Campus Safety

Vista College is strongly committed to crime prevention and the safety of the college community. Safety helps to ensure a productive learning environment for students, faculty and staff. In accordance with the Campus Security Act, Vista College releases security reports to keep you well-informed about campus security.

Annual Security Report

Vista College has created an Annual Security Report comprised of two sections, the Campus Crime Statistics, and the Campus Safety Policies, including the Campus Drug and Alcohol Policies.

Campus Crime Statistics

The Campus Crime Statistics covers crimes reported to the college and/or local law enforcement that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the college, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, over the previous three years.

Other Safety Information

Statement of Policy Addressing Sex Offender Registration
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community where state law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. The Act also mandates that sex offenders who are already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the offender is employed or is a student. To learn the identity of registered sex offenders on or near a campus, or anywhere in the United States, visit the Sex Offender databases at http://www.sexoffender.com and http://nsopr.gov. You can search by city, county, or zip code. This information is collected by other agencies and this institution cannot guarantee this information is correct or complete. The information provided here is intended to be in compliance with the Campus Security Act and for campus safety purposes only. It should not be used to intimidate, threaten or harass. Misuse of this information may result in prosecution.

Campus Security Authority Contact Information

Campus Security Authorities are individuals designated at each Vista College and Computer Career Center a Division of Vista College campus to aid in the safety of the college community. Contact your Campus Security Authority if you see unsafe conditions at a campus location; if you or someone else in the campus community is the victim of a crime; or if you or someone else in the campus community needs a referral for drug or alcohol abuse or for rape counseling.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Vista College and Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College (herein known as “the Institution”) is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from inappropriate conduct based on gender. As required by Title IX, the Institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, and it encourages any student who thinks that he or she has been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence) or sexual misconduct by another student, member of the faculty or staff, or campus visitor or contractor, to immediately report the incident to any Institutional official, administrator, supervisor or the Title IX Coordinators.

Students are encouraged to report such incidents to the Vice-President of Compliance; employees and campus visitors are encouraged to report to the Vice-President of Human Resources. Reports of sex discrimination or sexual harassment can be made to the Institution at any time, however, the Institution encourages individuals to report such incidents as soon as possible after the date of the alleged incident so prompt action can be taken to investigate and resolve the complaint. A complaint should normally be filed within 90 calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged violation. However, circumstances may allow for an inquiry into alleged incidents outside the 90-day period. In the case of a currently enrolled student, if the last day for filing a complaint falls prior to the end of the grading period in which the alleged violation occurred, then the complaint may be filed within thirty (30) calendar days after the end of that grading period.
No person is required to report sex discrimination or sexual harassment to the alleged offender.

Institutional Title IX Coordinator (including Students)

Ms. Tanya Cummings
Vice-President of Compliance
Education Futures Group
300 N. Coit Rd, Suite 1400
Richardson, TX 75080
214-448-2267
tcummings@vistacollege.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, Visitors and Contractors

Mr. Terry Cooley
Vice-President of Human Resources
Education Futures Group
300 N. Coit Rd, Suite 1400
Richardson, TX 75080
214-929-7590
tcooley@vistacollege.edu

Students may also contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights to complain of sex discrimination or sexual harassment including sexual violence; see: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/complaints/index.html

A complaint alleging sex discrimination or sexual harassment should be submitted, preferably in writing, to the Vice-President of Compliance or the Vice-President of Human Resources. The complaint should contain the following information:

  • Name  of the Complainant(s);
  • Contact Information, including address, telephone, and e-mail;
  • Name of person(s) directly responsible for alleged violation(s);
  • Date(s) and place(s) of alleged violations;
  • Nature of alleged violation(s) as defined in this policy;
  • Detailed description of the specific conduct that is the basis of alleged violation(s);
  • Copies of documents pertaining to the alleged violation(s);
  • Names of any witnesses to alleged violation(s);
  • Action requested to resolve the situation;
  • Complainant’s signature and date of filing; and
  • Any other relevant information.

The lack of information, such as but not limited to, the kinds or types listed above, may impact the Institution’s ability to fully investigate a complaint.

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