2019 Annual Safety and Security Report

The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998” is commonly referred to as the “Clery Act.” It requires institutions of higher education that receive federal financial aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses. In addition, other safety and crime information to members of the campus community must be provided.

As specified by the Clery Act, enrolled students are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Security Report for the ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College campus. The report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents. Incidents which have occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus, must be reported to Administration. Also provided are campus policies and practices concerning security: How to report sexual assault and other crimes; crime prevention efforts; policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs; victims’ assistance programs; student discipline; campus resources and other matters. Each year, an e-mail notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty and staff, providing the web site to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the Institutional Effectiveness and Student Records (at 709 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM) or by calling 575-315-1194.

I. Procedures for reporting crimes and other emergencies

A. Timely Warnings:

In the event that a situation arises that, in the judgment of Administration, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through text messages, the College e-mail system to students, faculty, and staff. In an immediate emergency, the phone intercom system will be utilized in addition to text messages via the MyENMU-Ruidoso portal, e-mails, and web posts.

Depending on the circumstances of the crime, especially in situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, Administration may post a notice on the campus-wide electronic bulletin at This action will provide the College community with more immediate notification. The electronic bulletin is immediately accessible via computer by all faculty, staff and students. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to Administration by calling 575-315-1200. You may also supply information in person at ENMU-Ruidoso, at 709 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM.

B. Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics to DOE

The Safety and Security Council prepares this report to comply with the Clery Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies, Safety and Security Council, and Administration. The Safety and Security Council provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to Administration and local law enforcement agencies. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses and is not required by law. The college urges the staff to inform students of the procedures to report crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA), Title IX designee and\or the Vice President of Student Learning and Success. These reports are confidential unless the victim gives permission to document identifying information or for police to investigate.

To Report A Crime:

Contact the Ruidoso Police Department:

      • 9-1-1 (emergency only)
      • (575) 258-7368 (non-emergency)

Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles or inside buildings should also be reported to the Administration in person or by phone, M0n-Fri, 8a-5p.

      • Administration: 575-315-1200
      • and/or Student Emporium: 575-315-1120

C. Annual Safety and Security Report for ENMU-Ruidoso

Each year the Safety and Security Report for ENMU-Ruidoso is updated. The report explains the composition and scope of security and specific safety measures. Included in the report is an explanation of how the students and employees are notified of emergency situations, how to prevent and report crimes, and information about sexual assault services and how to contact the registered sex offenders’ public registry. The Safety and Security Report is published each October 1st on the ENMU-Ruidoso website.

D. Right to Know:

The chart below describes the various ways ENMU-Ruidoso notifies the public of the safety and security of our campus:

Action Web Address Printed Copies Other
Annual Safety and Security Report Institutional Effectiveness and Student Records
DOE Crime Stats Information Desk Shows 3 years of data. Most recent year is 2018


II. Policies concerning the security of, and access to, campus and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities

During business hours, the College will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours access to all College facilities is by key, if issued. In the case of periods of extended closing, the College will admit only those with prior approval to all facilities.

The college’s hours may vary at different times of the year. Examples are the Library and New Mexico Workforce Connection. In these cases, the facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by administration and/or the department responsible for the facility.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. The Safety and Security Council reviews security at the college’s facilities on an on-going basis. The Safety and Security Council examines security issues such as landscaping, locks, alarms, lighting, and communications. Additionally, the Safety and Security Council meets monthly to discuss issues of pressing concern. To ensure that unauthorized individuals do not enter campus buildings, DO NOT prop doors open or leave doors unlocked if you enter after hours. DO NOT open the door for individuals you do not know. In addition, protect the security of campus keys and report immediately the loss or theft of keys to the ENMU-Ruidoso Physical Plant (575-315-1225) or to Administration (575-315-1200).

III. Policies and procedures encouraging accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to local police

All crimes should be promptly reported to the Ruidoso Police Department. ENMU-Ruidoso encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the Ruidoso Police Department. Because police reports are public records under state law, the College cannot hold reports of crime in confidence.

