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Emergency or Incident Requiring Immediate Attention

See something? Say something.

Each person has a role in helping to provide a safe and secure environment. It cannot be stressed enough: If you see something, say something. At the College of Southern Maryland, you can do so in several ways:

We ask students, staff, faculty, and visitors to report anything that they consider suspicious or outside what they may consider normal, whether it pertains to individuals or interactions you have. This includes activities, behaviors, social media postings, rumors or other troubling information.

The College of Southern Maryland encourages students, staff, faculty and visitors to review regularly the resources available at ready.csmd.edu and to contact CSM’s Public Safety directly with any additional questions or comments. CSM’s goal is to provide the most accurate information as quickly as possible and public information is provided through the college’s online newsroom at news.csmd.edu and CSM public safety page at ready.csmd.edu.


Student Misconduct

In order to maintain an environment conducive to educational excellence, the College of Southern Maryland has identified behaviors that are in opposition to this goal. The academic and behavioral expectations for our students are discussed in greater detail within the Student Code of Conduct.

The College is also concerned about any behaviors and activities that are disruptive to the mission of the college and potentially harmful to members of the college community. Concerning behaviors may or may not be violations of the Student Code of Conduct, but give general concern for the safety of the individual or of others. Behaviors may be erratic, aggressive, indicate potential to harm self or others, drastic changes in behavior, or indicate substance abuse

The College encourages faculty, staff, and students to report all incidents that may violate the college’s academic or behavioral standards.

If you believe a violation of the academic or behavioral standards has occurred, or if you have observed behaviors that give you cause to be concerned, please report it.

Report a Student Misconduct


Discrimination

The College of Southern Maryland prohibits harassment of its employees, students, or visitors based on gender, sexual orientation, race, age, color, religion, disability, marital status, or national origin. Retaliation against those who allege such harassment is strictly prohibited. Complaints alleging discrimination are investigated and resolved through the Diversity and Equity Office.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits the exclusion of people from jobs, services, activities, or benefits based on disabilities. Consistent with our nondiscrimination policy, the College of Southern Maryland has made many accommodations to facilitate a fully accessible, to the extent possible, barrier-free environment. Students requesting accommodations based on a disability should follow the Procedures for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations.

If you have experienced discrimination, harassment, or an act of retaliation, please fill out the complaint form:

Report Discrimination


Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by federal and state discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and is strictly prohibited by CSM. Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic and Dating Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation are acts that fall into this category.

The college has resources available to assist survivors of these acts. To report these behaviors to the college please submit a report to the Title IX Coordinator:

Report Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence


Ethics Compliance

Integrity is a key value at the College of Southern Maryland, and we expect a lot from our employees. We ask them to do the right thing, no matter what the circumstances are and to speak up if they believe others in the College are not living up to our values.  For more information on reporting ethical violations and confidentiality, please click below:

Information on Reporting Ethical Violations


Additional Resources

Confidential Reporting

The following resources provide confidential support:

On Campus

Students may receive confidential counseling from the college’s counselors by contacting:
Kellie Jamison (La Plata Campus) at 301-934-7577 or Jennifer Fossell at 240-725-5328 (Leonardtown Campus) or 443-550-6169 (Prince Frederick Campus)

Off Campus

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-(HOPE) 4673

Walden Sierra, Inc.
301-863-6661, Waldorf;
301-997-1300 ext. 871, California.

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
301-328-7023

Turn Around Inc.
443-279-0379

Additional Campus Resources

Kevin Hunter
Acting Title IX Coordinator
301-539-4746
titleix@csmd.edu

Rob Farinelli
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
La Plata Campus, ST Building, Room 153
301-934-7566
titleix@csmd.edu

Michelle Ruble
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Gender Equity in Athletics
La Plata Campus, CC Building, Room 101
301-934-4711
mruble@csmd.edu

Dr. Tracy Harris
Deputy Title XI Coordinator
Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campuses
301-934-7509
titleix@csmd.edu

Reporting to Law Enforcement

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
301-932-2222

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
410-535-2800

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
301-475-8008

Maryland State Police
301-392-1200, La Plata;
410-535-1400, Prince Frederick