Criminal Acts Defined
General Descriptions | Offense Definitions
Culver-Stockton College is concerned about the health and safety of our students and the unlawful and irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs. We take a proactive stance when dealing with these issues.
The college is a wet campus and seeks to foster an atmosphere, which affords those of legal age the privilege of choice regarding alcohol use, but also respects and supports the choice of those who abstain from alcohol. Students who are 21 years of age may consume alcoholic beverages in specific residential facilities as outlined in the alcohol policy in the Blueprint student handbook (pdf). A special events policy affords those of legal drinking age the privilege to drink during special events at designated locations on and off campus. These guidelines establish standards for alcohol use that allow for a safe social interaction between those who choose to consume alcohol in a responsible manner.
The sale, manufacture, possession or distribution of any controlled substance is prohibited by Culver-Stockton College. It is also illegal under federal and state laws; Culver-Stockton College has a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs.
Violators are subject to sanctions and disciplinary action by the college. Arrest, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment could occur as a result of police intervention.
A crime committed outside the workplace, felony or misdemeanor, may render a staff member unsuitable for continued employment at the college. If an employee is convicted of a crime, the employee is required to notify his or her immediate supervisor within five (5) days of the conviction.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act require the reporting of incidents in which prejudice against race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity is employed during the commission of a crime. Culver-Stockton College Campus Safety has not responded to crimes in which prejudice was involved in 2005, 2006, or 2007.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains the State Sexual Offender Registry, a central information and registration system for sexual offenders located in Missouri. Information for registered sex offenders can be received from this location as well the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in Monticello, Mo. The sheriff keeps record(s) of registered sex offenders in Lewis County. Registered sex offender information can also be obtained from the director of Campus Safety office, this includes information obtained from the above mentioned law enforcement agencies.
General Descriptions | Offense Definitions
The Clery Act requires statistics be reported for seven serious crimes, liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons violations. The offenses are defined according to the FBI. Uniform Crime Reporting/ National Incident – Base Reporting System as follows:
To unlawfully and intentionally damage, or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.
- Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration or loss of consciousness.
The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft.
- Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
The willful killing of one human being by another.
- Negligent Manslaughter
The killing of another person through gross negligence.
- Drug/ Narcotic
The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in the preparation and /or use.
- Liquor Law
The violation of laws and ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages. Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included.
- Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft of a motor vehicle.
The taking, or attempting to take, anything of value under confrontational circumstances from the care, custody or control of a person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.
- Forcible Sex Offense
Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that persons will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will, but where the victim is incapable of giving consent. The category includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object and forcible fondling.
- Non-forcible Sex Offense
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. The category includes incest and statutory rape.
- Weapons Law
The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the sale, purchase, manufacture, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons. Include violations such as the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons, concealed or openly; using, manufacturing, etc., silencers; and furnishing deadly weapons to a minor.