Campus Safety & Security

The administrative office responsible for safety and security is Campus Security. Campus Security includes a director, four full-time employees, and seven part-time employees. The director reports to the Vice President for Student Life for security- and safety-related matters. Campus Security staff are not sworn or commissioned law enforcement officers. They do not carry weapons. With the exception of the director, all on-duty personnel wear a distinctive security uniform. They provide basic security services to the campus community, and are on duty 24 hours a day. Members of the Campus Security staff attend training programs specifically designed for security personnel.

Emergency & Security Services
(319) 352-9999

Waverly Police, Fire, Ambulance:
911

Ryan Wegner

Director of Campus Security & Safety

Campus Security has a close working relationship with the Waverly Police Department. All major crimes (felonies) are reported to the Waverly Police Department, which then assumes responsibility for any investigation that may be necessary.

The Wartburg College Campus Security Office is located in Room 156 of the Saemann Student Center. The administrative phone number is 319-352-8372. Security staff members are in continual radio contact with the campus operator at the Saemann Student Center Information Desk. Any criminal incidents, emergencies, or other suspicious behavior may be reported by calling the Campus Security radio extension at 9999. Calls may be made directly to the Waverly Police Department by dialing 911 (dial 9-911 from an on-campus phone). All security matters should be reported to the Campus Security Office, including any updates or actions taken.

Students and employees may also report criminal offenses to the Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, the Vice President for Administration, hall directors, RAs, coaches, and faculty and staff advisers to student groups.

General services provided by Campus Security are walking and vehicle patrols, response to criminal and non-criminal incidents, and administrative transportation to hospitals and clinics. Security officers make routine patrols of the campus, including lounge areas, and outside perimeter checks of residence halls. They also monitor the boiler/mechanical room of each building and check for any potential problems, including carbon monoxide. Each residential building is equipped with a building alarm system for fire/smoke and carbon monoxide. If a fire is discovered or suspected, evacuate the building and then contact Campus Security immediately by dialing 9999 or the Waverly Fire Department by calling 9-911.

Campus Security makes, keeps, and maintains a daily log of reported crimes written in a form that is easily understood. The log is available to the public for inspection in the Campus Security Office. The daily log provides the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime. Additionally, the disposition of the complaint is given, if known. Information, including updates, is added within two business days after the information becomes available.

The college offers crime prevention programs for students during new-student orientation and through residence hall programming and campus publications, such as the annual Student Handbook and the Safety and Security Brochure. Based on need, Campus Security can arrange for specific crime prevention classes tailored to a group’s needs.

SECURITY ALERTS
Wartburg College has a campus wide mass communications system (Connect ED) that warns students, faculty, and staff of emergency conditions by cell and land-line phones, text-messaging, and e-mail. Everyone is entered into the system with communication avenues known by the college. Students, faculty, and staff may add phone numbers or opt out of the system. Campus Security also issues written security and crime alerts for crimes that can place the campus community at risk during both short- and long-term time periods. These alerts are posted on major bulletin boards in classroom buildings, the Saemann Student Center and in all residence halls. Additionally, alerts are posted on the Security section of the Wartburg Web site. Crime alerts are notices regarding specific crimes occurring on campus. Security alerts are notices reminding the campus community of crime conducive trends, not necessarily in response to a specific crime. If circumstances warrant, special alerts may be published in campus media.

PERSONAL SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Never walk alone at night. Use sidewalks.
  • Walk in well-lit areas.
  • Walk close to the curb, away from bushes and alleys.
  • If you must walk alone, inform someone at your destination know when to expect you so he or she is waiting.
  • Request a Campus Security on campus escort during hours of darkness if you are alone.
  • If you are attacked, SCREAM!!! Bite, kick, and stomp the attacker’s foot with your heel. Do anything to bring public attention to your situation.
  • Keep items of value out of sight.
  • Safeguard any documents that include personal information that others could use to commit identity theft.
  • Lock doors when your room is unoccupied.
  • Promptly report suspicious behavior.

