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Clery Act

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

In order to comply with Clery Act requirements, colleges and universities must understand what the law entails, where their responsibilities lie, and what they can do to actively foster campus safety.

2018-2019 Annual Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to provide current and prospective students and employees, the public, and the Department of Education with crime statistics and information about campus crime prevention programs and policies.

Orange Technical College’s Annual Security Report is published by October 1 of each year to comply with the requirements of the Clery Act and contains policy statements, crime statistics, and fire drills for each campus. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years of statistics are included for certain types of crime that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to our campuses.

Download the digital version of the Annual Security Report

You may also request a paper copy from Orange County Public Schools District Police or any of our Orange Technical College campuses at no fee.

2018-2019 Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) Guide

The college is committed to maintaining a drug-free campus. Given this objective, the college prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs on its property or as part of any of its activities.

Orange Technical College strives to maintain an environment that promotes a healthy and safe campus and workplace. The college recognizes the serious nature and potential harmful of using alcohol and controlled substances in the educational setting and workplace. To promote a healthy campus culture, and to be compliant with Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA). The college has implemented a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP) designed to be a reference guide for students and employees that address the Code of Student Conduct, legal and institutional sanctions for violations, health risks associated drug and alcohol abuse, and available resources such as counseling and treatment.
The college provides an annually notification to OTC employees and students which includes our high school dual enrolled students participating in any of our education programs at OTC. This information is provided to students during their enrollment process and is provided to employees within the first 30 days of employment.

The following areas will be addressed within this Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) guide:
  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possessions use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees;
  2. A list of applicable legal sanctions under local, State, or Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol;
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
  4. A list of any drug and alcohol programs (counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry) that are available to employees or students;
  5. A clear statement that the institution will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State, and Federal law)a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution , for violation of the standards of conduct.
The federally mandated policy about alcohol and other drugs is discussed in more detail by Workplace Answers, an online training that the college utilizes to provide required information to all students and employees which is part of the enrollment onboarding process. Distribution of this material to all students, staff and employees of the college are notified via email or via paper copy to community members who do not access email.

Download the digital version of the Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) Guide
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