Timely Warning: Students Report Concerns About Man Offering Modeling Opportunity

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OFFICE OF CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS

Timely Warning

September 25, 2015

Three Cypress College students have reported to Campus Safety that a man was aggressive and persistent in soliciting their interest in modeling for extra money. The students all declined, but told Campus Safety that he made them feel uncomfortable, and, in at least one case attempted to talk one of the students into getting into his vehicle.

While such activity is not a crime, Cypress College is alerting the campus community to these reports because the information may be helpful to students and employees in caring for their personal safety. The incidents took place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, and Monday, September 21, 2015. Each also occurred in the late afternoon.

The suspect was described as a white male, with blonde hair, and appearing to be in his early 30s. On both days, he was wearing a dark polo shirt. A picture of the vehicle he was driving on Thursday appears below. It had paper plates, and one of the students observed a pink baby car seat inside the pickup.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387. Imminent threats should be reported to 911.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety

 NOTE: View this document in PDF format.

Lost and Found Located in Campus Safety

Cypress College’s Lost and Found Service is operated by the Campus Safety Department. Campus Safety attempts to identify the owner of all recovered items. Found property is retained for a 90-day period, with exceptions including perishable items, hazardous material, credit cards or other items that require special handling.

Service hours for lost and found are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Advance arrangements can be made for after-hour reclamation of specific items. Found items may be turned in to a Campus Safety Officer at any time.

The Campus Safety Office is located on the first floor of the Business Building, facing Lot #1. The office can be reached 24/7 at (714) 484-7387.

Safety on Campus a Top Priority

With more than 16,000 students enrolled — plus hundreds of employees — Cypress College is like a small city. While the campus is a safe environment, the large population makes it important to prioritize personal safety. We’ll maintain a safe environment through vigilance and preparation.

As part of our commitment to safety, we plan and implement drills each semester. For example, in October we’ll be participating in The Great California ShakeOut.

Here are five valuable tips for students:

    1. Program the Campus Safety Department’s phone number — (714) 484-7387 — into your mobile for quick access. It’s also a good idea to add the Cypress Police Department’s number: (714) 229-6600.
    2. Ensure your mobile phone number and email address are up to date in your myGateway account. Our mass-notification system uses this data to text, call, and/or email you in the case of an emergency.
    3. Walk in groups when traveling to and from the parking lot, especially at night. Pay attention to your surroundings while doing so. If you feel unsafe at any time, call Campus Safety for an escort.
    4. Do not provide your personal information, including credit card numbers and student ID to any solicitors on campus. We’ve heard of people impersonating College representatives soliciting for small amounts of money, but actually charging a much higher rate when they bill the credit card. Cypress College programs, clubs, etc. don’t solicit donations in this manner. If you wish to donate to the College or a program, our Foundation will be glad to facilitate the transaction in a safe fashion.
    5. Secure your bicycle with a quality lock, such as a U-lock. These are available in the Bookstore and via their online site.

If you see something, say something. Suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. By doing so, you may provide information that prevents someone else from becoming a victim. Campus Safety can be reached 24-7 at (714) 484-7387.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety

Timely Warning: Sexual Battery Suspect Arrested

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OFFICE OF CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS

Timely Warning

May 19, 2015

A Cypress College student reported on Thursday, May 14, 2015, that she was touched inappropriately by a past acquaintance with whom she agreed to meet on-campus late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect subsequently coerced the victim into a restroom where he physically restrained her and proceeded to grab her groin, she said. Cypress Police investigated the crime as a case of sexual battery. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, members of the Cypress Police Department arrested a suspect.

Cypress College is alerting the campus community to the report because the information may be helpful to students and employees in caring for their personal safety. The alleged sexual battery took place in a campus restroom on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is not a Cypress College student, the victim told police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387 or Cypress Police at (714) 229-6600.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

NOTE: View this document in PDF format.

Flash Mobs Open Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicked off at Cypress College on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with a series of flash mobs roving the campus to increase awareness about the topic.

On Tuesday (April 14), community partners will highlight resources available and a panel discussion on Title IX and the SaVE Act will be held in HUM-131, from 2-3:30 p.m. The panel includes participation by Paloma Bustos, Dr. Shirley Smith, and Donna Friess, a nationally recognized victims’ advocate, a retired Cypress College faculty member, and author of “Cry the Darkness.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Weekly Events Scheduled

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April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness month. As part of the national effort to raise awareness, Cypress College scheduled a series of activities on campus throughout April. The goal is to elevate the level of awareness, to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and to address bystander intervention. The events include panel discussions, community resource representatives, and more. All are invited to participate.

In addition to engaging the campus community in these important topics, the events also meet the goals of the federal  SaVE Act — the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.

On Tuesday, April 7, “flash mobs” will roam the campus from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to launch Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

A week later, on April 14, community partners will highlight resources available and a panel discussion on Title IX and the SaVE Act will be held in HUM-131, from 2-3:30 p.m. The panel includes participation by Paloma Bustos, Dr. Shirley Smith, and Donna Friess, a nationally recognized victims’ advocate, a retired Cypress College faculty member, and author of “Cry the Darkness.