IV. Policies concerning campus law enforcement

The College maintains a close relationship with local law enforcement. The college relies on local law enforcement to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. If minor offenses involving College rules and regulations are committed by a College student, the faculty and staff may also refer the individual to Administration.

V. Policy Statement Addressing the Encouragement of Accurate and Prompt Crime Reporting

Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to Administration in a timely manner.

To report a crime or an emergency on campus, call 9-1-1. To report a non-emergency security or public safety related matter, call Administration at 575-315-1200.

VI. Programs to inform students and employees about campus safety procedures and to encourage everyone to be responsible for themselves and others with regard to safety and crime prevention

The ENMU-Ruidoso Safety and Security Council meets at a minimum quarterly to address safety concerns on the campus. The 1st week of courses faculty review emergency procedures. There are egress maps in all classrooms and signage in classrooms with emergency instructions. The campus participates in National Campus Safety Awareness Month activities. Students and employees are encouraged to notify the Physical Plant or Administration if one sees a security or hazard problem.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. When time is of the essence, information is released to the college community through security alerts that are sent over the College’s electronic mail system and intercom.

VII. Policy concerning monitoring and recording student off-campus criminal activity through local police, including student organizations with off-campus housing

The tracking or monitoring of law enforcement proceedings against students for offenses that take place off campus are handled by local area law enforcement. ENMU-Ruidoso collects the required statistics on crimes that occur at specified off-campus locations as required by the Clery Act.

VIII. Alcohol policy

ENMU-Ruidoso prohibits the possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages on College property, or possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or their containers in College owned structures.

IX. Drug policy

ENMU-Ruidoso prohibits the possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on the premises of ENMU-Ruidoso, including, but not limited to its campus grounds, facilities, vehicles, or any activity held on campus premises.

X. Weapons Policy

The possession and carrying of any weapons, (such as, but not limited to rifles, shotguns, ammunition, hand guns, and air guns, including explosives such as fireworks, etc.) is prohibited on the ENMU-Ruidoso campus. Exceptions include: certified New Mexico Peace Officers engaged in the official performance of their assigned duties; approved University experiments and/or projects; and other approved academic use. All requests, exceptions, and interpretations of this policy will be managed by the Vice President of Student Learning and Success. The decision of the Vice President may be appealed to the President of ENMU-Ruidoso. The decision of the President in these matters shall be final.

XI. Description of drug and alcohol abuse education programs (may cross-reference HEA materials)

ENMU-Ruidoso refers students for out-patient and/or in-patient treatment who are troubled by a substance abuse problem. All information that regulates confidentiality will be treated in accordance with College polices, state and federal laws. A student’s decision to seek assistance will not be used in connection with any academic determination or as a basis for disciplinary action.


Legal Sanctions – Laws Governing Alcohol

The State of New Mexico sets 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from the Office of Public Safety.

A violation of any law regarding alcohol is also a violation of the ENMU-Ruidoso’s Standards of Behavior and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by the College.

XII. Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

Educational Program:  The College encourages participation in sexual assault education programs provided during National Campus Safety awareness month in September.

The video below produced by the White House highlights the importance of raising awareness and bystander intervention.

“1 is 2 Many”

If the offense occurs: If a student is a victim of sexual assault at this College, the college emphasizes that the first priority should be to get to a place of safety and then obtain necessary medical treatment. ENMU-Ruidoso strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner to the Human Resource Specialist (575-315-1205) if possible as well as the Ruidoso Police Department (575-257-7368 or 911) and/or S.A.N.E (575-430-9485). Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to a Ruidoso Police Officer. Filing a police report with a Ruidoso Police Officer will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a police report will:

    • Ensure that a victim of sexual assault receives the necessary medical treatment and tests, at no expense to the victim.
    • Provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later (ideally a victim of sexual assault should not wash, douche, use the toilet, or change clothing prior to a medical exam).
    • Assure the victim has access to free confidential counseling from counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual assault crisis intervention.