RESIDENCE HALL SAFETY AND SECURITY ADVICE

  • Lock your room door – even if you are only going to the rest room or into the room next door. Most crimes that occur on a residential campus are crimes of opportunity and happen when a door is left open or unlocked.
  • Lock your door before you go to sleep.
  • Do not prop open residence hall exterior doors.
  • Do not lend your room key to another person.
  • Do not share your hall combination number with other people.
  • Inform your roommate or friends where you are if you plan to remain away from your room overnight.
  • Mark articles of value with an identifying number/mark Photograph valuable property and keep a record of this information. Do not use your social security number or any other number that could have value to others.
  • Notify Campus Security by calling extension 9999 if you need a ride in the evening to or from a parking lot, classroom building or residence.

The college has twenty-two buildings classified as residence halls, each housing between 24 and 365 students. Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper class students who have been carefully selected and trained to assist individuals on the floor and to help maintain a healthy educational environment in the buildings. Area Coordinators are professional members of the Student Life team who live in the residence hall setting. The Residential Life staff receives training in basic security and emergency procedures.

Residence facilities are locked between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday and between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. When the doors are locked, residents gain access to their buildings by using combination locks at designated entrances or by using an ID card. Students are issued keys to their room, and each student is responsible for safekeeping and securing their own room.

During Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter and Easter breaks, and Tour Week, residence facilities may be locked for up to 24 hours a day. Additionally, students remaining on campus during these breaks may be consolidated into selected residence facilities until classes resume. All students residing on campus during a break or Tour Week must register with the Student Life office.

Hall meetings at the beginning of each term provide the opportunity for residents to learn about building security, campus and residential policies, and enforcement procedures.

All guests in the residence halls must have a student host and are subject to college regulations. The host is responsible for the actions of and any damages caused by a guest. Overnight guests are usually permitted only on weekends and may not stay more than two consecutive nights. If a roommate objects to the presence of an overnight guest, that guest may not spend the night. Visitation hours in the residence halls are 9 a.m. to1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Members of the opposite sex may be on a floor and in student rooms only during these hours. Main lounges in the residence halls are not subject to these hours, and individual floor/houses may choose to restrict hours further.

BUILDING
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Science Center
1 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
7 a.m.-7 p.m.
7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Vogel Library
Noon-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bachman Fine Arts Center
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
7 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Wartburg Chapel
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
CTC/Luther Hall
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Whitehouse Business Center
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
7 a.m.-2a.m.
Saemann Student Center
8 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Old Main
1 p.m.-10 p.m.
6:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
6:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
6:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
6:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
6:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
The W
11 p.m.-10 p.m.
5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Konditorei
2 p.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exceptions: FAC: West door locked 8 p.m. daily; WBC: Classrooms close 11 p.m. daily; Luther: Classrooms close at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. on Sunday; Art Gallery: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; Stadium open dawn to dusk daily

Campus Security is a recommended location to turn in found items and to report lost items. However, each building maintains its own lost and found collection point. They are:

  • Science Center: Science Center Office 
  • McElroy Center: MC 135
  • Classroom Technology Center: Luther 206
  • Luther Hall: Luther Hall 206
  • Bachman Fine Arts Center: FAC 118
  • Neumann Auditorium: Luther 206
  • Old Main: Old Main room 300A
  • The W: The W Front Desk
  • Student Center: Information Desk
  • Vogel Library: Front Desk
  • Whitehouse Business Center: Student Center Information Desk

Reporting Criminal Actions and Emergencies
Any emergency situation or knowledge of a crime should be immediately reported to Campus Security by calling 9999 or by going to the Security Office. You may also dial 9-911 to reach Waverly Police or ambulance if there is a medical emergency or request for police response. When calling either number, the caller should stay on the line until the police dispatcher or Campus Security person terminates the call. Be able to provide your exact location and the status of the situation you are reporting.

Emergency Blue Light phones are located in B Lot, C Lot, D Lot, E Lot, and N Lot. Residence hall exterior emergency phones are also located at the main entrances to Grossmann Hall, Centennial Hall, Founders Hall, Clinton Hall and Saginaw House.

