Crimes manifesting evidence of prejudice based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnicity.
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes. These buildings include residential halls, any building or property that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, those frequently used by students and those that support institutional purposes such as a food or retail vendor.
Any residential hall located on campus
Includes any building (or property) owned or controlled by student organizations recognized by the school; and any building or property owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area.
Public property is defined as the area that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the school; or is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the school, and the facility is used by the school in a manner related to the institution's educational purpose.
* From 1996 on, crimes are reported by calendar year, in accordance with the
Student Right to Know Act.
*Breakdown by location not required to be categorized as such prior to 1999,
therefore this information was not available.
*A reasonable effort has been made to obtain crime statistics from local law
Crime Definitions From the Uniform Crime
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.
Criminal Homicide-Manslaughter by Negligence
The killing of another person through gross negligence.
Criminal Homicide-Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter
The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
Weapon Law Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations
Violations of State and local laws 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 (demerol, methadones); and dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbituates, benzedrine).
Liquor Law Violations
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate 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.)
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
A. Forcible Rape-The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
B. Forcible Sodomy-Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the personís will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
C. Sexual Assault With An Object-The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Forcible Fondling-The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse.
A. Incest-Nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
B. Statutory Rape-Nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
Source: Federal Register, April 29, 1994, Vol. 59, No. 82; Federal Register, November 1, 1999, Vol. 64, No. 210.
Members of the OCC University community are expected to comply with all laws and regulations of the federal government, the State of California, the County of Ventura, and Pepperdine University. Students, faculty members and employees are required to carry their University identification card with them at all times. Below is a summary of some of our policies:
It is the desire of Pepperdine University to foster an alcohol-free and drug-free environment in which to work, live and learn. It is also our intent to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Amendment of 1989. The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages, including possession of empty containers, are prohibited in University facilities, regardless of a person's age. The possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Public Safety personnel strictly enforce Federal and state drug laws and state underage drinking laws.
Possession and/or use of all types of fireworks are prohibited in/on University facilities.
Possession and/or use of all types of weapons or ammunition including, but not limited to firearms, air and spear guns, paint pellet guns, knives, martial arts weapons, bows and arrows, and explosives of any type is prohibited in/on University facilities.
Sexual assault, including but not limited to, both stranger and acquaintance rape, is a violation of the University's standard of conduct for students, as well as a violation of state law.
The University is committed to the safety and well being of its students and seeks to provide education and information regarding sexual offenses as well as resources for help. In addition to special lecture series, individualized counseling, and participation in National Sexual Awareness Week, detailed information on date and acquaintance rape, sexual harassment and abuse, as well as a list of agencies and help lines to call can be obtained through the Student Health and Counseling Centers and the Department of Public Safety.
In the event of a sexual assault, the student or someone offering assistance to the victim of an assault should keep the following in mind:
For counseling, contact the Student Counseling Center or call the Santa Monica Rape Crisis Center (310) 319-4000.
If changes are necessary in the student's living environment or to an academic schedule, notify the Dean of Students Office.
To file a formal grievance against the party responsible for the assault, contact the Dean of Students Office. A formal procedure will not be initiated without a written signed complaint. An individual found responsible for a sexual offense will be subject to disciplinary actions, consistent with existing procedures. Sanctions may include dismissal from the University for the guilty party, and all parties involved will be notified of any decision rendered through a disciplinary process. The reporting party will not be subject to disciplinary sanction as a result of her or his involvement in the circumstances leading up to the occurrence of a sexual offense. If the offense occurred on campus, the University may have an obligation to warn the University community that a sexual assault has taken place. However, the identity of the reporting party involved in the offense will be kept confidential by the University.