarm speaker with the mass-notification Code Blue public address
system is taken into consideration. Pending available funds, additional buildings will receive such improvements in future
years.

Fire Safety Education

All possible measures are taken to ensure the safety of the residents. This includes fire evacuation rules and regular fire
drills. Tampering with fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment is prohibited due to the possibility of hindering student response
in a regular fire drill or actual fire. At the beginning of the fall semester, fire safety information and information regarding
common fire hazards/safety violations are addressed with residents. All Hall Directors and Resident Assistant staff members
attend Fire Evacuation Training (including tabletop exercise and protocol walkthrough) at the beginning of each fall
semester. This training includes the use of building fire suppression equipment. In addition, each building’s evacuation
procedure is clearly posted throughout each residence hall.
Tips:
• Keep doorways, corridors and stairwells clear and unobstructed.
• Keep fire doors closed.
• Make sure that all electrical appliances and cords are in good condition and UL approved.
• Do not overload electrical outlets.
• Use fuse-protected multi-outlet power strips and extension cords when necessary.

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Campus Community Information
All fires should be reported to Mines Police Department by calling 911 or 303-273-3333, or the Golden Fire Department at
911 or 303-384-8045. Even after the fact that a fire occurred, the Residence Life staff & Mines Police Department must be
notified. All campus housing fire incidents are recorded in the Annual Fire Report log. To view the fire log, contact the
Mines Police Department. For additional information about fire and life safety at Colorado School of Mines, visit the
following websites: https://inside.mines.edu/EHS-Emergency-Information or http://publicsafety.mines.edu/PS-Campus-
Safety - under Fire Safety and Education For College Students.
Or contact:
Barb O’Kane, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
EHS Main Office
Facilities Management Building
1318 Maple Street (2nd entrance)
303-273-3316

Definitions

Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled
manner.

Cause of fire: The factor or factors that give rise to a fire. The causal factor may be, but is not limited to, the result of an
intentional or unintentional action, mechanical failure, or act of nature.

Injury: Any instance in which a person is injured – requiring treatment at a medical facility – as a result of a fire. Injuries can
include those sustained from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping
from the dangers of the fire. The term person may include students, faculty, staff, visitors, firefighters, or any other
individuals.

Death: Any instance in which a person is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental
cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire, or dies within one year of
injuries sustained as a result of the fire.

Value of Property Damage: The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of
replacement in like kind and quantity, including:
• Contents damaged by fire
• Related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul
• Does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption.




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Fire Safety Systems For Campus Residential Facilities

Fire /
Fire / Smoke
Fire
Central
Fire
Location

Evacuation
Detection
Sprinkler
Monitoring
Extinguisher
Drills
System
System
System
Present
2016
Aspen Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1869 W. Campus Road
Elm Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1795 Elm St.
Bradford Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1223 W. Campus Road
Morgan Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1221 W. Campus Road
Randall Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1221 15th St.
Thomas Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1221 W. Campus Road
Maple Hall

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1773 Maple St.
Weaver Towers

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1811 Elm St.
1805 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1807 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1809 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1811 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1813 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1815 19th Street

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1903 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1905 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1907 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1909 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1911 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
1913 Digger Dr.

Yes
No
No
Yes
0
2003 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
2005 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2007 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
2009 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2011 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
2013 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2015 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
2017 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2019 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
2021 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2023 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2025 Infinity Cir.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
0
2027 Infinity Cir.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
Alpha Phi

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1550 W. Campus Road
Alpha Tau Omega (privately owned)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
1751 W. Campus Road
Beta Theta Pi (privately owned)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
1701 W. Campus Road
Kappa Sigma (privately owned)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
1800 W. Campus Road
Phi Gamma Delta

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1803 W. Campus Road
Pi Beta Phi

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1500 W. Campus Road

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon (privately

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
owned) 1856 W. Campus Road
Sigma Kappa

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
1600 W. Campus Road
Sigma Phi Epsilon (privately owned)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0
1807 W. Campus Road



Reported Fires by Location for On-Campus Housing

Value of
Residence Hall
Number of
Cause of
Number of
Number of
Year



Property
Fires
Fires
Injuries
Deaths
Damage
Unintentional
0
0
$0
2014
2

Stove Grease



Aspen Hall
0
0
$0
Fire
1869 W. Campus Rd
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








Elm Hall
2015
0








1795 Elm St.
2016
0








2014
0








Bradford Hall
2015
0








1223 W. Campus Rd.
2016
0








2014
0








Morgan Hall
2015
0








1221 W. Campus Rd.
2016
0








2014
0








Randall Hall
2015
0








1221 15th St.
2016
0








2014
0








Thomas Hall
2015
0








1221 W. Campus Rd.
2016
0








2014
0








2015
0








Maple Hall
Unintentional
1773 Maple Street
2016
1
Microwave


0

0

$0-99
Fire Burnt
Food
2014
0








Weaver Towers
2015
0








1811 Elm Street
2016
0








Mines Park Apartment Buildings

Value of
Building Address
Number of
Cause of
Number of
Number of
Year



Property
Fires
Fires
Injuries
Deaths
Damage
2014
0








1805 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1807 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1809 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1811 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0









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Value of
Building Address
Number of
Cause of
Number of
Number of

Year



Property
Fires
Fires
Injuries
Deaths
Damage
2014
0








1813 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1815 19th Street
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1903 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1905 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1907 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1909 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1911 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








1913 Digger Dr.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2003 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2005 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2007 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2009 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2011 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2013 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2015 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2017 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2019 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2021 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0









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Value of
Building Address
Number of
Cause of
Number of
Number of

Year



Property
Fires
Fires
Injuries
Deaths
Damage
2014
0








2023 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0








2013
0








2025 Infinity Cir.
2014
0








2015
0








2014
0








2027 Infinity Cir.
2015
0








2016
0









Fraternities and Sororities

Value of
Building Address
Number of
Cause of
Number of
Number of

Year



Property
Fires
Fires
Injuries
Deaths
Damage
2014
0








Alpha Phi
2015
0








1550 W. Campus Rd.
2016
0








Alpha Tau Omega
2014
0








(privately owned)
2015
0








1751 W. Campus Road
2016
0








Beta Theta Pi
2014
0








(privately owned)
2015
0








1701 W. Campus Road
2016
0








2014
0








Kappa Sigma
Unintentional
(privately owned)
2015
1
Dryer Fire


0

0

$100-999
Hazardous
1800 W. Campus Road
Greasy Rags
2016
0








2014
1

Oven Fire

0

0

$0
Phi Gamma Delta
2015
0








1803 W. Campus Rd.
2016
0








2014
0








Pi Beta Phi
Unintentional
2015
1

Stove Fire

0

0

$0-99
1500 W. Campus Rd.
Burnt Food
2016
0








Unintentional
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
2014
1

Stove Grease

0

0

$0-99
(privately owned)
Fire
1856 W. Campus Road
2015
0








2016
0








2014
0








2015
0








Sigma Kappa
Unintentional
1600 W. Campus Rd.
2016
1
Microwave


0

0

$0-99
Fire Burnt
Food
Sigma Phi Epsilon
2014
0








(privately owned)
2015
0








1807 W. Campus Road
2016
0











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