When a victim of sexual assault makes a report, Administration will guide the victim through the available options and support the victim in his or her decision. The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation to be pursued through the criminal justice system and the College discipline code, or only the latter. Various counseling options are available under off-campus resources.

ENMU-Ruidoso Campus or at ENMU-Ruidoso sponsored events, expressly prohibits sexual misconduct of any kind including that defined herein:

Consent Definition:

Sexual activity requires consent, which is defined as voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.

    1. Communicating consent:
      • Consent to sexual activity can be communicated in a variety of ways, but one should presume that consent has not been given in the absence of clear, positive agreement.
      • While verbal consent is not an absolute requirement for consensual sexual activity, verbal communication prior to engaging in sex helps to clarify consent. Communicating verbally before engaging in sexual activity is imperative. However, participants have the right to stop at any time, even if they have given consent
      • Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant at every stage of a sexual encounter. The absence of “no” should not be understood to mean there is consent.
      • A prior relationship does not indicate consent to future activity.
    1. Alcohol and drugs:
      • A person who is asleep or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason, is not capable of giving valid consent.
      • The use of alcohol or drugs may seriously interfere with the participants’ judgment about whether consent has been sought and given.

Kinds of Misconduct:

        • FORCED SEXUAL CONDUCT: Any unwelcome contact of a sexual nature with another person, (including exposure, disrobing, telephone calls, etc.) that is accomplished toward another without his/her consent. This includes any such act accomplished by means of actual or implied force, threat, coercion, or by taking advantage of a victim’s helplessness.
        • FORCED PHYSICAL SEXUAL CONTACT: Any unwelcome contact of a sexual nature with another person, (including touching, fondling, etc.) that is accomplished toward another without her/his consent. This includes contact by means of actual or implied force, threat, coercion, or by taking advantage of a victim’s helplessness. Using force or intimidation to make a person touch another’s intimate parts shall also constitute sexual contact
        • FORCED SEXUAL PENETRATION: Intercourse (vaginal penetration), sodomy (anal penetration), oral copulation (oral-genital contact), or penetration with any object or body part, by the use of force, threats, coercion, or by taking advantage of a victim’s helplessness.
    • DATING VIOLENCE: is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship is determined based on the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
    • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Under New Mexico criminal law, certain violent offenses constitute domestic abuse crimes when committed against a household member. A household member is a current or former spouse, a parent, a current or former stepparent, a current or former parent-in-law, a grandparent, a grandparent-in-law, a co-parent of a child, or a person with whom the offender has had a dating or intimate relationship.
    • STALKING: Stalking consists of knowingly pursuing a pattern of conduct, without lawful authority, directed at a specific individual. The stalker intends that the pattern of conduct would place the individual in reasonable apprehension of death, bodily harm, sexual assault, confinement or restraint of the individual or another individual.

College and Criminal Code Action:

A student charged with sexual misconduct, including acquaintance or date rape, can be prosecuted under New Mexico criminal statutes and disciplined under the College judicial processes. Even if the criminal justice authorities choose not to prosecute, the College can pursue disciplinary action.

Clarification of Circumstances of a Violation:

If a violation occurs when there is participation in any kind of sexual misconduct by a student individually or in concert with others. Since the College hopes to educate students in order to prevent violations, students should understand that:

    • Sexual misconduct as defined above is sexual misconduct whether the assailant is a stranger or an acquaintance of the victim.
    • Alcohol and/or drug use, intoxication, or any impairment of the accused, does not absolve responsibility for sexual misconduct.
    • In situations where the victim is incapable of giving consent, or is unable to resist sexual advances due to alcohol/drug use or other impairments, the accused may be held responsible for sexual misconduct.
    • Force and/or coercion is defined as:
      • The use of physical force or physical violence; or
      • The use of threats, including but not limited to physical threats, abduction, extortion or retaliation directed against the victim or another when the victim believes that there is an ability to execute such threats; or
      • The use of verbal comments or non-verbal behaviors and/or gestures to intimidate the victim or another when the victim believes that there is a present ability to execute such threats.
    • Threat is defined as an expression of intention to hurt, destroy, or punish the victim or another.