Sexual Harassment and Assault
The Wartburg College policy on sexual harassment is detailed in the Student Handbook,the Faculty Handbook, and the Personnel Policy Handbook. As defined in these policies, sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment is classified in three categories:

  • Quid Pro Quo Harassment: Situations where submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature results in actual or threatened adverse educational or employment action.
  • Hostile Environment Harassment: Situations in which gender-based conduct has the intent or effect of being sufficiently severe or pervasive/persistent or objectively offensive that it could alter the conditions of employment or education. The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome by the object of the conduct or a third party affected by it.
  • Retaliatory Harassment: Situations where any person retaliates by using intimidation, threats, actual violence, ridicule, taunting, bullying, ostracism, or any other method against a person or that person’s property as a result of a person’s decision to report sexual harassment or seek assistance to remedy gender-based discrimination.

All members of the college community not bound by ethical or statutory confidentiality obligations must report sexual harassment about which they have knowledge to their work or program supervisor or other college official. Wartburg College is obligated to ensure a thorough and prompt investigation of allegations of sexual harassment, to find a timely resolution, to apply disciplinary sanctions or educational solutions where appropriate, and to provide an institutional appeal process to assure fairness to all parties.

Wartburg College enforces a zero tolerance policy for sexual violence. Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same)
  • Non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same)
  • Nondisclosure of sexually transmitted disease (STD) information
  • Sexual exploitation

There are three options for reporting sexual misconduct. Campus pastors, Counseling Center staff, campus nurse, and trained members of the Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) will maintain complete confidentiality about all details of any sexual misconduct incident reported to them. Faculty members, RAs, advisers to student organizations, career services staff, admissions officers, student activities personnel, and many other members of the campus community may be consulted on a semi-confidential basis. Victims of sexual misconduct are encouraged to make formal reports of incidents to college officials. Those to whom victims may make formal reports include deans, vice presidents, campus security officers, human resources personnel, and other administrators with supervisory responsibilities, such as head coaches and hall directors. Refer to the appropriate handbook for specific reporting requirements and procedures. Finally, as with any crime, students, faculty, and staff have the option of filing a complaint with the Waverly Police. 

Programs during orientation, in residence halls, and in other campus settings help individuals learn about prevention and their rights related to matters of sexual misconduct.

Sex Offender Information
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. For the state of Iowa, you may obtain this information by contacting the Waverly Police Department (352-5400) or inquire through the Iowa Sex Offender Registry at http://www.iowasexoffender.com/.

Policy Regarding Alcohol and Drugs
The sale of alcoholic beverages on the Wartburg campus by any organization, person, or group is not permitted. Students who have attained the legal drinking age of 21 may possess or consume alcoholic beverages only in their private living quarters.

Wartburg College complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Acts Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226. Illegal drugs and paraphernalia are not permitted on the Wartburg campus. The college will cooperate with all law enforcement agencies to enforce laws pertaining to the use and possession of illegal drugs. Possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs contradicts Wartburg’s commitment to community, is prohibited by college policy, and will result in immediate suspension from campus.

The Student Handbook contains a detailed list of all other campus disciplinary policies and procedures, including alcohol and drug policies. Provisions for counseling and treatment opportunities are also addressed. Wartburg College will make a reasonable effort to enforce all state and local government policies concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Policy for Weapons/Firearms
As a safety precaution, shotguns, rifles, handguns, air guns, bows and arrows, ammunition and other types of potentially dangerous weapons or equipment are not permitted on campus. A storage repository for firearms and other weapons is provided in the Campus Security Office. All types of explosives, including firecrackers, are prohibited on campus. Refer to the Student Handbook for additional prohibitions regarding residence halls.

Child Abuse Policy
All complaints will be processed in accordance with state and federal law, including but not limited to a prompt, impartial, and discreet investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the appropriate parties will be notified of the findings. If any employee is found to have abused a child, appropriate corrective action will be taken. This could range from a disciplinary warning up to and including termination.

Full-Time Security Officers

Dean Cockerham, Deputy Director
Dean Cockerham, Deputy Director
UJ Anglin
UJ Anglin
Bernard Holland
Bernard Holland

Part-Time Security Officers

Vicky Green, Office Coordinator
Vicky Green, Office Coordinator
Steven Hicks
Steven Hicks
Cyril Klein
Cyril Klein
Ted Lanske
Ted Lanske
Judy Rinnels
Judy Rinnels
Ed Wubbena
Ed Wubbena

NOT PICTURED:
Cole Lehman
Mike Schwab
John Wehling
Gunnar Wolfensperger