Campus Security and Safety
Located in a rural community, Otero Junior College has one of the lowest campus crime rates in the state. Despite our low crime rate, the administration, faculty and staff at OJC take very seriously the safety and well-being of all who live, work and visit the campus. In addition to an on-campus security officer, the college works very closely with the local police and fire departments, who respond quickly and efficiently to all issues that arise on campus. The College has an active Safety Committee that works to continually search out and address safety concerns. The campus participates in annual safety training sessions and has monthly updates on safety precautions and procedures.
The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Report)
The college provides to all prospective students and OJC employees the Campus Security and Fire Safety Handbook including the most recent campus crime statistics. This is part of the Federal Law No.101-542, the Student Right-to-Know and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1999 (formerly the Campus Security Act of 1990).
This report includes crime rates and fire safety reports for the campus proper along with any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Daily Crime Log
The Daily Crime Log is provided in accordance with the regulations set out under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092(f)]. The Daily Crime Log includes the date and time the crime was reported, the date and time the crime occurred, the location of the crime, the nature of the crime, and the disposition of the complaint, if known.
The Daily Crime Log for Otero Junior College is accessible and available during regular business hours by contacting the Dean of Students in person at:
1802 Colorado Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050
McBride Room 132
Office: (719) 384-6859
Online Crime Report Form
According to the Higher Education Act, or 20 U.S.C. 1092 now known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Otero Junior College must collect certain campus crime statistics. This law applies to certain crimes reported to the police and other campus officials. The details of this report will not be made public. Only the number of crimes occurring will be released. Your name will not be released. It is not required for the report, but it will help ensure the crime is not counted twice. Personal information is not necessary, but will be needed if you'd like a response. This information will be submitted directly to the Campus Security Authority, Dean of Students, and OJC Campus Security Office.
Student or Employee Concern Form
Use this OJC Concern Form to share with us your concerns about any activity, individual or group that may exhibit signs of serious personal struggle, mental or emotional instability and /or any other behavior that is cause for you to be concerned.
For more information on Safety and Security or Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) select the proper section below:
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, (Title I of Public law 101-542) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education receiving federal assistance to make available several key points of information. For more information on Student Right to Know select the links below:
- Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
- Alcohol and Drug Policy
- Biennial Review - Alcohol and Other Drug Report
- Medical Amnesty Program
- Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act
- Building Evacuation
- Campus Traffic Regulations
- Use of OJC Facilities Policy
Standard Response Protocol
Title IX Compliance
The College prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. Student Information Brochure (942 kb pdf file)
To Report a Concern or an Incident online:
For more information select the links below:
- Title IX Myths
- Title IX Compliance
- Non-Discrimination Policy and Statement
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Sexual Harassment Statement
- Sexual Harassment Policy Overview
- Referral (Concern) Form Online
- Risk Reduction Tips
- Title IX/EO Coordinator
- Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct
- Complaint Procedures
- Misconduct Examples
- Student Grievance
- Student Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures