Safety & Security



Drug, Alcohol and Weapons Policies

Campus patrol officers enforce laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled substances and possession of weapons. The consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in residence halls, while strongly discouraged, is restricted to the individual rooms of those students that are at least 21 years of age, which is Ohio's legal drinking age. The consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the Freshman Center of Klein, Beech, Saylor, and the Wellness Halls. Baldwin Wallace University prohibits the use, possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs on campus. Intentional use, possession or sale of firearms or other dangerous weapons by students is strictly forbidden and is a violation of College policy.


Sexual Offense Policy

Under Ohio law, sexual assaults include rape, sexual battery, corruption of a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, importuning, voyeurism, public indecency and felonious sexual penetration. Other illegal sexual offenses include prostitution and obscenity. While these crimes are generally well understood, the precise legal definitions are complex. They are fully defined in Chapter 2907 of the Ohio Criminal Code, reference copies of which are available for review at Ritter Library, Campus Safety and Security or any public library.

Any student or employee who believes that a sexual offense may have occurred is strongly encouraged to report the matter promptly, and to preserve any evidence. This is the most effective way to insure that a complete investigation is conducted and that, if a criminal assault has occurred, it can be prosecuted effectively. Since the Department of Safety and Security is a proper agency for reporting incidents occurring on the campus, they should immediately be contacted at 2000 for assistance. You should also report your incident to a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team. They can be reached by contacting the Counseling Center @ 826-2180, or the Health Center @ 826-3382. Students and employees also have the option of notifying the Berea Police Department (911 or 234-1234) regardless of any other action taken or anticipated on the campus.

Other resources that students and employees may find helpful in this situation include:

* Chaplain's Office (440) 826-2175

* Counseling Center (440) 826-2180

* Dean of Residence Life (440) 826-2114

* Dean of Students (440) 826-2111

* Health Center (440) 826-3382

*The Sexual Harassment Officers by calling Human Resources at (440)826-2220

The Safety and Security Department, along with the University administration, will assist the victim in examining all options available in response to alleged crimes. More information pertaining to the College's policy on sexual offenses can be found in the Student Handbook.

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