At McLennan, we strive to ensure the safest possible environment for every person on our campus. Below are some resources regarding issues of personal safety in our campus community.
If at ANY point when you're on campus, you feel unsafe or need assistance, do not hesitate to call 254-299-8911
Campus police are available 24 hours a day and will be happy to come immediately to wherever you are on campus in order to ensure your safety. If you feel unsafe walking from your car to a campus building or vice versa, they'll be happy to come and escort you.
McLennan recommends saving the Campus Police number in your cell phone so it's available when you need it.
Campus Safety Report and Residents
Each year, McLennan publishes a report thoroughly explaining the business of safety on our campus and a complete statistical summary of all crime occurring on campus and in the Waco community surrounding our campus. Those reports are viewable here.
Incidents of Sexual Misconduct
If you, or someone you know is a victim of some form of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment or sexual assault:
- Get to a safe place immediately. If you have immediate safety concerns while on campus, call campus police.
- Seek medical assistance. Regardless of whether you intend to report an assault to the police, if you have experienced sexual assault or violence, get medical attention as soon as possible. You may have hidden injuries or need information about pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
- Preserve evidence. Even if you have no immediate intention to report the incident to the police, preserving evidence will be important in case you later decide to press criminal charges or pursue disciplinary action against another person.
- DO NOT shower or bathe, douche, wash hands, use the toilet, brush your teeth, change clothing, or wash clothing or bedding. If you change clothes, carefully place all clothing worn at the time (or bedding) into a paper bag.
- Undergo a sexual assault examination at the hospital; take a change of clothes in case the clothes you were wearing need to be collected as evidence.
- Preserve any electronic evidence, such as text messages, emails, phone records, voicemails, etc.
- Consider writing down every detail you can remember about the incident, including what the assailant(s) looked like (e.g., gender, height, weight, scars, tattoos, hair color, clothes); any unusual odor; any noticeable signs of intoxication; anything the assailant(s) said during the assault; what kinds of sexual activities were demanded and/or carried out; if weapons, threats, or physical force were used; and any special traits noticed (e.g., limp, speech impediments, use of slang, etc.). Writing it down will not only aid you in recalling details should you choose to report, it also can be empowering as it allows you an element of control in a situation where control had previously been taken away.
- Talk to someone and report the assault.
There are two ways to make a report. You may do so anonymously with Counseling Personnel or directly with Title IX Coordinators or campus police. Counseling Services. Personnel accepting anonymous reports within the Counseling Center are under no obligation to report personal details of alleged sexual misconduct. In addition, individuals accepting anonymous reports will advise the reporting party about preserving evidence and will offer to assist them in making a formal allegation. Title IX Coordinators and campus police cannot provide anonymity; however, your confidentiality is protected to the fullest extent permissible by law.
Individuals who would like to report an incident of Sexual Misconduct are encouraged to immediately contact the following:
- Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator, Vice President, Student Success Administration Building, Room 408, 254-299-8645, email@example.com
- Staci Taylor, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Director, Administration Building, Room 307, 254-299-8363, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Police, 254-299-8911, first floor of Student Services Center
- Counseling Services, Wellness and Fitness Room 101, 254-299-8210
Alternatively, reports of sexual misconduct may also be made with:
- Student Development, second floor of Student Services Center, 254-299-8614
- Success Coaches, third floor of Student Services Center, 254-299-UCAN
Even if you ultimately decide not to report the incident, the McLennan community urges you to find someone to talk to for your own health and well-being.
To view the entire Sexual Misconduct Policy, click here.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with issues of substance abuse, the McLennan community urges you to seek help to preserve your chance at college success as well as your own health and safety.
Please visit Counseling Services in Wellness and Fitness, Room 101, 254-299-8210, for an evaluation and specialized referrals for community resources or access the Drug Free Schools and Communities page for additional resources. Substance Abuse Program.
Participate each October in Alcohol Awareness Week provided by Student Activities.
To view the entire the entire Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, click here.
Student Code of Conduct Violations
If you feel that a McLennan student's actions may constitute a violation of the General Conduct Policy, please report those behaviors.
Visit www.mclennan.edu/reportit and select "Conduct Issues." You will be given an online form that will immediately alert McLennan's student conduct administrators as to your concern.
To view the entire General Conduct Policy, click here.