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CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 

Community Members-DO NOT ANSWER ANY CALLS YOU RECEIVE FROM NUMBERS YOU DO NOT RECOGNIZE. Students have been receiving calls that appear to be from the South Bend Police Department. This is probably a SCAM. 
 
You should never give personal information over the phone. This includes bank account number, social security number, address, and age.
 
Should you get a call contact Campus Safety at 574-284-5000.

 

CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (9/7/19)

Saint Mary's Community,

 

The South Bend Police Department has alerted the Notre Dame Police Department of an incident that involved numerous gunshots being fired in the area of Remedy bar in South Bend, east of campus and just west of Martin’s and Studebagels. The incident occurred around 2:32 AM today (September 7).  There were no reports of injuries and no suspects have been identified.  This is the second report of shots being fired in this area in the past several weeks.

 

NDPD has been in contact with our partners in South Bend about this incident, and we will continue to work together for the safety of our communities.

 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the South Bend Police Department, and if you are a victim of a crime, please report it to local authorities.

 

If you become aware of a disturbance or fight, leave the area as quickly as possible and seek protection.  Once you have reached a place of safety, call 911. If this is not possible, hide and seek shelter in a place where you will be safe until the danger has passed.

 

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. You can contact the following:

 

  • South Bend Police Department  574-235-9263
  • Crime Stoppers   574-288-STOP
  • Saint Mary's Campus Safety 574-284-5000

 

CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION  (11/8/2017)

 

Saint Mary's community,

 

On November 6, 2017, the Title IX Coordinator received a report of an incident of sexual assault, as defined in the Saint Mary’s College Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct against Students https://www.saintmarys.edu/files/Policy%20on%20Sex%20Gender-Based%20Harassment%2C%20Discrimination%20and%20Misconduct%20against%20Students%202016.pdf.  

 

This incident occurred in the early morning hours of October 28, 2017.

 

Sexual assault can happen to anyone.  Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given.  Consent is outlined in the Saint Mary’s College Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct against Students as noted above.

 

You can expect to be treated with respect, learn what your options are, and to be supported during this difficult time by all college staff.

 

Saint Mary's College has a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.  The Saint Mary’s policy on Gender Based Harassment, Discrimination and Misconduct Against Students can be found here: https://www.saintmarys.edu/files/Policy%20on%20Sex%20Gender-Based%20Harassment%2C%20Discrimination%20and%20Misconduct%20against%20Students%202016.pdf  

 

Violence and abuse threaten the survivor's safety, well-being, and educational experience and affect every aspect of his/her life.  Furthermore, they are harmful to both the learning environment and the sense of community the College fosters among students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Saint Mary's College will not tolerate sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.

 

In an ongoing effort to prevent sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking on the Saint Mary's College campus, the College provides education and prevention programs for the Saint Mary's community.  

 Please remember that sexual assault can happen to anyone. Saint Mary’s students are encouraged to seek assistance and support from one of the following offices:

 

·        Belles Against Violence Office, 574-284-4081

·        Campus Ministry, 574-243-5391

·        Health and Counseling Center, 574-284-4805

 Additionally, services are available through the SOS Rape Crisis Center, 574-289-4357.  To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity, fire, or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1. You can reach campus security at 574-284-5000.

 

CRIME ALERT - IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION  (4/20/2017)

Saint Mary's College community,

In the evening of Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Saint Mary’s College received information from the Saint Joseph County Police Department of an incident of sexual assault reported to have occurred late on the evening of Tuesday, April 18, 2017, or early morning of April 19, 2017.  The alleged assault occurred in a residence hall on Saint Mary’s campus.  The incident is being investigated by the Special Victims Unit of the Saint Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Please know that sexual assault can happen to anyone. Students are encouraged to seek assistance and support from one of the following offices:

  • Belles Against Violence Office, 574-284-4081

  • Campus Ministry, 574-243-5391

  • Health and Counseling Center, 574-284-4805

    Additionally, services are available through the SOS Rape Crisis Center, 574-289-4357.

    Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless explicit consent is given. At Saint Mary’s College, “explicit consent” is defined as voluntary non-coerced and clear communication indicating a willingness to engage in a particular act. Explicit consent includes an affirmative verbal response or voluntary acts which are unmistakable in their meaning. 

    To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity, fire, or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1. You can reach campus security at 574-284-5000.