Reporting Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking and College Reaction:

When a student or employee reports to the College that he or she is a victim of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and/or Stalking, on or off-campus, the College will provide the student or employee a written explanation of his or her rights and options as stated in the policy.

Where there is cause to believe that the College policy prohibiting sexual misconduct has been violated, the College will initiate disciplinary review. The College is obligated to protect the rights of the accused as well as of the victim.

    1. Reports of misconduct or alleged misconduct can be made to any College personnel. Individuals receiving such reports shall keep them confidential and immediately transmit them to the Human Resource Specialist. For the College to take disciplinary action beyond warning, reports of misconduct must be in writing and signed by the complainant. The College will advise a complainant that it can keep the identity of a complainant confidential unless the College is compelled to go into a due process proceeding with the accused.
    1. Accusations of sexual misconduct will be investigated by the Human Resource Specialist according to campus policy and student discipline conduct procedures.
    1. If information is available to indicate that the charge of sexual misconduct is proven, or if guilt is admitted, the penalty for such misconduct may include any disciplinary action such as probation, suspension, dismissal or expulsion and possible criminal charges.
    1. The College is obligated to protect the rights of the accused as well as of the victim. Accusations of sexual misconduct will be investigated by the Human Resource Specialist and\or vice president of Student Learning according to campus policy and student discipline conduct procedures. These procedures will be conducted by officials who receive annual training on issues related to dating violence domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.
    1. When a victim of sexual assault makes a report, every effort is made to keep the victim informed of the outcome of the accusation and hearing.
    1. Standard of evidence

i. Conduct interviews of complainant, respondent and any witnesses if applicable.

        • Support can be present for complainant and/or respondent.
        • Relevant questions only.
        • Record interview.
        • All parties interviewed must sign a copy of the interview transcript.

ii. Document Review

        • Facebook, Twitter, message boards, other social media.
        • Email; school and personal.
        • Skype or other video chat.
        • Instant Messaging.
        • Handwritten notes.
        • Text messages, voice mail.
        • Gifts, pictures, video, anything that may have passed between the parties.
        • Anything any party or witness mentioned.

Final determination of disciplinary action is conveyed to both the alleged victim and the alleged violator and are final. If there are any changes to the determination these will be conveyed to both parties at that time.

    1. A student found guilty of violating the College sexual misconduct policy could be criminally prosecuted in the state courts and may be suspended or expelled from the College. Disciplinary actions or sanctions may include, but are not necessarily limited to, admonition, warning, and probation, suspension of rights and privileges, restitution, suspension from the College. Even if the criminal justice authorities choose not to prosecute, the College can pursue disciplinary action.
    1. Student victims have the option to change their academic situation or working situation after an alleged sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. Changes will be accommodated, if they are reasonably available, whether or not the victim chooses to report the crime to local enforcement. Contact Administration to begin the process. The College maintains as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided to the victim, to the extent maintaining such confidentiality will not impair the ability to provide accommodations or protective measures.

Bystander Intervention:

Everyone has a responsibility to preserve and maintain a safe learning environment within ENMU-Ruidoso campus community. The term “bystander intervention” refers to non-involved parties to an incident becoming involved. Bystander intervention requires a willingness to do what is right and the courage to intervene safely and appropriately.

    • If you witness a situation that concerns you, assess the situation thoroughly. You may be able to intervene before things escalate further:
    • Determine if there is an immediate threat to the safety of yourself or others. If so, call 911 for assistance.
    • DO NOT put yourself or others in harm’s way.
    • If the situation hasn’t escalated to the point where law enforcement is required, determine if you can diffuse the situation.
    • Subtlety, tact and humor can be very effective tools in diffusing a situation.

