SAFETY AT PLAZA COLLEGE
Plaza College is proud of its record in maintaining the safety of our community, as shown in the enclosed federally-reported crime statistics. The Forest Hills campus has been designed with security in mind. Plaza College is a compact, private institution with a strong administrative presence and a single, dedicated entrance with controlled access to the campus. As the campus is located in the Forest Hills Tower, we also benefit from heightened building security and NYPD surveillance of the building front due to the neighboring federal/state and city legislation offices, the Queens County Courthouse and District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, Treasury Department, and Secret Service presence.
Historically, crime has not been an issue at Plaza.
CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT
The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities, both public and private and participating in federal student aid programs, to disclose campus safety information and enforce procedures for handling incidents of sexual violence and emergency situations. Disclosures about crime statistics and summaries of security policies are made once a year in an Annual Security Report (ASR). Information about specific crimes and emergencies is made publicly available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
You can access Plaza College’s current security report here.
CAMPUS CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS
Plaza College performs a campus climate assessment of students every two years as required by New York State Education Law 129-b, Section 6445. This survey will be held in winter semester with the outcomes reported at the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Campus Security and the results will be posted on the Campus Security page of the College website.
For Plaza College’s current survey, the response rate was 13% of the active student population. To maintain the anonymity required by New York State Education Law 129-b, no identifying information was collected. Please note that not all respondents completed all questions and that percentages may not reach 100 because of rounding.
You can access Plaza College’s current climate survey here.
Plaza College is committed to Title IX and educating our community on the law and what it means for us. The Office of XXX is here to answer your questions and provide support to the entire College community.
You can access Plaza College’s Policy on Sex/Gender Harassment, Discrimination, and Misconduct here.
REPORTING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Prompt reporting of sexual assaults is strongly encouraged; however, the decision to report an assault is up to you. Reporting assault not only puts you on a path to recovery, but provides the college the opportunity to take steps to prevent the recurrence of sexual assaults.
To report a sexual assault, please complete and submit the form below. The report will be received by the College’s Title IX Coordinator, who will review the information provided and follow-up with the reporter to determine the appropriate next steps.
About the Report:
Victim May Be Anonymous
Plaza College uses a sexual assault reporting form to gather accurate information about incidents occurring on campus. All submitted reports will be reviewed and investigated, no matter how much information is provided. Reporters are encouraged to complete the form with as many details as they can. The more details provided, the better the college can respond. Requiring a minimal amount of general information, the form in no way requires the identification of the sexual assault survivor.
NOTE: WHILE THIS FORM MAY BE USED TO REPORT ANONYMOUSLY, IT MAY NOT BE USED TO REPORT CONFIDENTIALLY. YOU MUST CONTACT MR. CHARLES CALLAHAN IV, COO, AT (718) 779-1430 OR CEC4@PLAZACOLLEGE.EDU TO SUBMIT A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT.
Submission Is Not Legal Action
This report will be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator. Reporting a sexual assault or rape does not mean you must pursue prosecution. If you wish to report a crime to New York Police Department, please call 911.
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline:
1-800-942-6908 (Spanish language)
1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311 (In NYC)
112th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit:
New York State Department of Health Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Prevention Program:
New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence:
The New York State Office of Victim Services:
"During my time at Plaza, the professors and staff were friendly and inviting. They were always willing to lend a hand when needed. Plaza prepared me with all the education I could need to become a medical assistant."
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“Professor Warmouth has always gone above and beyond in supporting what I need to do, whether it’s for her class or another in the program. She’s taught me additional skills on top of what we learn.”
“Everyone you meet here supports your career trajectory in one way or another. Dr. Anderson told me you have to know what you want and be on your ‘p’s and q’s.’ I realized I had to focus and buckle down on my studies to be successful. “
“I went to another school that didn’t give me the care and personal attention the way Plaza College does. They truly care about me becoming a better person."
"The Court Reporting Faculty at Plaza College has helped me in so many way. Even after I graduated, I have still been in touch with all of them and they have helped me with job placement and test taking!"
"I am currently in my last semester of the Medical Assistant Program. Our last semester comes with an externship component, where we demonstrate all the skills we learned at Plaza College. I strongly feel that Plaza College has prepared me with both my clinical and clerical skills."
"My admissions advisor guided me, set up appointments and sat with me through the process. Other schools simply threw the requirements at me, but at Plaza I received personal attention.”
“Academically, teachers are always willing to help you and will stay longer after the classes. They are responsive over email and you can always go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for extra support.”
“Being a single parent and coming back to school after a good amount of time was definitely a challenge and the professors have been willing and easy to communicate with. If I’m having a difficult situation, need some flexibility or need clarification, they’ve been easy to reach out to with no hesitation."
“The hands-on training has been a tremendous help in preparing me for my externship. Everything I was taught in all my clinical classes was exactly what I was able to use in my externship and more. The skills that I learned at Plaza College will help me in all of my future endeavors.”
“I chose Plaza College because I wanted to be in an accelerated program, where I am able to commit full-time, and start working as a dental hygienist much faster. One thing I can truly say is that the administration, staff, and the new long-life friends that you make here will help you get through all the obstacles one step at a time!