General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency

Campus Safety and Security provides 24-hour security services to the California Lutheran University main campus in Thousand Oaks. Officers patrol the campus on foot, bicycle, electric cart and vehicle. The Oxnard Graduate Center is serviced by the Oxnard Police Department, while the Woodland Hills Graduate Center is serviced by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Students, faculty, staff and guests of the University are strongly encouraged to report all crimes and other public safety related incidents to Campus Safety and Security at extension 3911 from campus phones or (805) 493-3911 from cell phones or off-campus phones. 911 can be dialed from campus pay phone. Call Box 24 direct dial emergency phones are located in the East Administration Parking Lot, Buth Park and in front of Pearson Library/Preus-Brandt Forum. An emergency phone is also located on the wall outside the Welcome Center, outside the east lobby of the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, and on Samuelson Aquatics Center.

Emergency Services

Life threatening emergencies should be immediately reported to the Thousand Oaks Police Department by dialing (9) 911 from campus telephones, or 911 from public pay phones or cell phones. At the Oxnard Graduate Center and the Woodland Hills Graduate Center, all requests for emergency services should be made by dialing 911.

For routine service calls on the main campus, a Campus Safety Officer may be reached at extension 3208 from campus phones or at (805) 493-3208 from off campus and cell phones. This business line is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

All crimes should be reported to Campus Safety and Security to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in the provision of timely warning notices to the campus community when appropriate.

Voluntary Confidential Reporting

If you are the victim of a crime and do not wish to pursue action with the University or criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Director of Campus Safety and Security can file a report of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of the confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of you and others.

With such information, the University can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the University.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

The 1998 amendments to 20 U.S.C. section 1092 (f) clarify who are considered to be campus security authorities. Campus Pastors and Campus Professional Counselors, when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.

Counselors are defined as:

Pastoral Counselor

An employee of an institution, who is associated with a religious order or denomination, recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.

Professional Counselor

An employee of the institution whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.