XIII. Statement advising campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by state concerning registered sex offender may be obtained.

The “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000 amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. In accordance with this Act, ENMU-Ruidoso is providing a link to the State of New Mexico Sex Offender Registry. The State of New Mexico requires a sex offender residing in this state to register with the county sheriff for the county in which the sex offender resides.

Sex offenders are also required to list the locations of all Colleges of post-secondary education where they volunteer, are enrolled, or are employed.

The State of New Mexico maintains a database identifying all such persons and makes it available to the public. The New Mexico Sex Offender Information page is located at:

The campus community can also obtain information by contacting the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at (575) 648-2341.

Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited, and willful violation shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

XIV. ENMU-Ruidoso Map and Boundaries

ENMU-Ruidoso existing campus is one building on 2.5 acres at 709 Mechem Dr.

overhead view of ENMU-Ruidoso campus











XV. Status of Campus Safety

Murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and rape have not occurred on campus and no hate crimes have been reported.

XVI. Crime Statistics

Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is a program of City, County and State Agency crime statistic Contribution.  This program provides a nationwide view of crime based on the submission of statistics by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Offense Year On-Campus Property Non-Campus Property Public Property



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 2



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 3



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 2



2018 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0


XVII: Off-Campus Resources

The Counseling Center: (575) 257-5038

COPE – Center of Protection Environment: (575) 258-4946

HEAL – Help End Abuse for Life: (575) 378-6378

SANE – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: (575) 430-9485

LC Community Assistance Program: (800) 888-3689

Ruidoso Police Victim Advocate: (575) 258-3535

Legal Aid Legal Service: (888) 733-1853

Immigration Assistance Services (HEAL): (575) 378-6378

Financial Aid for Victims (COPE): (575) 258-4946

XVIII. Campus Safety – A Shared Responsibility

A campus community is one that relies on a peaceful, safe, and secure environment. Preserving this environment is a responsibility everyone on campus must share. Members of the campus community are asked to be aware of and adhere to the policies described in this report and to be familiar with the nature of crime on campus.

Being realistic about our risks is especially important. Believing we are safe from harm may give us peace of mind, but even communities with relatively low crime rates can experience increases in the number and seriousness of crimes. We each must make an effort to minimize opportunities for criminals and rely on ourselves and each other for our personal safety.

Do YOUR part to make our campus a SAFE place!


    • BE ALERT for suspicious characters, dangerous situations.
    • BE CAUTIOUS so you won’t become a crime statistic.
    • WATCH for suspicious characters or dangerous situations.
    • BE SECURITY-CONSCIOUS – watch out for others and their property.
    • REMAIN confident, alert and in control.
    • HAVE one hand free to defend yourself.
    • LOCK your door immediately upon entering your car or home.

When driving… 

    • HAVE your keys in hand so you can open the car door without delay.
    • LOOK into your car before entering it.
    • DRIVE with doors locked and windows rolled up.
    • LOCK doors and trunk when parking. Take your keys.
    • STORE valuables in a locked trunk or take them with you.
    • PARK in well-lit areas.

When you’re walking…

    • DON’T WALK ALONE – get a friend or classmate to go with you – especially at night.
    • WOMEN should take extra precautions – DRESS FOR FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT – no long, confining skirts, clogs, platform shoes, easy-to-grab capes, etc.
    • KEEP PURSE tucked closely under your arm. Don’t overload yourself with bundles.
    • BE RESPONSIBLE – report all crimes (actual, attempted or suspected) to police or campus administration.
    • AVOID going out or walking home while intoxicated.
    • MAKE brief eye contact with strangers when approaching them in parking lots or less populated areas.

When meeting someone new…

    • EXCHANGE phone numbers only, not addresses.
    • ON a first date, let family and friends know where you are going.
    • CONSIDER a daytime meeting rather than a night meeting.
    • MEET in a public place.