Student Right-to-Know Act

Student Right-to-Know (SRTK) is a federally-mandated public disclosure of specific college-related information, as per the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Title 34 — Part 668. The following highlights are sub-sections of the two basic laws that mandate specific college information:

CFR: Title 34 — Part 668.46: Information on Completion or Graduation Rates

The college completion rates or graduation rates (including transfer rates and student athlete rates — Part 668.49) will be made accessible to the public. The rates are derived from yearly IPEDS — Graduation Rate Survey submissions and are currently coordinated through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office under the terms of the “Student Right-to-Know Subscription Agreement.” SRTK rates are based upon approximately three percent (3%) of the student population.

Publication Requirements

It is mandatory that the statistics for completion and graduation rates and crime activities are made public by January 1st of each year (unless otherwise indicated) to all current and prospective students and high school counselors in the areas of admissions, literature, brochures, catalogs, and websites, or anytime a student enters into a financial obligation with a school (excluding application fees). Data on remedial instruction, job and training programs, retention of student and graduation and completion rates are available through a link on the Fullerton College website (http://scorecard.cccco.edu/scorecardrates.aspx?collegeID=862) to the California Community Colleges Student Success Scorecard.

Completion and Transfer Rates

Over 1,350 students transfer annually from Fullerton College to UC, CSU or regionally-accredited California independent or out-of-state colleges or universities.

  • Fullerton College sends approximately 85-90% of all transfers to California State University campuses. The top CSUs in terms of number of Fullerton College transfers are: Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona
  • Fullerton College transfers students statewide. The top UCs in terms of number of Fullerton College transfers are: UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside and UC Berkeley
  • Fullerton College is in the top five California Community Colleges in terms of overall transfers to the University of Southern California (USC).

Campus Safety Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics

On-Campus

Crimes 2016 2017 2018
Aggravated Assault 0 2 0
Arson 0 0 0
Burglary 3 0 2
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 2 2
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals
Violation of Drugs 9 1 2
Violation of Liquor Laws 1 1 0
Violation of Weapons 0 0 1
Special Category Arrest
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 3
Hate Crimes 1 0 0
Liquor Law VIolations 2 0 1
Weapons Possession 1 0 0
Violation Against Women Act (VAWA)
Dating Violence 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 1 1 0
Sexual Assault 1 2 5
Stalking 0 1 1

Public Property

Crimes 2016 2017 2018
Aggravated Assault 0 2 0
Arson 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
  • Disciplinary Referrals*
Violation of Drugs 0 0 0
Violation of Liquor Laws 0 0 0
Violation of Weapons 0 0 0
Special Category Arrest
Hate Crimes 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0
Weapons Possession 1 0 0
Violation Against Women Act (VAWA)
Dating Violence 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0
Sexual Assault 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0

CFR: Title 34 — Part 668.47: Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Public Law 101-542: The Higher Education Act of 1965 was amended via the current Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act through Public Laws 102-26, 102-208 and 102-325. The regulations require the college to disclose information about campus safety policies and procedures and certain crime statistics.

The Act also requires additional information including security policies. A full text of the security policies can be found on the Campus Safety internet site, https://campussafety.fullcoll.edu.

Please refer to the Annual Security Report.

Safety for the Fullerton College Community

Campus safety and personal safety is everyone’s business at Fullerton College. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to a positive learning environment.

Fullerton College maintains a Campus Safety Department with officers available 24/7. Individuals are encouraged to report all crimes to the Campus Safety Department in a timely manner. The Campus Safety Department (1500 Bldg, south of the four-story parking structure off Lemon Street) can be reached at (714) 992-7080, ext. 0 for routine business and (714) 992-7777 for emergencies. There are also many emergency phones throughout the campus that will immediately connect any student with a Campus Safety officer.

Fullerton College is a safety department and not a police department. Fullerton College has an MOU with the Fullerton Police Department to investigate all crimes on the Fullerton College campus. The Fullerton Police Department is located at:

237 W. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6700

Students, staff, faculty and visitors are encouraged to report all crime to the Fullerton Police Department.

Access to Campus Facilities

BUILDINGS — Fullerton College Campus Safety officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and determine whether individuals have lawful business at Fullerton College. Most campus buildings are open from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, Monday through Friday. On weekends, opening of specific buildings is accomplished based upon scheduled use and/or special request.

Individuals who need to be in campus buildings or areas other than during regularly-scheduled work hours should notify the Campus Safety Department of their presence and request access to the building.

Some campus rooms and areas may be protected by intrusion alarms. Before entering such areas, the Campus Safety Department should be called. Campus buildings will normally be locked from 11:00 pm on Friday to 6:30 am on Monday. As previously stated, Campus Safety personnel will unlock doors for weekend classes and other events as published in the Master Calendar located at www.fullcoll.edu under “Campus Calendar.”

COLLEGE PROPERTY — No district property may be removed from the campus without expressed written permission from the Division Dean or Area Supervisor. Unauthorized removal of district property from the campus is a violation of the law and may be prosecuted by the District.

Campus Safety Services

It is the policy of the North Orange County Community College District’s Board of Trustees to protect the members of the total college community and to protect the property of Fullerton College. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, the Campus Safety Department shall ensure that reasonable protection is provided by using methods that fit within and contribute to the educational philosophy and process of the institution.

Fullerton College has a formal memorandum of understanding with the Fullerton Police Department to request assistance for incidents that require resources not available at Fullerton College. The college will summon the assistance of other agencies to provide services for incidents that require special resources.

Crime Prevention

One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of Fullerton College to inform students and staff, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. Such information will normally be distributed through various means, such as cell phone alerts, social media alerts, reported on the campus website, student publications, and/or memos or bulletins.

Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. Campus Safety, Student Health Services, and the Student Activities offices sponsor programs on various topics ranging from sexual assault awareness to substance abuse prevention.

Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of people watching out for one another. All staff and students are asked to be ALERT, SECURITY CONSCIOUS and INVOLVED. To report suspicious behavior, call the Campus Safety Department business line at (714) 992-7080 or emergency line at (714) 992-7777.

Substance Abuse

In accordance with Public Law 101-226 “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989,” the Board of Trustees of the North Orange County Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, employees, and the public, on Fullerton College property and as part of any Fullerton College sponsored or sanctioned activity.

Any students or employees in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Fullerton College or termination from employment for violations of the standards of conduct.

The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees after consideration of the recommendations of the Fullerton College President.

The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on Fullerton College-controlled property is a misdemeanor as per California Business Code 25608 and a violation of the NOCCCD Policies Relating to Students. The use, sale, or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of State law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by Federal, State, local or Campus Safety personnel. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the District.

For more information, contact:

FC Admissions and Records
(714) 992-7075
2000 Building — 1st Floor

FC Campus Safety
(714) 992-7080
1500 Building

FC Student Activities
(714) 992-7095
200 Bldg, Room 223

FC Cadena/Transfer Center
(714) 992-7086
200 Bldg, Room 212

For a complete Campus Safety Plan and/or more detailed information regarding the Student Right-to-Know and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure, visit the Fullerton College website: www.fullcoll.edu/ — at the Student Services drop-down menu, click on Campus Safety/Parking. Once there, click on Student Right-to-Know.