Wednesday, April 22 is the College’s second “Sex Day” event, an educational event about awareness, respect, and diversity within all aspects of human sexuality. The event, headed by Professor Susan Johnson, takes place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the pond. Adult themes and content will be present, so respect and understanding should be exercised at all times. All members of the campus community are encouraged to wear denim clothing that day as part of “Denim Day.” Participants will gather near the campanile at 11:30 a.m. for a group photograph.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month closes on Thursday, April 30 with the Clothesline project, at the pond, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and a flashlight vigil, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the campus track. The flashlight vigil will be emceed by Professor Virgil Adams and food and music will be featured.

Vouchers for attendance, participation, or class assignments will be provided to participants at the events upon request.

In addition, the Cypress College Health Center has compiled a resource list. It is available at http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/CC-HC-Resource-List-April-2015.pdf.

 

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@Cypress Newsletter for February 27, 2015

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Here is the February 27, 2015, edition of the @Cypress Newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson. To view this week’s edition of @Cypress, click here, or cut and paste this link: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Documents/@Cypress-2015-02-27.pdf.

This week’s headlines:

  • Active Shooter Drills Successful, Including Test of New Alert System
    > Thursday’s day and evening drills included a full-scale activation of the new emergency notification system, including texts and calls.
  • Nearly 300 local High School Students Welcomed to Cypress College at Senior Day
  • “This Week” and “They Said It” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material

New Mass-Notification System to be Tested During Tomorrow’s Drills

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Tomorrow morning, at 9:30 a.m., and in the evening, at 7 p.m., Cypress College will hold the semester’s emergency drill. We have selected to consider an “active shooter” scenario. You can read more about the drill here: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/wordpress/drills/

Two additional notes:

  1. The Cypress Police Department will participate in the drill. As part of their participation, they will have a SWAT vehicle and regional response unit on display, which the entire community is invited to tour from 8 a.m.-noon. The vehicles will be located in front of the Campus Theater.
  2. The new mass-notification system will be tested as part of the drill. This system sends text notifications to all employees and students. It will also deliver emergency notifications via email and phone. All employees should automatically be enrolled. To ensure delivery, please take a few minutes to verify that your personal contact information is current in myGateway. You can review your contact information under the “Update My Address and Phone” link in the “Personal Information” box in your myGateway account. Additional, detailed instructions are available here: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/wordpress/drills/.

Thank you for your participation in these drills.

Thursday’s Drills Ask Sobering Question: ‘What Would You Do?’

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Active shooter drills take place Thursday, February 26 in the morning and evening; will include Cypress Police Department’s input.

What would you do if at this very moment someone walked into your room with a gun? Could you get out? Hide out? Fight back? Consider your specific environment. What are your escape routes? These will vary from room to room on campus and require preparation and awareness.

This semester’s emergency drills ask us to consider just this scenario. Drills will take place on the morning and evening of Thursday, February 26.

Get Ready

Active Shooter How to Respond” pocket card (download or view)

Verify your personal information in myGateway to facilitate emergency notifications

A shooter on campus is a frightening consideration. it requires contemplation and conversation with each of your students. In the days prior to the drills, faculty are asked to review the talking points in the attached document with students in their classes. This is done to raise consciousness about the drill scenario — an active shooter on campus. Managers are also asked to have these conversations in their areas. Again, this should be done prior to the day of the drill.

The drills, both morning and evening, will commence with an announcement to shelter in place. After practicing this response, each classroom and work area will show the video referenced in the drill information materials.

The morning drill will be observed by members of the Cypress Police Department SWAT team and patrol officers, who will be walking the buildings testing doors, observing drill participants, and answering questions.

In addition, from 8 a.m.-noon, the Regional Disaster Response Mobile Unit will be parked in front of the Theater for an open house.

As part of the drill, the College will be testing a new text-notification system. The integrated system includes all employee and student information as pulled from Banner/myGateway. In advance of the drill, everyone is encouraged to verify their contact information in the “personal information” section of myGateway.

As part of the drill, the campus will watch “Shots Fired on Campus.” This resource is produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety, a company known as the leader in workplace violence training and active shooter situations. Unlike previous drills, the video can be played on demand, rather than as a tightly timed broadcast.

The video is available in multiple formats:

More information is available on the drill information page at: http://news.cypresscollege.edu/wordpress/drills/.

SFOC

February 20, 2015 @Cypress Newsletter from Dr. Simpson

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Here is the February 20, 2015, @Cypress Newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson.

This week’s headlines:

  • Thursday’s Drills Ask Sobering Question: ‘What Would You Do?’
    > Active shooter drills take place Thursday, February 26 in the morning and evening; will include Cypress Police Department’s input.
  • 40th Americana Awards Take Place Saturday at Disneyland Hotel
  • High School Senior Day on Wednesday
  • Win a Yamaha Sport ATV
  • “This Week” and “They Said It” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material