The Milligan College campus is a very safe campus and maintaining a secure campus environment is a college priority. The college continually evaluates and looks for new and improved security methods. In recent years Milligan has provided better lighting across campus, installed security cameras in key areas, changed locks and keys, and upgraded campus security procedures.
The Student Handbook provides full policies and procedures for campus security and student conduct guidelines. The college contracts with a professional guard service to provide after-hours security. These individuals conduct inspections of campus buildings and patrol the campus throughout the night.
Occupants of the residence halls are issued keys which access the main lobby door and the individual room. All residents must be prepared to provide proper identification upon request of college personnel. During new student orientation, crime prevention is addressed through a review of precautions necessary to provide for one’s personal safety and well-being. Residence hall programs also cover the topic of crime prevention as it relates to campus housing and safety procedures.
Campus security is everyone’s responsibility, and it is necessary to maintain sound and sensible precautions. It is therefore important for members of the college community to report any and all questionable incidents. Crimes which occur on campus are to be reported to the Director of Campus Security, whose office is located in the McMahan Student Center. An Incident Report form detailing the facts surrounding the crime will be completed and the appropriate response will be taken according to the college’s security policies and procedures, detailed in the Student Handbook.
In cases involving violation of local, state, or federal laws, the Elizabethton City Police are notified for appropriate follow-up. The college cooperates fully with any investigations conducted by proper authorities. In the event of a crime that poses a threat to the campus community, notice is made through the college’s email system and announcement sheet.
Annual Security Report
In accordance with the Tennessee College and University Security Information Act of 1989, the Federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the college provides an Annual Security Report. This report is available here for download or upon request from the Office of Student Development at 423.461.8760.
Parents and students now also can review campus crime statistics for colleges and university campuses at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.
Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy
Milligan College is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, visitors and all other members of the college community with a positive, healthy environment conducive to the promotion of the college’s core values of scholarship, community, and faith. Incidents of any type of sexual discrimination and/or misconduct are taken very seriously and addressed and resolved to the fullest extent possible.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) require institutions of higher education receiving federal funds to disclose policy statements addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; as well as prevention programs, reporting policies, written notification to victims, and procedures for disciplinary action relating to sexual misconduct issues.
Due to the college’s commitment to an educational atmosphere free of sexual harassment, including acts of sexual misconduct, and in accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX and the Clery Act, all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated at Milligan College.
Milligan’s full Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found here (click to download). Information about the rights and options provided victims of sexual misconduct can found here (click to download). Definitions of criminal acts associated with sexual misconduct in Tennessee state law can be found here (click to download). For more information about Title IX, the Clery Act, or issues related to sexual misconduct, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment, please contact:
Brent Nipper, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Property and Risk Management
The Title IX Coordinator’s office is located upstairs in the Little Hartland Welcome Center