Safety at Modern Welding School (MWS)
Safety at MWS is the responsibility of students, faculty and staff. The safety of all depends on the each member taking the responsibility of keeping themselves and others safe seriously.
To help protect each other and your belongings all individuals need to think about safety and security on campus utilizing the suggestions and resources identified in this report. Everyone has a responsibility in reporting all campus crimes and safety concerns to the appropriate authorities. All of us working together will help ensure the safety of all employees and staff at MWS.
MWS is located at 1842 State Street Schenectady, NY 12304. Schenectady is a busy city which has a population of approximately 69,500 residents and is located a few miles from the Capital of New York, Albany. MWS is located in a commercial and residential location. The school is accessible by foot and is also a main stop on local CDTA bus routes.
MWS’S administrative office is located in the front of the building and is accessible between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Thursday. The teaching facility is located in the rear of the building and is accessible from Monday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am thru 4:30 pm. The evening students begin class at 5:30 pm and end class at 9:30 pm Monday thru Wed and 8:30 pm on Thursday.
All visitors must report to the administrative office prior to entering the facility.
Deliveries can be made at several locations on the premises but must have faculty assistance.
MWS does not have any off campus facilities and does not provide law enforcement services to off-campus activities on behalf of MWS.
Personal Safety Recommendations
MWS suggests that every student, employee and visitor take responsibility for their own security and the security of others. All new enrolled students participate in a general orientation class. During the orientation class, the need and procedure of reporting emergencies and criminal activities, campus security measures and crime prevention is discussed. Similar information is presented to new employees. In addition, information is disseminated to students and employees through tips posted in MWS buildings, in-class announcements, and announcements through social media.
*Firearms/weapons of any kind are prohibited on campus. This includes concealed weapons even if the carrier has a permit.
*Dial 911 for all emergency assistance.
*Drugs and Alcohol are prohibited on campus.
Campus Security Offices and Local Law Enforcement
MWS’s administration attempts to provide a safe, secure educational environment for all students and employees. MWS does not provide security guards on its campus premises. The ultimate authority for law enforcement at MWS is the local police department. MWS does not have any written agreements with local police departments for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses. MWS officials have the authority to contact the local police to request assistance in preventing or reacting to crime within or in the immediate vicinity of school facilities.
The Director of Education at MWS is also our Campus Security Officer. He is responsible for all dealings with local law enforcement. The school works with the local law enforcement yearly to review reports which shows any crimes within the immediate areas. In the event of all emergencies any party involved should call 911 immediately.
MWS, as with any school, is not immune from the possibility of someone posing a threat of harm to themselves or others. Remember that safety is a shared responsibility so everyone is strongly encouraged to notify staff at MWS of any threat made to harm individual or property at the school. Any staff member made aware of the situation should immediately report it to the campus security officer. It is his responsibility to review and address the situation.
When a threat is reported our staff attempts to validate the report and collects all information. If assistance is needed, local law enforcement, fire dept, or emergency medical assistance is called. Our staff will work to contain the situation. Once emergency responders arrive they are in control of the situation.
If a situation arises that urgently threatens the safety and concerns of the individuals of MWS an announcement will be made over the loudspeaker. The exception to this would be if the announcement causes greater concern to staff and students.
Depending of the emergency evacuation may be needed. Evacuation procedures are posted in the classroom and are attached to this report.
Reporting Campus Crime
MWS students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to report quickly and accurately all campus crimes and incidents related to public safety to their instructor or the Campus Security Officer. Due to the importance of campus safety, MWS cannot guarantee that crime information will remain confidential.
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Assistance: 911
Emergency Security: 518-374-1216
Alcoholic Beverages or Controlled Substances
It is the policy of the Modern Welding School that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited while in the workplace, on MWS premises, or as part of any MWS sponsored activities. Any employee or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution. The specifics of this policy can be found in the Drug Free School Policy.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education
MWS has developed a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of information materials, referrals, and MWS disciplinary actions.
A violation of any law regarding drugs or alcohol is also a violation of MWS’s Drug Free School Policy and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by MWS.
Local mental health and substance abuse services are available at:
Carver Community Counseling: 846 State St. Schenectady, NY 12307 (518) 382-7838
New Choices Recovery: 302 State St. Schenectady, NY 12305 (518) 346-4436
Conifer Park: 79 Glenridge Road Glenville, NY 12302 1-800-989-6446
Additional information about drug and alcohol abuse, health risks, addiction and prevention can be accessed at the National Academy on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov) as well as the National Academy on Drug Abuse (www.drugabuse.gov/DrugPages/DrugsofAbuse.html).
Sexual Misconduct Policies & Procedures
Modern Welding School is committed to providing a working and educational environment for all students, faculty and staff that is free from sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes sexual assault, sexual harassment and exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Every member of the school community should be aware that MWS is strongly opposed to sexual misconduct, and that such behavior is prohibited by state and federal laws.
MWS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy describes MWS’s programs to prevent sexual misconduct, and the procedures that MWS will follow once an incident of sexual misconduct has been reported. This Policy is disseminated to the MWS community through publications, the MWS website, new employee orientations, student orientations, and other appropriate channels of communication. Copies of the Policy can be obtained from the Director of Education in-person or by calling (518) 374-1216, or downloading from MWS’s website at www.modernwelding.com. MWS provides training to key staff members to enable MWS to handle any allegations of sexual misconduct promptly and effectively. MWS will respond quickly to all reports of sexual harassment, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and if necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.
MWS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy governs sexual misconduct involving students that occurs on any MWS property or in connection with any MWS-sponsored program or event. This Policy applies to all students, employees, and third parties conducting business with MWS, regardless of the person’s gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, class status, ability, religion or other protected status. MWS encourages victims of sexual violence to talk to somebody about what happened – so victims can get the support they need, and so MWS can respond appropriately. As further described in the Policy, MWS will seek to respect a victim’s request for confidentiality to the extent possible, while remaining ever mindful of the victim’s well-being.
Counseling, advocacy and support services are available for victims of sexual misconduct, whether or not a victim chooses to make an official report or participate in MWS’s disciplinary or criminal process. Personal counseling offered by MWS will be limited to initial crisis assessment and referral.
Sexual misconduct crisis and counseling options are available locally and nationally through a number of agencies. Contact information for these agencies is included in MWS’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures
Sexual Offender Registration
In accordance to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000, the Clery Act, and the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, MWS is providing information for where students and employees may obtain information regarding registered sex offenders. The New York Sex Offenders Registry may be found at:
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to provide a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders can be obtained.
Campus Crime Statistics
|Offense||On Campus||Non Campus||Public Property|
|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|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Liquor Law Arrests||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Drug Law Arrests||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Drug Law Arrests Referred for Disciplinary Action||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Illegal Weapons Possession Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Hate Crimes – There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015
Crime statistics for domestic violence, dating violence and stalking were added effective 2013.
To research crime statistics please go to the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/institution/search