Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and its respective entities are committed to maintaining a safe working and learning environment for all members of the Trinity community

Campus Security

Background Checks

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) recommends background checks for health science students working in hospitals. A criminal background check revealing a conviction for certain crimes could result in a ban from participation in clinical rotations and thus prevent graduation.

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences employs a third party service to conduct the required criminal background checks on all accepted students. Accepted students are required to complete the background check online process as defined in their acceptance letter. No student will be allowed in a clinical area without verification of a background check.

Students will receive a copy of their criminal background information from this service. All costs associated with this service are the responsibility of the student.
Campus Violence Policy
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences and its respective entities are committed to maintaining a safe working and learning environment for all members of the Trinity community. Paramount to achieving Trinity’s vision is a climate that utilizes constructive methods of conflict resolution and in which violence is strictly prohibited.

Violence includes, but is not limited to, any act, behavior, conduct or statement that:
 
  • Carries an expressed or implied threat or intent to endanger the safety of an individual and/or causes harm to a person or property.
  • Is physically assaultive.
  • Is obsessively directed, e.g. intensely focused on a grudge, grievance or romantic interest in another person and reasonably likely to result in harm or threats of harm to persons or property.
  • Is bias-motivated, e.g. focused on a bias toward one’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability and reasonably likely to result in intimidation or harm to persons or property.
  • Involves carrying or displaying weapons.
  • Involves destroying property, blocking paths for the purpose of intimidation or throwing or pounding objects in a threatening manner.
  • Is unreasonably disruptive to one’s job performance or Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ ability to execute its mission.
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences does not tolerate violence toward or by any of its employees, students or others conducting business or otherwise associated with the organizations. Violence on the College property is strictly prohibited.
Crime Awareness
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is concerned for the safety and well-being of the Trinity community and its guests, and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. No campus is isolated from crime and Trinity has taken measures to affect the well-being of persons on campus.

Located in the center of the Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences parking lot is a Blue Light Emergency Phone Station, this is a direct line to the Trinity Safety and Security department. This 9' tall tower acts as a crime deterrent and serves as an emergency communication system. This tower is wheelchair accessible and has a highly visible push button on its faceplate. A single touch on the push button summons campus officers to your specific location and triggers the bright blue police-type strobe light on top of the phone, which brightly lights the surrounding area.
 
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is not liable for any stolen or damaged property.

Trinity Rock Island’s Safety and Security Department is responsible for all enforcement of security matters for the College. Trinity offers a comprehensive crime-prevention program, which has two major goals:
  • To eliminate or minimize criminal opportunities whenever possible.
  • To encourage students, faculty, administration and staff to be responsible for their own security.
Methods and facilities for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus:
  • Crimes can be reported to campus security by dialing Trinity Medical Center’s Switchboard at 779-5000 or “0” when on the Trinity Rock Island campus or the Manager of Security by dialing 779-2872.
  • Emergencies are reported by dialing “55” on medical center phones. A switchboard operator will recognize this as a priority call. The operator will notify security officers to report to the needed area.
  • The Security Office will notify local fire and/or police officers if needed.
  • At the College campus, depending on the specific threat or danger, students should dial 911 to contact the Rock Island Police Department or Fire Department.
  • Exterior lighting for parking lots and buildings are monitored by the security guards that report deficiencies to Trinity Facilities Services. Security guards patrol all building and parking facilities and inspect internally and externally.
  • Students are encouraged to report any lighting or security concerns to the Student Services staff as soon as they occur.
Below you will find the campus crime statistics for the last three years. The 2012 crime report is required by federal law and contains policy statements, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. A print version of the report is available upon request to current and prospective students in the Student Services Office.

This report is updated in October of the new year.
 
CRIME STATISTICS REPORTING

OFFENSE
ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY* NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY** PUBLIC PROPERTY***
YEAR 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest:
Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals:
Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, ETC.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests:
Drug Abuse Violations
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals:
Drug Abuse Violations
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests:
Liquor Law Violations
0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Refferals:
Liquor Law Violations
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
 
HATE CRIME STATISTICS REPORTING

OFFENSE
ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY*
NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY**
PUBLIC PROPERTY***
YEAR 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012
No Hate Crimes Reported 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0