Reporting a Crime or Emergency
MCW constituents are required to accurately and promptly report any criminal offense or suspected criminal activity directly to Public Safety. It is MCW Policy that emergencies be reported to Public Safety, who can then assist in coordinating with local law enforcement and emergency services. Police, fire, and emergency medical services can be reached by dialing 9-911 from any campus phone. However, immediately after calling 9-911, Public Safety must be notified at 414.955.8299. For non-emergency calls to Public Safety, dial 414.955.8295.
Crimes should be reported to MCW Public Safety to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.
In response to reported incidents, Public Safety works closely with the full range of City and County emergency resources to assure a complete and timely response to calls. Priority response is given to crimes against persons and personal injuries. Special services include a timely investigative response, as well as the availability of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in providing support and assistance.
As a result of the 1998 amendments to 20 U.S.C Section 1092 (f), clarification was given to those considered to be campus security authorities. Campus “Pastoral Counselors” 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 in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
A Professional Counselor is defined as an employee of an 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.
Staff in the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine serve as Professional Counselors for the student population and are encouraged, if they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes to Public Safety on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.
MCW employees may also utilize the College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling services. The EAP may refer employees to the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for assistance. MCW has no pastoral counselors.
The Medical College of Wisconsin campus does not include housing facilities. MCW does not maintain residential facilities of any type, either on or off-campus. No officially recognized MCW student organization maintains any on or off-campus housing facility.